Francis Kearney from Kearney Auctioneers in Athlone, Co Westmeath, has an interesting property in the form of a 70ac residential holding at Boolinarig, Birr, Co Offaly, on the market.

Situated 5km from Birr on the side of the N62 road between Birr and Athlone, it is easily accessible. There is 2km of road frontage which runs along three sides of the property with Birr Golf Club close by.

The land itself divides equally with 35ac under grass and 35ac of a disused quarry. The grazing land to the front of the holding is either side of a laneway.

The land on the N62 between Birr and Athlone.

A similar amount of ground lies either side of the road way and it is flat land, laid out in a number of fields.

Farm buildings

There are a number of structures present on this holding and they are less than 300m from the entrance off the main road. A three-bay hay barn with walls constructed on the side and a lean-to built on is the largest building. There is also a pair of round-roofed office/storage buildings.


There is a semi-derelict farmhouse that requires full renovation.

Alternatively it could come in useful in securing planning permission for a dwelling on the site or it may be suited to a commercial use. There is also a number of smaller structures in various states of repair.

There is a derelict farmhouse on site.

The quarry is located at the rear of the property and for the most part it has been dug out but not below the water line.

Auctioneer Francis Kearney said: “There is some processed sand and gravel on site and perhaps another acre which could be quarried yet.” Kearney guided this holding for sale by Private treaty at €425,000, or just over €6,000/ac.