Despite taking active bidding on the lots, it was the entire that secured the highest price at last week’s auction of a circa 74.3-acre non-residential farm situated at Ballinacarrig, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow.

Selling agent David Quinn from Quinn Property, Carnew and Gorey, initially offered the farm in three separate lots that included 12 acres, which was bid to €100,000; 33 acres went to €240,000; while the last lot of 29.3 acres also peaked at €240,000. This gave a combined total of €580,000. With that, a single bid of €600,000 was placed on the entire.