Inniskeen in Co Monaghan was made famous by its world famous poet son, Patrick Kavanagh.
Will Literary Work was based to a large extent on the site of the house, a farm that first came into the family’s possession on December 8, 1910, when his father James and his mother Bridget purchased 9ac, a road (¼ac) and 20 perches (¼ac). ⅛ac). ) in the townland of Drumnagrela.
The holding was bought at auction for a princely £180.
His poem extolling ‘the stony gray soil of Monaghan’ as the thief of his youth is not endeared to all Monaghan people.
However, it also, perhaps inadvertently, attests to the versatility of the land as being appropriate for the cow and the plow in the lines, ‘You told me the plow was immortal! O green-life-winning plough!’
Auctioneer Raymond Fee is handling the lease of 100 acres of land at the fabled Inniskeen and says the soil is a bit stony and brown, describing it as “Great in its heart”, with some soil indices I have type 4.
Pasture and plowed farmland are in three large divisions, most of which is in permanent pasture, with the most recent maize crop being produced.
The holding is less than 2km from the N53 Dundalk to Castleblayney road and will be offered as a whole or as three accessible lots.
These are made of a piece of 52ac, known in Knock as ‘The Paddocks’; a 27ac parcel is in Drumbotte and Treagh; and a 21ac lot in Carrickkelly known as ‘Nolan’.
Expecting strong interest, Mr Fee said: “A block of land of this size is rarely available in this area. Its location, accessibility, size and land quality make it a very attractive proposition.
“This is a great opportunity for farmers looking to expand their enterprise.”
The proposed lease term is for seven years and the price is expected to be in the region of €350/ac per year.
Kilkenny lease price reaches €540/ac
In Kilkenny, land leased to Joseph Coogan fetched €540/acre at a recent auction. The 15.5ac pastureland in Coon, Castlecomer has no rights of way or buildings and comes with a water supply and cattle crush.
The bid opened at €300 and with struggling dairy farmers fell under the hammer at €540/ac per year in favor of a dairy farmer from Killeshin on the Laois/Karlo border.
In Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny a 5ac field made €510/ac at another Coogan Leasing auction, while a 20ac parcel of grazing land in Ballyouskill, Ballyragget opened at €200/ac and was withdrawn at €430/ac. According to the auctioneer, it was later given on lease at a higher price.
Three properties by TIP Shores of Lough Derg
Nenagh auctioneers Eoin Dillon are selling two pieces of property on the banks of Lough Derg near the picturesque Tipperary village of Terryglass.
One, a farm of 47.9ac of land with wide road and lake frontage, is guided at €450,000 or €9,400/ac.
The second is a parcel of land extending to 8.25ac of mixed land guided at €50,000.
Terryglass is a popular tourist destination and has a diverse range of visitors seasonally recreational fishermen, boaters and walkers. It is also a thriving venue for weddings.
Located at a distance of 9 km from Nenag, this area is also famous for good agricultural land with a mix of dairy, tillage and dry stock farmers.
The 47.9ac holding is in two main divisions of pasture land, divided by woodland undergrowth, while a portion of the property runs down to the lake, which is in more marginal, wooded land.
It has its own water supply and plenty of roads, but planning in the area can be difficult, particularly if the applicant cannot demonstrate local need.
The 8.25ac parcel in Laken contains a mix of decent grassland land and some more marginal land that may be valuable for its environmental properties or subject to improvement.
Mr Dillon, who lives near Lough Derg, hosts his first auction of the year this Thursday (26 January), selling 8.6ac of land behind Puken village, 9km from Nenagh.
Placed in three areas of good pasture, it would be ideal as an addition to any farm or as a small hobby farm.
It is just behind Hillside Holiday Cottages and is within the Pakken Settlement boundary as outlined in the Tipperary County Development Plan 2022. So it has a lot of growth potential in the medium term.
The property is for sale online by public auction (this Thursday between 11.30am and noon on the LSL platform) and is guided at €127,500, or approximately €14,800/ac.