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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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VIDEO: ‘Ready to go’ 281ac residential hill farm for €650,000

New to the market with a guide price of €650,000 is a 281-acre residential hill farm with 98.48 units of entitlements in Co Galway.

DNG Martin O’Connor Lands Sales is handling the sale of the property in the renowned Maam Valley area, best known as ‘Joyce Country’.

In the selling agent’s view, this is an “outstanding” listing in a “stunning and scenic” hill farming area between Leenane and Maam.

Located in the Knockaunbawn Valley – part of the Maum Turk Mountain range – the farm extends to c. 114.04 Ha (281.79-acres).

The land is across three large divisions with other smaller sections along Bealnabrack River, which flows into Lough Corrib nearby.

The agent says this provides “excellent” hill grazing on which a small cattle herd and a large sheep flock grazed for years.

The land is “well” fenced in the valley, while a large section of the hill on Maum Turks is not fenced.

Dwelling house

The dwelling house is a 1930s cottage with an entrance hall, living area, kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

The dwelling has a private water source, mains electricity and a telephone connection.

The property firm states that the dwelling needs “full refurbishment”. However, the owner upgraded the roof and windows several years ago.

Outbuildings and livestock handling facilities

To the house’s year, you will find traditional farm sheds with a storage shed to the dwelling’s front.

Meanwhile, a modern, three-bay back-to-back hay shed is located to the west of the dwelling house.

The farm has what the agent says are “basic” sheep and cattle handling facilities surrounding the old farm yard.

Commenting on the listing, the agent noted:

“This is by far the largest quality hill farm for sale in the region for many years.”

“The property is suited to neighbouring landowners to expand existing holdings.”

“Also, it is perfectly suited for established farmers and new entrants to farming in recent years. They can take advantage of the excellent grants available to help establish and maintain a good farming business.”

“Furthermore, it provides an excellent opportunity to those looking for a substantial ready-to-go farm with unlimited potential to develop further,” they concluded.

Video of Galway hill farm

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