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Catherina Cunnane
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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: 342ac block of land with sand and gravel deposits for auction

A “superb” 342-acre farm in Annascannon, Killucan, Co Westmeath is for sale through a hybrid auction later this month.

James L. Murtagh Auctioneers and REA TE Potterton are the joint selling agents for the property.

They described Annascannon Farm as “undoubtedly the finest large block of farmland to come to the market in recent times”.

“The top-quality lands are made up of majority grazing ground and are currently under permanent pasture and tillage.”

“These highly productive agricultural lands also contain valuable sand and gravel deposits. They are in a part of Ireland noted for their limestone and quarry materials.”

“This is a unique opportunity to purchase the very best of agricultural lands with valuable sand and gravel deposits.”

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The selling agents will offer the property for sale in one or more lots:

  • 1: Circa 212-acres including quarry;
  • 2: Circa 75.24-acres;
  • 3: Circa 54.25-acres;
  • 4: The entire: Circa 342-acres.

Annascannon Farm

1: Circa 212-acres including quarry: “This impressive holding comprises of approximately c.212-acres of prime agricultural lands.”

The holding is in majority permanent pasture with approximately c.20-acres in tillage.

The holding benefits from excellent road frontage onto the Killucan to Kinnegad road with “good sightlines” for constructing a dwelling house – subject to the necessary planning permission.

“This superb holding in seven divisions with no waste whatsoever and accessed by an impressive pier entrance with a concrete/tarmacadam central roadway leading to the majority of the divisions.”

Furthermore, the holding has neat boundary white thorn hedging and is well fenced. There are various native trees throughout the property.

“These grazing and tillage lands are suited for an equestrian, dairy or tillage enterprise.”

“Lot 1 also incorporates an established sand and gravel quarry, currently under license to a sand and gravel distributor.”

“Fortunately, the quarry was established in the 1950s, pre the Planning and Development Act of 1963.”

Lot 2 comprises lands in permanent pasture in four large divisions with “no waste”.

“The lands have excellent road frontage onto the canal link road, just off the Kinnegad to Killucan route.”

“These limestone lands would be suitable for any farming enterprise. They are in an area known for its productive qualities.”

Lot 3:

According to the selling agent, these lands are in neat divisions and all in permanent pasture.

They benefit from dual road frontage onto the Killucan to Kinnegad road and onto a secondary road leading to Raharney.

“Finally, the lands need some attention with regards to drainage and reseeding. Although the lands seem to be somewhat neglected, they have a good heart and could be revived to highly productive lands with some reclamation. The lands benefit from a cattle pen.”


The auction will take place on Friday, November 26th, 2021, at 3 pm in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar & via LSL Auctions.

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