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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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Some of the country’s ‘best’ land makes €19,700/acre at auction in Kildare

Over €3m for Castleroe House & Farm

Jordan Auctioneers sold land in Co Kildare for €19,700/acre at auction before an attendance of seventy people earlier this week.

Castleroe House & Farm, on 164-acres just outside the village of Kilkea in south Kildare, sold in five lots reaching a combined value of €3,235,000.

According to Clive Kavanagh of Jordans, this area in south Kildare has always been one of the strongest markets for land sales.

The selling agent believes this is due to “a combination of factors including “the general quality of the land and the extensive farmer base”.

Castleroe House & Farm

An executor sale, he offered Castleroe House in a total of 5 lots with “active” bidding for all from the outset.

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A summary of the prices achieved for each lot are as follows:

  • 1: House & yard on c.13-acres. –       sold  –          €515,000
  • 2: 81-acres –       sold  –       €1,200,000
  • 3: c.20-acres –       sold  –       €510,000
  • 4: c.39-acres –       sold  –       €800,000
  • 5: c.10.5-acres –       sold  –         €210,000

Speaking after the auction, Kavanagh, said:

“Interest levels from the outset were really strong. They knew that the farm would likely achieve a top price as it is not often land comes for sale in the immediate area.”

The property was located just outside the village of Kilkea, close to the border with Carlow and surrounded by some of the country’s “best” arable and grasslands.

According to Jordan Auctioneers, people within a 10-to-20-mile radius purchased the lots and are generally believed to be involved in various agricultural enterprises.

Land makes over €22,000/acre

Earlier this month, the property firm sold land in the same county for over €22,000/acre.

Circa 13-acres in Castlekeely, Caragh, Co Kildare for €290,000 on Thursday, July 8th, 2021 using LSL Auction’s online platform.

The entire has extensive frontage onto the local road and was in 4 divisions, all in grass.

The selling agent described it as “very good quality land ideal for any number of uses with natural boundaries and hedgerows throughout”.

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