In this week’s property watch, we take a look at farms for sale in the west for between €175,000-€230,000.
First up in Co. Mayo, with an AMV of €175,000, is a c. 43.29-acre farm for sale by virtual and public auction next week.
Wilson Auctions is handling the sale of the property in Rookfield, Knock, which is just 2.5km from Knock itself, 10.5km from Claremorris and 20km from Knock International Airport.
The auction will take place on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022.
According to a spokesperson for the firm, the lands are in one main block, on both sides of a minor road and cul-de-sac, via the R320.
“The lands are in grass and forestry. Some of the lands are good beef ground. There is a river on the boundary. The lands are laid out in small divisions and contain a yard and sheds.”
“There is road frontage on two very minor roads. We are not selling the property as seen and not subject to planning permission,” the spokesperson added.
In Co. Sligo (main image), Sherry FitzGerald Hanley, has just launched to the market a “substantial” land holding in two divisions in Culdaly, Aclare.
According to the selling agent, the folio consists of 575.014-acres of land. Moreover, there is 18.91ha of land, which is owned freehold and has been “actively” farmed in recent years.
Most land is of “fair to good” quality, the agent states. There is water supplied from a stream, which is piped to a trough and spring well.
Moreover, there is a further 528-acres of commonage (rocky outcrop with “poor” quality land), of which the current owner has a 1/22 share of.
The land is 6km from Aclare, 15 km from Foxford and just under 20km from Swinford.
The selling agent is seeking €235,000 for this property.
Other property news
Derelict homeowners can now draw down up to a maximum of €76,750 for repair works under new government funding.
Some properties may be eligible for up to €50,000 under the Croí Cónaithe Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant and the SEAI Better Energy Home Scheme, which covers works of up to €26,750.
Earlier this week, the government launched the expanded Croí Cónaithe Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant, which That’s Farming has previously informed readers about in this news article.
According to a statement, the expanded grant now includes eligible vacant properties in cities and more remote rural areas.
This is in addition to those in towns and villages, which have been eligible since July 2022.
The government believes that the scheme’s expansion will help bring vacant and derelict properties back into residential use and ensure the use of existing housing stock to the “fullest extent possible”.
“It will also help limit emissions from residential construction and add vibrancy to Ireland’s cities and rural areas,” the statement reads.
Read more on this news article.