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Photos: 76-acres of land on market for €1.15m

Guiding at €1,150,000, for sale through Savills, is strategic zoned land at Hazelwood, County Sligo, extending to approximately 76.72-acres.

The land at Hazelwood is on the eastern fringe of the busy town of Sligo. Forming part of the famous Wild Atlantic Way route, this region is home to many of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions.

The land is located approximately 3 kilometres to the east of Sligo town in an area known as Hazelwood. The land at Hazelwood is easily accessible via the R286 on the outskirts of Sligo Town. Sligo has an excellent transportation system, with the N4 connecting Sligo to Dublin and the N17 connecting Sligo to Galway and Limerick.

Ireland West Airport at Knock is 58 km to the south of the land and offers flights to a range of European destinations.

Two separate blocks

The land is in two separate blocks, lying on either side of the R286 Dromohair Road. The larger section of land sits to the south of the road, with the smaller parcel situated to the north.

Furthermore, the land to the south includes two sets of derelict buildings (including two derelict houses) and is all in grass. According to the property firm, there is a series of internal tracks within this block, and it is bound by mature trees, providing shelter and privacy.

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The undulating land to the north has a predominantly southerly elevation and is also all in grass.

This parcel of land was previously part of the of Hazelwood Demesne on which Hazelwood House was positioned on the shores of Lough Gill. The house was built for the Wynne family in the 1720s and Richard, Cassels, who designed it, also designed Leinster House and Powerscourt House.


The land is currently zoned under the Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2010-2016 (Map 1) as R2 low/medium density residential areas and form part of Strategic Land Reserve (SLR) because of variation.

The property listed the following uses, which are permitted in principle under the zoning objective R2:

Promote housing development within a gross density range varying between 20 and 34 dwellings per hectare (8 to 13 dwellings per acre).

In R2 zones, blanket construction of three and four-bedroom houses will be discouraged. All new residential development will have to recognise and reflect the changing demographic structure in the house type and design, site layout and the additional facilities proposed.

While housing is the primary use in these zones, recreational structures, crèches /playschools, educational facilities, community buildings, sheltered housing, and corner shops will also be considered.

“The land at Hazelwood was granted two 10-year planning permissions by An Bord Pleanála for 791 dwellings, including two  creches and three-ground floor retail units on the entire site in 2009. These planning permissions have subsequently expired.”

According to the selling agent, it is intended that vacant possession will be available from September 30th, 2021.

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