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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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Westmeath land sells for €20,000/acre in ‘record breaking’ auction

Post-auction report: Land sold for what could be a new county record of €20,000/acre in Co Westmeath at auction in recent days.

The reps of the late Pauline Duff instructed Murtagh Bros to sell a 3-bed cottage on circa 21.5-acres in Coosan, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

Post-auction report Westmeath farm

The property had an A.M.V (advised minimum value) of €350,000 and, with an opening bid of €200,000, eventually sold for €430,000 last Friday (July 9th) on LSL Auctions.

Ahead of the auction, the selling agent said:

“Creaghduff, N37 P5K2, is a wonderful traditional detached stone cottage with many original features on circa 21.5-acres fronting directly onto Killinure Lough, minutes from Coosan Point & Athlone Town Centre.”

“The property extends to c.21.5 acres and consists of forestry and pastureland. The lands include c.7.5-acres of managed forestry lands, planted in 2016 and generating an income of c.€1,900 p.a. until 2030.”

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    • Kitchen: (5.17M x 4.03M);
    • Double height room with open hearth & crane and original flagstone floor;
    • Living room: (3.74M x 4.03M) with cast iron fireplace & solid fuel stove;
    • Bathroom: (2.84M x 2.09M) with W.C., W.H.B and bath.
    • Bedroom: (2.47M x 3.79M);
    • First attic room:       (3.98M x 3.70M);
    • Second attic room: (5.32M x 3.70M).

€2m for 106-acre residential farm

A “superb” circa 106-acre residential farm for sale in Grehanstown, Killucan, Co Westmeath, sold for €2m at auction last week.

James L Murtagh offered the property, as featured on That’s Farming, for sale by online auction at 4 pm on July 9th, 2021.

The selling agent described the listing as “the finest farm to hit the Westmeath market for many years”.

Ahead of the auction, he said the “exceptionally well-located farm is of the highest quality with highly productive, free-draining lands”.

The farm is laid out in large, neat divisions with “excellent” road frontage to all lots and partly bounded by the Royal Canal.

“The lands have been superbly maintained and farmed over the years. The position of this farm is in a region renowned for its excellence and high yield annual returns.”

“The property needs renovation. But it retains many original features offering immense potential for the right purchaser.”

Post-auction report Westmeath farm:

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