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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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78ac ‘exceptionally well-positioned’ farm set for auction with €850,000 AMV

Wicklow farm for sale: Ballymoate Farm

“An exceptionally well-positioned farm between Ashford and Glenealy with lots of potential for all kinds of farming enterprises” is how Pat O’Hagan has described one of Savills’ newest listings, Ballymoate Farm, Glenealy, Co Wicklow.

The property, with an AMV (advised minimum value) of €850,000, will come under the hammer at Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow, at 3 pm on Thursday, April 20th, 2023.

According to O’Hagan, the farm extends to circa 78.2-acres (31.65 ha), has a woodland, ploughable grassland, road frontage and a range of farm buildings.

In terms of the land base, circa 55 acres of productive ploughable grassland, and in the region of 22-acres consists of diverse woodland, including about 13-acres of oak and ash planted twenty-eight years ago.

Situated in a ring-fenced block, the fields at Ballymoate are of “good workable size and shape for contemporary farming”.

Positioned close to the village of Glenealy, the land is in a convenient location and is “well serviced” for agricultural activity.

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Land and farm buildings

The land is bound by a stream which runs along the eastern boundary providing a natural water source for the land.

The land is accessed via a minor road (L1096) which connects Glenealy to Ashford. Access to the land is at the western side of the farm through double farm gates, suitable for heavy machinery, according to the agent.

The topography rises from about 45 metres (150 feet) above sea level on the north-eastern boundary to a high point on the north-western boundary of 82 metres (270 feet) above sea level. It has approximately 207 metres of road frontage.

There are several farm buildings on the southern boundary of the land, which you can access from the road via an internal track.

The buildings include a 4-bay Dutch barn with a lean-to at either side, a former dairy, store and livestock handling facilities.

According to the selling agent, entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme (now known as BISS in the new CAP period) are owned and are included in the sale.


The agent points out that the area is well-known for its livestock and tillage farms, and as such, it is well-served by grain merchants, agricultural machinery suppliers and livestock marts.

More information

For further information and viewings strictly by appointment, please contact: Savills Residential & Country Agency, 33 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 (0)1 618 1300.

See more farms for sale on That’s Farming.

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