A 17 acre residential farm at Cartron, Granard, Co Longford was sold last week for €200,000 when it went under the hammer at the Greville Arms Hotel in Granard town.
The auction which took place on April 5 last, saw a number of bidders enter the race for land that was of excellent quality under grass laid out in five divisions mains and private water.
The residence attached to the farm was in need of refurbishment, and a number of sheds and old type outbuildings were also included in the sale. The sale was eventually secured by a neighbouring farmer. The farm which went for roughtly €11,500 per acre is well above the average price of €9,000 per acre in the county and auctioneer Eamon Drake pointed out “this was good land and it was between four bidders in the end”.
Meanwhile a 31 acre residential farm at Drumnacrehir, Dring, Co Longford is set to go under the hammer at this coming Friday at 3pm in Granard’s Greville Arms Hotel. Lands are mainly of good quality laid out in a number of divisions and well fenced with mains water supply. The farm comes with a two storey 4 bed residence as well as outbuildings that include a five bay slatted shed, three bay hay barn and range of old type outbuildings. The property is situated approximately 1.5miles off the N55 Granard-Cavan Road.