This Coolarty farm house and land to left and rear will be auctioned by Eamonn Gaffney. Photo: Niall McGahern

Home of prestigious Charolais herd goes under the hammer

Quality land at a desirable location have ensured that a north Longford farm is generating huge interest ahead of selling at auction.

Eamonn Gaffney Auctioneers of Corlismore have brought the 86 acre (25.5 hectare) property at Coolarty to market, with the option to buy it either in two separate lots, or in its entirety.

Previously run as a beef farm, the property located on the main Granard to Edgeworthstown Road belonged to the late Martin Clyne, a very well respected pedigree Charolais breeder. It was here Martin bred and reared his renowned Cassina herd, which adds weight to the land’s reputation as an excellent dry-grazing and fattening farm.

Given the 86 acres is contained in a single block, it also has great potential as a viable dairy farm.

The land comes with Basic Payment Scheme entitlements attached worth approximately €12,000 per annum.

“The location of this farm is ideal,” Eamonn (above) says of its position alongside the N55. “There are a lot of active farmers based all around it.”

However, given the farm’s size, interest is likely to stretch far beyond county boundaries. The experienced auctioneer anticipates enquiries from farmers considering moving to the area to establish a new enterprise at the farm, just 6km from Granard.

“It is a sizeable block that someone could come from a distance and set up on it.”

With that in mind Eamonn notes the ideal siting of the modest bungalow at the farm entrance, and its potential if modernised.

The full 86 acre residential farm will be offered in one lot, or can be purchased in two parcels – Lot 1 comprising 63acres with bungalow and farmyard; Lot 2 comprising 23 acres.

It is the auctioneer’s preference to hold the sale as a public auction - if not already sold - at the farm on May 20 at 2pm, but Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines may require it to be held online. This will be confirmed closer to the time.

Viewings are strictly by appointment only with Eamonn Gaffney Auctioneer at 0877981938.

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