€12k to €15k an acre guide on quality 89-acre farm in East Cork

The fertile lands of East Cork have experienced strong demand in the last decade. With the deep productive soil and gentle landscape that characterises this part of Munster, it is well placed to take advantage of the rising fortunes of the Irish economy and of Irish agriculture.

The location close to Cork City,  the airport and port helps make land here even more attractive and the sectors of dairying, beef, tillage and equestrian are all well-represented locally.

There should be no shortage of suitors, therefore, turning their heads and having a good look at an 89-acre farm near Castlelyons village that is brand new to the market with Fermoy-based auctioneers Dick Barry & Son. Larger quality holdings such as this one do not come on the market every day of the week in this part of the world.

The property is in the townland of Ardra, about 5km from Castlelyons, 13km from Fermoy and 16km from Midleton.

“It’s a very nice block of land,” said selling agent Michael Barry. “It’s very good land and it’s a good area to the southeast of Castlelyons just up from Ballyvolane House.”

The outbuildings are useful but would probably need upgrading.

He explains that there are about eight or nine acres of the property which are in need of upgrading.

“It’s not bad land but it is in need of tidying up. It’s really only a matter of opening drains — it really is good land. It’s all in grass and has a private bored well water supply.”

The farmyard is going with the property, according to the selling agents. The buildings are useful but would probably need upgrading.

“The outbuildings are a little old-fashioned,” Mr Barry said. “There’s a six-column haybarn with a double lean-to, a cubicle house and an old milking parlour.”

However, the main draw here is the land itself and

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