Mountain South GAA lands, Athenry, for auction

Cathal Moran Auctioneers & Chartered Surveyors, in conjunction with GVA Donal O’Buachalla, is offering to the market by way of public auction a large farm holding extending to circa 103 acres or thereabouts at Mountain South, Athenry, Co Galway, on the instructions of Galway GAA County Committee. The joint agents are selling the above well-known lands by public auction on Thursday April 26 in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, at 2pm.

The farm, which is situated approximately two miles from Athenry on the Craughwell road, close to the M6 Galway-Dublin motorway and interchange, is a very fine farm indeed and is contained in one lot in this very convenient and private location.

The property comprises various large fields with internal field divisions and with water laid on throughout. The property is a very attractive non-residential farm and the Esker River flows through the property on the Athenry side.

The lands would be considered good quality limestone lands which have been reclaimed over the years and are good dry quality lands. The lands have been grazed by sheep and cattle over recent years and have the advantage of some excellent natural shelter with well-defined boundaries of largely natural dry stone walls and ditches.

There are farm buildings on the property including a two bay hay shed with concrete base, there bay single storey shed with adjoining stable block, concrete yard and cattle crush, and a small pig shed. In addition there is a large two bay cattle shed.

The property presents an excellent opportunity to acquire a large holding in such a well located area less than two miles from Athenry town centre and 15 miles east of Galway city with excellent transport links in this sought after location.

The property had the benefit of planning permission for a centre of excellence for hurling comprising an array of pitches, clubhouse, dressing rooms, and leisure facilities, among others, however this lapsed in 2013.

The AMV is €750,000.

For further details on this substantial farm prior to the auction contact Cathal Moran auctioneers at 091 850802 or GVA Donal O’Buachalla auctioneers at 01 6762711.

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