Auction Location, Date & Time; Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois, Thursday, 27 June at 3:00 PM
Agricultural Property Location; Ballykean, Geashill, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Situated on the Geashill/Walsh Island Road, near Ballykean Cross, approx. 2 miles off the main Portarlington/Tullamore Road i.e R420. Tullamore 8 miles, Portarlington 6 miles, The Curragh 16 miles.
The lands are held under Folios OY11775 and OY11779 containing c55 acres / 22.29 hectares. Top quality arable land all in grass, ideal for one or two houses subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission from Offaly County Council. To the side of the front field is a laneway leading to a haggard and derelict house. Mains water and mains electricity are connected.
The Vendors are willing to consider any sub division of the lands and one option already considered is:
Lot 1; The front portion of the farm containing 37acres/15hectares plus Haggard with Derelict Residence.
Lot 2; Comprising of the three fields at the rear containing c18acres/7.10hectares.
Note: The lands are all in good heart, well sheltered and noted for their rich limestone soils with excellent fattening attributes.
If it’s good enough for the O’Dempseys its good enough for you!
Killeigh and Geashillwere the headquarters of ancient Offaly and were ruled by the O’Connors. Under these were various sub-chiefs, notably the O’Dunnes and the O’Dempseys. The area we now call Offaly did not exist before the English invasion of Ireland. Present-day County Offaly was created by an English Decree and was known as the King’s County. The name Kings County was changed to County Offaly after Ireland gained its independence. The ancient Kingdom of Offaly did not have Tullamore within it at any time. The O ’Dempsey clan were big land owners in the area and it is reported that the road way which runs through this farm continued onto O ‘Dempseys castle and it is on this land that Lord O ‘Dempsey trained his horses. He considered this land some of the best in his enormous estate. The soil has a high clay content and full of nutrients renowned for fattening.
“If this land was considered some of the best by the former Chief of Clanmalier well you cant get a higher recommendation than that!”
says Matt Dunne Auctioneer.