‘Kilclare Estate’ 221 Ac. Residential Farm Co. Offaly

  • €2,000,000
Kilclare, Four Roads, Co. Offaly, Ireland
  • Dairy Farms, Residential Farms
  • Property Type
  • 3
  • Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Bathroom
  • 221
  • Lot Acres
  • 1,400
  • sq. ft.
‘Kilclare Estate’ 221 Ac. Residential Farm Co. Offaly
Kilclare, Four Roads, Co. Offaly, Ireland
  • €2,000,000



**SOLD** James L. Murtagh Auctioneers: Kilclare Demense Estate with 221 ac of prime agricultural farm land.

Agricultural Property Location:  Kilclare Estate, Durrow, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

The property is 4km from Clara, 5km from Kilbeggan, 11km from Tullamore and close to the M6 Galway to Dublin motorway. A bell-shaped entrance with wrought-iron gates opens to a short avenue leading to the farmyard.

James L Murtagh auctioneers are delighted to bring for sale Kilclare Demense Estate on 221ac at Kilclare, Durrow between Clara in Co Offaly and Kilbeggan in Co Westmeath. The farm is suitable for a range of agricultural enterprises and can be bought as an entire or in lots.


Originally owned by the Armstrong family, the property contains the remains of Belview House, the family home. The Armstrongs made their fortune in linen production from the mid-1700s to the early part of the 19th century. Linen was the most lucrative business in the country at the time accounting for fifty per cent of Ireland’s total exports. The house was built in the second half of the 18th century and, even in dereliction, it is testament to the prosperity of the Armstrongs. Among the many built features are two large walled enclosures or walled gardens and a limestone tower, a folly in the form of a monastic round tower built in 1817 on an esker with commanding views of the surrounding countryside. The estate was sold and divided in 1912 under the 1909 Land Act. The house was subsequently abandoned and is now in ruins.

The farm:

  • The 221ac of ground is all in one rectangular block bounded by the Brosna River at one side and by a local road at the other where an old dry-stone wall runs the length of the boundary.
  • The land is in old pasture stretching out over a series of hillocks and vales of free-draining ground that is firm underfoot and suitable for all types of modern machinery.
  • An esker, on which the round tower is located, crosses part of the holding and is evidence of strong sand and gravel deposits.
  • The land is undoubtedly fertile with an abundance of whitethorn hedging and while it was farmed extensively in more recent times it is in great heart and is certainly a powerful farm of land suitable for tillage, beef, equestrian or dairy.
  • A large parcel of tillage ground belonging to the farm across the road testifies to the arable nature of the ground.
  • The large fields and the unitary nature of the farm make it ideal for dairy farming.

Bungalow Residence

The accommodation includes a sitting room with open fireplace, kitchen/dining area, a bathroom and three bedrooms. The building is structurally sound but will need refurbishment.
Accommodation as follows:
Sitting room 5.5m x 3m
Kitchen 3.9m x 3m
Rear kitchen 3m x 3.7m
Bedroom 1 2.7m x 3m
Bedroom 2 3.5m x 3m
Bedroom 3 3.8m x 3m
Bathroom 3m x 2.1m
Garage 7m x 3m
The outbuildings include  an open, free-standing three-bay storage shed, a four column haybarn with a double lean-to and two 60′ x 60′ lean-tos. Lots:

The farm can be bought in lots or as an entire:

  1. Lot 1: The residence and sheds on 23ac includes the ruins of Belview House and the walled gardens.  CLICK HERE

  2. Lot 2: A parcel of 95.7ac of grassland and a portion of old woodland has road and river frontage. CLICK HERE

  3. Lot 3: A total of 102.5ac of grazing ground with road frontage and river frontage including the round tower. CLICK HERE

  4. Lot 4: The entire 221.4ac and buildings


From Tullamore head northwest on Patrick St towards Brides Lane, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Kilbride street and continue onto Clara Road, continue straight through the next roundabout onto the R420 and stay on this road for approx. 2,,3km. Turn right and continue for 550m and then turn left onto the L2005 and continue for approx. 2km and the lands will be clearly identified by our James L. Murtagh sales boards.


Updated on November 8, 2023 at 8:58 pm
  • Price: €2,000,000
  • Property Size: 1,400 sq. ft.
  • Land Area: 221 Acres
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Rooms: 7
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Garage: 1
  • Garage Size: 7m x 3m
  • Property Type: Dairy Farms, Residential Farms
  • Property Status: Sold
  • Address Kilclare Estate, Durrow, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • State/county Offaly
  • Country Ireland

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