‘Milltown Farm’ Renowned 139 ac. Dairy Farming Enterprise Co. Meath

Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland
Public / Online Auction by Quillsen; 'Milltown Farm' was home to the renowned Kilskyre Dairy herd.  Superb  139 Ac. working dairy farm with extensive modern farmyard   Public / Online Auction by Quillsen; 'Milltown Farm' was home to the renowned Kilskyre Dairy herd.  Superb  139 Ac. working dairy farm with extensive modern farmyard   Public / Online Auction by Quillsen; 'Milltown Farm' was home to the renowned Kilskyre Dairy herd.  Superb  139 Ac. working dairy farm with extensive modern farmyard  
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‘Milltown Farm’ Renowned 139 ac. Dairy Farming Enterprise Co. Meath
Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland


**SOLD** by Quillsen; ‘Milltown Farm’ was home to the renowned Kilskyre Dairy herd.  Superb  139 Ac. working dairy farm with extensive modern farmyard

Seldom does the opportunity arise where one gets to purchase such a wonderfully fine productive agricultural holding that extends into two counties. Encompassing c. 139 acres (56.25ha approximately), this fantastic well-established farm operation is essentially laid out in three adjacent divisions.

Agricultural Property Location: Milltown Farm, Kilskyre, Kells, Co. Meath

It is intersected by a local road, the Kilskyre/Clonmellon Road (L6822) and the Milltown River over which there is a private bridge allowing for seamless connectivity of the predominately Royal County lands with the smaller Westmeath element.

Milltown Farm

Milltown Farm was home of the Kilskyre Dairy Herd. The Kilskyre Jane Cow family was a wonderful success in breeding over the years and the full herd dispersed in two very successful sales in 2021. The current owners, the Stafford’s moved to Milltown in the summer of 1971. Having expanded the acreage over the years, Milltown Farm is presently primarily laid under grassland pasture largely laid out in paddocks and meadow ground. The block on the opposite side of the road is currently in winter Barley having been under a maize crop last year.


The farmyard, built around a 10-unit Herringbone parlour, comprises a vast combination of slatted, cubicle and dry-bedded livestock housing to comfortably accommodate cows and followers including calves; cattle handing facilities; slurry and effluent storage as well as a 330,000 gallon slurry store; silage pits; barns and more. The farmyard incorporates the former stone stables of the adjoining Milltown House.

Perfect as a dairy operation, this fine holding with its apparent high-quality land, its high state of fertility and its convenient location, is likely equally suited to a range of alternative or complimentary uses which could include equine operations, agri-tourism and or hospitality. Such operations based locally include the tremendous Triermore Stud, the family-mecca that is Causey Farm and Clonabreany House, a popular wedding venue that includes a magnificently restored Georgian house and courtyard. Milltown Farm is worthy of many a shrewd operators shortlist.

ON WEDNESDAY 11th MAY 2022 at 3.30pm
at The Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, Co Meath (A82 D2C1)
& online via the LSL Auction platform


Milltown Farm is rurally based, while at the same time being very conveniently positioned, only a couple of minutes’ drive from both the villages of Kilskyre (R154) to the northeast and Clonmellon (N52) to the southwest, more specifically some 1.5km and 2.5km distant by road respectively. Between Kilskyre and Clonmellon together with the surrounding hinterland, a good range of local conveniences, necessities and amenities are catered for including sporting facilities and recreational clubs; healthcare; primary schools; local retail; hostelries, churches, hardware and agriculture provisioners and much more. Importantly, the transport of livestock for purchase or sale will be a handy errant here given that, both Delvin Livestock Mart and Carnaross Mart both lie within 11km or so from Milltown Farm.

The towns of Kells, Athboy, Trim, Navan and Mullingar are approximately 10km, 11km, 23km, 25km and 30km distant respectively. With the N3/M3 at Drumbarragh only 7km away, this is a highly accessible and viable location for those commuting to and from Dublin and further afield. In addition, the N52 (Dundalk/Limerick Road) locally, some 2.5km away at nearby Clonmellon, makes this an ideal destination for those needing to traverse the country regularly. Moreover, Dublin airport is a reasonable distance being approximately 69km by road.

Local attractions include: Clonmellon Farmer’s Market; Castlekieran; Girley Bog Eco Walk; Hinterland – festival of literature Tullynalley Castle and Gardens; the annual JFK 50 mile walk; Mullaghmeen Forest – Europe’s largest planted Beech forest; Loughcrew Hills with cairns – a complex of passage tombs are one of Ireland’s most magnificent and abounding archaeological landscapes; Fore Abbey; Loughcrew Estate Gardens and Adventure Centre; and the exclusive Richard Corrigan owned Virginia Park Lodge. This is just a flavour of what is in the area. Fishing, watersports and other water-based activities considering that Lough Lene, the White Lake, Lough Ramor and the Boyne, Blackwater and Inny rivers are all nearby. All that, along with excellent terrain for hunting and shooting make this an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. The Ballymacads hunt the area. Many sports are supported locally through various facilities including Ballinlough, Kilskyre and St Paul’s (Clonmellon) GFCs along with Headfort Golf Club and North Meath Rugby at Kells. To that, add Mellowes Adventure Centre and associated creche, for the younger ones, and much much more.

Key Features

  • Encompasses c. 139 acres (56.25ha approximately)
  • Superb dairy farm with extensive facilities & housing
  • Available in its entirety or in three adjacent lots
  • Ideal opportunity for a new dairy entrant or an established operator seeking expansion
  • Huge scope for diversification
  • Extensive road & river frontage
  • Convenient location, 1.5km from village & 10km from Kells
  • 2.5km off N52 – 9.5km off M3 – 31km from both M4 & M6
  • Both Carnaross & Delvin & livestock marts are within 11km


The vendor reserves the right to dispose of the property in its entirety as a single lot, or in lots as outlined below, or in any combination of the said lots. Owing to the availability of road frontage attaching to some of the lots, there is potential for the erection of dwelling(s) subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent.

Lot 1:
c. 70 acres at Milltown Td. laid out in one block with the buildings, described within. Road frontage to the L6822 & frontage to the Milltown River. Services include: mains electricity along with public water supply& water from a private well.

Lot 2:
c. 33 acres at Milltown Td. laid out in one division, without buildings. Frontage to the Milltown River and the L6822, being located on the opposite side of the road to Lot 1.

Lot 3:
c. 36 acres at Killua Td. laid out in one division, without buildings. Cul de sac access off the N52 (Kells / Clonmellon Road). Frontage to Milltown River over which there is a private bridge to connect with Lot 1.

Lot 4:
The Entire






Updated on May 26, 2022 at 5:54 pm
  • Land Area: 139 Acres
  • Property Type: Dairy Farms
  • Property Status: Sold

Additional details

  • BPS ENTITLEMENTS: We understand that there are 54.9 BPS entitlement units at a 2022 value of €194.97/unit, subject to change &/ correction, included in the sale. The vendors decision will be final in relation to the allocation and apportionment of the BPS entitlements to each of the lots, should the property be disposed of in anything other than its entirety.
  • DIRECTIONS: From Kells or the M3 (at roundabout where M3 joins with N3), take the N52 south towards Mullingar. Continue for 7.8km taking a right turn onto the R154 at the four crossroads, known locally as Lynch's Cross. Continue for 3km along the R154 to Kilskyre Village taking the first left turn in the village (before the magnificent St. Alphonsus Liguori RC Church) onto the L6822. Milltown Farm is located some 1.5km on both sides of the road. From Mullingar or the N4, take the N52 north towards Dundalk, continuing through the village of Delvin and into the village of Clonmellon. Rather than continuing along the N52 and up Clonmellon's Main Street, by turning right, instead at the first junction continue straight ahead to join the Kilskyre Road (L6822). Milltown Farm is located some 2.3km on both sides of the road.
  • GPS COORDINATES: 53.6824, -7.0074 (estimated, not absolute)
  • VIEWING: Selling agent, Quillsen, recommends that Milltown Farm be visited and viewed by prior arrangement through their offices, telephone 046 9022100.
  • State/county Meath
  • Country Ireland

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