Joint agents Savills and David O’Connell Auctioneers successfully sold an 88ac grazing and tillage farm at Srah, Rathdowney, Co Laois.

A single bid of €700,000 was made at the auction. After negotiations with the bidder, the farm was sold at well in excess of the €800,000 guide and contracts exchanged. The buyer is believed to be a neighbouring farmer, Savills auctioneer Pat O’Hagan said.

Hennessy Auctioneers sold c25ac at Ballinakill, Co Laois. The land was down a cul de sac and accessed via a right of way. The area has sand deposits.

The 88ac at Rathdowney, Co Laois.

There were five registered bidders, most from the locality. After early bidding on lots, the entire went on the market at €480,000 and sold at €585,000 to an auctioneer acting on behalf of a client. The price works out at €23,400/ac.


Coonan Property sold a 458ac farm at Rostalla, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath.

It was clear that the main interest in the room was in the entire rather than lots and it opened at €4.2m.

Two bidders then brought the price to €4.5m. The property was withdrawn but after brief negotiations was sold in trust at a substantially higher figure.

Murtagh Bros sold 15ac at Dysart village for €256,000, 32ac at Rathcore for €465,000 and 29.5ac at Rathconnell for €340,000.


Connaughton Auctioneers sold a farm at Kileenboy, Co Roscommon, in lots. A cottage on 1.7ac made €128,000; 9.1ac made €79,000; 8.2ac made €70,000 and 4ac made €20,000.

Desmond Wynne sold 27.6ac at Cloonmeone Lower, Co Leitrim, for €179,000.


Brian Gleeson sold 53ac at Ballysaggart Beg, Co Waterford, for €1.25m.


Eamonn Gaffney sold a 30ac residential farm at Ballinagh, Co Cavan, for €240,000.