Two separate holdings comprising a total of 170 acres of cleared forestry lands will be auctioned at Lawlor’s Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare on Thursday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m. The lands, which were not a commercial plantation, do not have a replanting condition, making them attractive for a wide range of uses, according to selling agent Clive Kavanagh.
The first lot, Oldtown Donore, consists of approximately 64 acres and is located just 5km from the village of Caragh, 10km from Naas/Newbridge, 7km from Prosperous, and 13km from Sallins. The M9 and M7 motorways can be accessed within 20 minutes. The area is predominantly agricultural with some single one-off rural housing. The lands are all in one block with frontage onto the local road. They were originally planted in the early 1990s with four different types of Christmas trees. The guide price for this lot is €7,000 per acre.
The second lot, Inchacooley, comprises 106 acres and is accessed via a local road, located 5km from Monasterevin and 6.5km from Portarlington. Junction 14 of the M7 motorway can be reached within 15 minutes. The surrounding lands are all agricultural. Similar to the Oldtown Donore lot, these lands are also in one block and have been cleared with no replanting condition. The northern and eastern boundaries of the land are crossed by 110km lines, and the River Figile bounds the eastern side. The guide price for this lot is €5,000 per acre.
According to Clive, both land parcels present an ideal opportunity for prospective purchasers to acquire a block of land at a competitive price. The lands can be used for various purposes, including planting a commercial forest, reinstating agricultural use, solar development, or even the construction of a residence and yard, subject to obtaining planning permission.
Overall, these holdings offer potential buyers the chance to acquire cleared forestry lands with no replanting condition, allowing for a wide range of uses. The auction will take place on February 22, 2018, and interested parties are encouraged to attend Lawlor’s Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare.