From prime tillage ground to mountain commonage rights, it’s safe to say that a south Tipperary farm up for auction in early March is a veritable mixed bag.

Listed with Clonmel-based Dougan Fitzgerald Estate Agents Limited, the 58.5ac farm is offered in three lots and with prime tillage ground to mountain grazing rights, there’s something for everyone.

The land in the extreme south of Tipperary located in the surrounds of the village of Newcastle.


Lot 1 consists of a 7.2ac field at Burgesland, 1.5km north of Newcastle village. This is prime agricultural land set in an area with a lot of tillage and dairy activity on the northern side of the River Suir.

Situated about 200m back from the road, access to this field is via a right of way and it has a mains water connection. Given the land quality here, this land is guided at €12,000/ac.

Middlequarter by townland name, middle lot by nature, lot 2 is located south of the River Suir and is 2km from Newcastle.

Lot 2 consists of 28ac of good agricultural land.

It comprises of circa 28ac that is described as high quality level farmland that could lend itself to becoming either an ideal expansion platform or as a standalone small holding.

This block is neatly sandwiched between the Newcastle-Melleray road to the east and a large stream on the western side.

There’s about 400m of road frontage and water supply on this holding is via this local stream.

Currently all in grass, this farm is divided into a patch work of 10 separate fields of various dimensions. There’s an abundance of mature trees and hedgerows here and in an era of increasing awareness of biodiversity on farms this could be of increased value for future EU farm payments. This block is guided in the region of €10,000/ac.

Heading further south and rising in altitude is lot 3. Located at Bahernagh, Newcastle, this cica 23.5ac residential holding is in an uphill location. It consists of good grazing grounds that are split into about 10 fields.

Lot 3 is in an uphill location and incorporates a semi-derelict house.

Some fields have become over grown in recent years and require some TLC to bring them into full agricultural production.

Residential potential

Alternatively if someone is looking for a residential small farm with high nature value potential than this could be the property for them. This holding has its own private water supply and is accessed by local roadway from both the village of Newcastle and the Melleray road.

The house is an old thatched farmhouse that is semi-derelict but could lend itself to becoming an interesting renovation project. Sales agent John Fitzgerald said: “There are a range of outbuildings in the yard and these are in fine condition and functional so realistically the house is the part that requires attention.”

He guided the residential holding as incorporated in lot 3 at €8,000/ac.

There are no EU basic payment entitlements attached to the property but the sale includes a share of mountain rights.

This is an executor sale and the auction will take place at 3pm on 2 March at the offices of Dougan Fitzgerald on Penny Bank, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.