Knockardfree, Liscarroll, Co. Cork
Get ready to battle it out for a large self-contained holding in Knockardfree
A large self-contained holding in one block of level pasture land in north Cork. It’s not often that you can talk about such an exciting prospect being presented to the market but such is the case with a farm newly listed with Macroom-based Killian Lynch Auctioneers.
This residential farm is 8km from Liscarroll village in the townland of Knockardfree. Liscarroll was once an important base of the powerful Geraldine/FitzGerald dynasty and the huge Hiberno-Norman fortress (Liscarroll Castle) that still dominates the village bears witness to this.
It was here that a defining battle took place in 1642 between the defending Irish confederates and a smaller force of English troops and Protestant militia.
It was all part of the brutal changes that swept through the country during the War of the Three Kingdoms, with the Fitzgerald family alone losing over a dozen of their members.
Thankfully, we’re unlikely to see such mayhem over this particular piece of land, but for a rare jewel as this, there are already signs of a battle ensuing, according to selling agent Killian: “The signs only went up a few days ago and we’ve already got four or five calls on it. It’s a standalone entity: It’s big enough to stand on its own two feet.
“There are 130 acres there altogether, with every single bit of it under pasture. It could make an ideal dairy farm, tillage farm, or anything you want.
“All the ground is quite level and all the paddocks are a good size. The entire farm has all been reseeded in the last five years and it’s fully fenced.”
The farm is accessed via a cul-de-sac public roadway with a good internal roadway, an excellent water and electricity supply, with a river forming part of the boundary.
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