'Good interest' ahead of Limerick land sales bonanza

Donal O'Regan


Donal O'Regan

'Good interest' ahead of Limerick land sales bonanza

Busy day ahead this Friday: Tom Crosse, GVM

GVM celebrates 60 years in business in 2016 and they are building up to to a big land auction day this Friday, April 29.

Hundred of acres in east, south and west Limerick will go under the hammer, on top of private treaty sales and long term leases.

Tom Crosse – who marks 30 years with GVM – agrees that the market is a bit softer, understandably due to milk prices halving but as the old saying goes “God isn’t making anymore of it” and where there is land for sale there are buyers.

“Milk is affecting the situation but beef farmers are still there. There is still plenty of interest. I’d be very optimistic, there is very good interest. The market is a little softer than what it was but there are still enough buyers out there,” said Mr Crosse.

There will be plenty of interest in Srahane, Ballysimon.

The unique and outstanding residential roadside holding stands on 22 acres of excellent quality agricultural land together with an additional 53 acres of mature forestry. The elegant cut stone two storey farm house is accompanied by coach houses and yard.

Mr Crosse says it is an ideal opportunity to acquire a quality property suitable for beef, equestrian or hobby farming. It is for sale in three lots - residence and 22 acres; 53 acres of forestry or the entire holding.

“It is a well known property, well established and has enormous character,” said Mr Crosse. One of many stand-out sales are 73 acres in Ardpatrick; 53 acres in Kildimo; 53 acres in Pallaskenry; 50 acres in Cappamore. Please see accompanying advert for full information.

Reflecting on GVM’s long tradition, Mr Crosse said it is 60 years and growing.

“It was started off by forward seeing farmers who decided they wanted to set up their own co-op, form their own mart and weren’t they great men to do it. From humble beginnings the mart expanded, various branches opened – Dromcollogher, Rathkeale, Abbeyfeale, Tullamore, Carrigallen, Edgeworthstown, then it went into the property business in the early seventies and we opened Limerick in 1986,” said Mr Crosse.