Land sought for renting

Interest in farmland in County Roscommon remains high and Sherry FitzGerald P. Burke in Roscommon has a large number of clients on the books looking for land to rent, so if you have some acreage to rent, give the office in Roscommon a call on (090) 66 27200. Prices of up to €20,000 are now being achieved for farmland in County Roscommon, but as with any property transaction, quality is the key and the size of the holding on offer is also a factor in prices achieved in the county at the moment. Last year was a good year for farm sales, according to P. Burke and this year, while the number of sales may be down, interest is still significant. A recent slowdown in the property market effected residential property, more so than either commercial or farm property. Land for residential housing has also dropped in price. ‘The most popular parcel size is ten to twenty acres because it’s manageable for adjoining farmers to buy, but it depends on where the farm is located. The amount of big farms coming on the market is small.’