Roscommon has fourth cheapest land in Ireland

year and was the fourth cheapest in the country, according to the Irish Farmers’ Journal’s agricultural land price report for 2015.

  The newspaper said that the average price paid for land in the county last year was €5,801 an acre, down on the 2014 average of €5,932 an acre.

  “This puts Roscommon fourth in terms of the least-expensive land in the country. It is preceded by Mayo at €5,699 an acre, Clare at €5,391 an acre and Leitrim at €4,869 an acre,” it said.

  However, it was noted that both supply and average values remained extremely steady in Roscommon last year.

  A total of 129 farms, incorporating 5,133 acres, were brought to the market last year, which was almost identical to 2014, at 5,079 acres.

  The newspaper added: “There was no shortage of large farms either, with no less than ten properties comprising 100 acres or more brought to the market.

  “Some of these included a 151-acre non-residential farm situated at Moigh Upper, Cloonfad, which sold for €1.04 million or almost €6,900 an acre.”

  It was also noted that a 114-acre residential package at Foxboro, Tulsk, was sold for €656,000, or €5,700 an acre. A 123-acre residential holding at Glen and Tully, Kilglass, made €504,000, or €4,100 an acre.

  Finally, at 5,133 acres, Roscommon was fourth in terms of most land offered for sale and was preceded by Wicklow (5,510 acres), Tipperary (5,869 acres) and Cork (7,458 acres).