Sharp rise in Kilkenny land prices

KILKENNY land prices have increased by 25% in 2012.

KILKENNY land prices have increased by 25% in 2012.

That’s according to a survey in the Farmers Journal, which quotes Kilkenny land prices at €13203 - making it the second most valuable acre in the country after Dublin.

The number of acres on sale in 2012 were down in 2012 compared to the previous year - bucking the national trend. The most significant sale was conducted by local auctioneer Ed Donohoe of Donohoe properties when he administered the sale of Pigeon Park House in Danesfort, on 140 acres for €2,570,000.

Overall land prices are up 14% while land in Tipperary witnessed the biggest rise, with a reported 40% jump.