Land for sale
Ireland - Mullingar, Westmeath
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- 143.2 acres (58 hectares)
- Overlooking Lake Derravaragh renowned for boating and fishing
Tuesday 27th September @ 3.00pm
In Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar
(unless previously sold)
The property is situated at Streamstown, Mullingar overlooking Lake Derravaragh with approximately 1 mile of lake frontage. The entire is circa 7km from Castlepollard, 16km from Mullingar & 5km from Crookedwood.
The property comprises circa 143 acres (57.976 Hectares) and is laid out in one block with magnificent views over Lake Derravaragh, one of the largest and most renowned boating and fishing lakes in Westmeath. The holding comprises a mixture of grazing, mature forestry, scrub and about 30 acres of hardwood trees planted in 2001. An area of grassland overlooking Lough Derravaragh carries a variety of native species including Gorse, Hazel and Alder.
Knockeyon is a hill in County Westmeath rising to over 700 ft which dominates the surrounding countryside. The hill is on the south eastern shore of Lough Derravaragh and oversees much of north Leinster. Located midway from the top of the hill is the ruins of an Ancient Chapel built by Saint Cauragh. The ruins of Saint Cauragh's Well or the 'wishing well' are adjacent to this chapel, its waters were believed to have miraculous healing properties. In ancient times thousands of people visited the well on the first Sunday of harvest undertaking the pilgrimage up the hill on what became known as 'Cauragh Sunday'.
Lough Derravaragh is a large limestone lake of about 2,768 acres well known for its pike and trout angling. Pike angling has been the main attraction over many years where several competitions have been held. The lake also holds a good stock of coarse fish including roach, bream, bream hybrids and tench. The lake is best fished by boat and there are several public access points. The lake itself is a beauty spot attraction with many visitors stopping off at Crookedwood to admire the views where the lake forms an inlet between two steep hills.
A large portion of the holding has been designated a Natural Heritage Area (NHA) and Lake Derravaragh is also classified as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Knockeyon Hermit Chapel is also a recorded monument.
Circa 12.08 hectares (30 acres) was planted in 2001 in a mixture of Ash, Oak and Larch. The forestry contract number is CN15104 and the plantation was managed by SWS Forestry Services.
Ferry Solicitors, Palmerstown Avenue, Palmerstown, Co.Dublin (contact: Ms Claire O'Brien).
Take the R394 towards Castlepollard. Once you go through Crookedwood continue for 3km and at TMB Services on your right take turn to left (L5730). Go for ½ km and at t- junction turn left again. Continue up road and land is on your right (Jordan sign).
Take the R394 towards Mulingar and continue for 6km. At TMB Services on your left take turn to right (L5730). Go for ½ km and at t- junction turn left again. Continue up road and land is on your right (Jordan sign).
GEOGRAPHICAL CO-ORDINATES: 53° 37' 25.3452'' N7° 17' 48.2064'' W