Cork farm in 49ac which hosts a music festival in the market with a guide price of 1.35 million euros
A 49-acre farm in Coolnanave on the outskirts of Mitchelstown in County Cork will be familiar to thousands of young revelers as the site of the ‘Indiependence’ music and art festival.
Indeed, in my day, I dropped off and gathered a few fiery and exhausted participants.
The annual festival, which normally takes place on the weekend of August, kicked off in Mitchelstown Square in 2006, but quickly grew by itself.
Changing location to accommodate the growing crowds, he moved to Coolnanave or ‘Deer Farm’ in 2010. It continued uninterrupted until 2019, but the pandemic ended event plans in 2020 and 2021.
In addition to music, the festival program included comedy, talks and a small cinema. Artists who have graced the “Indie” scene include Hozier, Bell X1, Walking On Cars, Manic Street Preachers and Kodaline.
The residential and former home of ‘Glastonbury of the Galtees’ includes an organic deer farm (with substantial deer fencing) and a wild boar farm.
The place is for sale by mutual agreement and, although it is guided at 1.35 million euros, the auctioneers have a higher figure than the guide on board.
Facing the old N8 Cork-Dublin road, the farm is zoned for mixed use, with 27ac of designated industrial land and 22ac of agricultural land.
In excellent general condition, the land is suitable for many uses.
At the center of the farm is the farmhouse, a beautiful freestone building in a courtyard with various farm buildings.
The three bedroom, two storey house has been tastefully renovated with many original features still intact.
Among the impressive array of more modern outbuildings is a massive 15,000 square foot A-roof steel-framed shed used for storage.
Next to it is a six-column, round-roofed shed with double-breasted lean-tos on either side used for pigs and storage.
The place will undoubtedly attract a wide range of potential buyers, including farmers, investors and developers, keen on the potential of farmland and zoned land.
Logistics professionals will also see the opportunity offered by the range and quality of the hangars and the strategic position.
The sale is managed by co-agents Collins O’Meara of Fermoy and the Irish and European Company of Cork City.
According to Denis Collins of Collins O’Meara, interest in the holding company has been keen since its introduction to the market.
“By week four, the price offered had exceeded the guide,” he said.