The Conor Pass, one of Ireland's most scenic attractions, is up for sale
By Katy Thornton
A very scenic investment.
When we first saw a tweet about The Conor Pass in Dingle being for sale, we thought it was surely a joke. However, after some research, and a quick email to the agent, it became clear this was in fact for real.
If you so desire, and have the funds more importantly, you could feasibly become the new owner of The Conor Pass.
The Conor Pass is for sale - 1,400 acres of it including Pedlar’s Lake.
Asking price of €10m.
It should be a National Park! pic.twitter.com/MzXIiEcLrx
— Joe Ó Muirċeartaiġ (@muirioch) August 3, 2023
Who knew that it was under private ownership, and someone's property to sell?
Of the landmark, Daft says this:
"The landholding comprises a mixture of forestry, lowland and mountain grazing lands with the entire extending to approximately 561.3 hectares (1,387 acres. The forestry is located at the Northern portion of the holding and extends to approximately 157.43 hectares (389 acres) and has a number of access roads from the Dingle - Castlegregory road. The residual lands comprise approximately 403.87 hectares (998 acres).
The Conor Pass is noted for the natural beauty of its landscape and the holding has a mixture of physical characteristics that combine to produce some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland which is internationally recognised. Three lakes; Lough Atlea, Lough Beirne and Pedlars Lake are included in the holding. The Owenmore River and Lough Clogharee form the western boundary. As you stand at the viewing park at the top of Conor Pass you can see the lands stretching out below."
Sounds stunning. But what could be the catch? Like all things in this country, it's going to cost a pretty penny to buy.
When speaking to the estate agent Mike Kennedy on the upcoming sale, he said they were "hoping to achieve in the region of €7k to €7500 an acre" and if they achieve the price they are hoping for, that would mean Conor Pass would be selling for between €9,709,000 and €10,402,500. You know, no biggie.
So anyone with a cool 10 mil who has always wanted to own a landmark, make sure to get in touch; agent Mike Kennedy said they have had "a lot of interest from people internationally and from throughout Ireland so far". It could just get snapped up on you if you're not quick.
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