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Leinster Leader, February 2, 1977


Millions for two estates


Almost tow million pounds changed hands in two big land sales in County Kildare last week. £1.5 m for Carton Estate, Maynooth and over £400,000 for Moyglare House, Maynooth.

Carton Demesne on 1,100 acres had been on the market for a considerable time and is probably one of the finest period residences in . It was purchased in trust by J. A. Shaw and Co., Solicitors, Mullingar and it is understood the purchasers are Irish and intend to retain the character of the property and to occupy the house.

Owned by Mr. David Nall-Cain, it was the former residence of the Duke of Leinster. The prospect of the unity of estate will be welcome to the many local people associated with it. The selling agents were Keane Mahony Smith.

Moyglare House, a Georgian manor on 286 acres was withdrawn at auction at the end of September at £370,000. Part of the property was purchased by adjoining Moyglare Stud. The house and a small acreage was bought by a well-known figure in the bloodstock industry, and an adjoining landowner bought the remainder.

The joint selling agents’ were John Hamilton Country Department partner of Jackson, Stops & McCabe and E.A. Coonan & Sons, Maynooth.

An article from the Leinster Leader, February 5, 1977 on the sale of two estates in Maynooth. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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