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330 acres, Kilakee Mountain, Rathfarnham, Dublin

Price: € 1,500,000   Year Planted: 1992   Type: Existing Forestry   Acres: 330

Kilakee Mountain, Rathfarnham, Dublin

The subject property is a large agricultural holding overlooking Dublin City. The property is available in 1 or 2 lots, being the section west of the R115 extending to approx. 27 acres and lot 2 being the division east of the R115 extending to approx. 318 acres. Lot 3 is the entire, extending to approx. 345 acres.

The lands are a combination of forestry, pasture and mountain moor land.

Lot 1 – Consists of both forestry and upland grazing land and extends to approx. 27 acres. The forestry is in excellent condition and extends to approx. 19 acres and was planted about 25 years ago with Sitka Spruce. The upland grazing extends to approx. 8 acres and has been let on a conacre agreement for a number of years. There are 4 access gates to the lands from the R115. The topography is an east facing slope.

Lot 2 – Consists of both forestry and upland moor land, ranging in elevation from approx. 400 m above sea level to approx. 500 m above sea level extending to approx. 318 acres. The forestry extends to approx. 173 acres and was planted about 25 years ago. The forestry can be divided into 2 categories, approx. 114 acres of moderate quality and approx. 59 acres of good to excellent quality. The balance lands, extending to approx. 145 acres, is upland moorland, suitable for grazing sheep. There are extensive forestry roads throughout the property, joined to the main access from the R115.

Lot 3 – The entire property extending to approx. 40 ha 345 acres or thereabouts

Additional Details

The property is situated on both sides of the R115 (the Old Military Road) close to the junction with Cruagh Road. The elevated location of this extensive property commands outstanding views over Dublin City and Dublin Bay, stretching from Killiney northwards to Howth and Lambay Island. On clear days one can see as far as the Mourne Mountains to the north. The area is a popular destination for many Dublin residents and tourists who enjoy the many forms of outdoor recreation available in the area including walking, cycling, mountain biking and equine activities. The Owerdoher River rises on the property.

  • Dublin City Centre 12km
  • Dublin International Airport 32km
  • Dun Laoghaire Harbour 20km
  • Tallaght 8km
  • Enniskerry 14km

Local Attractions

The area is steeped in history, with such attractions as Massey’s Estate, The Wicklow Way, The Hell Fire Club and The Wicklow Mountains National Park. The area is threaded with mountain roads and thus such notable sites as Glendalough, Glencree, Lough Tay, and Powerscourt are easily accessible.


The planning and local authority for the area is South Dublin County Council. The current South County Dublin Development Plan 2016 – 2022, designates the property as being Zoned G3 – conservation, amenity or buffer space, corridor/belt. Local Authority Zoning – HA-DM – To protect and enhance the outstanding natural character of the Dublin Mountains.

The lands are contained in Folios DN4825F and DN4828F in the register of Freeholders County Dublin. We are advised that there are no rights of way traversing the property.

Watered by local stream

By Appointment


These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property only and are not guaranteed, nor do they form any part of any contract. They are issued on the express condition that all negotiations are conducted through the auctioneers. Forestry Services Ltd, as facilitators of this website are not liable for the outcomes of transactions between auctioneers and clients.


Overview Details

Sale Details For Sale by Private Treaty
Folio: DN4825F | DN4828F
Year Planted 1992
Acres: 330
Hectares: 133.55
Type: Existing Forestry
Main Species: Conifers: Sitka spruce
Price: € 1,500,000
Status: For Sale

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