A FASCINATING opportunity to purchase of one the most beautifully-appointed stud farms, and one with quite a pedigree, is offered by the announcement that Lumville Farm is for sale.

Coonan Property has been given the task of bringing this 218-acre establishment to the market.

Part of the prestigious Derrinstown Stud group of farms, the property has been designed and operated to the highest standard, one that is synonymous with care, quality and success.

His Highness, the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was the driving force behind the development of an extensive range of stud farms under the Derrinstown banner. His own personal equine journey started with a childhood interest that grew into a burning passion.

His attention to detail and astonishing memory, be it of conformation or pedigree, became legendary in the equine world, and his blue and white silks have been carried to victory all over the world.

Lumville Farm has been an integral part of this success over the years. It has played a part in the breeding and rearing of the winners of 41 Group 1 races, including champions Baaeed, Muhaarar and Taghrooda.

In Edenderry, and in a county that is associated with many recent Group 1 winners, Lumville Farm is situated on approximately 218 acres (88.3 hectares) and is made up of exceptional quality stud-rail fenced land in well laid out divisions. Two of these divisions are separated by a public road, with extensive frontage of about 1.8 kilometres.

There is great ease of access throughout the lands and impressive buildings, giving rise to an exceptionally smooth-running operation. The location of this farm is second to none. Lush, green Co Offaly pasturelands provide magnificent grazing for bloodstock and livestock.

The principal soil association at Lumville Farm is a grey brown podzolic. The parent material for this soil is predominantly carboniferous limestone. They are first-class grassland soils, ideal for bloodstock and livestock production.


This county is also considered a gateway between the midlands and the greater Dublin area. Lumville Farm has superb road access to bloodstock sales companies, racecourses, ports and airports, all of which add to the attraction of this wonderful property.

Lumville Farm is in immaculate condition and ready to go as a thriving equestrian business venture. There are three modern stable-blocks with a total of 58 loose boxes in American style barns.

Some of the other features include cut stone buildings, three isolation boxes, modern barns and sheds, a veterinary room, lunging ring, a horse walker and livestock handling facilities. Furthermore, there are three residences within the farm.

The main house is a two-storey home in excellent condition and well-positioned on the land. There are also two staff houses, both single-storey dwellings. The yards and residences were extensively renovated from 2006 and provide first-rate accommodation and facilities for both animals and humans. All are in immaculate condition, and a walk around Lumville Farm will showcase the unique opportunity on offer here.

Register interest

Early registering of interest is advised for Lumville Farm. This may be a rare chance to purchase a stud farm on this scale that is a breed apart. The property is being sold at public auction on October 26th at 3pm in The K-Club, Straffan, Co Kildare, and will be offered in three lots, as follows;

  • Lot 1: Manager’s residence, bungalow style residence and yard on approximately 167 acres (67.6 hectares) - guiding at €3.5 million
  • Lot 2: Residence and yard on approximately 51 acres (20.7 hectares) - guiding at €1 million
  • Lot 3: The entire property - guiding at €4.5 million
  • Will Coonan of Coonan Property said this week: “We are honoured to commence the marketing of this 218 acres of excellence that has been developed and cared for to the highest standards. The present owners have instilled their Derrinstown ethos of quality throughout Lumville Farm.

    “Derrinstown purchased this farm in 2005 because the quality of the land in this area is renowned for its suitability in the production of bloodstock and livestock. This phenomenal property is a great example of why Ireland is one of the leading producers of thoroughbred horses in the world.”

    Will Coonan and Philip Byrne of Coonan Property have full information on this property and should be contacted (+353 1 628 6128 or info@coonan.com) to arrange a viewing.