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Historic Kilkenny estate goes under the hammer

72 acres of the historic Kilmurray estate near Thomastown is up for auction today.

Its being offered with a guide price of 800 thousand euro.

The estate was originally granted by Cromwell in 1640 to a Colonel Bush but was subsequently owned by the Butler family for many years.

Auctioneer Pat Gannon says it includes a fully renovated two bedroom gate lodge, which can be sold separately.