A new trading entity has announced its presence on the Irish farm and machinery scene, as Irish Agri Auctions held its first sale last week.

The outfit made its debut on Friday evening, March 19, kicking off at 6:00pm on the Marteye online platform.

In something of a break to the norm, Irish Agri Auctions operates four yards around the country.

These yards are based in: Timolin, Co. Kildare; Cashel, Co. Tipperary; Culahill, Co. Laois; and Dunmanway, Co. Cork.

With all sales online for the foreseeable future, this company “brings the all-Ireland approach to machinery sales”, its members claim.

Irish Agri Auctions is the brainchild of four auctioneers: Rory Doyle; Eoin Lawlor; Jerry Horan; and Tristan Kingston – a mix of livestock and property traders.

Doyle, from Cullahill in Laois, is well-known on the cattle sales scene in Cashel Mart and Castleisland Mart, while Lawlor is known for livestock auctioneering in Carlow, Kilcullen, Kilkenny and Carnew.

Horan is an auctioneer based in Goffs – and immersed in the horse world – and, finally, Kingston is a property auctioneer based in Dunmanway.

Commenting, Doyle said: “We have seen a opening in the market where previous machinery auctions were limited to a certain area.

We can organise transport from one depot to another, bringing that item closer and leaving it easier to collect for the buyer. We just need a few items to make it viable.

“Our first auction went great – a huge turnout resulting in a huge clearance rate,” the auctioneer claimed.

“We are now taking entries for our next 2 auctions – the first on April 2 at 7:00pm is open to entries throughout all our yards,” Doyle said, adding:

“A very exciting auction is taking place on Friday, April 30, in collaboration with Ballybay Mart.

“Ballybay yard and our four yards will be taking entries,” he concluded.