The average price for land in Kerry last year stood at €7,606 per acre.
According to the Irish Farmers’ Journal, that was a 3.6% fall on 2018.
The average price for land in Munster in 2019 was almost €10,000 (€9,985) per acre.
Every county saw prices increase except Kerry.
1,353 acres or 30 farms in Kerry were offered for sale; that’s down from over 2,000 acres the previous year.
There was only one sale of over 100 acres; Whitefield Farm in Beaufort was sold by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood for just under €2 million.
Dairy farmers in Kerry accounted for 45% of buyers.