Over €26 million worth of agricultural land was sold in Kerry and Cork last year.
That’s according to data from the Central Statistics Office.
The South West region saw 179 agricultural land transactions in 2018 with a total of 4,145 acres sold.
The average price of land was €6,308 per acre.
The CSO says the Mid-East region had the highest average price of €9,013 per acre with the lowest in the Border region where an acre of land was on average €3,469.