Folk singer Reilly set to net €32m from sale of land

Folk singer Paddy Reilly is in final negotiations to sell 11 acres of land near his home in Saggart, west Dublin, to Jim Mansfield’s Citywest Group, for a sum believed to be around €32 million.

31st March, 2007

Folk singer Paddy Reilly is in final negotiations to sell 11 acres of land near his home in Saggart, west Dublin, to Jim Mansfield’s Citywest Group, for a sum believed to be around €32 million.

The singer, who immortalised the ballad The Fields Of Athenry, grew up in the Saggart area, but bought the 11 acres in 1989 for about £120,000 (€157,000).

It is not clear whether the deal includes Reilly’s home, or merely the land...

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