Newtown, Trim, Co. Meath

For Sale by Auction – 22nd July, 2020 in Knightsbrook Hotel at 3pm

Extending to approximately 1/3 of an acre this attractive corner site benefits from a well thought out landscaping plan which was implemented 3 years ago to include the planting of mature hedging around the perimeter and strategically spaced specimen trees.

Full planning permission has been granted under TA/180814 Meath Co. Co. planning reference to construct an attractive contemporary two storey architect designed home extending to 300sq.m./3,230 sq. ft.

The proposed dwelling has been positioned on the site with a view to maximising the path of the sun with the rear garden having a southern aspect – ideal for entertaining. Vehicular access to the site is from the Newtown Road.

All mains services are adjacent to the site including mains water, sewage, natural gas and high-speed broadband.

The layout plan is flexible and can be arranged in different formats depending on an occupiers’ accommodation requirements. All aspects of the life cycle have been considered during the design of this unique home. For example, the ground and first floor layouts allow for the use of some rooms as either bedrooms or extra living space such as a home office/playroom etc. There are three main living areas at ground floor level together with a utility room, bedroom with ensuite and a downstairs w. c. There are four large rooms and three bathrooms at first floor level.

The conditions attached to the planning permission are not onerous allowing the purchaser to immediately proceed to construct their dream home. No “local needs” requirements exist.


The site is situated on the outskirts of Trim town on the Navan Road (R161) at its junction with the northern end of the Newtown Road which connects the Trim/Navan Road (R161) with the Trim/Dublin Road (R154). Trim is situated 46km northwest of Dublin City and 50km from Dublin Airport. An excellent regional road network provides easy access to the country’s major road network including the M3 at Junction 7 Tara (13Km), the M50 at Junction 6 Blanchardstown (38Km) or Junction 7 Liffey Valley (49Km), the M4 at Junction 8 (24Km), the M1 at Drogheda (38km), and the M6 at Junction 2 Kinnegad (30km).

The town is well served with excellent public transport links to Dublin (Bus Eireann 111, & 109B), Drogheda and Navan (Bus Eireann 190). Mainline rail services are also available at Enfield (19km) & the M3 Parkway at Pace, Dunboyne (26km) both of which have excellent parking. This location at the edge of the town’s built up area offers the convenience of town living with open countryside adjacent. You can take a two-minute stroll to collect the morning papers just a few hundred meters away with all the other local amenities of Trim within easy reach.


There are two excellent secondary schools along with girls’ and boys’ national schools, a gaelscoil and an Educate Together school in the town. Castleknock College, Belvedere College, The Institute of Education in Leeson Street, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Trinity College and Maynooth University are also easily accessible via good public and private bus services. Aura Leisure Group have a €16m complex in the town centre which includes a 25m swimming pool, gym, bowls = club, astro pitches etc. The GAA have a €6m state of the art facility and there are numerous other active sports clubs including soccer, tennis, pitch & putt, and athletics available. Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort has a Christy O’Connor designed championship golf course and leisure centre with a swimming pool. The very popular Brogans Hotel in the town centre has connections to the world-famous musician Don Baker who performs frequently in Bakers Loft. There is also a great choice of other hotels, restaurants, and pubs in the town to cater for all tastes and budgets.

The town is fortunate to have a 100 acre public park situated along the River Boyne which is sprinkled with the remnants of Trim’s colourful and rich history including the Yellow Steeple, Trim Castle – Ireland’s largest, best-preserved and most impressive AngloNorman Castle with over 110,000 visitors per annum and Talbot Castle to name but a few of the many sites in this wonderful Heritage Town. Today, Trim is the location of the headquarters of the Office of Public Works which employs 400 people and manages public buildings throughout the country. Their offices are located in a new state of the art circular building beside the town centre.

The E.U. Headquarters for Food and Veterinary Science is located in the nearby townland of Kiltale bringing a European flavour to the town. Numerous festivals such as Trim Vintage & Veteran Car Rally, The Royal Meath Agriculture Show, The Haymaking Festival, The Salmon of Knowledge Festival and the Puca Festival are all based in the town and run annually at different times of the year providing year round entertainment. Trim has won the national Tidy Towns Competition on three occasions and maintains a very high standing in the competition.


This is a rare opportunity to acquire a site of this size in such a convenient location on the edge of this beautiful heritage town.  Recent adopted increased densities for urban areas and proposed planning restrictions for rural areas greatly reduce the likelihood of such a property coming to the market in the future.

For sale by Auction at Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim on 22nd July, 2020 at 3pm