Old-word gem where three counties meet
Brendan Shine had a hit a number of years ago with a song celebrating the joys of Lough Ree as a place where 'the three counties meet'.
A 44ac farm with a 300-year-old cottage at Hilltown, Dunboyne, Co Meath, might not be celebrated in song, but it is equally a place where three counties meet -- in this case the counties concerned are Kildare, Meath and Dublin.
The lands are located approximately 4km south of Dunboyne and approx-imately 2km north of Leixlip.
They include Hilltown Cottage, an "old world" house that is over 300 years old and needs a lot of work.
There are various outbuildings surrounding the cottage, which include a hayshed and six stables.
The services include a private well and septic tank.
According to John Harrington, of local auctioneers Smith Harrington, the property is irregular in shape, level and laid out in six main fields.
These are divided by mature hedgerows, with water provided by the domestic well and a stream that runs through the property.