Commuter belt land at €50,000 per acre to set a bar for Leinster land in 2019

The 39ac parcel of ground near Clonee is currently zoned for agricultural usage but has future development potential
The 39ac parcel of ground near Clonee is currently zoned for agricultural usage but has future development potential
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Property in the greater Dublin area and in the counties bordering the capital continues to make good money.

Coonans of Maynooth are bringing a 39ac parcel of ground with a guide price of €50,000/ac.

Located at Hilltown, Dunboyne in Co Meath, the lands have frontage along the Clonee to Lucan roadway, 3km from Lucan and 2km from Clonee.

Close by are Ongar and Blanchardstown, with the M50 just a 10-minute drive away.

They are also close to the train stations of Hansfield and Dunboyne.

Currently zoned for agricultural use, the level, free-draining ground is suitable for any type of farming, from tillage to bloodstock.

According to Philip Byrne of Coonans, the place has been farmed to a very high standard over the past number of years.

Being offered by private treaty as one holding, the auctioneers say that future development potential, thanks to the strategic location, cannot be discounted.

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Adjacent housing developments include Holsteiner Park and Kribensis Manor. The lands are about 3km from the M3.

The auctioneers believe the €1.95m guide price reflects land values in the area and are expecting interest from a wide range of potential buyers.


Staying in Meath, Aidan Heffernan of Sherry FitzGerald Royal is handling the sale of a 20ac non-residential holding on the outskirts of Trim.

The property is guided pre-auction at €250,000, or around €12,500/ac.

Located at Newtown-moynagh, Longwood Road, about 4km from the town, the holding is described by Mr Heffernan as "a gem of a piece of land".

Laid out in two fields watered by a free-flowing stream on one side, the holding has generous road frontage on to the Longwood Road.

The ground is in permanent pasture and located in a prime farming area. Given the size of the property and the road frontage, the construction of a residence could be possible for any new owner.

Close by is the Co Meath Golf Club and within a few minutes drive is Trim, the county town with a comprehensive range of facilities.

The holding will be sold at auction at the Trim Castle Hotel at 3pm on Wednesday, March 6.

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