Looking for your first home, but unable to afford Dublin house prices? Then maybe you should consider making the move to Dunshaughlin in County Meath.
Boasting a rich heritage and historical importance, this growing satellite town is becoming an increasingly attractive prospect for new home buyers due to its proximity to Dublin, excellent transport links to the city and an abundance of local amenities.
To tell you a little more about the benefits of living in this area we've teamed up with Castlethorn, the leading Irish developer behind the new homes currently under construction at Dún Ríoga. This new development is set to launch this October, offering a selection of contemporary three- and four-bedroom homes located right in the heart of Dunshaughlin.
If you're considering a move to this little corner in Meath, here's everything you need to know about the area...
Dunshaughlin is an ideal location for busy commuters, being just a short drive to the M3 which takes you to the M50 in 15 minutes or on to Dublin city centre in less than 45 minutes.
Alternatively travellers can avail of the M3 Parkway rail service, with park and ride facilities at Dunboyne train station, which provides easy access to Connolly Station.
On top of that there's also a number of bus routes connecting Dunshaughlin to Dublin's city centre as well as numerous surrounding towns.
Things to do
Just because you're no longer in the Big Smoke, it doesn't mean there's nothing to do in the nearby vicinity.
Meath has no shortage of spectacular and culturally significant sights to visit on your weekend, including the Hill Of Tara, the lush Balrath Woods and the 5,000-year-old Newgrange.
If you're looking for a wee bit more excitement, you can take a ride on the amusements at Tayto Park, get active at the family adventure park Rathbeggan Lakes or soak up the electric atmosphere of a race day at Fairyhouse Racecourse.
Eating & drinking
A move to Dunshaughlin doesn't mean you'll have to do without quality food and drink either.
An Sibín will be your new local, a cosy, traditional spot with a thatched roof, oodles of charm and impressively comprehensive menus of both food and wine.
For your weekend brunch fix, make your way to Fork Café in Avoca Dunboyne. This self-service café features a huge indoor seating terrace in Avoca's kitchen garden, where many of their ingredients are grown.
Homes at Dún Ríoga
If you're considering making the move to Meath, keep Dún Ríoga in mind.
Designed by award-winning architects O'Mahony Pike, these energy efficient A-rated homes are being built to offer high standard specifications to each homeowner.
Comprising an attractive mix of house styles, the 142-unit development is set to appeal to a wide variety of purchasers, particularly growing families. The Help To Buy scheme is also applicable to Dún Ríoga, meaning eligible first time buyers will be given government assistance to help raise the deposit for your new home.
Stay tuned to LD to learn more about Dún Ríoga in the coming months.
Dún Ríoga launches this October. To register your interest in Dún Ríoga, please click HERE.
Castlethorn have been building homes of exceptional quality and craftsmanship for over three decades and are responsible for many of the best known developments in the Irish market.