Castle Street


Castle Street, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

By Private Treaty
Approx. 1 Acre | 0.405 Hectares
Development Site
B1 Zoning – Commercial / Town or Village Centre
Positive Planning History

The subject site is located on Castle Street on the western side of Ashbourne Town. The site sits adjacent to the west boundary of Lidl on Castle Street.
Dublin City Centre is approximately 22Km south east and Ratoath 6.5Km west. The site is approximately 0.7Km west of AIB and the Bus Éireann Bus Stop on Frederick Street.

Ashbourne has seen healthy levels of development in recent years particularly given its close proximity to Dublin. Surrounding land contains a mix of undeveloped, developed and lands under construction. Infrastructure has also been improved to include the recent upgrades to Castle Street Road directly south of the site which provides access to the Ashbourne Education Campus, Ashbourne GAA Club and new residential developments.

Ashbourne has a good transport network with local roads providing access to the M2 Motorway located 2.0Km north west of the subject site or junction 3 of the M2 is approximately 3.0Km south east of the subject site. Bus Éireann operates a daily bus service and Dublin Bus operates a night service (88n – Fri & Sun).

Amenities in the surrounding area include Fairyhouse Racecourse, Tattersalls Country House, Tayto Park, Ashbourne Retail Park, Ashbourne Golf Club, Ashbourne Rugby Club, Ashbourne GAA Club and Ashbourne United AFC.

Over the last 15 years Ashbourne has transformed into one of Co. Meath’s key commuter towns, second in size to Navan, the county capital.
Ashbourne has experienced healthy population growth from 2011 – 2016 of 11.7 per cent, total population being just under 13,000 (Census 2016).


The subject site comprises a development site of approx. 1.0 acres / 0.405 hectares (subject to survey) and is predominantly regular in shape. The topography of the site varies with the northern end being more elevated than the southern end.

The site has excellent frontage with the west and south boundaries of the site fronting Castle Street and north fronting Declan Street.

There is a habitable two storey detached dwelling on the northern section of the site which could offer short term income. The lower part of the site has been cleared and levelled with loose stone chippings as it was used to store construction machinery while the Castle Street road was upgraded.


Under Meath County Development Plan 2013 – 2019 the site is zoned: B1 – Commercial / Town or Village Centre. Objective; ‘To protect, provide for and / or improve town and village centre facilities and uses‘

Permitted Uses

– B&B / Guest House, Bank / Financial Institution, Betting Office, Bring Banks, Cinema, Community Facility / Centre, Conference/Event Centre, Convenience Outlet, Childcare Facility, Children Play / Adventure Centre, Cultural Facility, Dance Hall / Night Club, Education (Primary or Second Level), Education (Third Level), Funeral Home, Health Centre, Healthcare Practitioner, Home Based Economic Activities, Hotel / Motel / Hostel, Leisure / Recreation / Sports Facilities, Research & Development, Offices 1,000 Sq. M., Place of Public Worship, Public House, Residential / Sheltered Housing, Restaurant / Café, Supermarket / Superstore, Shop, Take-Away / Fast Food Outlet, Telecommunication Structures, Veterinary Surgery, Water Services / Public Service.

Open for Consideration

Agri-Business, Amusement Arcade, Car Park (incl. Park and Ride), Drive Through Restaurant, Enterprise Centre, Garden Centre, Hospital, Motor Sales / Repair, Petrol Station, Plant & Tool Hire, Retail Warehouse, Retirement Home / Residential Institution / Retirement Village, Science & Technology Based Enterprise.


The site has two lapsed planning permissions.

DA/60402 – Lapsed planning for 28 residential units in the form of 3 blocks, located on the northern end of the site. Later extended (ref. DA/111033) and expired in January 2017.

DA/60204 – Lapsed planning for 2 storey medical centre of 977 Sq. M. (10,516 Sq. Ft.) located on the southern end of the site.


We understand the entire to be held under freehold ownership.


All inspections must be arranged through selling agents, WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors.




Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the adequacy of services.

Fiachra Sudway

T: 01 905 8378 M: 086 152 8098


PSRA: 003341 – 006079

Mark Johnston

T: 01 9058345 M: 087 6933978


PSRA: 003341 – 005559







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