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Price comparison: What will €475,000 buy me in Meath?

Including a three-bed in Dunboyne, and a Slane home with links to Thin Lizzy.


GETTING TO GRIPS with a fast-changing property market is tricky, but we’re here to make things simpler.

Each week, we’ll handpick a number of homes within a similar budget, to give you a snapshot of the property landscape at a particular price point.

This week, we’re looking at properties around Meath with an asking price of exactly €475,000 – from a new build in Ashbourne to a house that was a former rehearsal venue for Thin Lizzy.

Ashbourne, Co Meath – €475,000

Part of the new Archerstown Wood development in Ashbourne, Co Meath is Maple Drive, a selection of four-bed detached homes. Five properties remain available, with prices starting at €475,000.

Each home has a total floor area of 1,608 sq ft and features a contemporary kitchen with A-rated appliances, stylish sanitaryware in the bathrooms and a levelled and seeded rear garden. Maple Drive is conveniently located for families, with a number of primary and secondary schools within walking distance or via a short drive, while Ashbourne town is less than 15 minutes away by foot.  

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Woodtown West, Co Meath – €475,000

Built in 2010, this four-bed property features a bright and airy interior of 2,669 sq ft. There are two large living rooms on the ground floor, as well as an open-plan kitchen, dining and sun room. There’s further space to unwind on the first floor, with a music room and home gym area which could be used as a home office.

The property is located on just over two acres of grounds which include vegetable gardens, paddocks and a walled garden. There’s also a detached two-storey garage with space for two cars.

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Mullagha, Slane Co Meath – €475,000

Located on an elevated site of four acres, Bow Lodge enjoys a private setting off a quiet country road. Despite looking fairly unassuming, the property boasts a colourful history: it was once a rehearsal venue for Thin Lizzy and Brush Sheils. 

Built in 1890, the three-bed property was carefully extended and restored in 2000, and still maintains much of its original character and charm. Notable features include ceiling beams, slate flooring and exposed brick walls, as well as large living areas and bedrooms. Slane is a 10-minute drive away.

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Dunboyne, Co Meath – €475,000 

A four-bed dormer bungalow, Greenacres is a charming property with plenty to offer. It’s in need of some TLC, but boasts a spacious layout at 1,830 sq ft and comfortable living areas. There are beautiful gardens to the front and back, with mature trees and hedges adding a sense of privacy.

Greenacres benefits from a highly convenient location, with the heart of Dunboyne village less than a five-minute drive away. There’s a number of schools, shops and restaurants here, as well as a train station. For commuters, there’s a Parkway service on the M3 for easy access to Dublin city centre.

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