1. Relaxed pace of life

Sheep on the way

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Annual sheep race aside, the pace of life in the Irish countryside is much more relaxed than the city. So if a positive work-life balance is important to you, then a rural countryside retreat away from the hurry and worry of the city is just what you need.


2. Great environment for children

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Playing hide and seek behind hay bales, picking blackberries off the hedges and building sandcastles on deserted beaches. To someone raised in the city, these thing might sound like fantasies straight out of an Enid Blyton book, but are all a familiar part of the rural childhood summer.


3. More space – and lots of it

Autumn in Meath #ireland #autumn

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And we don’t just mean in your back garden. Living in the countryside means you are never far from a woodland walking trail or your favourite golf course.


4. The clean air

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There is nothing like some fresh air and a long walk to take your mind off work.


5. The open road

The Willows Dunshaughlin is located on the Old Dublin Road (R147), just off the M3 motorway and a 15-minute drive to Junction 6 Blanchardstown on the M50.


6. Be a part of a community

Dunshaughlin has a great community spirit and its popular Harvest Festival in September is a celebration of the village’s rural heritage. This fun-filled family event features music, drama, dance, heritage events, food and craft markets, country sports and plenty of good old-fashioned games for the children.


7. More active lifestyle

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And not only for yourself, but your children too! Dunshaughlin has a great variety of sports clubs from GAA, soccer, rugby, basketball, athetics, golf and even scuba diving.


8. Be closer to nature

Sunrise from the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath.

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Dunshaughlin is located close to The Hill of Tara, one of Ireland’s most important historic sites, as well as the greater Boyne Valley region, which is one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in the country.


9. Your pets will love it

A healthy pet, is a happy pet. And with so much space to roam free, from deserted beaches to woodland trails, your pooch will thank you.


10. The quiet

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If you move from the Big Smoke to the countryside, the first thing you will notice is the quiet. Traffic, noisy neighbours, sirens – all are absent. But it’s not just about what you can’t hear, but what you can – like the birds singing in the mornings, or the soft sound of rain against your window.


11. The Irish country pub

And what better way to relax after a day of hillwalking or kayaking, than a visit to your new local, just down the road from The Willows, Dunshuaghlin.


12. Get to know your neighbours

How many people can you name from the street you live on? Or on the floor of the apartment block you rent? In the countryside, your neighbours are your community and you will make connections that last a lifetime.


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