Dunshaughlin is named after Secundinus or Seachnall, a disciple of St. Patrick who founded a church on the site in the 6th century which provides an ideal starting point for venturing into the historic countryside.

Dunshaughlin is a relatively compact town with an excellent array of facilities. Amenities in Dunshaughlin which are within reach of The Willows site include Supervalu, Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank, Post Office, Library, the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course at Killeen Castle. The town has a primary Gaelscoil and St. Seachnails National School and there is one secondary school. There are also a number of eateries within the village.

The Willows is excellently placed in terms of nearby amenities and proximity to the Town Centre; the neighbouring schools, Killeen Castle and Dunboyne Park & Ride are close by. These attributes add to the attractiveness of the site from a development point of view and quality of life.

Dunshaughlin appeals to a large employer base close by including Intel, Dublin Airport, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, IBM and many more.

Dunshaughlin is well serviced by both rail and road. The M3 motorway significantly reduces travel times into Dublin City Centre. Alternatively commuters can avail of the rail line which runs from Dunboyne to the Dublin Docklands. It is the largest Park & Ride facility in the country, located at Pace, only 9 kilometers from Dunshaughlin. Trains run every half hour with a peak journey time of only 27 minutes to Dublin city centre.

This is an ideal location for first time buyers and families

  • Dunshaughlin provides an excellent array of facilities

  • Rathbeggan Lakes

    Rathbeggan Lakes Heritage and Adventure Park is one of Meath’s most popular family destinations. It has fishing, lake walks and airsoft games all year round.

  • Fairyhouse Racecourse

    Home of the Irish Grand National, Ireland’s most valuable handicap steeple-chase. First run in 1870, it is a key date in the Irish sporting calendar.

  • Golf Course

    Black Bush Golf Club offers three 18-hole golf courses set on 186 acres of beautiful parkland. Also the Royal Tara Golf Club is a parkland golf course located on the Hills of Tara just minutes from Navan and Dunshaughlin.

  • Avoca

    Avoca have just opened their largest store closeby between Dunshaughlin and Dunboyne.

  • Killeen Castle

    For over eight hundred years, Killeen Castle has stood as a silent sentinel in the heart of Royal Meath, ancient home to the High Kings of Ireland. In the early nineteenth century the 8th and 9th Earls engaged renowned architects, Francis Johnson and then James Sheil to modernise the castle creating the design for the building which stands today. Voted Best Parkland Course in the greater Dublin area in the Golf Digest Ireland 2013 Top 100 Courses, it rose to worldwide prominence as host of The 2011 Solheim Cup. It was also host venue to the Ladies Irish Open 2010/2012. Set in historic grounds of a 12th century Norman castle, this spectacular 600 acre estate is home to a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with world class golf and practice facilities. It also houses Europe’s only Dave Pelz Scoring Game School.

  • The Hill of Tara

    Tara, the ancient inauguration site of the High Kings of Ireland, is an evocative place celebrated in myth and legend. From the top of the hill there are dramatic views towards the Mourne and Cooley Mountains in the north east, across the Central Plain of Ireland to the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the southwest and to the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains in the south. Location Halfway between Dunshaughlin and Navan off the N3.