Dunshaughlin Town Extension

It is hard to believe that between 1919-1945 there were only eight private households in Dunshaughlin.  We have come a long way since those times.  Dunshaughlin for the last century has housed both the council offices for the region and our local Courthouse.  The name Dunshaughlin itself deriving from St. Sechnall, which is believed to be the nephew of St. Patrick.  From the late 1980’s into the 1990’s a lot of new houses appeared around the village and with this our population grew which encouraged the setting up of many new organisations eg. Sporting clubs, Community organisations and Associations.  With the influx of our increased population combined with the previous families of Dunshaughlin we have seen Dunshaughlin GFC win three senior county championships in a row at the turn of the Millennium, and going from there to the All-Ireland club semi-final in 2002.  

Once again these are changing times for Dunshaughlin as it has recently been announced that we are to get our new Primary School.  This is great news for our Local Community.  The school is scheduled to be open for September 2019.  Louth/Meath Educational Training Board have been awarded with the patronage.  Its temporary building will be Dunshaughlin GAA in September 2019 with the schools permanent home being The Dublin Road.  

The face of Dunshaughlin town is changing rapidly with the incoming of shops/brands Costa, Lidl and announced in March of this year Aldi.  

GEM Groups application for its housing development inDunshaughlin has been approved by An Bord Pleanala.  This developement comprises of 913 residential units, consisting of 505 houses, 186 duplex units and 222 apartments on the site.  90 of these homes will be allocated for social housing.  It will also include neighbourhood centre facilities including a childcare centre, two retail units and a primary healthcare unit for a gym.  The application also includes open space areas such as playgrounds and pedestrian and cycling areas.  The development is an ideal location for first time buyers and families with the hope that it may pave the way for the Railway line to open for both Dunshaughlin & Navan in the future.  

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