Ashbourne can provide the location, the people, the skills, the languages and the services that can offer you an excellent place for your business.
Ashbourne is strategically located in the South of County Meath and is an important town with a growing population. Situated on the M2 motorway, Ashbourne links to the M50, the Dublin Orbital Motorway in just 15 minutes, and within 21 minutes links to Dublin Airport.. In recent years, Ashbourne has seen rapid development with the creation of a brand new town centre and streetscapes.
The town of Ashbourne and its adjoining village of Ratoath have experienced rapid expansion in population which now stands at over 20,000 and growing. In addition, it has a significant population of nearly 1.5 million people within a catchment area of a 45 minute drive time.
Ashbourne Retail Investment Prospectus
There are many reasons why Ashbourne is an excellent location for your retail business. Ashbourne has a great selection of both nationally recognised brands and local independent retailers offering customers an attractive shopping experience. There are a range of leisure facilities and tourist attractions which in addition to local residents, brings a large number of tourists to its doorstep. Ashbourne is located on the M2 motorway which connects directly to Dublin and through the M50 with Dublin Airport (Average 20 minutes travel time) and Dublin Port (Average 25 minutes travel time) as well as the national motorway network. With a well-populated, growing catchment area and highly educated workforce, Ashbourne is an excellent choice to locate your retail business with the support of Meath County Council and Meath Local Enterprise Office.
Read our Ashbourne Retail Investment Prospectus to find out more.
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Largo Food Exports Ltd
“Ashbourne has been a great location for our business. We are ideally located with the M2 motorway linking us directly to Dublin City, Dublin Port and most importantly the Airport. While the “quality of life” that is available to our staff makes this an excellent location for our business and our staff.
Our business has found Ashbourne to be an ideal base of operations and we can therefore recommend Ashbourne as an excellent business location for any prospective inward investment.”
“Ashbourne was the desired location for Tayto Park with the accessibility of the M50 and N2 only minutes away. Tayto Park is situated in a beautiful location within County Meath which is the’ Heritage Capital of Ireland’. We have a local committed workforce who truly add to the experience of Tayto Park. We endorse Ashbourne and North East Meath as a great place to do business.”
Ashbourne has its enterprise zone located on the edge of town close to Junction 5 on the M2 motorway. This zone consists of five Business Parks and Industrial Estates, offering the complete range of office and industrial environments to suit all sizes of operation from small/medium to large scale facilities, as outlined below:
Languages & Skills
Multinational companies operate on a global basis and require staff with multilingual languages skills to support their operations. Ashbourne has a wide range of nationalities living locally and can offer more than 37 languages spoken as mother tongue within its catchment area. See the brochure below for details of these figures.
Ashbourne is a bustling regional town offering a wide range of entertainment and leisure facilities for all the family.
Leisure and Entertainment
Ashbourne Library offers an excellent facility at the heart of the town catering for both adults and children’s interests. It is a first class facility which also offers exhibitions, lectures, meeting areas and special events.
The town also has a 6 screen cinema located in the Ashbourne Industrial Estate, catering for over 1000 people. Tayto Park, a family fun and activity park, is also located on the towns’ outskirts.
The town enjoys excellent sports facilities and with over 17 local clubs, a wide variety of sports is being catered for, including the magnificent Donaghmore/Ashbourne GAA Club.
In addition a wide range of other pastimes and sports are catered for throughout the county including equestrian facilities in a number of locations such as the Tattersalls Equestrian Complex on the outskirts of Ratoath Village and the excellent Ashbourne Golf Club.
Music, Festivals and Events
The town offers a good range of things to do and to see from festivals to historic sites. Large festival events for a great family day out include the world famous open air rock concert at Slane, the Irish Grand National Racing at Fairyhouse and the historic Tara Hill, the seat of the High Kings of Ireland.
Ashbourne is close to the Boyne Valley, an area of outstanding beauty and history with many famous and important historical locations such as the Hill of Tara, Newgrange, Oldbridge House, Trim Castle and Kells.
Ashbourne has a wide variety of excellent housing choices to suit your lifestyle preferences. Whether you prefer the buzz of the town life or the quiet calm of a rural setting, Ashbourne has plenty of options for you. From large detached family homes to semi detached houses to bungalows or apartments, an array of options await you in Ashbourne
Ashbourne can offer you and your family a great lifestyle as well as a great location for your business.
For more information on choosing Ashbourne as your business destination, please refer to the Economic Brochure for Ashbourne.
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Ashbourne Economic Opportunities Brochure pdf, 1,718kb