It’s a known fact that Dublin is an overly populated area. According to an article by RTE, published in January 2020, Dublin is the world’s 17th most congested city. To escape from the grid lock traffic, the endless queues and the higher property costs, more people have begun to trade the city for the calmer and open commuter towns.  There is a long list of built up commuter towns, we’ve explored three that we think are great.

Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Ashbourne is an established town in the South of Meath with a strong sense of community. Since the millennium, Ashbourne has seen a substantial rise in the population following the launch of several new housing developments within the Town.  The Town Centre has become a hive of activity with many boutiques, shops, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops located all within walking distance of one another. The Town Centre also hosts popular supermarkets such as Tescos, Dunnes Stores, Aldi and Lidl. Ashbourne offers great employment opportunities with a number of established offices and factories in operation throughout the town.  It would be wrong to not mention the famous Tayto Park which is situated just outside of the Town. While the park is built to pay homage to the beloved crisp, it is also highly popular for its attractions.

With everything located in the one spot, it would be hard to find a reason to leave Ashbourne, but if you do, Dublin City Centre can be quickly accessed. The M2 Motorway allows you to access the City Centre within half an hour while Bus Eireann also provide a regular service into Dublin which typically takes forty minutes.

Rush, Co. Dublin

Located on the coast of North Dublin, Rush is a quiet seaside town built within an idyllic setting. Compared to other coastal towns surrounding Dublin, property prices in Rush are far more competitive. Rush and its neighbouring town Lusk have been a hot spot for the new housing developments within recent years. Take advantage of the stunning coastal views with a relaxing walk down the sandy beach, or even take a dip if you’re brave enough! Golf lovers can spend their weekends improving their swing on the established Rush Golf Club. While the area is a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of Dublin City Centre, the city can still be quickly accessed along the M1 & M50 motorways. Dublin Bus, the Rush and Lusk Train line also offer regular services.

Naas, Co. Kildare

Naas has grown over a long period and has truly become an established town of its own. The accomplished schools and successful sports clubs have created a strong and active community within the Town.  With an abundance of amenities, Naas really has all that you could need. Naas is home to several popular shops, restaurants, and bars. It also has a leisure centre, cinema, theater and its own General Hospital. You can spend your free time wandering the aisles of Johnstown Garden Centre or unwinding in the Osprey Spa. There are a number of scenic walks in Naas including the path along the peaceful Naas branch of the Grand Canal and the picturesque Blessington Lakes are also a popular spot during the Summer months. Regular services from Bus Eireann, Sallins and Naas Train Station make an easy commute into Dublin. The N7 motorway adjoins onto the M50 motorway providing quick access to both North and Southbound routes.

Doran Estate’s Grand Opening of 308 Kimmage Road Lower

On the 27th of April 2019, Doran Estates held the grand opening of our new office at 308 Kimmage Road Lower, Terenure, Dublin 6W. It was a great pleasure to share the day with our past and present clients in attendance and we would like to share a massive thank you to each of them for their continued support.

Situated in a prime location, on the periphery of the City Centre, our new office is a bright and welcoming open plan space which allows our team to collectively work together in an efficient manner. This modern and larger office offers plenty of room for our existing team with room to grow for new members to support our expanding customer base.

Ireland’s favourite country singer, Nathan Carter and Dublin GAA star, Alan Brogan assisted our director, Bridget-Anne Doran in the cutting of the ribbon ceremony. The two well known Irish celebrities brought great joy and laughter to the day.

Bridget-Anne Doran, Nathan Carter & Alan Brogan cutting the ribbon at 308 Kimmage Road Lower, Dublin 6W

The memory of the late Frank Doran was also celebrated on this day. Frank was the master mind behind the new office. He envisioned a shop front which would welcome clients and potential customers to engage with the team at Doran Estates. He selected the location after months of carefully examining the area. Frank oversaw the building of the office from the ground up before his passing in April 2018. The Doran family were delighted to open the office in his honour, knowing that his ethos will forever remain within Doran Estates.

The Doran family outside the office of Doran Estates, 308 Kimmage Road Lower, Dublin 6W

The opening ceremony was followed by a reception held in Newlands Golf Club, Dublin 22. We would like to share a big thank you to the staff of Newlands Golf Club who made the evening special for everyone. It was a great opportunity to celebrate and catch up with our clients.

Now that our new office is open, we are so excited to see what new adventures will be in store. We would like to share an open invitation to old and new clients to stop by for a cup of tea and a catch up.