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16-11-2018, 23:44   #31
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Do you take public transport? Thanks
Sorry, yeah I get the train, regular trains to Dublin heuston. 40 min journey.
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16-11-2018, 23:46   #32
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Hi, if you had a choice to buy in Kildare, Meath, Wicklow, Louth any of Dublin neighbouring counties or towns , where would you buy and why?
Budget= 310K
Max acceptable commute time = 1.10 hours to Dublin city center
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I went with Mornigton, just the Dublin side or Drogheda. 3 story 4 bed semi for 275k, 60 mins on bus to IFSC, only 22 mins from airport by car. By the sea etc. Drogheda is 5 mins away and has everything I need. Swords and blanch 20/30 mins away respectfully if I need them (rarely do). I'm originaly from the area which helps but it's very much commuter central.

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Thank you everyone keep the suggestions coming greatly appreciate.
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17-11-2018, 00:01   #34
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Kilcock in Kildare. Nice area not far at all.
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Kilcock in Kildare. Nice area not far at all.
Yes not far indeed, always wondered what it's like looks like a good stock of housing is available .. family friendly and safe in general?
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17-11-2018, 06:38   #36
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I'd be another person who thinks Maynooth is a good bet- however, your budget isn't going to go far there!
Your transport options from Maynooth to the city centre are second to none- its the terminus for the commuter line to Dublin.
It also has a remarkable array of services, facilities and amenities on your doorstep.
Your budget would be sorely stretched to get something nice there though...........
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I've lived in Naas and Maynooth. Both are fine but if I was looking longterm I would choose Naas. Swords is a good call. Vibrant town and affordable.

Leixlip not great. Too many houses and not enough amenities.

Bray would be fine but probably expensive.

Check out Clongriffin as well for affordability. The rebuilt Priory Hall looks lovely.
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I know you might end up moving job but think about where the terminus is. For example if you worked at IFSC then be on somewhere where the trains come into Connolly. The extra leg of a journey can sometimes be a killer both time and extra cost. You don't want to be getting a bus / train into town and then onto the luas.

Also if possible do a test run on the commute to see what it's like and consider whether you could hack it on a wet January morning.
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Naas is a lovely town still has that old town feel with good family stuff to do, plenty of restaurants and good pubs. Probably more shops needed in the town.
The big down side of Naas is no train station, I have friends who moved to Naas but purchased a house nearer to sallins.
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My colleague lives in Co Carlow. It takes the same length of time for him to drive home, as it takes me to get the luas home. Some nights he is home before me. So, if driving, Carlow/Kilkenny could be an option. Another guy I work with gets the train to and from Kilkenny town everyday.
Lived in Kilkenny for a few years, the greatest place to live so safe for kids no matter where you live, plenty to do and see at the weekends too.
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I see people advocating carlow edenderry and now kilkenny.

Lovely places but commute is surely very tough.

OP all my suggestions are out there so let me second

Bettystown and mornington
Kilcock

Rathoath Dunboyne Maynooth - these 3 a bit dear for you budget?

Navan wouldn't float my boat.

Someone did mention south end drogheda, some nice estates and the train.

Personally I'd be flat out researching bettystown. Seaside and good bus in through the tunnel.
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And if looking bettystown mornington watch the flood planes.

Mornington adjacent is nice too. One or two estates have a bad rep. Do your research. Had a project out there once. Only about 5 or 6 kids causing trouble. All pretty sound after a while
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Cheers folks, any thoughts on ashbourne, dundalk, ratoath?
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Premium cost and horrific traffic in Maynooth put us off there although we viewed a fair few houses. I recommend Kilcock or Naas although be careful where in Naas you go related to public transport to the city as it’s a big town
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Monasterevin is a small quiet enough town that unlike other towns in Kildare is not choked with traffic. And you get a lot of bang for your buck.

My sister works near the school area of Newbridge and lives the other end of the town. It can take her 30 minutes some days to negotiate the traffic. Her husband works a lot in Dublin, and sometimes me with him. If we leave the same time in the morning, I always arrive well before him despite the extra 13/15 miles on the M7.
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