We are looking at moving out from Dublin to somewhere like Ratoath or Dunboyne to buy. Need to get into the Docklands and Grafton St. area respectively. Currently renting in Donabate, the commute by train is alright (about 40 mins) but driving in and out is an absolute nightmare and there's some unbridled housing development going on with no amenities, so we're hoping to move away and South Meath seems like a good fit.
Could people give their honest opinion (the good, the bad, the ugly!) on whether commuting from Ratoath or Dunboyne would be feasible, enjoyable, affordable, all or none of the above.
We have a young child so don't want to spend our entire lives commuting, and happy to drive part of the way.