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F.P.P. for 168 units, Southgreen, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare – approx. 12.4 acres (5 ha)


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• Excellent development opportunity with ‘Ready to Go’ planning permission
• With full planning permission for 168 residential units
• Site extending to approx. 12.4 acres (5 ha)
• Benefits from planning for a residential development comprising townhouses, semi-detached, duplexes and apartments
• Zoned Objective ‘C1′ – New Residential Phase 1 – ‘to provide and improve new residential areas

Type of Transaction

For Sale by Tender on Wednesday 15th May 2024.


The subject property is located on the northern side of Kildare in an area known as Southgreen, a primary road linking the town of Kildare with the southern town environs which includes the Irish National Stud, The Curragh Racecourse and Kildare Town Heritage Centre.

The lands are sited on the northern fringe of Kildare Town, approx. 600 metres from the train station, with the Kildare Community School to the immediate north of the lands and Kildare Village Outlet to the south.

The M7 motorway is located in close proximity to the property and provides a high level of accessibility nationally and to the surrounding townlands. Travel times include just 50 minutes to Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre, 95 minutes to Limerick City and 2 hours to Cork City. There are regular bus services to Naas, Newbridge, Dublin, Limerick, Ennis and Tralee. It also has access to a first-class rail service for commuters, which is within walking distance of the lands, and includes services to Dublin Heuston (35 mins), Cork (2hrs 30 mins), Limerick (1 hr 30 mins), Portlaoise (23 mins) and Waterford (1 hr 40 mins).

In recent years, Kildare Town has re-invested in its amenities which today provides for a modern community with an established local identity. The town and its surrounding area has a number of unique assets which sets it out as a major international tourism destination, particularly in relation to its significant heritage and cultural features including the Curragh, Pollardstown Fen, the Irish National Stud, Japanese Gardens, Curragh Racecourse (home to the 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby) as well as the historic town centre.

Kildare Town can be described as a cosmopolitan community in a backdrop of living history. The town has strong historic roots from the High Kings of Ireland to the Normans and more recently the Anglo Irish – with Kildare Town embodying the layers of the nation’s history.

The County of Kildare and immediate area of the subject lands is typified by the Irish National Stud a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty and home to some of Ireland’s most magnificent horses and stunning gardens can be found.


The property occupies approximately 12.4 acres (5 ha) and presently comprises of agricultural lands laid out in grass cover. The surrounding area is primarily residential in nature with detached houses on moderate plots, backing onto agricultural lands, and higher density residential developments at Loughmaine and Walkers Gate.

The subject lands are bound by the Southgreen Road to the west, the Southgreen Link Road to the north, the Old Road to the east and the railway line to the south.


The lands are located in an area zoned Objective ‘C1′ – New Residential Phase 1 under the Kildare Town Local Area Plan 2023 – 2029. Under this zoning objective the lands are outlined ‘to provide and improve new residential areas and for associated local shopping and other services incidental to new residential development’.

Planning Permission

The subject property was granted planning permission from An Bord Pleanála (Ref: ABP-318401-23) in February 2024 for the residential development of 168 units in a mixture of houses, apartments and duplex units.

The planning permission has been led by McCrossan O’Rourke Manning.


We have been advised that all mains services are accessible, however all interested parties must satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.


We are advised that that property is held Freehold. Full details on title can be made available by the Solicitors.

Tender Procedure

Completed tenders should be marked ‘Southgreen Tender’ and returned to Margetson & Greene Solicitors, 35 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 in a sealed envelope no later than 12 noon on Wednesday, 15th May 2024 (unless previously sold). The vendor will not be obliged to accept the highest or any tender.

Further Information & Viewings

Further information is available upon request. Viewings are to be arranged strictly by appointment through the agents.

All relevant planning information and engineering detail can be obtained from our data room which is available on request.

Margetson & Greene Solicitors, 35 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.

Selling Agents

Will Coonan
Coonan Property
T: +353 1 628 6128


Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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