Location & Amenities

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Location & Local Information

Steeplechase is ideally located to offer the best of both worlds to home-owners. The beautifully landscaped surroundings of Steeplechase overlooking open green meadows and scenic countryside creates a peaceful and tranquil living environment on the doorstep of the thriving village of Ratoath, with Dublin City Centre within easy commuting distance. There are a vast amount of attractions and amenities all located within a short distance of Steeplechase, which are guaranteed to please a wide range of interests. 

Transport

Train

Ratoath is situated 8.6 km from M3 Parkway Station (a 1,200 space park and ride facility) on the Dunboyne rail line with direct access to Docklands Station.

Road
The M3 motorway (63 km) provides an excellent road into Dublin, the North and linking to the M50 road network. 

Bus Service
Ratoath is well serviced by buses. 
105 & 103: Ratoath-Dublin
109A: which covers DCU, Ikea, Dublin Airport, Ashbourne, Ratoath, Dunshaughlin & Navan
104: Ashbourne, Ratoath & Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

Shopping

Ratoath enjoys all of the best value supermarkets such as SuperValu, Tesco and Spar. The town provides other essential services such as Bank of Ireland, Ratoath Credit Union, pharmacies, hair & beauty salons, barbers, health & fitness centres, clothes shops, dry cleaners, florists, and stores catering for DIY/interior design needs.  The nearby Blanchardstown Shopping Centre provides a vast selection of leading international retail stores.

Education

There are a choice of excellent creches, national schools and a secondary school in Ratoath.

 

 

Entertainment

There is no shortage of choice for a night out in Ratoath with a range of restaurants from Italian to Chinese and a choice of three pubs.

And for a little culture, there is top-rate entertainment at The Venue Theatre which opened in 2006, seating 234 in comfortable and intimate surroundings. It is delighted to present the very best in musical and theatrical entertainment in the heart of Meath.

Leisure Activities

There is an abundance of leisure facilities to meet all tastes and interests on the doorstep of Steeplechase.

Golf
There is a choice of golf courses only a 10-15 drive from the village such as Ashbourne, Blackbush, Carton House and Killeen Castle. The popular Ratoath Pitch & Putt Club is directly across from Steeplechase.

 

Fishing
Nearby Dunshaughlin offers the beautiful Rathbeggan Lakes where there is an Angling Centre and Family Park.

Horse Racing - Fairyhouse
Home to the Grand National since 1870, Ratoath boasts of having one of Ireland's top race courses at the famous Fairyhouse.

Sporting Activities
Ratoath has top facilities for GAA, soccer and rugby as well as an athletics club, a tennis club, scouts and a boxing club.

Community Centre
The Ratoath Community Centre, opened in 2006, hosts a range of activities including Performing Arts, classes for various styles of dance, kickboxing and boxercise, Yoga, Drama Group, Musical Society, Garden Club, Chess Club, Tai Chi and a range of activities specifically for children including Parent/Toddler Groups, Taekwondo for children(for further details including a full list of activities, please see www.ratoathcc.ie.)

Healthcare

Your healthcare needs are well provided for in Ratoath. Services include GPs, dentists, physiotherapy, counselling, nursing homes, and holistic therapies such as meditation, reflexology, massage and reiki. There are two large hospitals within 30 minutes drive of Ratoath:

  • Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 is a 20 minute drive (17km) on the N3.
  • Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9 is a 30 minute drive (26 km) on the N2.
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