The former Bank of Ireland premises in Athboy.

Former bank premises for sale in Athboy

Sherry Fizgerald Royal has brought what is describes as a "high profile landmark property" to the market at Upper Bridge Street in Athboy.

The period commercial property will be familiar to townsfolk and further afield as the former branch premises of Bank of Ireland, which closed last October after the bank annouced that 88 of its branches around the country would no longer be maintained.

Prior to that, it was the site of the Royal Irish Constabulary barracks in the town.

The substantial two-storey property extends to to 369 square metres (3,978 square feet), with huge potential for a multitude of uses, including commercial, office, hospitality and residential. There is a mix of open plan and private rooms with good natural light. A coach house to the rear offers potential conversion to residential accommodation.

The property comprises a detached two-storey landmark property built circa 1910 with a single storey extension to the side. The entire extends to approximately 227 square metres (2,443 square feet).

Internally the property consists of an open plan retail floor, ancillary office accommodation, canteen facilities and storage areas. The first floor provides for further office accommodation.

To the rear of the property is a store and a two-storey building which could be converted into commercial or residential accommodation. The property benefits from a rear yard which provides car parking for four to five cars. The subject property is a listed building in the record of protected structures.

The property occupies a high-profile position in Athboy. The building is extremely well located with excellent footfall and within walking distance of all local amenities. The area benefits from daily bus routes to towns of Trim, Dublin, Cavan, Navan, and Drogheda, and a public realm plan is currently going through the Meath County Council planning process.

The property is zoned B1 – Commercial/Town or Village Centre under the Meath County Development Plan 2020-2026 which is defined as ‘To protect and enhance the special physical and social character of existing town and village centre and to provide for new and improved town centre facilities and uses’. The zoning allows for a range of commercial and residential uses. Handling the sale is David Costello of Sherry Fitzgerald Royal in Trim on (046) 943 1525 or The asking price is €325,000.