Unconfirmed reports are suggesting that Dowth Hall, between Slane and Drogheda, has been
sold to the Government.
It’s understood the price tag is in the region of €10 million.
The deal is understood to include 552 acres of prime land and nearby Netterville Manor
which has acted as the Company’s European HQ.
The sale was handled by Sherry Fitzgerald Country Homes and Estates.
Laytown/Bettystown Aontú representative Peter Whelan, says assuming the State has
purchased the property, it is good news for the taxpayer.
“Last May I put a parliamentary question through Peadar Toibín TD to the minister asking
that the state buy Dowth hall in Slane Co. Meath.
“I now urge the government to please keep the valuable local knowledge of the people who
worked for Devenish , the previous owners , who had done amazing research and
development on the different varieties of grasses etc that can help agricultural practices to
become more friendly to our environment .
“I look forward to seeing this project go all the way now and will continue to take a keen
interest in it as both a local farmer and political representative in this beautiful Boyne valley.”
Speaking to Meath Live, a spokesperson with the Devinish Corporation in Belfast would
neither confirm or deny that the property has been sold.