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Townspark, , Birr, Co. Offaly, R42 YN52

Development & Land Property (5.59 acres) Sale Agreed

Sale Agreed


  • Future redevelopment opportunity located between R439 and N52 Tullamore Road.
  • Sitauted to the rear of Lidl.
  • Comprises approx. 2.26ha (5.59 acres).
  • Zoned: Mixed/general community services/facilities uses under the Birr and Environs Dev Plan 2010-2016.
  • Planning permission for access from the propsoed Birr Town Distributor Road.


Birr is situated in the Midlands and is the largest town in South-West Offaly. The town provides “Key Services” to its rural hinterland and the western part of the Midlands Region. The population of the town and environs is approx 5,811 (Urban and Rural areas 2011). Birr is the principal market town of South Offaly and also for parts of north east Tipperary. The main street is lined with a wide variety of shops to cater for all needs.

Within the town there are a number of educational facilities including 3 primary schools; St Brendan's Boys school, Mercy Primary School & the Church of Ireland denominated - Model Primary School. There is one secondary school - St. Brendan's Community School.

Birr is conveniently located between the M7 (Dublin-Limerick) motorway, and the M6 (Dublin-Galway) motorway. The N52 (Dundalk-Nenagh) and N62 (Athlone-Roscrea) national secondary routes run through the historic town and provide direct access to Tullamore and Athlone.The highly scenic Slieve Bloom Mountains and historic Clonmacnoise site are located close to Birr.

The historic core of Birr is composed of attractively restored Georgian buildings and graceful wide streets. Birr Castle Demesne and gardens is home of the Parsons family while the Leviathan of Parsonstown which was for a time the largest telescope in the world. The town is a designated Irish Heritage Town with a carefully preserved Georgian heritage. A number of hotels are situated in the town including the County Arms and Dooly's Hotel.

Full Description

The lands are level and rectangular in shape and extend to approximately 2.26 hectares (5.59 acres). They are located between the R436 and N52 Roads.


The lands are zoned S5 under the Birr and Environs Dev Plan 2010-2016 Mixed/general community services/facilities uses/public/community/educational. Uses generally include community related development (including the provision of schools, community halls, health care institutions, utilities, libraries and development for other community uses).


Planning permission was granted on the subject lands on 16/4/2009 to construct a site entrance and access from the lands onto the Link Road proposed between the R436 and N52 roads at Townspark, Birr which has been permitted under Planning Reference No. BR1563.

The development will consist of a 9m wide roadway entrance of 3 no. equal width lanes and extensions of the grass verge, cycle lane and footpath either side from the edge of the proposed Link Road.BR1563 was granted on 23/12/2008 for a housing development of 204 no. residential units to include 156 plus duplexes and 6 blocks of apartments plus a new link road from Banagher Road, to easternmost boundary of site with new roundabout on Banagher Road and a second roundabout connecting to new access road, and a new vehicular entrance point off access road to adjacent lands, all on site of 8.10Ha between the Banagher and Tullamore Roads.

Viewing Details

By special appointment with the sole letting agent, Lisney.

Contact Details

Address: St Stephen's Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353-1-638 2700 or you can also email us at

Lisney for themselves and the Vendor/Lessor whose Agents they are give notice that:

1. These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the Agents or the Vendor/Lessor and none of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.

3. The particulars, various plans, photographs, dimensions, references to condition and permissions for use and occupation  are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and any intending Purchasers or Tenants shall satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to correctness of each of them. No omission, accidental error or misdescription shall be ground for a claim for compensation or for the rescission of the contract by either the Vendor/Lessor or the Purchaser/Tenant.

  4. Neither the Vendor/Lessor nor Lisney nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. 5. Prices are quoted exclusive of VAT (unless otherwise stated) and all negotiations are conducted on the basis that the Purchaser/Tenant shall be liable for any VAT arising on the transaction. PSRA No. 001848.

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.