Dowdstown House and the ‘Far East Offices’ comprise two properties located within the picturesque setting of Dalgan Park, Co Meath. Dowdstown House is currently used as office, counselling rooms and has previously provided overnight accommodation; the ’Far East Offices’ is in use as office accommodation. The properties neighbour each other and offer an unrivalled opportunity to secure a unique foothold in the historical county of Meath.

Dowdstown House

house1_349The original Dowdstown House was built in the 19th Century. It was later extended in the latter part of the 19th Century and again by its current owners in the mid-20th Century.  The property as we see it today sits imposingly on the landscape. It is approximately 2,855 Sqm in size with approximately 113 rooms.  Its current use, in part, offers counselling accommodation with ancillary office accommodation.  The remainder of the building is utilised for retreat purposes, with occasional overnight accommodation. [more]

Far East Offices


The Far East Office property is originally a late 1920’s structure with the addition of a ground and first floor wing completed in the late 1940’s/early 1950’s, positioned to the left of the main entrance door.

The property offers a mature woodland setting, with a lawn perimeter on three sides and black-top/light gravel forecourt to the front with plenty of parking. [more]



Dowdstown House and the Far East Offices are nestled in the picturesque setting of Dalgan Park estate.

Dalagn Park is located on the R147 between Exit 7 on the M3 and Navan town, which is a 35km/22 minute drive from the M50 (Junction 6), 47km/37 minute drive from Dublin Airport and 6.5km/10 minute drive southeast of Navan Town Centre.  The landscape is breath-taking and the locality steeped in history which dates back to prehistoric, early Christian and medieval times. [more]


The Columban Fathers originating from Shrule in Co Galway, took ownership of Dowdstown House and Estate in 1927 for the purpose of establishing a new headquarters and constructing a new seminary, however the property has had numerous owners throughout its history.   [more]


There are no recent planning applications in respect of either Dowdstown House or the Far East Offices

The subject properties are not zoned for a specific use objective in the current Meath County Council Development Plan 2013 – 2019 and we understand that this position is unlikely to change in the short to medium term. [more]

Additional Accommodation

Dowdstown House and the Far East Offices are available with up to 31 acres (12.5 hectares) of pasture land, which is located predominately to the front of the properties.  For visual reference, please see aerial footage or site plan in the Data Room.  Additionally, further accommodation is available in the main St Columbans College, which is the large building complex located on the right hand side of the access avenue from the main entrance. 

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