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St Josephs, School Street, Kilcock, Co. Kildare

€300,000 - Asking Price For Sale by Tender 254 sqm approx


Shery Fitzgerald Brady O'Flahertty are proud to present to the marker this landmark period building in the centre of the vibrant town of Kilcock.

Dating back to the 1870's and extending to c. 254 sq. m. / c. 2,733 sq. .ft. and occupying an overall site area of c. 0.133 HA/c.0.33 acre with pedestrian entrance to rear from School Street.

Magnificent building with many original features still intact offering a unique opportunity to create something special in this pivotal town centre location.


Unique period limestone building extending to c. 254 sq. m. with beautiful exposed truss roofing, windows and doors. The building itself is primarily rectangular in shaped with pine timber flooring, raised stage area and open plan hall area suitable and adaptable for a multiplicity of uses. The building is identified as a "protected structure" in Kilcock Local Area Plan 2015 - 2021.


Built in 1871 with the St. Josephs Christian Brothers, it replaced the former Parish Church on the same site. It was designed in the neo-gothic revival style and the architect (JJ McCarthy) who designed it also designed St. Cocas Church in Kilcock.

The building was home to the boys school in Kilcock for over 100 years until the mid 1980s. In the intervening years it has been used by various local groups to host musicals, concerts and a multitude of sporting activities.


"St Joseph’s" occupies a prime town centre location in the heart of Kilcock with extensive frontage onto School Street. Kilcock itself is a vibrant expanding commuter town on the banks of the Royal Canal with a current population of approx. 6,900 as per the 2016 census. It is situated c. 33 km west of Dublin city centre, just off the motorway (Exit 8) and is located approx. 5 kms west of the affluent university town of Maynooth. Kilcock boasts excellent transport links to Dublin city centre via either road or by rail, as it boasts an excellent daily commuter rail service.

The town itself has experienced tremendous growth and development in recent years with a number of new residential developments under construction while the recently open Supervalue shopping complex has brought new life into the centre of Kilcock. The recently open Greenway on the banks of the canal will increase tourist numbers to the town in the coming years.

"St Joseph's School House is located on School Street just off the Square and Harbour area close to the commercial centre of Kilcock.


The entire property is zoned 'A'-Town Centre in the Kilcock Local Plan 2015 -2021

The zoning objective provides for; "the development and improvement of appropriate town centre uses including retail, commercial office and civiv uses"

Tender Procedure:

Tender documents etc. are available from the vendor's solicitor. Completed tender documents are to be returned to the office of O'Reilly Timmins & Co., Kilcock, Co. Kildare no later than 12 noon on the 27th March 2018. Email

Tel: (01) 6287697

BER Information

  • Rating: BER exempt

About the Area

Kilcock is a dormitory town in County Kildare, on the border with County Meath. Its population of 5,533 makes it the ninth largest town in Kildare and 87th largest in Ireland. Local industries include a large distribution centre (Musgraves) which supplies SuperValu and Centra stores across the country.

The M4 motorway opened in 1994 and bypasses Kilcock to the south of the town. The motorway connects Dublin to the west of the country. The NRA developed an outer orbital motorway, which extends 80 km from Naas to Drogheda, via Kilcock. Kilcock is also the only place in Europe where a road, a canal (royal canal) and a railway and a river (the rye river also known as The Rye water) run side-by-side. Kilcock at present has three primary schools and one secondary school.