Trim livestock mart site could accommodate over 100 houses

One of the remnant business sites in Trim, Co Meath – the venue for the weekly livestock sales for 53 years until 2004 – seems destined to be used for a housing development when it is sold shortly by joint agents REA TE Potterton and Raymond Potterton.

TE Potterton has been trading as an auctioneers since 1886, operating weekly livestock sales at Castle Street in Trim from 1957 until it relocated to an open site less than a mile away on Summerhill Road in 1962. The Trim Mart was for many years one of the largest on the north east.

The Potterton family still operate cattle and sheep sales in Delvin, Co Westmeath.

The joint agents are quoting in excess of €1.8 million for the 10.27 acres which are expected to accommodate well over 100 new homes.


The site is located between the Castle Arch Hotel and Knightsbridge Nursing Home, within five minutes of the town centre.

Trim has expanded to become a popular residential location within commuting distance of Dublin.

Jack Fagan

Jack Fagan

Jack Fagan is the former commercial-property editor of The Irish Times