Famed public house opposite castle gates

A landmark and long established public house premises is on the market in Trim, with the offering for sale of McCormack's on Castle Street.

Asking €625,000, McCormack’s is a popular town centre licensed premises, situated opposite Trim Castle and benefitting from both local and visiting clientele.

Tastefully furnished and in excellent decorative condition with a traditional style spacious public bar, snug and spacious lounge with large function room on the first floor, it offers considerable potential for the establishment of a food business.

Trim Castle was the setting for the film 'Braveheart' in 1995 and many of the stars, including Mel Gibson, were regulars in McCormack’s. The walls of the premises feature memorabilia of local and national interest, including from that filmmaking.

Trim is situated on the river Boyne and has a population of approximately 10,000. This charming, well-planned town attracts a large number of visitors and has developed a reputation as being the hospitality capital of the north east. The town has a host of excellent hotels including Knightsbrook, Trim Castle and Castle Arch and has now established itself as a go-to location for dining out with a number of first-class restaurants.


The well laid out accommodation extends to approximately 400 square metres / 4,305 square feet, with a spacious public bar with high class finish and solid oak counter with generous rear of counter workspace , with access to cellar and cold room.

The large lounge with top quality seating has a well-vented smoking area; ladies and gents toilets with quality finish, and a separate entrance from street to a first floor function room with toilets. A storeroom is suitable for conversion to kitchen. All mains services are provided including gas.

Trim has won the prestigious Irish Tidy Towns competition many times including the overall award in 2022, thus highlighting the strong sense of community. The town is noted for Trim Castle - the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland having attracted approximately 111,000 paid visitors in 2022, and the pub is superbly located directly across from the entrance to the castle. The OPW has advanced plans for an Interpretive Centre to replace the old town hall which lies adjacent to the castle.

Joint agents are Sherry FitzGerald Royal, Trim, and Shane O’Hanlon, Market Square, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.