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Places to stay in Blackrock

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Experience authentic Georgian elegance is this unique large OVAL studio apartment, overlooking park. Accommodates two in cosy sleeping loft. Light a fire, cook dinner in the designer kitchen, and then head out to enjoy the attractions of the city.
Come stay in one of Dublin's unique Georgian apartments, a perfect oval room, situated on Mountjoy Square, in the heart of Dublin's North Georgian core, and just minutes from O'Connell Street. This large studio apartment is on the ground floor of a beautiful redbrick townhouse, built in 1792. Both house and apartment retain all their original features, combined with modern comforts. The apartment has a fantastic 10ft window and overlooks a quiet side street, with an oblique view of the park. It has a working black Kilkenny marble fireplace with a spectacular gilt over-mantle mirror. The log basket is fully stocked with fuel- we charge cost price on an 'honour system'. The fully equipped kitchen has a granite worktop, a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and microwave. The rest of the apartment is comfortably furnished with period furniture including a Georgian oval 'hunt' dining table and four matching chairs, a comfortable 6 ft., sofa, TV & DVD player along with an iPod/iPhone dock for music. A small library of Irish books, and DVD's is available. The bedroom is upstairs and overlooks the apartment. It has a comfortable contract-quality double bed, Siberian white goose down duvet and pillows and pure Pima/Egyptian cotton sheets. Read in comfort with vintage Anglepoise reading lights. PLEASE NOTE there is restricted headroom in the sleeping loft, and consequently, the bed is low. ALSO, while the apartment faces a relatively quiet side street, it is on the corner of a fairly busy main road, so there will be traffic noise.... A 90cm contract-quality FOLDAWAY single bed, and extra linens are available for a third guest. A charge of €10, to cover the cost of the extra laundry, will be collected upon arrival, if the room is occupied as a twin. The bathroom has a high-pressure shower and loads of storage space. •You will receive a welcome pack of the basics- quality tea, coffee, home-made granola and preserves, yoghurt, fresh fruit, free-range eggs. •100% cotton bed linen and towels are provided •Local tourist information and guide books available •Free wi-fi •Hair dryer •Fuel, at cost price, is available for the fire, if required - typically €10-20 for a night. •Washing machine and dryer are available in the building- we will do your laundry for you, for €10:00 CHECK-IN IS FROM 3pm, but we are happy to take in your bags AFTER 9am, and can give you keys to come aback at your leisure, after 3pm. CHECK-OUT IS BY 11am, please. The house is perfectly located for exploring the city; all of the city's cultural institutions are within walking distance and the transport connections are excellent. Airport bus (41) passes door, 4 min. walk to LUAS CROSS CITY line, at Parnell and Marlborough. 8 min. walk to LUAS RED line on ABBEY and Marlborough, DART, (Connolly and Tara) and city busses. Dublin Bikes stand opposite house. KARIN'S GUIDE TO THE CITY LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING, SERVICES AND BREAKFAST OPTIONS In general, shopping hours are 9.30-6pm, with late-night shopping till 8pm on Thursdays. Sunday opening is from noon. BREAKFAST The Kingfisher Café, a no-frills 'caff' on the corner of Parnell Square and Parnell Street West is good for breakfast, with friendly and efficient service. Good value, and good fish and chips later in the day. The Old Music Store on North Frederick Street, a few blocks NW of us, does a good Irish breakfast in comfortable surroundings. LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING Tops in Pops, just down the street to the right, for fresh local produce and basic groceries, 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. They are a fourth-generation local business, who have been trading on the site since 1931. The Londis corner store next door opens 8am to 10pm, but charge for privilege. There is an ATM machine at the back, right hand side of the store. Dunne's Stores, is the indigenous supermarket and department store chain, and has branches in every sizeable town throughout the country. There are two local branches. In North Earl Street, opposite O’Connell Street’s Spire, the Off-Licence (liquor store) is in a separate premises, a few doors apart - look for the James Joyce statue. You will find a bigger branch in the ILAC Shopping Centre, flanked by Henry Street, Moore Street and Parnell Street West (Moore Street entrance is opposite Paris Bakery). There is Metro Tesco on Parnell Street West, just past the Rotunda Hospital. A main branch is to be found in the basement of the Jervis Centre, off Henry Street. Carney’s Butchers, is another multi-generational local family business, which prides itself on the quality of its meat. In keeping with local tradition, they sell fresh fish on Friday’s. F.X. Buckley’s Butchers have two local branches; Moore Street and Talbot Street. This is a very old Dublin business and they have everything; free-range pork, beef and lamb from their own herds, poultry, game in season and fish, and, in the Moore Street branch, a deli counter for cooked meats next door. They are very obliging, and the lads have a great line in smart (sassy) chat. PHARMACIES Foley's Pharmacy on Parnell Street East is a 100+ year-old family business; they are very helpful. Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9am 6pm. There is a late-night pharmacy, Hickey’s at 55 Lower O’Connell Street, (west side, within the block closest to the river). Opening hours: 8am -10pm M-F, 8.30am-10pm Saturday. 10am 10pm Sunday. Web: (EMAIL HIDDEN) POST OFFICES Our nearest Post Office is the Main City Post Office, the GPO, on O’Connell Street. 1828 façade, but badly damaged in the 1916 Rising, and largely rebuilt in 1928. The main hall is beautiful, with its entire original, 1928, fittings intact. It also contains the iconic statue, by Oliver Shepherd, The Dying Cuchullain. You will find a booklet with postal rates in the black folder. BANKS Allied Irish Bank has a branch on O’Connell Street, at the SW junction with Parnell Street, opposite the Rotunda Hospital. There is a bank of ATMs in the wall, on the O'Connell Street facade. Bank of Ireland has a branch at Lower O’Connell Street, on the east side of the street, between Middle Abbey Street and Ashton Quay. ATM inside, opens 8am to 9pm. MEDICAL AND DENTAL PRACTICES Mountjoy Medical Practice, Dr. Gerry Roebuck, Dr. Holly Porter (female) Dr. Colm Killeen. 2-3 Baker’s Yard, Portland Street North. Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Opening hours 9-1.30 and 3.30-5.30. You can just drop in. €50 per visit. Frederick Dental Clinic, Dr. Peter Dwyer, North Frederick Street. -My dentist- is happy to see people on an emergency basis. Call for appointment. Tel:(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). NORTHSIDE LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND CAFES: 'The Cobalt Cafe', in a beautiful Georgian house on North Great Georges Street, which doubles as a gallery, is great for lunch. Parnell Street, Dublin's emerging 'Chinatown' is just a half a block to the south. Mr Fox, on Parnell Square West is our local fine dining restaurant, serving modern Irish food in a smart and comfortable setting. The menu is interesting and inventive, and they have a separate vegetarian menu, which has had the same care lavished on it. Nearer the river, 'Le Bon Crubeen' (crubeen=pig's trotter- it's a modern Franco-Irish restaurant) is on Talbot Street, as is the venerable and immensely popular 'Talbot 101'. It is packed to the gunnels with locals between 5.54 and 7.15, enjoying their pre-theatre supper before the Abbey curtains rise at 7.30, when they relinquish their seats for the rest of us! On the riverfront, I love Panem, facing the Millennium Bridge, for a quick coffee and a delicious Sicilian almond biscuit, baked on the premises. A few doors down, you'll find a cluster of Italian bars, cafes and restaurants serving good quality food. Half a block to the east is the trendy 'Winding Stairs' restaurant, with its book-lined walls (relics of a former second-hand bookshop-cum-cafe of the same name), while The Woollen Mills, opposite the Halfpenny Bridge, has a sophisticated casual menu, based on 'plates' for sharing.Back on Capel Street, locals rave about Brother Hubbard for lunch. LOCAL PUBS include the 'Hill 16' just opposite the house, on Gardiner Street - very popular with the GAA crowd on match days (the Gaelic Athletic Association Stadium, Croke Park, is just 3 blocks to the east), they pull a superb 'pint'. ‘The Heritage Parnell’, on Parnell Street West, just around the corner from O’Connell Street 'The Flowing Tide', on the corner of Marlborough Street, opposite the Abbey Theatre, is one of my favorites - after the curtain goes down in the Abbey, half the cast are likely to be at the bar. A few doors closer to O’Connell Street is Mulligan’s, another very nice pub, dating from the Edwardian era. 'The Church' on Mary Street, in a converted 1720's church, is another fine place for a drink; the former owner won many accolades for the high quality of the restoration. Capel Street has many typical local pubs, which have the added benefit of serving a largely local population. They include Mc’Neill’s' which is good for traditional music, and Slattery's . 'The Black Sheep' has the local craft beers covered, and does good bar food, (as does its sister pub, ‘The Brew Dock’, on Store Street, at the bottom of Gardiner Street. The north side traditional music 'musician’s' bar is 'The Cobblestone', at the top of Smithfield, and is suitably grungy. DEPARTMENT STORES AND FASHION Henry Street, off O’Connell Street, to the West, at the SPIRE, is the premier shopping street on the north side of the river. Here you will find Arnott’s the local department store, which highlights Irish fashion and design, throughout the store, and has several nice cafes. Henry Street also contains large branches of Debenhams and Marks&Spencers, as well as branches of most of the high street fashion chains. There are two large shopping centres, the Jervis, with a large branch of Tesco’s in the Basement, and the ILAC, which has a Dunnes Department Store, with a Food Hall in the basement. (You can shop for fresh produce on adjacent Moore Street, Dublin's oldest street market, now also home to a thriving cluster of ethnic food markets and restaurants.) NORTHSIDE CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS The North side of Parnell Square is home to the city's Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art; we share a significant collection of Impressionist painting with the Tate Gallery in London, part of the Hugh Lane Bequest, which is rotated in seven-year cycles. Next door is the Writer's Centre, and next door again, is the Writer's Museum, with a Michelin-starred restaurant in the basement, the amazing Chapter One. Down on the East side of Parnell Square is the beautiful jewel-box that is the Gate Theatre - part of the 18th-century entertainment complex established by the entrepreneurial Dr. Bartholomew, to help support his new Rotunda Maternity Hospital (the oldest purpose-built such hospital in the world, and still delivering babies on a daily basis, 270 years later (9000 is 2012). You could be seated in either the Abbey or Gate Theatres within 10 minutes of leaving the house, and the James Joyce Cultural Centre is even closer, on North Great Georges Street (don't forget to check out the Cobalt Cafe, opposite). Hop on the Luas Red Line, going west, in Abbey Street, halfway between Mountjoy Square and the river, and you will be dropped at the ‘Museum’. The National Museum, Collins Barracks, housed in an old military barracks, dating from 1702, contains the Decorative Arts Collections, (basically, everything post 1700). Descend at the next stop, ‘Heuston’ for IMMA, Ireland's National Museum of Modern Art, housed in the old Kilmainham Hospital, built in the1660’s. It pre-dates the more famous Chelsea Hospital in London by several years. Not to be missed is the Old Jameson Distillery, in Smithfield. Jameson was distilled here until 1971, when three historic distilleries amalgamated, and centralized distilling in Midleton, Co. Cork. The Museum is very well presented; one is guided around the distilling floor, among the huge old pot stills before retiring to the Bar to sample the goods. Nearby is one of the oldest churches in Dublin, St.Michan’s, on Church Street, dating from the mid-11thc. There are several mummified bodies in the basement, thought to be Crusaders. When I was a child, one was allowed to shake their hands….. SOUTHSIDE In the south city centre, the RESTAURANT HUB is in the pedestrian streets to either side of Grafton Street, and in Temple Bar. Particular favourites of mine include: * Nede, Temple Bar Square * Eden Bar and Grill, South William Street * The Green Hen, Wicklow Street * Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street, basement wine-bar, full service restaurant first- floor, and coffee bar within the food-hall on the ground floor. * Fade Street Social, Fade Street, tapas bar and full-service restaurant. * The Rustic Stone, Exchequer Street, upmarket, sophisticated and healthy ‘fast food’. * Cornucopia, Wicklow Street- vegetarian café day, full service by evening. * The Port House, South William Street, wine bar and tapas. * Pinxto, Crowe Street, Temple Bar, as above, same management. Southside city-centre TRADITIONAL PUBS we like are: * Mulligan's, Poolbeg Street * Neary's, Chatham Street * Grogan’s, South William Street * International Bar, Wicklow Street * O'Neill's, Suffolk Street * The Dawson Lounge, Dawson Street * The Stag's Head, Connaught Court * The Long Hall, South Great Georges Street * Doheny and Nesbitt’s, Merrion Row * Kehoe’s, South Anne Street * The Duke, Duke Street Fronting the river, TEMPLE BAR, with its vibrant mix of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, markets and cultural institutions occupies an area three blocks deep and ten blocks long. At the western end, look out for the two branches of the Queen of Tarts- a wonderful teas shop that offers really good home baking and teas and coffees, all served on mismatched antique china (Lord Edward Street and Cow's Lane). TEMPLE BAR FARMERS MARKET, is held every Saturday in Meeting House Square, 9-4.30, now has a smart new tensile roof for wet days, and is a good place to rub shoulders with the locals, whilst sampling local food culture. Don’t miss the Oyster Stall, Hick’s Pork Butchers, or David Llewyllan’s fantastic ‘Double L’ local cider- 100% apple (not even water), and the two local cheese stalls, among others. Don’t’ forget to check out the overflow stalls on Curved Street, where Rossa Crowe’s fantastic bread is on offer- Rossa took himself off to France for two years to train, and now produces slow fermented breads, made with the very best organic flours. TRINITY COLLEGE is a good orientation point; from here it is easy to find the mediaeval core, the cultural/political hub of the country around Kildare Street, and the Grafton Street fashion hub. The campus occupies a 40-acre (16ha.) site, and is over 400 years old, though what one sees today are mainly beautiful eighteenth-century buildings. It is worth a wander around, after a visit to spectacular Long Library, to see the Book of Kells and other illustrated Celtic manuscripts. From Front Gate, look south to Grafton Street or west up College Green and Dame Street, which lead to the mediaeval core. At the brow of the hill you will find: * Dublin Castle (visit the State Apartments, the Chester Beatty Library and the lovely garden in front (which is actually the helicopter-landing pad for the Castle). * The City Hall with its 'Museum of the Capital' in the basement is worth a look- the Hall is free, and there is a nominal charge for the Museum. * Christchurch Cathedral * Dublinia-in the Christchurch Chapterhouse (Viking Exhibition). * Old Saint Audeon's Church, built almost into the city wall. * St Patrick's Cathedral, and historic park beside. * Marshe's Library-the oldest public library in these islands, 1701. * Francis Street- the Antiques Quarter. * Thomas Street/Meath Street, for a touch of 'Old Dublin'. * The Guinness Storehouse. * Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, (IMMA) Ireland's National Gallery of Modern Art, with its wonderful, recently restored formal garden. KILMINHAM GAOL is worth a visit, and tells the story of Irish Nationalism. It can be reached via the grounds of IMMA, passing Bully’s Acre, and old graveyard, where Brian Boru was reputedly rested on his way to his final burial place in Armagh. Alternatively, exit onto Nassau Street, with its cluster of high-quality shops showcasing the best of Irish crafts - fashion, knitwear, weaving, glassware, ceramics and contemporary jewellery - the Kilkenny Shop has a great cafe upstairs, with views over College Park. Continue along the College Park railings till you reach Kildare Street, the cultural-institutional hub of the country. All of our national cultural institutions have free admission. Here you will find the National Library, and the National Museum, facing each other over the forecourt of Leinster House, home to the Oireachtas, our National Parliament. The National Library has a lovely exhibit on the poet, W.B. Yeats, and the Treasury, in the National Museum houses both the Bronze Age and Early Christian collections. On the opposite side of the block, on Merrion Street/Merrion Square, you will find the National Gallery, and the Natural History Museum (known to Dubliner's of my father's generation, as 'The Dead Zoo’. This is a very refreshing look to the past, with absolutely no interpretation, and nothing, not even a postcard, to buy). The National Gallery is halfway through a four-year renovation programme; in the meantime, the Millennium Wing, on Clare Street, has a ‘highlights of’ exhibition, and the Café and Gift Shop are also accessed via the Clare Street Entrance. GETTING AROUND Two operators offer Hop-On/Hop-Off tours: (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) They both offer a 2-day ticket, and cost roughly the same price - check them out online before you make up your mind. One can buy an integrated LEAP card in most newsagents, at train stations, and in the Dublin Bus Head Office at 42 O’Connell Street (on the west side of the street, just north of the Spire). This can be used on the LUAS, DART, some suburban mainline trains, and on Dublin Bus routes. There is also a 3-day tourist pass, the Freedom Ticket, which provides good value. €28 will give you 72 hours transport, starting at the Airport; Airlink from the airport, the Hop-On-Hop –Off tourist bus and all local bus routes. Web: (URL HIDDEN) •The DART, the local electric commuter train, runs north/south along the coast. The northside city centre station is Connolly, on Amiens Street, facing Talbot Street, but I usually suggest people use Tara Street, as Connolly is also a mainline station, and is very big, and a bit confusing. Tara is purely a commuter station, and is about the same distance. It is on George’s Quay, just south of the Custom House. The other south-side city centre station is Pearse, on Westland Row, at the south end of the Trinity campus. •The LUAS Red Line runs east-west through the north side of the city, as far east as the docks, and serves both Connolly and Heuston mainline stations. The nearest stop to Mountjoy Square is Abbey, on Middle Abbey Street, opposite the Abbey Theatre. The LUAS Green Line serves the south suburbs; Ranelagh, Dundrum, Leopardstown Racecourse, and on out to Cherrywood, on the county boundary with Wicklow. •Main cross-city bus routes run north-south through O’Connell Street. The No.7 terminates on Mountjoy Square North, and there is a ‘shopper’s fare’ of 70c, to Grafton Street- alight at Trinity. On the return journey it skirts the Trinity campus and comes along Pearse, to the east of the campus - catch it on Clare Street, at the Millennium wing of the National Gallery. •DUBLIN BIKES are free to use for the first half hour, and have a stand on Mountjoy Square West, but one needs to go to the Princes Street stand (to the right hand side of the General Post Office (GPO)), to purchase a short term card. It costs €2, and is only available to credit card holders. SHOPPING WITH A DIFFERENCE Those interested in the local fashion, art and design scene should look out for the following addresses (in no particular order): •Designist, South Great George's Street (stock chosen for good design) •Irish Design Store, Drury Street •Article, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre (housewares) •Irish Designer Store, Top floor Powerscourt Townhouse Centre •Cow's Lane Gallery, Temple Bar (artist’s collective) •The Jam Factory, Nicholas Street (artist’s collective) •Avoca, Suffolk Street •Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street •Designyard, South Frederick Street (jewellery) •Louise Kennedy, couturier, Merrion Square, and Tipperary Crystal •Gallery Zozimus, Francis Street (art gallery and carefully chosen crafts) •Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar (artist-printmaker’s gallery) •Magee's of Donegal, Duke Street, and, •Kevin and Howlin, Nassau Street have hand-woven tweeds covered. •Dubarry's, College Green produce wonderful, country-style outerwear, including the most perfect alternative to sweaty, waterproof Wellington boots… •Monaghan's, Hibernian Way, the House of Ireland on Nassau Street and the Sweater Shops on Wicklow Street and Nassau Street has the best selections of traditional knitwear. Monaghan's specialise in cashmere. •The Cloth Shop, St. William Street, for interesting designer fabric, including a good selection of Irish Linen, and Liberty of London INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS and MUSIC STORES Eason’s, O’Connell Street, is a Dublin institution for over 100 years. It encompasses a large stationery department, a branch of Tower Records on the top floor, academic books in the basement, a nice café and two floors of general books. It is a good place to browse books of Irish interest, and they have a really good Information Desk. Chapters, Parnell Street West is my ‘local’. John Gannon is one of the best booksellers in the business, and his staff are hand-picked enthusiastic bibliophiles, one and all. Stock is a mixture of the latest releases, and carefully chosen remaindered books. Their ordering service is superlative, and they ALWAYS know exactly what one is talking about, even with just the vaguest, half-remembered clues from a newspaper review. Very strong on contemporary fiction, natural history, non-fiction and books of Irish interest. Extensive second-hand section upstairs. The Secret Bookstore, Wicklow Street is another favourite. It’s tucked away down a passage, near the L’Occitane shop and often throws up gems among its large second-hand stock. An eclectic music store occupies the rear of the shop. Cathach Rare Books, Duke Street, specializes in Irish first editions, and have an interesting selection of Irish maps and prints. Stokes Books is another interesting antiquarian/secondhand shop, specializing in books of Irish interest. You’ll find it in Georges Street Arcade. Claddagh Records, Cecelia Street, Temple Bar, is primarily a music publisher, but they have a retail outlet in Temple Bar, which is the oldest independent music shop in Dublin, and specializes in traditional Irish music, with some interesting World Music additions. PLACES OF WORSHIP: Roman Catholic: Many Catholic churches have Mass on Saturday evening, in addition to morning Masses. •St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Upper Gardiner Street. Gospel Mass, 7.30pm Sundays, September to mid June. •St. Mary's Metropolitan Church - the Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough. Sung Mass, 11am, Sundays, with the Palestrina Choir. •St. Joseph’s Church, Berkeley Road, Dublin 7. •St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street Church, choir sings at 11 o’clock Mass, Sunday’s •St. Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, has wonderful Harry Clarke ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) stained glass windows. •Whitefriars Street Church, Aungier Street, church has relics of St. Valentine. Church of Ireland: •Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch Place, sung Services Sundays, •St. Patrick's Cathedral, Nicholas Street, sung Services Sundays. •St. Anne’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Jewish: Dublin Hebrew Congregation (URL HIDDEN) Daily services in Synagogue at 32a Rathfarnham Road, Public Transport: Buses: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Get off at Terenure Cross (road). Walk up Rathfarnham Road, pass AIB Bank and one row of terraced houses; shul is next building, with wooden/metal security gates. Across the street is a shop called Window Fashions. Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation (DJPC) Website: (URL HIDDEN) Email: (EMAIL HIDDEN) Postal: PO Box 3059, Dublin 6 President: Mrs. Hilary Abrahamson Muslim: Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) 19 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Tel: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Islamic Foundation of Ireland (IFI) 163 South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Tel: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Anwar-up-Madina Moore Street, Dublin 1. SHORT TRIPS OUTSIDE THE CITY BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT NORTH: Catch the No.46A bus, (heading north on O'Connell Street to the Phoenix Park- the largest enclosed urban park in the world, 1750 acres behind a seven-mile-long stone wall. Ashtown Castle Interpretive Centre, with its wonderful walled garden and café is a good place to orient oneself. From here, on Saturdays, it is possible to visit Aras an Uachtarian, the official residence of our President. One can also visit Farmliegh, the Official State Guesthouse, a former Guinness mansion. Among it’s attractions are an art gallery, café, occasional free concerts, and regular weekend Farmer’s Markets. The Park also houses the Dublin Zoo, (1827, the second-oldest Zoo in the world, after London’s Regent Park Zoo). Several herd of Fallow Deer roam at liberty. Many sports are catered for; there is Polo ground, a cricket club, and lots soccer pitches. The Duke of Wellington is commemorated by a marvelous granite obelisk, which can be seen for miles. The area know as the Forty Acres affords superb views over the city, with the Royal Hospital and Guinness in the foreground, along the south side of the River Liffey. Phoenix Park can also be reached via the LUAS Red Line, direction Tallagh, heading west. Alight at 'Museum' and take a detour into the National Museum-Collins Barracks, which houses the Decorative Arts, post-1700, wonderful collections of silver, furniture, glass and other artifacts. Just up the road, in Glasnevin there are three worthwhile attractions: Glasnevin Cemetary, was founded by Daniel O’Connell as one of his first initiatives, post Catholic Emancipation in 1829, to provide a dignified place for Catholic burial. The Glasnevin Musuem is new, and has superlative displays of Nationalist history. They also have a very good Geneology Department. The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, date from the end of 18thC. Though relatively small, they contain an internationally-aclaimed collection of plants and three iconic Glasshouses, by Turner of Dublin, which have all been restored in the recent past. There is a nice café in the Gardens, and entry is free. The Gravedigger’s Pub, over-looking a Green, is not to be missed. It got its name from the fact that there used to be a hatch in the rear wall, through which the gravediggers were served. They do nice simple pub food, and one can sit outside on sunny days. Walk back into town, and stop at either the The Botanic Bar at Harte’s Corner or the Brian Borus, typicl local bars. The Porter House, at Cross Guns Bridge, which is a micro-brewery, with nice food, is on the corner of the Royal Canal. Take a stroll east down the canal bank, and you will see swans, and moor-hens going about their business. At the next bridge, at Dorset Street look out for the lifesize bronze statue of Brendan Behan, a local author. From here is just a few minute’s stroll up Belvidere Place, with its charming stepped terraces of tall Georgian houses, to Mountjoy Square. Another favorite is the Marino Casino, in Fairview/Clontarf, an early 18th century pleasure house, built to the design of Sir William Chambers, for Lord Charlemont, purely for entertaining, also just a few miles by bus, north of the city centre. Catch the DART, the coastal commuter train, heading north, at Tara Street Station, on the South Liffey quays, at Butt Bridge, and take a short ride. You have the choice of Howth (a working fishing village) or Malahide. Howth Demesne or Howth Head, behind the village will both afford walks with great views; the Harbour has a dozen restaurants along the quay- ranging from take-out fish and chips to the very upmarket. Book an early-evening window table at Aqua, and be astonished by the sunset over the coast, looking north-west. Another favourite of mine is Deep, midway along the quay (and do watch out for the local tame and greedy Harbour Seal, who begs shamelessly from the trawler men, who tie up alongside). Malahide is a charming village, with some of the most expensive urban residential properties in the country. Good food and good shopping are to be had here. On the edge of the village you will find Malahide Castle and Demesne, open to the public, which includes a renowned private Arboretum, as Milo de Malahide, the last of his family, (who had occupied the castle continuously since Norman times, in the 10th-12th centuries) was a significant plants-man. The Castle contains the National Portrait Collection, as was as magnificent furniture and other contents. There is a smart new branch of the AVOCA Shop and Café in the Courtyard. SOUTH: South of the city you will find Rathfarnham Castle, and its Berkeley Costume and Toy Collection. Marley Park is a little further, just at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. It has wonderful parkland with easy walks, and a magnificent walled garden with a nice cafe. The No.16 bus, from O’Connell Street will leave you close by. Powerscourt is at the edge of Enniskerry, its associated estate village, at the end of the No.44 bus route, which winds its way through the south side suburbs, into Wicklow, through the Scalp, a deep and picturesque glacial valley. The 19th century gardens are fabulous, and make great use of the 'borrowed landscape' beyond. The terrace and Nepture fountain are centred on the Sugarloaf mountain, which marks the beginning of the Wicklow Mountains. The Powerscourt Waterfall, part of the same estate, is a few miles further on, and there are beautiful, way-marked, woodland and moorland walks in the hills nearby. Do be mindful; these ‘mountains’ can be deceptive- while not high, they can be treacherous, as weather conditions can change in minutes. Stick to the way-marked paths, and do keep an eye on the weather. Take the DART south to Bray and Greystones - via Dun Loughaire, Dalkey and Killiney - all interesting villages, with many cafes and restaurants. Killiney Hill, with its eighteenth century obelisk at the summit, is a short climb that results in amazing views over Dublin Bay, and down into the Wicklow Mountains beyond. There is a nice pub in in the ‘village’- ‘The Druid’s Chair’. Dalkey is a charming village with old-fashioned shops and lots of nice pubs, cafes and restaurants. The local Dalkey Castle Heritage Centre, is worth checking out, and in the summer run a theatre programme, and walking tours. Bray Esplanade is a classic Victorian seaside amenity, sturdily built from local granite - the perfect place to enjoy an ice-cream. Campo di Fiori, either the Restaurant or the Café, both near the train station and the north end of the Promenade, are particular favourites of mine. If one is feeling energetic, one could contemplate the Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones - 4miles/6km along the rough cliff path. Lots of nice pubs for a pint of Guinness at the other end, The Hungry Pear is my favourite café, among many. The DART will take you straight back into the city. But.. make sure to do it in the morning, as by mid-day the path is in shade, and it can be windy and cold. WEST: Travelling into the rich plains of Kildare, by the No. 67 bus route, you will come to the historic village of Celbridge, just twelve miles from the city centre. Castletown House is Ireland's finest Palladian mansion, and was saved from destruction by Desmond Guinness, in the early 1960's. He purchased it from the construction company who had acquired it. They intended to demolish it, to make way for a vast suburban housing estate. The Irish Georgian Society, founded by Desmond Guinness, restored the house and furnished it with the help of many volunteers and sponsors, and opened it to the public, a heroic task for a small membership conservation society. Today, it is in State ownership, and it is the flagship Georgian heritage property of Ireland. It is beautifully presented, and the parklands are undergoing restoration. A local bus, or the commuter train from Connolly Station in Amiens Street, will take one to Maynooth, a charming University town, with another magnificent Palladian mansion, Carton House, now operating as a very upmarket hotel and golf club. Lots of companies offer day-long coach tours. Some involve very long days, i.e, Cliffs of Moher in Clare and the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim coast. Two more local, and very worthwhile ones are either: The Boyne Valley Tour (Newgrange Neolithic ( 5000 yr old World Heritage Site) / Mellifont Cistercian ruins- (12thC.)/ Monasterboice Early Christian (6th-8thC.) The Wicklow-Glendalough Tour (Powerscourt / Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough (Glen of the Two Lakes) a 6thC. Early Christian site, in beautiful wooded valley. Details of both of these trips, and others, are available in the big black folder in the apartment.
A beautiful, historic, residential square, built in 1790's, within 5-10 minutes walk of the city centre. Elegance and convenience combined with a bit of inner city grittiness. I have loved it all, since 1978!
  • Karins’ place is awesome with everything you need for a trip to Dublin. The place is spotless clean and the kitchen is very well equipped. Communication with Karin was great, she even brought us some cake to welcome us. We definitely recommend staying with Karin and would love to come back some time. Thanks again!

    Céline2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Welcoming homely apartment that makes you feel like you're part of Dublin. The location is ideal as not far in walking distance to everything but with the period history that modern hotels don't offer.

    Andrew2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay at Karin’s. The flat is super well located, suuper clean, with lots of amenities. We loved the breakfast!

    Elizabeth2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Karin's place perfectly suited our needs - a central location, cool Georgian flat and very comfortable! We'll hopefully be back again soon!

    Marcus2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place that's walk able to many great restaurants.

    Todd2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay with Karin was truly amazing. The property is beautiful and has oodles of character and charm. It is well situated within a 15/20 minute walk of all the action depending on where you want to go. Karin was a fount of knowledge and was a joy to talk to. Her tips for Dublin and the house history were outstanding and added to the enjoyment of staying in such a grand old building. The accommodation was well equipped and spotlessly clean. Do not expect all the latest mod cons, this is a period property and this forms part of its wonderful charm - and we did not want or need for anything that wasn’t there. There was a small issue with the hot water, but Karin dealt with this swiftly and very apologetically. Nothing was too much for Karin. This is a fantastic base for a weekend away. I would 100% recommend this to any friend and we will be returning ourselves in the future.

    Dane2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location, charming room and above all else a very friendly and helpful host.

    Zilei2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place!!

    Christopher2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Experience authentic Georgian elegance is this unique large OVAL studio apartment, overlooking park. Accommodates two in cosy sleeping loft. Light a fire, cook dinner in the designer kitchen, and then head out to enjoy the attractions of the city.
    Come cocoon yourself in Georgian luxury and elegance this unique OVAL apartment, situated on Mountjoy Square, in the heart of Dublin’s historic North Georgian Core, just minutes from all the action. The large studio apartment is on the first floor of a fully restored Georgian townhouse, built in 1792. Both the house and the apartment retain all their Georgian features, combined with modern comforts. The apartment has a fantastic 10ft window and overlooks a quiet side street, with an oblique view of the square. Other features include a fine, working, black Kilkenny marble fireplace with a spectacular gilt over-mantle mirror. The log basket is fully stocked- we charge cost price for the fuel used on an 'honour system'. The fully equipped kitchen with granite worktop has a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, electric kettle and a toaster. Eat around the 1770's oval dining table with four Georgian chairs. The rest of the apartment is comfortably furnished with antique furniture, Irish where possible, and a luxurious 6 ft. sofa. A large flat-screen TV, and a DVD player and iPod/iPhone player/dock for music are also provided. The bed is upstairs and overlooks the apartment. It has a comfortable hotel-quality double bed, Siberian white goose down duvet and pillows and pure Pima/ Egyptian cotton sheets. Read in comfort with vintage Anglepoise reading lights. PLEASE NOTE that the head height in the loft is somewhat restricted, and the bed is consequently low. The apartment is designed for two people, but a hotel-quality, foldaway bed is available for a third guest. A surcharge of €10, to cover the cost of the extra laundry, will be applied if two people occupy the apartment as as twin. This will be collected in cash, upon arrival. The bathroom has a high-pressure shower and loads of storage space. •You will receive a welcome pack of the basics- quality tea, coffee, juice, home-made granola, yoghurt butter and preserves. •100% cotton bed linen and towels are provided •Local tourist information and guide books available •Free wi-fi •Hair dryer •Fuel, at cost price, is available for the fire, if required. •We will do your laundry for you - €10:00 per load. Discount vouchers for local Q Park, two blocks S and T blocks W of us CHECK-IN is from 3pm, and CHECK-OUT by 11am, please. We are happy to take in your luggage earlier; please let us have your flight details/travel arrangements, so that we can plan our day around being here to greet you. The house is perfectly located for exploring the city; all of the city's cultural institutions are within walking distance and the transport connections are excellent. Airport bus (41) passes door, 8 min. walk to LUAS Red line, DART, (Connolly and Tara) and city busses. Dublin Bikes stand opposite house. KARIN'S GUIDE TO THE CITY LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING, SERVICES AND BREAKFAST OPTIONS In general, shopping hours are 9.30-6pm, with late-night shopping till 8pm on Thursdays. Sunday opening is from noon. BREAKFAST The Old Music Store, on North Frederick Street is comfortable and offers a good cooked breakfast. The no-frills Kingfisher Café, on the corner of Parnell Square and Parnell Street West offers a good freshly cooked Irish breakfast and very good fish and chips later in the day. LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING Tops in Pops, just down the street to the right, for fresh local produce and basic groceries, 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. They are a fourth-generation local business, who have been trading on the site since 1931. The Londis corner store next door opens 8am to 10pm, but charge for privilege. There is an ATM machine at the back, right hand side of the store. Dunne's Stores, is the indigenous supermarket and department store chain, and has branches in every sizeable town throughout the country. There are two local branches. In North Earl Street, opposite O’Connell Street’s Spire, the Off-Licence (liquor store) is in a separate premises, a few doors apart - look for the James Joyce statue. You will find a bigger branch in the ILAC Shopping Centre, flanked by Henry Street, Moore Street and Parnell Street West (Moore Street entrance is opposite Paris Bakery). There is Metro Tesco on Parnell Street West, just past the Rotunda Hospital. A main branch is to be found in the basement of the Jervis Centre, off Henry Street. Carney’s Butchers, is another multi-generational local family business, which prides itself on the quality of its meat. In keeping with local tradition, they sell fresh fish on Friday’s. F.X. Buckley’s Butchers have two local branches; Moore Street and Talbot Street. This is a very old Dublin business and they have everything; free-range pork, beef and lamb from their own herds, poultry, game in season and fish, and, in the Moore Street branch, a deli counter for cooked meats next door. They are very obliging, and the lads have a great line in smart (sassy) chat. PHARMACIES Foley's Pharmacy on Parnell Street East is a 100+ year-old family business; they are very helpful. Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9am 6pm. There is a late-night pharmacy, Hickey’s at 55 Lower O’Connell Street, (west side, within the block closest to the river). Opening hours: 8am -10pm M-F, 8.30am-10pm Saturday. 10am 10pm Sunday. Web: (email hidden) POST OFFICES Nearest Post Office is Parnell Street East, at corner of Marlborough Street, but much nicer is the GPO, O’Connell Street. 1828 façade, but badly damaged in the 1916 Rising, and largely rebuilt in 1928. The main hall is beautiful, with its entire original, 1928, fittings intact. It also contains the iconic statue, by Oliver Shepherd, The Dying Cuchullin. You will find a booklet with postal rates in the black folder. BANKS Allied Irish Bank has a branch on O’Connell Street, at the SW junction with Parnell Street, opposite the Rotunda Hospital. ATM in the wall. Bank of Ireland has a branch at Lower O’Connell Street, on the east side of the street, between Middle Abbey Street and Ashton Quay. ATM inside, opens MEDICAL AND DENTAL PRACTICES Mountjoy Medical Practice, Dr. Gerry Roebuck, Dr. Holly Porter (female) Dr. Colm Killeen. 2-3 Baker’s Yard, Portland Street (website hidden) (phone number hidden). Opening hours 9-1.30 and 3.30-5.30. You can just drop in. €50 per visit. Frederick Dental Clinic, Dr. Peter Dwyer, North Frederick Street. -My dentist- is happy to see people on an emergency basis. Call for (website hidden)(phone number hidden). NORTHSIDE LOCAL RESTAURANTS: 'The Cobalt Cafe', in a beautiful Georgian house on North Great Georges Street, which doubles as a gallery, is great for lunch. Parnell Street, Dublin's emerging 'Chinatown' is just a half a block to the south. Newly opened, on Parnell Square West is 'Mr.Fox', serving modern Irish food in a smart and comfortable setting. Nearer the river, 'Le Bon Crubeen' (crubeen=pig's trotter- it's a modern Franco-Irish restaurant) is on Talbot Street, as is the venerable and immensely popular 'Talbot 101'. It is packed to the gunnels with locals between 5.54 and 7.15, enjoying their pre-theatre supper before the Abbey curtains rise at 7.30, when they relinquish their seats for the rest of us! On the riverfront, I love Panem, facing the Millennium Bridge, for a quick coffee and a delicious Sicilian almond biscuit, baked on the premises. A few doors down, you'll find a cluster of Italian bars, cafes and restaurants serving good quality food. Half a block to the east is the trendy 'Winding Stairs' restaurant, with its book-lined walls (relics of a former second-hand bookshop-cum-cafe of the same name), and it's sister restaurant, The Woollen Mills, while back on Capel Street, locals rave about Brother Hubbard for lunch. LOCAL PUBS include the 'Hill 16' just opposite the house, on Gardiner Street - very popular with the GAA crowd on match days (the Gaelic Athletic Association Stadium, Croke Park, is just 3 blocks to the east), they pull a superb 'pint'. ‘The Heritage Parnell’, on Parnell Street West, just around the corner from O’Connell Street 'The Flowing Tide', on the corner of Marlborough Street, opposite the Abbey Theatre, is one of my favorites - after the curtain goes down in the Abbey, half the cast are likely to be at the bar. A few doors closer to O’Connell Street is Mulligan’s, another very nice pub, dating from the Edwardian era. 'The Church' on Mary Street, in a converted 1720's church, is another fine place for a drink; the former owner won many accolades for the high quality of the restoration. Capel Street has many typical local pubs, which have the added benefit of serving a largely local population. They include 'O’Neill’s' and 'Slattery's which is good for music. 'The Black Sheep' has the local craft beers covered, and does good bar food, (as does its sister pub, ‘The Brew Dock’, on Store Street, at the bottom of Gardiner Street. The north side traditional music 'musician’s' bar is 'The Cobblestone', at the top of Smithfield, and is suitably grungy. DEPARTMENT STORES AND FASHION Henry Street, off O’Connell Street, at the SPIRE, is the premier shopping street on the north side of the river. Here you will find Arnott’s the local department store, which highlights Irish fashion and design, throughout the store, and has several nice cafes. Henry Street also contains large branches of Debenhams and Marks&Spencers, as well as branches of most of the high street fashion chains. There are two large shopping centres, the Jervis, with a large branch of Tesco’s in the Basement, and the ILAC, which has a Dunnes Department Store, with a Food Hall in the basement. (You can shop for fresh produce on adjacent Moore Street, Dublin's oldest street market, now also home to a thriving cluster of ethnic food markets and restaurants.) NORTHSIDE CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS The North side of Parnell Square is home to the city's Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art; we share a significant collection of Impressionist painting with the Tate Gallery in London, part of the Hugh Lane Bequest, which is rotated in seven-year cycles. Next door is the Writer's Centre, and next door again, is the Writer's Museum, with a Michelin-starred restaurant in the basement, the amazing Chapter One. Down on the East side of Parnell Square is the beautiful jewel-box that is the Gate Theatre - part of the 18th-century entertainment complex established by the entrepreneurial Dr. Bartholomew, to help support his new Rotunda Maternity Hospital (the oldest purpose-built such hospital in the world, and still delivering babies on a daily basis, 270 years later (9000 is 2012). You could be seated in either the Abbey or Gate Theatres within 10 minutes of leaving the house, and the James Joyce Cultural Centre is even closer, on North Great Georges Street (don't forget to check out the Cobalt Cafe, opposite). Hop on the Luas Red Line, going west, in Abbey Street, halfway between Mountjoy Square and the river, and you will be dropped at the ‘Museum’. The National Museum, Collins Barracks, housed in an old military barracks, dating from 1702, contains the Decorative Arts Collections, (basically, everything post 1700). Descend at the next stop, ‘Heuston’ for IMMA, Ireland's National Museum of Modern Art, housed in the old Kilmainham Hospital, built in the1660’s. It pre-dates the more famous Chelsea Hospital in London by several years. Not to be missed is the Old Jameson Distillery, in Smithfield. Jameson was distilled here until 1971, when three historic distilleries amalgamated, and centralized distilling in Midleton, Co. Cork. The Museum is very well presented; one is guided around the distilling floor, among the huge old pot stills before retiring to the Bar to sample the goods. Nearby is one of the oldest churches in Dublin, St.Michan’s, on Church Street, dating from the mid-11thc. There are several mummified bodies in the basement, thought to be Crusaders. When I was a child, one was allowed to shake their hands….. SOUTHSIDE In the south city centre, the RESTAURANT HUB is in the pedestrian streets to either side of Grafton Street, and in Temple Bar. Particular favourites of mine include: * Nede, Temple Bar Square * Eden Bar and Grill, South William Street * The Green Hen, Wicklow Street * Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street, basement wine-bar, full service restaurant first- floor, and coffee bar within the food-hall on the ground floor. * Fade Street Social, Fade Street, tapas bar and full-service restaurant. * The Rustic Stone, Exchequer Street, upmarket, sophisticated and healthy ‘fast food’. * Cornucopia, Wicklow Street- vegetarian café day, full service by evening. * The Port House, South William Street, wine bar and tapas. * Pinxto, Crowe Street, Temple Bar, as above, same management. Southside city-centre TRADITIONAL PUBS we like are: * Mulligan's, Poolbeg Street * Neary's, Chatham Street * Grogan’s, South William Street * International Bar, Wicklow Street * O'Neill's, Suffolk Street * The Dawson Lounge, Dawson Street * The Stag's Head, Connaught Court * The Long Hall, South Great Georges Street * Doheny and Nesbitt’s, Merrion Row * Kehoe’s, South Anne Street * The Duke, Duke Street Fronting the river, TEMPLE BAR, with its vibrant mix of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, markets and cultural institutions occupies an area three blocks deep and ten blocks long. At the western end, look out for the two branches of the Queen of Tarts- a wonderful teas shop that offers really good home baking and teas and coffees, all served on mismatched antique china (Lord Edward Street and Cow's Lane). TEMPLE BAR FARMERS MARKET, is held every Saturday in Meeting House Square, 9-4.30, now has a smart new tensile roof for wet days, and is a good place to rub shoulders with the locals, whilst sampling local food culture. Don’t miss the Oyster Stall, Hick’s Pork Butchers, or David Llewyllan’s fantastic ‘Double L’ local cider- 100% apple (not even water), and the two local cheese stalls, among others. Don’t’ forget to check out the overflow stalls on Curved Street, where Rossa Crowe’s fantastic bread is on offer- Rossa took himself off to France for two years to train, and now produces slow fermented breads, made with the very best organic flours. NORTHSIDE CULTURAL ATTACTIONS TRINITY COLLEGE is a good orientation point; from here it is easy to find the mediaeval core, the cultural/political hub of the country around Kildare Street, and the Grafton Street fashion hub. The campus occupies a 40-acre (16ha.) site, and is over 400 years old, though what one sees today are mainly beautiful eighteenth-century buildings. It is worth a wander around, after a visit to spectacular Long Library, to see the Book of Kells and other illustrated Celtic manuscripts. From Front Gate, look south to Grafton Street or west up College Green and Dame Street, which lead to the mediaeval core. At the brow of the hill you will find: * Dublin Castle (visit the State Apartments, the Chester Beatty Library and the lovely garden in front (which is actually the helicopter-landing pad for the Castle). * The City Hall with its 'Museum of the Capital' in the basement is worth a look- the Hall is free, and there is a nominal charge for the Museum. * Christchurch Cathedral * Dublinia-in the Christchurch Chapterhouse (Viking Exhibition). * Old Saint Audeon's Church, built almost into the city wall. * St Patrick's Cathedral, and historic park beside. * Marshe's Library-the oldest public library in these islands, 1701. * Francis Street- the Antiques Quarter. * Thomas Street/Meath Street, for a touch of 'Old Dublin'. * The Guinness Storehouse. * Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, (IMMA) Ireland's National Gallery of Modern Art, with its wonderful, recently restored formal garden. KILMINHAM GAOL is worth a visit, and tells the story of Irish Nationalism. It can be reached via the grounds of IMMA, passing Bully’s Acre, and old graveyard, where Brian Boru was reputedly rested on his way to his final burial place in Armagh. Alternatively, exit onto Nassau Street, with its cluster of high-quality shops showcasing the best of Irish crafts - fashion, knitwear, weaving, glassware, ceramics and contemporary jewellery - the Kilkenny Shop has a great cafe upstairs, with views over College Park. Continue along the College Park railings till you reach Kildare Street, the cultural-institutional hub of the country. All of our national cultural institutions have free admission. Here you will find the National Library, and the National Museum, facing each other over the forecourt of Leinster House, home to the Oireachtas, our National Parliament. The National Library has a lovely exhibit on the poet, W.B. Yeats, and the Treasury, in the National Museum houses both the Bronze Age and Early Christian collections. On the opposite side of the block, on Merrion Street/Merrion Square, you will find the National Gallery, and the Natural History Museum (known to Dubliner's of my father's generation, as 'The Dead Zoo’. This is a very refreshing look to the past, with absolutely no interpretation, and nothing, not even a postcard, to buy). The National Gallery is halfway through a four-year renovation programme; in the meantime, the Millennium Wing, on Clare Street, has a ‘highlights of’ exhibition, and the Café and Gift Shop are also accessed via the Clare Street Entrance. GETTING AROUND Two operators offer Hop-On/Hop-Off tours: (website hidden) (website hidden) They both offer a 2-day ticket, and cost roughly the same price - check them out online before you make up your mind. One can buy an integrated LEAP card in most newsagents, at train stations, and in the Dublin Bus Head Office at 42 O’Connell Street (on the west side of the street, just north of the Spire). This can be used on the LUAS, DART, some suburban mainline trains, and on Dublin Bus routes. There is also a 3-day tourist pass, the Freedom Ticket, which provides good value. €28 will give you 72 hours transport, starting at the Airport; Airlink from the airport, the Hop-On-Hop –Off tourist bus and all local bus routes. Web: (website hidden) •The DART, the local electric commuter train, runs north/south along the coast. The northside city centre station is Connolly, on Amiens Street, facing Talbot Street, but I usually suggest people use Tara Street, as Connolly is also a mainline station, and is very big, and a bit confusing. Tara is purely a commuter station, and is about the same distance. It is on George’s Quay, just south of the Custom House. The other south-side city centre station is Pearse, on Westland Row, at the south end of the Trinity campus. •The LUAS Red Line runs east-west through the north side of the city, as far east as the docks, and serves both Connolly and Heuston mainline stations. The nearest stop to Mountjoy Square is Abbey, on Middle Abbey Street, opposite the Abbey Theatre. The LUAS Green Line serves the south suburbs; Ranelagh, Dundrum, Leopardstown Racecourse, and on out to Cherrywood, on the county boundary with Wicklow. •Main cross-city bus routes run north-south through O’Connell Street. The No.7 terminates on Mountjoy Square North, and there is a ‘shopper’s fare’ of 70c, to Grafton Street- alight at Trinity. On the return journey it skirts the Trinity campus and comes along Pearse, to the east of the campus - catch it on Clare Street, at the Millennium wing of the National Gallery. •DUBLIN BIKES are free to use for the first half hour, and have a stand on Mountjoy Square West, but one needs to go to the Princes Street stand (to the right hand side of the General Post Office (GPO)), to purchase a short term card. It costs €2, and is only available to credit card holders. SHOPPING WITH A DIFFERENCE Those interested in the local fashion, art and design scene should look out for the following addresses (in no particular order): •Designist, South Great George's Street (stock chosen for good design) •Irish Design Store, Drury Street •Article, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre (housewares) •Irish Designer Store, Top floor Powerscourt Townhouse Centre •Cow's Lane Gallery, Temple Bar (artist’s collective) •The Jam Factory, Nicholas Street (artist’s collective) •Avoca, Suffolk Street •Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street •Designyard, South Frederick Street (jewellery) •Louise Kennedy, couturier, Merrion Square, and Tipperary Crystal •Gallery Zozimus, Francis Street (art gallery and carefully chosen crafts) •Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar (artist-printmaker’s gallery) •Malthouse Design Centre and Shop, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, just around the corner from Mountjoy Square (cluster of design-led businesses, 10-5 M-F) •Magee's of Donegal, Wicklow Street, and, •Kevin and Howlin, Nassau Street have hand-woven tweeds covered. •Dubarry's, College Green produce wonderful, country-style outerwear, including the most perfect alternative to sweaty, waterproof Wellington boots… •Monaghan's, Hibernian Way, the House of Ireland on Nassau Street and the Sweater Shops on Wicklow Street and Nassau Street has the best selections of traditional knitwear. Monaghan's specialise in cashmere. •Murphy and Sheehy, Castle Market, stock Irish tweed, Irish linen and a quirky selection of designer fabrics. Look out for their ‘Linen Union (linen/cotton blend) Glass Cloths- the best ever for polishing glassware, they make a super, useful, inexpensive and lightweight traditional gift! •The Cloth Shop, St. William Street, for interesting designer fabric, including a good selection of Irish Linen, and Liberty of London INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS and MUSIC STORES Eason’s, O’Connell Street, is a Dublin institution for over 100 years. It encompasses a large stationery department, a branch of Tower Records on the top floor, academic books in the basement, a nice café and two floors of general books. It is a good place to browse books of Irish interest, and they have a really good Information Desk. Chapters, Parnell Street West is my ‘local’. John Gannon is one of the best booksellers in the business, and his staff are hand-picked enthusiastic bibliophiles, one and all. Stock is a mixture of the latest releases, and carefully chosen remaindered books. Their ordering service is superlative, and they ALWAYS know exactly what one is talking about, even with just the vaguest, half-remembered clues from a newspaper review. Very strong on contemporary fiction, natural history, non-fiction and books of Irish interest. Extensive second-hand section upstairs. The Secret Bookstore, Wicklow Street is another favourite. It’s tucked away down a passage, near the L’Occitane shop and often throws up gems among its large second-hand stock. An eclectic music store occupies the rear of the shop. Cathach Rare Books, Duke Street, specializes in Irish first editions, and have an interesting selection of Irish maps and prints. Stokes Books is another interesting antiquarian/secondhand shop, specializing in books of Irish interest. You’ll find it in Georges Street Arcade. Claddagh Records, Cecelia Street, Temple Bar, is primarily a music publisher, but they have a retail outlet in Temple Bar, which is the oldest independent music shop in Dublin, and specializes in traditional Irish music, with some interesting World Music additions. The Celtic Note, on Nassau Street, beside the Kilkenny Shop is another good bet. PLACES OF WORSHIP: Roman Catholic: Many Catholic churches have Mass on Saturday evening, in addition to morning Masses. •St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Upper Gardiner Street. Gospel Mass, 7.30pm Sundays, September to mid June. •St. Mary's Metropolitan Church - the Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough. Sung Mass, 11am, Sundays, with the Palestrina Choir. •St. Joseph’s Church, Berkeley Road, Dublin 7. •St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street Church, choir sings at 11 o’clock Mass, Sunday’s •St. Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, has wonderful Harry Clarke (phone number hidden)) stained glass windows. •Whitefriars Street Church, Aungier Street, church has relics of St. Valentine. Church of Ireland: •Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch Place, sung Services Sundays, •St. Patrick's Cathedral, Nicholas Street, sung Services Sundays. •St. Anne’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Jewish: Dublin Hebrew Congregation (website hidden) Daily services in Synagogue at 32a Rathfarnham Road, Public Transport: Buses: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Get off at Terenure Cross (road). Walk up Rathfarnham Road, pass AIB Bank and one row of terraced houses; shul is next building, with wooden/metal security gates. Across the street is a shop called Window Fashions. Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation (DJPC) Website: (website hidden) Email: (email hidden) Postal: PO Box 3059, Dublin 6 President: Mrs. Hilary Abrahamson Muslim: Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) 19 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Tel: (phone number hidden) Islamic Foundation of Ireland (IFI) 163 South Circular Road, Dublin (website hidden): (phone number hidden) Anwar-up-Madina Moore Street, Dublin 1. SHORT TRIPS OUTSIDE THE CITY BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT NORTH: Catch the No.46A bus, (heading north on O'Connell Street to the Phoenix Park- the largest enclosed urban park in the world, 1750 acres behind a seven-mile-long stone wall. Ashtown Castle Interpretive Centre, with its wonderful walled garden and café is a good place to orient oneself. From here, on Saturdays, it is possible to visit Aras an Uachtarian, the official residence of our President. One can also visit Farmliegh, the Official State Guesthouse, a former Guinness mansion. Among it’s attractions are an art gallery, café, occasional free concerts, and regular weekend Farmer’s Markets. The Park also houses the Dublin Zoo, (1827, the second-oldest Zoo in the world, after London’s Regent Park Zoo). Several herd of Fallow Deer roam at liberty. Many sports are catered for; there is Polo ground, a cricket club, and lots soccer pitches. The Duke of Wellington is commemorated by a marvelous granite obelisk, which can be seen for miles. The area know as the Forty Acres affords superb views over the city, with the Royal Hospital and Guinness in the foreground, along the south side of the River Liffey. Phoenix Park can also be reached via the LUAS Red Line, direction Tallagh, heading west. Alight at 'Museum' and take a detour into the National Museum-Collins Barracks, which houses the Decorative Arts, post-1700, wonderful collections of silver, furniture, glass and other artifacts. Just up the road, in Glasnevin there are three worthwhile attractions: Glasnevin Cemetary, was founded by Daniel O’Connell as one of his first initiatives, post Catholic Emancipation in 1829, to provide a dignified place for Catholic burial. The Glasnevin Musuem is new, and has superlative displays of Nationalist history. They also have a very good Geneology Department. The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, date from the end of 18thC. Though relatively small, they contain an internationally-aclaimed collection of plants and three iconic Glasshouses, by Turner of Dublin, which have all been restored in the recent past. There is a nice café in the Gardens, and entry is free. The Gravedigger’s Pub, over-looking a Green, is not to be missed. It got its name from the fact that there used to be a hatch in the rear wall, through which the gravediggers were served. They do nice simple pub food, and one can sit outside on sunny days. Walk back into town, and stop at either the The Botanic Bar at Harte’s Corner or the Brian Borus, typicl local bars. The Porter House, at Cross Guns Bridge, which is a micro-brewery, with nice food, is on the corner of the Royal Canal. Take a stroll east down the canal bank, and you will see swans, and moor-hens going about their business. At the next bridge, at Dorset Street look out for the lifesize bronze statue of Brendan Behan, a local author. From here is just a few minute’s stroll up Belvidere Place, with its charming stepped terraces of tall Georgian houses, to Mountjoy Square. Another favorite is the Marino Casino, in Fairview/Clontarf, an early 18th century pleasure house, built to the design of Sir William Chambers, for Lord Charlemont, purely for entertaining, also just a few miles by bus, north of the city centre. Catch the DART, the coastal commuter train, heading north, at Tara Street Station, on the South Liffey quays, at Butt Bridge, and take a short ride. You have the choice of Howth (a working fishing village) or Malahide. Howth Demesne or Howth Head, behind the village will both afford walks with great views; the Harbour has a dozen restaurants along the quay- ranging from take-out fish and chips to the very upmarket. Book an early-evening window table at Aqua, and be astonished by the sunset over the coast, looking north-west. Another favourite of mine is Deep, midway along the quay (and do watch out for the local tame and greedy Harbour Seal, who begs shamelessly from the trawler men, who tie up alongside). Malahide is a charming village, with some of the most expensive urban residential properties in the country. Good food and good shopping are to be had here. On the edge of the village you will find Malahide Castle and Demesne, open to the public, which includes a renowned private Arboretum, as Milo de Malahide, the last of his family, (who had occupied the castle continuously since Norman times, in the 10th-12th centuries) was a significant plants-man. The Castle contains the National Portrait Collection, as was as magnificent furniture and other contents. There is a smart new branch of the AVOCA Shop and Café in the Courtyard. SOUTH: South of the city you will find Rathfarnham Castle, and its Berkeley Costume and Toy Collection. Marley Park is a little further, just at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. It has wonderful parkland with easy walks, and a magnificent walled garden with a nice cafe. The No.16 bus, from O’Connell Street will leave you close by. Powerscourt is at the edge of Enniskerry, its associated estate village, at the end of the No.44 bus route, which winds its way through the south side suburbs, into Wicklow, through the Scalp, a deep and picturesque glacial valley. The 19th century gardens are fabulous, and make great use of the 'borrowed landscape' beyond. The terrace and Nepture fountain are centred on the Sugarloaf mountain, which marks the beginning of the Wicklow Mountains. The Powerscourt Waterfall, part of the same estate, is a few miles further on, and there are beautiful, way-marked, woodland and moorland walks in the hills nearby. Do be mindful; these ‘mountains’ can be deceptive- while not high, they can be treacherous, as weather conditions can change in minutes. Stick to the way-marked paths, and do keep an eye on the weather. Take the DART south to Bray and Greystones - via Dun Loughaire, Dalkey and Killiney - all interesting villages, with many cafes and restaurants. Killiney Hill, with its eighteenth century obelisk at the summit, is a short climb that results in amazing views over Dublin Bay, and down into the Wicklow Mountains beyond. There is a nice pub in in the ‘village’- ‘The Druid’s Chair’. Dalkey is a charming village with old-fashioned shops and lots of nice pubs, cafes and restaurants. The local Dalkey Castle Heritage Centre, is worth checking out, and in the summer run a theatre programme, and walking tours. Bray Esplanade is a classic Victorian seaside amenity, sturdily built from local granite - the perfect place to enjoy an ice-cream. Campo di Fiori, either the Restaurant or the Café, both near the train station and the north end of the Promenade, are particular favourites of mine. If one is feeling energetic, one could contemplate the Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones - 4miles/6km along the rough cliff path. Lots of nice pubs for a pint of Guinness at the other end, The Hungry Pear is my favourite café, among many. The DART will take you straight back into the city. But.. make sure to do it in the morning, as by mid-day the path is in shade, and it can be windy and cold. WEST: Travelling into the rich plains of Kildare, by the No. 67 bus route, you will come to the historic village of Celbridge, just twelve miles from the city centre. Castletown House is Ireland's finest Palladian mansion, and was saved from destruction by Desmond Guinness, in the early 1960's. He purchased it from the construction company who had acquired it. They intended to demolish it, to make way for a vast suburban housing estate. The Irish Georgian Society, founded by Desmond Guinness, restored the house and furnished it with the help of many volunteers and sponsors, and opened it to the public, a heroic task for a small membership conservation society. Today, it is in State ownership, and it is the flagship Georgian heritage property of Ireland. It is beautifully presented, and the parklands are undergoing restoration. A local bus, or the commuter train from Connolly Station in Amiens Street, will take one to Maynooth, a charming University town, with another magnificent Palladian mansion, Carton House, now operating as a very upmarket hotel and golf club. Lots of companies offer day-long coach tours. Some involve very long days, i.e, Cliffs of Moher in Clare and the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim coast. Two more local, and very worthwhile ones are either: The Boyne Valley Tour (Newgrange Neolithic ( 5000 yr old World Heritage Site) / Mellifont Cistercian ruins- (12thC.)/ Monasterboice Early Christian (6th-8thC.) The Wicklow-Glendalough Tour (Powerscourt / Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough (Glen of the Two Lakes) a 6thC. Early Christian site, in beautiful wooded valley. Details of both of these trips, and others, are available in the big black folder in the apartment.
    A beautiful, historic residential square, built in 1790's, within 5-10 minutes walk of down-town city centre. Elegance and convenience combined with a bit of inner city grittiness. I have loved it all, since 1978! Mountjoy Square is situated just NE of the historic city centre, within walking distance of just about all the main city attractions. It is the most densely populated area in the entire city: 1500 people have front doors opening onto the Square. The house fronts onto a 4acre/1.5ha park, across a fairly busy street. This apartment faces the side street, so it is quieter, but you will still hear traffic.....Please bear in mind that this is NOT LEAFY SUBURBIA, but a vibrant, living city community and it's definitely gritty in places... Having said that, I have lived here, uneventfully, for nearly 38 years, and consider the trade-offs well worth it, for the excitement and convenience of having the city on my doorstep..
  • Beautiful flat in Dublin! Outstanding location and amazing historic building.

    Andrew2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • The loft was exactly as described and we had a wonderful stay!

    Shelby2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at Karin’s Airbnb. It is a beautiful room which felt very homely and luxurious. There were lots of extra touches that made our stay wonderful. The extra camp bed was very comfortable. Would highly recommend this Airbnb if you want somewhere cosy to retreat to when exploring Dublin.

    Adrienne2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • We can’t recommend this Air BnB enough! Fast response, the space was more than we imagined. Jackie guided us and gave us helpful tips. The house is BEAUTIFUL and obviously loved. Our only complaint was that we didn’t stay longer. Thank you for making our trip so memorable.

    Hannah2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • There are some AirBnB's that are like unicorns: so rare, that they are almost thought to be mythical. Karin's offerings are unicorns. Absolutely perfectly set in Dublin: walkable to practically everywhere and right on the bus line for everything else. Restaurants and cafe's, museums, and parks are all right on the doorstep. The accommodations are beyond the realm in warmth and welcoming. It was like being welcomed home to a place I had just arrived at: beautiful art works, comfortable bed, well-stocked pantry, and a fireplace. A working fireplace. The windows overlooked a beautiful square and did I mention a fireplace. It was all I could do to leave the apartment to go look around Dublin. I can't wait to return and hope everyone can experience the warm hospitality of Karin and one her her perfectly appointed offerings.

    Gunnydog2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • A really charming, characterful apartment in a good location with all the expected mod-cons. Karin was a great host, thank you.

    Maeve2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • I had a lovely and comfortable stay here! This location is also an easy walk to the heart of Dublin! There are several pubs within walking distance as well for safe night time drinking. I would love to come back and stay here again. Karin provides a thorough guide to the city and it made it very easy for me to navigate and figure out what I wanted to do. I would suggest that you bring your own towels if you prefer cotton towels. Karin kindly provides towels but they may be a bit scratchy for some. I chose this Airbnb mainly because it has a kitchen and it was such a good idea! I packed some canned goods and some bread and I was set for meals, which was especially helpful coming straight off the plane. Karin provides eggs and condiments as well as tea, which was very thoughtful and helped me out so much! Remember to close the wooded curtains for the large window, as it helps keep the apartment warm at night and not waste gas.

    Christina2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Karin’s oval apartments are even more gorgeous than pictured. More than that, Karin is the consummate host. She’ll leave food for you in the fridge, recommendations for places to eat and things to do, and she’ll check in to make sure you have everything you need. We would happily stay with her again on a future trip to Dublin!

    Francesca2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Superb city centre location within walking distance of all major tourist attractions (see below for walking times). Located just outside the noisy pub and nightlife areas and overlooking a private roof garden for a peaceful nights sleep. Upscale, spacious (80 sq.m/860 sq.ft), modern, bright & chic apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a balcony. The apartment contains everything you could expect for your stay and includes tasteful designer furniture and interiors.
    Perfect location! Major attractions walking time: > The river Liffey, Smithfield Tram station, Jameson Distillery, Smithfield Square, Dublin Tourist Bus Stop - 1 minute > Christchurch Cathedral - 7 minutes > Temple Bar, Henry Street - 10 minutes > O'Connell Street & Dublin Visitor centre, Phoenix Park, Guinness Storehouse - 12 minutes > Grafton Street - 15 minutes This fantastic 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern apartment is ideally located in Dublin city centre within walking distance to all Dublin's major tourist attractions and 1 minute walk to Smithfield central tram station. The 2 bedrooms and living room overlook a private roof garden which ensures a low level of noise and a safe/peaceful nights sleep in the city centre yet just outside the noisy pub and nightlife areas (e.g. temple bar, along the Quays, etc). The apartment itself contains 2 spacious double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms both with shower and toilet facilities, a fully fitted modern kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, large fridge freezer, crockery, glasses, all utensils, etc.), a large living room/dining room area with floor length windows leading onto a balcony with a view of the private roof garden. We have carefully crafted detailed arrival instructions as well as a wide variety of tips/advice for the apartment, local area and Dublin city in general! We have put a lot of effort into these documents and improve them on a regular basis. Bedroom 1 - Double bed (2 persons) Bedroom 2 - Double bed (2 persons) Living room - Sofa bed (2 persons) The apartment has plenty of space for you to relax in peacefully with Dublin on your doorstep. An elevator takes you up up to our apartment and parking is available in the large public underground car park (prices vary). The apartment is professionally cleaned after every guest and freshly laundered bed sheets and towels come as standard with each booking. Both bedrooms have brand new deep fill, hotel grade mattresses and the bed sheets are 100% cotton with high thread count of minimum 200 threads per square inch. Duvets and pillows for all beds are hotel grade and a comfortable mattress topper ensures a good nights sleep.
    Smithfield is a trendy inner city area just north of the river Liffey. Some local Artisian highlights of the Smithfield complex include the Light House Cinema/Gallery, the Generator Hostel, Third Space Cafe, Oscars Bar & Restaurant and the Fresh Good Food Shop. Despite the excellent location, the area is very quiet and removed from the bustling nightlife districts of Dublin city centre. Furthermore, the area is very safe and the building is secure.
  • Excellent experience, wonderful hospitality from Liam. Would highly recommend

    Darren2020-05-10T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely and comfortable apartment! Right in the middle of Dublin City

    Enda2020-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • Loved it!

    Katie2020-04-25T00:00:00Z
  • It was really nice, spacious and comfortable apartment located very centrally near all sorts of food shops, cafes, bars etc. Definitely recommend.

    Ardit2020-04-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment - couldn't of hoped for better, really enjoyed it.

    Peter2020-03-28T00:00:00Z
  • Nice Apartment and very clean. The communication with Liam was really easy. The apartment is located in the City Centre of Dublin. All ways are easy to reach.

    Tina2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Me, my husband, and 2 of our friends stayed here for 7 days and it was just perfect! This is truly an amazing location. We were able to walk to many places in the city! And was very close to the pick up spots for the day tours leaving from Dublin! The amount of space you get for the money you spend is worth every bit of it! Thanks Liam for everything!

    Jessica2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Liam’s place is beautiful! Everything was so clean and check in was super easy! Would definitely stay here again.

    Michelle2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Experience authentic Georgian elegance is this large bright studio apartment, overlooking park. Accommodates two in cosy sleeping loft. Light a fire, cook dinner in the designer kitchen, and then head out to enjoy the attractions of the city.
    Come and have an authentic experience in one of Dublin's special Georgian apartments, situated on Mountjoy Square, in the heart of Dublin's North Georgian core, and just minutes from O'Connell Street. This large studio apartment is on the first floor of a beautiful redbrick townhouse, built in 1792. Both house and apartment retain all their original features, combined with modern comforts. The apartment has three full-length windows overlooking the gardens of Mountjoy Square. It has a working Georgian grey marble fireplace with a spectacular gilt over-mantle mirror. The fully equipped kitchen has a granite worktop, a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and microwave. The rest of the apartment is comfortably furnished with period furniture, including a square Georgian dining table and four matching chairs, a comfortable Victorian antique Chesterfield sofa, TV & DVD player along with an iPod/iPhone dock for music. there are pashminas and Kashmir hand-loomed wool wraps, for cosy evenings in front of the fire. The bedroom is upstairs and overlooks the apartment. It has a comfortable double mattress, goose down duvet and pillows, and pure cotton sheets. Read in comfort with vintage Anglepoise reading lights. Please note there is restricted headroom in the sleeping loft- 5'10-1/2", and consequently the bed is low. The bathroom has a high-pressure shower and loads of storage space. A single, contract-quality foldaway bed, or a single, memory-foam mattress, and extra linens are available for a third guest. Please see photos. A surcharge of €10, to cover the cost of the extra laundry, applies for the use of the apartment as a twin. This will be collected in cash upon arrival. • You will receive a welcome pack of the basics- quality tea, coffee, home-made granola and preserves, fruit, yoghurt, juice, milk and free-range eggs. • 100% cotton bed linen and towels are provided • Local tourist information and guide books available • Free wi-fi • Large flat-screen TV and DVD player, with selection of Irish themed DVD's • IPod/Iphone dock for music and charging • Library of Irish-themed books • Playing cards and board games • Hair dryer • Fuel, at cost price, is available for the fire, if required. • Washing machine and dryer are available in the building- €10:00 charge CHECK-IN IS FROM 3pm, and CHECK-OUT IS BY 11am, please. We are happy to take in your luggage earlier. Please let us have your flight/arrival details, so that we can plan our day around being here to greet you. The house is perfectly located for exploring the city; all of the city's cultural institutions are within walking distance and the transport connections are excellent. Airport bus (41) passes door, 8 min. walk to LUAS Red line, DART, (Connolly and Tara) and city busses. Dublin Bikes stand opposite house. KARIN'S GUIDE TO THE CITY LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING, SERVICES AND BREAKFAST OPTIONS In general, shopping hours are 9.30-6pm, with late-night shopping till 8pm on Thursdays. Sunday opening is from noon. BREAKFAST The Kingfisher Café, a Dublin institution, on the corner of Parnell Square and Parnell Street West is great for a 'Full Irish Breakfast', and numerous variations, including porridge. Everything is cooked to order and the sraff are professional and friendly. Breakfast served 9am-12:30, 7 days a week. Later in the day they have excellent fish and chips. Koffee and Kale, on the corner of Hill Street and Gardiner Place, two blocks away has great coffee and pastries, and soup/salad/sandwiches at lunchtime. LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING Tops in Pops, just down the street to the right, for fresh local produce and basic groceries, 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. They are a fourth-generation local business, who have been trading on the site since 1931. The Londis corner store next door opens 8am to 10pm, but charge for privilege. There is an ATM machine at the back, right hand side of the store. Dunne's Stores, is the indigenous supermarket and department store chain, and has branches in every sizeable town throughout the country. There are two local branches. In North Earl Street, opposite O’Connell Street’s Spire, the Off-Licence (liquor store) is in a separate premises, a few doors apart - look for the James Joyce statue. You will find a bigger branch in the ILAC Shopping Centre, flanked by Henry Street, Moore Street and Parnell Street West . There is Metro Tesco on Parnell Street West, just past the Rotunda Hospital. A main branch is to be found in the basement of the Jervis Centre, off Henry Street. Carney’s Butchers, is another multi-generational local family business, which prides itself on the quality of its meat. In keeping with local tradition, they sell fresh fish on Friday’s. F.X. Buckley’s Butchers have two local branches; Moore Street and Talbot Street. This is a very old Dublin business and they have everything; free-range pork, beef and lamb from their own herds, poultry, game in season and fish, and, in the Moore Street branch, a deli counter for cooked meats next door. They are very obliging, and the lads have a great line in smart (sassy) chat. PHARMACIES Foley's Pharmacy on Parnell Street East is a 100+ year-old family business; they are very helpful. Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9am 6pm. Michael recently (May 2017) won the National 'Community Pharmacist of the Year' award, and a nicer, kinder, or more helpful man you will never meet.... There is a late-night pharmacy, Hickey’s at 55 Lower O’Connell Street, (west side, within the block closest to the river). Opening hours: 8am -10pm M-F, 8.30am-10pm Saturday. 10am 10pm Sunday. Web: (EMAIL HIDDEN) POST OFFICES Nearest Post Office is Parnell Street East, at corner of Marlborough Street, but much nicer is the GPO, O’Connell Street. 1828 façade, but badly damaged in the 1916 Rising, and largely rebuilt in 1928. The main hall is beautiful, with its entire original, 1928, fittings intact. It also contains the iconic statue, by Oliver Shepherd, The Dying Cuchullin. You will find a booklet with postal rates in the black folder. BANKS Allied Irish Bank has a branch on O’Connell Street, at the SW junction with Parnell Street, opposite the Rotunda Hospital. ATM in the wall. Bank of Ireland has a branch at Lower O’Connell Street, on the east side of the street, between Middle Abbey Street and Ashton Quay. ATM inside, opens MEDICAL AND DENTAL PRACTICES Mountjoy Medical Practice, Dr. Gerry Roebuck, Dr. Holly Porter (female) Dr. Colm Killeen. 2-3 Baker’s Yard, Portland Street North. Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Opening hours 9-1.30 and 3.30-5.30. You can just drop in. €50 per visit. (Five blocks away, going North East) Frederick Dental Clinic, North Frederick Street. The dentist is happy to see people on an emergency basis. Call for appointment. Tel:(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) blocks away, going West) NORTHSIDE LOCAL RESTAURANTS: 'The Cobalt Cafe', in a beautiful Georgian house on North Great Georges Street, which doubles as a gallery, is great for lunch. Parnell Street, Dublin's emerging 'Chinatown' is just a half a block to the south. Newly opened, on Parnell Square West is 'Mr Fox', serving modern Irish food in a smart and comfortable setting, by the same team who operate Dublin's much lauded 'The Pig's Ear' on Nassau Street, overlooking the Trinity College playing fields.. '147 Cafe' at 147, Parnell Street East, opp the Marlborough Street junction, serve good Illy coffee, and great sandwiches, daytime hours. Nearer the river, 'Le Bon Crubeen' (crubeen=pig's trotter- it's a modern Franco-Irish restaurant) is on Talbot Street, as is the venerable and immensely popular 'Talbot 101'. It is packed to the gunnels with locals between 5.54 and 7.15, enjoying their pre-theatre supper before the Abbey curtains rise at 7.30, when they relinquish their seats for the rest of us! On the riverfront, I love Panem, facing the Millennium Bridge, for a quick coffee and a delicious Sicilian almond biscuit, baked on the premises. A few doors down, you'll find a cluster of Italian bars, cafes and restaurants serving good quality food. Half a block to the east is the trendy 'Winding Stairs' restaurant, with its book-lined walls (relics of a former second-hand bookshop-cum-cafe of the same name); The woollen Mills on the corner of Liffey street does great casual food, including excellent brunch. Back on Capel Street, locals rave about Brother Hubbard, and the Soup Dragon, for lunch. Blas cafe in the Chocolate Factory, on Kings Inn Street, off Parnell Street West has an interesting, casual menu, in a bright, spacious and funky former factory (daytime). LOCAL PUBS include the 'Hill 16' just opposite the house, on Gardiner Street - very popular with the GAA crowd on match days (the Gaelic Athletic Association Stadium, Croke Park, is just 3 blocks to the east), they pull a superb 'pint'. ‘The Heritage Parnell’, on Parnell Street West, just around the corner from O’Connell Street, does 'pub grub'. 'The Flowing Tide', on the corner of Marlborough Street, opposite the Abbey Theatre, is one of my favorites - after the curtain goes down in the Abbey, half the cast are likely to be at the bar. A few doors closer to O’Connell Street is Mulligan’s, another very nice pub, dating from the Edwardian era. 'The Church' on Mary Street, in a converted 1720's church, is another fine place for a drink; the former owner won many accolades for the high quality of the restoration. Capel Street has many typical local pubs, which have the added benefit of serving a largely local population. They include 'O’Neill’s' and 'Slattery's which is good for music. 'The Black Sheep' has the local craft beers covered, and does good bar food, (as does its sister pub, ‘The Brew Dock’, on Store Street, at the bottom of Gardiner Street. The north side traditional music 'musician’s' bar is 'The Cobblestone', at the top of Smithfield, and is suitably grungy. DEPARTMENT STORES AND FASHION Henry Street, off O’Connell Street, at the SPIRE, is the premier shopping street on the north side of the river. Here you will find Arnott’s the local department store, which highlights Irish fashion and design, throughout the store, and has several nice cafes. Henry Street also contains large branches of Debenhams and Marks&Spencers, as well as branches of most of the high street fashion chains. There are two large shopping centres, the Jervis, with a large branch of Tesco’s in the Basement, and the ILAC, which has a Dunne's Department Store, with a Food Hall in the basement. (You can shop for fresh produce on adjacent Moore Street, Dublin's oldest street market, now also home to a thriving cluster of ethnic food markets and restaurants.) NORTHSIDE CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS The North side of Parnell Square is home to the city's Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art; we share a significant collection of Impressionist painting with the Tate Gallery in London, part of the Hugh Lane Bequest, which is rotated in seven-year cycles. (The cafe, overlooking an interior garden, is called 'Hatch'; the original is in the basement of the 'Little Museum of Dublin' on St. Stevens Green). Next door is the Writer's Centre, and next door again, is the Writer's Museum, with a Michelin-starred restaurant in the basement, the amazing Chapter One. Down on the East side of Parnell Square is the beautiful jewel-box that is the Gate Theatre - part of the 18th-century entertainment complex established by the entrepreneurial Dr. Bartholomew, to help support his new Rotunda Maternity Hospital (the oldest purpose-built such hospital in the world, and still delivering babies on a daily basis, 270 years later (9000 in 2012). You could be seated in either the Abbey or Gate Theatres within 10 minutes of leaving the house, and the James Joyce Cultural Centre is even closer, on North Great Georges Street (don't forget to check out the Cobalt Cafe, opposite). Hop on the Luas Red Line, going west, in Abbey Street, halfway between Mountjoy Square and the river, and alight ‘Museum’ stop. The National Museum, Collins Barracks, housed in an old military barracks, dating from 1702, contains the Decorative Arts Collections, (basically, everything post 1700). Descend at the next stop, ‘Heuston’ for IMMA, Ireland's National Museum of Modern Art, housed in the old Kilmainham Hospital, built in the1660’s. It pre-dates its more famous sibling, the Chelsea Hospital, in London by several years. Not to be missed is the Old Jameson Distillery, in Smithfield. Jameson was distilled here until 1971, when three historic distilleries amalgamated, and centralized distilling in Midleton, Co. Cork. The Museum is very well presented; one is guided around the distilling floor, among the huge old pot stills before retiring to the Bar to sample the goods. Nearby is one of the oldest churches in Dublin, St.Michan’s, on Church Street, dating from the mid-11thC. There are several mummified bodies in the basement, thought to be Crusaders. When I was a child, one was allowed to shake their hands….. SOUTHSIDE In the south city centre, the RESTAURANT HUB is in the pedestrian streets to either side of Grafton Street, and in Temple Bar. Particular favourites of mine include: * The Pig's Ear, Nassau Street * Nede, Temple Bar Square * Eden Bar and Grill, South William Street * The Green Hen, Wicklow Street * Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street, basement wine-bar, full service restaurant first- floor, and coffee bar within the food-hall on the ground floor. * Fade Street Social, Fade Street, tapas bar and full-service restaurant. * The Rustic Stone, Exchequer Street, upmarket, sophisticated and healthy ‘fast food’. * Cornucopia, Wicklow Street- vegetarian café day, full service by evening. * The Port House, South William Street, wine bar and tapas. * Stanley's, St. Andrew Street, off Wicklow Street- wine bar and full service * Pinxto, Crowe Street, Temple Bar, as above, same management. * Cleaver East, Clarence Hotel - chef Oliver Dunne had a Michelin star in the parent restaurant, Bon Appetit, Malahide village, until he decided to hand it back and get a life Southside city-centre TRADITIONAL PUBS we like are: * Mulligan's, Poolbeg Street * Neary's, Chatham Street * Grogan’s, South William Street * International Bar, Wicklow Street * O'Neill's, Suffolk Street * The Dawson Lounge, Dawson Street * The Stag's Head, Connaught Court * The Long Hall, South Great Georges Street * Doheny and Nesbitt’s, Merrion Row * Kehoe’s, South Anne Street * The Duke, Duke Street Fronting the river, TEMPLE BAR, with its vibrant mix of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, markets and cultural institutions occupies an area three blocks deep and ten blocks long. At the western end, look out for the two branches of the Queen of Tarts- a wonderful tea shop that offers really good home baking and teas and coffees, all served on mismatched antique china (Lord Edward Street and Cow's Lane). Piglet Wine Bar, on the same pedestrian street had a lovely wine selection and great tapas, at good prices. TEMPLE BAR FARMERS MARKET, is held every Saturday in Meeting House Square, 9-4.30, now has a smart new tensile roof for wet days, and is a good place to rub shoulders with the locals, whilst sampling local food culture. Don’t miss the Oyster Stall, , or David Llewyllan’s fantastic ‘Double L’ local cider- 100% apple (not even water), and the two local cheese stalls, among others. Don’t’ forget to check out the overflow stalls on Curved Street, where Rossa Crowe’s fantastic bread is on offer- Rossa took himself off to France for two years to train, and now produces slow fermented breads, made with the very best organic flours. SOUTHSIDE CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS TRINITY COLLEGE is a good orientation point; from here it is easy to find the mediaeval core, the cultural/political hub of the country around Kildare Street, and the Grafton Street fashion hub. The campus occupies a 40-acre (16ha.) site, and is over 400 years old, though what one sees today are mainly beautiful eighteenth-century buildings. It is worth a wander around, after a visit to spectacular Long Library, to see the Book of Kells and other illustrated Celtic manuscripts. From Front Gate, look south to Grafton Street or west up College Green and Dame Street, which lead to the mediaeval core. At the brow of the hill you will find: * Dublin Castle (visit the State Apartments, the Chester Beatty Library and the lovely garden in front (which is actually the helicopter-landing pad for the Castle). * The City Hall with its 'Museum of the Capital' in the basement is worth a look- the Hall is free, and there is a nominal charge for the Museum. * Christchurch Cathedral * Dublinia-in the Christchurch Chapterhouse (Viking Exhibition). * Old Saint Audeon's Church, built almost into the city wall. * St Patrick's Cathedral, and historic park beside. * Marshe's Library-the oldest public library in these islands, 1701. * Francis Street- the Antiques Quarter. * Thomas Street/Meath Street, for a touch of 'Old Dublin'. * The Guinness Storehouse. * Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, (IMMA) Ireland's National Gallery of Modern Art, with its wonderful, recently restored formal garden. KILMINHAM GAOL is worth a visit, and tells the story of Irish Nationalism. It can be reached via the grounds of IMMA, passing Bully’s Acre, and old graveyard, where Brian Boru was reputedly rested on his way to his final burial place in Armagh. Alternatively, exit onto Nassau Street, with its cluster of high-quality shops showcasing the best of Irish crafts - fashion, knitwear, weaving, glassware, ceramics and contemporary jewellery - the Kilkenny Shop has a great cafe upstairs, with views over College Park. The Pig's Ear restaurant is one of my all-time favourites. Continue along the College Park railings till you reach Kildare Street, the cultural-institutional hub of the country. All of our national cultural institutions have free admission. Here you will find the National Library, and the National Museum, facing each other over the forecourt of Leinster House, home to the Oireachtas, our National Parliament. The National Library has a lovely exhibit on the poet, W.B. Yeats, and the Treasury, in the National Museum houses both the Bronze Age and Early Christian collections. On the opposite side of the block, on Merrion Street/Merrion Square, you will find the National Gallery, and the Natural History Museum (known to Dubliner's of my father's generation, as 'The Dead Zoo’. This is a very refreshing look to the past, with absolutely no interpretation, and nothing, not even a postcard, to buy). The National Gallery is almost through a four-year renovation programme; in the meantime, the Millennium Wing, on Clare Street, has a ‘highlights of’ exhibition, and the Café and Gift Shop are also accessed via the Clare Street Entrance. GETTING AROUND Two operators offer Hop-On/Hop-Off tours: (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) They both offer a 2-day ticket, and cost roughly the same price - check them out online before you make up your mind. One can buy an integrated LEAP card in most newsagents, at train stations, and in the Dublin Bus Head Office at 42 O’Connell Street (on the west side of the street, just north of the Spire). This can be used on the LUAS, DART, some suburban mainline trains, and on Dublin Bus routes. There is also a 3-day tourist pass, the Freedom Ticket, which provides good value. €28 will give you 72 hours transport, starting at the Airport; Airlink from the airport, the Hop-On-Hop –Off tourist bus and all local bus routes. Web: (URL HIDDEN) •The DART, the local electric commuter train, runs north/south along the coast. The north-side city centre station is Connolly, on Amiens Street, facing Talbot Street, but I usually suggest people use Tara Street, as Connolly is also a mainline station, and is very big, and a bit confusing. Tara is purely a commuter station, and is about the same distance. It is on George’s Quay, just south of the Custom House. The other south-side city centre station is Pearse, on Westland Row, at the south end of the Trinity campus. •The LUAS Red Line runs east-west through the north side of the city, as far east as the docks, and serves both Connolly and Heuston mainline stations. The nearest stop to Mountjoy Square is Abbey, on Middle Abbey Street, opposite the Abbey Theatre. The LUAS Green Line serves the south suburbs; Ranelagh, Dundrum, Leopardstown Racecourse, and on out to Cherrywood, on the county boundary with Wicklow. •Main cross-city bus routes run north-south through O’Connell Street. The No.7 terminates on Mountjoy Square North, and there is a ‘shopper’s fare’ of 50c, to Grafton Street- alight at Trinity. On the return journey it skirts the Trinity campus and comes along Pearse, to the east of the campus - catch it on Clare Street, at the Millennium wing of the National Gallery. •DUBLIN BIKES are free to use for the first half hour, and have a stand on Mountjoy Square West, but one needs to go to the Princes Street stand (to the right hand side of the General Post Office (GPO)), to purchase a short term card. It costs €2, and is only available to credit card holders. SHOPPING WITH A DIFFERENCE Those interested in the local fashion, art and design scene should look out for the following addresses (in no particular order): •Designist, South Great George's Street (stock chosen for good design) •Irish Design Store, Drury Street •Article, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre (housewares) •Irish Designer Store, Top floor Powerscourt Townhouse Centre •Cow's Lane Gallery, Temple Bar (artist’s collective) •The Jam Factory, Nicholas Street (artist’s collective) •Avoca, Suffolk Street •Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street •Designyard, South Frederick Street (jewellery) •Louise Kennedy, couturier, Merrion Square, and Tipperary Crystal •Gallery Zozimus, Francis Street (art gallery and carefully chosen crafts) •Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar (artist-printmaker’s gallery) •Malthouse Design Centre and Shop, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular •Magee's of Donegal, Wicklow Street, and, •Kevin and Howlin, Nassau Street have hand-woven tweeds covered. •Dubarry's, College Green produce wonderful, country-style outerwear, including the most perfect alternative to sweaty, waterproof Wellington boots… •Monaghan's, Hibernian Way, the House of Ireland on Nassau Street and the Sweater Shops on Wicklow Street and Nassau Street has the best selections of traditional knitwear. Monaghan's specialise in cashmere. •The Cloth Shop, St. William Street, for interesting designer fabric, including a good selection of Irish Linen, and Liberty of London INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS and MUSIC STORES Eason’s, O’Connell Street, is a Dublin institution for over 100 years. It encompasses a large stationery department, a branch of Tower Records on the top floor, academic books in the basement, a nice café and two floors of general books. It is a good place to browse books of Irish interest, and they have a really good Information Desk. Chapters, Parnell Street West is my ‘local’. John Gannon is one of the best booksellers in the business, and his staff are hand-picked enthusiastic bibliophiles, one and all. Stock is a mixture of the latest releases, and carefully chosen remaindered books. Their ordering service is superlative, and they ALWAYS know exactly what one is talking about, even with just the vaguest, half-remembered clues from a newspaper review. Very strong on contemporary fiction, natural history, non-fiction and books of Irish interest. Extensive second-hand section upstairs. The Secret Bookstore, Wicklow Street is another favourite. It’s tucked away down a passage, near the L’Occitane shop and often throws up gems among its large second-hand stock. An eclectic music store occupies the rear of the shop. Cathach Rare Books, Duke Street, specializes in Irish first editions, and have an interesting selection of Irish maps and prints. Stokes Books is another interesting antiquarian/secondhand shop, specializing in books of Irish interest. You’ll find it in Georges Street Arcade. Claddagh Records, Cecelia Street, Temple Bar, is primarily a music publisher, but they have a retail outlet in Temple Bar, which is the oldest independent music shop in Dublin, and specializes in traditional Irish music, with some interesting World Music additions. PLACES OF WORSHIP: Roman Catholic: Many Catholic churches have Mass on Saturday evening, in addition to morning Masses. •St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Upper Gardiner Street. Gospel Mass, 7.30pm Sundays, September to mid June. •St. Mary's Metropolitan Church - the Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough. Sung Mass, 11am, Sundays, with the Palestrina Choir. •St. Joseph’s Church, Berkeley Road, Dublin 7. •St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street Church, choir sings at 11 o’clock Mass, Sunday’s •St. Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, has wonderful Harry Clarke ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) stained glass windows. •Whitefriars Street Church, Aungier Street, church has relics of St. Valentine. Church of Ireland: •Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch Place, sung Services Sundays, •St. Patrick's Cathedral, Nicholas Street, sung Services Sundays. •St. Anne’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Jewish: Dublin Hebrew Congregation (URL HIDDEN) Daily services in Synagogue at 32a Rathfarnham Road, Public Transport: Buses: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Get off at Terenure Cross (road). Walk up Rathfarnham Road, pass AIB Bank and one row of terraced houses; shul is next building, with wooden/metal security gates. Across the street is a shop called Window Fashions. Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation (DJPC) Website: (URL HIDDEN) Email: (EMAIL HIDDEN) Postal: PO Box 3059, Dublin 6 President: Mrs. Hilary Abrahamson Muslim: Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) 19 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Tel: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Islamic Foundation of Ireland (IFI) 163 South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Tel: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Anwar-up-Madina Moore Street, Dublin 1. SHORT TRIPS OUTSIDE THE CITY BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT NORTH: Catch the No.46A bus, (heading north on O'Connell Street to the Phoenix Park- the largest enclosed urban park in the world, 1750 acres behind a seven-mile-long stone wall. Ashtown Castle Interpretive Centre, with its wonderful walled garden and café is a good place to orient oneself. From here, on Saturdays, it is possible to visit Aras an Uachtarian, the official residence of our President. One can also visit Farmliegh, the Official State Guesthouse, a former Guinness mansion. Among it’s attractions are an art gallery, café, occasional free concerts, and regular weekend Farmer’s Markets. The Park also houses the Dublin Zoo, (1827, the second-oldest Zoo in the world, after London’s Regent Park Zoo). Several herd of Fallow Deer roam at liberty. Many sports are catered for; there is Polo ground, a cricket club, and lots soccer pitches. The Duke of Wellington is commemorated by a marvellous Sobelisk, and the Forty Acres affords superb views over the city, with the Royal Hospital and Guinness Brewery in the foreground, along the south side of the River Liffey. Phoenix Park can also be reached via the LUAS Red Line, direction Tallagh, heading west. Alight at 'Museum' and take a detour into the National Museum-Collins Barracks, which houses the Decorative Arts, post-1700, wonderful collections of silver, furniture, glass and other artifacts. Just up the road, in Glasnevin, there are three worthwhile attractions: Glasnevin Cemetary, was founded by Daniel O’Connell as one of his first initiatives, post Catholic Emancipation in 1829, to provide a dignified place for Catholic burial. The Glasnevin Museum is new, and has superlative displays of Nationalist history. They also have a very good Geneology Department. The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, date from the end of 18thC. Though relatively small, they contain an internationally-aclaimed collection of plants and three iconic Glasshouses, by Turner of Dublin, which have all been restored in the recent past. There is a nice café in the Gardens, and entry is free. The Gravedigger’s Pub, over-looking a Green, is not to be missed. It acquired its name from the fact that there used to be a hatch in the rear wall, through which the gravediggers were served. They do nice simple pub food, and one can sit outside on sunny days. Walk back into town, and stop at either the The Botanic Bar at Harte’s Corner or the Brian Boru, typicl local bars. The Whitworth, at Cross Guns Bridge, with nice food, is on the corner of the Royal Canal. Take a stroll east down the canal bank, and you will see swans, and moor-hens going about their business. At the next bridge, at Dorset Street, look out for the lifesize bronze statue of Brendan Behan, a local author. From here is just a few minute’s stroll up Belvidere Place, with its charming stepped terraces of tall Georgian houses, to Mountjoy Square. Another favourite is the Marino Casino, in Fairview/Clontarf, an early 18th century pleasure house, built to the design of Sir William Chambers, for Lord Charlemont, purely for entertaining, also just a few miles by bus, north of the city centre. Catch the DART, the coastal commuter train, heading north, at Tara Street Station, on the South Liffey quays, at Butt Bridge, and take a short ride. You have the choice of Howth (a working fishing village) or Malahide. Howth Demesne or Howth Head, behind the village will both afford walks with great views; the Harbour has a dozen restaurants along the quay- ranging from take-out fish and chips to the very upmarket. Book an early-evening window table at Aqua, and be astonished by the sunset over the coast, looking north-west. Another favourite of mine is Deep, midway along the quay (and do watch out for the local tame and greedy Harbour Seal, who begs shamelessly from the trawler men, who tie up alongside). Malahide is a charming village, with some of the most expensive urban residential properties in the country. Good food and good shopping are to be had here. On the edge of the village you will find Malahide Castle and Demesne, open to the public, which includes a renowned private Arboretum, as Milo de Malahide, the last of his family, (who had occupied the castle continuously since Norman times, in the 10th-12th centuries) was a significant plants-man. The Castle contains the National Portrait Collection, as was as magnificent furniture and other contents. There is a smart new branch of the AVOCA Shop and Café in the Courtyard. Oliver Dunne's restaurant, Bon Appetit, on St. James Terrace, has superb food in elegant, relaxed surroundings.(This restaurant had a Michelin star for years, but the chef/patron decided to return it, and simplify his life - a case of 'been there-done that'.) SOUTH: South of the city you will find Rathfarnham Castle, and its Berkeley Costume and Toy Collection (No. 16 bus). Marley Park is a little further, just at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. It has wonderful parkland with easy walks, and a magnificent walled garden with a nice cafe. The No.16 bus, from O’Connell Street will leave you close by. Powerscourt is at the edge of Enniskerry, its associated estate village, at the end of the No.44 bus route, which winds its way through the south side suburbs, into Wicklow, through the Scalp, a deep and picturesque glacial valley. The 19th century gardens are fabulous, and make great use of the 'borrowed landscape' beyond. The terrace and Nepture fountain are centred on the Sugarloaf mountain, which marks the beginning of the Wicklow Mountains. The Powerscourt Waterfall, part of the same estate, is a few miles further on, and there are beautiful, way-marked, woodland and moorland walks in the hills nearby. Do be mindful; these ‘mountains’ can be deceptive- while not high, they can be treacherous, as weather conditions can change in minutes. Stick to the way-marked paths, and do keep an eye on the weather. Take the DART south to Bray and Greystones - via Dun Loughaire, Dalkey and Killiney - all interesting villages, with many cafes and restaurants. Killiney Hill, with its eighteenth century obelisk at the summit, is a short climb that results in amazing views over Dublin Bay, and down into the Wicklow Mountains beyond. There is a nice pub in in the ‘village’- ‘The Druid’s Chair’. Dalkey is a charming village with old-fashioned shops and lots of nice pubs, cafes and restaurants. The local Dalkey Castle Heritage Centre, is worth checking out, and in the summer run a theatre programme, and walking tours. Bray Esplanade is a classic Victorian seaside amenity, sturdily built from local granite - the perfect place to enjoy an ice-cream. Campo di Fiori, either the Restaurant or the Café, both near the train station and the north end of the Promenade, are particular favourites of mine. If one is feeling energetic, one could contemplate the Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones - 4miles/6km along the rough cliff path. Lots of nice pubs for a pint of Guinness at the other end, The Hungry Pear is my favourite café, among many. The DART will take you straight back into the city. But.. make sure to do it in the morning, as by mid-day the path is in shade, and it can be windy and cold. WEST: Travelling into the rich plains of Kildare, by the No. 67 bus route, you will come to the historic village of Celbridge, just twelve miles from the city centre. Castletown House is Ireland's finest Palladian mansion, and was saved from destruction by Desmond Guinness, in the early 1960's. He purchased it from the construction company who had acquired it. They intended to demolish it, to make way for a vast suburban housing estate. The Irish Georgian Society, founded by Desmond Guinness, restored the house and furnished it with the help of many volunteers and sponsors, and opened it to the public, a heroic task for a small membership conservation society. Today, it is in State ownership, and it is the flagship Georgian heritage property of Ireland. It is beautifully presented, and the parklands are undergoing restoration. A local bus, or the commuter train from Connolly Station in Amiens Street, will take one to Maynooth, a charming University town, with another magnificent Palladian mansion, Carton House, now operating as a very upmarket hotel and golf club. Lots of companies offer day-long coach tours. Some involve very long days, i.e, Cliffs of Moher in Clare and the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim coast. Two more local, and very worthwhile ones are either: The Boyne Valley Tour (Newgrange Neolithic ( 5000 yr old World Heritage Site) / Mellifont Cistercian ruins- (12thC.)/ Monasterboice Early Christian (6th-8thC.) The Wicklow-Glendalough Tour (Powerscourt / Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough (Glen of the Two Lakes) a 6thC. Early Christian site, in beautiful wooded valley. Details of both of these trips, and others, are available in the big black folder in the apartment.
    A beautiful, historic residential square, built in 1790's, within 5-10 minutes walk of the city centre. Elegance and convenience combined with a bit of inner city grittiness. I have loved it all, since 1978!
  • Karin's place was absolutely phenomenal! My husband and I stayed here while traveling throughout Ireland, and loved it. It had everything we needed to cook with, and a market down the street for groceries. Karin is one of the best hosts we've ever interacted with!

    Taylor2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was absolutely perfect, thank you so much!

    Mathilde2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Karin is a great host and the place has everything one can wish for, in order to spend a great, smooth stay. Ideally situated and the appartement is beautiful. Some nice touches and the whole place is very functional. Lilac smell when entering the appartement is amazing!!!! Thank you again ! Recommending 100%!

    Marie2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, spacious flat in a lovely area- would definitely stay again! Could be slightly cold as it has large windows so worth using the fire provided.

    Clarissa2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Historic home near restaurants.

    James2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay, good communication with host. Would recommend

    Victoria2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • A gem in a most beautiful house set in one of Dublin's finest Georgian squares. The flat was excellent, being exactly as described. We would not have thought it possible, but the real thing is even better than as shown in the photographs. Karin really is a super host. We could not have asked for more. She is really friendly, extremely responsive and her communications are crystal clear.

    Peter2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • This place is absolute perfection! It's stunning, cosy, clean close to the center and Karin is the perfect host

    Katy2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Fantastic Apartment in the heart of the city with river views. Refurbished by award winning A2 architects, this unique space offers modern, bright open plan accommodation with amazing views of the Ha'penny Bridge, one of Dublin most famous landmarks.
    Fantastic Apartment in the heart of the city with river views. Refurbished by award winning A2 architects, this unique space offers modern, bright open plan accommodation with amazing views of the Ha'penny Bridge, one of Dublin most famous landmarks. Recently renovated by award winning A2 Architects, my 2nd floor, open plan studio apartment offers the perfect location to stay in Dublin. Situated right beside the symbol of Dublin, the Ha’penny Bridge, you are in the beating heart of the city. Everything is within walking distance, with Temple Bar and Trinity College for example just across the bridge and most other major sights a few minutes away . The airport bus is only 100 metres away, not to mention all the bars and restaurants just outside the door. Experiencing the true essence of Dublin couldn’t be any easier. Previously a 66-metres (710 sq ft) two-bedroom apartment, it was renovated to an open plan, creating a large space that allows full access to natural light. From the window overlooking the river Liffey, you get a great view of the sunset and the feeling of the city passing you by. It’s deceptively easy to just sit at the window and watch as people cross the Ha’penny bridge. I have Wi-fi, a great bathroom and fully functioning kitchen including a Nespresso coffee machine. Dublin is a conveniently compact city and my apartment is nestled right in the centre of it all, allowing for a hassle free, thoroughly enjoyable place to experience it to the full. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Location cannot be better. You are overlooking the River Liffey and directly above the beautiful Ha'penny Bridge. Cross the bridge and you are in Temple Bar with its numerous bars, restaurants, vintage clothes shops, Project Arts Centre, Gallery of Photography, Irish Film Institute and many other attractions. Dublin two main pedestrian shopping streets, Grafton and Henry St are about 5 minutes away. Trinity College with its famous Library is 3 minutes walk. The Aircoach bus from the airport drops you 5 minutes away. The LUAS tram stops in Jervis St 2 minutes away but the apartment is so central you probably won't be using public transport at all. I personally wouldn't recommend car hire as a lot of the streets are one way and it can be tricky to drive around if you are not familiar with the city. Notes: -The sofa bed in the pictures is BoConcept Melo 6070 Double Sofa with reclining and sleeping function. Size as double bed is 173cm wide x 197cm long so suitable for one or two people but not as comfortable as a bed. -The Bed is King Size (150 x 200cm) and has a memory foam mattress
    Location cannot be better. You are overlooking the River Liffey and directly above the beautiful Ha'penny Bridge. Cross the bridge and you are in Temple Bar with its numerous bars, restaurants, vintage clothes shops, Project Arts Centre, Gallery of Photography, Irish Film Institute and many other attractions. Dublin two main pedestrian shopping streets, Grafton and Henry St are about 5 minutes away. Trinity College with its famous Library is 3 minutes walk. Dublin is experiencing a Renaissance after a long recession and every week a new exciting restaurant, cultural space or play is opening. It is a great time to be visiting!
  • Dardo is a super host.

    Nok-Phanchita2020-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely stylish studio flat with a great view of the Liffey

    Peter2020-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Dardo's place is fantastic! Large windows looking out to the river Liffey and the Ha'penny bridge. It's in the perfect central location, walking distance to everything you want to do in Dublin. There is a lot of nightlife in Temple bar and if you're the type to go to bed early, bring some ear plugs.

    Autumn2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • You looking for a perfect place in Dublin? Stop looking RIGHT HERE. This review needs nothing else.

    John2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Dardo’s clean and stylish loft was the perfect location for us to base ourself in Dublin for our city adventures and near bus pick up stops for our incredible day trips. You are really right in the heart of the city center. That being said, you do get city noise especially on Fridays and Saturdays so if that bothers you, ear plugs worked just fine! There were ample pubs, restaurants, shopping and other services very close by. Dardo was a great host and was very responsive to our questions and was prompt with our key pick up. Couldn’t ask for a better host and we appreciated his recommendations! Thanks again Dardo for allowing us to use your space! We already want to plan a trip back!

    Kelli2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Dardo communicated really well throughout and was really accommodating with us. We landed into Dublin quite early and we were able to drop off our bags straight away which gave us time to explore. The apartment is in a perfect location and is very clean and tidy. We felt really secure as well as the access and security to the building was very good. The apartment was very spacious and we felt very comfortable there.

    Simon2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place, amazing location!

    Chester2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Dardo’s place was amazing! Perfect perfect perfect location, very clean, great communication! Will be staying here again in the future!

    Alysia2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Superb city centre location within walking distance of all major tourist attractions (see below for times). Located just outside the noisy pub and nightlife areas and overlooking a private roof garden for a peaceful nights sleep. Elegant, designer and upscale apartment with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a balcony. The apartment contains everything you could expect for your stay and includes tasteful designer furniture and interiors. The space and high quality interiors are kept immaculately clean.
    This fantastic 1 bedroom modern apartment is ideally located in Dublin city centre within walking distance to all Dublin's major tourist attractions and 1 minute walk to Smithfield central tram station. The bedroom and living room overlook a private roof garden which ensures a low level of noise and a safe/peaceful nights sleep just outside the noisy pub and nightlife areas (e.g. temple bar, along the Quays, etc). The apartment itself contains 1 spacious double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower and toilet facilities, a fully fitted modern kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, large fridge freezer, crockery, glasses, all utensils, etc.), a large living room/dining room area with floor length windows leading onto a balcony with a view of the private roof garden. We have carefully crafted detailed arrival instructions as well as a wide variety of tips/advice for the apartment, local area and Dublin city in general! We have put a lot of effort into these documents and improve them on a regular basis. Bedroom 1 - Double bed for 2 persons Living room - Double Sofa Bed for 2 persons The apartment has plenty of space for you to relax in peacefully with Dublin on your doorstep. An elevator takes you up to our apartment. Parking is available in the large public underground car park (prices vary). Major attractions walking time: > The river Liffey, Smithfield Tram station, Jameson Distillery, Smithfield Square, Dublin Tourist Bus Stop - 1 minute > Christchurch Cathedral - 7 minutes > Temple Bar, Henry Street - 10 minutes > O'Connell Street & Dublin Visitor centre, Phoenix Park, Guinness Storehouse - 12 minutes > Grafton Street - 15 minutes The apartment is professionally cleaned after every guest and freshly laundered bed sheets and towels come as standard with each booking. The bedroom has a brand new deep fill, hotel grade mattress and the bed sheets are 100% cotton with high thread count of minimum 200 threads per square inch. Duvets and pillows for all beds are hotel grade and a comfortable mattress topper ensures a good nights sleep.
    Smithfield is a trendy inner city area just north of the river Liffey. Some local Artisian highlights of the Smithfield complex include the Light House Cinema/Gallery, the Generator Hostel, Third Space Cafe, Oscars Bar & Restaurant and the Fresh Good Food Shop. Despite the excellent location, the area is very quiet and removed from the bustling nightlife districts of Dublin city centre. Furthermore, the area is very safe and the building is secure.
  • Amazing spot!

    Gareth2020-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • Loved the flat! Clean and spacious. Great location. Especially loved the heated bathroom floor! Important to note the TV is a Smart TV that only offers Netflix. We're unfamiliar with how a Smart TV works and tried different ways to watch other programming, but couldn't figure it out (and we are somewhat tech savvy). We ended up only watching one movie, otherwise we hunkered down and listened to the radio on our cell phone.

    April2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant clean flat within walking distance to everything! Modern, stylish design with everything needed to cook in. Liam went above and beyond with a map showing local bars / cafes / shops within walking distance to the flat. There were four of us staying between the double and sofa bed; both did the job but I think it would be much comfier for two staying than than four, as the springs in the sofa bed could be felt by the second night. Overall a great flat and location we will use again!

    Fleur2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is very well located and within walking distance to Temple Bar and many other attractions. For those who are concerned about Dublin’s cold weather, the heating was excellent. The sofa bed is comfortable and the apartment is in a quiet place you can enjoy but just beside all that this wonderful capital has to offer. Liam is an excellent host and responded to our requests right away. I’ll definitively stay here again next time and recommend it.

    Ana Lúcia2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Beat location we could have ever hoped for.

    David2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment within walking distance of all of Dublin’s attractions

    Ryan2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Liam's place is in the perfect location, its clean, its really good for families (double pushchairs can even fit in the lift and the front door of the apartment). The kitchen is easy to use. Thanks for everything Liam.

    Simarjeet2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Really Nice flat with all the amenities and a really Nice location!

    Agustín2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Awaken to views overlooking a park and a period streetscape without even getting out of bed. Plenty of daylight streams in through tall windows to illuminate this 2nd-floor studio. Choose a book and snuggle into a leather armchair for a cosy read.
    Come and have an authentic experience in one of Dublin's special Georgian apartments, situated on Mountjoy Square, in the heart of Dublin's North Georgian core, and just minutes from O'Connell Street. This large studio apartment is on the second floor of a beautiful redbrick townhouse, built in 1792. Both house and apartment retain all their original features, combined with modern comforts. It is approximately 400 sq ft, or 38m2. It has just been completely redecorated (July 2015) and has a smart new bathroom with a large walk-in high-pressure shower. It has a new 40" smart TV and DVD player. The well designed kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and microwave, and all the equipment you might need to cook a gourmet meal. Basic condiments are provided as well as a generous 'welcome pack' for breakfast. All you need to buy is some bread! The East-facing apartment is flooded with light from the three full-length windows overlooking the gardens of Mountjoy Square. It has a Georgian pink marble period fireplace fitted with a high-output gas stove. The rest of the apartment is comfortably furnished with period furniture, including a Georgian dining table and four matching chairs, and a pair of comfortable leather tub chairs. There are Kashmir hand-loomed wool wraps, for cosy evenings in front of the fire. It is decorated with fine art prints from Graphic Studio Dublin. The bed folds away and has a comfortable double mattress, goose down duvet and pillows, and pure cotton sheets. Read in comfort with vintage Anglepoise reading lights. If needed, a single, contract-quality foldaway bed, and all linens are available for a extra guest. Please see photos. A surcharge of €10, to cover the cost of the extra laundry, applies for the use of the apartment as a twin. This will be collected in cash upon arrival. • You will receive a welcome pack of the basics- quality tea, coffee, home-made granola and preserves, fruit, juice and organic natural yoghurt and free-range eggs. • 100% cotton bed linen and towels are provided • Local tourist information and guide books available • Free wi-fi • Large flat-screen TV and DVD player, with selection of Irish themed DVD's • Library of Irish-themed books • Playing cards and board games • Hair dryer • Washing machine and dryer are available in the building- we will do your laundry for you - €10 charge CHECK-IN IS FROM 3pm, and CHECK-OUT IS BY 11am, please. We are happy to take in your luggage earlier. Please let us have your flight/arrival details, so that we can plan our day around being here to greet you. The house is perfectly located for exploring the city; all of the city's cultural institutions are within walking distance, and the transport connections are excellent. Airport bus (41) passes door on the way OUT of the city, 8 min. walk to LUAS Red line, DART, (Connolly and Tara) and city busses. Dublin Bikes stand opposite house.
    The loft is in Mountjoy Square, a vibrant area close to the historic city centre and within walking distance to main attractions. Grocery stores and breakfast places are just around the corner. Local restaurants are nearby, as well as Chinatown and pubs.
  • Karin's home is a beautiful Georgian house well-taken care of. The hostess is a wonderful lady who takes at heart the well-being of her guests. Don't hesitate to book there if you have the chance !

    Claire2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • I can only second everything I read in the reviews: this spot was stylish, comfortable and a lot of fun for our first few nights in Dublin! It was so much fun coming back to this place after our exploration of the city by foot. Karin is a professional hostess and had everything we needed covered.

    Alyssa2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy studio about 20-30 minute walk from downtown. Very impressive and beautiful older building with a warm and classic design.

    Ben2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay for a long weekend in Dublin. The apartment is very good!

    Louis2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Karin's apartment was a fantastic home during my week in Dublin. The room was exactly as described and check in was made very easy by instructions sent by Karin ahead of time, including transit options from the airport. The location is great, the room is comfortable and cozy with a fully stocked kitchen. Karin even made sure to refund me when the hot water heater had a bit of an issue the first night, which was very appreciated. She really strives to make sure her guests are comfortable, and I would definitely stay again.

    Lauren2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
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    Γιώργος2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very good stay, We recommend this atypical and warm accommodation. Thanks to Karin for her availability.

    Sam2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great studio apartment, the spacious and everything you could need for a weekend getaway. Karin went above and beyond, allowing a late check out and delivering warm fresh banana on Saturday morning as well as having the fridge stocked with fresh juice, eggs, milk and muesli. Positives were - spacious, comfortable bed, well stocked kitchen, light and airy, warm, easy to get to buses and bikes right across the road (which you can rent for about 3€ for 72 hours and was a great way to get around), easy communication with host, easy check in/out and ability to store bags after check out. Only potential downsides were it was slightly loud street noise (still slept well though, but may be issue if you were a light sleeper) and a little bit out of main tourist attractions (Ie 15-20min walk; or easy bus/cycle) but this did not particularly bother us much as very easy city to get around and many positives of the place definitely compensated. Would 100% stay again and recommend to a friend.

    Rosie2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Charming apartment in Blackrock, new nest enabled central heating system, double bed and small garden with seating area. Couch and small tining table in kitchen / dining room. One bathroom with powerful shower.
    Lovely area, short walk to Carysfort Park (5 min) & Blackrock village. (15 mins). 25 min journey in to town via dart (max)
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    Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland

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    My place is in the heart of Blackrock a great base for exploring Dublin city and indeed any part of Ireland due to its central location. City center is 10 mins away by train or bus and the airport coach stops nearby. Easy access to many venues is also possible including RDS, AVIVA stadium, 3 Arena and UCD. The apt newly refurbished and outfitted is located in an attractive and well maintained development. Couples,business travelers and indeed solo adventurers would be very comfortable here.
    My place, located in the seaside village of Blackrock is a wonderful base for exploring Dublin city and indeed any place in Ireland due to its central location and easy access to major highways. The city center is 10 mins away by bus and train and the airport coach stops nearby. Proximity to Seapoint, Monkstown and Dun Laoighre add to the local charm while the many restaurants and shops offer great food choices and opportunities to shop. Blackrock Park is nearby and the seafront and beach are easily reached. Other venues easily accessed from here are the RDS, AVIVAStadium, Bord Gais Theatre, 3 Arena and UCD. The apt, newly refurbished and outfitted is a quiet and peaceful place located in an attractive and well maintained development. Couples, business travelers and indeed solo adventurers would be very comfortable here.
  • Lovely apartment, great location. Great communication and helpful host.

    Jennifer2020-04-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great location . Lovely appartment. Everything you need . Geoff very responsive . Can’t fault the place . Recommended without hestitation

    Peter2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Expect a stylish, modern yet cosy accommodation with every comfort required (extra pillows, hairdryer, and well stocked kitchen utensil drawers) along with thoughtful extras to ensure guests’ comfort. Beds are very comfortable, there is loads of hot water for revitalising showers (note: no bath), and apart from the rubbish men coming at 7am one morning to empty the bins, the flat is delightfully secluded and quiet. The property is also conveniently placed near a large shopping mall which boasts an M&S food hall, Cafe Nero and other retail outlets. All in all, the apartment is a great base for exploring Dublin and the lovely outlying area.

    Geraldine2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very good communication. Arrival was even possible outside of the official check-in times. Smoothly process. Everything to the best satisfaction.

    Simon2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely clean apartment, central location for Dublin, Bray and local spots along the coastline also nice arteries in Blackrock, communication with Geoff friendly and quick, would recommend.

    Helen2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • The location of the house is excellent, the traffic is convenient, and the living environment is quiet and comfortable.

    Yinghua2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great place near shops and the lovely village of Blackrock !

    Bernard2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • excellent apartment in a beautiful and safe area. There are 3 supermarkets, cafes, pubs, shopping center very close. To go to the city center you have the Dart train a few minutes away, several bus lines and aircoach to go and return to the airport. I like to cook and the kitchen had the tools I needed. The beds and showers have excellent quality.

    Patricia Isabel2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
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    4


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    2

    Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland

    Hi Friends. Mine is a modern, peaceful, 1st floor, 2-bed appartment in lovely Monkstown beside the sea. There are lovely sea walks all round with quant city villages and a wide variety of top class restaurants, cafés, bars and shopping. There's a cinema 5 mins walk, a suburban train and buses to centre (20 mins away) and direct buses to the airport. The flat has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, living room cum kitchen, lots of storage, small balcony with large communal garden and roof garden.
    The entrance to the flat is on the ground floor, so no climbing or lifts, but once in the appartment you're on the first floor up. You'll understand when you see it. Must be an Irish thing! There is very good wifi coverage throghout. Shoes can be taken off and stored safely outside the entrance door to my flat. I have an extensive library of books which are most welcome to browse.
    There are lovely sea walks all round with quant city villages and a wide variety of top class restaurants, cafés, bars and shopping. There's a cinema and shopping centre 5 mins walk away. The best public library in Ireland is 10 mins walk away in Dún Laoghaire which also has a vibrant theatre and shopping street. The James Joyce tower and museum plus the famous 40 foot swimming area are 20 mins walk. Beside me in Monkstown there are about 12 different cafe's, pubs and restaurants. For a great Irish Steak try FX Buckley, for a unique Italian experience you must try That's Amoré. And tell Chris at Café Journal that Seán sent you and that I told him to behave himself! Ask what the Latin slogan n the staff t-shirts mean too. Sums up Chris!
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Small bedroom with workspace, ideal for travelling for work. Breakfast provided with tea or coffee. Great location, only 35 minute bus or train to the city centre, 20 minutes to Dundrum
    Nice small quiet neighbourhood
  • good host, comfortable room, no problems.

    Patrick2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely warm house

    Nicky2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect for the night - Helen was lovely, the bedroom was clean and all in all it was a really easy experience!

    Ciara2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great service!

    Declan2019-11-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great hospitality

    Keith2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • Helens place is nice & quiet. It was ideal for what I needed

    Cheryl2019-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • Helen went above and beyond by starting the day witha great breakfast too. Fresh juice and porridge... my favourite. She is also a very friendly person who made me feel really welcome

    Geraldine2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Helen arranged for someone to meet me and I was given my own key. The room was clean and comfortable. Helen's family was friendly, helpful and quiet. Thank you for the stay!

    Lorien2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


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    House


    Accommodates

    1


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    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    A newly built modern log cabin with spectacular views of Irelands Eye and private access to Burrow Beach. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a quiet location with the atmosphere of Howth Village only minutes away. Convenient base to explore Dublin City. All new appliances and fittings throughout this immaculate log cabin. Find out more on our Instagram Page @seastheday_airbnb
    One Bedroom Cabin with Ensuite and Shower. Kitchenette with breakfast bar. Living Area with Sofa and TV with Netflix. Best suited for couples, solo adventurers and business travellers. Ingredients for a Continental Breakfast will be provided, including Irish Homemade Bread and Jams. Fridge is stocked with butter, milk, eggs. Pantry stocked with condiments, sugar, tea, coffee and bread.
    Located on a quiet road with direct access to the Beach. A short stroll to Howth Village where you will find many cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs. Happy to offer recommendations for all our favourites. Howth offers fantastic scenic walks, boat trips and plenty of boutique shops. On Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays you will find market stalls selling artisan products, jewellery and fresh foods.
  • Beautiful cabin in a perfect location overlooking the beach. Toni was very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this lovely space!

    Jennifer2020-03-30T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation was very clean, comfortable and well decorated. The view is beautiful! Toni has thought of everything for you to have a good stay, and she is always available when needed!

    Marianne2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is beautiful and has everything you need. The host and her husband are wonderful and extremely helpful. The views the beach quick access to public transportation and the restaurants and shops in the village are great. We highly recommend it 5 star

    Daphne2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • We were delighted with our stay in the cabin. It was immaculately clean with everything you could need and loads of thoughtful touches too. The location was great, with stunning views of the sea and Howth just a 20 minute walk along the beach (at low tide!). Toni was so welcoming and provided loads of helpful tips - and her homemade bread was delicious!

    Nina2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Toni, you have made our trip to Ireland one of the most memorable. Thank you so much for you hospitality, friendliness, and kindness. Not many hosts will offer suggestions of what can be done in town, nor will any other host actually offer to drive you to her/his favorite spots. THE BEST EXPERIENCE. The Cabin is by far our favorite Airbnb. It is definitely a gem and the view was amazing. We really appreciate the breakfast fixings and the delicious brown bread! Definitely recommending The Cabin to anyone taking a trip to Howth/Dublin.

    Victoria2019-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • The cabin was amazing. It is literally right by the water. It is very cosy. Toni even provided homemade bread and jam for breakfast as well as water orange juice and some beers. It was very thoughtful. She checked in with us frequently over airbnb and even gave us tips about traffic getting there from dublin. Overall highly recommend this place!!

    Peter2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved this place. Fantastic accommodation and great hosts. If you’ve never been to Howth, go. Brilliant harbour town and only a 10 minute walk down the beach from the cabin. The compact cabin has all you need and with the host leaving us bread, drinks and cereal for breakfast it’s more like bed and breakfast! Fish lovers paradise in Howth. Excellent restaurants and great bars to suit all tastes. Easy to get around , everything accessible by foot and transport nice and easy. Will definitely return. If returning to Dublin airport I would advise booking taxi well in advance. Uber poor around Howth. Buses all good to airport also cheap but will take longer. €35 euro paid on metered cab on way there from airport. Make sure you take a walk up the hill towards the old Abbey. Some great bars/restaurants up there off the main track. Lots of traditional live music. Go and enjoy.

    Ursula2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a great trip to Howth. The cabin is a beautiful and peaceful place. We loved hiking the cliffs and exploring for the day and being able to return to enjoy fresh seafood at the restaurants on the pier. Toni is so responsive and kind!

    Megan2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
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    1

    Howth, Co Dublin, Ireland

    Comfortable private double bedroom at just 10 minutes walking from the city centre, window with a beautiful view to George's Dock and ensuite private bathroom. Enjoy your stay with easy access to supermarkets, take-aways and beautiful walking areas.
    Spacious Double Bed, beautiful view to George's Dock, private Bathroom (sink, toilet and shower), Wifi connection, hair dryer and fresh towels available.
    Cozy double bedroom at 10 min from city centre. Enjoy Dublin in one of the best located and nice areas of the city. 10 min walking to the spire, 4 min walking to the central train station and bus station. 1 block from the city tram stop and many amenities and touristic spots near by.
  • Location is perfect, easy and convenient to most of popular places. Highly recommended.

    Ching Yi2020-04-18T00:00:00Z
  • Really good person and room is lovely

    Anne2020-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • Nice stay in my short visit before a morning flight.

    Christina2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay with great location close to bus stops, moons and DART. Despite not having met Annie in person, she was very attentive and served us very well. I recommend it to everyone.

    Felipe2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Annie’s place was in a great part of Dublin. It was a very quiet and relaxing room. I’ll definitely be back when I’m in Dublin.

    Ana2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • Place was clean and host was very friendly and attentive!

    Anais2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • It has been very nice! Great location close to the river.

    Julian2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice Place!

    Jasmin2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
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    Flat


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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Large bedroom with private bathroom located 20mins from the airport and 10mins walk to Grand Canal. 2km to Trinity College and 3km to city centre. Couple minutes walk to Google, Airbnb, Facebook, JP Morgan, PWC... offices Living room has a view over the river with an amazing sunset view. Apartment is fully equipped and you can use all common areas. Bus 747 to/from the airport.
    Private ensuite bathroom.
    Safe and clean neighbourhood. Ringsend is one of the best areas to live in Dublin
  • This is a brilliant place. The location is fantastic with a great view of the docks and surrounding area. It’s close to shops so everything really is within walking distance. As for the apartment itself it is immaculately kept, fantastic living room area and kitchen with all the amenities. The balcony offers a spectacular view. The host was absolutely brilliant and very helpful- very polite and welcoming. All in all I felt very much at home here and I would highly recommend this place!

    Khayam2020-05-09T00:00:00Z
  • The place is amazing. The view from living room is calming and energizing.

    Reda2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Nice airbnb for a girl like me who is travelling alone. The area is super safe and close to the city centre and there is also a small supermarket around the corner. The view over the river Liffey is just fantastic and Elo was very kind, got the answers very fast, so the communication was good as well. Would suggest the airbnb to my friends and of course I would come back anytime - thanks Elo and Ibrahim!

    Laura2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Nice apartment not too far from the centre of town. Was clean and modern with a lovely view of the River Liffey.

    Jack2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • I really enjoyed me time here... It was very very clean, and the house owners were very very friendly... I suggest everyone to select this amazing room. Thanks Elo and İbrahim for everything...

    Deniz2019-12-06T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was fine. Nice location, close enough to walk into center if you’re trying to get your steps in. Nice apartment

    Peter2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed in this apartment two nights for the Halloween longer weekend. Ibra' s been very mindful of my privacy after a late night inbound flight and a day-long hiking trip in Irish countryside. I forgot to pack an adapter and Ibra could lend me one to charge my phone - a lifesaver!

    Chiara2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • It’s a really nice and clean place. The staff is kind and helpful. I enjoyed this place very much

    Claudia2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    Self contained one bedroom annex apartment in private & secluded setting. Separate entrance with small private patio. Fully fitted kitchen/dining area, including cooker, washing machine, dish washer, & microwave with views of Howth & Dublin Bay. Bathroom with electric shower . Cosy lounge with two seater couch, smart tv, wifi, with beautiful views of Howth & Dublin Bay. Generous storage throughout. There is safe off street car parking available. Ideal for the longer stay.
    Continental Breakfast available and use of own kitchen
    Situated in picturesque Killiney, South of Dublin, located in a quiet neighbourhood. Dalkey is a 20 minute walk, with its many pubs & restaurants.
  • I’ve never experienced an Airbnb host quite like Vivienne, she really is wonderful. The quick responses, the fridge and presses stocked with food on our arrival, the flowers out front and just the general cleanliness of the apartment would be hard to contend with. Vivienne made sure to check in on us throughout the day while we were there, giving tips on what to do and where to see. Also- simply breathtaking views!!! Thanks so much Vivienne

    Rachel2020-05-10T00:00:00Z
  • Apartment with magnificent sea views. Everything was very clean and tidy. The apartment had a lot of delicious food and snacks. Everything was above my expectations! Vivienne is the best host we have ever met:) She is very kind and helped us in several situations. I wish everyone to visit this beautiful place with a wonderful hostess, you will not be disappointed. Thank you dear Vivienne! I am very grateful for the help and hospitality!

    Anastasia2020-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great

    Fiona2020-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • Best choice I could have ever made on my first time visiting Ireland. Excellent location. A very extraordinary view from the kitchen. 100% clean and very well stock with essentials like food and personal hygiene items. She is very kind and she will help you in anyway possible to make your stay very special. Thank you Vivienne.

    Josibel2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spot with a glorious view out over Dublin Bay. We had a terrific 11-day stay. Vivienne is every bit what one would hope for from a SuperHost. She picked us up from the bus and gave us a quick tour of Dalkey, provided varied and ample supplies for breakfasts (and replenished these--after asking about our preferences--halfway through our stay); she also freshened up the place and provided fresh linens and towels halfway into our stay. Everything was very clean and there were even fresh flowers. It's also worth mentioning that it was incredibly quiet (we woke to birdsong each day). Dalkey was a great jumping-off point for exploring busy Dublin--an easy DART commuter train ride away. Thanks for everything, Vivienne. We would highly recommend you and your place to any visitor to Dublin.

    Glenda2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Very friendly host. The cottage was very clean and there where beautyfull fresh flowers. Also a lot of food waiting for us in the fridge.

    Julia2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We spent our honeymoon here and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect stay. Vivienne‘s place was sparkling clean, and cupboards and fridge fed us for days. The appartment is located in a very nice, quiet, safe and sophisticated area and is even better than on the photos. The incredible view overwhelmed us again and again. On top of that, communication with Vivienne was always very quick, she gave us the best local tips, which never disappointed us, and we even got to spend a lovely evening with her which we really treasure. Vivienne is a very kind and generous host and we will definitely book here again if we come back to visit stunning Ireland!

    Maybritt2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • The house is amazing and the views are breathtaking! Everything was immaculate, Vivienne was really welcoming despite we got there late because our flight was delayed. She showed us the house and gave us some information maps so we could go visiting the morning after. The kitchen has everything you could need. We had a lovely experience! We would come back for sure! 100% recommended!!! Thanks Vivienne!

    Silvia2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
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    Dalkey, Killiney, County Dublin, Ireland

    Tastefully furnished apartment in popular Blackrock area in South Dublin. Enjoy the something a little different to the norm.
    Beautiful one bedroom apartment is a very scenic part of the city. Many attractions and facilities within a short walk of the accommodation.
    This coastal property is convenient to the city and many surrounding attractions and amenities.
  • Superb apartment with all amenities. Great location too, being right on the DART line and a short walk to both Blackrock and Monkstown. Highly recommended.

    Eoin2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
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    Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland

    Newly refurbished studio apartment with private entrance off of family home. Large ensuite shower room and WC. Wifi, cable TV and office desk in place. Large storage units including a fridge and microwave. This studio apt will come serviced with fruit, juice, coffee, breakfast cereals, yogurts etc. This would be very suitable for a commuting professional or someone passing through as a tourist.
    The apt is located right beside the N11 and one of the main buss corridors into Dublin city cente (25 min). The airport bus also stops right beside the apt as well.
    Safe suburb on south side of Dublin. Excellent transport links to airport and city centre. Large super market, restaurants and a very large park within 5 min walk.
  • A very nice and tidy room, excellently equipped and great value for money - even when you take into account the money you will spend on bus tickets to get you there and back. The bust stop is close and buses straight to the city run every few minutes with a travel time of 30 min. There’s stuff to see in Cabinteely as well, such as the lovely park. A shopping centre can be found in the neighbourhood, as well as pubs and restaurants further down the road. If you’re staying for a longer period of time, you’ll love the washing machine - just remember to turn on the air dehumidifier, otherwise your laundry will never dry. Don’t hope for a great view out of the window (it’s just a suburban street), watch the TV instead, it has a great selection of channels to keep you entertained on a rainy day. All in all, a gret place to stay!

    Matti2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Bryan and his family was very kind and lovely. He helped me a lot what to see in the neighborhood. The room met my needs, it was very compact and clean. I highly recommend this accomodation.

    Emese2019-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great studio room with everything you might need. It is on a quiet street, yet 5mn from a Dunnes supermarket and the bus stop. So it's handy to UCD and TCD. Bryan is a lovely and welcoming host. I would 100% recommend!

    Audrey2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • Bryan and his family were very friendly and welcoming hosts. The room has a separate entrance so it's private, small but very cozy. Communication with Bryan was smooth, he's an extremely helpful chap. This is what I call Irish hospitality!

    Jaakko2018-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • small but nice place,separated from the main house provided a private space,very nice accommodation.

    上夕下威2018-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Bryan is the best person I could meet in Ireland. I had a really bad experience when I arrived and he helped me with everything. He helped me with all the tramits I needed to do and he was really kindly. That’s the best hostman I’ve ever met in Airbnb. As the room, it has all the things you need and it’s very comfortable, you can have as much contact with the family as you want.

    Lucía2018-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Absolute gentleman of a host and lovely place, would absolutely recommend!

    James2018-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Bryan is a kind and considerate host. His house is very clean and the studio perfect for a single traveler. I had everything I needed and more. Bryan also took the time to drive me to the supermarket that is just few minutes walking from the house. The neighbourhood area is green and provides everything you might need. in I was in Dublin only one day for a conference, so I cannot say much more, but the transport to and from Bryan's place was ideal, the bus quick and with frequent connections. Highly recommended!

    Paola2018-07-26T00:00:00Z
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    Flat


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    1


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    0

    Cabinteely, County Dublin, Ireland

    St. Endas flat is entirely private for you to enjoy a peaceful break away in beautiful Co Dublin :-). Ideally located 10 minutes from Dublin airport via taxi and only 25 minutes to Dublin City Centre via Dublin bus/taxi. We comfortably cater for 2 guests. Offering a self contained fully equiped living space, ideally based to explore Dublin's Fair City, with easy access to the M50/M1 (if driving) for further exploration. Free on street parking available.
    You are sure to feel at home from the moment you arrive at St. Endas. Fresh milk and cookies await, for a hot cuppa tea after your long journey! Not to mention fresh eggs and Irish bread for breakfast ;-) Nearby (5 min walk) there is a mini shopping mall, which houses a number of grocery supermarkets, eatery's, pharmacy's, clothing outlets and many more, for those of you who enjoy a home cooked meal or for those of you who enjoy being wined and dined we'd recommend the local hot spot- The Cock and Bull Bar and Grill. The bus stop is a short walk from the flat (5 minute walk) The 27bus is a direct bus route into the city centre! ( 25 minute journey ) Easliy accessable to the M50/M1 for drivers
    ST ENDAS is situated in a quite mature neighbourhood in north county Dublin, you are sure to find peace and tranquility within the flat! This atmosphere is perfect for guests looking for a quite get away or business guests wanting to use it as a base to work. We have free WIFI ;-)
  • Very nice clean and tidy studio, Donna is very fast in response and is a really good host !!!! would definitely go back

    Alessia2020-05-03T00:00:00Z
  • We needed somewhere by the airport last-minute and this was PERFECT, especially during covid-19 where we really needed a place to ourselves to ensure social distancing. It was VERY close to the airport, yet quiet. Check in/check out process was so easy, and Donna was so kind and so easy to communicate with.

    Michelle2020-04-16T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and cosy place. Nice touches like having milk, bread, butter, eggs and plenty other stuff available for use. Would recommend.

    Barry2020-04-12T00:00:00Z
  • It is a really nice and clean place

    Laura2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Donna’s space is cute, clean and conveniently close to the airport. She was very flexible with our check in as we were needing to return our rental car several hours before the asked check in time. It was the perfect place for our last night in Ireland!

    Adam2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • If it’s possible to rate a place 6 stars instead of 5, I would do so for this one. Donna went above and beyond when my travel plans all of a sudden became very tumultuous (courtesy of COVID19). She really has an eye for small touches that made a substantial difference in my trip, and she strikes a great balance between professional and delightful. Not only would I recommend her place to a new traveler to Ireland, but I’ve got my eye on it for a possible repeat visit next year!

    Sherard2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little place! We enjoyed our stay for the night!!

    Breanna2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location close to the airport! Thoughtful touches and amenities throughout the space. Highly recommended!

    Mike2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 17, County Dublin, Ireland

    "The best BnB in the Beverly Hills of Ireland!" Ideal for stay-cation or self-isolation! Private 4-room flat in charming Regency villa in leafy suburb with every facility. Easy access to Dublin and dreamy Dalkey. Complete independence - own-door access, large bright bedroom, private bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, cozy lounge, 4G wifi, SmartTV, laundry, private garden, onsite parking. Totally modern, in historic setting. Excellent transport links (inc airport), coastal walks & attractions❣
    "The best BnB in the Beverly Hills of Ireland!" Ideal for stay-cation or self-isolation! Private 4-room flat in charming Regency villa in leafy suburb with every facility. Easy access to Dublin and dreamy Dalkey. Complete independence - own-door access, large bright bedroom, private bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, cozy lounge, 4G wifi, SmartTV, laundry, private garden, onsite parking. Totally modern, in historic setting. Excellent transport links (inc airport), coastal walks & attractions❣
    "The best BnB in the Beverly Hills of Ireland!" Ideal for stay-cation or self-isolation! Private 4-room flat in charming Regency villa in leafy suburb with every facility. Easy access to Dublin and dreamy Dalkey. Complete independence - own-door access, large bright bedroom, private bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, cozy lounge, 4G wifi, SmartTV, laundry, private garden, onsite parking. Totally modern, in historic setting. Excellent transport links (inc airport), coastal walks & attractions❣
  • Staying at Ronan and Edel’s was a joy. A very nice space, we had everything we needed for a great long-weekend away from home. Ronan and Edel were fast to respond to my stay request and made check-in and check-out very easy. The space was very comfortable and we had everything we needed to feel at home. Ronan and Edel were accommodating and provided a lot of thoughtful touches to our stay which were much appreciated. Their home is a very near Killiney Hill, Dalkey and Sandycove; easy enough to get to from the DART station and Dublin city. I highly recommend Ronan and Edel’s for a home away from home!

    Lynsie2020-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • Myself and my partner stayed with Ronan and Edel for a weekend , it was a last minute booking and they were very accommodating. They have a great amount of local knowledge and gave us some advice on a few lovely walks in the area. Plenty to do within walking distance of the property. W really enjoyed our time staying here.

    James2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Hosts were very welcoming! Picked us up from bus and gave us tour of area!

    Nancy2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Exactly as described. Flat is lovely and comfortable. Ronan and Edel are delightful and the perfect hosts. Shops and restaurants are about 15 mins walk away. We walked to dinner each night and took a cab back. Worked perfectly! Dalkey is a stunning area and a very peaceful escape from bustling Dublin.

    Diane2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place and everything you could need was catered for. Hosts were exceptional and lovely little touches made the stay extra special. Great facilities. Definitely recommend and would stay here again.

    Kate2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • The garden flat was beautifully clean and very well equipped . The location was excellent. Ronan and Edel were wonderful hosts. We had a wonderful stay, thank you.

    Margaret2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Ronan and Edel is a beautiful place with lots of nice touches, perfect to stay in the Dalkey area. They are great hosts and added special touches that helped with our newborn.

    Ramiro2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • A truly lovely place to stay-great hosts who made everything so easy for us.Will definitely return

    Tom2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dalkey, Dublin, Ireland

    The house is situated in a very nice area of south Dublin. Shops within easy walking distance (5 mins), also beautiful Marlay Park. Dundrum and Rathfarnham villages (restaurants, cinemas, shops, etc) within easy driving distance (about 15 mins). Bus service to City Centre, Universities and Airport. Parking available at the house. Free Wi-Fi, central heating, etc.
    Very nice area with shops, public transport and beautiful parks
  • Beautiful park right across from accommodation. Very easy access to multiple bus stops. Very close to shops for any goods needs. Gearoid is a huge help should there be any enquire necessary

    Byron2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Gearóid's is great value for money,easily serviced by bus from Dublin international airport when arriving,to the bus a short walk away from the property to the city centre. The room and property is spotlessly clean and the breakfast and chat of a morning really welcome. Gearóid was a great host and recommend him to all future guests!

    Matthew2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Gearoid is a really cool guy! The location is also very convenient as it is located on a number of major bus routes. The room is very comfortable, with plenty of room to store belongings.

    Michael2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very good bed, I slept very well. And Gearoid is very nice.

    Paul2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • This was my second time visiting Dublin and my second time staying at Gearoid's place. Communication with Gearoid is excellent and upon my arrival, he allowed me to park my rental in his driveway. He also offered me tea and cake after I got situated in my room. Staying at Gearoid's is like staying at your home away from home. Breakfast in the morning is served with a side of a great chat and tips of what to see and do in Dublin. The stop for the 16 bus is conveniently located right at the end of the road and it takes you right into the city center, running every few minutes. (Remember to hold your hand out so the driver knows to stop for you!) There is also a Lidl, a coffee shop, and a Centra located at the end of the road.

    Maeve2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • This is my second visit

    Subhash2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Gearoid is very quick responding to any questions. Very flexible with check in and checkout times. Room is good sized , place was very clean with good mattress and clean sheets.

    Subhash2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • The sweetest man on earth.

    Alice Harlene And Gaetan2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Great space to call base when in Dublin, close to all bus routes and DART, 15 minutes from Dublin Air Port, 15 minutes to Dublin Sea Port, Shops, Parks, Beach, Harbor, Cinema, on the door step, Local Fact, U2 Drummer Larry Mullen JR, was born on my road, Secure Parking for Bikers. As a biker myself I know how important the security of your bike is on a trip. Airport and Seaport drop off anytime 15 euro Breakfast 6.50 euro PP if requested.
    We are central to City Center, St Annes Park, Howth Harbour, Malahide Village, Dollymount Beache, Shops and Shopping Centers, Convenient to bus and DART stations, Very quiet location, you will love it.
    We are within walking distance of Dollymount Beach, ST Annes Park, this is a quiet residential area nice to walk around
  • You'll find a warm welcome and comfortable stay awaiting you in this lovely family home :-)

    Chris2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Comfy bed with everything you would need, located in a nice quite part of Dublin.

    David2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Have stayed here a few times now which is a positive review in itself! 5 minute walk to DART and then 10 minutes to city centre. Tony is always welcoming.

    Kevin2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely quiet clean room and Tony was very helpful with taxi. I would recommend this place. Thank you!

    Sinead2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great air bnb

    Gavin2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Superb place

    Misael2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay, very friendly family!

    Bruno2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and really kind hosts

    Bruno2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 5, County Dublin, Ireland

    Private room1 bed
    Home from Home
    Price:£34/night
    211 reviews
    Superhost
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kimmage, County Dublin, Ireland

    Located in a quiet residential area of Bray, Co Wicklow - Bray is a 40min train ride from Dublin City. 15/20 minute walk to beach, 15/20 minute walk to town centre and restaurants. On bus route (45a) which goes to local train station. 25min walk to train station. Other bus routes to the city 10min walking distance from the apartment. NO SMOKING permitted inside the apartment at any time. Self Check-In/Out - hosts live in main house on site, but leave guests to their privacy unless needed.
    The apartment is located in a fenced off area in the garden of a private property in a residential area. Kitchen is equipped with cooker, kettle, fridge, utensils and washing machine. Small TV in living area with Saorview channels.
    This property is situated in a very quiet residential area. If your plan is to party then it is not the place for you. 1 minute walk to Aldi supermarket. 15/20 minute walk to beach, 15/20 minute walk to town centre and restaurants. Amazing scenic cliff walk from Bray to Greystones takes about 1hr. Climb Bray Head to be able to view surrounding Wicklow and Dublin areas - on a very clear day you can see Wales! Not recommended if there has been rain as the slopes can be very slippy.
  • Our second stay in this stylish apartment, had a lovely time and had everything we could have asked for.

    Szilvia2020-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great little spot! Very private and comfortable. Really clean. Anne Marie was the perfect host and so helpful

    Rebekah2020-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • Anne-Marie is an excellent host, she kept in touch and was very accommodating during these unusual times. The avenue apartment is a great place to stay, very warm and comfortable.

    Keith2020-04-17T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed for 1 night and it was absolutely perfect. Especially in these crazy times. Anne Marie is a fabulous host, answers immidiately and gives great tips for the surrounding area. Easy self check in and in the house is everything you need. Highly recommend.

    Meli2020-03-30T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful little gem with all the comfort necessary, had a lovely stay, would highly reccommend :)

    Szilvia2020-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • This was my second time staying in Anne-Marie’s place. Really comfortable, cosy and reasonably priced.

    Niall2020-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • Would really recommend Anne-Marie’s place. It’s very clean and comfy. Excellent communication and hassle free check-in. Anne-Marie was responsive to any questions I had and couldn’t have been more helpful.

    Niall2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Loved it for one more time. Warm clean and cozy.

    Deina2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

    Private bedroom with double bed and dedicated bathroom. Suits 2. Located in a cul-de-sac location in a quiet neighbourhood. Easy access to Dublin City, Dalkey, Dunlaoghaire and Dublin/Wicklow Mountains. 30 minute walk to Killiney beach. Within 25 minutes walking distance of Glenageary DART station (commuter train). 2 minutes walk to bus service to Dun Laoghaire and Dublin City. Within 10 minutes walking distance Dublin Airport Aircoach service. Perfect for exploring Dublin.
    My place is on various public bus routes and 2 minutes from a shopping complex. Usually available as an empty dwelling. Access to Washing machine, dryer and iron and hair dryer.
    2 mins walk to all amenities at Kilbogget Park https://goo.gl/maps/8xrpVoCApYqPyee2A
  • Loved our stay here, beautiful room. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable with kettle, tea bags, milk and some snacks provided which I felt was very thoughtful. Very well located property in a quiet residential area. Check in was a breeze, it's incredible value and we'd be more than happy to stay again. Thanks for your hospitality!

    Laura2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, easy and quiet. Recommended! :)

    Hanna2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Spectacular host, very easy to communicate and check in. The room was perfect, close to town and spotless cleanliness !! I strongly advise

    Pedro2019-11-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. The self check in is fantastic.

    Alberto2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent on all fronts. As described. Quite, perfectly clean, cosy and comfy. Would recommend and will use again. Thank you

    Michelle2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed living in Leo's house. The place was very clean and also the communication with Leo was great.

    Salvatore2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • Leo’s place was great. It is located only a few minutes walk from the bus stop. The room was modern and clean. Bed was large and comfortable. There was a kettle and items to make tea/coffee. Water, fruit and a small snack was available which made the stay very nice. Check in was great and Leo’s communication was excellent and immediate. I will definitely stay again and recommend it to anyone.

    Ray2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great place on the south side of the city, Leo was a great host.

    Bradley2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ballybrack, County Dublin, Ireland

    Double room in a modern 2-bedroom apt with excellent standard of finish. 24hr Concierge service, underfloor heating, wifi, video entry.The Grange is situated in a strategic high profile location in South Dublin, in Stillorgan/Blackrock off the N11 at Brewery Rd junction, on a Bus Corridor with excellent bus service to the City Centre, Dublin Airport and within walking distance to Sandyford Luas Stop. Convenient to UCD, M.Smurfit Bus School, Stillorgan, Blackrock, Sandyford Bus Park & seafront.
    Ideally located in a popular South Dublin residential area.Stylish accommodation with excellent standard of finish. Underfloor heating , high speed broadband. Landscaped grounds within mature woodland setting adding to sense of community. Serviced by 24 hour Concierge contactable from apt intercom.
    Popular established South Dublin residential location. Ideally located within easy reach of Blackrock Village, Stillorgan, Dundrum Shopping Centre, Ballsbridge, Leopardtown Race course/gym & the city centre. Leopardstown and Sandyford Business Park are located within short walking distance.
  • Beata's place was in a great location, steps from the bus stop and safe and easy to reach. Beata was a great host and I really enjoyed our conversations. She is very respectful of your privacy, but also very helpful if needed. The property is clean and comfortable, and the on site concierge was very helpful as well. I would love to stay here again and highly recommend!

    Fern2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Exceptionally clean and modern apartment, would stay again.

    Denis2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great room with lots of closet space. Bathroom was clean and spacious with lots of towels, soap and shampoo. The apartment is very secure. You will have a key to the building, apartment and your room. The apartment is new and modern.

    Laurie2019-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • I was very well received and Beata was very discreet. The room and the bed are very comfortable. The private bathroom very clean. The accommodation is very well connected to get to the city center. I recommend.

    Sabine2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • An absolutely amazing n very luxurious home . Very conveniently located for drivers or public transport users.

    Anne2019-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Beata is an amazing host! She was very helpful and friendly! The room is really nice and the private bathroom is great! The location is very good, while the price is very reasonable!

    Mimi2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Sparkling clean, nice decoration, quite place in good neighbourhood.

    Zarko2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Her place is beautiful, cosy and immaculate and I really appreciated her lovely hospitality!

    Mark2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    The apartment is located in the heart of Dublin (right next door to Google HQ). It is a safe area with lots of nearby restaurants, cafes, parks and Grand Canal. The apartment is shared with one person (female late 20's) and looking for a long term tenant for 6 months to a year minimum. The apartment is very clean and newly furnished. Available immediately. If interested please send a message.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Cosy home in Crumlin very close to city centre. Luxury double bedroom with tv and wi fi
    Bedroom and bathroom kitchen and patio area
    It is a quiet culdesac. Close to a good bus service to the city. There is pubs and takeaways plus a cafe and deli near by
  • Had a lovely stay. Happy to recommend to others.

    Amanda2020-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Sean was lovely to stay with! The location is ideal for someone who doesn’t want to splurge on the overpriced bookings in the downtown Dublin area. There were multiple buses you could catch within a five minute walk that quickly took you to the inner city. And some close by restaurants and bars as well. Sean was super friendly and kind, very communicative and considerate. I thought the bed was quite comfy as well! I would recommend staying here to anyone!

    Briar2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect Place. Sean is the most amazing host. Makes you feel extremely comfortable and very knowledgeable.

    Samer2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Sean is so lovely. I would recommend you guys if you want to stay at her place. Near to city and shops. i will come again Thanks sean :)

    Amirul2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Sean was very kind and welcoming. I had a nice stay and would recommend.

    Nenad2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Would recommend this place to anyone in need of a place to stay in Dublin, located conveniently close to city centre. Host was extremely friendly and gave me a warm welcome into her home.

    Paul2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Super welcome from Sean, the house and the bedroom are very warm. We feel good quickly and we would like to stay longer ... I highly recommend!

    Leon2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Everything perfect again. Thank you for your welcoming

    Candice2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Crumlin, County Dublin, Ireland

    A quaint single bedroom which is bright and sunny in the front of the house. Has a built in wardrobe and chest of drawers .Very comfortable room with bedside lamp for reading.
    we are only 15 minutes from the AIRPORT.
    We have lived in our house for the last 27 years and it has been wonderful, it's a quite neighbourhood and you'll have no problemgetting a good night's sleep. If you come by car your car will be safe outside under the tree. If you have to use public transport the bus stop is 5 minutes from our house into the city centre.
  • Bernadette is an amazing woman with amazing dog Amy 🤗i can just recommend 🙂

    Alexandra2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • The place is as advertised. Nice cozy room, small but is sufficient for normal use. The hosts are amazing people, very friendly and lovely. They were very helpful and accommodating. Lovely dog too. Location is a bit from city center, but this is clear in the booking and address provided. So no shock with the location. It takes about 45 mins by bus to get to city center.

    Paarthiben2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • My second stay with this wonderful lady and her lovely family! Bernie was so kind and generous in her hosting, communication was excellent throughout, her accommodation was sparkling clean and great value for money. I had some lovely chats with her and her husband Martin who has a great sense of humour! They also have a gorgeous collie dog called Amy who is always around for chats and walks! I highly recommend a stay with Bernie!

    Grace2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • This was my 3rd Airbnb booking and I booked based on other peoples reviews and boy were they right. Bernadette is such a wonderful and dear person, she was a fantastic host. Loved spending time chatting to her over a cuppa tea, she has so much knowledge about Dublin and places of interest. Her husband was such a great character, I thoroughly enjoyed my week with them and when I left I knew I had made friends for life. Their warm and inviting hospitality is outstanding. They have a lovely and gentle dog called Amy, Amy was such a treat for me, loved her attention and cuddles. I highly recommend Bernadettes place for any given length of time. Their location was great, about an 8min walk to the bus stop (very safe - even at night - in winter), and about 12mins walk to the Aldi. The bus into Dublin city center is about 40mins, but it's an easy commute. I will definitely stay with Bernadette again when I next visit Dublin. You should to. :)

    Michelle2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Bernie and her husband were so kind and friendly. Her hospitality was perfect. You get all information about what you need from her before you will arrived to Dublin, very useful. The room was so clean . For sure if I want againvisiting Dublin, I'll booking here

    Omid2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • After reading all of the reviews Berni had, it wasn't a question for me where I will book my accommodation! She is really kind, before my flight she sent me all of the information I might need. She always thinks on reducing the costs so she just told me everything that can be handy for budget travellers. Unfortunately, my flight came in the evening, despite that she gave me a really warm welcome. Besides a cup of tea she told me everything about the sight, what is worth to visit, where to go, which bus to use. The room was clean, comfy and was filled with many extras. She prepared a big basket filled with toiletries, not to mention the basket with many maps, guides for Dublin. The house is only 20 minutes away from the centre and is located in a really quiet, green district. Her husband, Martin is also a really funny, easy-going guy with whom I had really enjoyable chats too! Last but not least a really loveable and adorable dog, Amy was there too, making the long lasting chats more "furry" 😁 All of my 5 nights were really nice and unforgettable, I'm sure if I come back to Ireland I will definitely book by Bernie. Thanks for everything again! Take care, Alex

    Alex2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Bernie and her family were all kind and welcoming people. Bernie did a great job at ensuring everything about my stay went well and was happy to offer tips about Dublin as well. Excellent value for the place in a quiet suburb only about 30 minutes of the city. I very much enjoyed my stay at her house.

    Nathan2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • It was beautiful stay with great people around. Bernadette is kind and helpful human. I felt like I am home. I will be there totally again. 10/10

    Tomas2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 17, County Dublin, Ireland

    4 city bus routes and the train are 5 minutes away. Free parking and Wi -Fi are available. A grocery store and fast food are 3 minutes away. The grocery store is open 07:30 to 21:00, tea, coffee, sandwiches, hot food is sold until 3:00 pm. The coast is 25 minutes walk. Mediterranean, Chinese restaurants and breakfast cafe's are near. Weekend reservations must be for 2 people. Another 2 bed double room is available. The bathroom is shared. Tea, coffee and water is available.
    Quiet, clean, bright and comfortable . Double bedroom for 1 or 2 with 2 single beds, towels, shower mat and extra blankets. There is a wardrobe, bedside locker and a lamp. The window has closable blinds and a wooden floor. The shower has instant hot water. Guest can have tea, coffee water from the kitchen and store drinks in the fridge.
    There is a Mediterranean restaurant called 53 Avenue 15 minutes walk away. The Beachcomber pub is a great to have a Guinness and cooks wonderful food at good prices and is nearby. The Nuthouse Bistro serves a tasty breakfast and lunch. Insomnia serves great coffee, breakfast and lunch. Take a walk in Saint Anne's Park and admire the view of Dublin Bay. The beautiful fishing villages Howth and Malahide are twenty minutes drive from the house and are accessible on the metro. The coast is twenty minutes walk or two stops on the metro. Take a walk on the beach and see a great view of Howth and South Dublin.
  • Paul is a great host, he is very nice and gives great tips for a trip to Ireland. The accommodation is very clean and in a top location. We would stay with him again at any time and recommend him without restrictions

    Thomas2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • The stay with Paul was very pleasant. He worried that he had everything he needed and was comfortable. Definitely a pleasure.

    Yuri2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Paul was really nice and kind. He helped us with finding the bus stop and he showed us a great pub nearby. The place we stayed in was really clean and the bed was super comfortable. Also Paul lend us towels, which was great. The house is close to the city and to other cool destinations. Everything was amazing, I would recommened this stay to everyone!

    Klára2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and excellent host.

    David R.2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Paul welcomed me very friendly. He gave me some good advices about the area, where to go and some more. The house was very clean and spacious. I felt much comfortable. Thank you for staying in your house .

    Nadine2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Paul’s place is located in a very nice quite part of Dublin, so perfect for a good nights sleep. The place was clean and tidy, and Paul was more than helpful with any queries.

    David2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable and convenient spotless rooms

    Paul2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean & tidy place to stay. If you are planning a weekend trip to Dublin, you should rent a room here. Bus travel time to the city only 20 minutes or by train only 10 minutes. Bus and train station within walking distance in a few minutes. Remember the Irish sockets are different than ours. Unfortunately we forgot. But the host was so nice and loaned us everything we needed. In the morning there was tea, coffee & cornflakes with milk. You can put your things in the fridge. & of course use the kettle at any time. The bathroom is also very clean and there were no complications with other guests. Nothing was missing. The area is also very beautiful.

    Laura-Marie2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 5, County Dublin, Ireland

    Our home is in a quiet residential area. We live in a 4 bed semi detached house with front and back garden. The no.7 bus route is around the corner which goes directly to Dublin city centre. We are a retired couple interested in meeting new people and welcoming you into our home.
  • I passed great one month at Tony’s home. I was in Dublin to work so the main inconvenient for me was the travel time to the city centre. Anyway, this location is perfect and if you do not have strict schedule is great. You have the bus stop 2 min walking where you can take different buses to the city center. Also, there is a lots green spaces nearby and 2 super markets. Tony and Sheila are amazing!

    Dani2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Tony is a real gent and the place was perfect.

    Morven2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Tony and his wife are great hosts. I highly recommend them

    Morven2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Tony and Sheila were kind, helpful and warm hosts and live in a quiet, residential area. To my surprise, my bedroom included some thoughtful touches, such as my own kettle, utensils, some snacks, tea & coffee. The bed was warm and comfortable, one of the best of all the Airbnbs I've stayed at. The bus stop was a couple minutes away and takes you directly into Dublin. You can walk to the Tesco, it's less than 10 minutes away. I would stay there again!

    Helene2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Had a very nice stay

    Chris2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Tony and Shilla are friendly and kind people. All the time they helped me with my job and all the thing that I needed. The hause is comfortable and I could walk since here to my job only for 30 minutes. My English wasn't a problem. I recommend this airbnb to all the people who would like to visit Ireland, because is amazing .

    Irene2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Very hospitable and accompanying. Highly recommended.

    Mandy2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • Tony was lovely. The place was comfortable and in a suitable location.

    Atiya2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

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    Killiney, County Dublin, Ireland

    Single private room in a large spacious home in a sought after area of Shankill. The room has a single bed, bedside table, lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Room is overlooking a private indoor patio.
    Single room in a large spacious house with Wifi 16km for City Centre Close to Cherrywood Business Park Close to DART (train to City Centre) Bus Links 145/84 to City Center and Co. Wicklow
    Our house is a large bright comfortable home. We provide a welcome home away from home. We are situated in the village of Shankill which is minutes from the sea. Close to DART to city center and bus stop to city center, Dun Laoire, Bray, Greystones. The aircoach stop is Mickey Byrne's Pub, Shankill. 20 minutes walk to Cherrywood Business Park. Our guest will have access to the sitting room to relax and watch TV. The bedroom has wifi and is close to the bathroom We will welcome all our guests, we speak French, Spanish and English. we will help guests to settle in, to find their feet and guide them so they know how to get around and to find their way to where they are visiting. An elegant family home situated in this prestigious and highly sought after residential location within easy access of Shankill Village. There is a very good pub in the village called Mickey Byrnes Guests can get to our home by aircoach from Dublin Airport Our home is 10 minutes walk from DART station, 6 minutes walk from bus stop 20 minutes walk to Cherrywood Business Park
  • It was awesome experience. Berna helped with everything and had suggested some local spots that enjoyed in the morning.

    Mikhail2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Berna was a lovely host and the place felt very cosy. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to visit Dublin but also the area around the place.

    Edward2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place, spacious room and prompt communication by Berna.

    Linda2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Berna was the loveliest host, extremely hospitable, flexible and helpful. She gave me a lot of very good tips about the area and helped me with all of my questions. The house is really lovely, clean and cosy. The location is excellent for people that want to explore the area around Dublin, the dart station is only a 10 minute walk from the house and gets you to Dublin as well as lovely little towns like Duin Laoghaire and Bray ( which is only a 6 minute ride away and has great pubs). All in all the best accommodation I could have picked and the best host I could have asked for.

    Dottie2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Good value for money, good breakfast included, very good bedroom and bedlinen, friendly hosts and good wifi. Very convenient for business travellers.

    Adolfo2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • I enjoyed my stay very much. Berna and Charlie are very nice and very helpful. The room was very clean and cozy. I would always come back to stay there again.

    Andreas2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely room, quiet area, but close to Bray, Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey. Berna and her husband were very helpful and accommodating. Thanks

    Valerie2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • I felt straight away welcomed when I came to Bernadettes house. It's a quite and lovely place, where you get all you need. The continental breakfast was for a perfect start into the Day. Berna is caring and making sure everythings alright for you! Cheers again :)

    Franziska2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    0

    Shankill, County Dublin, Ireland

    Recently renovated Victorian home in the heart of Dun Laoghaire. The room has its own en suite with shower. The property is located in the heart of Dun Laoghaire, five mins from the sea and excellent transport links including a direct airbus to the airport. Great rail links into Dublin City, (approx 24 mins). We have a British Bulldog called Doughball so must love dogs!
    House is Old style Victorian and the kitchen is super modern with all mod cons.
    Dun Laoghaire is a beautiful coastal town with fantastic links into the city centre and airport. There are some of the nicest walks in the country right on our doorstep. Dalkey is 10 mins away, which is considered to be the most picturesque village in Ireland.
  • This modern house is delightful, enshrined in Brian’s easygoingness and Irish charm.

    Rosa2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was as expected. Clean and tidy accommodation. Nice host!

    Nora2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Brian was great. Communication was very clear. Room was awesome. Very quiet, clean and everything you could ask for. Very central location and perfect for my needs. Cafés close by and Brian provided a few recommendations for food locally on arrival. Highly recommended.

    Robert2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • House very near the centre of Dun laoargh . En suite and comfy bed. Close to the action but quiets down . In the evening. 10 minute stroll to the Dart to get into Dublin.

    Michael2019-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • cmfortable room,relaxed hospitality from brian .conveniently central and safe

    Elisa2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • I was fortunate to stay at Brian’s over 4 nights. He went above and beyond to accommodate me. His home feels like just that- a home. It is comfortable and beautiful inside. I especially enjoyed my tea looking out into the back garden. I am already planning my return next summer. This was my first air bnb experience and it far surpassed all of my expectations. Thank you Brian, for being the super-ist super host!

    Lee2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Brian was an incredibly kind and present host. I rented his upstairs (double) room with en suite bath and was not disappointed in anyway. The room was clean, bright and airy. The house was easy to find from public transportation, and in a great location in Dun Laoghaire. Everything I wanted (food, shopping, museum, theater, library, etc.) was in walking distance. The neighborhood is friendly, quiet and safe. I had no problems with the lock on the door, or Brian's dog getting into any of my stuff. Brian answered all the questions I had and cheerfully helped me get all of my needs met during my stay at his place. I highly recommend this honest, soulful host and his awesome, affordable rental. Cheers!

    Jennie2019-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • Brian was friendly and welcoming. The bed is amazing and shower fantastic. Felt comfortable, safe and welcome.

    Gail2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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