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Places to stay in Donaghmede

Places to stay in Donaghmede
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
  • 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
  • Great host and fantastic location would definitely like to stay again

    Jack2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • 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..
  • 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
  • Fabulous stay! We had such good fun exploring Dublin from here! Check in was super simple and the flat had everything we could need, including a lovely welcome pack. Great local tips including one society for brunch and mr Fox for fancy dinner! We hope to be back!

    Laurence2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • The Georgian Rooms are a very special find in the gem of Mountjoy Square. Under ten minutes walk from O'Connell Street, beautifully appointed and, in Karin, a delightful host . We certainly intend to return as soon as possible.

    Livvy2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    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!
  • 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
  • A great space. Highly recommended.

    Jake2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    3


    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.
  • 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
  • Karin was a wonderful host! She’s very prompt to respond, polite, caring, thoughtful. She truly cares about her guests and making them happy. I can’t say enough nice things about the wonderful host. Karin was actually kind enough to help me plan my last minute Ireland itinerary and I had the best time!!!!! The place is really cute, lots of amenities, there were even breakfast items, soaps, very thoughtful of the host to arrange. It’s a very cozy apartment, in a great location walking distance to public transportation and close to great shops, restaurants, bars. You have to visit The Celt!!!!

    Chantal2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely amazing apartment couldn’t recommend anywhere more! The location great and the street itself is a sight to behold. Karen was really helpful and even left a few things in the fridge and cupboards for us. Karen was very helpful with our only issue with the hot water but quickly gave us access to a shower in another room. The fireplace was such a treat and the plants everywhere were such a nice touch. Although only one room it did not feel cramped at all. Can’t wait to stay there again!

    Zoë2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Welcome to the tree house bnb a great room ideal for a couple coming to Dublin city, with use of the guest s private bedroom, common room, kitchen and smoking room and just a 15 minute walk to the spire in the heart of Dublin city. This is a two bed house shared with myself, the guest room has an en suite private bathroom and a trap door for privacy. The kitchen and common room are shared and guests are free to cook etc if they wish and tea/coffee milk etc are supplied for guests
    The guest bedroom upstairs is finished in pine and has an en suite for guests, a trapdoor for privacy and fresh towels are provided daily. Downstairs is a common room with Smart Tv and full cable package, dinning table and sofa which guests are welcome to use Off the common room is a small kitchen with all mod cons from a gas stove, microwave, blender to a George Foreman grill which guests are welcome to use The spire (city centre) is a 15 walk from the house. My home is also very close to Drumcondra train station, croke park, the botanic gardens, airport bus route and the garden of remembrance, DCU and the mater hospital
    Croke park, Drumcondra train station, mater hospital, mountjoy park, the big tree pub, James Joyce Centre, Mater hospital, North circular Road, Bernard Shaw Bar, Fagans Bar, Shouk (voted one of the best places to eat in Dublin), Phoenix Park
  • Dwaine was super nice and check in was easy. He gave us tips on buses, local eats, sight-seeing. Everything was laid out on the bulletin board as well. The room was private and very cute!

    Lindsay2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Dwaine is a wonderful host with a great place to stay if you’re in the Dublin area. On top of communication, cleanliness, and hospitality. Highly recommend!

    Connor2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing hospitality as well as a clean place to stay with detailed advice on where to go as well as some of the history behind Dublin's attractions. Perfect stay with nothing to complain about. I would recommend it without hesitation

    Beyza2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Its a very nice room, clean bathroom , the host is very friendly, give us useful information , the room is big and lovely, right in the city center, we had a very nice stay in Dublin 👍

    Suky2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • The best host we’ve had. Dwaine was so accommodating and friendly. We loved our stay. The place was super clean and had lots of travel info which was accessible to us. Would defo stay again

    Nadia2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you Dwaine for being an excellent host. We had an amazing time and especially enjoyed your recommendation of going to Smithfield. The bedroom was super comfy and private and the location was good: just a short bus journey or 25 min walk to town. Would recommend to anyone wanting a roomy, pleasant space that is also excellent value for money. If we're ever back we would love to stay again.

    Alex2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Dwaine is a person very friendly, welcoming, concerned with people’s Well-being. The appartment is perfect, it is nearby to bus to go to airport and City center. Very good moment to Dublin

    Laurie2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay al Dwaine's. He's an amazing host, a kind and helpful person. The place was always clean and the apartment is really comfy. We do recomend him

    Daniela2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Overlook the canal and city rooftops at this bright period apartment, then kick back on the corner sofa and reach for the fire's remote control. Make the twenty minute walk to the city's museums, attractions, lively shopping streets and theatres. When you return, relax surrounded by a unique collection of Irish books, art and mid-century ceramics. COVID19 update 11.03.20: We are taking every measure to ensure safety during the outbreak. Please wash hands carefully and use the cleaning supplies provided. All common areas inc. door handles, light switches etc are sanitised twice daily.
    The apartment comprises the whole top floor of our late Georgian terraced house beside the canal in Dublin's north inner city. - Small entrance hallway - Large fully-equipped kitchen and living area with remote-controlled gas fire and a big, comfortable double sofa bed. - Bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and storage space - Bathroom with a shower It's on the first floor of a two storey over basement terraced house, we have no lift so that's maybe something to consider if stairs are a problem for you. All the basics are provided; bed linen, towels, shampoo, soap, toilet rolls and hairdryer. In the kitchen tea, coffee, milk, sugar, pepper, salt and cooking oil are also supplied, and all cleaning requirements. There are also umbrellas for the inevitable shower!
    This tree-lined street along the Royal Canal in the north inner city is just off one of the main arteries into Dublin. The area is an old inner-city workers' neighbourhood with a mix of newcomers and Dubliners who have lived here for generations. The location is perfect for exploring the city. A 20 minute walk will take you into the city centre and 10/15 minutes walking brings you to the main transport hub. Croke Park stadium is 5 minutes walk and the Convention centre about 20 minutes on foot.
  • Brilliant stay. We were made to feel very welcome by wendy who supplied some extra snacks and milk/beer etc. very nice touch. the apartment was very clean and well looked after. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay- especially the fireplace after a chilly day out in Ireland! Thank you!

    Tilly2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • A very cozy apartment, the best fireplace. Excellent service and a great hostess. It has everything you need to cook. We have been very satisfaced.

    Esther2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great accommodation and host. Fairly central for all the attractions and city centre

    Ray2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Warm elegance and sparkling clean! We had a wonderful stay. Sitting in front of a fire alongside the canal sipping coffee in the morning or wine in the afternoon was divine. And… I’ve now come to realize my life is not complete without a towel warmer. ;D Superb! Thank you Wendy! PS… Everything went smoothly because she orchestrated it that way. She’s a very gracious host even under stress. Initially the fireplace would not work. She had it resolved within 30 minutes. Spectacular! Thank you!!

    Pam2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Staying at Wendy's was lovely! Both her and Malachy were kind and welcoming. They really went above and beyond to make us feel welcome our first time in Dublin. And the location is great. Just a short walk to the Luas station, and you can get anywhere you might want to go in the city! Absolutely would stay again.

    Silas2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is picture perfect for a stay in Dublin. It is just a short walk to Connolly Station and Busaras Central Station which made getting to and from the apartment easy. City center is also very accessible from the apartment – about a 20-minute walk with plenty of places to pop in along the way. As for the inside, the apartment was perfect. From the holiday decorations to the fireplace it was always a delight to come back from a long day of exploring the city. The kitchen was stocked with all the essential you could need for a meal or take out food from one of the great recommendations provided by Wendy. Finally, Wendy was a fountain of knowledge when it came to local sights as well as great recommendations for food. She greeted us when we arrived with hot scones and a tea. From start to finish she was the perfect host.

    Jesse2019-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • Wendy defines the quintessential host. The ideal combination of personal yet most professional. We had a great time talking about Dublin and the museums in particular. She truly thinks of everything and puts her entire self into the guest experience. The apartment is stunning – – a perfect combination of well-appointed and highly functional. We will definitely return to Ireland, in large part because of Wendy!

    Stephanie2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • Both Wendy and her home were unique and practical. She offered an early Check-in which was much welcomed after a long overnight flight and allowed us a quick nap and then a luggage free afternoon to explore. The fireplace and fresh scones were some of the highlights. Wendy was friendly and available but also out of sight in this shared entry suite so it felt appropriately private. The location was a bit removed from the City Centre, as described, but a very quick walk or train into the city (Wendy even have us Leap cards!). Wendy even went out of her way to suggest sights and excursions and offered to arrange a rental car. We would stay here again without question.

    Mary2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1. , Ireland

    private ensuite room ( at side of my house ) own entrance , with FREE WIFI, Small kitchen area no cooking facilities just kettle and toaster. Sliding doors to garden area. 20 mins to city centre, close to dcu university. 15 mins to airport by car. Gated area for cars to park. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO FACILITY FOR WASHING YOUR CLOTHES, THE WASHING MACHINE IS FOR MY PRIVATE USE ONLY
    This room has entrance at side of house its a lovely bright room, ensuite with shower nice view of gardens. its very peaceful and on the no 9 bus route into city centre( 20 mins) 15 mins to dublin airport ( car) . close to Beaumont hospital, croke park ,botanical gdns,car parking facilities. I can make up king bed or 2 twin beds
    its a quiet neighbourhood and on bus routes to city centre, blanchardstown shopping centre. autobhn pub is 5 mins walk and has meals from 12 noon until 9pm and in drumcondra area lots of good restaurants 10 mins by car!
  • I would highly recommend Robyn’s place. The en-suite room was immaculate and very comfortable. The hot water bottles left out for us we’re a lovely personal touch. The Kitchenette is very practical and has everything you need: kettle, coffee machine, microwave, cutlery, cereal for breakfast. The fridge was well stocked with yoghurt, milk, water and fizzy drinks. Robyn was also very helpful in recommending places to eat in Dublin.

    Sinead2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place, sparkling clean with a very kind and helpful host thank you for everything 🙏🏻😊🍀

    Christine2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very nice stay at Robyn's. She very very accommodating to our special request. The space is very nice.

    Christine2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • No better place for a snooze near the airport! Robyn is kind and accommodating, place was clean and had everything you need even a few extras and the garden was spectacular. I’ll come back!

    Charli2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • The place was very modern and the room was very comfortable. It's located in a quiet neighborhood, perfect to relax. There is a bus stop to the center of Dublin right next to the house. We would definitely recommend.

    João2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely, spacious area. Very modern room, easy to find and close to the city. Perfect for business or leisure stays.

    Mark2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay ,Robyn was very kind and the room was very comfortable and quiet .An easy bus ride into the centre of Dublin .I would be happy to stay here again .Thank you Robyn

    Angus2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • The room is really beautiful and sparkling clean! What was really amazing is that the room had everything you could possibly need making the stay truly comfortable! Thank you Robyn

    Mary2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland

    Spacious self contained studio in a quiet neighborhood only 15minutes from the airport, direct bus routes to the city centre only 40minutes away and a 5minute walk from local supermarket.
    Bright and airy studio with WIFI, own private entrance to studio at side of main house, situated in a cul de sac this area is very safe!
    Our neighborhood has the best of both worlds it is away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre but near enough too it for when you want to explore, dine or socialise. There is direct bus routes straight into the city centre right outside our estate. Only ten minutes up the road is the lovely Malahide village which has wonderful restaurants to choose from. We also have Howth close by a beautiful village by the sea with loads to see and do there...you can get to Howth by the dart which is a 20minute walk away.
  • Really clean place with very nice amenities

    Girnar2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • I have mainly chosen Ciara’s place because it was walking distance to a place where I attended a training. The studio is well equipped and functional and was also very calm. Ciara was very easy to communicate with and helped me out when needed with a big smile. Excellent host. Thank you 🙏🏼.

    Rita-Krisztina2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Ciara is an amazing host, ready to help with anything. The studio has a nice space, it is easy to find with her instructions, close to the bus stop and to the supermarket

    Beatriz2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect. Value for money very good. It is very close to the airport and there is a bus from the Hilton hotel that takes you and brings you for € 3, so you can take an excursion to Belfast by taking the buses from the airport and you will save a lot of time. It is also a little far from the center a little far from the center but there is a bus every 10 'and in 30' it leaves you in the center. In addition the buses are of two heights and if you get up in the front row you have panoramic views that do not make your way long.

    Ignacio2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Thank You for your advice, giving us space and the really thoughtful touch of bringing out an extra heater whilst replacing the radiator. Your property is situated in a really lovely estate that isn’t far commute to the bustling busy city centre. We can’t thank you enough. Once we had got our head round the bus service ( a little tip have exact change they don’t accept notes on the bus). Everything was just easy. The studio is perfect for a weekend visitor to the beautiful city. The check in process very simple and works well for all parties. Communicating with Ciara was brilliant a simple WhatsApp and a really swift response. We will definitely be back when visiting Ireland. Thanks again :)

    DanylJoe2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Ciara was a very friendly and caring host. The accommodation has a separate entrance which is nice, but it's small and not that modern anymore. Especially the bathroom would need a makeover. It takes you about 40 minutes by bus to Dublin citycentre. There are supermarkets near by which was great. The airport is 10 minutes away by car, or you take the bus shuttle for 5€ and reach it in about 15 minutes. All in all everything was fine.

    Sina2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to stay with easy access to Dublin in bus. There is everything you need in the house and it is very calm! I recommend it :) Thank you!

    Diana2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a good stay at Ciara. The accommodation was warm and cozy. Ciara is very nice and helpful.

    Doreen2019-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Clarehall, County Dublin, Ireland

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    We offer a contemporary loft bedroom furnished with a double bed (sofa bed) & single bed. The room can accommodate upto 3 people and has access to its own ensuite bathroom. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, and families (with kids).
    Our house is located in a newly built, quiet estate. It has an easy access to the city centre by dart (train) in 20min and by bus in off pick hours in 25-30min by bus. The train station is located 6minutes from the house and the bus stop a short walk of 5min. The lovely costal villages of Malahide and Howth are within an easy reach by train from our place. As well we are located on a train line to Belfast. If you want to catch fresh air or some exercise you can walk to our local Father Collins Park, which is set up on a 20 acres ground offering exercise equipment and running track.
    In our estate you will find a Chinese and Italian restaurant which offer take away and delivery service. The convenience shop is just few minutes away from the house.
  • Great hospitality, easy check-in and good location. Train station direct to city centre is less than a 5 minute walk away.

    Elliot2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • A really kind and welcoming family who made our stay pleasent and perfect :)

    Marie Sophie2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Klaudia’s place was excellent! Very clean, and great location with about a 5 minute walk to Clongriffin Station.

    Hannah2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • A really beautiful room but a little far away from the city centre. Klaudia is an amazing host.

    Elena2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Quiet, clean place. Very pleasant and warm hosts. Communicating and listening to needs!

    Sébastien2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for travelers(very safe), and close to the bus stop and to the train. About 20 min to city centre with train and 35 min with bus. The loft was sparkling clean and well equipped. The hosts are wonderful people and love to recommend some local places. Would definitely recommend this stay. Just outside the city enough to get away from the buzz but more than close enough to go to the city and other towns daily. Pogo the dog was also a favorite, makes the stay feel like home. Thanks for making our trip to Dublin an amazing experience !

    Theo2019-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • Close to the train station into the city center. Clean and spacious!

    Melissa2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Klaudia’s place was cozy, spacious, and sparkling clean. We didn’t get a chance to meet Klaudia, but her daughter was very welcoming. Klaudia was very friendly when we communicated with her through messages and made sure our stay was great. Their dog Pogo was a very friendly addition! The train station was only a few minutes walking distance, and getting into the city center was very easy. Would definitely stay here again.

    Sylyanne2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, Ireland

    The accommodation is a private flat off our main house which can be accessed from a side gate. We are in a residential area approximately 15 minutes from the airport and close to 2 direct bus routes into the city. Approximately 15 minutes walk from Clongriffin Dart Station. Shopping centre with Dunnes Stores and post office within walking distance. Central location for the lovely areas of Malahide, Howth and Portmarnock.
    15 minutes from the airport. Great access to local transport- 29a & 15 bus into City. Lovely local park nearby - Father Collins Park. Walking distance to supermarket and post office in a local shopping centre.
    Residential area with good transport links to the city. Good for an overnight stay for the airport, a weekend in Dublin or a longer stay to explore the area. Near to Portmarnock for those enjoying the beach, near to Malahide for pubs, restaurants and Malahide Castle. Also near to Swords which has Swords Castle and Pavillions Shopping Centre.
  • Erin’s place was perfect for our week long trip. It was extremely clean and cozy. It is conveniently located a short distance to the bus stop. Erin and her mother were very welcoming and we plan on staying there again next time we visit Dublin.

    Lorianne2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Erin was a very friendly and extremely accommodating host. Her place was impeccable and spacious enough for 2-3 people. Additionally, her communication was outstanding! Would stay with here again and will recommend to family and friends.

    Stephen2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent value and easy to get to the city center via bus.

    Timothy2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location near the airport and city very handy. Great host.

    Jamie2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay, very close to airport for us, very clean and cosy for me and my partner.

    Diane2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Erin is a great and friendly host. She answers very quickly and has a folder with lots of information in her cozy apartments. We liked the cozy bed the best. We slept very well. The check in and out was totally easy. The apartment is clean and cozy. Equipped with everything you need. The arrival and departure by bus is cheap but not very quick. I can not judge taxi.

    Jessica Und Frank2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Erin’s place was exactly what we needed while we visited Dublin! Amazing value for what was provided, the space was so much bigger than I expected. It is located in a very nice, quiet neighborhood with a short walking distance to Clongriffin station. We took the DART to get to and from the downtown core, so convenient! Would absolutely book Erin’s place again next time I’m in Dublin

    Mikaela2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • It is a very intimate, beautiful and quiet accommodation, if you want to move a little from the city to a place to rest and be silent together. A very cozy, clean and close to the city, connected by bus. So cute. I am delighted with her and her family. If I return to Ireland, without a doubt, I will return home!

    Belén2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 13, County Dublin, Ireland

    Modern 2 bedroom log cabin with TV and WiFi kitchen and bathroom with shower. Bus to city centre 20 minutes stop outside gate. Train station 10 minutes walk. Close to airport and coastal walk nearby.
    Clarhall is a quite neighborhood close to all the amenities you would expect in a city.
  • Lovely and friendly couple, and a lovely little cabin!

    Vicky2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very close to bus stop to go to city center. Easy accessibility. Sparkling clean. Wonderful, helpful host!

    Dawn2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Everything phenomenal. Very charming the cabin in a beautiful residential and with the bus stop at the door to reach the center of Dublin without problem in less than an hour. The only downside I would put is the pressure of the shower, otherwise everything is great. Highly recommended accommodation with a very good quality / price ratio.

    Laura2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great hospitality and the cabin is so cute .... made our stay homely !

    Catherine2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • You won’t regret choosing to stay in this log cause it is really comfortable, with separate rooms and a nice heating system. The kitchen and cooking tools were as well in perfect conditions. You won’t find any problem with transport as the bus stop to the city center is just next to the log and buses work really well. Moreover there are several groceries stores nearby, with a wide timetable.The host was very kind and helped as with every problem. I would absolutely repeat my stay.

    Elena2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Paul’s cabin is a little gem . Amazing hospitality with tea, coffee , and a warm welcome from Paul , and making sure we had everything we needed . I would definitely use paul’s cabin again . Highly recommend it.

    Brian2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is perfect!!! Location is amazing very close to airport, Dublin and Howth. House is so nice and warm. Paul is host who cares about their guests! Is was a pleasure!

    Kateryna2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • We were met by Paul and given a warm welcome. The cabin was lovely warm and spotlessly clean. Paul had even stocked the fridge so we could enjoy a cup of tea. A short but very enjoyable and comfortable stay. Would highly recommend this place

    Eva2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Clarehall, County Dublin, Ireland

    Hut2 beds
    Log cabin
    Price:₹4,211/night
    214 reviews
    Superhost
    Cosy spotless clean and warm and totally your own private space to relax and unwind in after a busy day of sightseeing in Dublin. This quiet place is 25 minutes from the city centre and also near beaches and fishing villages. A perfect getaway for all travellers.
    Nice self contained studio apartment with all modcons suit a couple ( corner suite folds into double bed nwith bed clothes supplied underneath, seperate bathroom with shower and wc nice,cosy and affordable 5 mins from bus station to city centre studio apt is totally self contained We are allways on hand if our guests have any problems nice and quiet but close to transport 5mins walk to bus 15mins to train no smoking studio apt is totally self contained i am always on hand if our guests have any problems nice and quiet but close to transport 5mins walk to bus 15mins to train no smoking
    Its nice and quiet yet near to the city center.
  • Everything perfect, Amanda is always very helpful and courteous. We will definitely be back !!!

    Antonella2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The private, self-contained place is exactly what it sounds. Like a little studio apartment. Very cosy, comfortable and warm. The front of the bnb is a nice chill area which would be pretty good to relax during the summer. I did not get to try it because we rented it during a stormy weekend. Wifi works great. Oven with pans are all there if you wanna cook something yourself. Will probably try it out again in the summer season!

    Gytis2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amanda's place is perfect for solo or couple travellers as it is in a great location for getting around. Super easy to check in and get there. Would recommend for anyone wanting to stay someone peaceful outside of the main CBD

    Jai2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, very fast replies :)

    Kurt2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed a lot this stay! The home is very well located, in a calm zone, near of the center by bus, and 10 minute from the airport from taxi. The only thing not so good that we found was the shower, that we had to wait at least an half an hour to take one bath, and wait another half for the other person to take a bath, and we got cold water one time... but we still enjoyed, because it was a thing that we could control and manage, and the rest was just perfect. Thank you for everything!

    André2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Good place to stay. Clean, in a very quiet zone, near the bus stop for the city centre

    Luca2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great location not far from Dublin and good bus links. The accommodation is great for two, space and all the equipment you need to stay. All the answers we ask ourselves when going on a trip we were answered by the hosts who have prepared a file with a lot of information (transport, places visited, store ...) and they are always available if we have questions. We had a very pleasant stay down there, did not hesitate to rent.

    Élodie2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Apart I complete, they can cook, wash clothes, take a shower comfortably, there are a couple of shopping centers 5 minutes walk

    Melisa2019-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland

    I live in a quite area 15 minutes from Dublin airport. With easy access to city centre by bus or train both within a 3 minute walking distance.Also local access to the beautiful malahide area and Howth. Their is a local shopping centre minutes from my doorstep which has a cafe and a number of shops. Light breakfast provided which will consist of cereal toast and tea/coffee. Check in no later than 10pm
    room is suitable for two people double bed and breakfast in the morning
    I live in a quiet area with bus and dart a few minutes away
  • Attic is to be expected, but great for a nights stay. Janes is lovely,

    Madison2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Jane’s place was convenient and close to the airport, exactly what we needed for our early morning flight. She was receptive and quick to respond to our messages. Thank you!

    Kathryn2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Really good host I will make good memories in Dublin.

    Youngjun2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Recommended!

    Christian2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • It is a nice place to stay if you are visiting Howth. The house is just 3 stations by train+ walking away from the Howth. The room was cosy and everything was clean. Thank you so much Jane!

    Sena2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Jane is really friendly and helpful, and new the local area well. You will not be disappointed

    Jacob2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Jane is very available to answer questions and very responsive. The accommodation is 30 minutes by bus from the center of Dublin. You just have to get organized but it's done very well!

    Lisa2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • We had a good time at this airbnb. Jane and her family are very friendly and they helped us with everything we needed. The house is about 30 minutes away from the city centre but there is a direct bus which is nice. We can definitely recommend this place!

    Leonie2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 13, County Dublin, Ireland

    Quaint and cozy Log Cabin adjacent to family home, suitable for airport stopovers. Fully self-contained, totally private, recently refurbished only 20 mins from city and ten min from the airport. There is a private bathroom and double bedroom.The lounge area has an open plan kitchen and Wifi available. The kitchen is fully fitted and has a washing machine and dryer. (Extra fee for use of dryer) SINGLE PERSON SUPPLEMENT
    We are in the suburbs so if you want a tranquil good nights sleep this is the place to stay yet not too far from the City Center. STRICTLY NO PARKING
    Very safe neighborhood, with only a fifteen minute walk to Shops. Close to cinema and leisureplex.
  • Great place to relax

    Saiesha2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and very cosy and clean cabin, perfect to crash after a rainy and windy day in Dublin. The place is well linked to the city center via several bus lines. And if you’re not used to Dublin Amanda and Paul left a very useful guide for facilities, transport full of tips for discovering the city ! If we come back to Dublin we know exactly where we’ll be staying ! Tom & Mylène

    Tom2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • We loved Dublin and the accommodation contributed to our growth in this city! This house is very cosy and ideal for couples. See you soon! Marc & Mariela

    Marc2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very kind and discreet hosts. The cabin is perfectly equipped and very cocooning, it feels very good. Just 5 minutes from a bus that will take you to the center of Dublin, we will be back :)

    Claudine2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy little cabin in a quiet suburb of Dublin. 20 min cab ride to the airport, and a quick walk to the bus stop for the centre. The place was very clean, the sheets were soft. The heater works amazingly well, and heated the place in less than 20 minutes. Easy communication, easy to find, all over a great stay.

    Tori2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed a weekend at Amanda's Cabin. It was super easy to find and the communication was super Easy too. Though it was nearly Christmas it was pretty warm with the heater. To go to Dublin city center it tooked us about 30 to 40 minutes by bus. In the evening the friendly warm cabin was waiting for us. If we return to Dublin we would stay there again.

    Ann-Kathrin2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • The most wonderful little log cabin, very clean and tidy. Gas heating which was great and electric heating in the bedroom. Everything you need in such a cosy cute little space. Kettle, cooker, fridge etc and coffee and all kitchen utensils. Wish we’d stayed longer!

    Beth2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • The responses were very quick and the check in was very easy. There was a hot water bottle on the bed for the rainy night and the cabin was very cozy :) Had a bit of trouble getting how water in the shower, but overall really enjoyed our stay!

    Justice2019-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 13, County Dublin, Ireland

    Cosy spotless clean and warm and totally your own private space to relax and unwind in after a busy day of sightseeing in Dublin. This quiet place is 25 minutes from the city centre and also near beaches and fishing villages. A perfect getaway for all travellers.SINGLE PERSON SUPPLEMENT APPLIES (€10 PER NIGHT) If you would like to see my other listings on the premises WhatsApp me for the links
    Nice small apartment attached to main home only 20 mins from city centre and ten minutes from the airport. Large enough for three. Cozy and warm accommodation. Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together to make a double).Wardrobe and chest of drawers for your clothes. There is a private bathroom with electric shower. The sitting room has an open plan kitchen (website hidden). DVD and Wifi available. The kitchen is fully fitted and has a washing machine and dryer. We have a front garden that you are welcome to use (weather dependant!) No parking directly outside as we live in a cul de sac however you can park at the other end of the street The local area has everything. There is a big Tesco (supermarket). Also, within walking distance there are plenty of great pubs and restaurants. Transport wise, we are 20 minutes from the City Centre and the airport is just 15 minutes away. There are frequent buses (5minute walk away) that run every 10 minutes. There is also the DART, which is 10 minutes away and are just as frequent. We'll be on hand if you have any questions or would like to know more about Dublin. We look forward to meeting you.
    We live in a quiet safe neighbourhood and we are only ten minutes from Dublin airport.
  • The apartment was clean, it looked just like in the pictures, it had everything a house needs. The neighborhood was nice and quiet. The heating was perfect and just in case there was a small additional heater. Amanda was very kind and answered us immediately if we needed anything. Fully recommended

    Ernesto2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice apartment, clean and very comfortable. Great location and discreet but very nice host.

    Sandra2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Amanda was a really great host ! Very accommodating and really helpful ! I recommand

    Kevin2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Housing a bit basic. The bathroom deserves a refresh.

    Catherine2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and nice hospitable hosts

    Virginia2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely loved staying here. Like a home away from home :)

    Holly2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Cute and very clean place to stay while in Dublin. Amanda and her spouse were very quick to respond to any questions we had and were so helpful and kind which was so great considering it was our first time in Dublin. Thank you again!!

    Nicole2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • The host were very accommodating to us to anything that we needed help with and the response was amazing!!

    Siarah2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, Ireland

    · Chambre meublee avec lit double dans maison familiale de 4 chbres doubles · Famille de 4 personnes vivent dans maison. ( Parents & 2 Enfants : 16 & 6 ans ) · Maison possède 2 salons, 2 SDB, 4 chbres doubles, 3 toilet, 1 jardin. · 1 place de parking mise a disposition. · Maison située au nord de Dublin · Stations bus a - de 5 mins à pied · 2 Gds Centres Commerciaux à de 5 mins à pied · 15/20 mins du Centre ville de Dublin par transport public · 10/15 mins en voiture de l’aéroport de Dublin
  • I came in Dublin from Italy without booking an accommodation. I booked the room when I arrived and Flore answered me in a minute! I stayed in this house for only one night but I have fully enjoyed the host’s hospitality. I really recommend this peaceful and cozy room!

    Francesco2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Flore is very welcoming and available. She will be able to tell you about your visit to Dublin.

    Jordan2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • lovely host! Room is very comfortable. Flore is wonderful and helpful. She offered breakfast and drove me to the airport. highly recommend

    Anna Louise2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • If you book here can look forward to nice landlord and clean accommodation.

    Matthias2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • Easy access by bus, clean accommodation and is French speaking which has been a plus for us on our arrival

    Charline2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Flore is adorable, kind and available in all circumstances. All with a smile and a good mood! We have adored. Comfortable room, Kig Size bed impeccable, very clean. Thank you very much !

    Rémi2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • Flore’s place is just as described! It’s only a 20min bus ride to the city center and close to the airport, which Flore makes very easy to access with her transportation service. I would definitely recommended staying here.

    Alexis2019-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Flores house is located in a suburb area of dublin. you can reach the citycenter within ~ 30min if the traffic is not too bad. the house itself looks small outside but actually its very big inside. the room and the house was clean and cosy. the room even had an adapter for the EU plugs (it was the one and only time we got an adapter at the rooms which was nice) we really liked flore, shes a friendly lady and she really wants to help you with all your problems. thanks for hosting us :)

    Falk2019-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Thank you for visiting my ad! A few things you must know before you'd make a booking: Comparing to the standard/high accomodation prices in Dublin it is an affordable place to stay. Recommended to people who would like to spend a few days in the town and prefer being in a simple private room with a comfortable bed instead of going to a hostel. There's no special service. I can assure you that the room will be clean and noone will bother you during your stay.
    The room includes a table, a cabinet, one double bed with fresh bedsheet and bathtowels. *It is normally suitable for one person, but I gladly allow couples to make reservation for two people. Please don't forget to put 2 person while booking a date. It can affect the pricing either (+12€)*
    It is a quiet, safe area on the north side of Dublin city. The shopping center (with super market, butcher, restaurant, cafe, pharmacy, hairdresser, etc.), Mc Donald's, petrol station, bus stop, church are just a few minutes walk from our house.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 13, County Dublin, Ireland

    My home is small but is a very welcoming and comfortable house which is open to people from all walks of life. There are 3 bedrooms and one bathroom upstairs. The kitchen/dining room, sitting room/TV room, a second bathroom/laundry room are on the ground floor. It is very close to all local amenities, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and cinema's. The area is quiet and easy going itself and the city is easily accessible by train and buses.
    Visitors to my home will be welcome to use most facilities. My kitchen has a spacious dining area with most modern appliances such as dishwasher, cooker, microwave air frier, toaster etc., There's a separate laundry room with separate washing machine and drier. This room also houses the downstairs toilet and jacuzzi bathroom.
    The neighbourhood is quiet and easy going with access to many amenities.
  • I've stayed at Frances' place for a few days. She was very kind and considerate during the booking phase allowing me to check-in a bit late at night and using their kitchen table during the day to get some work done. I've been welcomed by her husband Dave, who shows me my room and all the house facilities. During my stay, they took very good care of me being helpful and communicative. The house and the room were perfect, very well furnished and sparkling clean. The Wi-Fi connection was strong and fast. The house is located in a residential area 5 mins walk far from Raheny dart station, from which it is possible to get to Dublin city center in about 20 mins. Really highly suggested, especially if you need a quiet and homely environment but well connected and close enough to the city. Thanks, Frances and Dave!

    Saverio2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Host is very kind and careful.

    지선2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • This offering consists of a tiny bedroom in a single-family row house in a quiet subdivision about six train stops from downtown Dublin. The couple who live there are friendly and helpful. The room was clean, as was the shared bathroom. I was traveling alone in February 2020 and it met all of my needs. I gladly would stay there again.

    Joseph2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • It was a pleasure to stay with Frances. They are lovely people and great hosts, also they were very flexible with the Checkin! The room is very cosy and with the bus or the Dart it took us only about 15-20 min to town. We highly recommend this place!

    Elena2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks for hosting me Frances.

    Chloé2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay - really warm welcome!

    Jonathan2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • The week I spent in Frances' house was wonderful. Her house is in a residential suburb 7 km outside of Dublin center, and you can get there by bus no. 29a or by the DART train. Both are quite crowded during rush hour. The benefit of Frances' house is that it's really quiet (no traffic outside, not even people on the street) and you live there almost like a family member with Frances, her husband Dave and a cute little dog. Frances is very caring about your well-being, just like your own mother or grandmother would be ;-)

    Steffen2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great hospitality from Frances, I enjoyed staying very much.

    Aisling2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 5, 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

    Open, spacious feel to house. Medium sized private double bedroom with full use of Kitchen, living room, full shared bathroom, seperate toilet and private garden area with bbq as option.
    Wifi, tv with Netflix, radio, lots of shelf space in room with option of extra storage if needed. Parking available. All soaps, toiletries and so on will be provided and basic breakfast like cereals with coffee sugar milk and tea. There are a couple of bikes available to with lock if rhat might be of some use for travels or taking on train.
    Would say is a pretty well located area with many shops and amenities around, there are 2 shopping centers about 5 -10 min walk from house with pretty much all you could need. There is a shop literally out the front door, across the road and mainy takeaways to. Loads of parks around.
  • Despite being located far from the center, it is very easy to get there. Just a 5 minute walk to the bus stop and another 35 minutes by bus to the center. Buses pass very often. It is quite close to the airport. I recommend the stay.

    Marcelo2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Alwyn’s place was great. Far from the city center (around 45’ by bus), but really well furnished and really clean. Alwyn was a really nice host even if we came in late. We really enjoyed our stay

    Mathilde2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was fine, the location is quite far from the center but for the price it is still amazing.. I would totally recommend :)

    Zuzana2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very thoughtful host and residents! Very clean, quiet place. Perfect for recharging after a busy day!

    Ali2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Really comfy bed, nice and welcoming common spaces. Would highly recommend.

    Jessica2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Really value for money, plenty of amenities, extremely easy for reaching the city center with bus (24 hour service) and close to the airport (you need a taxi cause there's no bus directly linked)

    Flavio2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • We were so pleasantly surpised arriving at Alwyn's place. I expected something fairly basic for the price but that really wasn't the case. The room is in a modern and very spacious house, complete with gorgeous kitchen and living area. The place was absolutely spotless, and Alwyn went out of his way to make us comfortable, getting us milk and bread in addition to the breakfast cereals, biscuits and drinks left for us. Towels were provided and we were able to use the toiletries in the bathroom as well as anything we could ever have needed in the kitchen. Tesco is just a 10 minute walk away and the bus into Dublin which is 3 euro per way is a 5 minute walk. The room also had a TV with netflix and youtube, although it was slow to load. Overall we were blown away and would definitely stay again.

    Hannah2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • It is central to take the bus stop, safe area. And if there are problems with something, they solve it quickly

    Monserrat2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Belmayne, 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 ;-)
  • Amazing location close to the airport! Thoughtful touches and amenities throughout the space. Highly recommended!

    Mike2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Best place we have stayed in for a long time! It is compact but for the two of us, more than big enough for a weekend’s stay. The thoughtful touches made our stay in Dublin so much easier. When you are flying in, to have some food such as bread, eggs and milk as well as shampoo/conditioner, even foil for packed lunches, makes the world of difference. Very clean and nice decor too. Thanks Donna.

    Mark2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Another excellent stay !

    Martin2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Its perfect for 1 person or a couple.

    William2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Such a cozy little place. Absolutely spotless, and great location in relation to the airport. Will definitely keep this place in mind next time I'm visiting.

    Mark2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay again !

    Martin2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • For a stay in Dublin (especially for a convenient, travel-friendly brief stay), this flat was perfect. I’ve stayed here twice and each time has been absolutely pleasant; first time was me and a friend and second was me and my sister, so the flat was good for two people to stay in: Quiet, bright neighborhood and a short walk to groceries, coffee, etc. The room is very comfortable, nice privacy, and Donna is a friendly, helpful, and professional host. Easy check in and check out. 100% recommend, especially if seeking a place to stay close to the airport. A fairly cheap, 10/15 minute taxi ride and you’re there. Seamless and enjoyable. Not difficult or too expensive to get a taxi to the city center to spend the day out and about. Thanks for everything!!!

    Cristina2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Donna's places is one of the cleanest and stylish places if stayed in for a while. Its comfortable warm and has everything you need. If you see this place for your dates you need your very lucky.. stayed a couple times now and would love to stay again.. thanks again..

    Terry2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 17, County Dublin, Ireland

    Bright and Spacious Double Room in a Friendly Quiet Neighbourhood. 15 Mins drive from Dublin Airport. DROP OFF TO AIRPORT, IF REQUIRED,FOR A SMALL FEE. 5 Mins walk from Shopping Centres, Churches and 20 Mins walk from train Station. Shared Bathroom.
    15 minute drive access to four beautiful beaches.
    Access to public transport..A few minutes walk down the street, 2mins walking distance to shopping cen, mc Donalds, restaurant/Pubs. Howth fishing village 4 short stops on the Dart/train. Walk to Beaches, St Annes famous Park. The list of places to visit is endless.
  • Dessy was very attentive and kind. The room is cozy, met my expectations. I recommend.

    Thiago2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place for a stay,, location was perfect for what we needed

    Benny2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • Dessy was a very warm and welcoming host, and the room and amenities were perfect. Would highly recommend staying here!

    Mark2019-10-03T00:00:00Z
  • Dessy is a very kind and warmhearted host and he has good advice for your trips! Don't hesitate to ask him for directions. Our room was nice, spacious and clean and the distance to the bus station, gas station, McDonald's and shopping center is within only 5 minutes walking distance. We look forward coming back again on our next trip to Ireland!

    Nicky2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Dessy is a nice host. We stayed one night at their place, because, they are really near from the airport and we had an really early flight. Dessy also took us to the airport, for a fair fee, for which we are really grateful. The neighborhood is lovely and you can reach their house from the town center with the bus 29a, really easy. Would recommend them for their great hospitality.

    Iulia2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Dessy is a very kind and helpful host. If you need tips for your trips, ask him! He also offers free breakfast with a variety of cereals, bread, marmalade, fruit, etc which was very lovely. Our room was perfect for us, as it had two beds, a small table with chair and enough space for our clothes and stuff. There's free parking possibilities at the street in front of the house, if you come by car and there's a bus stop in 5 minutes walking distance if you want to go to Dublin City, which we preferred because of the traffic and the parking situation in the inner city. A shopping center, McDonald's and a gas station also in 5 minutes walking distance provides you with everything you need. In the shopping center you also can buy a leap card which is very helpful if you want go by but bus more often.

    Nicky2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • The room is very cosy. Dessy and Clare are very friendly hosts. They even provide a breakfast.

    Sascha2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy, little apartment, a bit outside from Dublin City, but not far away from train station, just a 15 min walk and 17 mins into the centum. We were welcomed at night so we had no problems about check-in. Everything was fine, we also had a proper breakfast. Anytime again!

    Thomas2019-06-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Donaghmede, Baile Átha Cliath, Ireland

    Single bedroom for 1 person available in a cosy family home in a quiet suburb beside the coast AND 15-20 mins from North Dublin city. Several shops, cafes, restaurants within a couple for minutes walk. Local buses 31 & 32, DART (local train) to the city centre are less than a 10 min walk. 15-20 drive to Dublin airport. Breakfast of tea, coffee, bread/toast and selection of cereals. There is a shared kitchen and dining room to cook/eat meals. One friendly Samoyed dog lives in the house!
  • Very cozy, nice location, and Mary was very helpful and accommodating

    Jessica2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy home close to public transportation! Excellent stay.

    Julie2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent Location, friendly welcome and extremely clean.

    Thomas2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Mary as host is the best!

    Simone2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Realy nice place😊

    Ola2019-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • Quiet nice house and room. Mary is a nice host. Easy bus service and dart service to Dublin City. Highly recommend.

    Vincent2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • Mary's hospitality is felt from the very beginning. Despite the short contact(my goal was to explore the city), we managed to get along in many matters. I can definitely recommend her as a host.

    Radosław2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Mary was great host and very welcoming. Very accommodating, she had no issues with my early check in, provided me many useful tips. The accommodation was comfortable and the location was ideal, very close to the sea and centre of the city. I enjoyed my stay very much!

    Dorina2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Clontarf is a leafy suburb 5 kilometers from City of Dublin. The famous former Guiness estate of St Annes Park is 2 mins from the house and 10 mins from Dollymount Beach, miles of beautiful coast line . Bus stop is 2 mins from the house and takes 20 mins to reach the centre Train station 15 mins walk to killester station and 3 stops to centre of dublin Very fast wifi and cable TV
    Smoking allowed outside in garden
    My neighbourhood is quiet and peaceful, yet close to Dublin city. St Annes Park is amazing as well as the coast line all the way out to Howth. Top quality AWARD WINNING restaurants at the end of vernon ave 10 mins walk SUPERMARKET 10 MINS WALK AND LOST OF COFFEE SHOPS
  • My stay at Clare's place was a blast. Clare was such a thoughtful, kind, and warm host. Hands down one of the best AirBnB stays I had. Clare really cares about her guests and goes above an beyond to make them welcome and enjoy their stay. The place is conveniently located - its only 20min bus ride from the city center. Quiet, stylish, and super clean. It's a rare find and I highly recommend this place.

    Aru2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Really enjoyed staying at Clare's for a few days. The place was clean, with good location (not too far from the city centre, and about 5-10 min walk to st Anne's park and seaside). Clare is a lovely lady, will give you lots of tips and recommendations if you're new to the city.

    Alex2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • A nice and cosy place in Dublin hometown side. Clare is a blessing to anyone around the world.

    Abhinav2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Expect a very welcoming fellow. A clean and tidy environment and a very helping hand when you need it. Be matured, respectful and responsible and your stay will be memorable.

    Chris2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Clare was definitely one of the best hosts I’ve encountered in all my Airbnb stays. I felt welcomed to be in her home and she graciously accommodated my whacky schedule. It was great to get away from the craziness of city Centre each night and have a peaceful rest in her quiet neighborhood. I not only recommend staying at her place but this is where I’ll be staying next time I go to Dublin.

    Sujie2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Clare is a very kind lady. She even offered me a little drive to the bus stop. The house located in a quiet area closing to the park and sea side. The view of the seaside is breathtaking. The location of the house is also close to the bus stop, very convinient!

    Maggie2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Clare is amazing and her house was amazing!! She was so sweet and kind and offered great suggestions including going to the city of Howth!! My experience was the best!

    Audrey2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Clare is really helpful and the accommodation was small, but absolutely clean with all needed amenities. I highly recommend this place for a short stay in Contarf!

    Boris2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland

    A welcoming invite to our home .we are Close to many tourist spots and close to the city centre .There are lots of things to do when you visit Dublin .like Trinty college.,Dublin hop on hop off bus tour around the city .Guinness tour .many others but just a few of what i menitioned .
    Hi ,we live in an ideal spot with the train station 2 minutes form our house. We are very close to shops library, swimming pool , cinema.and lots more .we are in walking distance to bus stops just at the top of the road. It is a nice and quiet area with plenty of scenic views is a must with howth ,malahide just a train ride away .Our home is a friendly and happy place to be .
    We live in a nice area ,quiet .we are 2/3 minutes to the dart station ,and close to the bus stops .we are close to Dunnes supermarket , library swimming pool and cinema .we are in a good location you can get the train to howth which has beautiful views and walking trails also malahide and dunlaoghaire harbour .we live close to fr Collins park which is situated about ten minutes from our house .it's a great place to go jogging or walking .we live 15 mins walk from our coast line and its a lovely place to walk .
  • Perfect

    Dimitri2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed at Sharon's place for almost two weeks during my first days in Ireland. It was a good place to organise a few things and I had a good time there. The room and the house were clean and Sharon and her husband are nice and welcoming people. The DART station is close and within 25 minuten you can get to the city centre.

    Felix2019-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • Sharon is an amazing host!! She is super friendly and welcoming, her place is very clean, and its less than a five minute walk to the DART station. Would definitely recommend staying here!

    Becca2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great value in a perfect location, a couple of minutes from the Dart station. Sharon and her family are all warm and good craic, the place was super clean. You can have breakfast in the morning and everything to cook on place. The bed was comfy and the room had everything you needed. Can only recommend! Thanks Sharon!

    Louise2019-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • The room proposed by Sharon is very suitable for a single traveler. Main advantage of this accommodation is the high quality welcome offered by Sharon. His human qualities and those of his family will put you at ease. The house has everything you need and there is a supermarket 10 minutes away. There are also many parks around the house and of course the DART (metro) is very close. Thanks a lot

    Sofian2018-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • Sharon's place is conveniently located by the DART in a quiet and quaint neighbourhood. The place is exactly as advertised; the room is clean and comfortable and perfect for a solo traveller. Sharon also goes above and beyond, providing breakfast every morning, accompanied by however much coffee or tea suits your taste. From the moment I made a reservation, Sharon was super sweet and it showed throughout my entire stay. She is extremely responsive to my questions and provided local tips and recommendations (in addition to several of the maps and guidebooks she has in the room). She even helped me call taxis for early mornings when the trains weren't running. Sharon and her husband are hilarious and I loved listening to their stories -- when they say that you're part of the family, they mean it. I highly recommend Sharon's place as a place to stay if you're travelling alone, looking for relative convenience, and in need of peace and quiet. If I were to return to Dublin, I would definitely seek out Sharon's place first. Even if I don't manage to get it, I would probably make a trip to her area to say hello anyway. Sharon -- thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality; my experience in Dublin was great, but you have made it wonderful.

    Phoebe2018-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • Sharon and her family are wonderful hosts, very helpful and welcoming ! The room is lovely, very practical & clean. You feel very much at ease, it's particularly comfortable while flat-hunting or solo-traveling. The house is very nicely situated, walking distance to the seaside, and the city center is just a short distance away by bus or train. I highly recommend Sharon's place !

    Mathilde2018-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • I’d highly recommend staying with Sharon and Mick, they make you feel warm and cozy. Loved my time with them in Dublin.

    Stephen2018-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 13, 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:₹3,159/night
    211 reviews
    Superhost
    Incredibly comfortable & welcoming room with a very comfortable bed with superior quality mattress as well as ample wardrobe space. Care basket provide for those little emergencies!!
    My guests are welcome to enjoy sunroom and peaceful garden!
    Beautifully quiet residential area where you can be sure to have a fantastic relaxing stay!
  • Good and clean accommodation including breakfast. Very nice landlady. Everything went great.

    Mirko2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Imelda is an excellent host, friendly and accommodating, and I would highly recommend her for a place to stay, the room was perfect for what I needed

    Michael2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • I have used Air B & B for quite a few years now and is this by far the best hospitality I have had. The name Super Host could not be more fitting to describe this wonderful lady and the amazing Irish hospitality I received. Just a really lovely, house proud, down to earth , funny and helpful lady. Will definitely stay in touch and hopefully stay with her again in the future ( if she’ll have me of course lol !) Home from home ! Thank you Imelda x

    Daniel2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Imelda was a very welcoming host and her home was really nice! She made sure I knew the easiest routes around, suggested sites to see and places to go which were some fantastic hidden jewels, I really enjoyed my stay and if you’re looking for a place to stay in Dublin I’d highly recommend hers, thanks again Imelda!

    Korey2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Imelda is great host. She was at door to receive me i was warmly welcomed and was briefly informed where everything is. Place is quiet. Great for 1 person. Room and house is very clean and well maintained. I needed plug converter for charger it was already there. Highly Recommended!

    Humayun2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Imelda has a lovely house. Easy to get to the main road for public transport or to order a taxi. Good value for money!

    Clare2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • She is really nice and kind person. Also the room is so nice, cleaned very well. The host also tries to communicate and listen to my asking with flexibility. It was gorgeous experience.

    HoYong2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Imelda is a great host and goes out of the way to make her guests feel at home. The location is a bit far from the city center but the city center is easily accessible from there.

    Emily2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Artane, Dublin, Ireland

    We live in a residential area 15 minutes from Dublin airport and the train station. There are frequent buses to the City centre and popular destinations such as Malahide, Swords and Howth. The bus stop is within 5 min. walking. The exact Address is 56 MAIN STREET, BELMAYNE, D13 , is next to clongriffin. We offer light breakfasts which consist of cereal, toast, porridge, coffee and Tea. the room is only 2 people until we provide an airbed in the apartment for extra guests
    This apartment is on the 3rd floor, but don't worry, it has a lift! The living room area has a small balcony and the kitchen is fully equipped
  • Ingrid and Brian are fabulous hosts, they made me feel right at home. They were super friendly, their communications were very timely and clear and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anybody who would like to stay in Clongriffin or the surrounding areas. Very convenient location for the airport at a great price! Thanks again Ingrid and Brian.

    Eimear2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Ingrid and Brian were very generous and welcoming hosts. I chose their place mainly because it‘s close to a studio were I attended a workshop but also the centre is not too far away with the bus.

    Magdalena2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Ingrid is very approachable and kind person, she made my stay exactly what I needed.

    Yuzett2019-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • Ingrid and Bryan are wonderful hosts and will make you feel like at home, i totally recommend it

    Kaiko2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great hosts, great advices, very helpful. Thanks again !

    Peterlongo2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing hosts, quick and easy!

    Kyle2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Ingrids place was lovely and the hosts made us feel right at home. The location was perfect for us near the airport and city center. They accommodated for all of our needs from laundry services to breakfast in the morning. Would definitely stay there again!

    Tiffany2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Although I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Ingrid and Brian, they've been very good hosts. They've been keeping an eye on me all the time answering my questions. The house is very nice and comfortable, having been very comfortable during the three days I stayed in it. I would definitely recommend the accommodation and of course I will repeat.

    Juanma2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    1

    Clongriffin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Single bedroom for one person in a newly renovated family home. Shared bathroom for guests. Light breakfast provided. Full kitchen is available for guests to use. 15 drive from Dublin airport. 15-20 mins drive to city centre. 2 mins walk to bus stop that goes directly to city centre (27A route). Less than 5 minute walk to 17A bus route that goes to DCU main campus. 10-15 minutes walk from house to Raheny Dart (local train) station, Raheny village and several other bus routes.
    Fridge and full cooking area available to use.
    Bus routes and DART (local train) are all within close walking proximity to the house. There is a Centra supermarket less than 5 min walk from the house.
  • Lovely room, really kind and helpful hosts, spotless home. Had a great stay there.

    Pamela2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Very good address. Shane and his family are charming, caring and available. The house is very nice.

    Nathalia2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • I had a good experience, I could rest very well.

    Johana2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • I had a nice stay overnight. I only relied on the rating and few reviews and was pleasantly surprised. The place was quiet and I had a good sleep. I was driving a car and good connection to M50 was a plus for me.

    Jiri2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Shane and his fiancée were great host ,their place is super clean , they are very helpful and accommodating ,would definitely stay at the place again .

    Fatima2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place and great hospitality

    Fraser2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • Shane and Cristine are really kind and friendly people. The house is really nice, and clean

    Nicolas Francisco2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Edenmore, County Dublin, Ireland

    The house is a terraced house in a quiet cul de sac in Dublin, just 10 min away from the airport by car and 20 min away from the city centre by bus. There are groceries, pharmacy and places to grab food 2 min away by foot, as well as a bus stop where one can take a bus to the city centre every 5-10 minutes. The house has a kitchen, a living room, two bathrooms and a back garden, all of which I am happy to share with guests.
    I live on my own in a small house. The decoration is very influenced by my work, my passion for old and crafted furniture and my time in Scandinavia. One should expect a lot of wood and white, with simple and rustic furniture and a very cosy feeling. There is a stove in the living room that makes the best company in the evenings.
    Ballymun is a very interesting neighborhood and its story reflects some of the better and worse aspects of Dublin. The area in which the house is located is very quiet. There are supermarkets, food takeaway, pharmacy and a really nice coffee place at the rediscovery centre, which is located at the ol boiler house of the neighborhood.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ballymun, County Dublin, Ireland

    Large luxurious bedroom with 2 very comfortable single beds, the room is tastefully decorated in warm red and white fabrics. Furnished to a very high standard with lots of storage space, wardrobe and locker. There is a kettle in room should you wish to make a nice cuppa! The apt is 5 mins walk to Dart station. The bus stop is outside the door. Italian restaurant, a takeaway and centra store all within 5 mins walk. Beautiful park 6 mins walk away within Clongriffin estate.
    Collections to and from airport can be arranged for € 18 each way. I am very happy to cook for you if you are tired and just want to relax in the apt after your travels. Evening meals can be provided from €14.95 Examples: Starter: Homemade vegetable soup or hummus and crusty bread Main Course: Chicken or vegetable curry or Traditional Irish Stew Dessert: Strawberry sponge cake or apple tart and vanilla ice-cream. Add a lovely bottle of red or white wine for just €7! Food Intolerances such as dairy, gluten, wheat, eggs etc can be catered for as I work as a nutritional therapist. Guests can use washing machine and dryer. Full load €12 in total to wash and dry clothes.
    Beautiful park less than 5 mins walk from apt, within Clongriffin estate, where you can jog, cycle or stroll around a guided path. Facilities also include a skate park, fitness trail, playgrounds, sports fields, windturbines, and a lake with ducks and swans. Malahide village is 10 mins by train. It is a lovely exclusive village where you can visit Malahide castle which dates back to the 12th century. The castle is set on 260acres of magnificent gardens. Howth is 20mins by train, a tranquil fishing village with fabulous coastal walks if you are into hill walking.
  • Lovely&cozy room! Peace and chill at night. The host is really friendly, she is willing to answer questions related to your trip to Dublin. Nice experience staying here!

    Luyang2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed 3 nights at Yvonne’s place. We arrived very late in the evening and had to leave very early in the morning. Luckily, this was not a problem. Yvonne is a very friendly host and could answer all of our questions. The apartment is very close to the DART and the bus stop is in front of the apartment. The room was perfect for us. Breakfast was delicious! I would highly recommend this place for travelers!

    Didar2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay was very nice we felt welcome and comfortable, a nice play to stay

    Kevin2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Such a lovely host, caring and really kind, complimentary breakfast was amazing!

    Cameron2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and cosy space, Yvonne was welcoming and helpful. It's in a good location for the airport and going into Dublin centre.

    Rhian2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • I had a great stay and I would recommend!!

    Rachel2019-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • Strongly recommended. We spent great time at Yvonne’s place She is very nice and kind

    Aula2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • A really nice place to stay and friendly hostess. Yvonne is very accommodating and tries to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The room is small, but if you only need a place to sleep it is perfect

    Céline2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Cosy one apartment at the rear of hosts property, equipped with electric shower, washing machine, kettle, fridge and freezer, microwave, tv with virgin media TV box with over 100 channels, clothes horse to dry clothes, cooker with oven. Double bed in bedroom with lots storage space for clothes. Bathroom has electric shower and storage for cosmetics. We have a travel cot which can be set up upon request and a fold up bed set up upon request
    Our little one bed apartment is cosy and great for people that want a home away from home with all the essentials
    Our neighbourhood is quiet and is just a 10 min walk to the local shopping centre with all your food and clothing needs with also a chemist, supermarket, pub, hairdressers, barbers sports shop, butchers, book store, toy shop, cafe, Mc Donald's, petrol station and many other stores.
  • Super flexible with arrival and departure, unbeatable hospitality. Close to the train station and very clean. It has everything you need to spend some pleasant days in Dublin.

    Raquel2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This apartment was a perfect accommodation. Quiet, close to the train station, clean and comfortable.

    Trina2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Dennis was a lovely host that lived a short 5 minute walk from the train station that took only 20 minutes to get into Temple Bar. The apartment was so lovely and we really appreciated the cereal, fruit and tea :) thanks so much - we will definitely be staying here again on our next visit.

    Ella2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place

    Patri2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • I would recommend Denis’s place to anyone who is needing a place in Dublin. His Airbnb was perfectly sized for 2 people. Denis was helpful and allowed us to leave our bags with him prior to check in, this was helpful as we were wanting to explore Dublin but not be carrying our huge bags around. The space was clean and warm!

    Ruby2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Dennis is a really nice host. Everything clean, everything there! Too bad it was our last stop ...

    Joachim2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Really super cozy you are near the coast and the center! Super cute place I highly recommend you !!!!

    Helene2019-12-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay! The pictures did not capture how cozy the place really is. It is really close to the train, and the train fares were at a very good price. We paid rougly €6 for two singles. The kitchen was well equipped with cereals and coffee. We higly reccomend this stay, for its convenience, cleanliness and comfort!

    Sarah2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 13, County Dublin, Ireland

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