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Places to stay in Dublin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Katy2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
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    Bedrooms

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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    The following is what past guests have said that they love about this property; Guests commented on how old world and elegent it looks. You have a sense of being in the country with birds and squirrels in the trees but yet you are only 10 minutes to the airport and 10 minutes to the city centre. Everyone adored our closeness to the phoenix park - the pool room looks into the park.There are many activities in the park including the zoo, the hop on hop off bus, segways, rent a bike to name a few.
    The apartment is a 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home separated by the swimming pool from our own house around a courtyard near the world renowned Phoenix Park, home to the President of Ireland and the American Embassy. The park is very historic with several interesting building to explore and it is home to Dublin Zoo and also home to Cricket, Polo, and a great park to rent bikes and meander around. About our home: Our home is special as the atmosphere is relaxed,friendly and we will endeavour to help our guests have the best time possible. We have a separate self contained sauna all year round and a heated swimming pool at your disposal. There are 4 bedrooms; bedroom 1 & 2 have king size beds and are ensuite. Bedroom 3 has a double sized bed and bedroom 4: King size bed and single bed. In total beds for 9 people. Only 5 km from the centre of Dublin. Dublin is an intimate city with a bustling night life with a great choice of good restaurants. In our welcome book we have suggestions for restaurants in Dublin. Suitable for Business travellers, couples and families of up to 9 who are intending on discovering Ireland. Also suitable for events such as the Bloom Garden Festival, The Royal Dublin Horse Show, Dublin Marathon and many more events. Public transport is 50 meters from the house and by car, Dublin Centre is 5km.aaww
    Our house is located at the gate of the famous Phoenix Park. The house has a beautiful country feel about it but yet it is 10 minutes from the City Centre. We are within 10 mins drive of 5 golf courses, so we are ideal for golf enthusiasts. We are only 20 minutes drive also from the Dublin mountains again ideal for hill walkers,and those that like horse riding.The village of Castleknock is 8 minutes walk from the house. Here you have 5 restaurants 3 pubs and all local amenities like hair dressers, dry cleaners, beauticians etc. As we are at the Phoenix Park gate, our house is ideally situated for any event being held in the Phoenix park, like Bloom in June, Iron Man in August and motor racing and Dublin Marathon
  • Incredibly unique, conveniently located, modern converted stable hosted by tremendous owners - special touches include a cozy courtyard, nice indoor pool and well laid out home with all the necessities for a nice stay. On site owners are readily available and responsive to local and regional questions.. Located in a very nice town with good restaurants and a few mere steps from the large beautiful Phoenix park. Highly recommended!

    Robert2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah our host was wonderful I can not say enough her hospitality and helpfulness was out of this world. She made you feel comfortable and Most of all made you feel like family. She had great suggestions and everything she advised was spectacular. If you are looking for a place to unwind and see many historical places this is the place for you.

    Rita2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Out of this world amazing. A city location with a country feel, I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough.

    Feargal2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Truly perfect. Booked for 11 of us for my daughters hen party. From booking to check out sarah could not have done more. Questions answered immediately. Wonderful home and facilities. Stunning location. We had the best time thank you

    Sue2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay. Luxury and charming. Sarah is a fabulous host and went above and beyond in her welcome and assistance. Gorgeous restaurants only a short walk. Pool relaxing too.

    Russell2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location and value! More than could be expected in this gem!

    Melissa2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah's place was amazing, me and girlfriend loved it. The house and facilities are excellent, we had no complaints at all. Sarah was so friendly and helpful, she was an excellent host. She went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed for a really nice stay. We will definitely be back!

    Hugh2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah runs a very comfortable and well appointed home with great attention to detail and much solicitous kindness. A wonderful host!

    Leslie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    4

    Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Gardiner House is known for its outstanding facilities such as one of the coolest beer garden in town where BBQs take place during summertime. You will get the unique opportunity to stay in an authentic Georgian building fitted with hostel-icebreakers such as billiards and a football table, a cozy TV room with a massive DVDs choice or Netflix and a fully equipped kitchen. Gardiner House is a guarantee of superb front-desk to welcome you and a top location for an experience you won't forget!
    Each floor comes with its own wi-fi router – free wi-fi thought the whole building, and the shared rooms are equipped with all you need to ensure a comfy stay: fresh bed linen are included; power outlets for each bed; little reading lights and individual lockers underneath the bunks to lock up your valuables – bring your own padlock – otherwise padlocks, adapters and big shower towels can be purchased at reception. Hairdryers, iron, boarding games are available to borrow as well. All rooms are bright and spacious and cleaned daily, each floor has multiple bathrooms, which are cleaned four times a day to ensure a high-quality standard of cleanliness.
  • Everything fine. I feel very comfortable. Would love to come back

    Gramoz2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • 5 star *****

    Reza2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great hostel close to the centre!

    William2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • This hostel is north of the river, it's a 10 minute walk to the bus. I thought it was a good location. It's clean and the staff are friendly. I was 100% satisfied with the stay.

    Brandy2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great trip worth the price

    Matthew2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, not just for the value but overall one of the better hostels I've been to.

    Micah2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great experience

    Nicolas2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • a fun place to stay

    Karine2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jasmin2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    This is a shared room - with another guest as you see in the title. Our House is situated in the hearth of Dublin at 15 minutes walking to Trinity College, Dublin Business School, 10 minutes walking to Temple Bar, Mc Donalds, Burger king, 5 minutes walking to Cinema Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and very close of bus stops, luas
    We share a common kitchen, everyone is welcome to prepare some food. The breakfast is self service in the morning and you can eat anything you like. There will be a selection of fruits in season,cereals, soy & almond drink, frozen fruits , eggs, beans and bread.
    We are in a central location close to all touristic attractions, pubs, nightclubs, restaurants bus stops, typical central place
  • Great place!

    Ezequiel2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect host and airbnb to wait out the COVD-19 virus apocalypse

    Brad2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Clean place nice host good location

    Ewan2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Friendly and welcoming host. The room is spacious and the beds are fine. Lovely place to stay in Dublin!

    Jasper2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Marius was such a kind person. The room was cozy. I really recommend you to stay his house!

    美里2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great value and location. The place is clean and quiet. I would definitely stay here again!!

    Alif2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Marius is a very nice and attentive person, and the location of his house is very good. I recommend.

    Sheila2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • As the place is located at the heart of the city centre, almost everything on my itinerary was a short walk or bus ride away. Great value for a great location!

    Josh Albert2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

    Our shared dorms are fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay a perfect one! All of the bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom, so there's no need to go dashing through any hallways in just a towel, and that's not all, they also come with fresh linens, free WiFi, lockers and cages to keep your things locked up safely, and plenty of power and USB outlets!
    Situated in the very middle of Dublin City, you'll not find a hostel closer to all the action! Experience the best of both worlds! For those looking to steep themselves in the history and sights of Dublin, Times Hostels - College Street is located right on the edge of the beautiful Trinity College grounds and is only a few minutes' walk away from the historic Viking and Medieval districts of Dublin, there's plenty to see and explore right at our doorstep! For travellers looking for a good night out, lucky you! We are just a tiny 2 minute walk from the ever-lively Temple Bar area, as well as numerous other bars, clubs and pubs only a small distance from our door.
  • Pros: amazing location for an amazing price, hot showers, 24/7 front desk service, fun social activities to do every day Cons: there are lockable cages under the bed that are very noisy, shower itself is very small/cramped. The door in room 19 will only close if you slam it which sucks for people sleeping. The place was amazing but I hope staff see to these tiny problems to help make the 10 bed living situation a little better :) thanks

    Ellen2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • It was much better thank I expected. Cozy and clean hostel. With great details like a free beer at every Thursday. The guys which works at the reception are also great

    Fedya2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • All perfect! Very close to everything! I stayed in a shared room. They clean everything but it doesn't last long. Room for 10 people. The breakfast that is included has a lot of variety. Wash clothes without problem. I recommend it!

    Ariana2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • A good place to visit Trinity College and Temple Bar (approximately 10-15 minute walk)

    Victor2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Each room has their own bath and lookers. Breakfast included. Service was really nice!

    美里2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Super friendly staff!!! Great place!! Excellent hostel... HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!

    Rachida2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Nice quirky spot, super kind front desk staff, common area a good place to meet and chat with folks

    Mark2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place nice location

    Pablo2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

    The listing is a lovely, modern, log cabin in a secluded spot located in the back garden of a fine suburban house in south Dublin. Free on street parking is available immediately outside the main residence. The listing is suitable for couples or solo travellers. There are no particularly strict house rules; all we ask is that you respect the property just as you'd like your own home to be respected. There is one cat in residence at the property.
    Lilac Cottage is a self contained, double bedroom, shower room, full working kitchen and living area with TV/DVD.
    Kimmage is a lovely, settled neighbourhood. Several good restaurants are within walking distance as are shops, pubs, parks, and a gym, yoga and pilates. It also has an excellent bus service which will bring you into the city centre in around 20 minutes.
  • Really pleasant place. Cleaning outstanding. I recommend 100% for a short or long stay.

    Gabriela2020-05-02T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is wonderful. It's designed with much detail and love and makes that accommodation very special and comfortable. Thank you for letting us stay.

    Christian2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • I absolutely adored my time at Fidelma's! She was very welcoming and communicative. The place was super comfortable, very clean, and beautifully decorated. I enjoyed having the kitchen as well. The bus stop is very close by and I really liked staying a little bit out of the hustle and bustle of the city. I only wish I could've stayed longer! I would highly recommend!

    Devyn2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Fidelma are a great host and the cottage are so comfortable Stylish and clean I love my staying at the cottage.

    Marc2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Adorable place! Fidelma was absolutely wonderful! 10/10 would recommend!

    Mary2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely cute stay away from the hustle and bustle. Easy use of the bus services. Super comfy own space, better than a generic hotel.

    Wendy2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place to stay in a great location for exploring Dublin. The cottage itself was comfortable and spacious and exactly what we needed for our mini break.

    Lisa2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and cozy accommodation, romantic and welcoming.

    Adél2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland

    *THIS APARTMENT IS ALL ABOUT LOCATION* Beautiful 1 bedroom top floor apartment perfectly located on the prestigious Dame Street slap bang in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Located behind us is the famed Temple bar district. Our apartment looks onto the pedestrian entrance to Dublin Castle in the medieval quarter of Dublin. Encompassing Temple Bar, City Hall, Christchurch, Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College and Guinness storehouse a short stroll away. Dublin's best is right at your doorstep!
    A beautiful small one bedroom apartment with lovely views looking over the prestigious Dame Street Our location is ideal after a long days sightseeing THE PROPERTY IS OVER 300 years old and my apartment has been fully refurbished. This building is listed and preserved therefore we are not permitted to add an elevator. ** PLEASE NOTE - THERE IS NO LIFT IN THIS BUILDING. YOU WILL NEED TO CLIMB 60 STEPS ON THE ORIGINAL NARROW STAIRCASE OF THE MAIN HOUSE. THIS APARTMENT IS STRICTLY NON SMOKING. ** steps can be steep for elderly. But if the knees are good and your heart in ship shape, the location and view on Dame Street is worth it! This is an ideal base to relax & unwind after a long days sightseeing. Sit back and relax over coffee and watch Dublin float by from our large windows in the dining room. This apartment is located on the top floor, right in the centre of Dublin City. I love this area and I am sure that you will too. In fact it is one of the best locations to stay when visiting Dublin! Everywhere you would want to visit is just a short stroll away. This includes: Christchurch, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Temple Bar, Trinity College, St Stephens Green, Grafton Street & plenty more. The Guinness Storehouse is only a 15 minute walk away. Our apartment is beside Dublin's best restaurants, bars, theaters, traditional Irish pubs, shops, shopping centers, galleries, buses, taxis, luas, train station etc.. The airport 747 bus passes the door and so convenient for arrivals and departures to the Airport. Everything in our apartment is brand new and designed with guest comfort in mind. Our kitchen is fully equipped and has all the mod-cons including touch button Hob, Fridge, Microwave, pots, pans, utensils & bean to cup coffee machine. Our ensuite bedroom is a bijou size room equipped with a standard 4ft 6” double bed and dressed with hotel linens. It is situated at the back of the apartment away from the Main Street. In the bedroom there is a clothes rail to hang your clothes & an en-suite bathroom with separate electric shower room. This apartment is ideal for two sharing, however there is also the possibility of accommodating a third adult in the living room on our brand new sofa bed (can sleep 2 Children). We provide all the essentials you need for a relaxing trip: coffee, tea, shampoo, shower gel, towels, linens, hairdryer, iron, ironing board & washing up liquid. In short your home away from home!!
    This 3rd floor apartment is all about it's location and the bright comfortable interior with a great view to the prestigious Dame Street. What I love about my neighbourhood is the first morning views from our large windows towards Dublin Castle. It is rare to have such prime City living in a superb location in Dublin. There is lots to see and do in my area among all the famous sites there are plenty of cute cafes, award winning restaurants and great pubs. Alfresco morning breakfast at the Queen of Tarts on Cows lane, where I often read the morning paper with a sweet treat and tea from a china cup. Afternoon croissant on the heated terrace of the Castle gates with a great coffee outside Chez Max restaurant. My favourite family friendly Italian restaurant Toscana is right on my street, where they grow their own vegetables and salads from their family farm-house. Morning or evening yoga in the studio across my street. A stroll in the park in the Castle grounds on a sunny day or a visit to the Chester Beatty library! I love the people, the smile and even in the rain the fun and bustle of my City. The farmers organic market just around the corner, on a Saturday hail rain or shine! I love the walks around Trinity College and a visit to its long library and book of Kells that can be viewed there. A short stroll to Christ Church Cathedral and its beautiful crypt or to sunbathe in St Patrick's Cathedral gardens when the sun visits Dublin. A stroll to Guinness Store house to view Dublin from their sky bar. I love the shopping on Grafton Street and feeding the ducks in St Stephens Green. Of course when it rains the great craic and traditional music in the wonderful bars here any time of day. But my favourite bars have to be the Stags head off Dame Street behind the Mercantile. I love Hogans bar or 200 year old The Long Hall on George's St. Our neighbourhood for sure is most convenient for getting around with all the sights on our doorstep. But best of all I love the sense of history here. I reside in the oldest quarter of Dublin, where so much Irish history has been written.
  • Lovely place in a great location. Sadia and Dee have done a wonderful job adding little touches which made the place feel a little more luxurious than your typical AirBnb apartment, so it felt a little more like staying in a catered hotel suite. It was very nice to relax for a few days.

    Marks2020-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay great location bang in centre would stay again

    Jay2020-04-25T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended, exactly as advertised.

    Brian2020-04-24T00:00:00Z
  • 100% recommended 😉

    Ronald2020-04-01T00:00:00Z
  • We were in Dublin for business, but this is a perfect place to stay if you want to experience the best of Dublin - right in the heart of Temple Bar but really close to museums and galleries as well.

    Siobhan2020-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Myself & my partner stayed here for the weekend it was so peaceful & exactly what we wanted. Dee was so fast to respond to me, there was no issues at all. The place was so so clean, sheets and towels smelled amazing & we will definitely be staying again. So central & a great host, thank you!!

    Megan2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • This apartment was lovely and excellent location!

    Ashley2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • The location was top tier! Everything is extremely close by and the room has a lovely view of the street. The room itself had a lot of great amenities as well. Gorgeous spot overall!

    Jules2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Crumlin, County Dublin, Ireland

    The guest room is on the first floor. The shower and toilet is on the ground floor through the kitchen. I offer breakfast in the morning otherwise the kitchen is not available for cooking.
    Quiet, picturesque and safe Broadstone neighborhood. Walkable to city centre, half an hour from Dublin Airport, 10 minutes to O'Connell St. Royal Canal walkway minutes away. Irish Writers Centre, Irish Writers Museum, James Joyce Centre, Savoy Cinema, Cineworld, Lighthouse Cinema, Botanic Gardens, historic Glasnevin cemetery all nearby. The bedroom is upstairs and the bathroom is downstairs through the kitchen.
  • Great hospitality

    Kisakye2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Alwyn and her dog, Jake, were fantastic people and very helpful. The home itself is in a nice quiet part of town, but within a short walk of many attractions and pick up locations.

    Seth2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely room, great host

    Emily2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • I really enjoyed my stay here. Alwyn and Jake were both very welcoming. I really liked the room which was spacious and very nicely decorated. The bed was very comfy and warm.

    Dharmaja Hilary2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Alwyn is a good hostess. He had a lot of patience with me and my bad English but in spite of everything we understood each other. He did me the favor of storing my suitcase the last morning I was leaving but I wanted to see the Phoenix Park before going to the station. He also recommends sites to see and drink. It offers you coffee and breakfast. The bed is very comfortable and the house is really close to the Temple Bar ... A 20/25 minute walk. But there are buses that communicate very well. There is a park next to his tiny house but very nice to see.

    Ana2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Alwyn is very helpful, she has a dog, Jake, who is fun to play catch with. Great location in a trendy area. Breakfast was great and free parking and a good night sleep.

    Hue2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • great location, big private room with single bed, power board and chair. a huge amount of pamphlets with info on what to do in dublin, as well as menus and transport info. 2 minute walk to the bus stop where you can get a bus straight to phoenix park. beautiful blessington basin right next door.

    Mikala2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Alwyn is a wonderful host! She is very kind and was accommodating when my arrival time changed last minute. She made me breakfast each morning, even when I had to leave early for a day tour, which is above and beyond! She offered suggestions for a restaurant within walking distance and the food was fantastic. The location is great, in a quiet part of the city but within walking distance to Dublin's top sites. The room is large with a comfortable bed and the best pillows. As a solo traveler I felt so welcome and comfortable in her home. I would highly recommend staying with her!

    Sarah2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 17, County Dublin, Ireland

    Bright, cosy one bedroom apartment in the heart of the city centre. The location could not be bettered for visiting Dublin's museums, pubs, restaurants, theatres and cafes. Fully equipped kitchen, balcony, television, reliable wifi. The calendar is kept up to date.
    One bedroom apartment located the city centre on Patrick Street on the third floor of a secure building. The building is directly opposite St Patrick's Cathedral and park. Fast Wifi of course. The location in the south city centre is the best for culture, shopping and sightseeing. Details below. There is a large balcony that spans the width of the apartment. It is the best place in Dublin to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade! One large bedroom with queen size bed and plenty of wardrobe space, including pull out shoe storage, drawers and hanging storage. French door. Full bathroom with bath and electric shower. Livingroom with full white gloss kitchen with oak countertops and appliances including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, oven, hob etc. Lovely views of St. Patrick's Cathedral and the attached park, and the Iveagh Trust Buildings from the balcony. French door to balcony. On street parking available at no charge. Please let me know when booking and I will arrange. Parking is of course at your own risk. There are buses to the airport direct from within 5 minutes walk. The 747 (Euro 6 single, 10 return) goes to and from Dame Street/ Christchurch. The 16A (Euro 2.75 single) goes from Georges Street. Within 10 minutes walk from the apartment: Trinity College Dublin and The Book of Kells St Patrick's Cathedral (try and catch a sung service) Christchurch Cathedral and Dublinia (Viking exhibit) Fallons Pub (your local, one of Dublin's best pubs with a lovely snug) Collins Barracks (a good museum) Temple Bar (mainly raucous nightlife but also some nicer options and good restaurants) Camden Street (more hip nightlife, including microbrew pub) St Stephens Green and Grafton Street (Dublin's premium shopping street) Fallon & Byrne (Dublin's answer to Dean & Deluca, with a foodhall and food counter, good restaurant and great basement winebar) Irish Film Institute: arthouse cinema, good bar and pub grub. Less than 20 minutes walk from the apartment: Merrion and Fitzwilliam Squares and Dublin's Georgian Quarter The Phoenix Park (Europe's largest city park) The Royal Hospital Kilmainham and IMMA (modern art museum) Neighbourhood Cafes I like: Cafe Noto: great New Yorker sandwich (toasted!), nice room. End Francis Street. Two Pups, Francis Street: great coffee, avocado toast etc. . Bite of Life: Across the street from the apartment. Fumbally: New, trendy. Very airy. Like a Berlin cafe. straight up the street from Patrick Street. Bibis: Cute. Girls especially love it. Great for breakfast. Lombard Street, about 8 minutes away in Portobello. Queen of Tarts, Cow's Lane: Great carrot cake, mismatched china, outside area. Craft market on Saturday. Places I like to eat nearby: Green 19, 19 Camden Street: modern Irish bistro Neon, Camden Street: Asian street food Poke, Capel Street: poke, seafood platters .. also Klaw, Crown Alley and Seafood Cafe, Temple Bar Odessa: restaurant and club. Love brunch, especially Smoked Chicken Quesadillas and Bloody Mary's. Strong coffee, lively atmosphere. Crackbird: trendy fried (and grilled) chicken. Love the burnt lemon feta dip and homemade soft drinks. Ciao Bella Roma: Italian pizzeria and trattoria. Great lunch and early bird deals. Serves pizza until very late Friday and Saturday. The WInding Stair: modern Irish food. Great for seafood. Joburger: best burgers and sweet potato fries. Cool outside area opposite Grogans (great pub with a mix of ould codgers and trendies and full-on nutters). Castle Market, between Georges Street and The Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Toffoli: Castle Street. Small but perfectly formed gourmet pizza joint. The Bull and Castle: Great for steak. Opposite Christchurch. Burdocks: Fish and chips, allegedly the best in the world! Pubs/ Bars I love: Fallons. Your local! Great traditional Dublin pub with a mix of characters. The Globe and Rira: Pub and nightclub for if you like to dance and drink and can remember the Eighties (not just for the older ones). No Name/ Kellys: Trendyish (or at least it was). Lovely space. Fade Street (off Georges Street). Hogans: Classic studenty haunt. The Long Hall: a classic Dublin pub. The Stag's Head: another classic Dublin pub. Go on Friday and you may catch trad music session downstairs.. Grogans: always busy, great for people watching. Art for sale on the walls. Sit outside all year round. Fallon & Byrne's winebar: great wine selection. Charcuterie and cheese etc. In the basement so you can find yourself forgetting obligations and ordering another lovely malbec or albarino :).
    It is in the heart of the city centre. You can walk anywhere you want to be in a matter of minutes. I love the location, and the atmosphere in the heart of old Dublin. There are lots of great pubs, restaurants and cafes, Francis St (the antiques district), St Patrick's Cathedral and park (love to hear the bells). It is very safe.
  • Modern, stylish apartment in a central location. It is equipped with everything you need for your stay. Daragh is a fantastic, helpful and attentive host. Highly recommended!

    Tom2020-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location! Lovely space with tasteful decor, comfy bed, and great balcony! Daragh was very accommodating, and Dublin was fantastic!

    Megan 2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Wow what a great location! We were able to walk anywhere and everywhere from this spot! Daragh was very accommodating and let us check in early - also surprised us with a little welcome gift. Daragh was always quick to respond and has many great tips not only for Dublin but all of Ireland. Such a lovely host with a great place. If this place is available don’t hesitate and book it right away!

    Jennifer2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Good location near centre, quiet, clean and friendly host. Had no problems whatsoever.

    Heikki2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place really is the perfect location for exploring the city. Easy and safe walking distance to main points of interest including Trinity College, Saint Patrick’s, Guinness factory, and restaurants. Daragh and Edgar were responsive and accommodating of our requests.

    Erica2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Daragh’s place is in a great location in Dublin! Super safe and convenient to get to, we enjoyed every minute of our stay there. Thank you Daragh!

    Kathryn2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location to discover the city and walk in. Great!

    David2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place!! In the centre of the city and everything are around! Safe neighborhood!! Daragh very helpful and kind! Thanks for everything!!!!!

    Alexandra2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    IE, Ireland

    Position, Position, Position. The best spot for sight-seeing, cafes, shopping & the night life of Dublin! You are literally at the Spire on O'Connell St. The bedsit is the perfect base from which to explore Dublin. Featuring keyless, digital entry, 24/7 check in, the apartment has all you need. Including a double bed, instantaneous shower, plus microwave, toaster & kettle. It's on the second floor, Cable TV & fast wifi. Great position and very experienced company run by super hosts!
    For light to early sleepers: Due to it's central location, there can be some street noise, so bringing some ear plugs may be advisable. Paper towels are not provided - this is a choice for the environment and the future. We do not supply face cloths, sorry - our linen company does not stock them. Recently renovated, with a small bathroom but the benefits of an instant shower, and kitchenette including kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, plates, utensils, cutlery etc. Like all of our apartments, this has all a traveler needs to 'live like a local', in style, and see the sights, without having to take public transport everywhere, or to hire a car. Like your own hotel room! Shower might not suit very tall people.......
    The neighbourhood is vibrant and lively and has some fantastic restaurants near by. The area has recently included the Luas tram line which is only steps away from the accommodation. Please check our recommendations in the home manual!
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Claudia2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    Jacobs Inn is the only purpose built hostel in Dublin and is slap, bang in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Jacobs Inn Hostel offers spot on superior accommodation in modern pod beds. Our Guests love our friendly staff, clean ensuite rooms, free WiFi and free walking tours Breakfast is available daily, with the option of a bottomless continental for €6 or a wide variety from our restaurant menu. Towels are not included, but can be rented for €2.00 at reception
    Jacobs Inn is within walking distance of LOADS of Dublin Tourist attractions: Temple Bar, Croke Park, the 3 Arena and O’Connell Street as well as Trinity College, Guinness Store House, and Old Jameson Distillery.
  • Quality youth hostel in a great location In addition the breakfast is very good and really cheap!

    Jordan2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Was everything we needed for the perfect stay! The location was great, right on the tram line and close to everything. The front desk was super kind and was able to make sure my friends and I were in the same room. The breakfast was delicious!

    Emma2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Really super kind and helpful hosts. Breakfast was very delicious!

    Lea2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Love this hostel! I would recommend this hostel to everyone. I love the pods. They are comfy and you feel like you have your own space . I will say if you are super tall you might hangout a little but I'm 5'5 and I had enough room. The bar and coffee place in the hostel is wonderful too. Wonderful employees work there so go check it out! The location is amazing. You literally can walk anywhere or take the tram like I did. All in all this is a solid hostel and I will be definitely be booking again!

    Tina2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Staff was very helpful in arranging my reservation with the reservation of my friends who booked through another site. They were able to put us in the same room. First time staying in a hostel & I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. Would definitely recommend to other travelers.

    Anna2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing price and great central location. Perfect for after a concert and will definitely be staying again! Highly recommend it!!

    Ella2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • The Jacobs Inn Pod hostel is the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Having the pods has its pros and cons. The pods are very private, yet do get quite hot at night as they are enclosed. Location is excellent!

    Michael2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice youth hostel. I recommend it for a stay in Dublin, very pleasant.

    Yannick2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, County 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 is a great host. Room is spacious and modern. Would certainly recommend

    Sean2020-05-10T00:00:00Z
  • I loved my stay here, the room was perfect, with a nice space and bed. The host was amazing, really friendly and helpful. Would recommend for anyone looking to stay in Dublin

    Mer2020-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • Dwaines accommodation is as described. The accommodation is cosy, clean and sufficient for two people. He could answer my question quickly and was there for us! With pleasure we come back again. Thank you!

    Claudia2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Dwayne is responsive and very friendly, the location is perfect! We had a great night in this lovely little room!

    Morgane2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Cute place, really nice host

    Marisol2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Dwaine is an amazing host, always available and nice. He is honest and he has good suggestions. We recommend him

    Irene2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Dwaine is an amazing host. He gave me lots of tips about the city, where to eat or/and where to have a drink. Everything in his house was as described here. I totally recommend being hosted by him while staying in Dublin.

    Dawid2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • 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
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    For sharing. Bunk up and get ready to make some new friends in our spacious shared rooms.Comfortable bed in a shared room with great company include 4 bunk beds with privacy boards, linen and bedding, full length mirrors, desk and chair, power sockets (UK adaptor only) and convenient lock up storage. Towels can be added as extras. If you’re under 18 you need to book a private room in Dublin. Sorry … it’s the law. And you will need to have written permission from a parent or a guardian. Room facilities: • Shower • Air conditioning • Toilet • Private bathroom • View • Hardwood or parquet floors • Towels/Sheets (extra fee) • Linen • Upper floors accessible by lift • Toilet paper Bed in a Dormitory Room with en suite bathroom and bunk beds. Includes bed linen and individual lockers. Room facilities: • Shower • Air conditioning • Toilet • Private bathroom • View • Hardwood or parquet floors • Towels/Sheets (extra fee) • Linen • Upper floors accessible by lift • Toilet paper
    You'll find Generator Dublin in the hip Smithfield neighbourhood; adjacent to the Jameson Distillery and just a short walk from Temple Bar. Our Dublin hotel features open social spaces and is equipped with a café/restaurant and a bar on-site. With its reclaimed wood, exposed brickwork and original stonework, the place has an unruffled, industrial feel. Our Dublin hostel even boasts a jacuzzi suite; a shared room that comes with a hot tub! It’s ideal for a girls’ or boys’ weekend away – especially if you’re after a more luxurious budget hotel experience in Dublin. From the Irish music belting out of the pubs in Temple Bar to the elegant splendour of Georgian terraces and squares, the city has many fascinating faces – every one of them ready to greet you with a welcoming smile and a pint of Guinness.
  • great place to stay

    Luke2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Good value for money there is nothing missing with an additional possibility of restoration buy a towel or a shower gel charger etc well equipped large structure just remember to take a large padlock even if it sells at the reception

    Bettina2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • A highly recommended place very close to the center of Dublin and with a good atmosphere in the hotel

    Octavio2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • A great location and friendly staff!

    Elsa2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice Lobby area, featuring a bar , playing pool and jenga.

    Marios2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Super recommended for a hostel

    Cristian2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible my lodging. The place has everything amazing!

    Fernanda Valentina2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Good accommodation 👍 new, Clean, quiet.

    Nils2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    The room is in simple monochromatic decor with cool work desk, PC with internet at your disposal. The bed can comfortably sleep two on the bottom bunk and one on the top. The house is located in close vicinity of famous Pantibar and across the bridge from Temple Bar area. Only 2 minutes walk to tram and bus services and 5 minutes walk from Spire.(O’Connell street) In the room at your disposal is *Desktop PC with movies and games *WiFi 200Mb/s
    Water in the house gets really hot, keep that in mind. There is always coffee, tea, bread, milk, cereals and other things available for you, we buy these from tips that people throw into breakfast jar in the kitchen so consider paying it forward to the next guests. If you cannot no pressure :-)
    It does not get more central than this. Just outside famous Pantibar and across the bridge from Temple Bar area. Only 2 minutes walk to tram and bus services and 5 minutes walk from Spire.(O’Connell street) Everything is nearby, if you like food for great chicken wings and steak "The Larder" is just across the bridge great little underrated gem if you like sophisticated food "Yamamori" Sushi is great restaurant no matter what you order, they have great cheesecake. If you Like Indian then Madina Curry is your best bet and it is less then 5 minutes walk.
  • Great host and well located. Comfortable bed and quiet neighborhood.

    Raul2020-05-07T00:00:00Z
  • Must better than I expected. Clean and tidy - the apartment is a stone throw away from the city center and lots of shops and supermarkets nearby - an overall great experience.

    Irwin2020-04-18T00:00:00Z
  • Small but tidy room in a perfect location! The host is very friendly and helpful. We had a great time in Dublin!

    Henrike2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • I really enjoyed my stay. I was up to see a play in Smock Alley which was a couple of minutes walk away. Great location, close to Temple Bar area, pubs, cafes, restaurants on the door stop. Check in was easy. Great value. I will definitely be back to stay soon.

    Deborah2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • It’s a perfect location to visit the mall and really close to Temple Bar! But really overall a great place to stay totally would recommend!

    Rachel2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great host great place

    Gonçalo2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Recommend this city centre accomodation, quite street, with street parking outside. Easy to find with google maps.

    Diarmaid2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy room and great location.

    Dori2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 7, County Dublin, Ireland

    New first floor bunk room, 5 mins walk to Temple Bar, Trinity college & close to all tourist attractions & O'Connell st just 20 min walk. Featuring keyless, digital entry, & self-check in, high-speed wifi & TV, the apartment has all you need to explore from & cook, shower & sleep comfortably in. With a cosy living space to relax in, this suits people who travel light and want to be close to the action without breaking the budget. Great value and super central location.
    Paper towels are not provided - this is a choice for the environment and the future. We do not supply face cloths, sorry - our linen company does not stock them. This space consists of a bunk room with own front door access. When you walk in the lobby of the building, apartment is up 1 flight of stairs. In the apartment you have the Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom..
    The house is in the Liberties which is one of Dublin’s oldest and most fascinating areas which is a short walking distance to many historical attractions such as Christchurch Cathedral, Teelings Whiskey Distillery, Jameson Distillery, Guinness Storehouse, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Kilmainham Gaol. There are also many café’s, restaurants and bars around the area as well as the house being located just off Francis Street which is known as Dublin’s main Antique street. Meath Street is at the other end of my street which is home to the famous Liberty Market (Thursday-Saturday) and many shops and eateries. There is also a flea market which takes place in Newmarket Square on the last Sunday of every month and this would take approximately 5 minutes to reach by foot. This area is very popular with tourists considering its history and how centrally located it is, it really is a perfect location if you are looking to visit and experience all of what this great city has to offer.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin 8, County Dublin, Ireland

    A lovely one bedroom apartment located in the heart of Dublin. In Old City Temple Bar, the quiet part, surrounded by world famous pubs, clubs, restaurants, theatres and shopping districts which are just a stone's throw away .. A true gem.
    Enjoy living in this historic centre of Dublin with great pubs, clubs and restaurants right outside your front door. Although located in the ever popular Temple Bar, it is in “Old Temple Bar , the quieter part of the area benefiting from being centrally located and also a peaceful retreat during your time in Ireland's capital city. It really has the best of both worlds! It's a one bedroom apartment, comprising a double ebed and a single bed in bedroom, bathroom shower & bath, living room and fully equipped kitchen. The apartment can sleep up to four people the living room couch pulls out to a full double bed if required. The apt has very fast Wifi and Cable TV. Bed linen, towels and hair dryer are provided. I am unable to facilitate an early check in Check in is after 2 pm...if you have an early flight internet cafe across road store luggage at Internet Cafe or Tourist office in College green across the road from Trinity College
    With its historic, cobbled streets, Temple Bar is Dublin’s cultural quarter. There really is no better place to stay if you want somewhere central and fashionable as your base for exploring the city. All of Dublin's best pubs, clubs and restaurants, cultural centers and shopping districts are literally on your doorstep and it is very easy to get to and from the airport / train stations. The apartment is on a pedestrian street and surrounding area comprises cafes, restaurants, small shops, theatres, as well as a Saturday market. Below a tiny sample of attractions which easily accessible by foot – Dublin Castle - 1 min City Hall -1 min Olympia Theatre - 3 min Guiness Store & Brewery - 5 mins Jameson Distillery - 7 mins Dublinia - 4 min Christ Church Catheral - 2 min St Patricks Cathedral - 5 min The Gallery of Photography - 3min Irish Film Institute -3 min Button Factory - 3 min Trinity Collage( Book of Kells) - 6 min Temple Bar - on your doorstep Grafton Street (Brown Thomas Store) - 6 min O'Connell Street - 5 min Dublin Airport bus - approx 20 meters ( Airlink 747)
  • A beautiful apartment in a great location! Would highly recommended. It was so clean, stylish and easy to find. It had all the necessities you needed, even the things you didn’t know you needed which was such a lovely touch and a massive credit to Kate! She was so helpful with an questions we had and explained about the locality and any transport we might need to use to get around Dublin! Certainly hope to be back again, could not fault it !

    Clara2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Kate was a great host. She made venturing to another country easy and relaxing. Kate was quick to respond to questions both prior to and during our visit. Her place was as convenient and cozy as the other reviews read. We were calling it home by the end of our stay. Stefani Grindstaff

    Stefani2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Kate was a wonderful host, flexible and accommodating. The apartment's location is central and walk-able to everything. Very comfortable stay, highly recommend.

    Mandy2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Very central location. Communication with Kate was very pleasant and fast! I appreciated that Kate had boiled a kettle so I could have tea when I arrived!

    Cheryl2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location. Easy communication and access. Smallish but perfect for 1-2 people. Loved the bathtub

    Margit2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing apartment in the heart of Dublin! Kate was an amazing host and always quick to respond to any questions! Highly recommended!

    Roger2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fab trip to Dublin the apartment was just what we needed, everything we needed was there - the small touches of the beer and milk in the fridge were very much appreciated. We have recommended to many of our friends and I’m sure we will come back soon! Thank you again

    Katie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great place in the heart of Dublin, everything you need for a great city visit.

    Mark2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Pure luxury in the heart of Dublin. 58 Adelaide Square offers a luxuriously spacious apartment that has been carefully designed and detailed for a stylish and contemporary feel. Distances from key cultural spots: St Stephen's Green 7 minute walk Temple Bar 9 minute walk Trinity College 11 minute walk Guinness Storehouse 19 minute walk This is not a child friendly property, we do not provide cots. We also do not provide air-beds or allow additional guests beyond the maximum occupancy to stay.
    58 Adelaide Square has been thoughtfully designed to be the guest's home away from home while the explore the cultural wonders of Ireland.
    Excellant location, in the heart of Dublin and only minutes walk to all of the main attractions.
  • This review is not based on our stay as we had to leave Ireland the day before our check in date. I did want to say how much we appreciated the fact that our host Elaine was willing to refund all of our money for the stay. The reason for our leaving was of course due to the coronavirus and the travel ban. It made our overnight stay in Ireland so much less devastating as we had flown in from Colorado and Maryland to spend 5 days at her Airbnb. We have plans to return once a solution to this pandemic has been found. Thank you again Elaine for your understanding and generous spirit.

    Cheryl2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean, cozy apartment and ideal for visiting Dublin Thanks Elaine!

    Chris2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious home with everything you would need for your stay. Although the apartment is about 30 minutes by car from the airport it was within walking distance to all the places we wanted to visit while in Dublin, such as Temple Bar, The Brazen Head Pub and Jameson Distillery.

    Tina2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Elaines place is truly 5 star, everything was lovely, clean and well presented! It was a 5 minute walk to the hop on bus stop so you could see all of Dublin! Felt very comfortable and at home at Elaine’s place! Would most definitely stay again!

    Abby2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is above expectations large and luxurious. Stylishly furnished and in a fantastic location right in the center, but very quiet. Checking in at the porter (available 24/7) is easy and fast! The host responds quickly and clearly. On arrival there was bread, milk, juice and eggs ready. Recommended this though!

    Douwe2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic time at the apartment. Location was very central, 5 minutes from St Stephens Green. Check in was smooth with the security guard. The apartment itself was very comfortable, excellent fixtures and fittings and everything provided. Elaine was also a very helpful and responsive host. We had a minor issue on the first night which was sorted out very quickly. We would definitely recommend this place and stay again if in Dublin

    Neil2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment was in a perfect location to easily walk ten minutes into the centre of Dublin. It’s beautifully decorated to a very high standard with a lovely kitchen. The rooms are all large and very modern. Would certainly recommend this apartment.

    Mark2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was perfect and exceeded expectations. Thankyou

    Mariana2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dublin 8, County Dublin, Ireland

    Amazingly located apartment in the quiet quarter of Temple Bar a few mins walk from Trinity College, Dublin Castle, City Hall, Grafton Street, St Patricks and Christchurch Cathedrals.
    Comfortable modern apartment, exceedingly well located with everything you'll need for a short stay.
    The perfect location , central yet quiet
  • A nice cosy apartment in the heart of the city with everything you need.

    Lorcan2020-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • When in Dublin and you want to be in the perfect spot - stay here!

    Marianne2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • First off, thank you Micheál for everything! Jess and I took our first trip to Dublin during March 2020, and had no idea what to expect, where to stay, or what to do. We found this apartment and de used to go with it. We 100% chose correctly. This place is quite literally a 2 minute walk from the heart of the most popular streets in Dublin. Temple Bar is a magnificent area with SO much to do, see, and tons of places to eat. We rented a vehicle for two days to travel outside of Dublin and were able to easily park it in a parking garage about 5 minutes away for 10 euro or so overnight. I can’t say enough about the location, value, and cleanliness of this place. If you’re a first timer, or a frequent visitor...do yourself a huge favor and book this place. You will not find anywhere better!

    Dylan2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Such a lovely place to stay. Very close to the city center yet so quiet that I could fully take a rest at night. The hosts were kind and the apartment was really clean. Definitely gonna stay here again when I revisit Dublin :)

    Rebecca Yejin2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful space. Close to everything. You can walk to most anywhere

    Scott2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very pleasant stay at Micheal's. The apartment is very well located in Temple Bar.

    Paul2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place, great walking distance for just about anything.

    James2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • My friend and I fell in love with Maylene and Micheál’s apartment! It had everything we needed and more. It was also located in the most perfect spot that was close to everything we needed, a short walk to pubs, restaurants, and local sights but also far enough for peace and quiet. We were always able to get in touch with Micheál and Maylene, they were the best host. When we weren't home to get a package, Micheál went out of his way to receive it for us and leave it in our apartment. We really appreciated that. When I come back to Dublin in the future, I would love to stay in this apartment again. Staying here made our experience in Dublin better than what it already was!

    Diane2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

    This a Nice apartment in Dublin City Center. it has an spacious bedroom. Newly decorated. within one minute walk of Parnell St, O’Connell, Henry St and all amenities. There is one double bedroom, a separate and a fully equipment kitchen, shower room and large living/dining area. Electrics heaters around all the apartment.
    This listing is for a nice apartment in the center of the city. This is a perfect location in the center of Dublin city for people who want to know more about this beautiful country. I offer an En-suite room and newly decorated. One minute walk to Parnell St, O'Connell and all amenities. This apartment is has bedroom with private bathroom for business travelers, couples, solo adventures and friends. Bedroom: The bedroom is provided with very nice blankets, Double microfibre duvet, four anti allergic pillows, four cushions, two winter blankets, one Double Hollow fibre Mattress Topper 100% polyester microfibre cover and 100% Polyester Hollowfibre filling, It's very soft and comfortable. Powerful Hairdryer and hair straightener. Bathroom: The bathroom is provided with a kit of Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand wash, towels 100% cotton, toilet paper made with micro air pockets that make it so soft and highly adsorbent for a comfortable clean feeling every time. Also we have special kit for men and special kit for woman.
  • It was so much better than I thought! The room was clean, spacious and cozy and well equipped with all the necessary things, so there was no inconvenience in staying for 9 nights. Of course, the host's response speed is fast and it's so friendly that I'm comfortable with it :-) Just a short walk away, there are marts, convenience stores, and fast food restaurants on the main street, making it very convenient! If I come to Dublin again later, I think I will stay here! Highly recommended

    Hee Jung2020-03-31T00:00:00Z
  • Frank and his room mate are very nice, they help you with everything you want to know. The flat and the room are very elegante. The kitchen is full equiped. The location is perfect, very close to the city center and bus stops to the airport or any other part of the city are just a short walk away.

    Ansgar2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Very good! Super attentive! Great location

    Pétrik Emanuel2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Thoughtful and caring hosts with a great space.

    Ben2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
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    Tom2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • This was the perfect place for our two days in Dublin before moving on to County Clare. It is a very short walk from cafes, pubs, public transportation, the GPO and the Garden of Rememberance. Walk 15 minutes and you will be across the Liffy for Trinity College, Grafton St., Temple Bar and more. Frank and his brother Billy were wonderful, accommodating hosts. This is a place we would certainly book again.

    Peter (And Nancy)2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous apartment and a wonderful host. 100% would recommend Franks place if you are in need of a place to stay in Dublin!

    Chloe2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Frank is a lovely host. We were very well received. The apartment is ideally located in Dublin and by the way Frank guided us very well to the apartment when we arrived in Dublin. The bedroom and the bathroom are perfectly clean.

    Marine2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Newly renovated, funky first floor flat located 5 minute walk from the spire, O'Connell St - where all tours, buses, trams depart from. Featuring a compact, open plan kitchen/diner and living room for relaxing, featuring a double loft bed and a double bedroom, providing comfortable sleeping arrangements for up to 4 people. In a historic Georgian terrace only a short walk from restaurants, supermarkets; pubs; cafes. The cosy fit-out compliments its convenient proximity to the major attractions.
    - The apartment is on the first floor, but there is no lift in the building. - Like in all big cities, light or early sleepers should bring ear plugs due to some street noise caused by weekends revelers returning home late. - people with mobility issues may not be able to access the loft bed. - Paper towels are not provided - this is a choice for the environment and the future. - We do not supply face cloths, sorry - our linen company does not stock them. - A bathroom and kitchen, with the benefits of an electric, instant shower and all you need to cook, including kettle, toaster, hob, fridge and pots, pans and trays. Like all of our apartments, this has all a traveler needs to 'live like a local' and see the sights, without having to take public transport everywhere, or to hire a car. - Double bed in bedroom plus a double loft bed (involves ladder/stairs) make up the bedding configuration.........
    The apartment is perfectly located for exploring the city; all of the city's cultural institutions are within walking distance and the transport connections are excellent 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). 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 South of us, does a good Irish breakfast in comfortable surroundings. 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).
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

    Nice for couples! Our House is situated in the hearth of Dublin at 15 minutes walking to Trinity College, Dublin Business School, 10 minutes walking to Temple Bar, Mc Donalds, Burger king, 5 minutes walking to Cinema Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and very close of bus stops, luas
    We share a common kitchen, everyone is welcome to prepare some food. The breakfast is self service in the morning and you can eat anything you like. There will be a selection of fruits in season,cereals, soy & almond drink, frozen fruits , eggs, beans and bread.
    We are in a central location close to all touristic attractions, pubs, nightclubs, restaurants bus stops, typical central place
  • Great!

    Pablo2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Marius was a great host, and the room was just what we needed after a long day out in Dublin. Very clean, great amenities, and got some local tips from Marius. Thank you!!

    Bridget2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location, couldn't beat it! Check in was very easy, Marius was there to greet us and show us our room + amenities. The room was spotless and very cosy; there is a heater but no need for it as the apartment is on the top floor so is lovely and warm. Had a great night sleep, will definitely be back to this apartment for our next Dublin night out !

    Sophie2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Marius was a perfect host, he was kind on the arrival, helpful and also let us keep our luggage there after the check out. Also the place was as described and quite convenient. Great experienfen

    Rafael2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The host is nice Good environment and good equipment There is hot water, but cold water and hot water are adjusted separately and need practice If there is no elevator, the luggage is heavy.

    Do2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful host in a wonderful location this room was spot-on. Great community of people and it felt like home.

    Maria2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Marius, thanks for being nice with us. Even though our stay has been very short we felt comfortable at your place and would stay with you if visiting Dublin again. Take care!

    Sara2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to stay for a short trip to Dublin. Would stay again!

    Jeff2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Our rooms are more than just a place to sleep! All of our rooms come with an ensuite bathroom, fresh linens, WiFi, lockers to keep your belongings stowed away, and plenty of power outlets to keep your devices charged. We have spacious common areas, from comfy sofas where you can play games and chat with your fellow travellers . Or you can cook 24 hours a day in our kitchen, which has everything you need to make either a quick snack or a meal for all your dorm mates. We love getting to know our guests! That's why we host daily events where you can get to know our team and the other amazing guests. From free drinks nights to dinners and pancakes, you'll never be bored at Times Hostels Camden.
    Located in the heart of Dublin's Village Quarter, The Times Hostel - Camden Place offers clean, affordable accommodation, just a 10-minute walk from the city centre, Grafton Street and Temple Bar. Free WiFi is available, with 24 hour reception our helpful staff can assist with any enquiry about the city, from places to visit, local attractions and transport information.
  • Fantastic staff, they were all extremely friendly and helpful. Made my stay in Dublin very comfortable. Would stay again on my own or while travelling with someone else as well.

    Emmalee2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • address very well placed in the center of Dublin, breakfast included, some noise due to its proximity to nightclubs which can also be an advantage

    Flavio2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you very much for your welcome, it was a pleasure to stay in your hostel. The staff is very nice, very attentive, especially the boy who speaks French at the reception who was very welcoming! A big thank you, I will come back.

    Marie2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • The location of the hostel is great, it is close to everything to visit. The treatment of all the staff was very good and very friendly. And everything very clean. If i go back to dublin i will take this hostel without hesitation

    Laura2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place, super warm and well located. Outstanding staff.

    Luci2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, friendly and spacious. Definitely highly recommend staying here if you need a place to stay.

    Johnnie2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • It is not far away from places like Trinity College and it was not too expensive for this kind of location.

    Marcel2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place to stay, super clean and best of host anyone can expect.

    Sagar2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 2, co. Dublin, Ireland

    4 city bus routes and the train are 5 minutes away. Free parking and Wi -Fi are available. A grocery store and fast food are 3 minutes away. The grocery store is open 07:30 to 21:00, tea, coffee, sandwiches, hot food is sold until 3:00 pm. The coast is 25 minutes walk. Mediterranean, Chinese restaurants and breakfast cafe's are near. Weekend reservations must be for 2 people. Another 2 bed double room is available. The bathroom is shared. Tea, coffee and water is available.
    Quiet, clean, bright and comfortable . Double bedroom for 1 or 2 with 2 single beds, towels, shower mat and extra blankets. There is a table, chars, wardrobe, bedside locker and a lamp. The window has closable blinds and a wooden floor. The shower has instant hot water. Guest can have tea, coffee water from the kitchen and store drinks in the fridge.
    There is a Mediterranean restaurant called 53 Avenue 15 minutes walk away. The Beachcomber pub is a great to have a Guinness and cooks wonderful food at good prices and is nearby. The Nuthouse Bistro serves a tasty breakfast and lunch. Insomnia serves great coffee, breakfast and lunch. Take a walk in Saint Anne's Park and admire the view of Dublin Bay. The beautiful fishing villages Howth and Malahide are twenty minutes drive from the house and are accessible on the metro. The coast is twenty minutes walk or two stops on the metro. Talk a walk on the beach and see a great view of Howth and South Dublin.
  • Paul's place is excellent to get to know the city, it is 20 minutes from downtown by train and takes you to a quiet neighborhood and outside the chaotic city I highly recommend it!

    Jero2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Very welcome with good advice to plan your stay. Close to various bus stations and the train station to easily reach the city center. Clean accommodation and breakfast (tea / coffee and cereals) offered. Thank you for a very good stay

    Aurélia2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at Paul’s house. The place was spotlessly clean, comfortable and a great location with a DART stop about 5 mins away. Paul was a great host with lots of useful tips. Definitely recommended

    George2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Really enjoyed this stay. It is perfect for money value, as it was clean, with easy access and etc, everything you need for a short stay. Yes, maybe it is not in the centre, but station is not far away, so all in all it was a great stay

    Nikita2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Everything as specified.

    Matthias2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Good location, tidy rooms and pleasant owner.

    Matej2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable and convenient Spotless.

    Paul2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great and clean place to stay in, close to train station into Dublin. Paul was very helpful with everything that we needed.

    Dominik2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 5, County Dublin, Ireland

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