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Places to stay in Rathgar

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

    Laurence2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • 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.
  • 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
  • I suggest this place to anyone who is looking for something super stylish and central. Location was pretty ideal. All appliances you need they have. Highly suggest this place!

    Stephany2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, stylish apartment, fantastic local amenities and a very communicative host.

    Kenneth2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome flat, brilliant location for exploring Dublin! Liam was really helpful prior to arrival and made sure we had plenty of information for check-in / arriving from the airport! The added touch of the cafetière and fresh coffee for the morning was much appreciated. Thanks again :)

    Kate2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • The space is as exactly as described, with everything you could need for a long stay. Central spot with plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs and coffee nearby. The apartment had plenty of room for the three of us. We had some minor communication issues but otherwise Liam was a great host.

    Lucy2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very comfortable stay at Liam’s apartment. Location was very good and apartment was spacious. Thanks very much.

    Anthea2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay, good location, the manual had some great recommendations and tips. Our group had a wonderful time. Would stay again and absolutely would recommend.

    Jack2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • 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!
  • Everything was absolutely perfect, thank you so much!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Katy2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • A great space. Highly recommended.

    Jake2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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

    Jack2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location! Lovely flat and very friendly host.

    Louise2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great location overlooking the river and ha’penny foot bridge. Lots of space. A little drafty but space heaters available. Host’s response times are great.

    M. Mark2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

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    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.
  • 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
  • The place was very well equipped. It even comes equipped with a baby cot, high chair, washer, dryer and dish washer. I love the kitchen as you can find the equipment you need to make a simple meal. The location was very good. It was only 15 min walk away from the shopping district. Within just 3 min walk, you can find a few nice restaurants and a convenience store. The place is clean and comfortable. Will definitely stay here again if we go to Dublin again.

    Shereen2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

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    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Awaken to views overlooking a park and a period streetscape without even getting out of bed. Plenty of daylight streams in through tall windows to illuminate this 2nd-floor studio. Choose a book and snuggle into a leather armchair for a cosy read.
    Come and have an authentic experience in one of Dublin's special Georgian apartments, situated on Mountjoy Square, in the heart of Dublin's North Georgian core, and just minutes from O'Connell Street. This large studio apartment is on the second floor of a beautiful redbrick townhouse, built in 1792. Both house and apartment retain all their original features, combined with modern comforts. It is approximately 400 sq ft, or 38m2. It has just been completely redecorated (July 2015) and has a smart new bathroom with a large walk-in high-pressure shower. It has a new 40" smart TV and DVD player. The well designed kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and microwave, and all the equipment you might need to cook a gourmet meal. Basic condiments are provided as well as a generous 'welcome pack' for breakfast. All you need to buy is some bread! The East-facing apartment is flooded with light from the three full-length windows overlooking the gardens of Mountjoy Square. It has a Georgian pink marble period fireplace fitted with a high-output gas stove. The rest of the apartment is comfortably furnished with period furniture, including a Georgian dining table and four matching chairs, and a pair of comfortable leather tub chairs. There are Kashmir hand-loomed wool wraps, for cosy evenings in front of the fire. It is decorated with fine art prints from Graphic Studio Dublin. The bed folds away and has a comfortable double mattress, goose down duvet and pillows, and pure cotton sheets. Read in comfort with vintage Anglepoise reading lights. If needed, a single, contract-quality foldaway bed, and all linens are available for a extra guest. Please see photos. A surcharge of €10, to cover the cost of the extra laundry, applies for the use of the apartment as a twin. This will be collected in cash upon arrival. • You will receive a welcome pack of the basics- quality tea, coffee, home-made granola and preserves, fruit, juice and organic natural yoghurt and free-range eggs. • 100% cotton bed linen and towels are provided • Local tourist information and guide books available • Free wi-fi • Large flat-screen TV and DVD player, with selection of Irish themed DVD's • Library of Irish-themed books • Playing cards and board games • Hair dryer • Washing machine and dryer are available in the building- we will do your laundry for you - €10 charge CHECK-IN IS FROM 3pm, and CHECK-OUT IS BY 11am, please. We are happy to take in your luggage earlier. Please let us have your flight/arrival details, so that we can plan our day around being here to greet you. The house is perfectly located for exploring the city; all of the city's cultural institutions are within walking distance, and the transport connections are excellent. Airport bus (41) passes door on the way OUT of the city, 8 min. walk to LUAS Red line, DART, (Connolly and Tara) and city busses. Dublin Bikes stand opposite house.
    The loft is in Mountjoy Square, a vibrant area close to the historic city centre and within walking distance to main attractions. Grocery stores and breakfast places are just around the corner. Local restaurants are nearby, as well as Chinatown and pubs.
  • I can only second everything I read in the reviews: this spot was stylish, comfortable and a lot of fun for our first few nights in Dublin! It was so much fun coming back to this place after our exploration of the city by foot. Karin is a professional hostess and had everything we needed covered.

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

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

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

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

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

    Rosie2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Karin was a wonderful host! She’s very prompt to respond, polite, caring, thoughtful. She truly cares about her guests and making them happy. I can’t say enough nice things about the wonderful host. Karin was actually kind enough to help me plan my last minute Ireland itinerary and I had the best time!!!!! The place is really cute, lots of amenities, there were even breakfast items, soaps, very thoughtful of the host to arrange. It’s a very cozy apartment, in a great location walking distance to public transportation and close to great shops, restaurants, bars. You have to visit The Celt!!!!

    Chantal2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Apartment 2 is a cosy, bright 1 bedroom apartment. On the first floor,with private parking, easy access to the city centre via LUAS or bus, this apartment is ideally situated. The apartment is fully furnished, including linens and towels.
    The apartment has a modern feel to it with a new twist on classic Irish art which you will see upon arrival. It has a homely feel and while you are close to all amenities, you will still be able to enjoy the peace of the neighbourhood.
    The Rathmines/Rathgar area is extremely peaceful, just fifteen minutes away from the city via the Luas, you are close to the heart of the city but without the noise or hustle and bustle. Along the street, there is a butchers, fishmongers, fresh fruit and vegetable shop, a bakers, a chemist, and a convenience store so everything is within your reach. Just a ten minute walk into Lower Rathmines will bring you to an array of restaurants and bars.
  • Lovely apartment, very ideal for a city break.

    Dominic2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and great flat cosy and clean. Especially loved the location above so many delicious food shops - great resource for cooking some lovely meals in.

    Charlotte2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice apartment, well placed (bus stop right in front which goes to the center and tram stop 10 mins walk) we recommend

    Yoh2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spacious and clean apartment with homely touches. A stones throw away from a bus stop which gets you into the hussle and bustle of Dublin within 20 minutes! Nice touches from the host with things such as bread, biscuits and milk provided.

    Bethan2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks Elaine for another great stay

    Ella2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
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    Levi2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • this was a beautiful apartment in a great location. everything is just as it looks in the photos and the place is kept immaculately clean. highly recommended!

    Ella2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • A really great place to stay. Elaine communicates really well and is very professional. The photos are accurate and the area is quiet at night. She provided a travel crib for our 11mth son and was very pleasant to deal with. A great stay in a great place.

    Maria2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland

    Entire flat1 bed
    Rathmines Apt 2
    Price:₹6,509/night
    135 reviews
    Superhost

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    Maxwell B&B. We have 4 lovely Studios with a light breakfast in our own Fothergills Cafe. Free coffee on arrival. Upper Rathmines is within walking distance of the city. Just 15 minutes by bus to city. See links to my other Studios below. Cooking facilities limited. On Sundays and Bank holidays we will leave breakfast at your door. We are within easy reach of sights. Lots of shops/cafes and bars nearby. Free Wifi. No visitors allowed on premises. Infants under 2 years free.
    If you want to live an Irish authentic experience, you are welcome to stay at the Maxwell. We have 4 lovely separate studios. Studio 3 is quiet and at the back of the house. Located in the heart of Rathmines, you will enjoy a trendy and buzzing neighbourhood, with shops, fine food, and direct access to the city centre by public transport. 24 hour check-in. Cooking facilities are limited to microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee jug/press.
    Rathmines with a cosmopolitan air is a trendy place to stay. Once the 'flatland' for junior civil servants etc., who stayed here when they first came to Dublin from the country to work. Now many of the elegant houses have been refurbished by the wealthier beneficiaries of the economic boom of the 1990's.
  • We had a great stay in Rathmines, and the location was perfect. A short bus ride into Dublin City centre ( make sure you have correct change for bus). Some lovely shops right on the door step to pick up any essentials you may need. The room was perfect for what we needed, very clean and a great spot. We did struggle to find parking at first but this was because we travelled late at night so made it more difficult to find. Would highly recommend if you don’t want to be too far from city centre but also want to be a quieter spot. Thanks for a great stay

    Michaela2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Such a great place, great location and hosts are super responsive and knowledgeable! When I had some unexpected things come up preventing me from traveling to Dublin Friday they offered to let me stay an extra night to make up for my missing the first night of my stay. Unfortunately I couldn’t rebook my flight, but it was such a considerate thing to do and I really appreciated it. I will definitely be booking here again for future trips if it’s available! Bus is super convenient and it’s only €30-35 to the airport with taxi if buses aren’t running or you get in a pinch. :)

    Stephanie2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Cant really fault it to be fair only picky detail is that they didnt specify what the free breakfast was but it's not really a big deal

    Joe2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Clean studio that is close to the city and local shops. Tom and Noreen were quick to respond and very hospitable

    Aisling2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Outstanding location, good value, free coffee on arrival, v quick response, good parking, lively spot. Ideal for business trips and tourists alike. Highly recommended. Top notch.

    Jason2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • This place was the perfect little cozy room for my husband and I to stay for a weekend trip to Dublin. Hosts communicated very well and were so accommodating- even left complimentary muffins for us on Sunday when their cafe was closed. Would highly recommend a stay here!

    Destiny2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Tom and Noreen have set up a perfect little accommodation that enables a terriffic stay at Dublin. Rathmines is perfect for spending the evenings after exploring the city. Connections with the bus to the city centre are frequent. The room itself is clean, thought out and very well kept. Coffeeshop downstairs adds to the quality and value of the experience. Contact with the hosts regarding check in, directions and check out went really well. The walls were a bit thin, so you can hear the neighbours quite well.

    Ville2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • This place is an absolute find. Beautiful surroundings, great food and drink options surround, Great value for money and Tom is very responsive. Me and my girlfriend loved our time here and couldn’t recommend this place enough if you plan to visit Dublin.

    Adam2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Rathmines, County Dublin, Ireland

    This apartment is a roomy 2 bedroom apartment located on the first floor. With neutral tones that compliments the wooden features, this apartment has a modern feel. With private parking, easy access to the city centre via LUAS or bus.
    The apartment has a modern feel to it with a new twist on classic Irish art which you will see upon arrival. It has a homely feel and while you are close to all amenities, you will still be able to enjoy the peace of the neighbourhood.
    The Rathmines/Rathgar area is extremely peaceful, just fifteen minutes away from the city via the Luas, you are close to the heart of the city but without the noise or hustle and bustle. Along the street, there is a butchers, fishmongers, fresh fruit and vegetable shop, a bakers, a chemist, and a convenience store so everything is within your reach. Just a ten minute walk into Lower Rathmines will bring you to an array of restaurants and bars.
  • Apartment in accordance with the advertisement, friendly, smiling host who had prepared us small errands of first use for our arrival (milk, orange juice, eggs). Thank you for making our stay very pleasant!

    Laura2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Elaine's apartment was great. We stayed two nights and it was better than expected, was super cute, and had everything we needed. Elaine kept in touch with us and helped with every question we had. She's a wonderful host. The apartment was close enough to downtown. We just used the Luas. It was super simple. We also enjoyed walking around Rathmines and visiting the pubs and late night food stops. Highly recommend, you won't be disappointed.

    Stefan2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place from where you can reach the city center on foot (3km) and where you are good for tea after the day. Very good reactivity.

    Loïc2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A clean, comfortable apartment with surprises

    Sara2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic stay! Elaine was very prompt in responding to emails. Check in process was dead easy and she provided done breakfast items which was just great. Highly recommend!

    Andrea2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • This is a really nice little apartment conveniently located for all the amenities of Rathmines. It has everything you would need or expect and more. I hadn't expected Elaine to leave basics such as bread, eggs, butter, milk and juice - even a welcome box of chocolate buscuits. it was very welcome and a very nice touch.

    Candia2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable and clean accommodation, it was a perfect stay.

    Janai2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment, very helpful and friendly host.

    Nick2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland

    . Bright spacious 1 bed Apartment with city view . Well Furnished, Great Location & Quiet . All Mod Cons Kitchen including Breakfast Bar with USB . Walking distance to local amenities and short bus ride to city centre. . Cinema, Restaurants, Bars, Shopping all less than 5 min walk . Equidistance between Rathmines & Rathgar
    The Building: . Period building on Rathgar Road . Secure Free parking behind electric gates . Apartment is 1st floor & front of building . Laundry room with washing machine & dryer Apartment Amenities: . Tripple glazing windows . Wood floors throughout Bedroom: . Good sized room with standard double bed . 2 sets of wardrobes lots of hanging space . Iron & board . Quality hair dryer Bathroom: . Toilet, shower with detachable head . Vanity with basin, . Living Room/Kitchen Open Plan . Spacious Living room . 32 inch wall mounted TV . Comfortable Sofa bed for 2 people . Breakfast bar/work space with comfortable chairs . USB charge points. Kitchen: . Brand new kitchen with all mod cons . Well stocked including . Lavazza coffee and pods . Cooking Utensils, Oven, hob & micro wave
    Building located right beside both Rathmines & Rathgar, dublins most sought after residential address with excellent selection of Bars, restaurants and shops all within walking distance.
  • Ideal one bedroom apartment with all amenities available. In a lovely location and free parking available which is a big advantage when in Dublin.

    Diane2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Everything is like the pictures shows, the place is clean and tidy. Ideal to spend fews nights in Dublin

    Leo2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Nice renovated space in a great area. Easily walkable to the city center, quick responses from owner.

    Annabel2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely for two people, bus stop at a perfect distance. Easy to get around to city centre. Host was very helpful and provided lots of information. Would definitely recommend.

    Radika2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Paul gave great instructions before arrival. His place was very clean, great location. I highly recommend.

    James2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Paul’s place was perfect for our trip to Dublin! It felt very safe. It was in a great location close to the city centre and local attractions. Paul made accommodations when needed. He was easy to communicate with when we landed before check in - letting us check in a few hour before posted time. His place was clean and had all of the necessary amenities. He made the instructions of the home easy to understand. I would highly recommend staying at Paul’s place!

    Madison2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Well described, very clean, cozy, and ideal pricing for spending time in Dublin. Paul was great on communication, no issues with our stay whatsoever. Would stay again if/when we return!

    Luke2019-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • Cute and clean and felt very safe! Quick responses and great information provided. Thank you.

    Vanessa2019-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 6, County Dublin, Ireland

    Maxwell B&B. We have 4 lovely studios with a light breakfast in our own Fothergills Cafe. Free coffee on arrival. Upper Rathmines is just 15 minutes by bus to city centre. See links to my other Studios below. Rathmines is a trendy place. Cooking facilities are limited. On Sundays and Bank holidays we will leave breakfast at your door. Lots of cafes/bars/shops locally. We are within easy reach of sights. Free Wifi. No visitors allowed on premises. Infants under 2 years are free.
    Entire studio/space. The studio is located in the Maxwell, a small building with only 4 studios. Studio 2 is on first floor and has just been refurbished, with a new bed, new kitchenette and brand new bathroom. The studio is at the back of the house. Cooking facilities are limited to microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee jug/press.
    If you want to live an Irish authentic experience, you are welcome to stay at Maxwell Studios. Located in the heart of Rathmines, you will enjoy a trendy neighbourhood, with local shops, fine food, and direct access to the city centre with public transport.
  • Tom & Noreen's place is located in an amazing location, with very easy access to city centre by regular/frequent public transport. Tom & Noreen were very welcoming, they communicated regularly with me prior/during and after my visit to ensure I had a great time in Dublin. Their cafe/deli is also fantastic offering fantastic range of healthy food, fresh bread and delicious cakes! The flat was also very nicely decorated and very clean. I would highly recommend this place.

    Maria2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, clean and comfortable and easy to access city center via bus. Safe and quiet neighborhood. Loved the cafe! Would most definitely return!

    Mary Beth2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice little studio which is not located in Dublin center but which is very well connected and you can reach the center in less than 15 minutes by bus. Tom is very responsive and very caring.

    Leonie2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • This was a great location for a quick two nights in Belfast. I felt safe traveling solo and there are plenty of pubs and nice restaurants within walking distance.

    Nicolle2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Tom's place is located in a wonderful neighbourhood with many of its own delights and charm, which we explored and enjoyed! A short walk into the city gets you into the hustle and bustle of Dublin. The studio is a great stay! Be sure to sample the delicious pastries of Fothergills and other delis just below the accommodation.

    Kira-Leigh2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Tom is a wonderful host. we can recommend the stay at his apartment. it is very clean, lovely. the bus stati

    Mauro2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Everything as you expect, clean, convenient and Tom was extraordinarily helpful.

    Ed2019-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • The place was very clean and tidy pretty much as described. We enjoyed being in Rathmines and liked the local pubs and luxurious Stella cinema. All round a good place to stay to enjoy Dublin and the surrounding areas.

    Annabel2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Rathmines, County Dublin, Ireland

    Gay friendly period house in Harolds Cross a south side suburb 1.5 km from City centre Great bus links to town handy to local pubs and restaurants. Spacious bedrooms & beautiful bathroom for sole use
    An old Dublin suburb the house was built 10 1905 easy access to to the city walking about 35 minutes or by bus which passes the house Beautiful park close by with great coffee shop inside
  • Very nice house with nice decor. Easy access and efficient host. I hope to be back at some stage.

    Christopher2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, quick and friendly communication and a cosy room. We enjoyed our stay

    Leonie2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very friendly and welcoming host! The house is located in a calm area, a 30min walk from the city centre. Everything was clean and comfy. We slept very well and had a good time. Perfect !

    Gitte2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • It was a pleasant place to stay! Rather lovely room and large bathroom. Overall good communication and two friendly faces that greeted us!

    Jorick2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful home and affordable stay just outside the bustling heart of Dublin. The neighborhood is quaint with several great cafes and pubs nearby, and very close to several bus lines that run directly into the City Centre for only a few Euros. Donal was great in welcoming us and recommending local spots to check out during our visit! A great stay for a great price!

    Connor2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • We highly recommend staying at Donal & Gregs. The Airbnb is very clean and comfortable. Communication with the hosts was very good, we arrived a bit earlier and that was no problem at all. There is a busstop right around the corner where buses go to both the city centre and the airport. There is a nice place nearby for breakfast as well. Very convenient; we had a very pleasant stay!

    Sanne2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation was clean, the bed was great. The bathroom nicely decorated but not directly connected to the room (unproblematic). The bus stop is in the immediate vicinity (lines 9 and 54a lead directly to the city center). We would choose Donal Greg's hospitality again immediately.

    Thomas2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • The house was awesome and the hosts very unobtrusive

    Alessandro2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kimmage, County Dublin, Ireland

    Lovely bright double room with your very own private en suite. 20 minutes by bus to the city and a 5 minutes walk to Rathmines which has many restaurants, bars, cafes and a cinema etc. No parking. No pets. Sorry no wifi in the house!!
    Rathgar is largely a quiet residential suburb with good amenities, It lies about 3 kilometres south of the city centre and has good public transport to the city centre.
  • I stayed 9 days in this house and my experience was amazing! Noelen is a friendly person and super funny. I loved my time there. I want come back!

    Luan2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • It was fabulous location, great value for money and a great host ... we loved it. We would stay there again

    Violet2019-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • I spent 8 days in Ireland at Noelen's house, Carmel's mother. The stay was wonderful, clean environment with kitchen utensils, privacy room, bus stop close by. Noelen is very nice, invited us for tea. It was wonderful, super recommend!

    Betânia2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed here for 10 nites and felt it was indeed a value for money stay. Love the room which is en-suite (very clean bathroom) with hot shower. The room itself is smaller than expected but quiet, comes with full length wardrobe, a chest drawer, hair dryer, Flat TV, iron/ironing board and even a flatplate hair straightener. The bed is comfortable and has a hot blanket that came in handy during the cold nights. We didn’t get to meet Carmel, but her mother Noleen was around. Noleen was super friendly and went out of her way to ensure we were comfortable. She left us with fresh bread and milk for us everyday and we got to use the kitchen which came complete with cooking utensils anytime. Location is also superb, very near the bus stop to the city and less than 10min walk to the nearest shopping mall (Swan shopping mall) and Tesco. Also a walking distance to the bus stop that can take you direct to the airport (bus #16). Satisfying stay indeed.

    Siti2019-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very nice stay in Dublin. The location of the apartment of the house is perfect. It is located in a chic settlement and within 30 minutes walk to town. Noeleen was very caring and loving, we would have liked to stay with her even longer. The room is spacious and very clean. I can only recommend the room.

    Nicolas2019-07-25T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice everything! It is a room with private bathroom in a typical Irish house. Carmel's mother, very attentive and kind, will surely invite you to an Irish tea with masitas. And there's Rossie! A poodle dog that is a love. Very good price-quality ratio, 45 minutes walk from the center. Very quiet neighborhood, with supermarkets nearby. While there is no wifi, on the way to the center there is a cyber café, almost next to a Lidl supermarket, where you can print the boardings if you have to fly. Excellent choice to be comfortable and enjoy the city.

    Adrián2019-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Carmel's place was exactly what we were looking for: a clean, cosy space, not too far from the centre. We'd definitely recommend this place!

    Hannah2019-06-05T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable and convenient place to stay in Dublin close to the city center (20-25 min by bus). Lots of natural light during the day, and fairly large en-suite bathroom. Carmen’s mom is an incredibly kind host as well. We would definitely return!

    Allison2019-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland

    Spacious Double bedroom with its own fridge and microwave. Location is great, 25 min by bus to city centre and 10 min to the popular rathmines area, many pubs, cafes and restaurants near by The outside of the building doesn't look very nice but rest assured your room is in perfect condition and you'll be able to rest peacefully.
    This is a small building comprised of 4 apartments, all the neighbors are very friendly
    Harold's Cross is a lovely area of Dublin, Harold's Cross Park is right in front of the building and walking down the canal seeing the swans is very relaxing.
  • Soriana received us in an incredible way. An amazing hostess who tries to help in any way possible, and made us feel very comfortable at all times.

    Axerax2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable and incredible Soriana very attentive

    Eduardo2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • The house is in an excellent location, the room has a really good mattress and Soriana is a marvellous host.

    Carlos Augusto2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Good communication from Soriana and was made to feel welcome.

    Kevin2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Soriana is a very nice, friendly and caring host.

    Ronny2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • It was honestly so amazing. Super clean and minimalist. There were towels, coffee, a microwave and fridge. Lots of space to put our stuff and hang out. Great value too!

    Kiley2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Soriana is a very kind and attentive hostess. She is very willing to help and give tips about the city. The bed is very comfortable and the room is spacious and located very close to Dublin city center. I recommend!

    Carla2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Soriana was a great hostess, she treated us super well. We felt at home. The room was very good and left us things for breakfast. 100% recommended!

    Rubén2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Harold's Cross, County Dublin, Ireland

    Cosy apartment in the city centre. 2 bedrooms apartment. 15 minutes walking from the temple bar and Guinness store house . 5 minutes to Jameson distillery and art corner. Few steps to the cobblestone (century pub). 10 minutes walking from the Brazen Head (oldest Irish pub). Market on the corner. Bus stop in the corner. 5min walking from the luas red line. 10min walking from luas cross city. Condominium Apartment with off street parking and cctv.
    Condominium Apartment complex just beside many attractions on the city centre and easy access from the airport train and stations and port. 2 double bedrooms 1 Bathroom spacious living and dinning room. extra sofa bed on the living room. kitchen fully equipped. back garden on the condominium.
    we are in a very safe are just beside the city centre With some pubs j around the corner and also the the Jameson distillery about 5 min walking from the house
  • Excellent physical space and location. Diogo was very attentive to our doubts. I will definitely return if necessary.

    Inês2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation is in a great central location yet is quiet and well equipped. We were able to sleep well and it was a huge bonus to have Lidl close by so that we could get pastries for breakfast and other supplies easily.

    Elaine2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Basic but perfect if you're out all day, place was clean and only a 10 minute walk from the centre of town. 👍 Thanks again Diogo

    Adam2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location, great instructions, very good host! Highly recommend

    Steven2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very good location, all close, what is necessary to spend a good stay, very good as a host

    Esmeralda2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Diogo’s place was easy to find, clean, comfortable and well situated. We enjoyed our stay there. Would recommend!

    Gina2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place.

    Anthony2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location, 15 minute walk from temple bar. Large apartment with plenty of extra space. Host was great at communicating with quick responses.

    Eoin2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Smithfield, dublin7,, 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
  • 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
  • Marius is very kind and welcoming. Everything went well during my stay in Dublin. The appartment is well located near the city centre. I recommand this place and hope to come back later.

    Rodrigues2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay....Great guy , really helpful

    Davide2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, 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
  • 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
  • Comfortable room and nice staying.

    Francesco2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • It was perfect. Sean is really nice and welcoming.

    Candice2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Crumlin, County Dublin, Ireland

    My place is in Terenure village, (on the southside of Dublin city), bus routes, Shops eateries etc..etc. You’ll love my place, my location, the comfort, ambience and convenience. Has all standard requirements Wi-Fi, laundry facility,privacy, secure parking etc, is ideal for all travellers. Don't take my word for it see the reviews - vast majority are 5 stars. Also see my other apartments in this property - just as nice https://www.airbnb.ie/rooms/22750476 https://www.airbnb.ie/rooms/32107713
    I've been doing Airbnb for a year or so now and it's being going very well. I have been a landlord for quite a few years now - I have always gotten on very well with my tenants whom I have always treated with upmost respect. My place is a high quality, clean & warm 1- bed flat/apartment in quiet Victorian period house. Fully furnished with all mod cons. Central heating, Wi-Fi etc. Situated on the Terenure end of Harold Cross Road, about 350 yards from Terenure village, a very nice safe area in Dublin City. The property has been totally refurbished to a high standard, wooden, varnished floors throughout. It consists of bedroom, ensuite bathroom and living room cum dining area. Secure, designated parking space is provided, access via remote control. Convenient to bus routes, shops, restaurants etc. Direct bus to/from airport from right outside my door. Don't take my word for it see the reviews - vast majority are 5 stars.
    Situated near Terenure village, a very nice safe area in South Dublin City. Lots of restaurants in the area. Also supermakets Tesco, Aldi, Lidl etc. Don't take my word for it see the reviews - vast majority are 5 stars.
  • John and his wife are fantastic hosts! We ended up getting lost and they went out of their way to help us. John gave us tips about the city and a leap card for the bus. He was so considerate and promptly answered any questions I had later on about Ireland. Definitely recommend! The flat is super cute and has a washer and dryer, a microwave, oven, and dishes. We saved a bunch of money cooking at the flat. The location is great with a Tesco in walking distance.

    Kimberly2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • John’s place was wonderful. He was so kind and friendly, helping us out with local tips during our trip. He showed us how to get the bus, answered all our questions right away, and check in on us. His place was really cute, honestly even nicer than the pictures. The location was super convenient as well. I highly recommend staying here.

    Carli2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • John's place is a lovely and very clean place to stay...its location is perfect ..a bus stop outside the door takes you into town centre.. Also private parking! A lovely quiet and safe area . The apartment itself has everything you need,a very comfortable bed ....slept so well which is unusual when away from home...john the host left coffee,tea,milk,biscuits and also provided us with a travel card which we could top up for travelling on bus, he kept in touch by text throughout our stay to ensure we had no problems...I cannot say anything negative about John's place ...it was perfect ...highly reccomend for anyone planning a trip to du lin , myself and husband intend to return in not too distant future.

    Jacqui2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • John advised us how to take the bus from the airport to the flat and tips to manage our stay in Dublin. He took all possible steps to facilitate our stay. The flat was comfortable, the bed particularly so, and clean, and had all the facilities we could want. Thank you John.

    Chris2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • John’s flat in Terenure was a great place to stay! It’s right along a bus route that takes you into the city centre and also to the airport. There were several grocery stores in walking distance and also a few small restaurants close by. John lives nearby and was very reachable for any questions we had, and we met him and got a tour of the space on check-in. We had a car for the first night of our stay, and John gave us great, detailed directions and had a secure parking space and garage door opener just for our use, which was hugely convenient. He also gave us a bus card with fare already on it to use to get downtown, which was incredibly helpful! It’s about a 30-minute ride into downtown, so it’s definitely a more quiet area to stay. Bus to airport takes about an hour, so make sure to plan timing accordingly.

    Jessie2019-12-05T00:00:00Z
  • John is an outstanding host that went above and beyond in every possible way. He is friendly and excellent with communication. He was flexible with arrival and departure times. There’s a safe area to store your luggage in the building should you want to drop of your luggage and explore before your room is ready. The apartment is in an extremely safe and convenient location. I spent 5 weeks at the apartment and had easy access to city center, the airport and pretty much all other areas of the city. The apartment is exactly as advertised. The washer and dryer in the unit was a great perk. 100% recommend and if I ever were to come back to Dublin I would without a doubt stay here again!!

    Christine2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • The cozy apartment was as described. John welcomed us very friendly and was super helpful throughout our stay! We could always message him with questions. Terenure itself was charming and with the bus stopping infront of the apartment we went to the City centre within 20 minutes. The bed had a very thick comfortable matras (1.40x2.00m) and the apartment was equipped with everything needed. We would love to come back!!

    Janina2019-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • John was very helpful in every way

    Brad2019-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Terenure, County Dublin, Ireland

    Double room available in Dublin city center. Close to Temple Bar, O'Connell Street, Henry Street, Parnell Street, 10 minutes walking to Grafton Street and St Stephen's Green. NO KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM AVAILABLE.
    You will be sharing the apartment with me and other room which is rented as well.
  • Great spot. For a reasonable price.

    Nicklin2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Not super close to most of the sites we were interested in seeing, but it's not too long of a walk to the Temple Bar area, and there's plenty of buses always around if you're not up for a longer walk. It was only about a 5-10 minute walk to the airport bus stop which was perfect. Self check-in was great and super easy. Room was a nice size, had a TV and mini-fridge in it, and Raul had left a bottle of water for us.

    Jen2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very good experience and good communication with Raul.

    Marzena2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great location! Never met Raul, but he was very responsive and checkin was easy.

    Jackie2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great little place in the heart of Dublin but away from the tourists, great shower, very comfortable bed, beautiful little French door windows that open up with a view to the garden and Courtyard. I love that Raul created a mini kitchenette in the bedroom. In the spacious bedroom is provided a bottle of water, a mini fridge, hot chocolate, an assortment of teas, coffee, & a tea kettle. He also has a television that I never used, super fast Wi-Fi, everything within walking distance. There's a great little grocery store just a couple doors down. Highly recommend for an economical sweet place to have as a base for traveling Dublin.

    Margaret2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Very good value for money. Answer very quickly. Gladly again.

    Jakob2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great location!

    Phuong Anh2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely room in a perfect position!

    Mile2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Gardiner House is located in a beautiful historical building. It has been completely renovated to a high standard though it still retains its originality and charm. A former 200-years-old convent with its own Victorian chapel converted into a backpacker hostel for travelers from all over the world to meet and mingle. Our aim is to make your stay in Dublin as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, making you feel at home away from home, while providing a high-quality service at a budget price.
    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.
  • 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
  • a fun place to stay

    Karine2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great experience

    Nicolas2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great location within walking distance to some excellent local spots and the larger tourist areas. Staff was helpful and there were all the amenities I needed to get by for a week. They even had a few guitars laying around, which I very much appreciated.

    Jonathan2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay, I wouldn't have thought a hostel can actually be that comfortable!

    Eileen2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, 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.
  • Very cute place! Perfect location also. It’s a bit small but we knew that when we booked, and there is still full kitchen. Great for a few days or a long weekend. Probably best for two friends, one of whom is relatively small, because of the bunk beds haha.

    Melissa2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Patrick’s flat was a great place to stay for a solo traveler! I was able to drop my luggage off early, and he responded to all of my questions quickly. The location is great for feeling like a local, but everything was still walkable. Would absolutely stay here again.

    Carole2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Patrick’s place is lovely, small but has everything you’ll need! Amazing location, great at communicating with us too

    Chelsey2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great place ideal for what we needed. Only issue we had was that we was little cold at night. But apart from that good all round place to stay. Thank you

    Charlotte2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Patrick was amazing ! The place was very clean with a good use of space. I would give Patrick an A++ on communication. He kept me updated on anything going on in the building and was very thorough. Great list of things to do in the city. Location is perfect walking distance from anything you want to do in the city. I would definitely use Patrick if I ever visit Dublin again !

    Ryhanna2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • What a great place to stay! Very close to everything and it was such a cute space. When I come back to ireland I am staying here again!

    Meghan2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Patrick's place is in a good central location of the city. Plenty of things to do and see within walking distance. The apartment is fairly small, so if you need space then this place is not for you. Overall had a wonderful stay in Dublin and hope to visit again soon!

    Regan2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little flat, super clean, had everything you might need. Quick responses from Patrick and helpful tips in guest book.

    Holly2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin 8, County Dublin, 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!
  • The bed in this place is so so clean! The communication was amazing and very easy to follow:) Its right in the city center had we stayed longer that would have been amazing to take advantage of its right across from the theatre if that’s your jam and the cafe below it had great smoothies. It’s 15ish mins from the airport super quick. Jezz what more can I say it was such a nice stay! Thank you so much for having us!

    Laura2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location! The purpose of our trip was to see Lewis Capaldi at the 3Arena and the apartment was within walking distance which made everything so much easier! The cafe right next door “Lily’s” has fab food and made the location all the better and the info left was very helpful. The apartment itself was immaculate and the overall design was refreshing. Would highly recommend staying with Jen as it was relaxing to come and go as you please👌🏼

    Natasha2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great, cosy little studio/bed-sit that is perfect for a long-weekend getaway. The flat is in a great spot in Dublin, with plenty of shops/cafes nearby, and a short walk from Temple Bar. It also is very close to the bus stop you'll arrive at when you travel to and from the airport. Jen was speedy with communication and gave us a really great list of places to eat and things to do. The only note I'd add is be to ready for the early birdsong of gulls around 5-6AM. It didn't bother us too much, and to be honest I imagine it's a common thing in Dublin! Fully recommended and would stay here again.

    Dougal2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely stay in Dublin. Within walking distance of most attractions. Comfortable stay.

    Leith2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying at Jen’s place! It was in a great location and she left us with lots of suggestions of places to go and things to do! The communication was above and beyond! We didn’t have a single questions because Jen explained everything so thoroughly in advance. We would definitely stay here again!

    Rachel2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a city break in Dublin! So much helpful advice and tips within the guide that was provided for us. Jen was great for keeping in contact with us over the weekend. The place was perfect for us - clean, bright, and such a great central location for exploring Dublin. Highly recommend ☺️

    Gemma2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place! Will be staying here every time we visit Dublin!

    Brittney2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location, cosy apartment and great communication. Would recommend!

    Kevin2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    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
  • 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
  • Everything very clean, the kitchen great. Marius answered us in less than an hour, which was great. 100% recommended

    Anais2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    (((((( DESCRIPTION )))))) Ideally located! Clean and modern Ensuite double room. 5Km  to city center. 20 min to city centre by light rail tram (Luas) redline / 25 Min or more by Bus. (Both the bus stop and the tram near the  apartment 5 Min walk). ________________________ 17 Min -30 Min Max (depending on location) by transport to the Coolest Streets to  visit in Dublin: Dame St and Temple Bar. Grafton St and st stephen green. Mary St and Henry St. The Spire/ O'Connell St/O'Connell bridge. Trinity College and College Green. (Phoenix park 10 min by taxi around €12).  ________________________ Dublin Airport : It's easy from/to the airport as the airport bus is just 2 stops by tram from/to the apartment, and Vice Versa. ________________________ 5-10 Mins walk to : Aldi, Lidl, SuperValue, Centra, Boots, Pharmacy, Coffe Shop, Pubs, Takeaways and Restaurants. ________________________
  • We had a great time staying at Ed's place. The communication was great and we had all the information we needed. The check-in was easy and the room was clean. Thanks, Ed! :)

    Pia2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and put together. Everything was easy and made for a nice stay 👍

    Nathaniel2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, great guidance.

    Toan2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Really clean room and clear instructions on how to get to the room and places nearby. There are bus and tram stops just feel meters away. If you are up to walking you can get to the city centre with no problems.

    Camila2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • We have not seen Ed personally, although the service has been excellent, he has always been available to us, always taking care of privacy. The room is clean and comfortable, with a private bathroom. In the room we found everything we needed, even to be able to eat / drink something hot. Ed's apartments are a guarantee! Recommended for everyone!

    Fabrizio2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and tidy place.

    Filipe2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • There are different kinds of hosts on airbnb. Some are bachelors share what they got with you, if you and/or him don’t mind, you can even wash your dirty socks and underwear in the same washing machine. But you certainly won’t get no hairdryer for your wife at theirs’. A second type is like at the granny’s, the lady, may be old or young, may cook you breakfast. A third type is like what Ed provides, like a pro, give you what you can expect from a decent hotel, dressing table, hair dryer for the lady, a selection of different tea, coffee, etc. Even more with a microwave, dining tools and mouth wash, except paying less. But you don’t find oven like previous two types in Ed’s, I’m totally fine with it. And Ed communicates well, giving long and specific directions on commute, local food and drink. Ed do provide a laundry basket with the provider’s name, contact and price printed on it that him forgot to mention though. Be aware to read the kind notices Ed stuck on the doors if you are not 6 feet tall, I’m 5’11” and I overlooked them. Some more advises, Ed’s apartment is located at the edge of Lansdowne Valley Park, there is a little quiet stream running by, must be a scene in summer. Along the nearby RED LUAS (Dublin tram system) there is also a river. From Blackhorse to Suir Road LUAS stop there will be swans around the river in winter. They look even more elegant when they are asleep before 7AM, with their head hiding under the wing. Just like white cotton balls floating on the river. To the west is the industrial district, lots and lots of different motor companies, and Bikeworld, the largest motorcycle shop in Dublin, is just under one mile. Surprisingly, the Coffee Studio is run by two Asians, Taiwanese, Teochewese, Fukienese, or maybe from other parts of south Mainland China, providing good western food for breakfast or brunch. My wife is a rice feeding Hakka girl, she usually don’t agree with western pastries but find their food fulfilling. The Halfway House is an old school western restaurant and pub, nothing more or less, good place for a dinner or Guinness. I don’t recommend Asian foods in the city, if you are an Asian. Most if not all of them are modified, not original. I’d rather eat Russian fish & Chips at Beshoff's.

    Kan2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • As expected, Ed's apartment was very good. Check in was easy and well described. The location is a bit outside of the city center, but you can get to the city relatively quickly and easily by tram. All in all a great apartment with a great price-performance ratio.

    Dennis2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Newly refurbished boutique 1 bed Studio Apartment for 2 guests . Fantastic up market quiet location. All Mod Cons Kitchen & Living Space . 1 Double bed & ensuite Bathroom. Walking distance to all local amenities. . Cinema, Restaurants, Bars, Shopping 5 Mins walk . 10 Mins Bus Ride to City Centre from right outside
    This is a small but well configured 1 bedroom apartment with a short term guest in mind. There is a separate bedroom and then an open plan living room with a full well appointed kitchen with oven, hob and Microwave. The bathroom has an electric shower, sink and toilet. Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel all provided for.
    Located just a short walk from fashionable Rathmines Village 34 Rathgar Road is the perfect place from which to explore the city. The Grafton St Area (Dublin’s premier shopping district) is a pleasant 30 minute stroll (or a 10 min bus ride ) You will find many of Dublin’s most popular cafes, restaurants and independent boutiques in Rathmines with Rathgar Village also only a 5 min walk in the other direction.
  • Paul’s place is lovely to stay at. All the necessary details to make you feel at home, incredibly wonderful location that made it easy to navigate. I would highly recommend staying here. Thanks Paul!

    Sarah2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Paul's apartment is small but has everything you need. It's in a nice quiet location, 5 minutes from a big Tesco and an easy 30 minute walk into the centre of Dublin with lots of restaurants on the way. There is also a bus stop right outside the apartment which only takes about 10 minutes to get into the centre. I'd definitely recommend this apartment to a couple looking to visit Dublin for the weekend.

    Sarah2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely loved Paul's place! It was spic and spam with all the essential amenities. Paul was really quick with his responses. The location was perfect - with buses right outside leading to the City Centre every 5 minutes. I would really recommend purchasing a leap card from a local off licence as it saved us so much money travelling around. Rathgar is such a quaint area - there is lots of bakeries, local shops and restaurants. The Orange Tree Bakery and Farmer Browns were such good eatery finds.

    Catharine2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location, literally 2 mins to the bus stop that will get you in to town - brilliant WiFi & Paul was very good at responding to us :) would stay again if given the opportunity

    Amy2019-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • We stay in Flat 8. The house is per the pictures, in fact maybe bigger than the pics. Very close to bus that took us to the town. It was just in front of the house or an easy 3 mins walk. The kitchen is well equipped which allow us to make simple breakfast. Value for moneyas we got the whole studio with privacy

    Ikhlasmurni2019-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Paul’s place is in a great and quiet part of Dublin. About 10 minutes away is the Guinness Storehouse and the city center. Parking is super simple and he provides excellent directions. A recommended place to stay for sure!

    Cody2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks for everything and nice place

    Camie2019-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Paul's place is absolutely lovely, so close to both Rathgar and Rathmines. Very comfortable bed. Would recommend!

    Chloe2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Rathgar, Dublin 6, 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.
  • 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
  • You really can’t find a better place for the price! The location is great and the place is very clean. Check in was easy and Asha was easy to reach. Only thing is the stairs make a lot of noise so I was worried about bothering the other people in the next room! The room is just as advertised. We would stay again.

    Tina2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Location ideally located in Dublin, close to the Temple Bar area and the quays. Very practical and pleasant for a short stay. Good contact with Asha and colocation in discretion. I highly recommend !

    Florine2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 7, County Dublin, Ireland

  • Toni's place is lovely. The bed is quite comfortable, the room is private and quiet, it has a nice TV and Netflix already loaded - it almost feels like a hotel - it was even better than I expected! I've had a lot of great AirBnB hosts, but Toni might have been the nicest - he was always only a text message away, very accommodating and just all around very pleasant and willing to help. I would absolutely recommend Toni's place to anyone and everyone, and the next time I need a room in Dublin, his place will be the first one I look for.

    Benton2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • French or other friends; if you want to stay in an affordable and quality Airbnb you can go for it. Tony made us feel welcome and the location is well indicated. For the price the room is quite correct and comfortable as well as the bathroom space. Allow about 1/2 hour on foot to reach the center of Dublin. I recommend this Airbnb to all those wishing to discover this beautiful city.

    Arnaud2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant little place just out of Dublin centre! Great value and friendly hosts! Hope to stay again

    Aaron2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Good lad! Everything was as I expected.

    Ante2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was perfect! Super near to the center! Has minimarkets near too. Bed was super comfortable and the place was really clean. Toni was really helpful and gave us good advices on what to see outside of Dublin!

    Peppe2019-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • Toni and his sister were super nice hosts! The apartment was very good located (walking distance to city centre about 20 minutes) and very clean. I would recommend it to all!

    Marina2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Toni has been helpfull and reactive. We spent a good night in a soft and fluffy bed ! We recommand

    Deborah & Mathieu2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • My favourite location in Dublin. Toni was very helpful and accommodating, simple, clean and comfortable space.

    Sinéad2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Our charming studio sleeps 2 in our newly renovated Georgian building built circa 1800. Guests will enjoy Dublin from an antique filled room w/ ensuite shower and bathroomlarge garden w/guest parking available. No access to main apartment living room/kitchens. We not have a TV in the room. Each room has a small fridge, kettle and sink separate to the bathroom.
    The guest studios are like perfect airbnb boutique hotel rooms being independent of the main house apartments and of a good size. They will suit short term visitors who don't need the full apartment services of kitchens and living roomsu. We have priced them to reflect this. Please note the house does not have any televisions.
    Rathmines is two minutes away and has a multitude of shops, cafes, bars, cinema, restaurants and it is a short skip to Ranelagh and straight into central Dublin in less then twenty minutes walk.
  • lovely little stay, comfy bed and bedding, the room was super clean when we arrived and we were also allow in earlier than was planned. The studio is in such a brill location, we definitely enjoyed the pubs too much, thanks Ester!

    Laura2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • The studio was very clean and check in/check out was super easy. The hosts were quick with their response times. Would recommend.

    Victoria2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Rathmines is a great location, plenty of amenities on doorstep. City center easy to get to by bus, LUAS is a 15 mins walk as well. Studio is lovely and quiet, perfect for a short stay.

    Lara2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Many thanks for allowing a late check-out. Bed was very comfy, place was very clean and quiet, the perfect spot to relax after a touristic day.

    Sylvie2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic to stay in Dublin... Even though we also ventured into center to enjoy dublin's sights, we found the local area lovely too. The pubs are superb, there is shopping centre, cafes, bookshops cinema etc.right on doorstep and canal walks nearby. We enjoyed the art in the flat, a stylish space...

    Adam And Joshua2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location and great communication!

    Jack2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • A great place, in a very safe family neighborhood and close to supermarkets, restaurants and shops. The room is very cozy and as it is further away than the rest, it allows you to have all the privacy you want. The bed is super comfortable. Very friendly hosts, answer quickly if you have any problem. As soon as I return to Dublin, I hope to stay there again

    Carlota2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Esther's guest suite. The place is very clean, and she provided amenities which made our stay even more comfortable. Though she was away on holiday, Esther kept in constant communication with us, making sure things were going smoothly. The house itself is situated in a convenient location, just a few minutes walk away from a shopping center, bus stop, Tesco, and several places to eat. Would absolutely recommend as a base from which to explore Dublin (and Rathmines!).

    Christi2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Rathmines, 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 great location and friendly staff!

    Elsa2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • A highly recommended place very close to the center of Dublin and with a good atmosphere in the hotel

    Octavio2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • 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

    Double Room (Dublin 1), right in the heart of Dublin city Center. Amazing location, within a walking distance from attractions, bars, clubs and shopping. Ideally located, walking distant... - 5 mins to main street in city - 5 mins to bus stop to airport - 15 mins to Temple Bar area - 10 mins to main bus and train stations (bussaras and Connolly)
    Room with a double bed. Ideal for a couple or 2 friends.
  • It was a very nice stay, excellent communication with the host and close to the city!

    Olivia2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place, great location and friendly host!!

    Judit2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is very central. You are very close to o'connel Street and can walk to everything perfectly. If you want to go further, for example to Phoenix Park, you can also take the bus from there for a small price. We didn't get to know the host personally, but the communication via the site went smoothly and there were no problems with self-check-in. The room is very small but for a weekend trip where you go out in the morning and come back in the evening it is definitely enough. If we fly to Dublin again we would book this accommodation again.

    Vivian2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Nice location! Very cheap!

    Guillaume2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • The location is excellent, where we can do all walks and know the center just walking. The host responds very quickly, this was very important to me. The room is simple, for those seeking only sleep, is great. Antonio was very helpful and also made us feel comfortable. People live in the house, but very quiet. We didn't hear any noise and we didn't see anyone in the corridors either. I like it, thanks!

    Magaly2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Good place to stay in Dublin Near de city Antonio is friendly, easy going and good communication

    Arthur2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Really great location, very close to the city center. Antonio is so nice and he gave us great recommendations for restaurant and tour. Definitely would love to come again.

    Kurt2019-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, comfortable space!

    Olivia2019-05-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

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