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Places to stay in Sandymount

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

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

    Andrew2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Karin's place perfectly suited our needs - a central location, cool Georgian flat and very comfortable! We'll hopefully be back again soon!

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

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

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

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

    Christopher2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great host and fantastic location would definitely like to stay again

    Jack2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Francesca2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous stay! We had such good fun exploring Dublin from here! Check in was super simple and the flat had everything we could need, including a lovely welcome pack. Great local tips including one society for brunch and mr Fox for fancy dinner! We hope to be back!

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

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

    Entire home/apt


    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/apt


    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
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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

    Ross2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    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.
  • Cozy studio about 20-30 minute walk from downtown. Very impressive and beautiful older building with a warm and classic design.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    This is a clean, comfortable, bright and spacious studio with a double bed. The studio is on the top floor of the house, has just been newly refurbished and is next door to Sandymount DART (Train) Station which gives you direct access to exploring anywhere in Dublin right on the door step.
    This space is newly refurbished, super clean & comfortable and is a great place to stay while in Dublin. Note: The house is literally next to the railway line and the trains can be heard when passing. Trains run daily from 6am to 11:30pm.
    The house is right next door to the train (DART) station that can take you all over Dublin (or Ireland!). Only 3 stops on the train (less than 10 mins.) and you are in the heart of Dublin City. The house is 2 minutes walk from the RDS Arena. It is 15 minutes walking to the Aviva Stadium or 2 minutes on the train (1 stop away). The house is also less than 10 minutes walk to Sandymount village where you will find a supermarket, shops, chemists, hairdressers, park, bars and pubs, etc. Sandymount beach is 15 minutes walking from the house and is perfect for taking nice scenic walks along the strand.
  • Enjoyed our one night stay. Easy to get to and Peter was always quick to respond. Clean, comfortable and close to embassy area of Dublin and DART which was perfect for us. Train is quite loud and frequent but we quickly got use to it. Onsite parking was a huge plus for us. Would stay here again

    Curtis2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect little loft just outside of Dublin city. Much bigger than the photos show. Lovely place and location just expect to be able to hear the trains in the morning ! Would stay again !

    Ava2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Peter communicates well and is very responsive to queries. Gaining access to the property was very easy. The property is very well-equipped and has everything a guest could possibly need.

    Ruth2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great price for such a great place Very clean Quick booking Recommended 100%

    Nauris2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • All super. Train station is 20m away.

    Jan2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay - has everything you could need, and at a reasonable price!

    Hugh2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Peter was an incredible host. Beautiful space, very close to transport and fast responses to help us during our stay!

    Ciara2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • The stay couldn‘t be any better. It was clean, the check in was easy and the room pretty nice.

    Theresa2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

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    This is a clean, comfortable, bright and spacious one bedroom apartment with its own private kitchen and bathroom. Newly refurbished, this cute space is next door to Sandymount DART (Train) Station which gives you direct access to exploring anywhere in Dublin right on the door step!
    This is a newly refurbished, clean & comfortable space and is a great place to stay while in Dublin. Note: The apartment is literally next to the railway line and the trains can be heard when passing. Trains run daily from 6am to 11:30pm.
    I am located right next door to the train (DART) station that can take you all over Dublin (or Ireland!). Only 3 stops on the train (just 7 minutes) and you are in the heart of Dublin City! Just a few minutes walk (500 meters) from the RDS Arena. It is a 12 minute walk to the Aviva Stadium or 2 minutes on the train (1 stop away). I am also less than 10 minutes walk to Sandymount Village where you will find a supermarket, shops, chemists, hairdressers, park, bars & pubs, etc. Sandymount beach is a 15 minute walk away and is perfect for taking nice scenic walks along the strand.
  • It was a amazing place. Very beautiful and cozy!

    Derek2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, great say, spontaneous host!

    Khalid2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place, great location and perfect for a stay in Dublin.

    Cian2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay - the apartment has everything you could need at a reasonable price. Only downside is that there is little soundproofing to the apartment below, but other than that it's excellent!

    Hugh2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean apartment in a great location, and very friendly hosts with excellent communication! Thanks and hope to stay again soon

    Damien2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • It is a perfect apartment for couples, all the furniture is new and everything is very clean and comfortable, the location is perfect as the dart station is right outside the door, literally. I super recommend.

    Lucas2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great apartment in a terrific location. Separate bedroom, bathroom and kitchen and off road parking. Easy access to city centre. Plenty of restaurants within 10 minutes walk. Would certainly stay here again

    Gerard2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location for Aviva

    kieran2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Private own-door guest suite in a quiet home in Sandymount, one of Dublin's prettiest urban villages - just 4km from the city centre, a 20 minute drive from the airport and a 15 minute walk to the RDS or the Aviva Stadium. You'll find a host of amenities on the doorstep and easy access to the city by bus or train. Enjoy a stroll on Sandymount Strand (200m away) after a day of sight-seeing, before sampling one of the many great eateries on our doorstep. You'll be spoiled for choice!
    Small but perfectly formed, our newly refurbished guest suite offers privacy, independence, comfort and style - just what the weary tourist needs after a hard day's sight-seeing! A separate entrance door leads to a small lobby with a table for breakfast (or work). Guests don't have access to our kitchen, but a microwave, mini-fridge, and kettle are provided for those who prefer to dine at home from one of our local gourmet takeaways. The bright bedroom has great storage, black-out blinds, and a super-comfortable double bed, and the shower-room is spacious and modern. Top quality cotton bed & bath linens, feather & down pillows and duvet, and hand-made soaps complete this special offering. The suite is furnished in a clean, contemporary style, with original Irish artworks and many unique design touches. There's good high-speed internet access and USB sockets, though our selection of Irish literature and guidebooks may tempt guests to ditch the screens and immerse themselves in the Dublin experience! Guests also have access to a seating area in the pretty front garden.
    Sandymount is a special place, with a pretty village green surrounded by lots of interesting shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, all within a stroll of its famed sandy beach and a beautiful nature park with glorious views of Dublin bay - and all just a hop-skip-and-jump from the city centre!
  • This might be the best place in Dublin (beside the Temple bar) If you are going to Dublin you have to stay here from the service to the room everything was perfect! Loved it!

    Tim2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay was wonderful! It’s in a great location and felt like a home away from home. Clodagh was very kind and helpful, and assisted us in reading a map of the city and planning our daily excursions. Her service was above and beyond. The room was very comfortable and clean. Would recommend to anyone!

    Holly2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Clodagh’s place was fantastic! It was the perfect retreat after a busy day of exploring. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was very clean and Clodagh’s hospitality is unmatched! There are restaurants nearby, around the square, which made grabbing a meal easy. There is a bus stop nearby, the DART station is a 10 minute walk and a taxi to the city center is around $10-15. We enjoyed walking on the coast and the nearby parks, as well as the proximity of Ballbridge. I highly recommend Clodagh’s place!

    Mandy2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely, super well designed place. Small but everything you need for a weekend away and actually bigger than the photos suggested. Sandymount was also a great place to stay.

    James2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment with a smart design and a great host! We had a great stay!

    Emilie2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a great weekend! Thank you Clodagh for the kind welcome:) We’re for sure coming back! The apartment is clean and perfect located.

    Madeleine2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place, closely located to the city centre but nice to not actually be staying in the city itself. Sandymount is a really nice place and the accommodation was really cute and snug and brilliantly set up so that we had our own entrance, bathroom etc. Clodagh was very kind and hospitable and went out of her way to give us recommendations on places to see/ eat etc. Would highly recommend!

    Olivia2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely flat, perfect for a weekend in Dublin.

    Alice2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, Ireland

    Quiet double bedroom with shared bathroom in Ballsbridge.Direct access from airport with aircoach.It's peaceful and beside a variety of bars and restaurants,the RDS,the Avia,Herbert Park.And is a 10m walk to the sea & a 30m walk to the city centre.
    Hello, I'm John.....nice to meet you, and thanks for choosing one of my rooms. I air bnb out 2 bedrooms in my home This double room is the one that does not have the ensuite option. My house is in a great location especially if you are attending a conference in the RDS or heading to a match or concert in the Avia Stadium or 3 Arena. Contrary to the reviews, I no longer have a cat. Access from the airport could not be easier as the aircoach drops off right outside my house. You check their times on line at aircoach.ie Ballsbridge is cool cosy spot within walking distance of the city centre. Aprox 30 mins. The house is literally right beside the RDS and the Avia 5 min walk from the front door. And is just a 15 minute walk to the beach at Sandymount Strand. There are great pubs and restaurants right on my doorstep and to walk into the city takes only 30mins. Also, you have the beautiful Herbert Park for walks and relaxation, as well as tennis and football facilities. I work in the music industry in Temple Bar. I walk there every morning. Looking forward to meeting you John
    The house is off the main road, so it's quiet. But just walk around the corner and there's alwas a great atmosphere from the Pubs. I like eating out and there's great restaurants here, and in the areas nearby. It's easy to go to the beach, and there's a great park to sit in with a coffee. I always just walk into town. It's just a straight line and takes 30 mins.
  • Great value space in a nice area

    Conal2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice trip at John's place! Great bedroom, convenient! Would recommend for a short stay in Dublin

    Jules2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Sooo grateful for this place. Comfortable. Clean. Friendly. Highly recommended!!! Beautifull energy of this place!!! Thank you very much!!!

    Nikol2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Safe, clean place at good location. Would recommend if you are visiting Dublin!

    Sara2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • great room right in the middle of Ballsbridge. John is excellent to deal with and I would recommend his air bnb to anyone.

    Brigid2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay at Johns bnb. He was very helpful when we had questions. The place was in a nice gated area so felt comfortable. It was clean and cozy and easy bus ride to the city.

    Jori2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • John is a very welcoming host and the location is perfect. A lovely stay in this quiet area.

    Ronan2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • John's place was very nice, clean and cozy. Easily accessible from airport and close to the centre. It has perfect location if you come to shoot something with the RTE television. John is very nice, helpfull and easygoing.

    Danica2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    Private room available in picturesque Sandymount village - 5 minutes train from Dublin City Centre and 5 minutes walk from Beach. Perfect location to reach Dublin City Centre while enjoying the delights of Sandymount beach and village.
  • Second time staying at Michael and Tula's place. Same observations as before. Great location for access to city centre being near train and bus routes. Right beside Sandymount Village with its restaurants and pubs. Great hosts. Would recommend

    Gerard2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Really appreciate Micheal and Tulsa’s cozy warm place! Feel very welcomed to be with them! Micheal is sooo nice to help with everything and also offer me a lovely breakfast! So glad to meet them!

    Yifan2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Michael really made me feel welcome in his home

    Ade2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • Exactly as described. Lovely people. Great location.

    Patrick2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Michael was a great host, quick and accurate location details. Room was perfect. Great breakfast. Parking was very handy. Would highly recommend and hopefully I can stay again soon

    Alex2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • A warm welcome and a pleasant stay.

    Conor2019-11-16T00:00:00Z
  • Micheal is a wonderful host. He was really polite and very helpful. He even offers a simple and healthy breakfast to the guest which is always very welcomed.

    fran 2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Good location, good value

    Mark2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland

    Apartment with a large garden in the beautiful Sandymount, Dublin 4. Two hundred meters from the Aviva Stadium and also very close to the 3 Arena and the Bord Gas Theatre. 25 minute walk to the city centre or else 10 minutes by bus or train. All the major tech companies in the Silicon Docks are within walking distance also. Sandymount is one of the oldest villages in the city with one of the last remaining triangular village greens. Tranquil and secluded but very close to city centre.
    The space consists of a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and shower. You also have a large back garden which will be completely yours for the duration of your stay including our barbecue and hammocks. Very spacious for one or two guests or even a couple with small child. The hammock is a great place to chill out in on a warm day. Can also accommodate 3 or 4 people using the sofa bed in the living area.
    The apartment is in the Sandymount area of Dublin which is located about a 25 min walk from the city centre. Sandymount is on the sea so the beach is about a 5 min walk from the house. There are lots of restaurants in the area but the best are on Bath Avenue and Sandymount Village. The Aviva stadium is approx 200 meters away and the Bord Gas Theatre and 3 Arena are also very close by. All of the major tech companies in the Silicon Dock area are within walking distance for those on business trips.
  • Well located cosy atmosphere home! Conor made sure we had everything we needed . House was clean and nicely furnished! Good stay all in all!

    Shruta2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Conor’s place is a great garden apartment in a very nice, quiet neighborhood within walking distance of shops and cafes. We loved the location so much, and it was only a 15-20 min taxi ride to anywhere we wanted to go in Dublin. We would stay again in a heartbeat!

    Amber2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • As described, great little apartment. Very suitable for work trips. Local amenities nearby are all that you need and transport into city centre very regular.

    Sarah2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Good location and quick responses

    Aine2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment with all you need for a short stay. Very convenient for Aviva stadium. Communication was excellent.

    Alison2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay, very handy location for Aviva stadium and nice restaurants/bars in the area. Would recommend.

    Fiona2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Conors place is one of the best locations if visiting in and around the Dublin area. Conor himself was super accommodating and very fast and responding to any questions we had. The apartment itself was super cosy, with everything you could need for the perfect stay. Thanks Again!

    Rachel2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • A really special space, perfectly situated and easy access to all of Dublin.

    Evelyn2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Sandymount, County Dublin, Ireland

    Bright Private ENSUITE Double room with TV, FREE Hispeed WiFi, mini fridge and coffee and tea making facilities in renovated guesthouse opposite RDS Ballsbridge with FREE PARKING onsite subject to availability. On Merrion Road we are just mins on bus (just at the door) into Trinity college and O'Connell street. Lots of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops nearby DART STATION is just around the corner It is a short stroll to Sandymount strand and village. Family friendly we offer travel cot available on request
  • Comfortable and very clean room. Quiet place with good communication with the city center.

    Eva2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Outstanding location and room in 48 Merrion Rd, you will find very helpful host and staff at No.48, I would definitely stay here again if available, very very good, Thankyou host and staff at 48 Merrion Road.

    John2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, warm and great location! Would definitely stay again and recommend.

    Nikolina2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed here for a work conference at the RDS. The location of Paul’s place was perfect. The room was cosy and well furnished. The lounge and kitchenette downstairs were great places to have a rest. The room was exactly as described. Overall a great stay!

    Joyce2019-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • The house is very clean and lovely, the location is close to city center, very convenient for everything!

    2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Really clean, pretty room. Bus stop right in front of the house

    Alexa2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • This room is as described light and airy, comfortable bed with hotel standard sheets and duvet, lovely deep pile carpet, and soft fluffy towels. Tea and coffee making equipment a fridge with a bottle of water and milk. There is a comfortable lounge and well equipped kitchen area although we didn’t use either. The property is close to transportation links, bars, and some very good restaurants also a spar and Tesco easily reached on foot. Self Check in is simple and efficient so no worries about arrival times. Paul was quick to check all was ok and welcome us, also good at responding to questions. Would definitely stay here again.

    Jane2019-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • Paul’s place was just as described. Check in was super easy and efficient and the place was cozy and had everything we needed. We had a hard time figuring out public transit, but the train station is a short walk away or you can call a taxi easily. There were some nice restaurants that were suggested to us down the street that we liked as well. Would definitely suggest for anyone looking to stay in Dublin for a short trip!

    Katherine2019-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Our extra bedroom is all yours. We're 5 min walk from Aviva Stadium, 15 min from 3 Arena and the RDS. Beautiful Sandymount village is just 30 min walk to city centre and easily accessible by bus or taxi or DART. In the Village you will find everything you need; restaurants, coffee shops, bars and also a supermarket. Our guest room is on the garden level and is very private. There is a very comfortable King-size (US Queen) bed with an en-suite shower and bathroom. We have a friendly cat, Minnie.
    Sandymount is the best village in Dublin. Close to the crowd, but not in it. It a has a few nice bars and restaurants and is on the seaside with nature walks nearby. Two bus routes into city centre stop just across the street from our house.
  • Had a great time at Joan and Leo's place. And would highly recommend.

    Paul2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great room and en-suite, very flexible and helpful! Definitely recommend!

    Justine2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • A great location for the Aviva Stadium with easy transport links for the airport and into the centre of the city. A fantastic host, with a beautifully presented room.

    Darren2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, excellent room and lovely hosts.

    Keith2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing! Thankyou so much joan and leo for making me feel at home.

    Marit2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you very much for your hospitality during our journey. Joan is a lovely person: really flexible check-in time and great local tips ! The room is well-located and beautiful, you're in the center of Dublin in 15mn by bus and 10 minutes by foot from the beach. We had a great weekend and we recommend Joan & Leo for your trip. Jeanne & Steven.

    Steven2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely room, and Joan and Leo are amazing hosts. They make you feel at home!! Love this place.

    Marit2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Joan is a wonderful host, she really went out of her way to assist and accommodate us. The place is close to everything you need, very neat and clean - this was a perfect choice for our holiday.

    Rozelle2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland

    Bright studio apartment at the RDS on the Merrion Road just mins on the bus into Trinity college and O'Connell street . Lots of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops nearby - Sandymount dart station is just around the corner and a short stroll (8 mins) to Sandymount strand and village. Aviva stadium just 15 mins walk. Family friendly we offer travel cot and high chair available on request
    studio apartment with kitchen with kettle, toaster, combination oven, electric grill and microwave
  • Everything was nice and clean . Location is 3 km from city centre . And for me was most important that was parking space for car.

    Aidas2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Paul was quick to respond. The place is very close to downtown; right around the corner is a lovely cafe. Very clean :)

    Anya2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • This is a first class bijou stay. Will be booking again

    Mark2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • A very comfy and nice Apartment. It's very clean and it's near of the center of Dublin. Definitely recommendable!

    Yessica2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay in Dublin. The place is situated in a quiet neighborhood. It's easy to get to. Short walk from the Sandymount beach. Inside you can find everything you need during a short weekend stay. Good and responsive communication.

    Sebastian2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful space, really thought of everything and is perfect location, perfect for business or long weekend getaway!!

    Charlie2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and comfortable Bus at the foot of the apartment No nuisance Top to discover dublin

    David2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent experience. Everything matched the announcement! Very clean apartment, ultra comfortable bed, all necessary for a good stay. Bus stop in front of the house that goes directly to the city center, and about the neighborhood, there are grocery stores, checkpoints and even pubs! Really great experience, I highly recommend :)

    Charlotte2019-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Family room in renovated guesthouse opposite RDS Ballsbridge on Merrion Road with free parking onsite subject to availability. Great location just mins on bus to Trinity college & O'Connell street. Lots of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops nearby dart station just around the corner short stroll to Sandymount strand and village. Large double bed and single bed and also a foldout single chair bed suitable for child under 16 yrs. Family friendly pack n play travel cot available on request
    Room has queen bed and single bed and we also have a single foldout chairbed suitable for child under 16. We have tea and coffee making facilities in the room also a mini fridge with water and milk provided. Rate is for room only. Breakfast available in cafes the area (The Orange Goat just 2 mins around the corner, Rolys bistro at ballsbridge 10 mins walk, Brownes at Sandymount village 10 mins walk)
  • Top apartment gladly again!

    Matthias2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We were very happy with our stay at this place. Nice and clean room and the communication was excellent.

    Liv2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay. The room was perfectly clean - for that we would like to thank the cleaners, who we met briefly on our way out. The beds were comfortable. The location was ideal - we walked into the city center the first day and took the bus from the stop right outside the house the second day. We also appreciated the onsite parking for our rental car. Check-in and check-out, with the codes and lockbox, were straightforward. We would recommend this place to other travellers.

    Pauline2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Convenient location, clean room, highly recommended.

    James2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • The place was very clean and comfortable. Paul is a great host and we will definitely be using him again.

    Clark2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great location; comfortable living space; good communication...overall a lovely place to stay whilst in Dublin.

    Aisling2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Accommodation that met our expectations! Fairly close to the center by bus or on foot (1 hour), the area is very quiet and a few minutes from Aviva Stadium. The host could not receive us but sent us all the explanations to access the room. Perfect !!! I recommend without hesitation.

    Aurélie2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Paul’s place looks exactly like the picture. We had ample space to store our luggage out of the way and there is a large closet as well. There were ample outlets on each side of the beds. The kitchen had ample utensils and a French press for coffee if the instant kind isn’t to your liking. There was chilled tap water and milk in the mini refrigerator. There is also a larger refrigerator in the kitchen if you go to the market or have dinner left overs. The location has a bus stop feet away and the Dart is very close too. If you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs because there is street noise. We were on the first floor and felt very secure. We were very grateful not to have had to lug our huge suitcases up the stairs. Other guests came and went with little noise. The common areas are kept immaculate and our room was pristine. If coming to Dublin there is certainly a great place to stay. It’s location is great and the neighborhood was urban, safe and clean.

    Jackie2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Absolutely stunning and spacious townhouse in Ballsbridge located within walking distance of some fabulous restaurants, cafes and shops. The property has 2 double bedrooms and a king size bedroom, allowing up to 6 guests to stay comfortably. The interior is modern and bright with stylish furnishings. The townhouse is well equipped with everything you will need for your stay and there is free parking. It is the perfect place for couples, friends or small groups.
    Building: Gorgeous Terraced Townhouse Amenities: Professionally cleaned Hotel-quality high thread-count bed linen and towels 24/7 check-in Fully-equipped kitchen Washing machine and tumble dryer Free parking Small open air patio Living room: Comfy sofa Stylish decor Large TV with Netflix and Apple TV Open plan space Kitchen: Fully-equipped Oven Hob Fridge Microwave Dishwasher Bedrooms: Room 1: Double bed + Ensuite+ Storage Room 2: King size bed + Ensuite + Storage Room 3: Double bed + Storage Bathrooms: 3 modern bathrooms with large showers Essential toiletries are provided along side professionally laundered towels
    Ballsbridge is on the south side of the city. It has been the urban retreat of choice for Dublin's wealthy citizens since the 19th century. With its posh airs and exclusive residences, Ballsbridge is the home to foreign embassies, several rugby clubs and the Royal Dublin Society with its annual horse show. Of all Dublin areas, Ballsbridge has the least built-up and most 'private' feel. Ballsbridge is only minutes away from the city centre. Close to the house you’ll find the Aviva Stadium and the RDS Arena. On Pembroke Road, Leeson Street or Morehampton Road, you will find plenty of eateries, coffee shops, groceries shops, bars and restaurants a short walk from the apartment. Please take a look at the guidebook on my listing for recommended places to eat and drink in the area!
  • Lovely house in a great location..

    Trish2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect accommodation; corresponds to the pictures; also suitable for 6 people. Top facilities, top facilities, location (5 minutes to 2 pubs, to SPAR, to the bus, a little further to the train). Nice large open kitchen with island; large dining table for everyone; separate bathrooms. Contact via email uncomplicated; it is answered VERY quickly; if there are problems, you are also prepared to find pragmatic solutions

    Martin2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great place in a great location. Comfortable beds, very nice showers, nice open kitchen, and overall well designed and sunny space (not so common for Dublin!) We would definitely stay here again. (Just note that the door must be locked from the inside or outside with the key so that if someone is leaving early and someone is sleeping in, the one staying will have to get up briefly to let the other person out!)

    Anne2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic charming apartment with great location in the heart of Dublin. From the booking moment to the end of our stay the support/follow-up was outstanding. We loved our stay at David's place!! Highly recommended!

    Pedro2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful cottage, great location to explore Dublin. Good transport links. We found David the host really helpful and accommodating. We felt the property was presented really tastefully, sparkling clean and really well equipped. Beds were really comfy and lots of space. We visited Dublin for a special occasion and this property totally exceeded our expectations and we would recommend to anyone looking for something special. Thank you to David for letting us stay in your wonderful property!

    Sharon2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location and beautiful place!

    Olivier2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house, all of the bedrooms were a good size and the beds were so comfortable. The living area was spacious and lovely and bright. It’s in a really lovely area with lots of pubs and restaurants within an easy walk. Would definitely stay again when visiting Dublin.

    Becky2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous accommodation, the house is very stylish, the quality is superb and it feels very homely at the same time. Perfect for our short stay. David and his support team were very helpful before and during our visit, a very friendly and professional operation. Great location with everything on hand locally and close to Dublin centre. Wouldn’t hesitate to return. Thought the price was very reasonable too when you compare to local hotels.

    Ian2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    Bright 1bed apartment at the RDS on the Merrion Road just mins on the bus into Trinity college and O'Connell street. Free HiSpeed WiFi, TV, Kitchen with cooking facilities. BUS STOP IS OUTSIDE THE DOOR. Lots of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops nearby Sandymount DART STATION is just around the corner and a short stroll (10 mins) to Sandymount strand and village. Aviva stadium just 15 mins walk. Family friendly we offer travel cot and high chair available on request
    We have a bedroom, bathroom with shower, livingroom with large double sofabed and kitchen with dining table with seating for 4
  • Good location and service

    Conor2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect apartment, close to all amenities, bus stop at the foot of the apartment. Comfortable beds even the sofa. In addition everything is made available. Very simple arrival and departure. Recommend for a next trip !!

    Elise2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We really liked Paul's accommodation. It was clean and comfortably furnished. Bus stops are in front of the door and the train station is only a few minutes' walk away. Communication was straightforward. We would love to come back!

    Stephanie2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, good location and great communication with the owner

    Patrick2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Paul is incredibly friendly & helpful. An extremely versatile host with a beautiful place right in the heart of Dublin. Plenty of pubs, shops, places for food locally with a network of transportation on the doorstep. I'll be back!

    Jamiel2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely aparment. Great localitation. All the attention from Paul. Better imposible

    Miriam2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place in good location.

    Seamus2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely clean place in a great location. Paul was really helpful and the heating was already on when we arrived which was great

    Luke2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Two bedroom apartment. (One double and one single). South facing balcony. Integrated kitchen. Refurbished to a very high standard with quality furnishings and fittings. Digital TV Wi-fi. AIB Bankcentre closeby. Excellent bus service to Belfield. About 20 minutes walking distance to the City Centre. Numerous shops, restaurants closeby. Herbert Patk 5 minutes away. Landsdowne Dart station closeby.
  • Lovely stay in a beautiful apartment in a safe and quiet district

    Philip2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic apt in a fantastic area . As you approach the large white gates, you feel like your entering a wonderful , very safe community. The apt is a 30 min walk into the hustle and bustle of City Centre Dublin. If you don’t feel like walking, the bus is right on the corner. Fantastic area with very friendly pubs and restaurants. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again while in Dublin. Collette and Viny were wonderful. You couldn’t ask for better hosts.

    Debbie2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely lovely apartament, really elegant, cosy, warm; all facilities one can need, great location, everything was just perfect! And lasy but not least, really charming, friendly host!

    Mariusz2019-10-17T00:00:00Z
  • Collette and Viny are wonderful hosts! We had a great time in Dublin and the apartment was lovely. It had everything we need, and it was extremely tidy and comfy. We would stay there again without hesitation.

    Talita2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful apt near Ballsbridge, just a 20 min walk from downtown Dublin. Collette was extremely friendly and recommended us a few travel tips! Would definitely stay here again.

    Conner2019-10-03T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful location! Very safe and secure apartment, well appointed and very clean.

    Jackie2019-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • Collette's apartment is very nice and clean. The apartment has everything that you might need. The location is good. It was a very nice experience for me.

    Onur2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Viny oso pertsona atsegina da, eta ahal izan zuen guztia egin zuen gure egonaldian laguntzeko. Gainera, gure galdera guztiak berehala argitu zizkigun, eta komunikazioa ezin hobea izan zen. Etxea oso ondo komunikatuta dago bai autobusez bai DARTez, eta argazkietan agertzen den bezalakoxea da, eta denetarik dauka. Ohea ona da, eta terraza ere ezin atseginagoa da. Gosaltzeko ere, zenbait gauza utzi zizkiguten. Hesitutako urbanizazio pribatu batean dagoenez, oso toki isila eta lasaia da. Egonaldi zoragarria izan da, eta zalantzarik gabe berriz ere bueltatuko ginateke etxe honetara. Mila esker denagatik.

    Dabid2019-09-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    Experience Dublin on your doorstep . With an unbeatable location on the banks of the River Liffey the Temple Bar Rooms literally minutes walk from land marks such as Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St.Patricks Cathredal, Guinness storehouse. Shop until you drop in Dublin’s best shopping districts or take a wander down the cobbled streets of nearby Smithfield.
    Choose this cute pod room to wake up to the bustle and beauty of Dublin’s city quays. This luxurious Georgian room offers space and comfort with everything you need for your stay. This compact room has super comfortable double sized beds and flat screen TV. It also features super powerful showers and air conditioning to keep the room temperature just right. The calming, neutral palate of whites and greys, with rich wooden accents, create a warm and inviting space.
    Some of Dublin’s most famous tourist attractions are within a 5 minute walk. Grafton Street and Phoenix park, Europe's biggest city centre park are also close by ! Stephens Green, Trinity College and the essential visit to Temple Bar( literally 1 minutes walk away) are all within walking distance. If you fancy a local bus tour, the ‘hop on hop off’ bus tour stops just outside your door. 10 minute walk to Phoenix Park 5 minute walk to St.Stephens Green 5 minute walk to Grafton Street 5 minute walk to Trinity College 2 minute walk to Temple Bar 5 minute walk to Jameson Distillery 10 minute walk to Guinness Storehouse
  • Nice concept room with outstanding location

    Gabriel2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Had a lovely wee night here, fab host with great communication. Fantastic location as well, would highly recommend

    Yasmin2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Temple Bar Rooms Thanks for the great comms & the beautiful accommodation. The central location in Dublin was perfect for our needs. Excellent use of space in the room and we especially loved the shower and the comfy bed! We would definitely come back next time we have an event in Dublin. Best regards Kieran & Claire

    Kieran2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Phil's. The rooms, although compact, are very well thought out with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The location is excellent, it is exceptional value for money and the bed was very comfy. We will be back!

    Aideen2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • I had a phenomenal stay! Perfect location, Phil was really quick, friendly and helpful with check-in. Absolutely perfect place to call home away from home in Dublin!

    Lauren2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location. Rooms are stylish but tiny. Warm and comfortable. Suited us for a flying visit to Dublin

    Marie Louise2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • A great location and neat little room. Small but cozy. Not much privacy in the bathroom but still nice. Would definitely stay again.

    Cameron2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay, easy to access in a great location. Room was fantastic but we really struggled with the flooding bathroom which is purely a design flaw. An awesome deal!

    Anna2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

    Private room in renovated bed & breakfast opposite RDS Ballsbridge with free parking onsite subject to availability. Bright bedroom in Guesthouse on Merrion Road just mins on bus to Trinity college and O'Connell street perfect for work stay or short break. Lots of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops nearby dart station just around the corner short stroll to Sandymount strand and village. We have TV, free hi-speed WiFi, tea coffee making facilities and mini fridge
  • Had a great stay in Paul's place.The room and Kitchen were spotless and newly refurbished.As a lone traveller I felt very safe and comfortable here.I will be returning and would recommend this Airbnd.

    Simone2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean, excellent host, fast communication and easy self check-in. Great location near RDS, public transport just by the entrance or very near it.

    Renan2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean, excellent host and location - highly recommend 👍🏻

    Michelle2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • I had to go to Dublin on short notice. Paul was very quick at responding which was great as I had limited options in the area. Instructions for entry were very clear. The build is in an excellent location, very close to the RDS, lots of great bars and restaurants within walking distance. The room I had was quite small, no sure if there are larger ones also in the building. That was fine though as it was stated as small room in the description prior to my booking. Even though small, it was perfectly functional and very clean. It had tea and coffee making in the bedroom and had its own bathroom so worked out great. Would stay again and would recommend to others

    Damien2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • Great location near RDS - clean and well laid out house - my thanks to Paul

    Nick2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant location straight across the road from RDS

    Hannah2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot

    Gareth2019-07-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, cozy space and excellent communication from the host. Perfect for solo travelers, too

    Dina2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, 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.
  • 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
  • Great apartment! All very clean and tidy. The key system is very easy to understand and handy. The beds are very very comfortable and the apartment is very well kept. Will be staying again next time in Dublin!

    Marta2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin 8, County Dublin, Ireland

    This chic apartment in a quiet complex offers comfort and convenience in a great package! Right near the famous Aviva stadium and the RDS, as well as the peaceful Ballsbridge neighbourhood of Dublin, it's the ideal hub for seeing the city, and relaxing in the evenings afterwards! With a private balcony and plenty of space for a small group, I hope you feel at home in my apartment!
    The entire apartment is cleaned prior to your arrival, and dressed with fresh hotel quality linens. You'll have access to free wifi, comfy furnishings, a well-equipped kitchen, and two bathrooms.
    Ballsbridge is on the south side of the city. It has been the urban retreat of choice for Dublin's wealthy citizens since the 19th century. With its posh airs and exclusive residences, Ballsbridge is the home to foreign embassies, several rugby clubs and the Royal Dublin Society with its annual horse show. Of all Dublin areas, Ballsbridge has the least built-up and most 'private' feel. Yet, despite the space and relative tranquility, Ballsbridge is only minutes away from the city centre. Close to the apartment you’ll find the Aviva Stadium and the RDS Arena. On Pembroke Road, Leeson Street or Morehampton Road, you will find plenty of eateries, coffee shops, groceries shops, bars and restaurants a short walk from the apartment. Please take a look at the guidebook on my listing for recommended places to eat and drink in the area!
  • Thank you Sarah for your accommodation! We enjoyed the apartment, very well placed and clean It was perfect ! Thanks again, Manuel

    Manuel2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Good matress, very clean, good ubication, good transport combination, very close to amenities, lift doesnt works

    Luis2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah’s place is well situated in Dublin. Close to public transportation, restaurants and pubs. Neighborhood is friendly and safe. We enjoyed the apartment very much.

    Sharon2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great experience overall. The apartment is simple but cosy, the team is extremely responsive to any issue that may occur.

    Thomas2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah's place is great and the location is excellent. Would highly recommended

    Cian2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • This is the most amazing place I have ever lived. Big spacious rooms, sunny, amazingly clean. The response from team was great. Super location & safe locality ... the price you pay for this is very very Low... I bet any other apartment like this in that area would cost a Bomb. My wife had tears while leaving the place Keep up the goood work 👍👍👍👍

    Pankaj2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely, super clean apartment and great host. I will definitely recommend to my friends and family.

    Natália2019-12-05T00:00:00Z
  • We visited our daughter who is attending UCD. We thoroughly enjoyed the apartment. It is located in a great area -easy to get to other locations in Dublin. There are some great local spots within walking distance. We were impressed with Sarah’s responsiveness throughout our whole stay. Check-in was super easy. The apartment was furnished with everything we needed. Great visit!!!

    Mike2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Welcome to Dublin 4 Pad on Serpentine Avenue. This very cosy flat is fully self-contained with a double-bed, a kitchenette and a private en-suite with a bath/shower wc and sink. A 2 minute walk from major bus routes including the Airport Coach and a 5 minute walk from the heart of Ballsbridge with it's myriad of cosy pubs and restaurants which cater to every taste! The RDS is a 2 minute walk away (just recently hosted Fleetwood Mac and Bon Jovi!) and the Aviva Staduim is a 15 minute walk.
    Tea and Coffee (Nespresso) making facilities Microwave Cooker Fridge Shower and Bath Wifi
    Ballsbridge is a very vibrant neighborhood close to the heart of Dublin and public amenities such as Sandymount Strand and Georgian Parks.
  • Staying at Orla's as great as ever. Very comfortable apartment and great value for money in a wonderful quiet location, with city centre easily accessible and wonderful local bars and restaurants.

    Rupert2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • As good as ever!

    Rupert2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • The hospitality was great, with small details that made us very satisfied. It was a great experience.

    Pedro2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Wouldn't stay anywhere else if Orla's place is free!

    Rupert2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little apartment for our weekend in Dublin. Within walking distance of some great bars and restaurants, highly recommend the Orange Goat fir breakfast! Orla was a great host, responding to messages really quickly. Thanks

    Charlotte2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • I'd never stay anywhere else if Orla's place is free. That says it all!

    Rupert2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Very convenient place, well located to explore Ballsbridge area and with good connections to reach city center.

    Adrià2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great as ever on my 4th visit. Comfortable place in a great location

    Rupert2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    * Cosy, comfy 3 Bedroom private home in Sandymount village, with magnificent walks on Sandymount beach in 3 minutes walking distance. * RDS and Aviva stadium only 1km * 3 Bedrooms with two ensuite and one main bathroom * Separate kitchen is fully equipped with nice gadgets and utensils * Oven, MW, F/F WM Dryer Nespresso M * Smart Tv * Sky Movies, Netflix. * Free HS Wi Fi * Free Parking on the drive way * Off Street Free Parking * Underfloor heating * Back yard with marble table and seating
    The property consists of the entrance hall, cosy living room accessing to private patio garden, separate small kitchen, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is high speed free wi-fi and 43 inc Smart TV. One super king bed One king double bed One single bed And one sofa is available .
    Our neighborhood is very quiet, safe yet still wonderfully close to amenities. The local village and beautiful Sandymount beech are just 400m away.
  • An outstanding property, superbly kitted out in an excellent location with a very attentive host. Cant ask for more.

    Rachael2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Deniz’s place was incredibly welcoming, and the host was very quick to respond and help with any questions or queries we had. The house itself was lovely, three great bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a lovely kitchen and living room meant it was the perfect location to come back to after seeing Dublin. Ample parking with a space in the driveway as well as road parking if needed was a bonus for 2 of our group who lived in Ireland. Would highly recommend to anyone hoping to spend some time in and around Dublin!

    Ben2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Enjoyed our stay! We walked to the pub down the street, very safe neighborhood. It’s a bit of a drive into town though, and can get expensive using uber every time! Great place to stay though!

    Janet2019-08-13T00:00:00Z
  • This home and area of Dublin is quite charming. The house is very comfortable and a very nice amount of space. It is also close to a great area where there is a great grocery store, pubs and shops. We hope to come back!

    Brittany2019-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • I recently stayed in Deniz’s home with my wife, daughter, and son-in-law. The house is very comfortable, and cozy. It is tucked away from the hubbub of the center of Dublin in a section of the city called Sandymount. The neighborhood is lovely, and safe. There is a train station a short walk away from the house. The house has off street parking, so we were able to park, and leave the car and use public transportation wherever we wanted to go. It takes about 15 minutes to get to or from the Dublin Heuston train station. The house is very welcoming. The 3 bedrooms are all good-sized, especially the master on the 2nd floor. We really liked having the large skylight in the bedroom and a smaller one in the bathroom, as it was relatively warm during our visit. We enjoyed being able to open the skylights to circulate the air and cool the house with fresh air. The bathrooms were all very clean, and up to date. The kitchen is well equipped, including a dishwasher. Deniz’s description of the house was very accurate. Everything went very smoothly. Deniz was very responsive to some questions that we had about the house while we stayed there. Even though she was traveling abroad at the time, she responded very quickly. We enjoyed our stay here very much, and can confidently state that if you are looking for a 3 bedroom house in a quiet environment in Dublin you will be very satisfied here.

    Michael2019-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable place in a nice quiet neighborhood. Convenient to restaurants, pubs, shopping, and public transportation to city center.

    Tom2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely home in an unbeatable location, close to local pubs in the heart fo Sandymount! My family had a great time staying from out-of-country and enjoyed the short 15-minute beach walk along the Strand to my house. Comfortable and spacious!

    Ashley2019-06-17T00:00:00Z
  • Very helpful host, great location close to the beautiful sandymount village

    Mark Gillian2019-06-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    Large bedroom with private bathroom located 20mins from the airport and 10mins walk to Grand Canal. 2km to Trinity College and 3km to city centre. Couple minutes walk to Google, Airbnb, Facebook, JP Morgan, PWC... offices Living room has a view over the river with an amazing sunset view. Apartment is fully equipped and you can use all common areas. Bus 747 to/from the airport.
    Private ensuite bathroom.
    Safe and clean neighbourhood. Ringsend is one of the best areas to live in Dublin
  • Great communication. Friendly host and a relaxing place to stay. Lovely people. Thanks!

    David2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Apartment well located. Very clean and comfortable. Close to the train lines, buses to the city and airport. Close to supermarket and restaurants. I was very well received and received all the necessary attention. An excellent place to stay.

    Geraldo2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was great. Highly recommend this place.

    Anna2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Really stylish and spacious apartment with great ambiance and view! The room was very clean with lots of space to hang up clothes etc In terms of the location, it’s a little bit away from the city centre but there’s a tram just across the river which I used to get pretty much anywhere. Unfortunately there was no hot water for the 5 nights I was there otherwise all was good.

    Casey2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Elo’s place was absolutely fantastic! No problems with communication, a nice self-check in system and it’s located in a great area! Only minutes walk from 3Arena, close to tram and train stations and in a beautiful area that has local cafes, restaurants and bars only a short walk away. I was a solo traveler and it was perfect! The hosts made my stay welcoming and comfortable. The room is a bit bigger than I expected from the photos and it has a lot of storage options such as a wardrobe and drawers. Would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking to explore Dublin and see a show at 3Arena haha ☺️☺️

    Matthew2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely outstanding stay. Elo is a great host who went above and beyond to make me feel at home in Dublin. The apartment has everything one needs, an ideal location with a breathtaking view. 10/10, would definitely recommend & stay again for my next visit. Thanks Elo!

    Felipe2019-10-19T00:00:00Z
  • very reasonably priced for central area with lovely view over river

    Rupert2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice room. Clean. Good hospitality

    Nicky2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    My place is a calm oasis in the bustling city of Dublin. With train station and bus stops just a 2 minute walk away and the RDS main entrance 6 minutes away, exploring all that Dublin has to offer couldn't be easier! The 63 m2 own door, ground floor apartment sleeps 4 people and has an open plan kitchen / living area that is beautifully decorated. The house is set in a quaint part of the well-known area of Ballsbridge.
    My home is perfect for city breaks, business trips and is fully furnished with everything you could wish for a comfortable stay! The house is professionally cleaned before every visit and my cleaners place fresh, hotel quality linen and towels on your bed prior to arrival. -The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could wish for including a dishwasher, washing machine and a dining table for guests wanting to spend an evening in with a home cooked meal. -The living area has comfy seating and a Smart TV. It’s the perfect space to relax and unwind after a busy day exploring the city. -There are two beautiful double bedrooms with ample storage space available. -There's a modern bathroom with shower. I supply shower gel, hand wash and shampoo for my guests... less for you to pack!
    There are plenty of eateries in the area and Sandymount strand is close by for anyone that loves the beach. The area is a thriving hub with loads of cafes and pubs close by, shops within 6 minutes. Take a look at my guidebook for recommended places to go in the area. Walking times: 2 minutes - Intercontinental and Clayton Hotels; 5 minutes - RDS main entrance; 7 minutes - Sandymount village with its shops (Tesco Metro, Butlers Pantry, Spar); 15 minutes - Aviva Stadium; 35 minutes -Grafton Street or Grand Canal Dock. Also close to St Vincents Hospital, University College Dublin, Trinity College, Donnybrook Village and many Embassies.
  • Everything was great, and very well organized. Location is amazing specially that it is very close to DART. Fast response to any enquiry. Thank you

    Ahmed2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely comfortable place in a great location. Very close to the bus stop and the DART station for quick access to the City Centre. 5 to 10 walk to Sandymount village where there are some nice cafes and restaurants. Also a short stroll to Sandymount strand.

    Fiona2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic apartment in a great location. Check in and communication throughout was seamless. The parking onsite was an added bonus.

    Naomi2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent apartment and very convenient for the RDS

    John2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and spotless. Cozy and comfortable.

    Richard2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Rita’s home was great! It is situated in a lovely neighbourhood. Probably a little easier to get back to the main sights of Dublin by taxi rather than public transport- however can get expensive if travelling alone. The house was clean and stylish, we had a group of 4 people it was quite spacious. Highly recommended place to stay on Dublin!

    Aj2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay in Rita's place was the best airbnb experience to date. Her home was a dream and perfectly located in a very elegant part of Dublin. Every aspect of the stay was extremely positive and the beds were equal to the Ritz Hotel chain. If you are looking for a "gem" in Dublin ~ do not hesitate to book Rita's place. It simply doesn't get better!!

    Marjorie2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • This was a great place to stay , every possible need had been considered to ensure the highest of comfort . Super clean , and comfortable

    Ruth2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Newly renovated, funky second floor flat located 5 minute walk from the Spire, O'Connell St - where all tours, buses, trams depart from. Featuring a compact, open plan kitchen/diner and chic living room for relaxing in with a double bed, providing comfortable, great value sleeping arrangements for 2 people. In a historic Georgian terrace only a short walk from restaurants, supermarkets; pubs; cafes; the cosy fit out is superbly rounded off by it's convenient proximity to the major attractions.
    - The apartment is on the the second floor, but there is no lift in the building. - Like in all big cities, light or early sleepers should bring ear plugs due to some street noise caused by weekends revelers returning home late. - Paper towels are not provided - this is a choice for the environment and the future. - We do not supply face cloths, sorry - our linen company does not stock them. - A bathroom and kitchen, with the benefits of an electric, instant shower and all you need to cook, including kettle, toaster, hob, fridge and pots, pans and trays. Like all of our apartments, this has all a traveler needs to 'live like a local' and see the sights, without having to take public transport everywhere, or to hire a car.........
    The apartment is perfectly located for exploring the city; all of the city's cultural institutions are within walking distance and the transport connections are excellent NORTHSIDE CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS The North side of Parnell Square is home to the city's Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art; we share a significant collection of Impressionist painting with the Tate Gallery in London, part of the Hugh Lane Bequest, which is rotated in seven-year cycles. Next door is the Writer's Centre, and next door again, is the Writer's Museum, with a Michelin-starred restaurant in the basement, the amazing Chapter One. Down on the East side of Parnell Square is the beautiful jewel-box that is the Gate Theatre - part of the 18th-century entertainment complex established by the entrepreneurial Dr. Bartholomew, to help support his new Rotunda Maternity Hospital (the oldest purpose-built such hospital in the world, and still delivering babies on a daily basis, 270 years later (9000 is 2012). In general, shopping hours are 9.30-6pm, with late-night shopping till 8pm on Thursdays. Sunday opening is from noon. BREAKFAST The Kingfisher Café, a no-frills 'caff' on the corner of Parnell Square and Parnell Street West is good for breakfast, with friendly and efficient service. Good value, and good fish and chips later in the day. The Old Music Store on North Frederick Street, a few blocks South of us, does a good Irish breakfast in comfortable surroundings. Dunne's Stores, is the indigenous supermarket and department store chain, and has branches in every sizeable town throughout the country. There are two local branches. In North Earl Street, opposite O’Connell Street’s Spire, the Off-Licence (liquor store) is in a separate premises, a few doors apart - look for the James Joyce statue. You will find a bigger branch in the ILAC Shopping Centre, flanked by Henry Street, Moore Street and Parnell Street West (Moore Street entrance is opposite Paris Bakery).
  • Simon's attention is excellent. The house is very well located, just 5 min walk from O'Connell Street. It is worth highlighting the cleanliness, order and care. The only room for improvement, if anything should be mentioned, is the mattress, which is a bit old. But for everything else, I would recommend it and would go back a thousand times more.

    María2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Really great Airbnb, felt like a mini apartment and had everything you needed. If you wanted to cook there you could easily, which we loved.

    Rose2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great place! Perfect walking distance to downtown. Loved staying here.

    Lauren2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Small apartment decorated with care, well equipped and very clean. The recovery of the keys being done with a code, it is practical if you arrive late. And Simon is very responsive if necessary. If you don't feel like cooking, you will find what you want within a 10-minute walk. Attention the staircase is steep and narrow to go up to the apartment which is on the second. The low ceiling bathroom will not be suitable for tall people but it adds charm to the whole. A very good base. I'll be back!

    Jeanne2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and cosy flat extremely well-situated in the centre of Dublin. Simon was very caring. 10/10 would recommend.

    Anna2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very much enjoyed our stay! Great communication and amazing location, in walking distance to just about everything! Cheers Simon!

    Kelsey2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • So much to say here. The location was close to everything I could wish for and me and my partner loved the place it felt so private. Came to visit Francis bacons studio and it was 5 minutes away!

    Callum2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great location! Room was very clean and equipped with everything we could need. Simon was very responsive and helpful during our stay, highly recommend!

    Amanda2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

    Private TRIPLE ENSUITE room (with TV, tea coffee making facilities and MINI FRIDGE) in renovated bed & breakfast opposite RDS Ballsbridge with FREE PARKING onsite subject to availability. Bright TRIPLE bedroom in Guesthouse on Merrion Road just mins on bus to Trinity college and O'Connell street BUS STOP OUTSIDE THE DOOR. Lots of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops nearby. DART STATION is just around the corner and it is a short stroll to Sandymount strand and village. AVIVA 10-15 MINS WALK Family friendly we offer TRAVEL COT available on request
  • It was really great!!

    소현2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Paul's house is awesome! The house is super clean, the beds are comfortable and the heating is adequate. The shared kitchen is convenient, and the seasoning facilities are complete. The location of the house is amazing, and the bus is just outside. Highly recommended to everyone!

    Mengmeng2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, modern, good location. Great shower!

    Graeme2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful spot! Just what I was looking for! Reasonably priced, clean and modern. It was just me, but would be great for a couple too. I ended up taking a cab into the center of town- about 15 minutes & 10€ each way- very easy to wave one down out front. The fridge and coffee station were a nice touch

    Katie2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent. Newly refurbished with a high quality finish. Spotlessly clean, plus all amenities, coffee, tea, fridge in room, and communal sitting room and kitchen. Ideally located for RDS and easy transport to the airport and the centre of town.

    David2019-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent room, super clean, great shower and has laundry facilities.

    Asila2019-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay at the apartments. The rooms were clean and spacious enough. The price was great if I compare it to other places in Dublin. The location was also good, close to a bus which takes you to the center in 15min. We also walked to the center, this is about 30mins and it’s a nice walk. We were also surprised that the sea was so close, and it’s definitely worth to walk here, the neighbourhood around the apartments and the sea are great. Lots of nice restaurants. We would definitely recommend this place in Dublin. We didn’t see our host, we had to do a self check in which was extremely easy to do. Paul gave us the right information and he was really helpful for all our questions.

    Cristian2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • The place is lovely and we had a really great time. The location is also great because it's really close to bus station. we took bus number 4 to go almost everywhere. Paul really frendily and very helpful. He answered all our question and helped us a lot during our stay. Thank you Paul

    Amnah2019-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    ********************NO PARTIES************************** Large, beautifully furnished, modern 3 floor house filled with soft lighting, a home cinema, art, quirky objects & large garden area with BBQ, in Ballsbridge one of Dublin's nicest neighborhoods. Superfast wifi, parking, private garden. The house is closer to the city than it shows. Search for 'The Good Food Store' or Aviva stadium to see the actual area.
    Welcome! I'm a very keen traveller and I travel extensively on 5 continents for both pleasure and my work in the music industry. At the same time, I am also a bit of a 'home bird' and having a beautiful house and living space is very important to me. My home is inspired by my years living in Scandinavia and is filled with many objects and artworks I have picked up as I have traveled through life. I love being an Airbnb host and invite you to enjoy my home while I'm not here! I'm sure you will find it a great experience :-) THE HOUSE: The house is a beautifully designed, 200 square meter architectural home filled with art, soft lighting, quirky objects, a home cinema, private parking and luxurious comfort in Dublin city's nicest neighborhood. It is spaciously spread over three floors with four bedrooms and has a home cinema room (which acts as the fourth bedroom). There is a large living area, a well equipped kitchen and 4 bathrooms. There is also a south facing garden that gets the sun all day, a decked area outside 2 of the bedrooms, a rear external smoking area, and private parking behind an electric gate. THE BEDROOMS Bedroom 1, the master bedroom, has a king size bed and generous wardrobe space. It also has a luxury quality sofa bed, it is en-suite with dual sinks, a dual head shower, an electric jacuzzi bath tub and a bidet. Bedroom 2 has a king size bed and has a walk-in wardrobe/changing room and is also en-suite, with its own bathroom and shower. Bedroom 3 has a a king size bed and large wardrobe space. There is a bathroom across the hallway with a bath/shower and bidet. Bedroom 4 is the home cinema room, it has 2 luxury quality double sofa beds. THE LIVING SPACE & KITCHEN The living area has 3 sofas, natural light from the large south facing window and a Technics record player for listening to music (along with a digital piano and an acoustic guitar). There is a large oak dining table with designer chairs, it is filled with objet d'arts and is a really wonderful place to relax. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances, has superior fittings, marble top counters and food basics so you can make breakfast or cook. HOME CINEMA The home cinema is a dedicated room on the lower ground floor that has a high-end entertainment set-up including an InFocus full HD projector and a large motorised projection screen (2.75 metres). This is connected to a Sony blu-ray DVD player and 5.1 sound system that includes a sub woofer and wireless surround sound speakers. There is a library over over 150 DVDs, most of which are Blu-ray discs. The home cinema can function as a bedroom as it has two sofa beds (the most comfortable you've ever slept on!). THE COMMON AREAS The main entrance is into a large hallway on the ground floor (no steps), and is where one of the 4 toilets are located. Down stairs has beautiful hardwood flooring and has the cinema room, a bathroom, a utility room and linen closet (with extra bed linen if required). All areas have very fast wifi and there is an iPad for going online and watching movies. OUTDOOR AREAS The garden area is south facing, so gets light all day, has plenty of seating and the use of both a gas and a charcoal barbecue. There is private parking in the garden behind an electric gate (parking can otherwise be very difficult in Dublin!). Two of the bedrooms open on to a decked area and can be accessed through their own doors in the garden. There is also dedicated smoking area at the rear of the house. THE NEIGHBOURHOOD The area that the house is in is Ballsbridge, regarded as one Dublin city's nicest and most desirable neighbourhoods. There are many cafes, bars and restaurants very close by (there is a gourmet food shop, a cafe, a pharmacy and a laundrette only 1 minutes walk). Trinity college is about 20 minutes walk, or 2 stops on the DART train, with the nearest station being 3 minutes walk away. The Aviva stadium (home of Ireland's home soccer and rugby matches) is 4 minutes walk and the RDS, Dublin's largest event centre, is about 6 minutes walk. The sea is 10-15 minutes walk, in Sandymount (although it is further when the tide is out :-)). My home is a beautiful, and superior base in Dublin for cultural, family, business and tourist visitors but is not available for party, stag or hen groups. If you would like to know more about the house, feel free to message me. I look forward to hosting you in Dublin! :-) Hamlet Sweeney
    The area that the house is in is Ballsbridge, regarded as one Dublin city's nicest and most desirable neighbourhoods. There are many cafes, bars and restaurants very close by (there is a gourmet food shop, a cafe, a pharmacy and a laundrette only 1 minutes walk). Trinity college is about 20 minutes walk, or 2 stops on the DART train, with the nearest station being 3 minutes walk away. The Aviva stadium (home of Ireland's home soccer and rugby matches) is 4 minutes walk and the RDS, Dublin's largest event centre, is about 6 minutes walk. The sea is 10-15 minutes walk, in Sandymount (although it is further when the tide is out :-)). My home is a beautiful, and superior base in Dublin for cultural, family, business and tourist visitors but is not available for party, stag or hen groups. If you would like to know more about the house, feel free to message me. I look forward to hosting you in Dublin! :-)
  • Great communication, lots of space and a lovely place

    Mary2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place to stay and fantastic hosts!

    Lizzi2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed here with my family, there was 7 of us and the house layout makes it ideal for you to have your own space as well as a huge lounge dinner to gather The house is very technical, buttons everywhere with speakers in the ceiling and under floor heating. We struggled a bit at first then worked out how to get the sounds on and we were set😬 Bars and restaurants all around and about 20min walk into the centre. You can see the stadium from the garden We loved the cinema room the surround sound is amazing We would definitely come back and stay again

    Claire2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • A stylish and fun place to stay. This is a great house for larger groups. Plenty of beds, bathrooms and spaces to be! The artwork is fun and the house is filled with quirky treasures that you will stumble upon that will make you smily. Very homey feeling and great layout and hub for your trip to Dublin! Check-in was a breeze and the city guide was great! Thanks for making our first trip to the motherland (my wife's) a big success!

    Buddy2019-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • The home was very comfortable and welcoming. We especially loved the home cinema!

    Carson2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks for the amazing stay. Such a beautiful house in an amazing location. Ruth and Miriam were so helpful and answered all my questions and the handy guidebook was a lovely touch. Can't wait to book again :)

    Molly2019-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Really great house in a superb location. The house itself is extremely spacious, comfortable and clean. We really enjoyed our stay! Many thanks

    Ben2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Location, Location, location. Minutes from everywhere and very quiet at night. You can't go wrong in this part of Dublin. The house is perfect.

    Alan2019-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    4

    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cristina2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 17, County Dublin, Ireland

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