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Places to stay in Dublin

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

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

    Andrew2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • 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
  • Room Type

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    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Position, Position, Position. The best spot for sight-seeing, cafes, shopping & the night life of Dublin! You are literally at the Spire on O'Connell St. The bedsit is the perfect base from which to explore Dublin. Featuring keyless, digital entry, 24/7 check in, the apartment has all you need. Including a double bed, instantaneous shower, plus microwave, toaster & kettle. It's on the second floor, Cable TV & fast wifi. Great position and very experienced company run by super hosts!
    For light to early sleepers: Due to it's central location, there can be some street noise, so bringing some ear plugs may be advisable. Paper towels are not provided - this is a choice for the environment and the future. We do not supply face cloths, sorry - our linen company does not stock them. Recently renovated, with a small bathroom but the benefits of an instant shower, and kitchenette including kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, plates, utensils, cutlery etc. Like all of our apartments, this has all a traveler needs to 'live like a local', in style, and see the sights, without having to take public transport everywhere, or to hire a car. Like your own hotel room! Shower might not suit very tall people.......
    The neighbourhood is vibrant and lively and has some fantastic restaurants near by. The area has recently included the Luas tram line which is only steps away from the accommodation. Please check our recommendations in the home manual!
  • The bed in this place is so so clean! The communication was amazing and very easy to follow:) Its right in the city center had we stayed longer that would have been amazing to take advantage of its right across from the theatre if that’s your jam and the cafe below it had great smoothies. It’s 15ish mins from the airport super quick. Jezz what more can I say it was such a nice stay! Thank you so much for having us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kevin2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

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    Gardiner House is located in a beautiful historical building. It has been completely renovated to a high standard though it still retains its originality and charm. A former 200-years-old convent with its own Victorian chapel converted into a backpacker hostel for travelers from all over the world to meet and mingle. Our aim is to make your stay in Dublin as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, making you feel at home away from home, while providing a high-quality service at a budget price.
    Each floor comes with its own wi-fi router – free wi-fi thought the whole building, and the shared rooms are equipped with all you need to ensure a comfy stay: fresh bed linen are included; power outlets for each bed; little reading lights and individual lockers underneath the bunks to lock up your valuables – bring your own padlock – otherwise padlocks, adapters and big shower towels can be purchased at reception. Hairdryers, iron, boarding games are available to borrow as well 😊 All rooms are bright and spacious and cleaned daily, each floor has multiple bathrooms, which are cleaned four times a day to ensure a high-quality standard of cleanliness.
  • Great hostel close to the centre!

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

    Brandy2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, not just for the value but overall one of the better hostels I've been to.

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

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

    Karine2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great location within walking distance to some excellent local spots and the larger tourist areas. Staff was helpful and there were all the amenities I needed to get by for a week. They even had a few guitars laying around, which I very much appreciated.

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

    Eileen2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent atmosphere, cleanliness is the highlight of this hostel. Thanks

    Maura2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

    Cosy apartment in the city centre. 2 bedrooms apartment. 15 minutes walking from the temple bar and Guinness store house . 5 minutes to Jameson distillery and art corner. Few steps to the cobblestone (century pub). 10 minutes walking from the Brazen Head (oldest Irish pub). Market on the corner. Bus stop in the corner. 5min walking from the luas red line. 10min walking from luas cross city. Condominium Apartment with off street parking and cctv.
    Condominium Apartment complex just beside many attractions on the city centre and easy access from the airport train and stations and port. 2 double bedrooms 1 Bathroom spacious living and dinning room. extra sofa bed on the living room. kitchen fully equipped. back garden on the condominium.
    we are in a very safe are just beside the city centre With some pubs j around the corner and also the the Jameson distillery about 5 min walking from the house
  • The accommodation is in a great central location yet is quiet and well equipped. We were able to sleep well and it was a huge bonus to have Lidl close by so that we could get pastries for breakfast and other supplies easily.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Eoin2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • A clean and modern apartment near a tram station and near Dublin city center. A wonderful place and a wonderful host. Wish we could stay more than one day.

    Kellisha2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Smithfield, dublin7,, Dublin, Ireland

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

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

    Bettina2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • A great location and friendly staff!

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

    Octavio2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice Lobby area, featuring a bar , playing pool and jenga.

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

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

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

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

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    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

    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
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin 8, County Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Yannick2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • The rooms were clean, lots of privacy for a hostel due to the POD beds, lots of fun at the bar - all the barmen were excellent. The food is solid too.

    Luke2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • For the love of Pods! A semi private route to the usual hostel bunk option. Overall pleasant and accommodating stay.

    Mauricio2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

    Our shared dorms are fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay a perfect one! All of the bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom, so there's no need to go dashing through any hallways in just a towel, and that's not all, they also come with fresh linens, free WiFi, lockers and cages to keep your things locked up safely, and plenty of power and USB outlets!
    Situated in the very middle of Dublin City, you'll not find a hostel closer to all the action! Experience the best of both worlds! For those looking to steep themselves in the history and sights of Dublin, Times Hostels - College Street is located right on the edge of the beautiful Trinity College grounds and is only a few minutes' walk away from the historic Viking and Medieval districts of Dublin, there's plenty to see and explore right at our doorstep! For travellers looking for a good night out, lucky you! We are just a tiny 2 minute walk from the ever-lively Temple Bar area, as well as numerous other bars, clubs and pubs only a small distance from our door.
  • All perfect! Very close to everything! I stayed in a shared room. They clean everything but it doesn't last long. Room for 10 people. The breakfast that is included has a lot of variety. Wash clothes without problem. I recommend it!

    Ariana2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Each room has their own bath and lookers. Breakfast included. Service was really nice!

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

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

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

    Pablo2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, good price and very neat & clean

    Nrapendra2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Location is very convenient, all aspects are ok

    Yuki2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • The hostel is great! Relaxed atmosphere, mega nice staff and very much appreciated, the free dinner on Wednesday or Thursday free beer evening where you get great conversation with other guests. It is well located in the center and has great connections to the airport etc. I highly recommend this hostel and I will definitely go back if I come to Dublin again! All the best to you Greetings Steffi

    Steffi2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

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

    Pablo2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location, couldn't beat it! Check in was very easy, Marius was there to greet us and show us our room + amenities. The room was spotless and very cosy; there is a heater but no need for it as the apartment is on the top floor so is lovely and warm. Had a great night sleep, will definitely be back to this apartment for our next Dublin night out !

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

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

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

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

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

    Jeff2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Everything very clean, the kitchen great. Marius answered us in less than an hour, which was great. 100% recommended

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

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    A beautiful and comfy apartment with breakfast included in a very quite place close to city center good for couples, solo adventurers and business travelers. Only 10 min walking from O'Connell Street city center (check the map on pics) located just 5 min from The Old Jameson Distillery, 15 min from Temble Bar and next to Smithfield where you can find Supermarkets, Centra, Spar with a short walk of 5 min or even less, Great choice in terms of Location and value you will be very welcome here.
    A comfy and spacious apartment with high speed WI-FI, comprises one double bedroom with your own fridge to store your groceries, a shared bathroom which is clean with essentials included (Shampoo, Gel, Conditioner, Soap, etc) The kitchen can be used for the breakfast provided only no cooking and access between hours 6:00 am to 17:00 pm middays be aware we have a self check out.
  • Joe and his wife are very nice, the flat is near the city center, highly recommended!

    Alexis2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Extremely kind host that will accommodate to your requirements. Such a clean house and very welcoming. Exactly what you see in the photos! 10/10 would stay here again.

    Sinead2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay. Private room. Since I was alone the room is perfect and sufficient for sleeping. You don't need more because you are out all day. Breakfast was sufficient. There are shopping opportunities nearby and all in all the city is easily accessible on foot. I am happy to have been here and would love to come back.

    Mandy2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice host and nice accommodation for a short trip!

    Tanitha2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • This is a highly commutable location, with the luas and multiple buses very close by in order to travel around the city. The Jameson Distillery is within walking distance, and is a great attraction if you're a fan of Irish whiskey. The host responded really quickly to all my messages and was very courteous the entire time. I accidentally left some personal property in the room and could not return to collect it for a few days after check out but Joe was very accommodating about returning it to me. The room itself was clean and well kept, a bit small as the double bed took up most of the space but it was a comfortable and safe place to rest our heads at the end of the day, which is all we really wanted. There is also an excellent coffee machine in the kitchen

    Caoimhe2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Joe is an excellent host, available by messages at all times, very nice guy. The check in process is very easy, he waits for you to give the key in person. The room is very comfortable and the complementary breakfast is simple but delicious. Thank you for your hospitality Joe!

    Sylvia2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful , clean, very comfortable space . Not easiest to find, but once you do, nice city neighborhood. Made feel very welcome

    Peter2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Top lad

    Scarlett2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Great position overlooking the Liffey. 20-25 mins walk to Temple Bar. Keyless, digital 24/7 check in, chic living room with a great balcony for enjoying the views + full kitchen. A double bed & sofa bed offers comfortable sleeping arrangements for 4. Close to most attractions & cool for when you just want to chill out.
    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. Featuring modern bathroom and kitchen, with the benefits of an electric, instant shower and all you need to cook, including kettle, toaster, hob, microwave, fridge and pots, pans and trays. Like all of our apartments, this has all a traveller 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 on the First floor, but there is no lift available..
    Great neighbourhood close to Stonybatter, Guinness Storehouse and Phoenix park. Dublin has always been renowned for its restaurants and cafes and the early part of the Eighteenth century was no exception. On the eastern side of Essex Bridge, in the vicinity of the Custom House a coffee- house called the Cocoa Tree was located. In the recess between the bridge and the Custom House there was a ‘chop house’, known as “Old Sot’s Hole”. This establishment had the reputation of having the best steaks and ale in Dublin. The owner of this chop house was a Mr. Thretford. His golden rule was he never gave any credit to anyone, even the very wealthy. He died in 1742. The chop house still flourished. At a meeting held there in 1757, it was decided that the passage leading from the bridge to Essex Street was too narrow and after discussion, money was given to a Mr Bristow, a Commissioner of the Revenue, for the widening of this passage. Subsequently, a Bill was passed that all the narrow alleys in the City of Dublin, were to be widened. Houses had to be demolished for this work to proceed and certain room keepers and lodgers felt that they should have been given at least six months notice of this fact. Fourteen Bills of Injunction were filed and the authorities decided to react. The roofs of the houses of those who had filed the injunctions were removed in the middle of the night. Panic ensued and people ran into the streets, not knowing what had happened. In 1762, Parliament granted £12,000 for the purchase of all houses, preventing the street widening, from their owners. The street widening was carried out and the new street was called Parliament Street. In 1763, the Corporation of Weavers and other dealers in silk submitted a petition Parliament informing them that there were only fifty silk looms working, where previously there had been eight hundred looms, and asking them for assistance. The Parliament made grants available, to establish a public warehouse, where silken goods, manufactured in Ireland only, would be sold. A house was found for this purpose in Parliament Street and would be used by the wholesale and retail trade. This building was called the Hibernian Silk Warehouse and was officially opened in February 1765. All the wealthy and fashionable ladies flocked there to buy their produce and the silk trade in Dublin received a great boost as a result. The main traders in Parliament Street at this time were wool and textile merchants. A General Thomas Russell, who was banished to the Continent as a result of his support of the United Irishmen, returned to Ireland in the early 1800’s. He was arrested on the 9th September 1803, on the second floor of number 28, Parliament Street. £1,500 had been offered for his capture. He was tried at Downpatrick and executed on the 2nd October 1803. The merchants of Dublin presented a petition to Parliament for a section of land to build an Exchange. This building was to be a meeting place for merchants and traders. This petition was granted and the foundation stone of the Exchange was laid on the 2nd August 1769. The completion of this building took ten years and was finally opened in 1779. Rather than being used by the merchants, the Exchange became a place where public and political meetings were held. During 1798 it was converted into a military depot and court martials were held there. On the 13th of January 1800, Daniel O’Connell made his first public speech against the union with Britain, there. People who were deemed to be part of the revolutionary movement were punished in the Exchange. The public came to view these punishments being doled out. In 1814, a crowd had assembled in the Exchange for the whipping of a culprit. The balustrade in front gave way, nine people were killed and many were badly injured. In September 1852 the Exchange changed its purpose for the final time; it was inaugurated as the City Hall of the Corporation of Dublin.
  • Loved this place! Location is great central location for walking to anywhere in Dublin! Great recommendations and check in directions were very helpful. Would definitely stay again.

    Madison2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable, excellent heating and good location.

    Maria Soledad2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • On arrival of the apartment we noticed a leak in the bedroom, Nigel responded immediately to get the issue resolved by sending out a maintenance person. Unfortunately the issue wasn’t a quick fix and we was unable to stay in the apartment. Nigel and his team were absolutely amazing when resolving the issue and immediately found us another air b and b to stay in which was brilliant. genuinely could not fault anything with the apartment or the service, would 100% stay again! thanks Nigel!

    Tia2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Refer to nigel kind and correct person always available in case of advice or problems

    Lorenzo2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Kind, helpful and very responsive! The apartment is very well placed , nice decoration, I recommend!

    Claudine2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Nigel's, liffey views and we loved it. The pack the team sends over before your visit is excellent and really useful, especially to make the most out of a short stay. We used the pack in the air bnb as well and really enjoyed some of the recommendations Nigel and the team had made. We knew the air bnb looked nice but it was even quirkier and stylish than we had thought in a fabulous location! Check in was super easy using the lock box too. There was a small mishap in the air bnb beyond Nigel and the teams control, but they communicated excellently and went above and beyond to rememdy it, i couldntve asked for better hosts or a better stay!!

    Vikki2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Adorable apartment! Amazing location! Very clean! Nigel was very communicative and supportive during the stay. Thanks for an amazing time!

    Laci2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great location by the river, short walking distance to most places, nice little flat, would definitely recommend

    Richard2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
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    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 8, County Dublin, Ireland

    Double room available in Dublin city center. Close to Temple Bar, O'Connell Street, Henry Street, Parnell Street, 10 minutes walking to Grafton Street and St Stephen's Green. NO KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM AVAILABLE.
    You will be sharing the apartment with me and other room which is rented as well.
  • Not super close to most of the sites we were interested in seeing, but it's not too long of a walk to the Temple Bar area, and there's plenty of buses always around if you're not up for a longer walk. It was only about a 5-10 minute walk to the airport bus stop which was perfect. Self check-in was great and super easy. Room was a nice size, had a TV and mini-fridge in it, and Raul had left a bottle of water for us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mile2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place would stay again

    Dylan2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, 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

    Newly renovated, funky first floor flat located 5 minute walk from the spire, O'Connell St - where all tours, buses, trams depart from. Featuring a compact, open plan kitchen/diner and living room for relaxing, featuring a double loft bed and a double bedroom, providing comfortable sleeping arrangements for up to 4 people. In a historic Georgian terrace only a short walk from restaurants, supermarkets; pubs; cafes. The cosy fit-out compliments its convenient proximity to the major attractions.
    - The apartment is on the first floor, but there is no lift in the building. - Like in all big cities, light or early sleepers should bring ear plugs due to some street noise caused by weekends revelers returning home late. - people with mobility issues may not be able to access the loft bed. - Paper towels are not provided - this is a choice for the environment and the future. - We do not supply face cloths, sorry - our linen company does not stock them. - A bathroom and kitchen, with the benefits of an electric, instant shower and all you need to cook, including kettle, toaster, hob, fridge and pots, pans and trays. Like all of our apartments, this has all a traveler needs to 'live like a local' and see the sights, without having to take public transport everywhere, or to hire a car. - Double bed in bedroom plus a double loft bed (involves ladder/stairs) make up the bedding configuration.........
    The apartment is perfectly located for exploring the city; all of the city's cultural institutions are within walking distance and the transport connections are excellent NORTHSIDE CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS The North side of Parnell Square is home to the city's Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art; we share a significant collection of Impressionist painting with the Tate Gallery in London, part of the Hugh Lane Bequest, which is rotated in seven-year cycles. Next door is the Writer's Centre, and next door again, is the Writer's Museum, with a Michelin-starred restaurant in the basement, the amazing Chapter One. Down on the East side of Parnell Square is the beautiful jewel-box that is the Gate Theatre - part of the 18th-century entertainment complex established by the entrepreneurial Dr. Bartholomew, to help support his new Rotunda Maternity Hospital (the oldest purpose-built such hospital in the world, and still delivering babies on a daily basis, 270 years later (9000 is 2012). In general, shopping hours are 9.30-6pm, with late-night shopping till 8pm on Thursdays. Sunday opening is from noon. BREAKFAST The Kingfisher Café, a no-frills 'caff' on the corner of Parnell Square and Parnell Street West is good for breakfast, with friendly and efficient service. Good value, and good fish and chips later in the day. The Old Music Store on North Frederick Street, a few blocks South of us, does a good Irish breakfast in comfortable surroundings. Dunne's Stores, is the indigenous supermarket and department store chain, and has branches in every sizeable town throughout the country. There are two local branches. In North Earl Street, opposite O’Connell Street’s Spire, the Off-Licence (liquor store) is in a separate premises, a few doors apart - look for the James Joyce statue. You will find a bigger branch in the ILAC Shopping Centre, flanked by Henry Street, Moore Street and Parnell Street West (Moore Street entrance is opposite Paris Bakery).
  • AMAZING location! Simon was super helpful and accommodating. The space was clean and inviting. A great value for your money.

    Molly2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely wee quirky apartment, great size for the 4 of us. Just what was needed. Host is very good with communication

    Lisa2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Really lush apartment, had a lovely stay. We managed to see all the site's and attractions by not using any transport! Everything worth seeing is no more than a 30 minute walk. Simon was super quick responding and allowed us to check in early. 10/10

    George2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, centrally located.

    Harm2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Definitely a lovely stay! We spent 4 nights at Simon's appartment and it had everything you need. When you leave the door your directly at the head of O'Connell Street where you can reach all the shoppingmarkets, restaurants and busses you'll need. Within a 15 minutes walk you are in the Temple Bar area. So... in front of the appartment, there is everthing you need :) I recommend you earplugs because it's a little noisy in this area (anyway... i could sleep without any). Simon also sent us a really good "Check In Guide" which was helpful for our first stay in Dublin! Thanks a Million!

    Roman2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and cozy apartment! Close to everything in Dublin! Simon was always there to answer my question!

    Kathrin2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect spot for the two of us, conveniently located next to some fabulous restaurants (check out the lovely spoon, next door!) and easy access to the 747 express bus to Dublin airport. Simon was easily accessible before and during the visit, even letting us know that the home was ready a couple of hours early, which was a welcome surprise. Thanks for hosting! Would not hesitate to stay here again the next time we’re in Dublin.

    Mary2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • such a sweet and cozy location. near so many great places for coffee and breakfast, and within perfect walking distance to just about anything!

    Cassandra2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
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    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

    Clean, warm, safe self-contained studio apartment with own bathroom and kitchenette. Walking distance to Dublin city centre and rathmines town. Numerous cafes, restaurants, and bars nearby.
    Portobello came into existence as a small suburb south of the city of Dublin in the 18th century, centred on Richmond St. During the following century it was completely developed, transforming an area of private estates and farmland into solid Victorian red-bricked living quarters for the middle classes (on the larger streets), and terraced housing bordering the canal for the working classes. As a fast-expanding suburb during the 19th century Portobello attracted many upwardly-mobile families whose members went on to play important roles in politics, the arts and the sciences. Towards the end of the century came an influx of Jews, refugees from pogroms in Eastern Europe, which gave the name "Little Jerusalem" to the area.
  • Good apartament with all the necessary. The location is quite perfect. A couple of minutes walking to city center. 👏

    Sergio2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • A little far from the center, but in 25 minutes you are in it. Very quiet neighborhood to sleep. The apartment is small, but if you are visiting Dublin you will only sleep practically. Very advisable

    Alberto2019-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • I had a pleasant stay here. There is everything you need to live for a few days, and the apartment is really well located to visit Dublin. It was a pleasure to discover this beautiful and welcoming city !

    Nathan2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • Accommodation which is well located for exploring dublin. Good space (slightly more than the pictures show) and had no problems sleeping at night. Good transport links to the centre and good value for price. Would stay again for exploring the city further.

    Henry2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • Very easy check in! Nice space, clean house, good area, had no problems getting around. Pluses... Sweetest little fur friends to welcome you home!<3

    Ray (Liza)2019-10-16T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay here, its quiet, clean and convenient, close to some local bars and food places, perfect for what we needed, there are laundry facilitys although we didn't use them and we were provided with towels. check in and out were trouble free.

    Starr2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Basic but totally suitable for our needs. Lovely area to stay in Value for money, clean, functioning & fully equipped Would definitely stay there again

    Ruth2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Good place and well located.

    Salem2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


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    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 6, County Dublin, Ireland

    Georgian 2nd floor studio flat, great value for groups on a budget who want comfort & location! 5 min walk to O'Connell St & The Spire where all tours, buses, trams stop. Quirky loft bed + sofa bed in living room. Easy keypad self check-in, compact kitchen & bathroom, dining, living room, TV & free WiFi, it's cosy style compliments it's convenience to the main attractions, shops, restaurants and bars.
    IMPORTANT: - Loft bed involves ladder-type stairs - The apartment is on the 2nd floor, no lift, sorry. - Light or early sleepers should bring ear plugs due to some noise from neighbouring apartments and street/city noise. - 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. Featuring kitchen and bathroom, with the benefits of an electric, instant shower (hot water never runs out) and all you need to cook, including kettle, microwave, toaster, hob, fridge, freezer, and pots, pans and utensils. Like all of our apartments, this has all a traveller 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 (less than 5 min walk) 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. We provide a detailed trip info pack with many pages of local tips and recommendations, including the nearest shops, restaurants, bars, public transport and much more.
  • Lee is fast at responding and even sent us a great package with everything we needed to know about the apartment and recommendations on what to see. The apartment is clean, in a great location, and easy to access. Definitely recommend this place!

    Amiel2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great place that exceeded our needs. Netflix and wifi. Great location.

    Shane2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • A brilliant stay - Lee is a great host and provides great hints and tips! Very central location but can be quite noisy at night. Lee responded quickly to any queries we had. All in all a great stay and hope to be back soon!

    Ellise2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot! Lee was very helpful every step of the way, made for an easy trip. Great location, fun interior decoration, and easy to check in and out. The apartment building can get a little bit loud at night, but this was mentioned on the listing and didn’t bother us too much. Would absolutely recommend this place.

    Ben2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • It was our first time in Dublin and having Lee's studio as a base was brilliant! Nice walk into the city centre or bus stops just down the road if you needed them. The studio had really cool stylish vibe and it was nice to chill before heading up the stairs to bed. Careful if you've had a Guinness or two. Lovely breakfast opposite the road! Couldn't ask for anything more than Lee provided, super response times and gave all the information regarding the studio well ahead of time so we could prepare our day. All in all, it was a perfect stay and we look forward to staying here again when we return to Dublin. Cheers, Dave

    Dave2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is perfect for a couple of days in Dublin. It’s clean and has a cool style. The host ist super friendly and always ready to help you and answers your questions really fast.

    Jonathan2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment - nice and quirky. Nice and central so close to shops / cinema / restaurants. Lee was a great host and checked if everything was ok with us, check in was easy. Would recommend 100% to anyone.

    Charlotte2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Lee’s apartment. The appartement is cosy and very clean. Lee was very nice and explained everything before arrival, we had the necessary instructions for a practical check in and check out. The appartement is located very close to the center, like 10 minutes walk. The appartement was conform to the description and was great for 3 days! We enjoyed our stay there !

    Laure2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

    The listing is a lovely, modern, log cabin in a secluded spot located in the back garden of a fine suburban house in south Dublin. Free on street parking is available immediately outside the main residence. The listing is suitable for couples or solo travellers. There are no particularly strict house rules; all we ask is that you respect the property just as you'd like your own home to be respected. There is one cat in residence at the property.
    Lilac Cottage is a self contained, double bedroom, shower room, full working kitchen and living area with TV/DVD.
    Kimmage is a lovely, settled neighbourhood. Several good restaurants are within walking distance as are shops, pubs, parks, and a gym, yoga and pilates. It also has an excellent bus service which will bring you into the city centre in around 20 minutes.
  • I absolutely adored my time at Fidelma's! She was very welcoming and communicative. The place was super comfortable, very clean, and beautifully decorated. I enjoyed having the kitchen as well. The bus stop is very close by and I really liked staying a little bit out of the hustle and bustle of the city. I only wish I could've stayed longer! I would highly recommend!

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

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

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

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

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

    Adél2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • This little place was great. It was a little hard to find just because the street signs in Ireland are not that clear and our GPS wasn’t quite working yet but once we got our bearings it was easy. Fidelma has created a little oasis in her back yard. We enjoyed a nice quiet stay, walking distance to a full service grocery store to buy what you need to prepare some simple meals. She had coffee, tea, and other basics in the kitchen of this little house. We picked up a leap card for the bus at the close by shopping center to ride the number 9 bus into town every day for a little bit of a savings on our bus fare - $2.50 v $3 each way. The bust stop was literally just around the corner. Check in was easy, she was in contact with us the whole time, the bed was comfortable and the place was cute and clean. Message me if you have any questions.

    Cristy2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place, great stay, a beautiful little cabin with all the home comforts you need. Perfect for a romantic weekend away for 2.

    Julie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland

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

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

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

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

    Josh Albert2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Marius is very kind and welcoming. Everything went well during my stay in Dublin. The appartment is well located near the city centre. I recommand this place and hope to come back later.

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

    Davide2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and very comfortable. Lots of tourist destinations and pubs within walking distance. Marius was a great host!

    Weldon2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great people very friendly, friendships that will last a lifetime. Would love to come again and visit,really enjoyed my stay

    Eilise2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

    Amazingly located apartment in the quiet quarter of Temple Bar a few mins walk from Trinity College, Dublin Castle, City Hall, Grafton Street, St Patricks and Christchurch Cathedrals.
    Always something to do or see
  • This is the perfect location if you plan to be in the temple bar district! And at such a great rate too. Everything is within walking distance. Place was clean and communication from host was great! There’s also a great crepe place right downstairs that we highly recommend. Would definitely book again!

    Bianca2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent central location, lovely apartment, and great hosts. They were super flexible and very helpful. You can't go wrong here!

    Shawn2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Michael and Maylene's flat is in a fantastic location, right in the heart of temple bar. The flat is well equipped with everything you would need and is spotlessly clean. Would highly recommend to anybody stopping in Dublin.

    Joseph2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great location! Clear communication, fantastic local tips-

    Janet2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Micheal and his Co host Maylene were super helpful. They helped us out really short notice and were very quick to respond. Great apartment and amazing location!

    Ewen2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great host, we spend an amazing time in Dublin and the Airbnb was just perfect, and very well located

    Manuel2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Micheál and Maylene’s place was perfect for our first trip to Dublin. The apartment is centrally located with tons of great food and pubs within walking distance. The apartment was sparkling clean with plenty of extra amenities, I would definitely recommend staying here.

    Stephen2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place, very clean, very comfy, and very well located ! I hardly recomend this place !

    Lola2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

    Comfortable private double bedroom at just 10 minutes walking from the city centre, at the beautiful area of George's Dock. Ensuite private bathroom. Enjoy your stay with easy access to all amenities and touristic spots nearby!
    -Please notice there is no kitchen available at the apartment. -There are other two rooms available for guests at the apartment. Each one with its own door lock. -Parking space inside the property subject to availability (Fee: 10 euros per night). If not available there is a private parking place nearby the property.
  • Amazing host! Great communication and location

    Natasha2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • A cute, cozy place right in the centre of Dublin. Easy walk to all attractions. The place is very clean and comfortable. A very safe apartment. In a nice and quiet area too. Only suggestion would be to have more pillows on the bed as you only get 1 pillow if you stay with someone.

    Nicole2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, Annie took good care of us.

    Madara2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Very well connected place, center of Dublin. I recommend hosts :)

    Jakub2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • I didn’t get to meet Annie but the place was great and self check in and check out was effortless. Great location.

    Miguel2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Staying at Annie's place was the top highlight of my visit. It was very comfortable to stay in and much better than expected. First off, the locationcwas perfect . It felt very safe all the time while being situated in the best part of the city. When we arrived in Dublin we caught the bus which stopped us 2 minutes away fron the apartment. The check-in experience was also wonderful because Annie had explained by very good detail how to check in without any problems at all. Having a room and a bathroom was honestly enough for us during our 4 night stay in Dublin. The room was also sparkling clean when we arrived. I recommend Annie's place 100%

    Annalise2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place! The Annie is a great and friendly person.

    Vinícius2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • A great place for a weekend stay! Being right by the tram and train station was super helpful. Also having our own little hideout when needed was great. Would recommend for a short stay in Dublin.

    Mary2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, 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

    This gorgeous room is located in a quiet street in the heart of Dublin , close to bus stops & Other public transport routes. It's perfect for two people with everything you'd need for a fantastic stay in Dublin. If you need parking please ask in advance of booking. Please note that there will likely be other guests staying in the house as well. The airport is 20 minutes away by car or slightly longer by public transport.
    You will have a beautiful double bedroom perfectly suited to two people, a clean and elegant bathroom, kitchen and living room (shared) in a modern, newly renovated apartment. You will have full use of the kitchen, two bathrooms, smart tv access in a large living room, balconies and storage space.
    Phibsborough is a vibrant neighbourhood where there are numerous shops, attractions and amenities within close proximity, including the beautiful Phoenix Park and Botanic Gardens. Walking distances: Glasnevin Cemetery - 20 min Croke Park - 20 min O'Connell Street - 15 min Jameson Factory - 15 min
  • Great location. Great value. Had everything I needed for my stay in Dublin.

    Emily2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very fast responses, friendly, explained everything we needed to know and helped us in any way possible

    Denislava2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Lorcan’s place was great! It was easy to get to, and he was incredibly helpful every step of the way!

    Caila2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant spot and handy for getting into the city centre. I would stay here again.

    Iain2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay - there'll be others in the rooms, but it's fine. Solid place to crash if you need a last minute accommodation which is what I needed.

    Kashyap2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Lorcan's place was perfect for our break in Dublin. The house is situated in a quiet neighbourhood and is a 15/20-minute walk from O'Connell Street and the city centre. Alternatively, the Broadstone tram stop is a 10-minute walk away and can take you to various spots around Dublin. The room is small, but cosy with plenty of storage space. The bed was slightly squeaky but very comfortable. Communication with Lorcan was easy and efficient. Cheers!

    Tom2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • I had a short but very nice stay! Great communication beforehand, convenient location in a quiet yet lively area. The room was cosy and there was even enough space for me to do yoga in the morning. Thanks to great recommendations in the neighborhood I had a lovely breakfast too :)

    Clara2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great location! Great, quick responding host & fun city! Definitely has the vibe of a hostel but all our fellow patrons were clean, quiet & kind!

    Jess2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Phibsborough, County Dublin, Ireland

    Cosy home in Crumlin very close to city centre. Luxury double bedroom with tv and wi fi
    Bedroom and bathroom kitchen and patio area
    It is a quiet culdesac. Close to a good bus service to the city. There is pubs and takeaways plus a cafe and deli near by
  • Perfect Place. Sean is the most amazing host. Makes you feel extremely comfortable and very knowledgeable.

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

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

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

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

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

    Candice2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable room and nice staying.

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

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

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Crumlin, County Dublin, Ireland

    This spacious 1 bedroom apartment is perfect for an extended visit to Dublin City. We can easily sleep 4 people here.
    You will have full access to the whole apartment. There is 1 bedroom, a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with an adjoining large dining and sitting room. The apartment is yours for the duration of your stay , so you can get as comfortable as you like. Make yourself feel right at home. This modern apartment has everything you need, its been recently renovated, it still has that new apartment smell. You probably can imagine what I'm talking about..
    The north side of the city is a fabulous part of Dublin. It is one of the busier parts of the city. Hundreds of local pubs, many infamous around the locality and plenty of historic drinking spot for many famous people throughout the countries long history. The food around my area is pretty good also, depending on where you go, I can recommend hundreds of good places near my apartment. If you are into traditional Irish food , there is a classic Irish take away beside practically every pub. Make sure you ask for extra salt and vinegar on your chips. The chippers usually do a great battered sausage and chips. This apartment is right in the heart of Dublin, the neighbourhood is busy but it is beautiful place to chill out, have a few drinks and enjoy the amazing Irish weather that we don't have everyday.
  • This airbnb was a great place to stay. Convinicence stores and buses that take you directly to the city centre were nearby.

    Nicholas2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and comfortable

    Michael2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot! Stylish. The host was super informative and responsive.

    Yoseff2019-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place! Bus a few steps from the building, market, pharmacy, in front of the building. Close to the airport and 30 minutes to the city centre by bus. The house is clean, cozy and with all amenities. Lilly was always available to help. Thank you!

    Rafael2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • The location is little bit far from the city center but the apartment is comfortable and clean. I'd recommend it for sure!

    David2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is spacious and comfortable, it has everything you need and Lilly is very kind and attentive.

    Iliana2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Good place to stay

    Madison2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • Lilly’s place was perfect for a few nights stay. It is close to the airport and around 5km from the city! It was very clean and comfortable for 4 people. Lily gave us great information about Dublin and was a very attentive host!

    Millie2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Amazingly located apartment in the quiet quarter of Temple Bar a few mins walk from Trinity College, Dublin Castle, City Hall, Grafton Street, St Patricks and Christchurch Cathedrals.
    Comfortable modern apartment, exceedingly well located with everything you'll need for a short stay.
    The perfect location , central yet quiet
  • Such a lovely place to stay. Very close to the city center yet so quiet that I could fully take a rest at night. The hosts were kind and the apartment was really clean. Definitely gonna stay here again when I revisit Dublin :)

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

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

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

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

    Diane2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is in Temple Bar, super well located, close to everything. And best of all, no noise is heard at night. Micheal and his wife are very dear and threw us several tips in the area. We loved it!

    Aline2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • This host was thoughtful from the booking, to meeting us at apartment to show us around, to having a box of chocolates sent to us for NYE. Great location, perfect space!

    Jeffrey2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and good value. The host was responsive and was so helpful in sharing info for the area. We would definitely stay there again.

    Nancy2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

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