About this listing
Red brick house with NEW ROOF nice walk to the city centre bus stop is right outside front door 122 also the luas red line is around the corner ... and goes to the square in Tallaght and Civic Theatre or Abbey (email hidden)side oconnell st Dub 1
arty house -
Former tour guide and also graduate of Trinity College lives in
the house so plenty of information available.....
quiet house with wi fi
single bedroom adjacent to bathroom - peace and freedom - luas and bus outside the door - alternatively walk into town approx 20 minutes -
Village type location close to Guinness Brewery and NCAD (national college of art and design)
and Irish Museum of Modern Art (Royal Hospital) and Kilmainham jail
The neighborhood is a small village type place ...there is a nice French cake shop Boulangerie where one can have some coffee and cake and all day for Breakfast with real soda bread!
There are also a couple of pubs doing pub grub (dinners etc.)
There is a bus that goes to city centre right outside the door and around the corner and down a bit is the luas which also goes to town. (a Leap card can be purchased locally or on line)
its a village type atmosphere ..a great community and very near the centre city.. an enjoyable walk down the hill ... and along the liffey to O Connell St perhaps via IMMA or Kilmainham Gaol.
Stephens green is a flatter walk along south circular road passing one of the few mosques in Dublin on the right and also further on the boxing stadium.
There will be a turn off for harolds X greyhound stadium or a turn off for savingmdp and Ranelagh if you keep going
Stephens green itself you will find the gaiety theatre and the green luas which connects with the city centre via
o connell street.. There nearby you will find the abbey theatre
Dublin is small and all the sights are within walking distance. However there are also plenty of buses.. Trams and hail o taxi's!!
.there is a dvd player and films available in bedroom and the there are also videos and a video player... Internet works very well also...
Interaction with Guests
I like to interact with guests as much as they like and also as much as I can given I work outside the home
my neighbourhood has a village type atmosphere and yet is only twenty minutes walking ...away from all city attractions, theatre ...cinema etc.. I am quite near to some historical attractions such as Guinness and IMMA.. There's a coffee shop across the road which serves full irish all day breakfast including coffee for about 6.50euros! Brown soda bread on request! No extra charge.!
luas (swift tram)-red line to tallaght The Square, the Civic Theatre etc. and to city centre in other direction includes Abbey Theatre which is the National Theatre also passes near the Italian Quarter and main Street O'Connell Street and goes right in to the O3 area at the Point..
Heuston Station within walking distance
Luas connects with Heuston and also to Connolly Station - one can get Dart to Seasides
(website hidden) is also close by
Guinness and IMMA within walking distance
and as it is such a small city it is great to walk around.. always advised to bring a raincoat !
Stephens green burn within walking distance.. Plenty of buses will pass you by if you like to meander.. Best way to see the city is to walk
Other Things to Note
its a quiet house a DVD player and classic DVDs right beside the socket and ready to plug in.. also some classic videos!!! and modern dvds and books
I prefer non drinkers and non smokers- the golden rule applies "do on to others as you would have them do unto you!"
Imelda made me feel very welcome and it was nice to stay at her place the first few days when I landed in Dublin. She is very friendly and a terrific host. I would definitely recommend her as a host to anybody who is travelling to Dublin.
The host made me feel very welcome the entire time I was staying there. The shower was kind of confusing. Its only about a 20 to 25 minute walk to the middle of Dublin, and there's a bus station right outside. Good place to stay for a couple days, but I might go for somewhere else if I was staying for a week.
Imelda est une personne agréable et je regrette de ne pouvoir converser un peu plus en Anglais car mon vocabulaire est pauvre dans cette langue. Le choix de ce quartier s'est fait car je devais prendre le bus Airlink express, très tôt, à 5 am, mon avion décollait à 6.55 am de l'aéroport de Dublin. J'ai sélectionné un logement proche de la gare Heuston. Le lundi à 5 am, aucun bus n'est arrivé, le suivant à 5.15 am aucun bus n'est arrivé. Nous étions plusieurs à attendre et aucun bus . J'ai dû me résoudre à prendre un taxi alors que j'avais déjà acheté un billet aller retour, ce taxi m'a coûté 23 euros. Même le taxi driver ne comprenait pas pourquoi il n'y avait pas de bus ! Airlink express se moque des touristes ! Je voyage beaucoup et je n'ai jamais connu cela, aucun message, aucune annonce !
Imelda sounded lovely on the phone but she was away for the weekend so I never met her. However:
1) My floor of my sparsely furnished bedroom could have done with a clean
2) It would have been nice if my bed had been made up for me (though I had agreed to do it myself) and if I had not had to search the hotpress for an undersheet
3) The electric socket for the lamp, DVD and my phone charger was literally hanging off the wall and looked somewhat dangerous
4) The wood around one of the bedroom windows was rotten (understandable in an old house), though I was able to open the other window, thus letting in some traffic noise
5) The bed did not have a headboard and was pushed up against the fireplace so I banged my head off the mantelpiece a few times
6) The shower hose was not long enough to reach up to the shower-head holder so after I had cleared out the bath, I had to kneel down in it and hold the shower head over me – it was also difficult to control the water temperature which varied between warm and too hot.
7) I was unsure what I could and could not eat for breakfast as Imelda had not left any instructions (I could have rung her but it was early morning and I did not want to wake her) so I had to go out to the local shop to get some basic provisions.
The house was generally clean, but I did not enjoy my stay, felt it was very overpriced (€103 in total for two nights) and would definitely not recommend it to anyone else.
The lady is nice, but the house is rather dirty and the electricity is antique (you have to switch manually the boiler in advance to get hot water). Neighborhood is OK, but far from anything.
Elian had been staying in a 5 star hotel. The Fitzwilliam. My beautiful old fashioned home cannot compare with that. as the listing says the house is over 100 years old and was built by a famous Irish Lord called Cloncurry. And all the other reviewers appreciated the history and the old fashioned slowness and comfort.
Imelda was a wonderful host. She is very kind and wonderful to talk to. I didn't spend a great deal of time at the house but I loved it a lot and was very, very comfortable during my stay. The center of town is definitely a walk but very nice. What is amazing about staying here is that there is a bus stop DIRECTLY outside and the red line (tram that goes from south to north through the city) is just a few minutes walk away. I would highly recommend!
About the Host, Imelda
Former Tour Guide
Graduate of St Patricks College Maynooth and of
Trinity College Dublin
subjects : History : English: Anthropology
Masters in Ethnic and Racial Studies