Charming single room (2)

House - Private room · Dublin Road, Dublin, 0, Ireland
Your host, Tj
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Beautiful single room only in a lovely 3 bedroom Georgian house. The house is located only five min walk to beach and 15 min walk to Dalkey historical village with many great cafes bars & restaurants.

We provide breakfast in the stunning drawing room or conservatory.

We are always around and delighted to assist you in any way.

The coastal areas of Killiney are often favourably compared to the Bay of Naples in Italy. This comparison is reflected in the names of surrounding roads, like Vico, Sorrento, Monte Alverno, San Elmo, and Capri. On clear days, the Mourne Mountains of County Down can be seen. Killiney Hill Park was once part of the estate of Killiney Castle, now a hotel. Since early 2010 a pod of bottlenose dolphins has been seen regularly in Killiney Bay.[citation needed]

Dalkey (Irish: Deilginis, meaning "thorn island") is a suburb of Dublin and seaside resort just south of Dublin City, Ireland. It was founded as a Viking settlement and became an important port during the Middle Ages. In modern times, Dalkey has become a thriving seaside suburb and a minor tourist attraction. It has been home to many writers and celebrities including Maeve Binchy, Hugh Leonard, Bono and Van Morrison.

Dalkey is famous for its award winning Pubs and Restaurants. Dalkey's main street, Castle Street, has a 10th Century church and two 14th Century Norman castles, one of which houses The Heritage Centre. There are numerous scenic and historical walks and tours. Free tourist maps are available from shops in the town and at Dalkey Castle. Dalkey Hill offers spectacular views over Dublin City, Dublin Bay and the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains. Deilg Inis Living History Theatre Company run live theatre performances every half hour at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre. Boats are available to hire at Bulloch Harbour on Harbour Road and Yacht trips around Dalkey Island can be taken from nearby Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Dalkey Quarry is a very popular rock climbing and abseiling venue. Killiney Hill is a popular launch site for para-gliders, the wind coming in off the sea offers good lift.

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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Cancellation: Strict
  • I was on my very first visit to Ireland & as I was a female all on my own I didn't know exactly what to expect. What a pleasant surprise it was on arrival. When I landed at Dublin airport, Airlink personnel were right by the exit & advised me to purchase a return ticket to (website hidden) my first expenditure on Irish soil was 15 EUROS.

    Though there was no taxi in sight upon my arrival at the last stop on the tour, which is the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel. The members of staff there was very helpful. They gave me a map of the local area. A few minutes later, while trudging uphill I stopped a lady to make sure I was going in the right direction. She walked along with me and filled me in on the local area. 15 minutes later having dragged my 20 kg suitcase and 6 kg rucksack uphill I arrived at TJ's. This area is ideal for people with their own (website hidden) was out of the country & her children's nanny was home & showed me to my room. Though I am fussy about using bathrooms & toilets outside my home, I had nothing to worry about. The first thing I did was go down to the beach - absolutely beautiful! I had telephone contact with TJ all the time, but I chose to only get in touch with her concerning the things I considered to be most important.

    My last day was the best as I got to meet TJ and my only regret is that I had not met her sooner. She is a fabulous person, bubbly like me and opened her home to me so I got to enjoy a most breath-taking view of the beach from upstairs. I was even permitted to enjoy my breakfast there while taking in the view. Absolutely superb!!

    I chose to walk all the way to Dalkey village where I spent the day looking around. Though I had seen a bus no. 59 I never got to find out where it departed from or how much it cost. I met a girl in the village who filled me in on things which were worth seeing & the best café to go to. Busses went on strike anyway!

    Later I met two other visitors in search of Bono's home. We asked a local if he knew where it was and he offered to give us a lift in the car. We were shown Van Morrison's, Bono's and Lisa Stansfield's home as well as the church where some famous football player once got married.

    When it was time for me to leave, TJ offered to drive me to the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, said goodbye and got on the Airlink bus to return to Dublin airport. Returning to Dalkey is a must. Unfortunately summer 2014 is already filled with plans made earlier on. Summer 2015 will be my next visit for certain unless some emergency arises.

    August 2013
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