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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 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 and fresh brown soda bread. •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. •Washing machine and dryer are available in the building- €7.50 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!
  • This was an amazing stay. The home is beautiful and I highly recommend this beautiful Georgian apartment situated conveniently in Dublin.

    Dawn2017-07-17T00:00:00Z
  • A very gracious and knowedgable host. The apartment was well equipped,comfortable and the location was excellent.

    Deirdre2017-05-21T00:00:00Z
  • Karin's place is open, clean, and the bed is quite comfortable. It's a twenty minute walk and a quick bus ride away from the University of Dublin and St. Patrick's cathedral. Using the gold-out bed, we comfortably fit three and had a grand time cooking in the kitchen.

    Jorja2017-08-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic apartment and Karin is a wonderfully accommodating host!! We stayed here for two nights in May 2012 and had a great time. It's a spacious, lovely, well-lit apartment that took care of all our needs. The location is excellent (the city centre is easily walkable) and it's a cinch to get to and from the airport. I'd definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone.

    Andrew2012-05-29T00:00:00Z
  • Karin's niece met us and was very friendly and showed us maps, and also bought us some milk. The neighborhood is working class, but close to Upper O' Connell Street and lots of transportation possibilities. The square itself is a restful spot of green.

    Gabrielle2015-04-18T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful studio apartment. Wonderful location. Can walk most places in 15-20 minutes. We loved the guide to Dublin that Karin provided. Will stay here again when in Dublin!

    ALYSSA2015-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • Karin was a fabulous host. Her hospitality and kindness were unparalleled. She went out of her way often at a very busy time of the year to make sure we loved our stay in Dublin. The apartment is lovely - beautifully appointed with great kitchen and bathroom facilities. The location is great - only a few blocks from the city centre. Karin offered us lots of great insights into what was worthwhile seeing and what we could miss given our limited time in Dublin. She was right on every occasion even when we were foolhardy enough to ignore her great advice. We loved our time in Dublin in Karin's lovely apartment and can highly recommend her to others wanting to experience some real Irish hospitality.

    Catherine2013-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • This is real dublin at its best, I lived there for years was visiting and enjoyed this Georgian house and beautiful furniture - a real plus was that Karin left some goodies in the fridge - for the jaded traveler this was a real bonus - the place is beautifully restored and the local pubs are full of colourful characters

    Kate2013-04-29T00:00:00Z
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    This bright and spacious apartment is located in a Georgian house built in the 1790s and features high ceilings, huge windows and views of leafy Mountjoy Square. It's a five minute walk to historic O'Connell Street and the lively bustle of the city centre, with excellent public transport connections for the airport and for exploring more of Ireland. Come stay in the heart of Dublin and experience the everyday life of the city on your doorstep
    The apartment is located on the first floor of an old Georgian home, overlooking the greenery of Mountjoy Square Park. It most likely served as a drawing room when the house was first built and many of the original period features are still intact. The windows are floor-to-ceiling and south-facing, meaning the apartment is full of natural light throughout the day, even in winter. The open living space is perfect for lounging, reading and relaxing. There is a fully-equipped kitchen with a microwave, fridge, oven, kettle, toaster and complimentary tea and coffee. The bed is king-sized, the bathroom has an electric power shower and there is high-speed WiFi throughout the premises...
    Mountjoy Square is only a stone's throw away from Dublin's main sights, theatres, museums, galleries and parks. The apartment is located just a five minute walk to the top of historic O'Connell Street and the main shopping areas, restaurants and pubs are all within easy walking distance. The area is also home to many working Dubliners and it's a great place to take in the ordinary life of the city. Just five minutes north of Mountjoy Square is Croke Park, the legendary home of Gaelic games and a hub of excitement and activity whenever there's a match on.
  • Marianne had been in contact with us the day before we booked to figure out how to make the transition smooth for us. Our flight came in very early the day we had booked the listing. For our convenience, our host met us 5 hours early as there was no one checking out that day and the listing was ready to go. She recommended some ways to get around town. There was also a couple of laminated pages reiterating the rules of the flat as well as helpful tips regarding the stove, switches, immersion, and shower. Some came with visuals. It was very helpful.

    Sinead2016-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • We loved Marianne's place! It was lovely, clean and a great walkable location. Definitely recommend it.

    Stacy2017-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • My friend and I had a fantastic stay at Marianne's flat which is just fabulous. Check in and out were just as smooth as possible, Marianne's instructions were to the point, the room beautiful and with a nice view to the square, everything as described even better and the location was very central for our purposes. We felt so at home and in a lovely place that spent extra time in than planned or intended because of the flat itself. Thank you!

    Stavroula2017-05-28T00:00:00Z
  • Convenient location, spacious and comfortable apartment. Close to bus lines, walking distance to Main Street leading down to River Liffey.

    Marilee2017-06-25T00:00:00Z
  • Marianne's place was amazing and exactly as advertised. A true pleasure for a first time AIRBNB user.

    Doina2017-07-30T00:00:00Z
  • Marianne's place was a great place to end our holiday in Ireland. The apartment is in a great location and with in walking distance to the busy side of Dublin. You get to look out over the park every morning and you are a short distance from shops and dining. Great place to stay if you don't want all the noise from the main drag.

    Hamilton2017-05-05T00:00:00Z
  • Good location, good host and a lovely apartment

    Alice2016-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • It's a very nice place as described. We had a pleasant stay. The only problem is the outside edge of the bed is a bit worn out, my bf got a bit back problem.

    Sarah2017-09-24T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    This central location NOW ON THE NEW LUAS LINE, is ideal for your Dublin stay - a charming bright apartment with uniquely curated retro decor close to main attractions, provides every comfort! Your bedroom window looks out onto the beautiful gardens of the historic Kings Inns...enjoy!
    Having experienced hosting guests in my own home through Air BnB, I find that I really enjoy looking after visitors and making sure that they have a great stay in Dublin! I wanted to enhance this apartment's unique features and also make it as comfortable as possible for guests. It is is small but perfectly formed! With a gorgeous brand new bathroom and a custom built, stylish retro 1950s kitchen, it will be a special place for your stay which I hope will be a very happy one. I have also included some artistic touches, incorporating an antique stained glass window and some unusual old pieces of furniture - in a bright and airy atmosphere.
    Broadstone is an up and coming neighbourhood, (max) 10 minutes walk from Parnell street - Dublin's China town! Amazing Korean and Chinese restaurants as well as the open air market on Moore Street. This connects with the busy shopping area of Jervis St and Henry St. The apartment is a short walk from O'Connell Street (the main street of the city), Parnell Square, the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Garden of Rememberance. Beside you are the peaceful Kings Inns gardens which are open to the public, leading to the gorgeous Georgian architecture of Henrietta street, the oldest and best example of Georgian architecture in the city. The south side of the city, Temple Bar and Grafton street are all within easy walking distance. Also close by are Dublin's most famous theaters - the Gate and the Abbey. The famous 'Chocolate Factory' is on your route to Parnell St. On Parnell Square you will find 2 excellent restaurants - Chapter 1, the Hot Stove. Another great place to eat - 147 Parnell St. - is very close by. Smithfield is also only 10 walk down Constitution Hill - the famous Cobblestone pub, the Jameson Distillery, the Lighthouse Cinema, Stoneybatter with its wonderful array of pubs and gastro pubs- all within easy walking distance. Blackhall Place was designed by the famous architect James Gandon who also designed the Customs House and Fourcourts.
  • We really enjoyed our trip to Dublin as well as Air bnb though Andrea and her cosy flat. Before our arrival Andrea was swift to communicate and even alleviated an issue concerning an accidental cancelation. Upon arrival she gave us some great recommendations of things to do and places to eat. The apartment itself was cosy, but not cramped to which suited us to the ground. We would recommend the flat if you have a modest budget but still want to be near the City centre.

    Benjamin2016-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Staying at Andrea's flat was spot on. We were located close enough to walk into Central Dublin in 10 minutes easily. I loved the decor and the flat was great for our needs and had we wanted to eat in and chill out on an evening then we could've done that as well. Andrea had also kindly left us all the basics we needed to enjoy our stay - coffee, tea, milk and bread to name a few! If I was stopping in Dublin again, I wouldn't hesitate to use Andrea's apartment again. In fact I would look it's availability as my first port of call. One point to note was the Wifi wasn't working but the pub next door has Wifi... I do know that had we pushed for it to be fixed, then Andrea would've done what she could to resolve the problem. As it was, we lived without it for a few days in the flat - no bad thing really!

    Melissa2015-05-03T00:00:00Z
  • I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay at Andrea's apartment. Everything about it was wonderful. The apartment is in a nice, quiet neighborhood. The area is full of older buildings, but nothing is really run down. It's a quick walk to shops and restaurants, though. Parnell and O'Connell Streets are a stone's throw away. If you stay, make sure to check out the local pubs, especially The Cobblestone about a half mile away. The apartment itself seems to be recently renovated and is absolutely adorable. It's well-appointed and the decor is charming. The bed was comfy, there were plenty of towels, and soaps, and other supplies. We felt at home. My wife and I stayed in a half dozen Airbnb places this summer and Andrea was hands-down our favorite host. She's warm and kind and is very responsive to communication. We ended up chatting for the better part of a half hour before we even really got to the "tour" of the apartment. She left us with a well-stocked kitchen, which made breakfast easy during our stay. We asked about the washing machine in advance, so she even made sure there was detergent on hand. She's got this hosting thing figured out! Be aware that you'll have to turn the pump and hot water heater on for a shower. Even that's not a big deal, we just weren't accustomed to it. Once the tank heated up after we checked in, we never had to wait for hot water, even with the heater switched off all day or night. You get into the swing of it very quickly. We loved Dublin and Ireland as a whole. We'd jump at the chance to make a return visit and would gladly stay with Andrea again.

    Derrick2015-08-02T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea's apartment is lovely & we really enjoyed our time there.

    David & Erin2017-07-25T00:00:00Z
  • Our experience at andrea's place was great!!the house is lovely, at a walking distance from the central area (approx. 15 minutes from temple bar), we really enjoyed our weekend in Dublin!! Andrea is a great host, she sent us all the instructions and was available for any needs or questions!!we highly recommend her place!!!

    Aurora2017-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • This flat is very nice and well located, just near the city center. Andrea is very pleasent and lets some guides and information about the city. We really had a good time in this flat and Dublin.

    Raphael2015-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea was away, but we were welcomed by a friend of hers, who was very helpful . The arrangements went exactly as planned. Bread, milk, eggs, coffee, honey and jam were all waiting for us, as well as a bottle of wine. The flat is very cosy, pretty and comfortable. Andrea had left a useful list of cafes and restaurants, which we made use of a couple of times. The area is quiet and very near the centre of Dublin. We walked everywhere, except late at night, when we took a cab. These are plentiful, and inexpensive, compared to London. I would recommend this flat highly for your Dublin visit.

    Hannah2016-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea met me at the apt., showed how to operate several items in the apt, such as heater, shower, and water heater. She had also had basic food items in the refrigerator, and fruits in a basket. The apt. Was exactly as pictured and very comfortable. My only complaint (if you can call it that) was the the tram rails were being laid on upper Dominique st, so access to the apt was limited. I had to pull my luggage half a block because the taxi could not drive on that part of the street. Location of the apt. Is great accessible to most touristy areas. I walked basically everywhere I wanted to go, including the train stations. I recommend it highly.

    Nazanin2016-05-11T00:00:00Z
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    A loft apartment of c.1200 sq ft on the 4th floor of beautifully renovated Distillery on the banks of the Tolka River. Any guest is sure to be impressed! Includes 42" Flat screen TV, Home Appliance System & surround sound system! Welcome!!!
    Welcome to my home - a spacious loft-style apartment on the 4th floor of a beautifully renovated Distillery on the banks of the Tolka River with 2 bedrooms, one ensuite double room, another one with futon that becomes a double bed and a spacious living room with a comfortable couch that can sleep 2 guests comfortably. In addition a double floor mattress can be provided if it's needed for the 7th guest and an air mattress for the 8th guest. If you ask me what makes a place unique, I can easily say the people! If there is a spark, if there is a chemistry between the host and the guests, then the trip becomes unique! I will do my utmost to offer all guests a warm welcome and smile, as well as my willingness to help them and make their trip to Dublin a fantastic experience. Be ready to live your myth!!! :) Look forward to reading your comment on my mirror before your departure, keep smiling!
    Conveniently located in the inner Northside suburb Drumcondra, my flat is only minutes from Dublin city centre by bus or bike, or about 25 minutes on foot. Croke Park is less than 5 minutes walking distance, ideal place for fans of concerts and games. The local pubs, shops and restaurants are just down the road and Fairview Park (one of the most beautiful parks in Dublin after the world's famous Phoenix Park) is less than 900 meters and the sea from there less than 10 minutes walk.
  • Anastasio was the most amazing host. He was so welcoming and kind and gave perfect directions. It felt like a home from home. HE made our stay in Dublin the best it could be. Will definitely stay with him again if i visit Dublin again. The apartment was incredible and was perfect for 3 of us.

    Olivia2015-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • Anas is lovely and wonderful host.He has a lot of positive happy (Website hidden by Airbnb) even if u feel alittle bit moody ,as soon as you meet Anas..I bet you feel better.His accommodation is located in nearby downtown. And the bed is really comfy . Thank you friend!!!I cannot thank you enough.!!!!♡♡♡

    YUNJU2015-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • It's a wonderful, cozy loft in an old facility building in a quiet area, 20 min walk to the centre. The sleeping room is comfortable and the bed is broad. Anastazio was a great host, cooked for us and spent an evening together with us. Really felt like a home. :) This was for sure not our last visit. It is really a recommendation worth!

    Gudrun2014-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • It was my 1st time using AirB&B.. Anastazio was a PERFECT host. He is hospital, well educated, extr. nice, and most important very outgoing. He showed me around the city every night after he got off work. The loft is exactly as the pics show and more. Not only I had a great time in Dublin, but also I made a great friend!!!

    Ayman2014-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • If Carlsberg did apartments they would not better Anastazio's!!!!!! Top class host and great conversation, I will be back for sure and recommend to many. Best Jamie

    Jamie2016-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Anastazio's beautiful Loft for a weekend. He was very welcoming, helpfully and caring . He is perfectly organized with lots of trips and suggestions what to do and where to go for breakfast or dinner in the city. Anastazio was extremely prompt in responding to our messages and asked us very often how we are . Thank you very much Anastazio you are a perfect host.We felt absolutely comfortable .

    Cornelia2015-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • The room is stylish & Anastazio is a friendly & funny host. Thanks for letting us having your rooms!

    Mei-Yen2015-06-29T00:00:00Z
  • Anastazio is an outstanding host. It is always present and ready to help us by giving us these tips and these advices. It is so nice that we went again him a cuckoo when we repasés by Dublin before our return. His apartment and more is very functional and beautifully decorated. If we return to Dublin we will not hesitate to go and see it relocate home.

    François2015-05-02T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin 3, County Dublin, Ireland

    Beautiful renewed Georgian House close to the city centre. En suite double bedroom with stunning view on the city with the Wicklow mountain on the back. Really nice area plenty of cafe', pubs, shops. Great location to start your tour of the city.
    Beautiful renewed Georgian house in the heart of Ratghar. Close to the city centre. En suite bedroom with stunning view on the city with the wicklow mountain on the back.
    Ratghar can be easily reached from the airport with the bus and the stop is just 5 minutes walking from the house. City centre and main street are more or less 20/25 minutes walking and 10 minutes by bus.
  • The whole flat is just being renovated or it is so well maintained that to me at least it seemed so and obviously the room wasn't an exception. It's very, very spacious. The queen mattress (firm, soft and very comfy) bedroom is so big that there's ample space for of sofa, a dressing table, two spacious closets and a big desk underneath the window from which, when there is good weather of course, the whole room is flooded with natural light. So much that there was no way to read my iPad without closing the curtains but ideal to plan your visit with all the tourist guides and maps that are at your disposal. The privacy is absolutely guaranteed by the total respectfulness of the hosts and by the logistic of the house, the room is the last one on the top floor. I'm a light sleeper but I never heard a voice or a sound whatsoever, so much that at times I felt like I was alone at home. The cleanliness was in line of a five star hotel standard, not a stain nor a trace of dust. And all this goes even more for the en-suite bathroom as well, everything clean and scented as if it was installed the day before and so it goes for the ample shower, ample enough not to force you to play the fakir (experience I had had instead even at expensive hotels). The location is 5 minutes rides of one of the 5 bus line to the city centre, but if you are not lazy I would recommend the 10 minutes walk that will take to the St Sephen's Green area because you can along the way enjoy a refreshing stop at a local pub, like The Bleeding Horse where you can enjoy the real welcoming Irish pub experience without falling for some tourist trap. Fabio and Daria are really wonderful hosts, always available for a suggestion or a recommendation to what to visit or where to go according with your taste. In conclusion I would say the experience being their guest was one of enjoying a mediterranean welcomeness (in the morning after finding the coffee machine ready for me I had to decline, because I'm not use to, offers on offers for any kind of sweets, they manage a café, pastry, bakery shop nearby indeed) with north european respectfulness (first thing I was told when Daria entrusted me with the keys was that I could come and go at my pleasure, anytime). In one line a summarize the experience like this: five star accommodation with heartfelt authentic, non-corporate smiles. If I will ever happen to be in Dublin again I will check first if their accommodation is available.

    Matteo2016-03-31T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was perfect, book now - there's nothing more to say! Thank you!

    Gareth 2016-06-10T00:00:00Z
  • I spent 12 days with Daria and Leo in Dublin, they are great either as a couple and individually, both of them are so interesting and funny! You really could talk about everything with them and enjoy their humour! I couldn't have found a better place to stay. The loft looks exactly like the photos, spacious, warm, beautiful in its design, every object seems to possess its history (and actually they do), and during good days (I was very lucky of enjoying all 12 days of sun) you could stay in their yard chilling out. The room in which I stayed was perfect, private and cute! What about the location? Also recommended, Rathgar is really close to the city centre (5/7 min by bus or 20 min by walking) and it's an elegant neighborhood. I strongly suggest you to book your stay at Daria and Leo's house, you will be welcomed with kindness, familiarity and discretion. Since they have lived in Dublin for a long time, you'll have every type of suggestion/information about the city and the tours around. For my personal experience, it's been a pleasure living with them, I've found friends! Besos guys, see you soon in Ireland or Italy! :)

    Claudia2016-05-15T00:00:00Z
  • Daria is perhaps the warmest, most generous host I have ever stayed with. And the house is beautiful, welcoming, and warm. That last one is both figurative and literal -- I've been freezing cold for the last two weeks I've stayed in Ireland and in staying with Daria I finally warmed up! I wish I'd had time to do more than just sleep, but I left the house and sunup and got back long past dark. Daria was so sweet, she made sure there was coffee and a slice of banana bread for me in the mornings and a warm welcome when I dragged my tired body home at night. And did I mention how warm and cozy the bed was? Thank you so much for the wonderful stay!

    Ashland2016-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • Daria and Leo were super welcoming and friendly. Their house is located close to Rathgar and Rathmines in a quiet neighbourhood. If you're a visitor to Ireland the room has lots of books about Dublin and Ireland. Highly recommended.

    Ger2016-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had an absolutely amazing stay at Daria and Leo's wonderful house. The location was perfect in walking distance to the city centre. The house itself was absolutely gorgeous. Very spacious, personal, warm and cozy. The room was beautiful and the bathroom was very nice aswell. And even though the house was pretty much perfect it was nothing compared to Daria and Leo. They were extremely helpful, funny, sweet and delightful. Daria served us a lovely breakfast each morning with freshly made juice. It was such a pleasant stay! Thank you, Daria and Leo, for such an amazing weekend. You guys are the best!

    Julie2016-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • Daria was really sweet and kind. they made us feel very welcome. beautiful flat. didn't miss a thing. very generous breakfast with fresh bread as well. would definitely visit again.

    Samuele2016-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • Daria and Leo were the most accommodating and kind hosts! They have a beautiful home located just a 12 minute bus ride from the city center. In Rathgar, only about a 3 minute walk from their home, there are charming restaurants and shops. I would suggest getting a leap card to make moving around the city easier. I wish I could have stayed longer. Their home is absolutely gorgeous and has so much character. Even prettier than in the pictures! They also have an amazing garden and patio out back. I would absolutely stay here again!

    Madeline2017-09-02T00:00:00Z
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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 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, home-made granola and preserves, with fresh bread. •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. •Washing machine and dryer are available in the building -€7.50 •Secure off-street parking is available for €5 per night 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 'The Hot Stove', serving modern Irish food in a smart and comfortable setting. Across O'Connell Street, on Moore Street, you will find the Paris Bakery, and (new) Deli. They serve all day, until 10 pm; superb pastries and great coffee from 8am, as well as excellent bistro-style meals, and fantastic bread. 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 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.) Clery’s Department Store is on O’Connell Street- have a look at the elegant 1940’s neo-classical façade, a mini version of Selfridges’s in London. 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..
  • Ideally located. Spotlessly clean. What a gorgeous host and what a gorgeous apartment.

    Lizzie2015-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • My daughter and I stayed in this lovely apt at the beginning of Dec. Although Karin was not at home during my visit, she made sure that we got into the apt and everything was taken care of. The actual apt I stayed in ( not this one) and the change was agreed to prior to my arrival was nice but the living room furniture was not very comfortable. Overall, it was a great location and would love to stay in one of Karin's apts during my next visit to Dublin.

    Teresa2013-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • It's all been said before in every review left for Karin and every word of it is true, Karin and her apartment are exceptional. She was completely available for any questions or concerns prior to arriving as well as during our stay. Left for us to enjoy were homemade banana bread, tea, coffee, juices, fruit, yoghurt, eggs, and milk. Her kitchen is stocked with every imaginable pot and pan needed to prepare any meal in the lovely kitchen. The flat is exquisite, yet comfortable and homey with a cosy couch and plenty of DVDs or books to enjoy by the fire. Karin provided tons of literature about Dublin along with maps of the area and guides for every tourist attraction in the city. She also has adapters available so as to easily convert our U.S. plugs to fit the Irish outlets - extremely convenient. The Mountjoy area is beautiful and an excellent neighbourhood. It's location is far enough from the city to avoid crazy amounts of people and tourists, but convenient enough so that all the sights are an easy walk from the flat. Markets for groceries are nearby and quite reasonable. My highest recommendation regarding Karin and her incredible apartment!

    Lisa2014-03-25T00:00:00Z
  • Karin is a fantastic host and the Georgian studio we stayed in was lovely. Karin is thoroughly knowledgeable about Dublin and it's environs and provided many great tips for exploring the city. The kitchen is fully outfitted and was stocked with bread, eggs, cheese and other breakfast items.

    Rachelle2014-05-29T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely, airy room in a Georgian townhouse on a truly grand scale – and a great place from which to explore Dublin. Floor-to-ceiling height is huge, but the crafty bed-deck stops it from being overwhelming and gives the feeling of being in a loft apartment all in one room. The secure parking was, we were advised by Irish friends, a godsend for central Dublin – and so it proved to be. Although Mountjoy Square is usually squeezed off central Dublin tourist maps, we felt close to the city centre; the river & south side easily accessible on foot. Karin is a fount of information, and the various intended strands of our visit soon fell into place in her expert hands. Having only one evening and the following day before departing Dublin, this was a great help.

    Ian2013-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • This is a 'very special' apartment - it has all the modern comforts you could want plusthe elegance and charm of a stately Georgian house. Karin O'Flanagan is a great host. She made sure we had all we needed (including my low fat natural yoghurt!) and helped us with information about local shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as having multiple books and brocures about Dublin on hand. We had a car with us, but it was completely unnecessary for our short stay, as we could easily walk to most places from Mountjoy Square. We really enjoyed our Dublin stay.

    Lesley2012-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Karin was a great host, very welcoming and provided us with more than enough info about Dublin where to eat and shop etc. The room is accurately described and has the perfect amount of amenities. the studio is within walking distance the main hub of dublin and easy enough for the airport and local taxis. The neighbourhood is great but was a little noisy over the weekend period. A fantatic place to stay for the end of our holiday. Karin also left a small amount of groceries in the fridge which was very helpful.

    Jay2014-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Karin's Georgian flat is one of the most beautiful places we've ever stayed! It's incredibly cozy and is exactly as it appears in the pictures. It's just a 20-minute taxi ride from the airport and an easy 20-minute walk from most of the major sights in Dublin. Karin is brimming with knowledge and passion about Dublin and gave us a very insightful overview of the city's history, restaurants, and attractions. We'd recommend this place to anyone!

    Austin2014-09-05T00:00:00Z
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    Great warm 2-bedroom apartment in the heart of Dublin! It comfortably fits four guests and is centrally located on a quiet street. All of the top tourist sights are within walking distance. I am looking forward to hosting you in the heart of Dublin!
    I offer two very comfortable double bedrooms, one en suite and one with a private bathroom, which can accommodate max four guests per stay. You will have access to a fully outfitted kitchen, which has an electric cooking plate, hot air oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a full size combi fridge/freezer. And a cozy living room connected to a large balcony equipped with garden furniture, suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the summer time, will be at your disposal during your stay. The private bathroom is equipped with a full size bathtub, toilet and sink. The en suite has a shower, toilet and sink. Both bedrooms are equipped with double beds and closets. There is also a desk to work at. Facilities I offer you: • WIFI 240 mbps unlimited broadband speed! With this speed you can comfortably stream movies online, connect to your companies intranet, video conf call and upload your travel pictures on to your favorite social network within seconds. • 32 inch LED TV in the living room. With 100 channels • Hair dryer with hot and cold air and hair brush. • Universal travel plug adapter, for phone, laptop etc… • Bed linens and bath towels will be provided during your stay.
    When staying at the “Harcourt Green" residence, you will be situated very centrally in the city of Dublin. The apartment is in Dublin 2 located behind “The Hilton Charlemont Hotel". Nearby you can find 3 different parks to relax “Iveagh Garden", “Merrion Square Park" and the popular “St Stephen's Green Park" all reachable within 5 – 10 min walking distance. Close to the residence there is a canal, and a great way to pass a relaxing day sitting or walking around the canal. You will be able to reach “Temple Bar district", Trinity College, Grafton Street, The Spire, St Patrick's Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Factory, River Liffey, The Church Bar all within 15 – 20 min walking distance. In the neighborhood there are many pubs, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, coffee shops (Starbucks & Costa Coffee) and gym facilities (RAW gym, Flyfit and The Fitness Dock). Within the apartment complex of Harcourt Green, there is a convenience store "Centra". Open daily until 11 pm (provides tobacco, beer, wine & liquors) 7 days a week, a dry cleaner open till 8 pm, 7 days a week, a coffee shop, print shop and a 24/7 ATM machine.
  • Rithya made sure that someone was there to welcome us and was very accommodating on our arrival time. I was grateful for the clean room and our own bathroom. It really was a very nice place and a perfect location. Even one of our local friends said she was surprised we found such a great location. Thanks for everything Rithya!! Nancy and Gail

    Nancy2015-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • Rithya is a very kind host, he gave us lots of useful information about Dublin we had very good time in Dublin. The room is clean and beautiful pretty good for two people to stay but might be a bit small for three. The breakfast that Rithya provided us is white bread with many kinds of jam and cereal. As there were only 10 pcs of bread for two days and we have 3 people we finished all the bread in one day. The location is ok, we walked almost 40-50 min from the place to Guinness storehouse and 30 min to Trinity college.

    Lizzie2015-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Rithya's place, and although he wasn't there we were made to feel really welcome just by how much he had prepared the flat for our arrival. We had everything we needed, and our late arrival time didn't pose any problems. The location was great for our stay, particularly as we were seeing a concert at the National Concert Hall which was just around the corner! We would definitely recommend Rithya's place to others!

    Eleanor2015-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • I really enjoyed my stay at Rithya's. He was a fantastic host and welcomed us with breakfast and coffee each morning. When we got there the wifi didn't connect but he fixed the problem by the next day. Being that it was St. Patrick's day weekend, we didn't spend much time in the apartment itself but it was very comfortable and his flat was well equipped for every need, and plenty of offer to help. The apartment was about a 20 minute walk to the Temple Bar area but is very close to Grafton Street if you enjoy doing any shopping. St. Stephen's Green is also a quick walk away and there are nice pubs closer to the apartment, such as Dicey's. I would recommend Rithya's apartment to anyone looking for a nice stay while in Dublin.

    Frances2015-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment was very clean and modern with very nice furnishings and everything there to make your stay a good one. Rooms were spacious and beds were very comfortable. Would definitely recommend this and if we visit Dublin again we will see if this apartment is available again.

    Matt2017-06-08T00:00:00Z
  • We needed to find something quite quickly and Rithya responded immediatelly and was very welcoming. The place was great - the centre was within walking distance even with 5-year old, it was clean and cosy. All instructions were clear and we had wonderful two last days in Dublin.

    Vladimira2016-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, near to LUAS stop, walking distance to shopping area like Grafton Street and various eateries. There's even a Centra just round the corner for me to grab a litre of milk or sandwiches .Generous supply of cereal, coffee and tea provided.Although Rithya was not in, he was contactable whenever we needed help or clarification.Nice quiet neighbourhood! Show quoted text

    mah2016-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • We were nicely welcome at Rithya's place, we felt at home. He wasn't there to receive us but he left everything ready for us. The house was cosy and we had a good time in Dublin. I would recommend his place to all my friends.

    Isabela2016-05-09T00:00:00Z
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    Double ensuite in family home. King size bed, large shower. Towels and toiletries provided. Quiet neighbourhood. 4km from the city centre. 8 minutes walk to Cowper luas tram, reaching the city in 10 mins. Free on-street parking. Short walk to Rathmines/Rathgar shops and restaurants. Breakfast provided (cereal, fruit, breads)
    Lovely family home with large rooms. Our double ensuite has a large bathroom, power shower, king size bed with deep, pocket sprung mattress and memory foam mattress topper for extra comfort.
    Dartry is a quiet suburb located 4km from O'Connell street in the city centre. Walking to St. Stephens green / Grafton street area will take about 45 minutes. We are a 10 minute walk to Rathgar, Rathmines and Ranelagh - all have a selection of supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, take-aways and pubs as well as banks, various shops, boutiques and services. Palmerston Park is around the corner from our home, as is the small botanic gardens run by Trinity College department of botany. The Dodder river is 5 minutes away and you can walk along the river bank westward for a nice stroll among trees and wildlife.
  • I had a lovely stay in Vanessa's house. She made me feel so welcome from start to finish. She is a fabulous host. It's a beautiful house. Everything is immaculate and so well decorated.

    Daphne2015-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Wanted somewhere quiet after week long tour around Ireland, just right.

    Berna2016-08-13T00:00:00Z
  • My sister and I traveled to Dublin last week. It was our first stop on our Europe trip and our first AirBnb experience. Vanessa was kind, helpful and definitely a gracious host. She was able to accommodate us earlier than our check-in time, and left our breakfast for us early the next morning. We would definitely stay with her again if we were to visit Dublin!

    Sandra2016-05-26T00:00:00Z
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Vanessa. She is very easy to get on with and made me feel so at home. Would love to stay again.

    James2016-05-31T00:00:00Z
  • Property exactly as described, very easy to drive to city from here, lovely park 2 minutes walk away, supermarket and restaurants nearby

    Bridget2017-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • The room is nice and the whole house is very clean and confortable. The position is perfect because you can reach the town center taking the Luas green line in less than 10 minutes and in the meantime Vanessa's house is located in a very quiet and silent area. The breakfast is rich and Vanessa is a very kind and available person. We reccommend it!

    Carlomanno2017-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • The host was very nice & welcoming, the house was extremly clean & luxurious. It exceeded all expectations and i would have not hessitation to stay there again.

    Martin2015-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • Vanessa's place is very beautiful, quiet and not far away from the tram (and therefore you can easily reach the city center). The breakfast was very generous, with everything you might like. Vanessa is a very nice host, and it as a pleasure for us to stay at her place ! We would definitely recommend it !

    Marie2017-10-26T00:00:00Z
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    New Renovated Chic studio in excelent location! Private studio with own entrance, private kitchen and bathroom. It comes with 1 double bed with comfortable memory foam mattress and 1 guest bed. Highligths Temple bar-20 minutes City centre- 20-25 mins Next door is the most bigger European Park.."Phoenix Park" Dublin zoo -5 minutes walk Bus station -1 minutes walk Heuston station{Bus and train station,routes go to Cliff of moher,Galway, Cork,etc}-10 minutes walk Guinness Factory-15 minutes walk
    The neighberhood is very peaceful and quite as it's surrounded by one of Europe’s largest city parks, the Phoenix Park which is also hosting British royal deers and multiple lakes with swans. This little piece of nature is just perfect to get away from city noise to relax and spend some quality time outdoor. All bathroom and Kitchen essential are provide. Bed lines and towels are provide. Space it comes with Smart tv... Also will provide bikes to explore Dublin, free of charge!
    The neighberhood is very peaceful and quite as it's surrounded by one of Europe’s largest city parks, the Phoenix Park which is also hosting British royal deers and multiple lakes with swans. This little piece of nature is just perfect to get away from city noise to relax and spend some quality time outdoor.
  • Few words... perfect, clean, comfortable and great comunication with Asta

    Antonio2017-03-31T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderfully clean and modern interior. Right outside Phoenix Park, close to bus stops. About 35-40 minute walk to Temple Bar area but the good thing about that is the apartment is quiet at night :) Check in was super easy with coded entry. The free parking available is on the street so you may have to search a while for a spot then walk a ways, but it is free. Asta was easy to get in touch with when we needed something. A great stay!

    Shelby2017-05-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay and so close to everything, just wish I had, had a few more days to enjoy more.

    Josephine2017-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Asta's place is really great! My mom and I really enjoyed going for walks in Phoenix Park and enjoying the quieter parts of Dublin. It is certainly a hike to the central parts of the city (with all the attractions and such), but the bus stop is all of a minute's walk away so that shouldn't be an issue!

    Katherine2017-07-01T00:00:00Z
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    Gemma2017-04-29T00:00:00Z
  • Asta's flat is super cozy and beautifully decorated. It is centrally located and is right next to a bus stop that will take you straight into downtown! The place was very clean and she was very accommodating to anything I needed or with any questions I had - super fast in responding. I had a great experience and would definitely recommend her place to friends and family visiting the area.

    Rebecca2017-04-24T00:00:00Z
  • Asta's place is a great location, walking distance to Phoenix park, Guinness Storehouse and great local pubs. The Studio is very clean and up to date. Asta is a great host, easy to contact and informative. Would definitely stay again!

    Cole2017-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • The flat is in a great location for Dublin Zoo and Phoenix Park. Asta directed us to nearby parking which was good. The flat is small but well laid out. The kitchen area is really small so not good for serious cooking. It's good value for where it is.

    Carolyn2017-09-14T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Our modern 4th floor designer apartment is located close to the City Centre in Dublin's Bohemian quarter. The apartment is spacious & comfortable with bespoke fitted furniture & unique decoration throughout.
    Welcome to our unique Dublin City apartment. It's bright, airy and warm and decorated with solid hardwood floors, metallic paint and a selection of unusual artwork. It's a relaxing and comfortable place to be. It's carefully lit and can be configured for reading or working or can be transformed into a more relaxing environment. Each room features custom made fitted furniture with lots of storage space designed to maximise the potential of the room. The living room gives onto a balcony that overlooks the city skyline. You are welcome to smoke on the balcony if you wish. The smaller of the two bedrooms has a double bed and a door that gives onto the balcony. You can sit in bed drinking Fair Trade coffee and look out across the balcony to see Christchurch and the Spire. The larger bedroom features a king-size bed, storage space, a work-desk and loads of room! If you look out the window you can see the Guinness Factory and the Gravity Bar. We're happy to provide wireless WiFi, free parking for one car and Fair Trade tea, ground coffee, instant coffee and sugar. We'll also lay on some cookies, fresh bread and organic milk for your arrival. The apartment is located on the western side of the south city center, close to Guinness, Christchurch and Saint Patrick's Cathedral and it's a short walk to Dublin's city center and its various attractions.
    D8 is great! Historically, Dublin 8 was the industrial base of the city and many of the old factories and warehouses survived redevelopment and gentrification and are now home to a new generation of artists, designers and artisan manufacturers. Your master bedroom overlooks the Guinness factory and the Gravity Bar. The Guinness Storehouse is a couple of minutes walk away and is well worth the cost of entry, if only to experience a pint of Guinness with the most amazing panoramic view over the city. Nearby in Kilmainham Lane is the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and a little further out is Kilmainham Gaol, both worth a visit. On Thomas Street, about 5 minutes away is Manning's Bakery famous for traditional Dublin fare such as boxty. It's inexpensive, unpretentious and authentic and we'd recommend it for lunch - particularly if you have a sweet tooth! Across Thomas Street, beside John's Lane Church is the Thomas House, Dublin's best music bar. Quirky and friendly with a small music venue in the basement, TH is home to a variety of Dublin subcultures and is busy pretty much every night of the week. Back up the street, opposite St. Catherine's church (where Robert Emmet was executed in 1803) is Morelli's Fish and Chips. There are a number of chippers in D8 but we consider this to be the best! It's a good place for a midnight snack after an evening in Thomas House... Opposite Thomas House is Vicar Street, another music venue, usually hosting larger and more well known acts, it has a lovely bar that used to be open to the public, but sadly is now only open to ticket-holders. It's nice to look into though, it has some street sculptures outside and in the window is a Harley Davidson that once belonged to Larry Mullen from U2. Around the corner on Francis Street is the Tivoli Theatre, the car-park of which is notable as a sort of incubator for the Dublin graffiti scene. Francis Street is known as the antiques quarter and is worth a stroll if antiques are your thing. Adjacent to the apartment, in Newmarket Square are the Dublin Food Co-op and the Green Door Market. They're interesting places to hang out, maybe have brunch and purchase organic food. Depending on the day, sometimes the Food Co-op hosts other markets such as Pure Vintage, Fusion, Brocante and the Dublin Flea Market. Also in Newmarket is the Teeling Distillery where you can experience tastings, tours and a very nice Cafe. On the far side of Guinness is the newly opened Pearse Lyons distillery and the Jameson Distillery in Smithfield is also withing walking distance. Also nearby are Christchurch (you can see it form the balcony) and St. Patrick's Cathedrals, The Viking Splash Tours, Dublin Castle and Temple Bar (a 15 minute walk). In addition to all the things in D8, we're located a short walk from the more interesting parts of Dublin City Centre such as Georges Street (restaurants and bars), Wexford Street and Camden Street (restaurants, bars and music venues).
  • Neat apartment with a good view. So many amazing suggestions and ways to see a different side of the city, the enthusiasm and information were a welcome start for our exploration. Conveniently close to grocery and a well equipped kitchen. Thanks for the awesome time!

    Kevin2017-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very nicely decorated in strong colors, bold posters and picture frames, and a whole bunch of books that, judging from the titles and Luan's profession and interests, are probably not just for show. Luan's place was spick-and-span, and had his intake pitch down like a pro. He showed us the surrounding town on a map of Dublin set ready on his kitchen counter, and quickly went through the tourist attractions in the neighborhood - the Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar, among others. (Then he pointed them out out the window.) The central location of the apartment to the touristy parts of the city made it really easy to visit them on short excursions on foot. The view out the balcony was really nice - the exact kind of cityscape you'd imagine of Dublin. It was a great place to cap off the last two days of our week-long road trip through Ireland, and we'll definitely be knocking on his door again in future, if our travel schedule matches up with his availability! All in all, a great experience to pop my Airbnb cherry. Also, the free parking spot is like an oasis in central Dublin.

    Terry2015-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • Luan met us at the front door when we arrived in Dublin and gave us a list of all the best places to eat and visit while in Dubin. He also provided a fresh loaf of bread and a new container of milk. The air BnB is about a 5-minute walk to the Guinness factory and about a 30-minute walk from the Temple bar area. We walked to both and stopped at many tourist destinations along the way (like St. Patricks Cathedral)

    Hannah2016-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Luan's apartment was fantastic, close to the city centre and walking distance from pretty much everywhere, including the Guinness Storehouse (a must see), Newmarket and about 20 mins walk to Temple Bar (or if you were like us, 5 mins in a cab!). Dublin is very easy to get around, the people were very friendly and the live music pubs were great! The apartment itself was very modern and well presented, everything worked as it should and was very comfortable to stay in. Luan our host was very communicative, he gave us helpful tips on arrival and the check in/out process was very simple. 5*s. Would definitely stay here again, and for the price - highly recommended! :)

    Tiyon2016-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • Elena & Luan were very helpful during our stay. Their apartment is amazing. Nice decoration, equipment and it s a 15 min walk to temple bar neighbourghood. We had a good time my friends and I :)

    Red2015-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Luan and Elena's was a great place to stay while we were in Dublin. Located just an easy 10 minute walk to Temple Bar, Guinness storehouse, and other Dublin sights was great, yet not so close to Temple Bar that it was too loud to sleep. The space was well furnished and fairly clean, but the beds could have been more comfortable in our opinion. There was plenty of warm water for the 4 of us, and Luan even took the time to give us an overview of great bars, restaurants, and markets in the area. They were great hosts, with a great property, and we'd stay here again next time we visit Dublin.

    Adam2015-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • The appartment was exactly as we expected. It was nice and clean and nearby the city centre of Dublin. We felt very welcome! Thanks Luan and Elena!

    Anna2015-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay. Not the average interior, yet very homely and comfortable. Luan was a great host, taking time to share tips and tricks and providing bread, coffee and other basics. We'd love to come back next time we're in the neughbourhood!

    Ruud2017-03-06T00:00:00Z
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    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) Luggage storage available before checking in and after checking out. 24 hour check-in at any time after 3pm is fine. 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.
  • Great flat and location. Wonderful to have tea, coffee, cold water in fridge.

    Wendy2017-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • What a great location and a fabulous place to stay! We only had a couple of days in Dublin and Liam's information about local pubs and restaurants, as well as local attractions was priceless! We would definitely stay there again because it's a great spot right in the heart of Dublin.

    Lisa2017-08-24T00:00:00Z
  • Nice, clean apartment. Close to lots of public transport, shops. We had a good break at Liams apartment his instructions and correspondance were spot on. Only negatives were we couldnt get water hot enough in the main bathroom and it was quite bright in the evenings so thicker curtains in all rooms would have been nice. It was a nice modern quiet area where the flat is located, there was the odd inconsiderate drunkard who got a bit vocal in the early hours during the weekend but being in a build up area near bars its to be expected. Overall first airbnb trip and we were pleased with the stay at Liams place.

    Rachael2017-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • The neighbourhood was perfect The proximity of several restaurants and grocery store perfect!

    Christina2016-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • It was a great place to stay. It was so nice to come home and relax in an apartment atmosphere after a long day of walking. Beds were very comfortable. Loved the heated floor in the bathroom!! We were able to make small meals when we came back home. Definitely recommend this appartment to stay!!

    Jane2017-05-20T00:00:00Z
  • We spent four days in Dublin in Liam's apartment. It is centrally located in Dublin, close to pubs, restaurants, coffee shops (go right across the street to Proper Coffee), nightlife, shopping, etc. We arrived early and Liam graciously allowed us to check-in early -- which was so wonderful after a long haul flight from Los Angeles. The beds are super comfortable, and the apartment has everything you need to feel at home while on vacation in a different country. He neatly outlines everything in a handbook that makes it simple and easy to locate the apartment and navigate around the city. He was also available for any questions, tips, or recommendations that were not already included in the handbook. Do yourself a favor and book Liam's apartment! It will make your stay in Dublin even more enjoyable and comfortable!

    Aaron2017-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful accommodation in a central area with lots of info on local area and surrounds. The apartment had everything you needed for a home away from home.

    Liz2017-06-10T00:00:00Z
  • Liam's flat is exactly as pictured. It's in a great location with a supermarket, coffee shops, and restaurants close by as well as a tram stop. The building is very secure. There was plenty of hot water for 3 people to shower each morning. The beds were very comfortable. The bedrooms are separate from the living space/kitchen, which is nice as you can close that area off from the bedrooms if you like. We would definitely stay here again when in Dublin.

    Linda2017-10-29T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    The following is what past guests have said that they love about this property; Guests commented on how old world and elegent it looks. You have a sense of being in the country with birds and squirrels in the trees but yet you are only 10 minutes to the airport and 10 minutes to the city centre. Everyone adored our closeness to the phoenix park - the pool room looks into the park.There are many activities in the park including the zoo, the hop on hop off bus, segways, rent a bike to name a few.
    The apartment is a 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home separated from our own house around a courtyard near the world renowned Phoenix Park, home to the President of Ireland and the American Embassy. The park is very historic with several interesting building to explore and it is home to Dublin Zoo and also home to Cricket, Polo, and a great park to rent bikes and meander around. About our home: Our home is special as the atmosphere is relaxed,friendly and we will endeavour to help our guests have the best time possible. We have a separate self contained sauna all year round and a heated swimming pool at your disposal. There are 4 bedrooms; bedroom 1 & 2 have king size beds and are ensuite. Bedroom 3 has a double sized bed and bedroom 4: King size bed and single bed. In total beds for 9 people. Only 5 km from the centre of Dublin. Dublin is an intimate city with a bustling night life with a great choice of good restaurants. In our welcome book we have suggestions for restaurants in Dublin. Suitable for Business travellers, couples and families of up to 9 who are intending on discovering Ireland. Also suitable for events such as the Bloom Garden Festival, The Royal Dublin Horse Show, Dublin Marathon and many more events. Public transport is 50 meters from the house and by car, Dublin Centre is 5km.aaww
    Our house is located at the gate of the famous Phoenix Park. The house has a beautiful country feel about it but yet it is 10 minutes from the City Centre. We are within 10 mins drive of 5 golf courses, so we are ideal for golf enthusiasts. We are only 20 minutes drive also from the Dublin mountains again ideal for hill walkers,and those that like horse riding.The village of Castleknock is 8 minutes walk from the house. Here you have 5 restaurants 3 pubs and all local amenities like hair dressers, dry cleaners, beauticians etc. As we are at the Phoenix Park gate, our house is ideally situated for any event being held in the Phoenix park, like Bloom in June, Iron Man in August and motor racing and Dublin Marathon
  • A one of a kind location--a truly special experience! Architecturally unique building, rooms are very clean, spacious and tastefully appointed. Warm and authentic, our stay was made truly exceptional by our wonderful host Sarah. Sarah was so generous and kind, bright and engaging in conversation, and really very thoughtful. Above and beyond, she even drove three sleepy mathematicians to an early morning conference at Trinity College, while keeping breakfast warm for the remaining guest who overslept! The amenities were brilliant--gorgeous indoor pool, courtyard jacuzzi--we only wish we could have stayed longer! I have travelled extensively, and I have been coming to Dublin since 1990, and this was a rare and extraordinary Dublin experience, and a unique and memorable place to stay in the world. My first experience with airbnb, and I think it will remain the best ever! Our sincere thanks to Sarah!

    michelle2012-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah was the perfect hostess! She made us feel like family visiting in her guest house. She rolled out the red carpet for us. We had planned to celebrate an American Thanksgiving with a full Turkey dinner and not only did she order the Turkey and help us get groceries but she opened up her home and let us use her own dining room. The kids were thrilled with the swimming pool and the game room. And the location right next to Phoenix Park was so beautiful. We were never more than about 15 minutes from anyplace we went in Dublin. And Sarah was so helpful with directions and tips. We can't wait to get back to Dublin!

    Katie2016-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • We had an absolutely amazing stay with Sarah! She was one of the most warm and inviting hosts we've ever had. Her home is absolutely gorgeous and includes amazing pool and sauna facilities. The location is absolutely perfect, just outside the city center. We immensely enjoyed our stay and would recommend staying with Sarah if you want to increase the overall quality of your trip to Dublin! Sarah made us feel like part of the family!

    Isabelle2015-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Whilst Sarah was not there her husband and adult children were. They went out of their way to make us welcome. The accommodation was spacious, clean and bright. Michael provided us with information regarding buses which came at the end of the driveway plus, at the last minute, an extra nights stay. We certainly recommend this accommodation with the lay back, relaxed atmoisphere.

    Janice2015-06-27T00:00:00Z
  • This was one of the very best experiences I have ever had. The stable its surroundings and the overall hospitality was fantastic. Bed were fresh and comfortable, showers wee clean and hit and the location is short of brilliant. Right at Phoenix park short ride to the city but yet nostalgic through and through. Would stay there again for sure. After a long flight the perfect feel home place.

    Till2015-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful experience! Sarah and Michael were extremely helpful and friendly. The house was spacious and had everything we needed. Definitely recommend for a group. Thank you so much!

    Maggie2015-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had the best time in Dublin. Our accommodation was superb. Sarah and her family made us feel like we were part of their family. The stables are tucked away at the end of a private lane in what is probably the best location in Dublin. The wide open space of Pioneer Park yet only 10 minutes by taxi from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. I'd like to thank Sarah for picking us up from Avis rent a car near Hueston station when we arrived and also for taking us to the airport for our departure.

    Roslyn2015-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely time at Sarah's - the location was great, in a quiet area outside the enormous Phoenix Park with good access to the city. The pool was great and the sauna was a nice addition! Sarah and her family were very welcoming and offered to give us a lift in to town a couple of times which was very kind. I would absolutely recommend anyone to stay here at Sarah's - the host and house were excellent.

    Oliver2016-02-14T00:00:00Z
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    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. 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! 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. -The Bed is King Size (150 x 200cm) and has a memory foam mattress Nespresso Lattissimma Plus Machine provided
    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!
  • Perfect, exactly as described, thank you! Dardo was not in town when we arrived in Dublin but he made sure that the housekeeper Daniela was on site -- it was really smooth and easy. The apartment is charming and lovely for a short stay for a couple. It is thoughtfully equipped -- the books and films on the shelves are a specially nice touch even though we did not have time to benefit from them :-) It is immaculately clean, the location is great -- like I said, perfect!

    Rehana2014-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Dardo met us at an airport bus drop-off right in downtown Dublin which was very convenient. He was super nice and energetic and walked us to the apartment and provided a overview of things to do in Dublin right away. Dardo even had a box of delicious chocolates as a house warming gift. The apartment was very nice, with tons of light, a great view of the river and Ha'Penny Bridge, and the bathroom was very large, modern and clean. Our expectations of the apartment were exceeded by the reality. All of the amenities were just as described. Being located right across from Temple Bar was super convenient with plenty of fun options within a short walk. We stayed for three nights which was not long enough, and we will look to stay at Dardo's wonderful apartment next time we are able to visit.

    Natalie2014-05-16T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful apartment smack in the center of Dublin, overlooking the Ha'Penny Bridge and beautiful views on the Liffey. Dardo is a great host who went the extra mile to welcome me, we met at O'Connell (1 min walk) and he showed me the apartment and all the functionalities, also all good recommendations for restaurants and pubs - he had thought about everything! Bright and spacious living space, nicely decorated, very functional bathroom and comfortable bed. Nice guidebook and movies collection! Can be very lively at night (you can hear the music from the pubs on the opposite bank) but it's all the more in the Irish spirit! Overall an ideal place to explore Dublin while enjoying your stay. Highly recommended!

    Olivier2013-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Dardo was a great and very pleasant host, very uncomplicated and quick in communication and absolutely helpful in all respects. The apartment is a great starting point to discover Dublin - sights, pubs, restaurants are directly next to the apartment. However the apartment is situated above a fairly busy road, so it could be quite loud, especially at the weekend. Nevertheless we had a great stay in Dardos apartment, thanks a lot!!

    Sonja2014-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • We were welcomed in person by Dardo who showed us the apartment and the functionning of the various appliances, incl. heating, hot water, kitchen, etc. He gave us many tips on the Dublin, what to do and see, where to eat, etc. The apartment is very centrally located in Dublin, a few minutes away from Temple Bar and the main shopping areas. We could easily walk to the main landmarks of Dublin from there. Apartment is nicely furnished, modern and very clean. All in all it was a fantastic experience and our host was a very nice person!

    Patrick2014-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • A really Nice appartment in a really Nice City. Dardo Is so kind. I recommand this place.

    Paul2016-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very nice time with three persons in the loft. It was very clean and cosy and we had really much space. Dardo was a really nice host and provided a list with good restaurants and his favorite pubs. On the other side it is a little bit loud, because there is a pub nearby which plays music till late night. But we had a nice time and I can recommand it to everyone!

    Florian2015-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great apartment in a wonderful location. The space is clean, airy, light and modern. Dardo provides everything you might need for your trip, along with very helpful suggestions on places to go and things to eat. We forwarded on his suggestions to our friends staying elsewhere in the city because the suggestions were so good. Everyone was quite pleased. Some reviews have mentioned the noise level outside. This wasn't an issue for us, although a one man band did march past around noon. We later stayed at a hotel on Temple Bar, which was crazy loud. By comparison Bachelor Walk is a sedate place to sleep. Waking up to the Ha'penny Bridge is pretty darn cool as well. I recommend this apartment and Dardo as a host. When we return to Dublin we hope to enjoy his hospitality again.

    Sara2014-03-14T00:00:00Z
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    This stunning two bedroom apartment is located on Dame Street, Dublin 2, with most attractions within walking distance and only 2 minutes away from Temple bar area and easy access from/to the airport. With high speed internet connection and amazing location! There is private parking space near by the apartment behind the Jury's Inn hotel on Christ church only 5 min walking distance from the apartment , Prices are : Evening rate (18:00pm to 9:00 am 10 euros) (17:00 pm to midnight 7 euros)
    A contemporary flat that can sleep FIVE people comfortably is situated in the heart of Dublin city center next to the Ha'Penny Bridge and Dublin Castle one of the postal card of Dublin . In just two minutes walk ( 200 meters) you can be in the middle of the famous Temple Bar area with its lively pubs and restaurants. This property is ideally located in the city center, meaning you will be able to visit all the main sights on foot, saving money on public transportation and taxi. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, a fridge, stove/hob, dishwasher, oven and everything you need for preparing your meals with complimentary coffee and tea. The bedrooms has two large double beds and plus a spacious wardrobe for storage needs. In case there are more than 4 people I can provide linen and duvet for the 5th guest with an additional cost specified on final pricing. There are two bathrooms in this apartment. For your comfort and convenience there is electrical central heating and free WiFi internet access throughout the flat. We also include a hair dryer, iron, washing machine and towels as standard in the apartment with ironing boards and travel cots available on request. Whether you are visiting Dublin for business or pleasure, this property will suit all your needs. Nearby is the well known O'Connell Street where you can find live music shows nightly. A short walk along the River Liffey and you can arrive at the Jameson Distillery. The guided tour is well worth the time!
    The neighborhood is vibrant, central and is located just in the heart of town . Cross the road from Olympia Theatre, 5 minutes walking distance from Trinity College, St Patrick Cathedral and Christ church, 15 minutes walking distance from Guinness Factory and Old Jameson Distillery, 10 minutes walking distance from Stephen Green park and Grafton street. There are pubs on every corner, restaurants everywhere and the pedestrian-only shopping district is only meters away. Please note, during weekends this area can be a bit noisy but nothing disturbing.
  • Well organised and good contact with Adrian. Showed us alloy do the apartment and gave suggestions of things we could do. Was my first time using air bnb and this a great experience. Apartment was clean, well looked after, bedding and towels clean. Apartment close to everything in Dublin we will be back again.

    Colin2016-03-29T00:00:00Z
  • Adrian was very accommodating and checked in over the weekend to see if we were ok -great host! House is lovely, perfect location and great facilities- thanks for having us!

    Sarah2016-05-02T00:00:00Z
  • The location is great. Small apartment, but you don't need much when you're in the middle of town!!

    Corliss2017-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely flat located in the heart of Dublin very close to all amenities and the Temple Bar area. The bedrooms are to the rear of the property which is good as this property is fronting onto a major road. The host was very helpful and all his arrival instructions where very clear. He was there to meet us on arrival and run through the local area and the things to see and do. We would book this again.

    Kevin2017-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location, right beside Dublin castle.

    Cliff2016-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • Adi has been very kind with us His apartment is perfecly locate in Dublin city center, clean and confortable. I really recommend it.

    Roberto2017-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location Perfect host

    Emma2018-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Adi was an excellent host. He was very responsive by email and contacted us several times during our stay to make sure we were doing ok. The location of his place could not have been any better.

    Tom2017-06-22T00:00:00Z
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    Our place is right in the middle of Dublin in the IFSC, only a couple of minutes away on foot to the The Brew Dock, Connolly Station, O'Connell Street and the River Liffey among many others. I believe you’ll love our duplex because it's spacious yet comfy with a massive terrace overlooking the Harbour dock. The location is ideal and very secure as it forms part of a private gated development. It is ideal for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, families (with kids), and small groups.
  • The apartment is great! Awesome location, walking distance to everything you need and also within walking distance of The centre of temple bar! Couldn't have asked for more.

    Jake2016-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • The location is very convenient as it is close to bus and railway station. Also it is short walk to the O Connell Street.

    Kelvin2017-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is as described. It is lovely and well-arranged with comfortables beds, well-equiped kitchen and nice terrace. Best place to stay in Dublin : quiet (no cars, no circulation) and close to everything (dart, tram, center town, supermarket). Perfect for family. Duncan communicates well and provides all necessary information. He was helpful and very knowledgeable about the area and all of Dublin (great instructions with suggestions on what or see and where to eat). It was our first Airbnb and a great experience !

    Anne2016-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic apartment. Central, with great water views and cool spiral staircase.

    Scott2017-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful apartment , very central . Thoroughly enjoyable time .

    Debbie2017-06-18T00:00:00Z
  • Nothing to fault. The flat was very clean and spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The location is really convenient too. Duncan was very helpful and gave excellent recommendations of where to go and good places to eat. We followed every one of his suggestions and could not have been happier. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you Duncan we had a great time!

    Bronwen2016-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, great location, amazing host. Hard to start the Ireland experience better than this. Thank Duncan!

    mark2016-06-14T00:00:00Z
  • Nice flat for a family of 5, very close to the city center. We can visit Dublin only by walking. The parking is safe and Duncan provided some food for the breakfast.

    Melanie2017-08-23T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Luxury four bedroom House in the most fashionable area of Dublin. Ballsbridge is an excellent area of Dublin, close to all the action, the house is only 20 minute walk to Grafton Street/Trinity Collage, great pubs and restaurants in the area.
    This is a Luxury four bedroom house set in the heart of Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. This luxury house consists of 4 double bedrooms, 2 of which are en-suite, all double bedrooms have either a king size or super king size double bed, , all rooms have TVs, desk, chair, mirror, fast internet access throughout the house Kitchen with all mod cons. Bright living area. The house is very energy efficient and eco friendly, including having a rain water harvesting system, solar panels, triple glazing etc. But the best thing about this house is its super location.
    The Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 area, is an exclusive area of Dublin, only a 15 minute walk to Grafton Street/Trinity Collage. The area is full of great restaurants, bars and shops. This area is also extremely safe, and a great place to be based to explore Dublin.
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    Katie2017-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely home! And ideal for groups. The location is perfect for sightseeing around Dublin - we walked to Trinity College and the Guinness Factory easily. It's also very close to The Aviva. The home was clean and ready upon our arrival in Dublin. Des was available beforehand to answer questions and was great at communicating the location and check-in. The home is spacious with a large kitchen and sitting area. The four bedrooms are located on the top two floors and two have an en suite bathroom. Cannot recommend this place enough! Des was a great host (he even left us with bread and spreads!) and we are so glad we chose this AirBnb for our 3 nights in Dublin.

    Catherine2016-09-06T00:00:00Z
  • Such a find! Great location and beautiful house.

    Maura2016-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was as advertised. Great house. Great location. Having parking available was good as well. Easy to find transit or a cab on the street nearby to get to the touristy stuff.

    Trevor2017-05-05T00:00:00Z
  • This house was perfect for my family! We were 8 adult and there was more than enough room. The bedrooms are cute and stylish and the bathrooms are enough to make you never want to leave. Desmond was a great host, always with a quick response and very accommodating. Couldn't have asked for a better host and home!

    Cassandra2017-05-09T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Des' house for two nights and it was absolutely perfect. My kids loved the chic-ness of the house and my wife and I loved having toast and tea when we arrived. Everything is in walking distance- a grocery store, cafe, pubs, pizza, and even a fish and chips takeaway place. We walked to trinity college and downtown no problems (a little bit of a hike but totally doable with our 3 kids with the 3 year old in a stroller and some piggyback rides for the 5 year old.). We lacked for nothing and had a perfect stay. It was very quiet at night- I honestly can't think of anything I would have changed!

    James2017-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely perfect high end location for a golfing vacation around Dublin

    James2017-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice house. Clean and bright. Desmond provides breakfast and juices for us. We didn't want to leave. It was the highlight of our trip.

    Krista2017-07-11T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Spacious 2 bed apartment in the heart of Temple bar, Dublin's cultural and tourist centre. Located beside the Smock Alley theater and the Gaiety School of Acting It is the ideal spot to explore the city The area is one of Dublin's liveliest districts and has some of Dublin's most fashionable restaurants and historic pubs. Dublin's premier shopping area, Henry Street, is just around the corner and Temple Bar and Trinity College are only 7 - 8 minute
    There is a large living room area with loads of natural light. There is a large double room with a double bed and a larger room with a double and a single bed. There is also a pull out sofa bed in the living room.
    You will be in the heart of Temple Bar which will put close to all Dublin's tourist sites and is a great base to explore our wonderful city!
  • Large and spacious, but disappointing for us. Not well equipped, we thought, not what I expected. Sorry I wish I could be more positive. Was expecting at least enough forks to accommodate the 5 in our party for one meal!

    Diane2017-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay, brilliant location and very spacious accommodation.

    Robert2017-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Nice apartment in a Great location, walking distance to many bars and restaurants. Ciaran was very communicative and helpful with all details. Apartment was comfortable and clean just like in the pic, bathroom needs some update but other than that we had a comfortable and convenient stay.

    elizabeth2017-05-12T00:00:00Z
  • It was a wonderful experience! Our plane was delayed so we arrived a little late, but the person who was meeting us was really nice about it and had even arrived early in case we got there early. Upon arrival, there were chocolates and wine sitting on the table for us. The space is as described and was in the perfect location for our time in Dublin!

    Allison2016-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • Booking went very smoothly. Ciaran was very responsive. The place itself was perfect for our needs. It fit five of us comfortably. It was very clean. The living area was really large. It looked just like the photos. The location was amazing. It was right in the heart of Temple Bar yet it was quiet. We would definitely stay there again!

    Maela2016-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • Ciaran was a great host. Was flexible with our arrival and departure time per our schedule. He even had a bottle of wine waiting for us on our arrival! Great, roomy place and very clean - would highly recommend!

    Rachel2016-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location Very easy to access the best of Dublin by walking and the apartment was spacious and well presented

    James2016-09-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great location that is close enough to the lively scenes of Temple Bar, but far enough that it's not crazy or loud at all hours of the night. Good apartment for travelers wanting to see the heart of Dublin.

    Fred2016-12-02T00:00:00Z
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    Single room in family home. Bathroom with large bath & power shower (not ensuite). Towels and toiletries provided. 7 minute walk to Cowper luas tram stop (5 stops to city centre). Free on-street parking. Short walk to shops and restaurants in Rathmines, Rathgar or Ranelagh. Breakfast provided - cereals, breads, fruit.
    Cosy family home in quiet neighbourhood. This room is in regular use by family, so there are drawers that are in use, however there is plenty of hanging space: an empty wardrobe for you to use.
    Dartry is a quiet suburb located 4km from O'Connell street in the city centre. Walking to St. Stephens green / Grafton street area will take about 45 minutes. We are a 10 minute walk to Rathgar, Rathmines and Ranelagh - all have a selection of supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, take-aways and pubs as well as banks, various shops, boutiques and services. Palmerston Park is around the corner from our home, as is the small botanic gardens run by Trinity College department of botany. The Dodder river is 5 minutes away and you can walk along the river bank westward for a nice stroll among trees and wildlife.
  • It was a pleasure to stay at Vanessas House! The room was very neat and clean with enough space for your stuff. The bathroom was just awesome and it was very clean all the time. Breakfast was very delicious, too. The area of the house is very quiet and idyllic but still very close to the city center. Bus and Tram stops are only a few walking minutes away. Vanessa is a really great host. She has been so lovely and helpful in every kind of way. I can highly recommend to stay at her house :)

    Malin2016-07-11T00:00:00Z
  • Definitely the kindest, warmest, and most generous host I have ever had the pleasure of meeting on AirBnB.

    Nader2016-06-05T00:00:00Z
  • Vanessa is a nice person and her house is very cosy. Breakfast was also included. You can enjoy your stay with a reasonable price. If you are looking for a place to stay when travelling in Dublin, this is the best choice

    Tsz Kin, Ellis2016-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • Vanessa was a wonderful host. She was extremely kind and flexible. The house was extremely clean, and orderly! She and her husband are very laid back and understanding and I really appreciated that. The place is a little farther than I thought it would be. However, don't let this discourage you. I was glad to be away from the city center and saw a part of Dublin I would not have seen otherwise.

    Alyssa2016-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • Vanessa's family are very nice! Thanks for the informations, the boos bed and the perfect breakfast :)

    Germain2017-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • The house is well located at about 3.5/4 km from city center. One bus stop is available just around the corner. I was accommodated in the second room as the first one was already occupied by other guests. The room was simple but comfortable, the shared bathroom was very big. Unfortunately, I spent less than 24 hours in Dublin so I did not had enough time to interact with Vanessa. Even if time was limited, she has been very nice and welcoming, helping me in finding solutions to reach the airport on Sunday morning. She provided a wonderful breakfast, good and rich. Her beautiful baby is very calm and quiet.

    Mara2016-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • Big, beautiful house in a lovely neighbourhood. Really close to the Luas line and the bed was AMAZING! Vanessa was a great host, excellent communication and very welcoming. Really enjoyed my stay here.

    Paul2016-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Vanessa was such a lovely person and host. I couldn't have had a more pleasurable experience in Dublin than I did staying at this Airbnb. Not only is her home gorgeous, but it is located in a safe and convenient location. It wasn't too far to the tram(about a 10 minute walk, which is rather scenic), and I felt comfortable the entire time I was at the Airbnb. Venessa was very prompt with her response time in regards to my questions and messages, and we had some lovely chats about travelling and Ireland. The bed was extremely cosy and soft, and the bathroom was something out of a magazine. Everything she described on her webpage was accurate, however, the only thing she did not include was the fact that you would have an unforgettable experience!

    Clint2016-07-31T00:00:00Z
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    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 Luggage storage available before checking in and after checking out. 24 hour check-in at any time after 3pm is fine. 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.
  • Great place and great location! I loved how the building was Secured by a key fob to enter the building. Made us feel extra safe!

    Katriana2017-04-06T00:00:00Z
  • The appartment is nice, clean and everything is new. Liam gave us some good tips. The neighbourhood is at walking distance of the old city and the center, and with several nice coffee shops for a good breakfast. We recommand ! NB : It deserves 5 stars, but Airbnb ´s web site is currently bugged, and doesn ´t allow me to grant more than 4 stars...

    Nathalie2016-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • Liam's place is just wonderful. Perfect for a couple getaway and the effort that has gone into providing guests with as much helpful information as possible was highly appreciated. We are definitely going to be retuning

    Beth2017-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Liam's apartment is in a good location and easily accessible to all the major sites. It is tastefully decorated and very comfortable. These is public transpotation available, but most of the time, we walked where we wanted to go. The Airlink bus was handy to get to and from the airport. Quite a few restaurants, bars, coffee shops are in the area, along with a cinema and national museum. Hope to visit again in the future.

    Marge2017-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and quiet apartment, Liam was very helpful.

    Johannes2017-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing flat - clean, modern and close to everything you'd want to see! Next to the Jamieson's distillery and a few good bars, and also a nice cafe called Cinnamon to get a breakfast. Would 100% recommend for anyone coming to Dublin to stay here.

    David2017-04-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, little long of a walk to get in the building not extremely clean and comfortable.

    Ryan2017-06-25T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent apartment within walking distance of city centre. Very convenient location and nice and clean apartment.

    Erik2017-05-14T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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