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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!
  • We stayed in this beautiful studio apartment for a long weekend. It is situated only 10 minutes walk from the main attractions of Dublin and you can get anywhere really swiftly with the Luas, which is 5 minutes walk. Karin provided us with a warm welcome, even though we checked in at 11pm. I can honestly say that Karin loves Dublin and is more than happy to share her vast knowledge of where to go and what to do, especially on the cultural part. If you like to do visit Dublin with a local insight, Karin is the best to talk to. The apartment was beautifully equipped with the love for detail, fully equipped kitchen and perfect breakfast to start with. We will definetely stay there again.

    Constanze2012-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • This studio is absolutely gorgeous. It's very comfortable and extremely clean. It's beautifully maintained. We had everything we needed and more in the apartment. Highly recommend a stay here. It's a calm neighborhood that's a quick walk to city center. Perfect location.

    Mary2017-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • Karin's place was lovely! We stayed at her home for our short two night visit to Dublin. Everything was tidy and ready for our visit. The location for us was fine, but we were told by other locals that it was on the edge of the dodgy part of town. The walk to city centre was about 10-15 minutes, which is where we spent most of our time. The furthest walk we had was to Guinness Storehouse, which was about 25 minutes (I had been to Guinness about 8 years ago and wouldn't have recommended it then, but they have done many renovations and it is brilliant now!).

    Madison2016-07-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment! Easy walk to the CBD. Just watch your head when you get up in the morning!

    Jeff2016-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • Karin's Georgian home is lovely. A great spot to go back to after walking and touring around Dublin and the countryside. Karin had wonderful suggestions. Her knowledge of history and buildings was like having a live-in tour guide. Thank you, Karin.

    Dejie2017-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying at Karin's gorgeous oval flat! She was a perfect hostess, and the flat has everything one needs for a really comfortable stay (especially for 2 people). We especially loved the attention she gave to her incredible, historic Georgian building, the huge windows, (real) fireplace, and the fresh flowers in the hall. The flat is walking distance to O'Connell Street and the river, on a bus line to the airport, and the neighborhood is definitely not overrun with tourists. Thank you, Karin! We hope to see you again in wonderful Dublin. Kate & Brian (San Francisco)

    Catherine2014-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is gorgeous. There's no words to describe how beautiful is, and very comfortable. Karin is one of the bests, she's nice and very helpful. I'm totally recommend the place.

    Alexandre2014-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • The flat is fabulous! November mornings with coffee in front of the open fireplace before meeting lovely Dublin, few things can beat that! Karin met us and showed us all things we needed to know, including food that she had bought to make our stay even better. She left us a book with every thing you can possibly think of to make this an active weekend, such a varied list! Look no further, book this place if you want a really lovely holiday!

    Marit Larsen2014-11-18T00:00:00Z
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    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.
  • The appartment is super cosy and modern, close to the city center (15 min) and all the nice places to visit in Dublin. We spent a lovely week-end in Ireland!

    Cécile2016-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • IT WAS GREAT! Andrea offered a cosy, little and clean appartment and we felt at home! She is a real nice person and gave us some real good hints, where to go and what to see. Very helpful and brilliant! The place was lovely and we felt at home! It was not far (10 min. walk) from O'Connell Street, and 15 Min. to Temple Bar. But nice and quiet with a wonderful view to King's Court Park. We enjoyed it very much and would come back everytime!!! Thanks Andrea, perfect host!

    Regine2015-06-01T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying at Andrea's place in Dublin. Though our flight was delayed well past our target meeting time, Andrea was more than understanding. She arranged for a friend to meet us and walk us through the apartment, which was everything we hoped it might be, true to its description. We were welcomed with a few lovely necessities - bread and butter, orange juice, milk, and eggs - and a list of recommended neighborhood restaurants and stores. We truly enjoyed the neighborhood and all that it had to offer, and had only a short walk (20-25 minutes) to center city Dublin and a host of other options and sights. Despite the construction happening directly outside the building (the expansion of a tram system) it was easy to find our way to (and back to) our little place in the city. Andrea was quick to respond to the few questions we had, and offered helpful and courteous advice. We highly recommend Andrea's place, particularly if you don't shy away from a little walking, or a few flights of stairs.

    Susan2016-06-14T00:00:00Z
  • My boyfriend and I loved Andrea's flat! It was cute, cosy, and exactly as advertised. An easy 15-20 walk from just about everywhere. Highly recommend this spot!

    Laura2017-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Andrea's apartment in Dublin's North Inner-City. The decor was impeccable and the place had a homey feeling while still being very clean and neat. You can walk to everything north of the Liffey in just 10-15 minutes, and we found the location very convenient for what we wanted to do. Like Andrea mentions, there is construction and the street is actually closed to traffic, but the noise did not necessarily bother our sleep because of the way the apartment is set up. Andrea was so nice to drop by when we arrived, and was flexible because of our flight delays. She also leaves a great list of things to do--this was MUCH appreciated!

    Alex2017-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment within walking distance to a lot of attractions. Andrea was a lovely host and I would definitely stay here again :)

    Rhiannon2016-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is clean, comfortable and great location!! Andrea is super! We had an awesome time in Dublin!!

    Lori2017-07-03T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely long weekend staying in Andrea's place. Good amount of space for two people, good communication meant check in & check out were straight forward & a lovely homely flat. Thank you!

    Bethany2017-02-26T00:00:00Z
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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's apartment was the perfect size for a quick visit to Dublin for my wife and I. Very clean and pretty well located near the major hotspots. It was a little tricky navigating the bus routes to find the right stop closet to the apartment, but that was more a quirk of Dublin than any fault of Marianne's. We mostly used taxis, which made it all much easier. Slept very well in the bed, and as a very light sleeper, that was a big plus for me. Wish we had more time there. Would recommend to a friend.

    Joey2017-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • Nice appartment if you want to stay at the quiet edge of the city centre

    Giel2017-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Marianne was a great host. She was easy to get along with and quite friendly. The flat was 5 minute walk from city central. Great coffee shop, Candy Shop, right down the street.

    CHERYL2017-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • The place was just as beautiful as we thought. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

    Julia2017-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful apartment with a beautiful view! Gorgeous architecture in the apartment - I took lots of photos! All the tourist stuff is a close walk (20-25 min) and I tried the Italian restaurant Marianne recommended (Da Mimmo) and it was amazing!!

    Kiva2017-07-03T00:00:00Z
  • Our 4nights stay in this apt was overall ok, the landlord is super nice and efficient on problem solving like I found out no hair dryer after shower and the toilet ring was not working properly. But for this price We didn't expect to have these kind of problems. The apt itself is nice but a little dusty and the toilet was bit dirty. I might come back again but not for this price.

    Jenny2016-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • Had such a wonderful stay at Mariannes pad over the weekend. Nice and secure! 15 min walk to the hustle and bustle of Dublin. She also provided us with leaflets and maps in the appartment which was helpful! The building was very quiet even at weekend so we even managed to get a lie in! Which is rare!! Deffinatley stay again!!! Thankyou!!!

    Francesca2016-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 6 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Pierre-Roger2017-08-18T00:00:00Z
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    This gorgeous room with en-suite is located in a Victorian home, on a quiet street, close to bus stops & walking distance from the city. It's perfect for two people with everything you'd need for a cosy stay. 3 people & a golden retriever live here!
    You will have a beautiful double bedroom perfectly suited to two people, a clean and elegant en-suite bathroom with a great shower in a cosy nicely decorated red-brick terraced house.
    The area is peaceful and quiet, just south of the city, but conveniently accessible. We are just a 10 min walk from Camden Street where you can find lots of nice cafes and pubs to try out and just a 25 minute walk from most of the city's main attractions.
  • Claire's home was wonderful. While Claire herself was away, her mother was there and took great care of us, was very friendly and helpful answering all of our questions and making suggestions for the area. This was a perfect place that was close enough to the city centre that it was an easy/quick walk and still far enough outside to avoid some of the hustle and bustle and feel a bit calmer and quieter. The place was decorated impeccably and the shower and bed were lovely and comfortable. Highly recommended.

    Stefan2017-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous house, with a beautiful room in a great location for Dublin. Claire could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Great en-suite in the room plus fast wifi. Legend Claire, Very much appreciated.

    Pete2014-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is just as cute in person as it is online! Claire has decorated the apartment beautifully, including amazing photography from her travels hanging on the walls. Most of the Dublin hot spots were a 15-30 minute walk from the apartment, with plenty of nearby grocery stores and restaurants to choose from! Claire and her roommates are very sweet and I enjoyed chatting with them in the kitchen on occasion. Claire also provided a PDF prior to arrival with directions to enter the apartment and a list of her favorite Dublin hot spots.

    Mary2016-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time. Clair's directions and suggestions to eat, and things to see wet fantastic. The room was great just a described. We enjoyed Rio their very sweet dog. Bus service from location was very easy. Clair was a great host.

    Valerie2015-05-12T00:00:00Z
  • Claire was very helpful and welcoming, and the room is perfect for a weekend stay. It is centrally located; an easy walk to many sites, but in a quiet residential area. My husband and I had an enjoyable stay, and would definitely recommend.

    Zoe2015-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Very friendly. Room very nice and charming. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay close to the city centre without the noise coming with it.

    Mathieu2014-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • My boyfriend and I stayed with Claire for 2 nights on our arrival to Dublin. The room is really charming, and Claire was a warm and welcoming host. We found the neighborhood really cute (there's a great coffee and food spot down the street called Noshingtons, a recommendation from Claire), and not too far of a walk from the city center (around 20-25 minutes). Thanks for having us, Claire! Our stay in Dublin couldn't have been better

    Caitlin2015-04-03T00:00:00Z
  • Claire's place is really lovely. It's beautifully decorated, the bed is exceptionally comfortable, it's walking distance to the city center and Claire was very prompt in replying to messages and providing all the necessary information. Would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Dublin!

    Lena2015-08-10T00:00:00Z
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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.
  • Anastazio was sooo nice! He show me everything! And answer all my questions! Very nice place just like the pictuares! Gracias por todo!! Besos! Vivi :)

    Viviana2016-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Anastazio and his partner were fantastic hosts. We were met by them both at check in and were straight away uplifted by their enthusiastic and generous hospitality. Anastazio gave great recommendations of the to-do's in Dublin and helped us make the most of transportation to and from the centre. The apartment is set in a great location and the interior is exactly as described and more! We had a great time here and would definitely recommend this place to anyone. We will certainly come back to visit and stay with Anastazio again in Dublin City!

    William2016-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great evening with Anastazio! His apartment is just lovely and he was a very attentive host. Great fun to spend time with.

    Stephanie2015-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • It will be your big loss if go to Dublin but not stay at Anastazio's! He'll bring you a lot of joys besides the joy of the city Dublin. If I go back to Dublin in future, I'll definitely stay at Anastazio's again! Well, thank him for everything.

    Wenqian2015-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • THIS GUY IS AWESOME!!! Anastazio personifies the idea of AirBnB. It is that simple. If I could give him more than five stars I would. I had an absolutely excellent experience. Anastazaio was helpful in every way possible. He is a very positive person, very kind and has a lot of energy. The apartment is nothing short of awesome and it is very close to the city centre, it is near the supermarket, the stadium and the airport.

    Alen2015-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Anastazio runs a smooth operation with good knowledge of the working of Airbnb, should you have any questions. He cares about his Guests and will be hands-on or hands-off, depending on your needs. Thanks for making us feel Welcome and being a great Host.

    Robye2015-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay, highly recommended! The apartment is beautiful, clean, modern, light and airy. It is the perfect distance from both the airport and the city centre, and Anastazio even helped us get reduced taxi fare with a special code too! Anastazio was a great host - friendly, funny and more than happy to help at all times. We can't wait to go back to Dublin and stay again with him very soon!

    Pete2014-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place, perfect host, good feeling of staying in Anastazio place! We hardly recommend it !!! You will not regret it! I miss it already...... :)

    Raluca2017-04-03T00:00:00Z
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    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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Really beautiful, big (and clean) house, Daria and Leo were super hosts, also made us wonderful breakfasts and gave us great Dublin tips, we loved it!Carolina and Tommaso

    Carolina2017-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • 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
  • A fabulous stay. This was a last minute booking for a work trip and I couldn't have felt more comfortable. I was given a warm and friendly welcome and given all the privacy I needed. The breakfast was great and the juice was fantastic! The coffee at the Bernard Shaw, as suggested by Leo, was first class. The room was light, airy, spacious and very well maintained. It was a lovely place to come back to after a long day at work. The bathroom is of a high standard and the room itself is very private. I have no hesitation in recommending Daria and Leo's room or hospitality. They are wonderful hosts with a fabulous room.

    Jacqueline2016-04-24T00:00:00Z
  • All I have to say is, simply amazing. I have been living here for 9 month and I should say that Daria and Leo made me feel like it was my own home.They are amazing hosts and the house is lovely. From the beginning the communication was perfect and they are very attentive and helpful hosts. The room was clean and very cozy and the area around was quite and safe. I highly recommend Daria's house to everyone who visits Dublin! Plus the location is very convenient: you can not only easily get in a short time to the city centre (Trinity College), but also you can find different cafes, restaurants and shops nearby.Thank you for your hospitality.I had a wonderful time here.

    Ksenia2017-05-29T00:00:00Z
  • My sister and I stayed at Daria's house for one month. It was overall a great experience. Both Daria and Leo are perfect hosts. The day we arrived they explained us everything about Dublin transport, shopping, using house amenities . They have everything you may need during a long stay, such as big tv projector, washing maschine, iron and ironing board, coffe machine, toaster, luggage scale etc. They also left us some space in the fridge and kitchen cabinet for our food. Isolated room guarntees a total privacy during the whole stay. In the room there are many books about Dublin and Ireland sights and food which were very useful to us. There was also kettle in our room, with all things you need for making coffe or tea. Even different flavours of tee. This helped us to get through the chilly period :) In the room there are two wardrobes which are more then enough for two people. In the wardrobe there was also very cute raincoat for our use. Communication with hosts was excellent, they were always there for us, even to book a taxi a few times. House is located near the city center (15 minutes by bus), but still very quiet and safe. To sum up, I would definitely stay there again any time.

    Patricia2016-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • I've stayed at Daria's & Leo's before. As before, nice people, room & location.

    Ger2017-09-21T00:00:00Z
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    $69 Georgian House Dublin
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    Experience authentic Georgian elegance is this unique large OVAL studio apartment, overlooking park. Accommodates two in cosy sleeping loft. Light a fire, cook dinner in the designer kitchen, and then head out to enjoy the attractions of the city.
    Come 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..
  • Karin was a wonderful host. The place was lovely, conveniently located, and she had lots of great tips and advice for things to do (and eat!) around town. Would stay here again!

    Sean2012-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • What a beautiful little studio! I felt very at home and comfortable here, and the little touches such as bread and tea and coffee really made it a great stay. I wish I could have stayed longer and I would definitely stay here again if I come back to Dublin. The bed was very comfortable too. Thanks so much for your hospitality Karin!

    Eleanor2013-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • Honestly, look no further than this gorgeous Georgian mansion. It is quite literally a mecca of grand Irish history and comfort. Karen is the ideal hostess and has attended to every detail with love, care and comfort that truly makes you feel like you are family. Imagine being in heart of Dublin and drifting off to sleep with the glow and crackle of log fire. It was truly amazing. All the linens were crisp and fine and the breakfast items left high quality and delicious. She even had homemade muesli! Karen herself is a wealth of information regarding Irish history and architecture and just the pictures alone in the main hall tell a fascinating story of Ireland. I cannot reccomend this unique, Georgian mansion highly enough with an owner that has a true spirit of generousity and a unassuming heart of gold.

    Katherine2015-06-07T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place. Great experienced host who knows Dublin very well and is helpful in orienting you. Perfect for 2 people, clean and beautifully restored.

    Ann-Marie2015-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Karin is an amazing host! I love her passion for Dublin. She shared with us information on what was playing in the theater and Irish fashion designers. Her place was absolutely beautiful! The apartments look just like their pictures. Wifi was provided and each morning she had fresh granola, bread and eggs ready for us. She told us about the local market so we had some fresh veggies and fruit available as well. The location is amazing, it's about a 10 minute walk to O'Connell street where you can catch the hop off hop on bus tours. I highly recommend anyone staying in Dublin to check into one of Karin's apartments. And if you get the chance go across the street to Hills 16 the local pub. While there we stopped in one night, shared amazing stories with a local couple and ended up playing bingo too! Great memories :)

    Courtney2013-03-28T00:00:00Z
  • Karin is the perfect host and the apartment is amazing. Karin gave us some very useful tips about places to visit and restaurants not to miss and we were very happy to follow her cultural and food recommendations ! The apartment is very clean, very well equipped, and comfortable. It is in a quiet environment out of the crowd but in a short walking distance from the heart of the city. When we arrived there was some eggs, yogurt and orange juice as a starter kit: very nice and useful ! Thank you Karin ! I definitely recommend Karin and her place to stay in Dublin.

    laurence2014-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 12 days in Karin's apartment and we enjoyed a lot staying there. We enjoyed it for the good location and also for the beautiful way it is furnished and equipped. Moreover being in Georgian building adds something to your Dublin experience. Not to mention the kindness of Karin who is always ready to give information and suggestions, to answer your questions and doing so she contributes to make your sojourn in Dublin a very pleasant and interesting experience.

    Alessandro2014-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • Karin was a great host. She had great recommendations for what to do in the area. She was very helpful throughout our trip. Would definitely look her up if we make it back to Dublin.

    Lincoln & Alissa2012-09-25T00:00:00Z
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    Experience authentic Georgian elegance is this large bright studio apartment, overlooking park. Accommodates two in cosy sleeping loft. Light a fire, cook dinner in the designer kitchen, and then head out to enjoy the attractions of the city.
    Come and have an authentic experience in one of Dublin's special Georgian apartments, situated on Mountjoy Square, in the heart of Dublin's North Georgian core, and just minutes from O'Connell Street. This large studio apartment is on the first floor of a beautiful redbrick townhouse, built in 1792. Both house and apartment retain all their original features, combined with modern comforts. The apartment has three full-length windows overlooking the gardens of Mountjoy Square. It has a working Georgian grey marble fireplace with a spectacular gilt over-mantle mirror. The fully equipped kitchen has a granite worktop, a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and microwave. The rest of the apartment is comfortably furnished with period furniture, including a square Georgian dining table and four matching chairs, a comfortable Victorian antique Chesterfield sofa, TV & DVD player along with an iPod/iPhone dock for music. there are pashminas and Kashmir hand-loomed wool wraps, for cosy evenings in front of the fire. The bedroom is upstairs and overlooks the apartment. It has a comfortable double mattress, goose down duvet and pillows, and pure cotton sheets. Read in comfort with vintage Anglepoise reading lights. Please note there is restricted headroom in the sleeping loft- 5'10-1/2", and consequently the bed is low. The bathroom has a high-pressure shower and loads of storage space. A single, contract-quality foldaway bed, or a single, memory-foam mattress, and extra linens are available for a third guest. Please see photos. A surcharge of €10, to cover the cost of the extra laundry, applies for the use of the apartment as a twin. This will be collected in cash upon arrival. • You will receive a welcome pack of the basics- quality tea, coffee, home-made granola and preserves, fruit, yoghurt, juice, milk and free-range eggs. • 100% cotton bed linen and towels are provided • Local tourist information and guide books available • Free wi-fi • Large flat-screen TV and DVD player, with selection of Irish themed DVD's • IPod/Iphone dock for music and charging • Library of Irish-themed books • Playing cards and board games • Hair dryer • Fuel, at cost price, is available for the fire, if required. • Washing machine and dryer are available in the building- €10:00 charge CHECK-IN IS FROM 3pm, and CHECK-OUT IS BY 11am, please. We are happy to take in your luggage earlier. Please let us have your flight/arrival details, so that we can plan our day around being here to greet you. The house is perfectly located for exploring the city; all of the city's cultural institutions are within walking distance and the transport connections are excellent. Airport bus (41) passes door, 8 min. walk to LUAS Red line, DART, (Connolly and Tara) and city busses. Dublin Bikes stand opposite house. KARIN'S GUIDE TO THE CITY LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING, SERVICES AND BREAKFAST OPTIONS In general, shopping hours are 9.30-6pm, with late-night shopping till 8pm on Thursdays. Sunday opening is from noon. BREAKFAST The Kingfisher Café, a Dublin institution, on the corner of Parnell Square and Parnell Street West is great for a 'Full Irish Breakfast', and numerous variations, including porridge. Everything is cooked to order and the sraff are professional and friendly. Breakfast served 9am-12:30, 7 days a week. Later in the day they have excellent fish and chips. Koffee and Kale, on the corner of Hill Street and Gardiner Place, two blocks away has great coffee and pastries, and soup/salad/sandwiches at lunchtime. LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING Tops in Pops, just down the street to the right, for fresh local produce and basic groceries, 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. They are a fourth-generation local business, who have been trading on the site since 1931. The Londis corner store next door opens 8am to 10pm, but charge for privilege. There is an ATM machine at the back, right hand side of the store. Dunne's Stores, is the indigenous supermarket and department store chain, and has branches in every sizeable town throughout the country. There are two local branches. In North Earl Street, opposite O’Connell Street’s Spire, the Off-Licence (liquor store) is in a separate premises, a few doors apart - look for the James Joyce statue. You will find a bigger branch in the ILAC Shopping Centre, flanked by Henry Street, Moore Street and Parnell Street West . There is Metro Tesco on Parnell Street West, just past the Rotunda Hospital. A main branch is to be found in the basement of the Jervis Centre, off Henry Street. Carney’s Butchers, is another multi-generational local family business, which prides itself on the quality of its meat. In keeping with local tradition, they sell fresh fish on Friday’s. F.X. Buckley’s Butchers have two local branches; Moore Street and Talbot Street. This is a very old Dublin business and they have everything; free-range pork, beef and lamb from their own herds, poultry, game in season and fish, and, in the Moore Street branch, a deli counter for cooked meats next door. They are very obliging, and the lads have a great line in smart (sassy) chat. PHARMACIES Foley's Pharmacy on Parnell Street East is a 100+ year-old family business; they are very helpful. Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9am 6pm. Michael recently (May 2017) won the National 'Community Pharmacist of the Year' award, and a nicer, kinder, or more helpful man you will never meet.... There is a late-night pharmacy, Hickey’s at 55 Lower O’Connell Street, (west side, within the block closest to the river). Opening hours: 8am -10pm M-F, 8.30am-10pm Saturday. 10am 10pm Sunday. Web: (EMAIL HIDDEN) POST OFFICES Nearest Post Office is Parnell Street East, at corner of Marlborough Street, but much nicer is the GPO, O’Connell Street. 1828 façade, but badly damaged in the 1916 Rising, and largely rebuilt in 1928. The main hall is beautiful, with its entire original, 1928, fittings intact. It also contains the iconic statue, by Oliver Shepherd, The Dying Cuchullin. You will find a booklet with postal rates in the black folder. BANKS Allied Irish Bank has a branch on O’Connell Street, at the SW junction with Parnell Street, opposite the Rotunda Hospital. ATM in the wall. Bank of Ireland has a branch at Lower O’Connell Street, on the east side of the street, between Middle Abbey Street and Ashton Quay. ATM inside, opens MEDICAL AND DENTAL PRACTICES Mountjoy Medical Practice, Dr. Gerry Roebuck, Dr. Holly Porter (female) Dr. Colm Killeen. 2-3 Baker’s Yard, Portland Street North. Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Opening hours 9-1.30 and 3.30-5.30. You can just drop in. €50 per visit. (Five blocks away, going North East) Frederick Dental Clinic, North Frederick Street. The dentist is happy to see people on an emergency basis. Call for appointment. Tel:(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) blocks away, going West) NORTHSIDE LOCAL RESTAURANTS: 'The Cobalt Cafe', in a beautiful Georgian house on North Great Georges Street, which doubles as a gallery, is great for lunch. Parnell Street, Dublin's emerging 'Chinatown' is just a half a block to the south. Newly opened, on Parnell Square West is 'Mr Fox', serving modern Irish food in a smart and comfortable setting, by the same team who operate Dublin's much lauded 'The Pig's Ear' on Nassau Street, overlooking the Trinity College playing fields.. '147 Cafe' at 147, Parnell Street East, opp the Marlborough Street junction, serve good Illy coffee, and great sandwiches, daytime hours. Nearer the river, 'Le Bon Crubeen' (crubeen=pig's trotter- it's a modern Franco-Irish restaurant) is on Talbot Street, as is the venerable and immensely popular 'Talbot 101'. It is packed to the gunnels with locals between 5.54 and 7.15, enjoying their pre-theatre supper before the Abbey curtains rise at 7.30, when they relinquish their seats for the rest of us! On the riverfront, I love Panem, facing the Millennium Bridge, for a quick coffee and a delicious Sicilian almond biscuit, baked on the premises. A few doors down, you'll find a cluster of Italian bars, cafes and restaurants serving good quality food. Half a block to the east is the trendy 'Winding Stairs' restaurant, with its book-lined walls (relics of a former second-hand bookshop-cum-cafe of the same name); The woollen Mills on the corner of Liffey street does great casual food, including excellent brunch. Back on Capel Street, locals rave about Brother Hubbard, and the Soup Dragon, for lunch. Blas cafe in the Chocolate Factory, on Kings Inn Street, off Parnell Street West has an interesting, casual menu, in a bright, spacious and funky former factory (daytime). LOCAL PUBS include the 'Hill 16' just opposite the house, on Gardiner Street - very popular with the GAA crowd on match days (the Gaelic Athletic Association Stadium, Croke Park, is just 3 blocks to the east), they pull a superb 'pint'. ‘The Heritage Parnell’, on Parnell Street West, just around the corner from O’Connell Street, does 'pub grub'. 'The Flowing Tide', on the corner of Marlborough Street, opposite the Abbey Theatre, is one of my favorites - after the curtain goes down in the Abbey, half the cast are likely to be at the bar. A few doors closer to O’Connell Street is Mulligan’s, another very nice pub, dating from the Edwardian era. 'The Church' on Mary Street, in a converted 1720's church, is another fine place for a drink; the former owner won many accolades for the high quality of the restoration. Capel Street has many typical local pubs, which have the added benefit of serving a largely local population. They include 'O’Neill’s' and 'Slattery's which is good for music. 'The Black Sheep' has the local craft beers covered, and does good bar food, (as does its sister pub, ‘The Brew Dock’, on Store Street, at the bottom of Gardiner Street. The north side traditional music 'musician’s' bar is 'The Cobblestone', at the top of Smithfield, and is suitably grungy. DEPARTMENT STORES AND FASHION Henry Street, off O’Connell Street, at the SPIRE, is the premier shopping street on the north side of the river. Here you will find Arnott’s the local department store, which highlights Irish fashion and design, throughout the store, and has several nice cafes. Henry Street also contains large branches of Debenhams and Marks&Spencers, as well as branches of most of the high street fashion chains. There are two large shopping centres, the Jervis, with a large branch of Tesco’s in the Basement, and the ILAC, which has a Dunne's Department Store, with a Food Hall in the basement. (You can shop for fresh produce on adjacent Moore Street, Dublin's oldest street market, now also home to a thriving cluster of ethnic food markets and restaurants.) NORTHSIDE CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS The North side of Parnell Square is home to the city's Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art; we share a significant collection of Impressionist painting with the Tate Gallery in London, part of the Hugh Lane Bequest, which is rotated in seven-year cycles. (The cafe, overlooking an interior garden, is called 'Hatch'; the original is in the basement of the 'Little Museum of Dublin' on St. Stevens Green). Next door is the Writer's Centre, and next door again, is the Writer's Museum, with a Michelin-starred restaurant in the basement, the amazing Chapter One. Down on the East side of Parnell Square is the beautiful jewel-box that is the Gate Theatre - part of the 18th-century entertainment complex established by the entrepreneurial Dr. Bartholomew, to help support his new Rotunda Maternity Hospital (the oldest purpose-built such hospital in the world, and still delivering babies on a daily basis, 270 years later (9000 in 2012). You could be seated in either the Abbey or Gate Theatres within 10 minutes of leaving the house, and the James Joyce Cultural Centre is even closer, on North Great Georges Street (don't forget to check out the Cobalt Cafe, opposite). Hop on the Luas Red Line, going west, in Abbey Street, halfway between Mountjoy Square and the river, and alight ‘Museum’ stop. The National Museum, Collins Barracks, housed in an old military barracks, dating from 1702, contains the Decorative Arts Collections, (basically, everything post 1700). Descend at the next stop, ‘Heuston’ for IMMA, Ireland's National Museum of Modern Art, housed in the old Kilmainham Hospital, built in the1660’s. It pre-dates its more famous sibling, the Chelsea Hospital, in London by several years. Not to be missed is the Old Jameson Distillery, in Smithfield. Jameson was distilled here until 1971, when three historic distilleries amalgamated, and centralized distilling in Midleton, Co. Cork. The Museum is very well presented; one is guided around the distilling floor, among the huge old pot stills before retiring to the Bar to sample the goods. Nearby is one of the oldest churches in Dublin, St.Michan’s, on Church Street, dating from the mid-11thC. There are several mummified bodies in the basement, thought to be Crusaders. When I was a child, one was allowed to shake their hands….. SOUTHSIDE In the south city centre, the RESTAURANT HUB is in the pedestrian streets to either side of Grafton Street, and in Temple Bar. Particular favourites of mine include: * The Pig's Ear, Nassau Street * Nede, Temple Bar Square * Eden Bar and Grill, South William Street * The Green Hen, Wicklow Street * Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street, basement wine-bar, full service restaurant first- floor, and coffee bar within the food-hall on the ground floor. * Fade Street Social, Fade Street, tapas bar and full-service restaurant. * The Rustic Stone, Exchequer Street, upmarket, sophisticated and healthy ‘fast food’. * Cornucopia, Wicklow Street- vegetarian café day, full service by evening. * The Port House, South William Street, wine bar and tapas. * Stanley's, St. Andrew Street, off Wicklow Street- wine bar and full service * Pinxto, Crowe Street, Temple Bar, as above, same management. * Cleaver East, Clarence Hotel - chef Oliver Dunne had a Michelin star in the parent restaurant, Bon Appetit, Malahide village, until he decided to hand it back and get a life Southside city-centre TRADITIONAL PUBS we like are: * Mulligan's, Poolbeg Street * Neary's, Chatham Street * Grogan’s, South William Street * International Bar, Wicklow Street * O'Neill's, Suffolk Street * The Dawson Lounge, Dawson Street * The Stag's Head, Connaught Court * The Long Hall, South Great Georges Street * Doheny and Nesbitt’s, Merrion Row * Kehoe’s, South Anne Street * The Duke, Duke Street Fronting the river, TEMPLE BAR, with its vibrant mix of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, markets and cultural institutions occupies an area three blocks deep and ten blocks long. At the western end, look out for the two branches of the Queen of Tarts- a wonderful tea shop that offers really good home baking and teas and coffees, all served on mismatched antique china (Lord Edward Street and Cow's Lane). Piglet Wine Bar, on the same pedestrian street had a lovely wine selection and great tapas, at good prices. TEMPLE BAR FARMERS MARKET, is held every Saturday in Meeting House Square, 9-4.30, now has a smart new tensile roof for wet days, and is a good place to rub shoulders with the locals, whilst sampling local food culture. Don’t miss the Oyster Stall, , or David Llewyllan’s fantastic ‘Double L’ local cider- 100% apple (not even water), and the two local cheese stalls, among others. Don’t’ forget to check out the overflow stalls on Curved Street, where Rossa Crowe’s fantastic bread is on offer- Rossa took himself off to France for two years to train, and now produces slow fermented breads, made with the very best organic flours. SOUTHSIDE CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS TRINITY COLLEGE is a good orientation point; from here it is easy to find the mediaeval core, the cultural/political hub of the country around Kildare Street, and the Grafton Street fashion hub. The campus occupies a 40-acre (16ha.) site, and is over 400 years old, though what one sees today are mainly beautiful eighteenth-century buildings. It is worth a wander around, after a visit to spectacular Long Library, to see the Book of Kells and other illustrated Celtic manuscripts. From Front Gate, look south to Grafton Street or west up College Green and Dame Street, which lead to the mediaeval core. At the brow of the hill you will find: * Dublin Castle (visit the State Apartments, the Chester Beatty Library and the lovely garden in front (which is actually the helicopter-landing pad for the Castle). * The City Hall with its 'Museum of the Capital' in the basement is worth a look- the Hall is free, and there is a nominal charge for the Museum. * Christchurch Cathedral * Dublinia-in the Christchurch Chapterhouse (Viking Exhibition). * Old Saint Audeon's Church, built almost into the city wall. * St Patrick's Cathedral, and historic park beside. * Marshe's Library-the oldest public library in these islands, 1701. * Francis Street- the Antiques Quarter. * Thomas Street/Meath Street, for a touch of 'Old Dublin'. * The Guinness Storehouse. * Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, (IMMA) Ireland's National Gallery of Modern Art, with its wonderful, recently restored formal garden. KILMINHAM GAOL is worth a visit, and tells the story of Irish Nationalism. It can be reached via the grounds of IMMA, passing Bully’s Acre, and old graveyard, where Brian Boru was reputedly rested on his way to his final burial place in Armagh. Alternatively, exit onto Nassau Street, with its cluster of high-quality shops showcasing the best of Irish crafts - fashion, knitwear, weaving, glassware, ceramics and contemporary jewellery - the Kilkenny Shop has a great cafe upstairs, with views over College Park. The Pig's Ear restaurant is one of my all-time favourites. Continue along the College Park railings till you reach Kildare Street, the cultural-institutional hub of the country. All of our national cultural institutions have free admission. Here you will find the National Library, and the National Museum, facing each other over the forecourt of Leinster House, home to the Oireachtas, our National Parliament. The National Library has a lovely exhibit on the poet, W.B. Yeats, and the Treasury, in the National Museum houses both the Bronze Age and Early Christian collections. On the opposite side of the block, on Merrion Street/Merrion Square, you will find the National Gallery, and the Natural History Museum (known to Dubliner's of my father's generation, as 'The Dead Zoo’. This is a very refreshing look to the past, with absolutely no interpretation, and nothing, not even a postcard, to buy). The National Gallery is almost through a four-year renovation programme; in the meantime, the Millennium Wing, on Clare Street, has a ‘highlights of’ exhibition, and the Café and Gift Shop are also accessed via the Clare Street Entrance. GETTING AROUND Two operators offer Hop-On/Hop-Off tours: (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) They both offer a 2-day ticket, and cost roughly the same price - check them out online before you make up your mind. One can buy an integrated LEAP card in most newsagents, at train stations, and in the Dublin Bus Head Office at 42 O’Connell Street (on the west side of the street, just north of the Spire). This can be used on the LUAS, DART, some suburban mainline trains, and on Dublin Bus routes. There is also a 3-day tourist pass, the Freedom Ticket, which provides good value. €28 will give you 72 hours transport, starting at the Airport; Airlink from the airport, the Hop-On-Hop –Off tourist bus and all local bus routes. Web: (URL HIDDEN) •The DART, the local electric commuter train, runs north/south along the coast. The north-side city centre station is Connolly, on Amiens Street, facing Talbot Street, but I usually suggest people use Tara Street, as Connolly is also a mainline station, and is very big, and a bit confusing. Tara is purely a commuter station, and is about the same distance. It is on George’s Quay, just south of the Custom House. The other south-side city centre station is Pearse, on Westland Row, at the south end of the Trinity campus. •The LUAS Red Line runs east-west through the north side of the city, as far east as the docks, and serves both Connolly and Heuston mainline stations. The nearest stop to Mountjoy Square is Abbey, on Middle Abbey Street, opposite the Abbey Theatre. The LUAS Green Line serves the south suburbs; Ranelagh, Dundrum, Leopardstown Racecourse, and on out to Cherrywood, on the county boundary with Wicklow. •Main cross-city bus routes run north-south through O’Connell Street. The No.7 terminates on Mountjoy Square North, and there is a ‘shopper’s fare’ of 50c, to Grafton Street- alight at Trinity. On the return journey it skirts the Trinity campus and comes along Pearse, to the east of the campus - catch it on Clare Street, at the Millennium wing of the National Gallery. •DUBLIN BIKES are free to use for the first half hour, and have a stand on Mountjoy Square West, but one needs to go to the Princes Street stand (to the right hand side of the General Post Office (GPO)), to purchase a short term card. It costs €2, and is only available to credit card holders. SHOPPING WITH A DIFFERENCE Those interested in the local fashion, art and design scene should look out for the following addresses (in no particular order): •Designist, South Great George's Street (stock chosen for good design) •Irish Design Store, Drury Street •Article, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre (housewares) •Irish Designer Store, Top floor Powerscourt Townhouse Centre •Cow's Lane Gallery, Temple Bar (artist’s collective) •The Jam Factory, Nicholas Street (artist’s collective) •Avoca, Suffolk Street •Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street •Designyard, South Frederick Street (jewellery) •Louise Kennedy, couturier, Merrion Square, and Tipperary Crystal •Gallery Zozimus, Francis Street (art gallery and carefully chosen crafts) •Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar (artist-printmaker’s gallery) •Malthouse Design Centre and Shop, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular •Magee's of Donegal, Wicklow Street, and, •Kevin and Howlin, Nassau Street have hand-woven tweeds covered. •Dubarry's, College Green produce wonderful, country-style outerwear, including the most perfect alternative to sweaty, waterproof Wellington boots… •Monaghan's, Hibernian Way, the House of Ireland on Nassau Street and the Sweater Shops on Wicklow Street and Nassau Street has the best selections of traditional knitwear. Monaghan's specialise in cashmere. •The Cloth Shop, St. William Street, for interesting designer fabric, including a good selection of Irish Linen, and Liberty of London INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS and MUSIC STORES Eason’s, O’Connell Street, is a Dublin institution for over 100 years. It encompasses a large stationery department, a branch of Tower Records on the top floor, academic books in the basement, a nice café and two floors of general books. It is a good place to browse books of Irish interest, and they have a really good Information Desk. Chapters, Parnell Street West is my ‘local’. John Gannon is one of the best booksellers in the business, and his staff are hand-picked enthusiastic bibliophiles, one and all. Stock is a mixture of the latest releases, and carefully chosen remaindered books. Their ordering service is superlative, and they ALWAYS know exactly what one is talking about, even with just the vaguest, half-remembered clues from a newspaper review. Very strong on contemporary fiction, natural history, non-fiction and books of Irish interest. Extensive second-hand section upstairs. The Secret Bookstore, Wicklow Street is another favourite. It’s tucked away down a passage, near the L’Occitane shop and often throws up gems among its large second-hand stock. An eclectic music store occupies the rear of the shop. Cathach Rare Books, Duke Street, specializes in Irish first editions, and have an interesting selection of Irish maps and prints. Stokes Books is another interesting antiquarian/secondhand shop, specializing in books of Irish interest. You’ll find it in Georges Street Arcade. Claddagh Records, Cecelia Street, Temple Bar, is primarily a music publisher, but they have a retail outlet in Temple Bar, which is the oldest independent music shop in Dublin, and specializes in traditional Irish music, with some interesting World Music additions. PLACES OF WORSHIP: Roman Catholic: Many Catholic churches have Mass on Saturday evening, in addition to morning Masses. •St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Upper Gardiner Street. Gospel Mass, 7.30pm Sundays, September to mid June. •St. Mary's Metropolitan Church - the Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough. Sung Mass, 11am, Sundays, with the Palestrina Choir. •St. Joseph’s Church, Berkeley Road, Dublin 7. •St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street Church, choir sings at 11 o’clock Mass, Sunday’s •St. Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, has wonderful Harry Clarke ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) stained glass windows. •Whitefriars Street Church, Aungier Street, church has relics of St. Valentine. Church of Ireland: •Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch Place, sung Services Sundays, •St. Patrick's Cathedral, Nicholas Street, sung Services Sundays. •St. Anne’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Jewish: Dublin Hebrew Congregation (URL HIDDEN) Daily services in Synagogue at 32a Rathfarnham Road, Public Transport: Buses: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Get off at Terenure Cross (road). Walk up Rathfarnham Road, pass AIB Bank and one row of terraced houses; shul is next building, with wooden/metal security gates. Across the street is a shop called Window Fashions. Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation (DJPC) Website: (URL HIDDEN) Email: (EMAIL HIDDEN) Postal: PO Box 3059, Dublin 6 President: Mrs. Hilary Abrahamson Muslim: Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) 19 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Tel: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Islamic Foundation of Ireland (IFI) 163 South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Tel: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Anwar-up-Madina Moore Street, Dublin 1. SHORT TRIPS OUTSIDE THE CITY BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT NORTH: Catch the No.46A bus, (heading north on O'Connell Street to the Phoenix Park- the largest enclosed urban park in the world, 1750 acres behind a seven-mile-long stone wall. Ashtown Castle Interpretive Centre, with its wonderful walled garden and café is a good place to orient oneself. From here, on Saturdays, it is possible to visit Aras an Uachtarian, the official residence of our President. One can also visit Farmliegh, the Official State Guesthouse, a former Guinness mansion. Among it’s attractions are an art gallery, café, occasional free concerts, and regular weekend Farmer’s Markets. The Park also houses the Dublin Zoo, (1827, the second-oldest Zoo in the world, after London’s Regent Park Zoo). Several herd of Fallow Deer roam at liberty. Many sports are catered for; there is Polo ground, a cricket club, and lots soccer pitches. The Duke of Wellington is commemorated by a marvellous Sobelisk, and the Forty Acres affords superb views over the city, with the Royal Hospital and Guinness Brewery in the foreground, along the south side of the River Liffey. Phoenix Park can also be reached via the LUAS Red Line, direction Tallagh, heading west. Alight at 'Museum' and take a detour into the National Museum-Collins Barracks, which houses the Decorative Arts, post-1700, wonderful collections of silver, furniture, glass and other artifacts. Just up the road, in Glasnevin, there are three worthwhile attractions: Glasnevin Cemetary, was founded by Daniel O’Connell as one of his first initiatives, post Catholic Emancipation in 1829, to provide a dignified place for Catholic burial. The Glasnevin Museum is new, and has superlative displays of Nationalist history. They also have a very good Geneology Department. The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, date from the end of 18thC. Though relatively small, they contain an internationally-aclaimed collection of plants and three iconic Glasshouses, by Turner of Dublin, which have all been restored in the recent past. There is a nice café in the Gardens, and entry is free. The Gravedigger’s Pub, over-looking a Green, is not to be missed. It acquired its name from the fact that there used to be a hatch in the rear wall, through which the gravediggers were served. They do nice simple pub food, and one can sit outside on sunny days. Walk back into town, and stop at either the The Botanic Bar at Harte’s Corner or the Brian Boru, typicl local bars. The Whitworth, at Cross Guns Bridge, with nice food, is on the corner of the Royal Canal. Take a stroll east down the canal bank, and you will see swans, and moor-hens going about their business. At the next bridge, at Dorset Street, look out for the lifesize bronze statue of Brendan Behan, a local author. From here is just a few minute’s stroll up Belvidere Place, with its charming stepped terraces of tall Georgian houses, to Mountjoy Square. Another favourite is the Marino Casino, in Fairview/Clontarf, an early 18th century pleasure house, built to the design of Sir William Chambers, for Lord Charlemont, purely for entertaining, also just a few miles by bus, north of the city centre. Catch the DART, the coastal commuter train, heading north, at Tara Street Station, on the South Liffey quays, at Butt Bridge, and take a short ride. You have the choice of Howth (a working fishing village) or Malahide. Howth Demesne or Howth Head, behind the village will both afford walks with great views; the Harbour has a dozen restaurants along the quay- ranging from take-out fish and chips to the very upmarket. Book an early-evening window table at Aqua, and be astonished by the sunset over the coast, looking north-west. Another favourite of mine is Deep, midway along the quay (and do watch out for the local tame and greedy Harbour Seal, who begs shamelessly from the trawler men, who tie up alongside). Malahide is a charming village, with some of the most expensive urban residential properties in the country. Good food and good shopping are to be had here. On the edge of the village you will find Malahide Castle and Demesne, open to the public, which includes a renowned private Arboretum, as Milo de Malahide, the last of his family, (who had occupied the castle continuously since Norman times, in the 10th-12th centuries) was a significant plants-man. The Castle contains the National Portrait Collection, as was as magnificent furniture and other contents. There is a smart new branch of the AVOCA Shop and Café in the Courtyard. Oliver Dunne's restaurant, Bon Appetit, on St. James Terrace, has superb food in elegant, relaxed surroundings.(This restaurant had a Michelin star for years, but the chef/patron decided to return it, and simplify his life - a case of 'been there-done that'.) SOUTH: South of the city you will find Rathfarnham Castle, and its Berkeley Costume and Toy Collection (No. 16 bus). Marley Park is a little further, just at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. It has wonderful parkland with easy walks, and a magnificent walled garden with a nice cafe. The No.16 bus, from O’Connell Street will leave you close by. Powerscourt is at the edge of Enniskerry, its associated estate village, at the end of the No.44 bus route, which winds its way through the south side suburbs, into Wicklow, through the Scalp, a deep and picturesque glacial valley. The 19th century gardens are fabulous, and make great use of the 'borrowed landscape' beyond. The terrace and Nepture fountain are centred on the Sugarloaf mountain, which marks the beginning of the Wicklow Mountains. The Powerscourt Waterfall, part of the same estate, is a few miles further on, and there are beautiful, way-marked, woodland and moorland walks in the hills nearby. Do be mindful; these ‘mountains’ can be deceptive- while not high, they can be treacherous, as weather conditions can change in minutes. Stick to the way-marked paths, and do keep an eye on the weather. Take the DART south to Bray and Greystones - via Dun Loughaire, Dalkey and Killiney - all interesting villages, with many cafes and restaurants. Killiney Hill, with its eighteenth century obelisk at the summit, is a short climb that results in amazing views over Dublin Bay, and down into the Wicklow Mountains beyond. There is a nice pub in in the ‘village’- ‘The Druid’s Chair’. Dalkey is a charming village with old-fashioned shops and lots of nice pubs, cafes and restaurants. The local Dalkey Castle Heritage Centre, is worth checking out, and in the summer run a theatre programme, and walking tours. Bray Esplanade is a classic Victorian seaside amenity, sturdily built from local granite - the perfect place to enjoy an ice-cream. Campo di Fiori, either the Restaurant or the Café, both near the train station and the north end of the Promenade, are particular favourites of mine. If one is feeling energetic, one could contemplate the Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones - 4miles/6km along the rough cliff path. Lots of nice pubs for a pint of Guinness at the other end, The Hungry Pear is my favourite café, among many. The DART will take you straight back into the city. But.. make sure to do it in the morning, as by mid-day the path is in shade, and it can be windy and cold. WEST: Travelling into the rich plains of Kildare, by the No. 67 bus route, you will come to the historic village of Celbridge, just twelve miles from the city centre. Castletown House is Ireland's finest Palladian mansion, and was saved from destruction by Desmond Guinness, in the early 1960's. He purchased it from the construction company who had acquired it. They intended to demolish it, to make way for a vast suburban housing estate. The Irish Georgian Society, founded by Desmond Guinness, restored the house and furnished it with the help of many volunteers and sponsors, and opened it to the public, a heroic task for a small membership conservation society. Today, it is in State ownership, and it is the flagship Georgian heritage property of Ireland. It is beautifully presented, and the parklands are undergoing restoration. A local bus, or the commuter train from Connolly Station in Amiens Street, will take one to Maynooth, a charming University town, with another magnificent Palladian mansion, Carton House, now operating as a very upmarket hotel and golf club. Lots of companies offer day-long coach tours. Some involve very long days, i.e, Cliffs of Moher in Clare and the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim coast. Two more local, and very worthwhile ones are either: The Boyne Valley Tour (Newgrange Neolithic ( 5000 yr old World Heritage Site) / Mellifont Cistercian ruins- (12thC.)/ Monasterboice Early Christian (6th-8thC.) The Wicklow-Glendalough Tour (Powerscourt / Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough (Glen of the Two Lakes) a 6thC. Early Christian site, in beautiful wooded valley. Details of both of these trips, and others, are available in the big black folder in the apartment.
    A beautiful, historic residential square, built in 1790's, within 5-10 minutes walk of the city centre. Elegance and convenience combined with a bit of inner city grittiness. I have loved it all, since 1978!
  • Karin's flat is spacious yet homey. She's stocked it with a full array of books and Irish short films if you want to stay in by the fire. Generous breakfast pantry, too. Great morning light, view of a nice green, and central location are all bonuses. Highly recommend!

    Shilei2013-04-19T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful flat in a great, historic location. We could not have asked for more.

    Rob2015-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely time at Karin's apartment. Everything was perfect!! Thank you very much!

    Sandra2015-05-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great experience at Karin's flat! The location was great- it wasn't right in the tourist center of Dublin, but everything was within an easy 10-15 minute walk. The apartment was lovely and felt very cozy. The architectural features were gorgeous. The only downside was that it was on a fairly busy street and was a bit loud- not atypical for something in the city. I'm a very light sleeper, but with earplugs, I slept fine. Karin was a very gracious host. She left us a few groceries in the fridge- milk, orange juice, eggs, etc. Also, Karin's guidebook was very thorough and helpful! On our way to the airport Karin even went out in the rain to flag a taxi for us!

    Megan2015-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • The space is amazing and Karin was super helpful. The apartment was stocked with food, and there are a lot of articles, maps, etc, and other useful information about the city. Well worth staying here for the beautiful apartment.

    Daniel2015-06-18T00:00:00Z
  • I had a great stay at Karin's flat when I was attending a conference at the Dublin Convention Center. The free wifi and ample space in the flat made it very easy for me to get work done during the evenings. From the flat is very easy to walk to pretty much everything and Karin's excellent pre-arrival instructions meant I had no problems finding the correct place when I first got to Dublin. The flat itself was very clean and tidy, comfortable bed, nice hot shower, and a well equiped kitchen. Karin provided everything I needed for breakfast and had loads of recommendations for good places to eat and things to see. She is a very friendly host, dropping by occassionally to make sure I had everything I needed. I'm sure I ate a lot better following her recommendations, than if I had just been using guide books! Overall, an excellent experience and made for a fantastic first visit to Dublin, even though I was there primarily for work.

    Lan-Lan2012-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Good location. Lovely apartment.

    Lee2015-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • Karin was a great host and very informative. It is a beautiful apartment and well equipped. Only wish I could have stayed for longer. Only downside is the noise from traffic.

    Robert2013-12-02T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    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.
  • Our stay at Vanessa's house was good. The house was really pretty and our room clean and cosy. It's also not far away from the city center. The only thing was that we had booked and also had paied a room with breakfast included. On our second and last day we didn't get any breakfast as we had to leave at 7am and nobody was around then. It would have been great to meet Vanessa the day before to tell her, but she wasn't around a lot. If a host offered breakfast it would be great to get the chance to tell when. We do not want to help ourselves in a house/kitchen whete we are only guests or at least one should tell us that we're allowed to. As breakfast was an argument when we had booked our room in Dublin, I have to admit I wouldn't book thete again - sorry. But that was the only thing. Otherwise thank you for the cosy stay!

    Sarah2016-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • 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 was clean and spacious with a lot of useful information displayed (bus route, map, tour...). Bathroom was very grand, containing everything I needed for the night. The location was safe and quiet, but relatively central and easy to find. I had a great night sleep and rest. Would definitely recommend! Vanessa was a great host! Very kind and made sure I had everything I needed!

    Angel2016-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very nice stay at vanessa's appartement. She is a very kind and open-minded host. The room was tidy and everything was provided as promissed. The neighbourhood is nice and quiet. You can get to the citycenter by Luas in about 10 minutes. We can fully recommend this location. :)

    Mischa2016-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • A very enjoyable stay in a beautiful home within a stunning location. The Palmerston gardens & health club at walking distance away. Also, the bus left the nearby street regularly to the city & it was affordable & timely. Highly recommendable - based on location, friendliness & cleanliness. A great choice & one where you're sure to return. Laura

    Laura2016-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had a nice and pleasant stay

    EWHG2017-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and comfortable room with luxurious bathroom. Self-service breakfast but good. Lovely neighbourhood and busstop to the citycenter only a few minutes walk away.

    Hermen2016-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • Vanessa's place was lovely, and the perfect location for sight seeing in downtown Dublin.

    Carmen2016-11-08T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Superb, newly refurbished, 6 bed city centre two floor duplex apartment on the doorstep of Trinity College and the Museum district. Essentially this is two newly fitted apartments combined to offer a space thatboasts an unbeatable location within walking distance of Dublin's top attractions. Perfect for both families or business!
    The apartment is set over 2 floors with 3 beds on both floors of the building. The state of the art apartment has 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms including 2 en suite. The whole apartment has been recently refurbished, offering a beautiful spot as your temporary home. There is a large bright living area on both floors which has been newly decorated with comfy couches. Our modern and new fully fitted kitchen space (fridge/freezer, microwave, oven, electric hobs, washer/dryer etc) are complete with mood lighting and dimmer switches which runs off the dining area, offering a lovely space to relax, cook meals and wind down after your day in Dublin. Each floor has three bedrooms, including one en suite bedroom, have comfy luxury beds finished off with modern décor. Additionally, the 3rd bedroom on each floor has sound proof, insulated fold back doors that open up into the living room area - perfect for breakfast time or when everyone is relaxing together and you want more space. Each floor has a self inflating off floor air bed available with sleeping bags and pillows if required for an extra person or two on request. In summary: 2 en-suite bedroom with queen size bed, 2 large bedrooms with king size beds, 2 large sofa beds and 2 blow-up beds on request. Fresh towels and bed linen are provided for every guest ensuring you have a brilliant stay! This apartment is as close as you'll get to 5 star hotel accommodation without the associated costs of Dublin hotels. We hope you decide to stay with us, we will give you a fabulously warm Dublin welcome!
    The apartment is situated right in the city centre, only 50m from Trinity College. The vibrant, exciting atmosphere of the neighbourhood is accompanied with many open spaces and cafes to enjoy and only a walking distance away from Dublin's top museums, galleries and attractions. You'll find everything you need beside the apartment with a grocery store (Tesco) 100m away and Temple Bar & Grafton Street being less than 10 minutes walk.
  • Great location. Very clean and comfortable. Nice place.

    Doug2017-05-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay accommodating. One of my best Airbnb experiences yet.

    Stephen2017-04-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay. Alan the host was super nice and showed us where everything was located. Everything was neat and clean! Would definitely come back here! Location was perfect!

    Brenda2017-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is very cool and the host very kindly. Excellent moments in a wonderful place. A good place to pass a good time, recommended.

    Xavier2017-06-25T00:00:00Z
  • The flats are nice and cleaned. Location is perfect, not too close to the city center to have resting nights and not too far to not have to walk a lot. We really recommend this place to anyone looking for comfort in this amazing city of Dublin. To conclude, Allan was available for any questions about the flats and understand our situation to be able to manage our check in and out.

    Arnaud2017-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 187 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Michelle2017-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Our group of eight had a great time staying so close to Temple Bar and other tourist areas. We stayed here our first and last nights, looking forward to visiting again.

    Maggie Mae2017-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great location! Near bus and train. Nice pub downstairs. Quick walk to Trinity College. Accommodated our group really well. Wish bedrooms had closets for hanging items otherwise apartments were great!

    Katherine2017-08-28T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    This stunningly three floors, 2500sq foot Georgian townhouse is attractively warm and spacious in the heart of Ballsbridge, Dublin's most prestigious area. Built in 1820 once home to the famous poet Patrick Kavanagh, he lived here from 1943 to 1958, it was during his time at Pembroke that Kavanagh wrote some of his most beloved poetry and became something of a legend in the Pembroke Road/Baggot Street area.
    This three floors Georgian townhouse has the following bed and bathroom layout: 1 bedroom with one king bed. 1 bedroom with one double bed. 1 bedroom with two double beds. 1 fold down/sofa double bed in the bedroom. 2 bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Guests have access to the whole house independently; there is a full sized kitchen - 5 ring gas hob, fan oven, large integrated fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, kettle, coffee machine, toaster, pots, pans, crockery etc. Bed linen, towels and hair dryer are provided also unlimited Wi-Fi and digital TV. This space also has a wonderful garden in which many of the guests catch a few rays during the summer months, have a BBQ or few beers! This Georgian house is located close to all major tourist attractions and many of the city’s most famous sights are a mere few minutes’ walk away. 5 minute walk to Aviva Stadium 10 minute to St.Stephens Green 10 minute walk to Merrion Sq park 10 minute walk to National museum 12 minute walk to Trinity College 15 minute walk to Grafton Street 20 minute walk to Temple Bar Parking/transport: Owing to this excellent location the majority of major tourist attractions are within walking distance. Should you choose to explore further, a variety of transport options are available to you during your stay. Pearse St and Grand Canal DART stations Red and Green LUAS tram lines are located close by.
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    2 bedroom, 2 bathroom close to Grand Canal Square and Dublin's Georgian Quarter along with numerous modes of public transport and conveniences, cafes and more .
    Located on the 2nd floor of William Bligh block within the renowned development, The Gasworks. This apartment is finished to a high standard, very spacious, consists of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathroom and perfectly positioned as a corner property. The apartment faces both the courtyard and a nicely landscaped garden. The large balcony faces the gardens. The Gasworks is located close to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Grand Canal Square and a 15 minute walk to the city centre. There are a number of amenities near by such as cafes, restaurants, convenience stores, bars, laundry facilities and so much more. There is also numerous modes of transport beside the Gasworks to include The Dart, Dublin Bikes and Taxi ranks.
  • The host canceled this reservation 44 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Oren2017-03-30T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic experience from start to finish. Mark and his staff were excellent and made us feel at home straight away. The flat is very modern and is in a very accessible location. Dart, cab or walking around and into town is fine. Can't recommend it enough and I'll also be back.

    chris2017-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • The neighborhood is brilliant, very close to the grand canal square, a quick trip into Ballsbridge, Grafton Street and anywhere else you might like to go. Mark met us, showed us around and made us feel most welcome.

    Lauren2016-06-25T00:00:00Z
  • Ottima esperienza, host gentile, disponibile e puntuale.

    Alberto2016-06-06T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    This breathtakingly beautiful four bedroom property offers the height of comfort in the city centre. This luxurious house is the ideal accommodation for any upmarket travellers seeking a 5 Star experience during their time in Dublin. A short, pleasant walk through inner Dublin brings you right into the heart of the city/downtown. The area is well serviced by Dublin’s Tram system - Luas - and public transport in general. This one floor interior designed house has the following bed and bathroom layout: 1 bedroom with one king bed. 1 bedroom with one king bed. 1 bedroom with one double bed. 1 bedroom with two single beds. 3 bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. 1 bathroom with sink and toilet.
    Guests have access to the whole house independently; there is a full sized kitchen - 5 ring gas hob, fan oven, large integrated fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, kettle, coffee machine, toaster, pots, pans, crockery etc. Bed linen, towels and hair dryer are provided also unlimited Wi-Fi and digital TV. This space also has a wonderful backyard in which many of the guests catch a few rays during the summer months, have a BBQ or a few beers! Some of Dublin’s most famous tourist attractions are within a 5 minute walk. Grafton Street, Merrion Square is also close by; this Georgian park contains a statue of the prolific Irish writer, Oscar Wilde, Stephens Green, Trinity College and the essential visit to Temple Bar are all within walking distance. 4 minute walk to Grand Canal 5 minute walk to Merrion Square 8 minute walk to Trinity College 10 minute walk to Aviva Stadium 15 minute walk to Temple Bar 10 minute walk to St. Stephens Green 10 minute walk to Grafton Street Parking/transport: Owing to this excellent location the majority of major tourist attractions are within walking distance. Should you choose to explore further, a variety of transport options are available to you during your stay. Pearse St and Grand Canal DART stations Red and Green LUAS tram lines are located close by.
  • Everything about the home was amazing! Beautifully done inside and out with plenty of room for lots of people. We loved the kitchen! Easy to have breakfast for my daughter before heading out for the day. Speaking of breakfast, fantastic coffee shop located just across the street from the home. Perfect location for walking and easy access to larger roads if you prefer driving! Will was amazing when we got into town-super flexible with the many questions we had. We can’t wait to come back! Thanks so much!!!!

    Krystal2017-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Spotlessly clean. Decent amenities.

    Alastair2017-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • The location could not be more perfect! You can't get better than this if you want to be in central Dublin close to the best bars, restaurants, and tourist attractions. EVERYTHING is walking distance. The house was very nice and modern.

    David2017-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • What a really nice place,it was spacious, quiet and in a brilliant location ! It had all the amenities you needed, Will was super efficient in everything he did and we had a stress free stay. I would definitely stay here when I come back to Dublin

    Sean2017-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful location. We had a group of 9. 5 adults and 4 teenagers and was perfect for us. Very convenient to everything. Walkable to all. Would definitely recommend. Will was easy to reach and responsive to us. Great time in Dublin!!

    Rita2017-11-09T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Located minutes from the city centre, this modern luxury apartment benefits from being in Dublin's most prestigious area known for its leafy avenues and redbrick mansions. The modern, bright, luxury apartment. Manicured communal gardens, water features, fantastic views. On site security and underground parking facilities.
    The apartment feels spacious and airy, with floor to ceiling windows. It has been interior designed, and has everything you could desire and more. The apartment features built in Neff kitchen appliances . There are 2 bedrooms, one with a King size bed, and the other with a double bed. There is a large balcony off the main room, with amply space .
  • Daniel's apartment was beautiful, clean, spacious and very comfortable. We stayed there with another couple, and we each had our own bathroom, which was very handy. The location was very good, only a short taxi ride to the city centre, and walking distance to the cool local neighbourhood. We had one small issue with the hot water in the morning, but Daniel was easily reachable via telephone and very helpful in sorting it out. We would definitely stay here again.

    Param2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, price, very accessible to get everywhere

    Brian2017-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Freddy2017-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • It's a great place to stay, highly recommended.

    Gavin2017-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • The appartement is really nice, very clean and wonderful. Well equipped, situated in a quite neighborhood. about 20_25 minutes walk from the city center but very close to the bus stations. I would recommend this appartement to all my friends :)

    Shaghayegh2017-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • L’appartement est très bien situé et calme. Lucia et Jonothan sont très réactifs. Je vous conseille cet endroit.

    Julie2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    This tiny terraced architect remodelled gem is decked with a charmingly colourful collection of art. Positioned on Gordon Street, which once backed on to a rope maker's yard, Gordon Street Art House is now at the heartland of Dublin's glossily bustling tech area. Minutes from lively delis, restaurants, bars and a large theatre which cluster around Dublin's Grand Canal City Basin, it's also around the corner from light rail (DART), buses or a 20 minute stroll into the city centre.
    The space is light, bright and with architect finished detail - even down to its stylishly comfortable furniture and little back yard which is a true natural extension of the glassy living space .
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    $151 Gordon Art House
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    City living, great Irish pubs, the beautiful seaside, amazing local restaurants and Dublin nightlife within 5 minutes! 10 mins walk away is a beautiful beach walk along the sea, cycle along the coast, visit the park or go to one of the many cafes or restaurants in the neighbourhood. Convenient to RDS,Bord Gáis Theatre,Conference Centre, O2, Lansdowne Aviva Stadium, Croke Park and Universities, Trinity and UCD. Just across the road from a mini supermarket or 7 mins away is larger supermarket
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    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    The location is second to none. Cranmer Lane is a small c-shaped throughway that runs parallel to Haddington Road almost opposite the Beggar’s Bush pub. It is near enough to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) town to walk to work but just outside its frenetic heartland. It’s a rather old and established part of the city with Slattery’s pub as your local and well-regarded eaterie Junior’s and Lotts & Co as your corner shop.
    The front door opens directly into the open-plan living come kitchen which runs the depth of the house and is floored in a limed oak. The living room area to the front has an open fire. The staircase bisects the open plan area and a second sitting area has been more successfully carved out here. It’s big enough to take a couch. To the rear is the eat-in kitchen. It has a small number of units but no appliances. A glass door opens out to the westerly-facing rear, which has been gravelled over.
  • Nice place, about 30 minutes walk from the centre of Dublin, and with pubs and a 24 hour supermarket extremely close by. We didn't meet any of the hosts, but we were delighted with the help that Lucia was able to give us via email - we were able to check in and park the car really early so managed to maximise our first day in Dublin. There are a couple of minor issues with the house, bathroom door needs taking a look at, and the parking space is very tight (was tricky to park in a small Peugeot) so those things should be taken into account - especially if you drive a big car - but in all a very positive experience!

    Kane2017-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Real nice place, superb location would book again

    Séan-Pat2017-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great location quiet and easy access to city centre

    DAVID2017-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location - doesn't get any better! Perfect entertaining space with kitchen and living room :D! Would stay here next time in Dublin.

    Claire2017-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location, very well appointed and spotlessly clean. Thanks for a really great stay.

    Mark2017-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • It’s a nice house, in a vibrant area close to several bars and restaurants as well as a Spar and farm shop. The city centre is within walking distance or a short cab ride away and the house itself was comfortable. We had a few minor issues over the course of our stay, but the company managing the property sorted them out quickly

    Philip2017-12-05T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    This spacious four bed house is located next to the The Bath pub in Dublin's trendiest area, The Beggars Bush in Dublin 4. We are located between The Grand Canal (home to the worlds top multinational companies) and The Aviva Stadium. The Beggars Bush has the only two Michelin guided gastro pubs in Dublin and is a 10 minute walk from the city centre. Local amenities include shops, bars, restaurants, barbers, a pharmacy and a launderette.
    Our Bath Avenue home is a four bedroom house with three bathrooms (two en-suite rooms), a comfortable sitting room and fully equipped kitchen and dining area. It ideally located just outside of the city centre which can be accessed by bus, DART or by foot (10-15 min walk). We are fortunate to be a short walk from the infamous Aviva Stadium – the home of Irish Rugby ensuring an unrivaled atmosphere on any match day. If sports are not your preference, there are an abundance of sites to see and activities at your doorstep! The nightlife and food offering of Bath Avenue is one of the most abundant you will find in Dublin. We run the Bath Pub, conveniently located next door which offers a Brunch on weekends and pizza and drinks each evening. It is a busy charming spot suitable for groups of friends or families alike so please call in on your visit! If you are looking for a culinary treat – drop into The Old Spot, our Michelin listed Gastro Pub is not even a five minute walk away, on busy weekends it might be an idea to make an advanced booking here which we will happily assist you with. If you are travelling with small children please give us advanced notice so we can arrange baby gates and cots for your arrival. We love our Bath Avenue house and we really hope to provide a comfortable and memorable stay in Dublin!
    As mentioned, our home is located on Bath Avenue next door to the Vibrant Bath Pub, in the heart of Beggars Bush. Within this community you will be able to access great drinks, delicious food, local shops and coffee spots within a five minute walk. The Old Spot is located 100 yards from the house and was included in the Michelin guide for gastro pubs in Dublin in its first year. It is one of only two Michelin guided gastro pubs in Dublin, the other being The Chophouse which is a further 100 years away!
  • A big and very clean house,with everything you need.it was pleasure to stay in this apartments.

    Alexey2017-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay in at Caroline's place and look forward to another visit. She or Brandan was always available to answer our questions and concerns. The house is in a good location on the outskirts of the city centre. It is walkable or you can get a bus nearby. The pub was lively and the crowd friendly. You will be able to hear the pub noise into the night, especially when the outdoor area is crowded, but we expected that. There are plenty of great restaurants nearby as well. The home is exactly as pictured, bright and clean, and worked out well for us. Caroline was kind enough to set up a toddler bed in advance for our daughter and the steps had gates already installed.

    Jenifer2017-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • We rented this apartment for a weekend. We were 8 adults, and we all loved the accomodation: it is comfortable, clean, furnished with care and good taste, with big rooms and bathrooms. There's a living room where you can relax yourself, and a little court were you can take a breath. We appreciated the hospitality, we felt like home. The centre town is 30 minutes away, by feet. The Bath Pub, same management, is next door, not so far away you can find grocery and other shops.

    Riccardo2017-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed in Caroline's lovely house as a party of 7 adults and could not recommend it highly enough! The house itself is equipped with everything you could possibly need (including some edible supplies!) and is deceptively big! The location is also great, especially for sports fans, with the Aviva Stadium a few minutes walk away. Sandymount, a lovely village with a strand (beach) restaurants and shops is approx. a 15 minute walk away in one direction, as is Dublin city centre in another. If you don't want to walk, there are DART stations nearby, as well as buses and taxis. The Bath pub next door is a fantastic bonus for the grown ups in a party....the staff are so helpful and friendly, the food and drink yummy, and there is a wonderful buzz about the place, particularly on a sunny bank holiday weekend! All in all I would say, if you are considering this house, DO IT.... and I hope you have as great a time as we did!

    Vanessa2017-06-06T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very nice place that is within walking distance of Dublin downtown (about 20 minutes). The area is quiet except for some bar noise at night. Even that wasn’t bad. Caroline was responsive and helpful and did research on options for getting to the airport. The house is nicely decorated and she provides breakfast items and information on local places to eat. We would stay there again.

    Peggy2017-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay. The location was great for a quick see of Dublin. The house was clean and cozy. Loved the living room area with space to hang out together. Though away from the city center (10€-20€ taxi fee) there was grocery & a pharmacy steps away. Caroline & Keven were great and very helpful to us as we figured out the nuances of being in an older home (heater, water, door locks). This was all new to us so we appreciated their responsiveness & helpfulness! The noise was not an issue for us & should not detour you from staying here. You do not want to miss the Bath Pub weekend brunch. I would recommend for your stay in Dublin.

    Maureen2017-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • We had a really good experience in this house!! It was very clean, well decorated. All has been done to make us feel welcome, so I really recommend this accomodation. Ten-fifteen minutes walk fron the city center so it was perfect.

    Morgane2017-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • This is my best Airbnb experience by far! The house was lovely -very clean, accurate to the description, spacious, we had everything we needed, it was a great location, the beds were comfy, and the host was great at answering my questions. When I go back to Ireland I plan on staying here again. I can't thank the host enough. I'm beyond pleased and happy with my families experience here.

    Jessica 2017-05-11T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    A 5* luxury Apartment in a truly wonderful and exciting location in Dublins Premier Apt Development. Surrounded by all amenities, 15 minutes walk to Grafton Street, 10 minutes to Trinity College, and surrounded by Great Pubs and Restraunts.
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    Dublin, County Dublin, IE, Dublin, Ireland

    Very large bright and spacious 3 bed apartment located on a high floor in Dublin's Number 1 location. Conveniently located to all Dublin has to offer, the grand canal dock area is renowned as a tech hub and is home to headquarters of many leading tech companies including Airbnb.
  • Great location, great apartment and a great trip. Only a 10 minute walk from the centre, plenty of restaurants and coffee shops etc on your doorstep and right next to be theatre and quay. The appartment is great for a group as it has an en-suite and a main bathroom to compliment the 3 double bedrooms. Not overly noisy, just the usual noise expected in a city. The hosts were great and I would definitely stay again. Thank you.

    Martin2017-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Nice, clean flat. But many problems with check-in, insufficient sorry and service after that. Rest was good.

    Stephan2017-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent, clean and stylish apartment. The hosts were very kind always and they provided prompt responses

    Carolina2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for the Aviva , close to central Dublin, many taxis within walking distance.

    quintin2017-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed here for a weekend of Rugby so were not in the Apartment for long. Great location for the Aviva Stadium - 15 min walk with great Rugby pubs en route. Everything clean and tidy when we arrived.

    James2017-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment, spacious, comfortable and clean. Easy to follow instructions on the self check in. Weather was not great so didn’t walk into city centre but easy to catch a cab (around 13euros) if preferred.

    Hannah2017-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • L'appartement est conforme aux photos, propre, spacieux et a 20 min de marche du centre ville Cest vraiment un très bel appartement, parfait pour 6 adultes Les chambres sont un peu bruyantes car on entends le passage des voitures la nuit Il manquerait des petits accessoires comme des portes serviette dans la salle de bain, un peu plus d assiettes et des torchons pour la vaisselle mais cela ne reste que des petits details

    jerome2017-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • En fin leilighet med sentral beliggenhet. Vi hadde de supert under oppholdet. Det var et rolig område med gangavstand til mange severdigheter og spisesteder.

    Idar2017-11-19T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin 2, County Dublin, Ireland

    Luxury apartment in Spencer Dock, best location in town, (5 min by luas ) (10 min walking)to the city center, near of Facebook and commercial areas, Arena 3, Dublin theatre. Perfect for who want a spend quality time in Dublin and enjoy the best of the city!
    The apartment is locate in a modern area of Dublin city centre, with 24h security, 2 min walking to the public transports
    the neighbourhood is really quite, perfect for who want to relax and enjoy the best in town
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    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    A private double room en-suite in a period property. Ideally located within 20 mins walk of Dublin city centre. Close to Grand Canal Dock, 3 Arena, the RDS and only 5 mins walk to the Aviva Stadium. 2 mins walk to cafes, restaurants and bars.
    This ground floor luxury bedroom is tastefully decorated in keeping with this period property. It has its own en suite bathroom.
    Our Neighbourhood. This is a vibrant residential neighbourhood that due to its location on the edge of the city centre offers many attractions. It is nestled snugly between the bustling business areas of Grand Canal Dock and Ballsbridge and bordered by the tranquil expanse of Sandymount Beach on the other. It has a great selection of bars, fabulous restaurants, two award winning gastro pubs, cafes and a 24h convenience store literally 2 mins walk away. We also have the National Print Museum on our doorstep.
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    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    My apartment is a homey modern place to stay. Its 25mins walk to City Center (Temple Bar/ Grafton St) 15mins walk to Convention centre, 12mins walk to Sandymount beach/ village, 7min walk to Grand Canal Quay (aka Silicon quay), 5 min walk to Aviva stadium and 3Arena.
    The apt is a spacious, homely decorated apt, overlooking private courtyard. On the doorstep is a Tesco express (7days 8am -11pm), artisian coffee house, library, park, pharmacy, hairdresser/nail salon, 3 friendly pubs, one of which has a restaurant and 2 takeaways. Bus stop, No.1 will take you into city center where you have access to all things a Dublin tourist needs to experience.
    Nice friendly village with access to a nice park with tennis courts/ football pitches/ playground area and easy access to Dublin City center. Sandymount beach 10 mins walk ideal for a stroll after a night out in Dublin. My apartment is in a quite development with many young families. There is a community spirit in Ringsend.
  • Excellent apartment and Michelle looked after us very well, Lovely location near to town

    Joseph2016-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great first AirB&B experience, excellent location, being very close to the city center. Apartment was very clean and very comfortable, and Michelle was excellent meeting us first at entrance to apartments for a walk through. Very comfortable nights sleep.

    Kristen2015-09-06T00:00:00Z
  • Strongly recommend this excellent appartment for 4 people. All amenties, spotless and homely. Very safe and quiet. 5 min walk to Aviva and pubs....ideal for sporting weekends.

    Brendan2017-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • Michelle was such a good host. So obliging. Was in contact all the time to ensure we had the best stay Apartment was extremely clean and had everything we needed. Defo stay there again.

    Karen2017-07-16T00:00:00Z
  • The location was quiet and located close to restaurants and transportation. Michelle was good at communicating.

    Christopher2017-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • That was a great location near the city center and train station. pretty flat and very comfortable for 3 guests. Michelle is so helpful and was a pleasure to met her. I hope that this apartment will be available again next time!

    Antonio2017-05-09T00:00:00Z
  • This is our first experience of air bnb and I can honestly say it was a pleasure. Michelle was really great and prompt at replying to all our queries and when we met to get the keys I was both excited at her apartments great location and delighted to meet Michelle who is a lovely person. I was travelling with my 3 small kids 6,3 & 10months and she couldn't have been nicer- she had juice in the fridge for the kids, pencils and colouring books and straight away the kids loved the place. It really felt like a home from home. Michelle kept in touch over the 2 nights to make sure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend staying here. It is safe, comfortable, and in old dublin which I love. Really only a few minutes walk for 3arena, shelbourne race track, aviva stadium and sandymount village.

    Aoife2017-04-15T00:00:00Z
  • Michelle was an absolutely fantastic host, she was consistently on hand when we had any questions or queries and always responded extremely promptly. The flat itself was beautiful, extremely clean, comfortable and all together a brilliant place to stay. There was fresh towels and all the amenities required (and the beds were super comfortable!). We were able to walk 2minutes to a local Tesco and just 10minutes to the 3 arena which was perfect. The central nightlife was only 10minutes in a taxi and reasonably priced. The only downside was the wifi connection being a hotspot on an iPhone which only allowed 3 devices to connect at one time, but we didn't spend an awful lot of our time in the flat so this was a tiny negative among a raft of positives! I would definitely recommend staying at Michelle's apartment if you are looking for a beautiful flat, close to the centre and all nearby hotspots but quiet enough for a peaceful stay.

    Samantha2017-05-21T00:00:00Z
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    Ringsend, Dublin 4, Ireland

    Beautiful, Modern, Big Apartment. 3 Bedrooms (3 double beds), 2 bathrooms, fast WIFI, Lift access, 24hr Check-in, nearby Bus, Taxi, Train and Bicycle rental. Very nice Cafes, Restaurants and Bars near by. Nice extras: Smart TV, Hot Power Showers, Hair dryers, Umbrellas, Roof top terrace, toiletries, new linens and towels.
    Enjoy the newly renovated home. It's a cozy and bright apartment. The 3 large bedrooms have comfy double beds and plenty of storage space. The 2 bathrooms are brand new with nice showers. Enjoy a morning coffee while lounging in the living area. Outside the window you can enjoy the views of this lovely city neighborhood. If you feel like a movie night you can use the big screen TV with Chromecast streaming. The WIFI is the fastest on the market. The modern kitchen is fully kitted out with Nespresso machine, Oven, hob, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster.
    This is a quiet and friendly part of Dublin. In recent years it’s become super trendy and you will enjoy many Cafes, Bars, Restaurants and the vibrant community of young professionals working in the booming tech sector at the Silicon Docks. Take a short stroll and you can find some of Dublins most famous Pubs such as The Bath, The Old Spot, Slattery's and The Beggar's Bush - all of whom can serve you the perfect pint! If you fancy a cocktail…you should check out the super cool Marker Hotel roof top bar! For Entertainment you have the Bord Gais Theater, 3 Arena, Convention centre, Aviva Stadium and the Point Village Cinema all located in this area. There is a convenience store directly across the street for all your needs. There's also a Laundry service just down the street.
  • David's apartment is very beautiful. I was staying there alone during my business trip and I had the entire apartment to myself. Very clean! I was provided with towels, warm water and even a hair dryer. Communication with David was very good, moreover all important information were saved on the tablet available for guests. His friend who looked after the apartment at that time even left a very tasty breakfast for me :) I will definitely recommend this place further!

    Magda2016-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • David's place was a great location with a short walk to the city center. In addition, there were two great restaurants next to the apartment, The Old Spot and The Chop House. David was great at communicating to us before we arrived and during our stay. We certainly enjoyed David's apartment and would recommend it to people who are looking to make a trip to Dublin.

    Samuel2016-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Davids place is exactly as advertised. Modern, clean, and well located. Make sure you read instructions carefully as there is a bunch of info to digest for getting in and checking out of listing. Would definitely stay here again.

    Catherine2017-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Overall a lovely appartment in a great location. Kitchen appliances could do with some improvement, missing the basics such as a baking tray, cheese grater etc. Apart from that could not fault anything from booking process through to check out.

    ross2017-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • The location of this flat is excellent with nearby shopping at Lotts and Co. for staples and groceries. There were plenty of walks to take, including about 20 minute walks into the city center. The bus system was also very accessible, especially once we each got a Leap card. You can also use the Leap card on the DART system. The place is clean, the showers were good, and everything was in working order. Our only complaint was the odor of cigarettes when we entered the flat. We were surprised by that because the listing specified no smoking and we were able to mostly air it out while we were there.

    Mona2017-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for 5 people with 3 bedrooms. Close to buses and quite a few great, local pubs. I'd stay again and recommend to others!!

    Susan2017-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • David's place was great! We had a little hiccup during the check in process, but no big deal. We had a wonderful time and would stay there again. Great location, very comfortable furniture and great value! I would reccomend his place for sure!

    Rosalee2017-05-14T00:00:00Z
  • David is a great and caring host. The apartment is spacious, clean and fully equipped with everything you need. I really enjoyed my stay and can fully recommend this place to other guests.

    Martin2016-09-06T00:00:00Z
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    Ringsend,, Dublin 4., Ireland

    This gorgeous house is located in the heart of Dublin city centre, beautiful Baggot Street. This house’s excellent location, beside the 5 Star ‘Merrion Hotel’ and the ‘Shelbourne’, makes it one of the most sought after locations in the city, with all the best tourist attractions on your door step. The house could not be better located with it being minutes’ walk to all of Dublin major attractions such as Trinity College, St. Stephens Green and Grafton Street. This interior designed house has the following bed and bathroom layout: 1 bedroom with one king bed. 1 bedroom with one king bed. 1 bedroom with one double bed. 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. 1 fold down/sofa double bed in the bedroom. 3 bathroom’s with shower, sink and toilet.
    Guests have access to the whole house independently; there is a full sized kitchen - 5 ring gas hob, fan oven, large integrated fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, pots, pans, crockery etc. Bed linen, towels and hair dryer are provided also unlimited Wi-Fi and digital TV. Some of Dublin’s most famous tourist attractions are within a 5 minute walk. Grafton Street, Merrion Square is also close by; this Georgian park contains a statue of the prolific Irish writer, Oscar Wilde, Stephens Green, Trinity College and the essential visit to Temple Bar are all within walking distance. If you fancy a local bus tour, the ‘hop on hop off’ bus tour stops just outside your door. 2 minute walk to St. Stephens Green 4 minute walk to Grafton Street 5 minute walk to Merrion Square Park 5 minute walk to Trinity College 10 minute walk to Temple Bar 15 minute walk to Aviva Stadium 15 minute walk to Grand Canal Parking/transport: Owing to this excellent location the majority of major tourist attractions are within walking distance. Should you choose to explore further, a variety of transport options are available to you during your stay. Pearse St and Grand Canal DART stations and Green LUAS tram lines are located close by. The bus stop for city tours as well as airport connections is readily available on your doorstep.
  • This location is excellent for a stay in Dublin. The hop on/hop off bus stops right outside the door as well as the city bus right down the street and the Airport Express has several stops nearby. The DART train station is a short walk away. There are pubs, restaurants and grocery stores very near. It is easy to plan meals at the apartment and to also enjoy excellent Irish cuisine nearby at places such as McGrattans Pub. There are parks very close by the location as well. Highly recommended.

    Sean2017-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Really lovely house in a brilliant location. Great place for any traveller to base themself in Dublin. Easy check in ,great communication througout. I would highly recommend this house to anyone!

    Nick2017-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed in Will's apartment for a week. The apartment stylish, super clean and modern. It also is in the heart of Docklands and a stone's throw away to most of the tech companies. Definitely recommended stay!

    Barry2017-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks. Great place and super clean and modern. Appreciate your hospitality.

    Will2017-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • This place was amazing! My family and I enjoyed our stay and immediately felt right at home. Walk to numerous great eateries, pubs and shopping. Public transit station steps away from the front door, which made sight-seeing effortless. Will was a fantastic host and got back to me within minutes of my inquiries. EASY check-in and check-out. Highly recommend this place, you can't go wrong!

    Rita2017-11-09T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin 2, County Dublin, Ireland

    Spacious one bedrooom ground floor apartment with separate bedroom, kitchen and balcony in the heart of Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Located in an exclusive and quiet residential area, it is only a short walk from Sandymount (village & beach), Donnybrook, RDS (Horse Show, Conference Centre, Events & Leinster Rugby), Aviva Rugby Stadium (Lansdowne Road) and 3-Arena (Concerts).
    The apartment consists of one bedroom with a king-size double bed. You will find plenty of storage space in the bedroom, and our cleaners prepare the bed with hotel quality linen before every visit. Our apartment also features an open-plan living/dining room that looks out over a balcony to the shared landscaped garden. A separate fully fitted kitchen is well equipped, including a dishwasher, a washer dryer and everything you need if you opt to prepare a meal in for the evening. The modern bathroom has an electric shower and we supply hand wash, shower gel and shampoo for our guests, leaving less for you to pack!
    Quiet, residential area, yet just minutes away from lots of bars and restaurants. Pharmacy, Dry-cleaners and Good Food Store are just around the corner, as is the "Orange Goat" Coffee Shop/Bistro.
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    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    Stunning 1 bed serviced apartment. This modern 1 bed apartment is in the Silicon Docks Area & is just a 10-15 min walk to Grafton St in the heart of Dublin's City Centre. It's also within minutes on foot to The Aviva Stadium, Shelbourne Race Track, Grand Canal Theater, the IFSC and The Convention Centre.Minutes away from local amenities and public transport this is a hugely sought after location in Dublin and suitable for both tourists and business travellers alike.
    The Gasworks is situated in the highly sought after area of Dublin 4. Grafton Street/St. Stephen's Green in Dublin's city centre are only a short 10-15 minute walk away.
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    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    This property consists of an elegant living room, fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Short stroll from Trinity College, Grafton Street, Stephens Green, 02, the Aviva and Grand Canal Dock, Croke Park. Local occupiers include (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)/(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). This is not my personal residence.
    House is ideally located to shops, bars and restaurants, theatres and stadia
    I have good decent neighbours whom I trust completely. Hence our home would not suit party types. There are some good local bars and restaurants and the pace is easy.
  • Jacqui’s place in Dublin was my first Airbnb experience, and what a wonderful one it was! We arrived bleary-eyed from an overnight flight, and Jacqui was waiting for us at the front door when we arrived. The house was beautifully decorated, fridge was stocked with goodies and breakfast food, and everything worked beautifully. The beds were comfortable, and the heat and shower worked well. We were four adults, and there was plenty of room. The house is in a perfect location, very close to Merrion Square, on a quaint quiet street, but close enough to walk to everything. The house has beautiful original artwork decorating the walls, lovely comfortable furniture, and a fully stocked and updated kitchen. We used the washing machine which was great to have. Some things like the shower and heat are very different from those in the states, and Jacqui took the time to show us the ropes. Jacqui left a lot of information about sights to see and restaurant recommendations. Jacqui even left a peat fire all ready to light, which we really enjoyed, so cozy with a bottle of wine! I can’t recommend this place highly enough, it was the perfect home base for Dublin! Thank you Jacqui!

    Leigh2015-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • Jacqui made every effort imaginable to make our arrival as expedient and convenient as possible. She even made herself available at our whim to meet us at her house to let us in and show us the ropes. Somehow she is able to manage being attentive without being overbearing. All of the necessary housewares were available including some basic staples and condiments in the refrigerator. She has a plethora of local pamphlets to help with finding area attractions. She also provides a very thorough and convenient list of emergency contacts as well as local take away food and drink information. The house was perfect for a party of four. My spouse and our two teenage sons had just the right amount of space and comfort. Two bedrooms, a living room that seated 4 comfortably; an eat in kitchen. There is a working fireplace although we never used it. Plenty of hot water for us all as well as a dishwasher and clothes washer. The house is very tastefully decorating giving the sense that we were staying with a friend without feeling like we were invading someone's personal space. Really just a warm and comfortable home base. The location was absolutely perfect for our needs. We felt like we were in the center of everything yet secluded enough we were able to sleep with the windows open on Friday and Saturday nights. We saw local bus and tram within a block or two although we did not use them as we comfortably walked to every major attraction: Trinity; Grafton Street; Merrion Square; Riverfront and Hapenny and Becket bridges; O'connell Street. Within two blocks in every direction are local grocery shops; coffee shops; pubs; everything you would need. We fell in love with Dublin on this stay and there is no doubt that Jacqui's place was very integral to that feeling. We had absolutely no concerns or complaints with her accomodation.

    David2015-06-08T00:00:00Z
  • A very warm and careful host. The flat is very clean, comfortable and has everything one needs. Moreover it takes only 10 minutes by walk to the city center. Thank you very much!

    Adriana2015-04-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great 5 day break. A real home from home! lovely warm welcome from Jacqui when we arrived. The house was as just as described and provided a comfortable base from which to explore Dublin. Peat fire was a real treat to come "home" to! The house is well situated and the nearby public transport meant we could have easily managed without a car. Hope to come again ! :-)

    Andrew2015-10-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at Jacqui's little house. She was a really nice host and even filled the fridge. The house is around 15 minutes walk from the city centre, so that was great. We liked our stay here in Dublin.

    Mijntje2016-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Jaqui has been a perfect host. Her house was fully equipped to be used and clean. The description of the house matches perfectly with the reality. Safe and handy neighborhood with walking distance to town. I strongly recommend her place.

    Ana2014-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Jacqui greeted us at her home even though our flight was delayed, she was very welcoming. She ensured that contacts were available to us in case of need while she was out of town during our stay. The home is comfortable and quiet, great location for walking to pubs and restaurants and. Grafton Street.

    Daniel2014-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at Jacqui's home. It is in a fantastic location for walking to the sights of Dublin. The immediate neighborhood had everything we needed - groceries, pharmacy and restaurants. The house is comfortable and the kitchen was delightful. Jacqui was welcoming, flexible and very responsive to our needs and questions.

    Maureen2014-10-07T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Comfortable double bedroom with a king size bed in the heart of Dublin. Amazing penthouse view the Gran Canal docks, comfortable and cozy apartment with walking distance to the best of Dublin. Dublin city centre, Bordgas Theatre, Convention Centre, Aviva Stadium, RDS, etc...
    Comfortable double bedroom with a king size bed in the heart of Dublin. Amazing penthouse view the Gran Canal docks, comfortable and cozy apartment with walking distance to the best of Dublin. Dublin city centre, theatre, convention centre, Aviva Stadium, RDS, etc. Very safe location, easy access to everywhere in Dublin. On street parking outside the building free from 7pm to 7am. Wi-fi, coffee station Infinity ways to enjoy the sorroundings, different types of restaurants, Pubs, water sports, culture, games, nice walks, 24 hours gym close by with daily access fees. Dublin bus just outside the building, Dart station within 2 minutes walk, rental cars, touristic buses, etc.. Check-in flexible SHARED BATHROOM
    Infinity ways to enjoy the sorroundings, different types of restaurants, Pubs, water sports, culture, games, nice walks, 24 hours gym close by with daily access fees. Bordgas Theatre_ 300m Convention Centre_ 1km Aviva Stadium_ 1,2km RDS_ 2,4km
  • Bruno's place was very welcoming, clean and had sweet touches that made it thoughtful and homey. The area around is beautiful too. I'd highly recommend staying here.

    Chetna2017-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Bruno was a thoughtful host. The stay was close to the center of Dublin and the room had nice additions including tea, closet space, fast wireless, and more. Thanks, Bruno!

    Sterling2017-10-19T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant host who went out his way to make our trip easier. Very helpful and friendly. The room was really clean and lovely that towels and fresh water was provided. Thanks Bruno.

    Sophia2017-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing stay at Bruno’s gorgeous apartment, the location was amazing, the place was so nice and there was loads of little cute touches like fresh water & a selection of teas in the bedroom, the bed was so comfy. Could not fault this place

    Megan2017-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely flat, great location, smashing hosts. We attended a gig at the 3 arena , just a short pleasant walk across the Liffey.

    David2017-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful stay. Clean and beautiful apartment in a great location. Wonderful hosts that go out of your way to accommodate you and make you feel as if you're at home. Definitely going to be coming back.

    Madelyn2017-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • Bruno’s place was perfect for me and really easy to find. The apartment was clean and comfortable. I can’t wait to visit again.

    Andy / Yvonne2017-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • It was a very nice stay at Bruno's Apartment! It was very clean and the Location is perfect for a short walk into the center of Dublin. Communication was very good and we were welcomend friendly!

    Maximilian2017-09-08T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin, Ireland

    Lovely artisan cottage right beside a large park. The property enters into a spacious and comfortable living room. There is a separate kitchen with dining area and 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 single and a shower room. The property has a small yard. We look forward to hosting you.
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    Dublin 4, County Dublin, Ireland

    Reviews from guests who stayed in Irishtown

    eamonn
    eamonn
    2014-12-23
    Claire was a great host and made me feel at home as soon as i arrived. The house is as beautiful as the photo's suggest and the location was ideal as i was hopping between Dublin City Centre and the l…
    Craig
    Craig
    2017-09-03
    James was a great host. Very quick with communication and answered all the silly questions we had wifi codes etc. Apartment is amazing location for temple bar and trinity college. Spread over 2 floors…
    Brett
    Brett
    2017-02-26
    Caroline made sure we were well looked after during our stay. The location is great for those that want to experience a local part of Dublin and yet be close enough to the city to enjoy everything tha…
    Chris
    Chris
    2017-08-20
    High quality accommodation with amazing views over the river. A stiff 20 minute walk to the central Dublin attractions (e.g. Temple Bar etc). However, the tram stops about 100m away - we suggest buy…
    Sean
    Sean
    2017-11-13
    What a really nice place,it was spacious, quiet and in a brilliant location ! It had all the amenities you needed, Will was super efficient in everything he did and we had a stress free stay. I would …
    Brian
    Brian
    2017-12-03
    Great location, price, very accessible to get everywhere
    Sharon
    Sharon
    2017-11-28
    This was our first stay at an Airbnb and it was over the top! The house was incredible - lots of room, immaculate and a great location. Kevin had everything you could possibly need - pots and pans, …

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