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

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

    Andrew2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay at Karin’s. The flat is super well located, suuper clean, with lots of amenities. We loved the breakfast!

    Elizabeth2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Karin's place perfectly suited our needs - a central location, cool Georgian flat and very comfortable! We'll hopefully be back again soon!

    Marcus2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place that's walk able to many great restaurants.

    Todd2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay with Karin was truly amazing. The property is beautiful and has oodles of character and charm. It is well situated within a 15/20 minute walk of all the action depending on where you want to go. Karin was a fount of knowledge and was a joy to talk to. Her tips for Dublin and the house history were outstanding and added to the enjoyment of staying in such a grand old building. The accommodation was well equipped and spotlessly clean. Do not expect all the latest mod cons, this is a period property and this forms part of its wonderful charm - and we did not want or need for anything that wasn’t there. There was a small issue with the hot water, but Karin dealt with this swiftly and very apologetically. Nothing was too much for Karin. This is a fantastic base for a weekend away. I would 100% recommend this to any friend and we will be returning ourselves in the future.

    Dane2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location, charming room and above all else a very friendly and helpful host.

    Zilei2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place!!

    Christopher2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Experience authentic Georgian elegance is this unique large OVAL studio apartment, overlooking park. Accommodates two in cosy sleeping loft. Light a fire, cook dinner in the designer kitchen, and then head out to enjoy the attractions of the city.
    Come cocoon yourself in Georgian luxury and elegance this unique OVAL apartment, situated on Mountjoy Square, in the heart of Dublin’s historic North Georgian Core, just minutes from all the action. The large studio apartment is on the first floor of a fully restored Georgian townhouse, built in 1792. Both the house and the apartment retain all their Georgian features, combined with modern comforts. The apartment has a fantastic 10ft window and overlooks a quiet side street, with an oblique view of the square. Other features include a fine, working, black Kilkenny marble fireplace with a spectacular gilt over-mantle mirror. The log basket is fully stocked- we charge cost price for the fuel used on an 'honour system'. The fully equipped kitchen with granite worktop has a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, electric kettle and a toaster. Eat around the 1770's oval dining table with four Georgian chairs. The rest of the apartment is comfortably furnished with antique furniture, Irish where possible, and a luxurious 6 ft. sofa. A large flat-screen TV, and a DVD player and iPod/iPhone player/dock for music are also provided. The bed is upstairs and overlooks the apartment. It has a comfortable hotel-quality double bed, Siberian white goose down duvet and pillows and pure Pima/ Egyptian cotton sheets. Read in comfort with vintage Anglepoise reading lights. PLEASE NOTE that the head height in the loft is somewhat restricted, and the bed is consequently low. The apartment is designed for two people, but a hotel-quality, foldaway bed is available for a third guest. A surcharge of €10, to cover the cost of the extra laundry, will be applied if two people occupy the apartment as as twin. This will be collected in cash, upon arrival. The bathroom has a high-pressure shower and loads of storage space. •You will receive a welcome pack of the basics- quality tea, coffee, juice, home-made granola, yoghurt butter and preserves. •100% cotton bed linen and towels are provided •Local tourist information and guide books available •Free wi-fi •Hair dryer •Fuel, at cost price, is available for the fire, if required. •We will do your laundry for you - €10:00 per load. Discount vouchers for local Q Park, two blocks S and T blocks W of us CHECK-IN is from 3pm, and CHECK-OUT by 11am, please. We are happy to take in your luggage earlier; please let us have your flight details/travel arrangements, so that we can plan our day around being here to greet you. The house is perfectly located for exploring the city; all of the city's cultural institutions are within walking distance and the transport connections are excellent. Airport bus (41) passes door, 8 min. walk to LUAS Red line, DART, (Connolly and Tara) and city busses. Dublin Bikes stand opposite house. KARIN'S GUIDE TO THE CITY LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING, SERVICES AND BREAKFAST OPTIONS In general, shopping hours are 9.30-6pm, with late-night shopping till 8pm on Thursdays. Sunday opening is from noon. BREAKFAST The Old Music Store, on North Frederick Street is comfortable and offers a good cooked breakfast. The no-frills Kingfisher Café, on the corner of Parnell Square and Parnell Street West offers a good freshly cooked Irish breakfast and very good fish and chips later in the day. LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING Tops in Pops, just down the street to the right, for fresh local produce and basic groceries, 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. They are a fourth-generation local business, who have been trading on the site since 1931. The Londis corner store next door opens 8am to 10pm, but charge for privilege. There is an ATM machine at the back, right hand side of the store. Dunne's Stores, is the indigenous supermarket and department store chain, and has branches in every sizeable town throughout the country. There are two local branches. In North Earl Street, opposite O’Connell Street’s Spire, the Off-Licence (liquor store) is in a separate premises, a few doors apart - look for the James Joyce statue. You will find a bigger branch in the ILAC Shopping Centre, flanked by Henry Street, Moore Street and Parnell Street West (Moore Street entrance is opposite Paris Bakery). There is Metro Tesco on Parnell Street West, just past the Rotunda Hospital. A main branch is to be found in the basement of the Jervis Centre, off Henry Street. Carney’s Butchers, is another multi-generational local family business, which prides itself on the quality of its meat. In keeping with local tradition, they sell fresh fish on Friday’s. F.X. Buckley’s Butchers have two local branches; Moore Street and Talbot Street. This is a very old Dublin business and they have everything; free-range pork, beef and lamb from their own herds, poultry, game in season and fish, and, in the Moore Street branch, a deli counter for cooked meats next door. They are very obliging, and the lads have a great line in smart (sassy) chat. PHARMACIES Foley's Pharmacy on Parnell Street East is a 100+ year-old family business; they are very helpful. Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9am 6pm. There is a late-night pharmacy, Hickey’s at 55 Lower O’Connell Street, (west side, within the block closest to the river). Opening hours: 8am -10pm M-F, 8.30am-10pm Saturday. 10am 10pm Sunday. Web: (email hidden) POST OFFICES Nearest Post Office is Parnell Street East, at corner of Marlborough Street, but much nicer is the GPO, O’Connell Street. 1828 façade, but badly damaged in the 1916 Rising, and largely rebuilt in 1928. The main hall is beautiful, with its entire original, 1928, fittings intact. It also contains the iconic statue, by Oliver Shepherd, The Dying Cuchullin. You will find a booklet with postal rates in the black folder. BANKS Allied Irish Bank has a branch on O’Connell Street, at the SW junction with Parnell Street, opposite the Rotunda Hospital. ATM in the wall. Bank of Ireland has a branch at Lower O’Connell Street, on the east side of the street, between Middle Abbey Street and Ashton Quay. ATM inside, opens MEDICAL AND DENTAL PRACTICES Mountjoy Medical Practice, Dr. Gerry Roebuck, Dr. Holly Porter (female) Dr. Colm Killeen. 2-3 Baker’s Yard, Portland Street (website hidden) (phone number hidden). Opening hours 9-1.30 and 3.30-5.30. You can just drop in. €50 per visit. Frederick Dental Clinic, Dr. Peter Dwyer, North Frederick Street. -My dentist- is happy to see people on an emergency basis. Call for (website hidden)(phone number hidden). NORTHSIDE LOCAL RESTAURANTS: 'The Cobalt Cafe', in a beautiful Georgian house on North Great Georges Street, which doubles as a gallery, is great for lunch. Parnell Street, Dublin's emerging 'Chinatown' is just a half a block to the south. Newly opened, on Parnell Square West is 'Mr.Fox', serving modern Irish food in a smart and comfortable setting. Nearer the river, 'Le Bon Crubeen' (crubeen=pig's trotter- it's a modern Franco-Irish restaurant) is on Talbot Street, as is the venerable and immensely popular 'Talbot 101'. It is packed to the gunnels with locals between 5.54 and 7.15, enjoying their pre-theatre supper before the Abbey curtains rise at 7.30, when they relinquish their seats for the rest of us! On the riverfront, I love Panem, facing the Millennium Bridge, for a quick coffee and a delicious Sicilian almond biscuit, baked on the premises. A few doors down, you'll find a cluster of Italian bars, cafes and restaurants serving good quality food. Half a block to the east is the trendy 'Winding Stairs' restaurant, with its book-lined walls (relics of a former second-hand bookshop-cum-cafe of the same name), and it's sister restaurant, The Woollen Mills, while back on Capel Street, locals rave about Brother Hubbard for lunch. LOCAL PUBS include the 'Hill 16' just opposite the house, on Gardiner Street - very popular with the GAA crowd on match days (the Gaelic Athletic Association Stadium, Croke Park, is just 3 blocks to the east), they pull a superb 'pint'. ‘The Heritage Parnell’, on Parnell Street West, just around the corner from O’Connell Street 'The Flowing Tide', on the corner of Marlborough Street, opposite the Abbey Theatre, is one of my favorites - after the curtain goes down in the Abbey, half the cast are likely to be at the bar. A few doors closer to O’Connell Street is Mulligan’s, another very nice pub, dating from the Edwardian era. 'The Church' on Mary Street, in a converted 1720's church, is another fine place for a drink; the former owner won many accolades for the high quality of the restoration. Capel Street has many typical local pubs, which have the added benefit of serving a largely local population. They include 'O’Neill’s' and 'Slattery's which is good for music. 'The Black Sheep' has the local craft beers covered, and does good bar food, (as does its sister pub, ‘The Brew Dock’, on Store Street, at the bottom of Gardiner Street. The north side traditional music 'musician’s' bar is 'The Cobblestone', at the top of Smithfield, and is suitably grungy. DEPARTMENT STORES AND FASHION Henry Street, off O’Connell Street, at the SPIRE, is the premier shopping street on the north side of the river. Here you will find Arnott’s the local department store, which highlights Irish fashion and design, throughout the store, and has several nice cafes. Henry Street also contains large branches of Debenhams and Marks&Spencers, as well as branches of most of the high street fashion chains. There are two large shopping centres, the Jervis, with a large branch of Tesco’s in the Basement, and the ILAC, which has a Dunnes Department Store, with a Food Hall in the basement. (You can shop for fresh produce on adjacent Moore Street, Dublin's oldest street market, now also home to a thriving cluster of ethnic food markets and restaurants.) NORTHSIDE CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS The North side of Parnell Square is home to the city's Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art; we share a significant collection of Impressionist painting with the Tate Gallery in London, part of the Hugh Lane Bequest, which is rotated in seven-year cycles. Next door is the Writer's Centre, and next door again, is the Writer's Museum, with a Michelin-starred restaurant in the basement, the amazing Chapter One. Down on the East side of Parnell Square is the beautiful jewel-box that is the Gate Theatre - part of the 18th-century entertainment complex established by the entrepreneurial Dr. Bartholomew, to help support his new Rotunda Maternity Hospital (the oldest purpose-built such hospital in the world, and still delivering babies on a daily basis, 270 years later (9000 is 2012). You could be seated in either the Abbey or Gate Theatres within 10 minutes of leaving the house, and the James Joyce Cultural Centre is even closer, on North Great Georges Street (don't forget to check out the Cobalt Cafe, opposite). Hop on the Luas Red Line, going west, in Abbey Street, halfway between Mountjoy Square and the river, and you will be dropped at the ‘Museum’. The National Museum, Collins Barracks, housed in an old military barracks, dating from 1702, contains the Decorative Arts Collections, (basically, everything post 1700). Descend at the next stop, ‘Heuston’ for IMMA, Ireland's National Museum of Modern Art, housed in the old Kilmainham Hospital, built in the1660’s. It pre-dates the more famous Chelsea Hospital in London by several years. Not to be missed is the Old Jameson Distillery, in Smithfield. Jameson was distilled here until 1971, when three historic distilleries amalgamated, and centralized distilling in Midleton, Co. Cork. The Museum is very well presented; one is guided around the distilling floor, among the huge old pot stills before retiring to the Bar to sample the goods. Nearby is one of the oldest churches in Dublin, St.Michan’s, on Church Street, dating from the mid-11thc. There are several mummified bodies in the basement, thought to be Crusaders. When I was a child, one was allowed to shake their hands….. SOUTHSIDE In the south city centre, the RESTAURANT HUB is in the pedestrian streets to either side of Grafton Street, and in Temple Bar. Particular favourites of mine include: * Nede, Temple Bar Square * Eden Bar and Grill, South William Street * The Green Hen, Wicklow Street * Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street, basement wine-bar, full service restaurant first- floor, and coffee bar within the food-hall on the ground floor. * Fade Street Social, Fade Street, tapas bar and full-service restaurant. * The Rustic Stone, Exchequer Street, upmarket, sophisticated and healthy ‘fast food’. * Cornucopia, Wicklow Street- vegetarian café day, full service by evening. * The Port House, South William Street, wine bar and tapas. * Pinxto, Crowe Street, Temple Bar, as above, same management. Southside city-centre TRADITIONAL PUBS we like are: * Mulligan's, Poolbeg Street * Neary's, Chatham Street * Grogan’s, South William Street * International Bar, Wicklow Street * O'Neill's, Suffolk Street * The Dawson Lounge, Dawson Street * The Stag's Head, Connaught Court * The Long Hall, South Great Georges Street * Doheny and Nesbitt’s, Merrion Row * Kehoe’s, South Anne Street * The Duke, Duke Street Fronting the river, TEMPLE BAR, with its vibrant mix of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, markets and cultural institutions occupies an area three blocks deep and ten blocks long. At the western end, look out for the two branches of the Queen of Tarts- a wonderful teas shop that offers really good home baking and teas and coffees, all served on mismatched antique china (Lord Edward Street and Cow's Lane). TEMPLE BAR FARMERS MARKET, is held every Saturday in Meeting House Square, 9-4.30, now has a smart new tensile roof for wet days, and is a good place to rub shoulders with the locals, whilst sampling local food culture. Don’t miss the Oyster Stall, Hick’s Pork Butchers, or David Llewyllan’s fantastic ‘Double L’ local cider- 100% apple (not even water), and the two local cheese stalls, among others. Don’t’ forget to check out the overflow stalls on Curved Street, where Rossa Crowe’s fantastic bread is on offer- Rossa took himself off to France for two years to train, and now produces slow fermented breads, made with the very best organic flours. NORTHSIDE CULTURAL ATTACTIONS TRINITY COLLEGE is a good orientation point; from here it is easy to find the mediaeval core, the cultural/political hub of the country around Kildare Street, and the Grafton Street fashion hub. The campus occupies a 40-acre (16ha.) site, and is over 400 years old, though what one sees today are mainly beautiful eighteenth-century buildings. It is worth a wander around, after a visit to spectacular Long Library, to see the Book of Kells and other illustrated Celtic manuscripts. From Front Gate, look south to Grafton Street or west up College Green and Dame Street, which lead to the mediaeval core. At the brow of the hill you will find: * Dublin Castle (visit the State Apartments, the Chester Beatty Library and the lovely garden in front (which is actually the helicopter-landing pad for the Castle). * The City Hall with its 'Museum of the Capital' in the basement is worth a look- the Hall is free, and there is a nominal charge for the Museum. * Christchurch Cathedral * Dublinia-in the Christchurch Chapterhouse (Viking Exhibition). * Old Saint Audeon's Church, built almost into the city wall. * St Patrick's Cathedral, and historic park beside. * Marshe's Library-the oldest public library in these islands, 1701. * Francis Street- the Antiques Quarter. * Thomas Street/Meath Street, for a touch of 'Old Dublin'. * The Guinness Storehouse. * Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, (IMMA) Ireland's National Gallery of Modern Art, with its wonderful, recently restored formal garden. KILMINHAM GAOL is worth a visit, and tells the story of Irish Nationalism. It can be reached via the grounds of IMMA, passing Bully’s Acre, and old graveyard, where Brian Boru was reputedly rested on his way to his final burial place in Armagh. Alternatively, exit onto Nassau Street, with its cluster of high-quality shops showcasing the best of Irish crafts - fashion, knitwear, weaving, glassware, ceramics and contemporary jewellery - the Kilkenny Shop has a great cafe upstairs, with views over College Park. Continue along the College Park railings till you reach Kildare Street, the cultural-institutional hub of the country. All of our national cultural institutions have free admission. Here you will find the National Library, and the National Museum, facing each other over the forecourt of Leinster House, home to the Oireachtas, our National Parliament. The National Library has a lovely exhibit on the poet, W.B. Yeats, and the Treasury, in the National Museum houses both the Bronze Age and Early Christian collections. On the opposite side of the block, on Merrion Street/Merrion Square, you will find the National Gallery, and the Natural History Museum (known to Dubliner's of my father's generation, as 'The Dead Zoo’. This is a very refreshing look to the past, with absolutely no interpretation, and nothing, not even a postcard, to buy). The National Gallery is halfway through a four-year renovation programme; in the meantime, the Millennium Wing, on Clare Street, has a ‘highlights of’ exhibition, and the Café and Gift Shop are also accessed via the Clare Street Entrance. GETTING AROUND Two operators offer Hop-On/Hop-Off tours: (website hidden) (website hidden) They both offer a 2-day ticket, and cost roughly the same price - check them out online before you make up your mind. One can buy an integrated LEAP card in most newsagents, at train stations, and in the Dublin Bus Head Office at 42 O’Connell Street (on the west side of the street, just north of the Spire). This can be used on the LUAS, DART, some suburban mainline trains, and on Dublin Bus routes. There is also a 3-day tourist pass, the Freedom Ticket, which provides good value. €28 will give you 72 hours transport, starting at the Airport; Airlink from the airport, the Hop-On-Hop –Off tourist bus and all local bus routes. Web: (website hidden) •The DART, the local electric commuter train, runs north/south along the coast. The northside city centre station is Connolly, on Amiens Street, facing Talbot Street, but I usually suggest people use Tara Street, as Connolly is also a mainline station, and is very big, and a bit confusing. Tara is purely a commuter station, and is about the same distance. It is on George’s Quay, just south of the Custom House. The other south-side city centre station is Pearse, on Westland Row, at the south end of the Trinity campus. •The LUAS Red Line runs east-west through the north side of the city, as far east as the docks, and serves both Connolly and Heuston mainline stations. The nearest stop to Mountjoy Square is Abbey, on Middle Abbey Street, opposite the Abbey Theatre. The LUAS Green Line serves the south suburbs; Ranelagh, Dundrum, Leopardstown Racecourse, and on out to Cherrywood, on the county boundary with Wicklow. •Main cross-city bus routes run north-south through O’Connell Street. The No.7 terminates on Mountjoy Square North, and there is a ‘shopper’s fare’ of 70c, to Grafton Street- alight at Trinity. On the return journey it skirts the Trinity campus and comes along Pearse, to the east of the campus - catch it on Clare Street, at the Millennium wing of the National Gallery. •DUBLIN BIKES are free to use for the first half hour, and have a stand on Mountjoy Square West, but one needs to go to the Princes Street stand (to the right hand side of the General Post Office (GPO)), to purchase a short term card. It costs €2, and is only available to credit card holders. SHOPPING WITH A DIFFERENCE Those interested in the local fashion, art and design scene should look out for the following addresses (in no particular order): •Designist, South Great George's Street (stock chosen for good design) •Irish Design Store, Drury Street •Article, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre (housewares) •Irish Designer Store, Top floor Powerscourt Townhouse Centre •Cow's Lane Gallery, Temple Bar (artist’s collective) •The Jam Factory, Nicholas Street (artist’s collective) •Avoca, Suffolk Street •Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street •Designyard, South Frederick Street (jewellery) •Louise Kennedy, couturier, Merrion Square, and Tipperary Crystal •Gallery Zozimus, Francis Street (art gallery and carefully chosen crafts) •Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar (artist-printmaker’s gallery) •Malthouse Design Centre and Shop, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, just around the corner from Mountjoy Square (cluster of design-led businesses, 10-5 M-F) •Magee's of Donegal, Wicklow Street, and, •Kevin and Howlin, Nassau Street have hand-woven tweeds covered. •Dubarry's, College Green produce wonderful, country-style outerwear, including the most perfect alternative to sweaty, waterproof Wellington boots… •Monaghan's, Hibernian Way, the House of Ireland on Nassau Street and the Sweater Shops on Wicklow Street and Nassau Street has the best selections of traditional knitwear. Monaghan's specialise in cashmere. •Murphy and Sheehy, Castle Market, stock Irish tweed, Irish linen and a quirky selection of designer fabrics. Look out for their ‘Linen Union (linen/cotton blend) Glass Cloths- the best ever for polishing glassware, they make a super, useful, inexpensive and lightweight traditional gift! •The Cloth Shop, St. William Street, for interesting designer fabric, including a good selection of Irish Linen, and Liberty of London INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS and MUSIC STORES Eason’s, O’Connell Street, is a Dublin institution for over 100 years. It encompasses a large stationery department, a branch of Tower Records on the top floor, academic books in the basement, a nice café and two floors of general books. It is a good place to browse books of Irish interest, and they have a really good Information Desk. Chapters, Parnell Street West is my ‘local’. John Gannon is one of the best booksellers in the business, and his staff are hand-picked enthusiastic bibliophiles, one and all. Stock is a mixture of the latest releases, and carefully chosen remaindered books. Their ordering service is superlative, and they ALWAYS know exactly what one is talking about, even with just the vaguest, half-remembered clues from a newspaper review. Very strong on contemporary fiction, natural history, non-fiction and books of Irish interest. Extensive second-hand section upstairs. The Secret Bookstore, Wicklow Street is another favourite. It’s tucked away down a passage, near the L’Occitane shop and often throws up gems among its large second-hand stock. An eclectic music store occupies the rear of the shop. Cathach Rare Books, Duke Street, specializes in Irish first editions, and have an interesting selection of Irish maps and prints. Stokes Books is another interesting antiquarian/secondhand shop, specializing in books of Irish interest. You’ll find it in Georges Street Arcade. Claddagh Records, Cecelia Street, Temple Bar, is primarily a music publisher, but they have a retail outlet in Temple Bar, which is the oldest independent music shop in Dublin, and specializes in traditional Irish music, with some interesting World Music additions. The Celtic Note, on Nassau Street, beside the Kilkenny Shop is another good bet. PLACES OF WORSHIP: Roman Catholic: Many Catholic churches have Mass on Saturday evening, in addition to morning Masses. •St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Upper Gardiner Street. Gospel Mass, 7.30pm Sundays, September to mid June. •St. Mary's Metropolitan Church - the Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough. Sung Mass, 11am, Sundays, with the Palestrina Choir. •St. Joseph’s Church, Berkeley Road, Dublin 7. •St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street Church, choir sings at 11 o’clock Mass, Sunday’s •St. Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, has wonderful Harry Clarke (phone number hidden)) stained glass windows. •Whitefriars Street Church, Aungier Street, church has relics of St. Valentine. Church of Ireland: •Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch Place, sung Services Sundays, •St. Patrick's Cathedral, Nicholas Street, sung Services Sundays. •St. Anne’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Jewish: Dublin Hebrew Congregation (website hidden) Daily services in Synagogue at 32a Rathfarnham Road, Public Transport: Buses: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Get off at Terenure Cross (road). Walk up Rathfarnham Road, pass AIB Bank and one row of terraced houses; shul is next building, with wooden/metal security gates. Across the street is a shop called Window Fashions. Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation (DJPC) Website: (website hidden) Email: (email hidden) Postal: PO Box 3059, Dublin 6 President: Mrs. Hilary Abrahamson Muslim: Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) 19 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Tel: (phone number hidden) Islamic Foundation of Ireland (IFI) 163 South Circular Road, Dublin (website hidden): (phone number hidden) Anwar-up-Madina Moore Street, Dublin 1. SHORT TRIPS OUTSIDE THE CITY BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT NORTH: Catch the No.46A bus, (heading north on O'Connell Street to the Phoenix Park- the largest enclosed urban park in the world, 1750 acres behind a seven-mile-long stone wall. Ashtown Castle Interpretive Centre, with its wonderful walled garden and café is a good place to orient oneself. From here, on Saturdays, it is possible to visit Aras an Uachtarian, the official residence of our President. One can also visit Farmliegh, the Official State Guesthouse, a former Guinness mansion. Among it’s attractions are an art gallery, café, occasional free concerts, and regular weekend Farmer’s Markets. The Park also houses the Dublin Zoo, (1827, the second-oldest Zoo in the world, after London’s Regent Park Zoo). Several herd of Fallow Deer roam at liberty. Many sports are catered for; there is Polo ground, a cricket club, and lots soccer pitches. The Duke of Wellington is commemorated by a marvelous granite obelisk, which can be seen for miles. The area know as the Forty Acres affords superb views over the city, with the Royal Hospital and Guinness in the foreground, along the south side of the River Liffey. Phoenix Park can also be reached via the LUAS Red Line, direction Tallagh, heading west. Alight at 'Museum' and take a detour into the National Museum-Collins Barracks, which houses the Decorative Arts, post-1700, wonderful collections of silver, furniture, glass and other artifacts. Just up the road, in Glasnevin there are three worthwhile attractions: Glasnevin Cemetary, was founded by Daniel O’Connell as one of his first initiatives, post Catholic Emancipation in 1829, to provide a dignified place for Catholic burial. The Glasnevin Musuem is new, and has superlative displays of Nationalist history. They also have a very good Geneology Department. The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, date from the end of 18thC. Though relatively small, they contain an internationally-aclaimed collection of plants and three iconic Glasshouses, by Turner of Dublin, which have all been restored in the recent past. There is a nice café in the Gardens, and entry is free. The Gravedigger’s Pub, over-looking a Green, is not to be missed. It got its name from the fact that there used to be a hatch in the rear wall, through which the gravediggers were served. They do nice simple pub food, and one can sit outside on sunny days. Walk back into town, and stop at either the The Botanic Bar at Harte’s Corner or the Brian Borus, typicl local bars. The Porter House, at Cross Guns Bridge, which is a micro-brewery, with nice food, is on the corner of the Royal Canal. Take a stroll east down the canal bank, and you will see swans, and moor-hens going about their business. At the next bridge, at Dorset Street look out for the lifesize bronze statue of Brendan Behan, a local author. From here is just a few minute’s stroll up Belvidere Place, with its charming stepped terraces of tall Georgian houses, to Mountjoy Square. Another favorite is the Marino Casino, in Fairview/Clontarf, an early 18th century pleasure house, built to the design of Sir William Chambers, for Lord Charlemont, purely for entertaining, also just a few miles by bus, north of the city centre. Catch the DART, the coastal commuter train, heading north, at Tara Street Station, on the South Liffey quays, at Butt Bridge, and take a short ride. You have the choice of Howth (a working fishing village) or Malahide. Howth Demesne or Howth Head, behind the village will both afford walks with great views; the Harbour has a dozen restaurants along the quay- ranging from take-out fish and chips to the very upmarket. Book an early-evening window table at Aqua, and be astonished by the sunset over the coast, looking north-west. Another favourite of mine is Deep, midway along the quay (and do watch out for the local tame and greedy Harbour Seal, who begs shamelessly from the trawler men, who tie up alongside). Malahide is a charming village, with some of the most expensive urban residential properties in the country. Good food and good shopping are to be had here. On the edge of the village you will find Malahide Castle and Demesne, open to the public, which includes a renowned private Arboretum, as Milo de Malahide, the last of his family, (who had occupied the castle continuously since Norman times, in the 10th-12th centuries) was a significant plants-man. The Castle contains the National Portrait Collection, as was as magnificent furniture and other contents. There is a smart new branch of the AVOCA Shop and Café in the Courtyard. SOUTH: South of the city you will find Rathfarnham Castle, and its Berkeley Costume and Toy Collection. Marley Park is a little further, just at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. It has wonderful parkland with easy walks, and a magnificent walled garden with a nice cafe. The No.16 bus, from O’Connell Street will leave you close by. Powerscourt is at the edge of Enniskerry, its associated estate village, at the end of the No.44 bus route, which winds its way through the south side suburbs, into Wicklow, through the Scalp, a deep and picturesque glacial valley. The 19th century gardens are fabulous, and make great use of the 'borrowed landscape' beyond. The terrace and Nepture fountain are centred on the Sugarloaf mountain, which marks the beginning of the Wicklow Mountains. The Powerscourt Waterfall, part of the same estate, is a few miles further on, and there are beautiful, way-marked, woodland and moorland walks in the hills nearby. Do be mindful; these ‘mountains’ can be deceptive- while not high, they can be treacherous, as weather conditions can change in minutes. Stick to the way-marked paths, and do keep an eye on the weather. Take the DART south to Bray and Greystones - via Dun Loughaire, Dalkey and Killiney - all interesting villages, with many cafes and restaurants. Killiney Hill, with its eighteenth century obelisk at the summit, is a short climb that results in amazing views over Dublin Bay, and down into the Wicklow Mountains beyond. There is a nice pub in in the ‘village’- ‘The Druid’s Chair’. Dalkey is a charming village with old-fashioned shops and lots of nice pubs, cafes and restaurants. The local Dalkey Castle Heritage Centre, is worth checking out, and in the summer run a theatre programme, and walking tours. Bray Esplanade is a classic Victorian seaside amenity, sturdily built from local granite - the perfect place to enjoy an ice-cream. Campo di Fiori, either the Restaurant or the Café, both near the train station and the north end of the Promenade, are particular favourites of mine. If one is feeling energetic, one could contemplate the Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones - 4miles/6km along the rough cliff path. Lots of nice pubs for a pint of Guinness at the other end, The Hungry Pear is my favourite café, among many. The DART will take you straight back into the city. But.. make sure to do it in the morning, as by mid-day the path is in shade, and it can be windy and cold. WEST: Travelling into the rich plains of Kildare, by the No. 67 bus route, you will come to the historic village of Celbridge, just twelve miles from the city centre. Castletown House is Ireland's finest Palladian mansion, and was saved from destruction by Desmond Guinness, in the early 1960's. He purchased it from the construction company who had acquired it. They intended to demolish it, to make way for a vast suburban housing estate. The Irish Georgian Society, founded by Desmond Guinness, restored the house and furnished it with the help of many volunteers and sponsors, and opened it to the public, a heroic task for a small membership conservation society. Today, it is in State ownership, and it is the flagship Georgian heritage property of Ireland. It is beautifully presented, and the parklands are undergoing restoration. A local bus, or the commuter train from Connolly Station in Amiens Street, will take one to Maynooth, a charming University town, with another magnificent Palladian mansion, Carton House, now operating as a very upmarket hotel and golf club. Lots of companies offer day-long coach tours. Some involve very long days, i.e, Cliffs of Moher in Clare and the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim coast. Two more local, and very worthwhile ones are either: The Boyne Valley Tour (Newgrange Neolithic ( 5000 yr old World Heritage Site) / Mellifont Cistercian ruins- (12thC.)/ Monasterboice Early Christian (6th-8thC.) The Wicklow-Glendalough Tour (Powerscourt / Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough (Glen of the Two Lakes) a 6thC. Early Christian site, in beautiful wooded valley. Details of both of these trips, and others, are available in the big black folder in the apartment.
    A beautiful, historic residential square, built in 1790's, within 5-10 minutes walk of down-town city centre. Elegance and convenience combined with a bit of inner city grittiness. I have loved it all, since 1978! Mountjoy Square is situated just NE of the historic city centre, within walking distance of just about all the main city attractions. It is the most densely populated area in the entire city: 1500 people have front doors opening onto the Square. The house fronts onto a 4acre/1.5ha park, across a fairly busy street. This apartment faces the side street, so it is quieter, but you will still hear traffic.....Please bear in mind that this is NOT LEAFY SUBURBIA, but a vibrant, living city community and it's definitely gritty in places... Having said that, I have lived here, uneventfully, for nearly 38 years, and consider the trade-offs well worth it, for the excitement and convenience of having the city on my doorstep..
  • Beautiful flat in Dublin! Outstanding location and amazing historic building.

    Andrew2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • The loft was exactly as described and we had a wonderful stay!

    Shelby2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at Karin’s Airbnb. It is a beautiful room which felt very homely and luxurious. There were lots of extra touches that made our stay wonderful. The extra camp bed was very comfortable. Would highly recommend this Airbnb if you want somewhere cosy to retreat to when exploring Dublin.

    Adrienne2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • We can’t recommend this Air BnB enough! Fast response, the space was more than we imagined. Jackie guided us and gave us helpful tips. The house is BEAUTIFUL and obviously loved. Our only complaint was that we didn’t stay longer. Thank you for making our trip so memorable.

    Hannah2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • There are some AirBnB's that are like unicorns: so rare, that they are almost thought to be mythical. Karin's offerings are unicorns. Absolutely perfectly set in Dublin: walkable to practically everywhere and right on the bus line for everything else. Restaurants and cafe's, museums, and parks are all right on the doorstep. The accommodations are beyond the realm in warmth and welcoming. It was like being welcomed home to a place I had just arrived at: beautiful art works, comfortable bed, well-stocked pantry, and a fireplace. A working fireplace. The windows overlooked a beautiful square and did I mention a fireplace. It was all I could do to leave the apartment to go look around Dublin. I can't wait to return and hope everyone can experience the warm hospitality of Karin and one her her perfectly appointed offerings.

    Gunnydog2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • A really charming, characterful apartment in a good location with all the expected mod-cons. Karin was a great host, thank you.

    Maeve2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • I had a lovely and comfortable stay here! This location is also an easy walk to the heart of Dublin! There are several pubs within walking distance as well for safe night time drinking. I would love to come back and stay here again. Karin provides a thorough guide to the city and it made it very easy for me to navigate and figure out what I wanted to do. I would suggest that you bring your own towels if you prefer cotton towels. Karin kindly provides towels but they may be a bit scratchy for some. I chose this Airbnb mainly because it has a kitchen and it was such a good idea! I packed some canned goods and some bread and I was set for meals, which was especially helpful coming straight off the plane. Karin provides eggs and condiments as well as tea, which was very thoughtful and helped me out so much! Remember to close the wooded curtains for the large window, as it helps keep the apartment warm at night and not waste gas.

    Christina2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Karin’s oval apartments are even more gorgeous than pictured. More than that, Karin is the consummate host. She’ll leave food for you in the fridge, recommendations for places to eat and things to do, and she’ll check in to make sure you have everything you need. We would happily stay with her again on a future trip to Dublin!

    Francesca2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    Superb city centre location within walking distance of all major tourist attractions (see below for walking times). Located just outside the noisy pub and nightlife areas and overlooking a private roof garden for a peaceful nights sleep. Upscale, spacious (80 sq.m/860 sq.ft), modern, bright & chic apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a balcony. The apartment contains everything you could expect for your stay and includes tasteful designer furniture and interiors.
    Perfect location! Major attractions walking time: > The river Liffey, Smithfield Tram station, Jameson Distillery, Smithfield Square, Dublin Tourist Bus Stop - 1 minute > Christchurch Cathedral - 7 minutes > Temple Bar, Henry Street - 10 minutes > O'Connell Street & Dublin Visitor centre, Phoenix Park, Guinness Storehouse - 12 minutes > Grafton Street - 15 minutes This fantastic 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern apartment is ideally located in Dublin city centre within walking distance to all Dublin's major tourist attractions and 1 minute walk to Smithfield central tram station. The 2 bedrooms and living room overlook a private roof garden which ensures a low level of noise and a safe/peaceful nights sleep in the city centre yet just outside the noisy pub and nightlife areas (e.g. temple bar, along the Quays, etc). The apartment itself contains 2 spacious double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms both with shower and toilet facilities, a fully fitted modern kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, large fridge freezer, crockery, glasses, all utensils, etc.), a large living room/dining room area with floor length windows leading onto a balcony with a view of the private roof garden. We have carefully crafted detailed arrival instructions as well as a wide variety of tips/advice for the apartment, local area and Dublin city in general! We have put a lot of effort into these documents and improve them on a regular basis. Bedroom 1 - Double bed (2 persons) Bedroom 2 - Double bed (2 persons) Living room - Sofa bed (2 persons) The apartment has plenty of space for you to relax in peacefully with Dublin on your doorstep. An elevator takes you up up to our apartment and parking is available in the large public underground car park (prices vary). The apartment is professionally cleaned after every guest and freshly laundered bed sheets and towels come as standard with each booking. Both bedrooms have brand new deep fill, hotel grade mattresses and the bed sheets are 100% cotton with high thread count of minimum 200 threads per square inch. Duvets and pillows for all beds are hotel grade and a comfortable mattress topper ensures a good nights sleep.
    Smithfield is a trendy inner city area just north of the river Liffey. Some local Artisian highlights of the Smithfield complex include the Light House Cinema/Gallery, the Generator Hostel, Third Space Cafe, Oscars Bar & Restaurant and the Fresh Good Food Shop. Despite the excellent location, the area is very quiet and removed from the bustling nightlife districts of Dublin city centre. Furthermore, the area is very safe and the building is secure.
  • Excellent experience, wonderful hospitality from Liam. Would highly recommend

    Darren2020-05-10T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely and comfortable apartment! Right in the middle of Dublin City

    Enda2020-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • Loved it!

    Katie2020-04-25T00:00:00Z
  • It was really nice, spacious and comfortable apartment located very centrally near all sorts of food shops, cafes, bars etc. Definitely recommend.

    Ardit2020-04-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment - couldn't of hoped for better, really enjoyed it.

    Peter2020-03-28T00:00:00Z
  • Nice Apartment and very clean. The communication with Liam was really easy. The apartment is located in the City Centre of Dublin. All ways are easy to reach.

    Tina2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Me, my husband, and 2 of our friends stayed here for 7 days and it was just perfect! This is truly an amazing location. We were able to walk to many places in the city! And was very close to the pick up spots for the day tours leaving from Dublin! The amount of space you get for the money you spend is worth every bit of it! Thanks Liam for everything!

    Jessica2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Liam’s place is beautiful! Everything was so clean and check in was super easy! Would definitely stay here again.

    Michelle2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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

    Taylor2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was absolutely perfect, thank you so much!

    Mathilde2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Karin is a great host and the place has everything one can wish for, in order to spend a great, smooth stay. Ideally situated and the appartement is beautiful. Some nice touches and the whole place is very functional. Lilac smell when entering the appartement is amazing!!!! Thank you again ! Recommending 100%!

    Marie2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, spacious flat in a lovely area- would definitely stay again! Could be slightly cold as it has large windows so worth using the fire provided.

    Clarissa2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Historic home near restaurants.

    James2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay, good communication with host. Would recommend

    Victoria2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • A gem in a most beautiful house set in one of Dublin's finest Georgian squares. The flat was excellent, being exactly as described. We would not have thought it possible, but the real thing is even better than as shown in the photographs. Karin really is a super host. We could not have asked for more. She is really friendly, extremely responsive and her communications are crystal clear.

    Peter2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • This place is absolute perfection! It's stunning, cosy, clean close to the center and Karin is the perfect host

    Katy2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    The following is what past guests have said that they love about this property; Guests commented on how old world and elegent it looks. You have a sense of being in the country with birds and squirrels in the trees but yet you are only 10 minutes to the airport and 10 minutes to the city centre. Everyone adored our closeness to the phoenix park - the pool room looks into the park.There are many activities in the park including the zoo, the hop on hop off bus, segways, rent a bike to name a few.
    The apartment is a 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home separated by the swimming pool from our own house around a courtyard near the world renowned Phoenix Park, home to the President of Ireland and the American Embassy. The park is very historic with several interesting building to explore and it is home to Dublin Zoo and also home to Cricket, Polo, and a great park to rent bikes and meander around. About our home: Our home is special as the atmosphere is relaxed,friendly and we will endeavour to help our guests have the best time possible. We have a separate self contained sauna all year round and a heated swimming pool at your disposal. There are 4 bedrooms; bedroom 1 & 2 have king size beds and are ensuite. Bedroom 3 has a double sized bed and bedroom 4: King size bed and single bed. In total beds for 9 people. Only 5 km from the centre of Dublin. Dublin is an intimate city with a bustling night life with a great choice of good restaurants. In our welcome book we have suggestions for restaurants in Dublin. Suitable for Business travellers, couples and families of up to 9 who are intending on discovering Ireland. Also suitable for events such as the Bloom Garden Festival, The Royal Dublin Horse Show, Dublin Marathon and many more events. Public transport is 50 meters from the house and by car, Dublin Centre is 5km.aaww
    Our house is located at the gate of the famous Phoenix Park. The house has a beautiful country feel about it but yet it is 10 minutes from the City Centre. We are within 10 mins drive of 5 golf courses, so we are ideal for golf enthusiasts. We are only 20 minutes drive also from the Dublin mountains again ideal for hill walkers,and those that like horse riding.The village of Castleknock is 8 minutes walk from the house. Here you have 5 restaurants 3 pubs and all local amenities like hair dressers, dry cleaners, beauticians etc. As we are at the Phoenix Park gate, our house is ideally situated for any event being held in the Phoenix park, like Bloom in June, Iron Man in August and motor racing and Dublin Marathon
  • Incredibly unique, conveniently located, modern converted stable hosted by tremendous owners - special touches include a cozy courtyard, nice indoor pool and well laid out home with all the necessities for a nice stay. On site owners are readily available and responsive to local and regional questions.. Located in a very nice town with good restaurants and a few mere steps from the large beautiful Phoenix park. Highly recommended!

    Robert2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah our host was wonderful I can not say enough her hospitality and helpfulness was out of this world. She made you feel comfortable and Most of all made you feel like family. She had great suggestions and everything she advised was spectacular. If you are looking for a place to unwind and see many historical places this is the place for you.

    Rita2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Out of this world amazing. A city location with a country feel, I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough.

    Feargal2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Truly perfect. Booked for 11 of us for my daughters hen party. From booking to check out sarah could not have done more. Questions answered immediately. Wonderful home and facilities. Stunning location. We had the best time thank you

    Sue2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay. Luxury and charming. Sarah is a fabulous host and went above and beyond in her welcome and assistance. Gorgeous restaurants only a short walk. Pool relaxing too.

    Russell2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location and value! More than could be expected in this gem!

    Melissa2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah's place was amazing, me and girlfriend loved it. The house and facilities are excellent, we had no complaints at all. Sarah was so friendly and helpful, she was an excellent host. She went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed for a really nice stay. We will definitely be back!

    Hugh2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah runs a very comfortable and well appointed home with great attention to detail and much solicitous kindness. A wonderful host!

    Leslie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

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    Accommodates

    9


    Bedrooms

    4

    Dublin, Ireland

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

    Nok-Phanchita2020-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely stylish studio flat with a great view of the Liffey

    Peter2020-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Dardo's place is fantastic! Large windows looking out to the river Liffey and the Ha'penny bridge. It's in the perfect central location, walking distance to everything you want to do in Dublin. There is a lot of nightlife in Temple bar and if you're the type to go to bed early, bring some ear plugs.

    Autumn2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • You looking for a perfect place in Dublin? Stop looking RIGHT HERE. This review needs nothing else.

    John2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Dardo’s clean and stylish loft was the perfect location for us to base ourself in Dublin for our city adventures and near bus pick up stops for our incredible day trips. You are really right in the heart of the city center. That being said, you do get city noise especially on Fridays and Saturdays so if that bothers you, ear plugs worked just fine! There were ample pubs, restaurants, shopping and other services very close by. Dardo was a great host and was very responsive to our questions and was prompt with our key pick up. Couldn’t ask for a better host and we appreciated his recommendations! Thanks again Dardo for allowing us to use your space! We already want to plan a trip back!

    Kelli2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Dardo communicated really well throughout and was really accommodating with us. We landed into Dublin quite early and we were able to drop off our bags straight away which gave us time to explore. The apartment is in a perfect location and is very clean and tidy. We felt really secure as well as the access and security to the building was very good. The apartment was very spacious and we felt very comfortable there.

    Simon2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place, amazing location!

    Chester2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Dardo’s place was amazing! Perfect perfect perfect location, very clean, great communication! Will be staying here again in the future!

    Alysia2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

    Superb city centre location within walking distance of all major tourist attractions (see below for times). Located just outside the noisy pub and nightlife areas and overlooking a private roof garden for a peaceful nights sleep. Elegant, designer and upscale apartment with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a balcony. The apartment contains everything you could expect for your stay and includes tasteful designer furniture and interiors. The space and high quality interiors are kept immaculately clean.
    This fantastic 1 bedroom modern apartment is ideally located in Dublin city centre within walking distance to all Dublin's major tourist attractions and 1 minute walk to Smithfield central tram station. The bedroom and living room overlook a private roof garden which ensures a low level of noise and a safe/peaceful nights sleep just outside the noisy pub and nightlife areas (e.g. temple bar, along the Quays, etc). The apartment itself contains 1 spacious double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower and toilet facilities, a fully fitted modern kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, large fridge freezer, crockery, glasses, all utensils, etc.), a large living room/dining room area with floor length windows leading onto a balcony with a view of the private roof garden. We have carefully crafted detailed arrival instructions as well as a wide variety of tips/advice for the apartment, local area and Dublin city in general! We have put a lot of effort into these documents and improve them on a regular basis. Bedroom 1 - Double bed for 2 persons Living room - Double Sofa Bed for 2 persons The apartment has plenty of space for you to relax in peacefully with Dublin on your doorstep. An elevator takes you up to our apartment. Parking is available in the large public underground car park (prices vary). Major attractions walking time: > The river Liffey, Smithfield Tram station, Jameson Distillery, Smithfield Square, Dublin Tourist Bus Stop - 1 minute > Christchurch Cathedral - 7 minutes > Temple Bar, Henry Street - 10 minutes > O'Connell Street & Dublin Visitor centre, Phoenix Park, Guinness Storehouse - 12 minutes > Grafton Street - 15 minutes The apartment is professionally cleaned after every guest and freshly laundered bed sheets and towels come as standard with each booking. The bedroom has a brand new deep fill, hotel grade mattress and the bed sheets are 100% cotton with high thread count of minimum 200 threads per square inch. Duvets and pillows for all beds are hotel grade and a comfortable mattress topper ensures a good nights sleep.
    Smithfield is a trendy inner city area just north of the river Liffey. Some local Artisian highlights of the Smithfield complex include the Light House Cinema/Gallery, the Generator Hostel, Third Space Cafe, Oscars Bar & Restaurant and the Fresh Good Food Shop. Despite the excellent location, the area is very quiet and removed from the bustling nightlife districts of Dublin city centre. Furthermore, the area is very safe and the building is secure.
  • Amazing spot!

    Gareth2020-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • Loved the flat! Clean and spacious. Great location. Especially loved the heated bathroom floor! Important to note the TV is a Smart TV that only offers Netflix. We're unfamiliar with how a Smart TV works and tried different ways to watch other programming, but couldn't figure it out (and we are somewhat tech savvy). We ended up only watching one movie, otherwise we hunkered down and listened to the radio on our cell phone.

    April2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant clean flat within walking distance to everything! Modern, stylish design with everything needed to cook in. Liam went above and beyond with a map showing local bars / cafes / shops within walking distance to the flat. There were four of us staying between the double and sofa bed; both did the job but I think it would be much comfier for two staying than than four, as the springs in the sofa bed could be felt by the second night. Overall a great flat and location we will use again!

    Fleur2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is very well located and within walking distance to Temple Bar and many other attractions. For those who are concerned about Dublin’s cold weather, the heating was excellent. The sofa bed is comfortable and the apartment is in a quiet place you can enjoy but just beside all that this wonderful capital has to offer. Liam is an excellent host and responded to our requests right away. I’ll definitively stay here again next time and recommend it.

    Ana Lúcia2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Beat location we could have ever hoped for.

    David2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment within walking distance of all of Dublin’s attractions

    Ryan2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Liam's place is in the perfect location, its clean, its really good for families (double pushchairs can even fit in the lift and the front door of the apartment). The kitchen is easy to use. Thanks for everything Liam.

    Simarjeet2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Really Nice flat with all the amenities and a really Nice location!

    Agustín2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
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    1

    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

    "The Hide" is a cosy, handcrafted cabin nestled on a slope on our property with stunning views towards Glenveagh National Park. Just fifteen minutes drive from The Wild Atlantic Way makes The Hide ideal for a peaceful retreat or a great base for exploring Donegal.
    The cabin is a cosy, self contained space, designed and made by Pete to make the most of our beautiful mountain views. We have both enjoyed decorating the space with as many handcrafted, reclaimed and up-cycled items as possible. As you enter The Hide you will find a wood burning stove in the centre of the cabin, alcove double bed with curtains and blinds to the right and a small bathroom behind the bed. A couch against the centre back wall allows guests to avail of the fire and the tranquil views through the double doors onto the deck. To the left is the kitchen area with a four ring electric hob, combined oven, grill and microwave and fridge with freezer compartment. Guests have access to a washing machine and dryer in a nearby outbuilding. The space is heated by the wood-burning stove with fuel provided. The private decked area with seating, table and barbecue is to the front. Guest access is via a private gravel path behind our own traditional cottage which leads to the cabin. If The Hide is unavailable for the dates you are interested in, please check out our other listings. The Cow Shed is a little converted byre at the opposite end of our house from the cabin. The Birdbox is our little handcrafted treehouse nestled in mature trees behind The Cow Shed.
    We are centrally located in a beautiful part of Donegal, close to most of its attractions. The cabin is nestled in a valley 3 km from the scenic village of Fintown. The river Finn is known widely for its salmon and trout fishing and permits are available locally for fly-fishing. In Fintown village, you will find the only operational narrow gauge railway in Donegal. It runs for 5 km beside Lough Finn, which is overlooked by Aghla and Scraig mountains. The local village has a shop, pubs, church, school, health centre and library. The towns of Glenties, Dungloe, Ballybofey and Letterkenny are 15 minutes, 15 minutes, 25 minutes and 30 minutes drives respectively. There you will find restaurants, pubs and supermarkets. There are many stunning beaches within a 30 minute drive, offering beautiful walks and a choice of sports such as kayaking, surfing, golf and horse-riding, all of which we can help you to organise.
  • Another amazing stay in Irelands most wonderful Airbnb, brought to us by Irelands greatest Airbnb hosts!

    Fergal2020-03-28T00:00:00Z
  • During the pandemic that is Covid19, Pete and Anna welcomed us when others wouldn’t. Having two days to unplugged, unwind and enjoy what County Donegal has to offer was spectacular. The space was everything advertised and more! When the world heals, we will be back!

    Sarah2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing wee get away, beautiful part of the most scenic county in Ireland. Can't recommend enough, thanks folks, definitely want to come back.

    Eóin2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed here for a writing trip and it was honestly the most perfect place to have gone. The view was incredible and it was a lovely place to chill during the day. Definitely inspired me.

    Roisin2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Cabin is exactly as advertised. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Mark2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Anna and Pete’s ‘The Hide’ couldn’t have been more perfect. From Anna’s hospitality to the location, it was beautiful from the minute we arrived! The Hide is the perfect getaway spot and I can’t wait to book it again!

    Holly2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Pete and Anna are fantastic hosts! Their hospitality made the trip even more enjoyable. The cottage is lovely and the views are amazing. It has everything you could ask for. I cannot recommend staying here enough!

    Lotte2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible visit in every way

    Tom2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

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    Fintown, Donegal, Ireland

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    Beachcombers Cottage is a lovely modern 2 bedroom holiday home located beside the glorious blue flag Fintra Beach. Its located on the Wild Atlantic Way only 20 minutes drive from the famous Slieve League Sea Cliffs . Killybegs fishing port with its hotels, pubs and restaurants is located just 3kms away. Part of a small group of exclusive holiday homes, located behind the sand dunes, with the beach just a short short stroll beyond. An idyllic setting with simply breathtaking scenary all around.
    Beachcombers cottage is a beautiful two storey home located in a small cluster of private holiday homes beside the spectular Fintra beach. It overlooks a green area to the front and it has a large modern raising decking area to the rear with an outdoor table and chairs. There is a large glazing area in the centre of the cottage that floods the space with sunlight most of the day. The dining area is located in an open plan space in the centre of the cottage. The living room is located to the left of this and it has two luxury leather sofas, a coffee table, lamps, a cosy gas fireplace, and a modern 50" flat screen TV with Netflix provided free of charge. The kitchen is located to the right of the central space. It has a fridge, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster, lots of cupboards and drawers loaded with crockery, glasses, and plenty of cooking utensils, and cutlery. There is a also breakfast bar with high chairs. The two bedrooms are located upstairs. One King bed and one double bed with crisp white lined and plenty of storage. The main bedroom has an ensuite shower, basin and toilet. The other bedroom is beside a family bathroom, with a bath, basin and toilet. There is also a private sitting area on the first floor, which overlooks the dining space below. The utility/laundry room is located to the rear of the cottage and it has a freezer and dryer. The cushions for the deck chairs are stored in the utility room.
    The cottage is within approx. 300 metres walk to the beach. Its located in a small cluster of luxury private holiday homes. Its a very quite area and most of the holiday homes are rearly used outside of the main holiday periods. The nearest town of Killybegs is 3km away. This is the largest fishing port in Ireland and it has a lovely seaside feel to it. There are a couple of lovely cafes in the town, one of which overlooks the marina. There are also shops, resturants, pubs and hotels in the town. The carpet factory muesum is also located in the town. Killybegs used to be famous for its prodcution of carpets, many of which are located in the stately homes of Ireland and the UK.
  • We loved our stay at the cottage, it was so well equipped and spotless on arrival. Great location aswell, the beach is breathtaking and only a 5 minute walk away. we drove to Slieve Leigh cliffs and then up to the Glenveigh national park & surfed in Rossnowladh on our 4 days stay. We will be back :)

    Roisin2020-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous place to stay thank you. We loved the decor and the feel of the place. The location is also wonderful, being able to walk along the beach. We wished we were able to stay longer - we will be back. Thank you

    Michelle2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • This house is fab. It is SO clean and so well finished inside. It is less than 10 minutes to a beautiful beach. Our stay was during coronavirus outbreak so nothing was open in Killybegs, but there were cute wee coffeeshops and restaurants we were hoping to try. The house was a real treat for my husband, 8 month and myself to self isolate in, with lots of beach walks. Thanks Tom

    Kathryn2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • An absolutely stunning place to relax and unwind! Killybegs is just a beautiful spot!

    Hazel2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation was really nice. There is a small beach right in front of the front door and in the next village you can eat very well in the evening. The accommodation itself was nicer than expected and we would check back there anytime!

    David2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • This is our 3rd time staying at Tom's place in as many years, something that should speak for itself since we're from 4,000 miles away. The house definitely gives the feel of being at the beach, even when you don't get a chance to actually make it to the beach thanks to Mother Nature. It is situated just outside of a small harbor town with a well stocked Supervalu, and just a short drive to Slieve League (an absolute must see), St John's Lighthouse and Donegal Town. If you're someone that likes to get in the car and explore as we do, it's just over 2 hours from Malin Head (the most northern point in Ireland) with beautiful scenery on the way and absolutely gorgeous views once you get there. Check-in is always super easy which we much appreciate after flying overnight and drive from Dublin airport. I can't recommend staying here enough.

    Lorelei2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location close to Largy and Killybegs. Only 2minutes walk to the beach front. Plenty of areas to explore in the area and Tom and Sylvia provided lots of local information on where we might like to visit. The cottage had everything we could have possibly needed for our stay and the extra added touches including slippers etc were great! The cottage was spotlessly clean and well kept. Hopefully stay again in the future.

    Lesley2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic two night stay at Tom and Sylvias cottage. The cottage is pristine and in a great location, just 5 minutes from Killybegs and right beside the beach! Would love to visit again soon!!

    Christina2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland

    The Cow Shed is a cosy, rustic converted byre situated on our property in a very tranquil scenic area. The view from the cottage looks towards the beautiful Glendowan mountains and Glenveagh National Park. Ideal for a peaceful retreat or a great base to explore
    The cottage consists of an open plan living, dining and kitchenette area with a double sleeping mezzanine above. There is a small bathroom with an electric shower. The kitchenette contains an electric hob, a small combination convection oven, microwave and grill and a small fridge. Guests have access to a washing machine in an adjacent outbuilding. The space is heated by a wood-burning stove with fuel provided. The guest cottage has a private garden, seating area and barbeque to the rear. As the byre was originally part of a small farm, our own traditional cottage sits on the same site. If The Cow Shed is unavailable for the dates you are interested in, please check out our other listings. The Hide is a cosy, handcrafted cabin nestled on a slope at the opposite end of our house from the cottage. The Birdbox is our little handcrafted treehouse nestled in mature trees behind The Cow Shed.
    We are centrally located in a beautiful part of Donegal, close to most of its attractions. The cottage is nestled in a valley 3km from the scenic village of Fintown. The river Finn is known widely for its salmon and trout fishing and permits are available locally for fly-fishing. In Fintown village, you will find the only operational narrow gauge railway in Donegal. It runs for 5 km beside Lough Finn, which is overlooked by Aghla and Scraig mountains. The local village has a shop, pubs, church, school, health centre and library. The towns of Glenties, Dungloe, Ballybofey and Letterkenny are 15 minutes, 15 minutes, 25 minutes and 30 minutes drives respectively. There you will find restaurants, pubs and supermarkets. There are many stunning beaches within a 30 minute drive, offering beautiful walks and a choice of sports such as kayaking, surfing, golf and horse-riding, all of which we can help you to organise.
  • We loved, loved, loved our stay here. So peaceful and cozy in this cottage even if the weathers bad you don't mind sitting inside with a gorgeous view and a book by the fire. Great place to unplug from the world for a bit. Cant recommended it enough!

    Isabelle2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing space in stunning scenery. Get away from everything with no phone signal just we needed. Space is amazing with everything you could need and the Spotify playlists are amazing!

    Nathan2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • We have stayed in Donegal many times over the course of 30+ years and this is by far the best place either of us has ever stayed. Anna and Pete are the perfect hosts; enthusiastic, warm and friendly. The wood burning stove was lit before our arrival, so the cottage was cosy, even in 2 degrees! The cottage exceeded all of our expectations; far bigger than it seemed from the pictures, super cosy, spotlessly clean and full of character. The views from the cottage are incredible, even with snow, storms, hailstones, and lightening! We loved staying here, cooking, listening to music, drinking wine, taking drives to spectacular wild beaches, and enjoying watching the ever changing weather from the comfort of this cosy little cottage. We will definitely be back.

    Laura2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic little place in Co. Donegal. Pete was an excellent host, and talked us through everything that the cottage had to offer. Even in February it was a great place to stay, and I would reccomend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway away from the world. Thank you Pete and Anna!

    Adele2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay! Cosy and comfortable with lovely personal touches. Stunning scenery. Pete and Anna were warm and welcoming. Also very accommodating and flexible - communication was great! Highly recommend for couples/friends looking for quiet get away in rural Ireland.

    Naomi2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • You read the reviews and have an idea in your head what to expect but Pete and Anna will blow them out of the water. You couldn’t ask for more hospitable hosts. The cottage is so cosy and ab escape from the outside world. From books and DVDs to Spotify playlists made for you, Pete and Anna thought of everything!

    Laura2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place to escape to. With no phone signal its amazing to just take in the mountain area inside the cozy cottage.

    Tracy2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay in the cottage. It more than matched our expectations, of a cozy get away in February!

    Katie2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
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    Fintown, CO DONEGAL, Ireland

    A small slice of paradise on the sunny side of Lough Derg:-) The boathouse is self contained with full kitchen, bathroom and mezzanine bed. Private veranda with seating for 2 and a small BBQ. (No pets allowed)
  • It was a nice stay and the location of the house is great. Barry is very kind and helpful. We felt good.

    Celina2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic host, always quick to respond to any questions & an all a round beautiful getaway in Clare. The views are gorgeous & it was the most amazing place to relax for a few days. We can't wait to get back already!

    Clare2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • Barry’s place was everything we could have hoped for. Such a cute cabin right on Lough Derg. Barry was one of the nicest hosts we’ve ever encountered. STAY HERE!!

    Emily2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Looking for a quiet and relaxing retreat? Barry's place is what you've been looking for! The cottage is on Lough Derg and the only things you can hear are the water and the birds singing... Barry was such a great host, very fast reacting and replying to queries, his mum was lovely too. Would definitely recommend going there!

    Alexane2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • So beautiful and tranquil.... The perfect getaway and Barry was so helpful and accommodating😊

    Maria2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • I'll definitely be back when summer comes round, it was like living on a boat! It's a perfect place to escape to.

    Stuart2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Unreal spot will defo be back Barry is a top man 🤝

    Jamie2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • This is one of the best AirBnB's that I've ever stayed in, and completely represents everything that is great about this platform - a unique space, in a beautiful location, hosted by a genuinely friendly and welcoming person. The place is exactly as described - it is right on the water and the doors and windows frame the lake beautifully and make it feel like the lake is all yours. Barry is a great host - on hand for anything we needed! Can't recommend this place enough.

    Tim2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Whitegate, Clare, Ireland

    Entire cabin1 bed
    Pops Dream
    Price:$227 CAD/night
    387 reviews
    Superhost
    This property is an ideal getaway as its location offers all the benefits of country, coastal(300 meters to beach) living and is a short distance (1.5km) from the shops and restaurants of Killybegs.
    The scenery is breathtaking. With private access to 3 beach coves that open onto Fintragh beach (blue flag). Untouched wildlife including birds of prey, otters, coastal birds, seals, dolphins and if you are very patient you might catch a glimpse of a puffin! In addition to its natural edge it has been at the very hub of historical events with neighbouring fields accommodating ring forts, neolithic tombs, waters sailed on by vessels that participated in the Spanish armada and on the beach at the foot of our land (near cove 2) a B-17 flying fortress crashed and submerged in the sands during 1944 (all survived). Or just simply fish mackerel, crab and lobster from the headlands.
    Local Pier , Kayaking, Cycling, Mountains, Fishing, Walking, Beaches, Surfing, Bird Watching and much much more.
  • Had an amazing stay in a lovely location. David and Tina where great hosts and gave some great tips for places to visit.

    Joebee2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • A really lovely cosy space in a beautiful location, perfect for two people and very comfortable. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful - would love to come back.

    Daniel2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay in David and Tina's beautiful cottage and were very cozy despite the raging storms! Our hosts were very helpful and communicative and being welcomed by a glowing fire was a lovely touch in freezing February. The setting was absolutely stunning and we would certainly recommend this place.

    Laura2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that’s looking for a relaxing stay in a very beautiful and scenic location. Tina’s and David’s hospitality was exceptional. The house was very cosy and the fireplace created a very homely atmosphere.

    Simona2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutley stunning home! I cannot believe the views from the master bedroom they were absolutely breathtaking and the beach is just a brisk walk away. The surrounding area and the town is just to lovely to describe it needs to be seen. When we come back to Ireland again we know where we will be staying! Thanks for the lovely stay!

    Sarah2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend to anyone looking to get away to relax and unwind. Great location with great access to the beach

    Richard2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • David & Tina were excellent hosts and their place is really beautiful in such a scenic location. The fire was lit on arrival and they were extremely accommodating. Would highly recommend

    Brian2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely wee spot to be able to get away to for a couple of days to recharge the batteries. Really special. Great welcome...

    Malgorzata2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
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    Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland

    Entire cabin1 bed
    Beach House.
    Price:$98 CAD/night
    230 reviews
    Superhost
    A newly built modern log cabin with spectacular views of Irelands Eye and private access to Burrow Beach. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a quiet location with the atmosphere of Howth Village only minutes away. Convenient base to explore Dublin City. All new appliances and fittings throughout this immaculate log cabin. Find out more on our Instagram Page @seastheday_airbnb
    One Bedroom Cabin with Ensuite and Shower. Kitchenette with breakfast bar. Living Area with Sofa and TV with Netflix. Best suited for couples, solo adventurers and business travellers. Ingredients for a Continental Breakfast will be provided, including Irish Homemade Bread and Jams. Fridge is stocked with butter, milk, eggs. Pantry stocked with condiments, sugar, tea, coffee and bread.
    Located on a quiet road with direct access to the Beach. A short stroll to Howth Village where you will find many cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs. Happy to offer recommendations for all our favourites. Howth offers fantastic scenic walks, boat trips and plenty of boutique shops. On Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays you will find market stalls selling artisan products, jewellery and fresh foods.
  • Beautiful cabin in a perfect location overlooking the beach. Toni was very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this lovely space!

    Jennifer2020-03-30T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation was very clean, comfortable and well decorated. The view is beautiful! Toni has thought of everything for you to have a good stay, and she is always available when needed!

    Marianne2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is beautiful and has everything you need. The host and her husband are wonderful and extremely helpful. The views the beach quick access to public transportation and the restaurants and shops in the village are great. We highly recommend it 5 star

    Daphne2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • We were delighted with our stay in the cabin. It was immaculately clean with everything you could need and loads of thoughtful touches too. The location was great, with stunning views of the sea and Howth just a 20 minute walk along the beach (at low tide!). Toni was so welcoming and provided loads of helpful tips - and her homemade bread was delicious!

    Nina2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Toni, you have made our trip to Ireland one of the most memorable. Thank you so much for you hospitality, friendliness, and kindness. Not many hosts will offer suggestions of what can be done in town, nor will any other host actually offer to drive you to her/his favorite spots. THE BEST EXPERIENCE. The Cabin is by far our favorite Airbnb. It is definitely a gem and the view was amazing. We really appreciate the breakfast fixings and the delicious brown bread! Definitely recommending The Cabin to anyone taking a trip to Howth/Dublin.

    Victoria2019-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • The cabin was amazing. It is literally right by the water. It is very cosy. Toni even provided homemade bread and jam for breakfast as well as water orange juice and some beers. It was very thoughtful. She checked in with us frequently over airbnb and even gave us tips about traffic getting there from dublin. Overall highly recommend this place!!

    Peter2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved this place. Fantastic accommodation and great hosts. If you’ve never been to Howth, go. Brilliant harbour town and only a 10 minute walk down the beach from the cabin. The compact cabin has all you need and with the host leaving us bread, drinks and cereal for breakfast it’s more like bed and breakfast! Fish lovers paradise in Howth. Excellent restaurants and great bars to suit all tastes. Easy to get around , everything accessible by foot and transport nice and easy. Will definitely return. If returning to Dublin airport I would advise booking taxi well in advance. Uber poor around Howth. Buses all good to airport also cheap but will take longer. €35 euro paid on metered cab on way there from airport. Make sure you take a walk up the hill towards the old Abbey. Some great bars/restaurants up there off the main track. Lots of traditional live music. Go and enjoy.

    Ursula2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a great trip to Howth. The cabin is a beautiful and peaceful place. We loved hiking the cliffs and exploring for the day and being able to return to enjoy fresh seafood at the restaurants on the pier. Toni is so responsive and kind!

    Megan2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
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    Howth, Co Dublin, Ireland

    The listing is a lovely, modern, log cabin in a secluded spot located in the back garden of a fine suburban house in south Dublin. Free on street parking is available immediately outside the main residence. The listing is suitable for couples or solo travellers. There are no particularly strict house rules; all we ask is that you respect the property just as you'd like your own home to be respected. There is one cat in residence at the property.
    Lilac Cottage is a self contained, double bedroom, shower room, full working kitchen and living area with TV/DVD.
    Kimmage is a lovely, settled neighbourhood. Several good restaurants are within walking distance as are shops, pubs, parks, and a gym, yoga and pilates. It also has an excellent bus service which will bring you into the city centre in around 20 minutes.
  • Really pleasant place. Cleaning outstanding. I recommend 100% for a short or long stay.

    Gabriela2020-05-02T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is wonderful. It's designed with much detail and love and makes that accommodation very special and comfortable. Thank you for letting us stay.

    Christian2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • I absolutely adored my time at Fidelma's! She was very welcoming and communicative. The place was super comfortable, very clean, and beautifully decorated. I enjoyed having the kitchen as well. The bus stop is very close by and I really liked staying a little bit out of the hustle and bustle of the city. I only wish I could've stayed longer! I would highly recommend!

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

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

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

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

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

    Adél2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
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    1

    Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland

    Cahercastle has been standing since the late 1400s One needs to be somewhat crazy to be owned by a castle , itsowned me now for 20 years, anyway it is our home its not perfect, so don't expect perfection ,we do have cobwebs and a little dust (so asthma sufferers take note)We endeavour to make your stay as comfortable as possible Please note when making a request to stay please take time to write an introductory message or have an informative profile We look forward to welcoming you Peter / Eva
    A beautiful, original medieval castle experience can be yours for a weekend, a week, or even longer. You'll be staying in the master bedroom, the highest room in the castle. This castle has been restored to its original state by using traditional materials, and also by using cutting edge technology. We used traditional local stone, limestone, as well as oak beams, to make the castle as traditional as possible, but it also has modern conveniences, such as solar water heating. The castle was built sometime in the 1400's but was refurbished in the last decade. It is comprised of a master bedroom upstairs, with access to the turret, a living room and dining room, two guest bedrooms, and some storage rooms. I'm Peter, your host, and I spent the last ten years refining and refurbishing the castle - the pictures can attest to how well that has worked out. Two room in the castle are still under construction - the storage room downstairs. Remember, this is a castle that is over 600 years old. That means it's not perfect. Castles were never designed with bathrooms and showers, so we've improvised. You'll have to come downstairs to have a bath which is located in the living room - this is the quirkiest part of the castle. You have full private access to the living room,kitchen , bath and your master bedroom Castles are built with solid stone, so there is a huge fireplace with a cooker to keep the place warm and of course underfloor heating complements of our pet Dragon that lives in the dungeon The castle has lots of quirks, its a great and fun place to stay the night. Galway City is a 25 minute drive from the castle which is a very beautiful city. The castle is around a 20 minute drive from Galway Airport, a 45 minute drive from Shannon Airport and Dublin is two hours away. What to expect: lots of winding staircases, a castle that has been lovingly restored, but there are some cobwebs, and it gives you the real Irish castle experience. It's not pristine, its not perfect, but it's a real castle. There are lots of sheep and cows in the nearby fields - but lots of peace and quiet. This is a very unique place to stay. There's nothing like it around, where you can say that you stayed in an actual castle. It's not a tourist attraction (like Blarney Castle) and it's not pristine like a hotel, but you'll have a great time visiting. You'll need a car. The castle is about two miles from the nearest public transport. (Craughwell has both train and buses running regular schedules) I can help with anything like lighting a fire or answering any of your questions. P.S. as this is our home we like to get an idea of who's coming to stay so please write a message of introduction or have a written profile as we do sometimes decline if we just see a one liner and nothing on a profile so to avoid disappointment fill out your profile
    Countryside, farms, cows ,sheep , 3 acre garden, stream , river , trees, And you might see the odd fox, heron, pheasant, rabbit and of course the friendly farmers and neighbours cctv in operation outside the castle
  • This was a fun and unique experience that we really enjoyed! Where else can you stay in an authentic castle for such a small price? Pete obviously loves what he does and put his heart and soul into this incredible restoration. Thank you, Pete and Eva, for sharing your castle with us!

    Scott2020-03-28T00:00:00Z
  • This is a one of a kind experience in the beautiful countryside of Ireland. Peter and his family made us feel right at home with stories and suggestions in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Book this place now!

    Phillip2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Pete was an outstanding host. He spins a great story and sets you up with all you need to stay at a castle and explore surrounding areas. You have the bedroom and living room floors. Pete has done an amazing job recreating this castle with a ton of detail from medieval times and enough modern amenities to make a truly unique experience. I can't recommend this stay enough. Easily my favorite Air BnB stay.

    Marc2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • What a magical way to kick off our stay in Ireland! It literally felt like we were back in medieval ages, but with quirky, modern touches! Peter and Eva are so great!!!!! And we loved their sweet little cat! We want to come back and stay longer again!

    Bree2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • A truely amazing night. The castle is adorable, quirky and a one of a kind experience! We totally loved our stay.

    Paula2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • It was even better than we expected. We couldn’t stop oohing and aahing at all of the neat architecture and details. Peter and Eva were so kind and welcoming. This place was definitely the highlight of our trip to Ireland.

    Kristen2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • This was an AMAZING stay! I HIGHLY recommend it! Great host, and AMAZING castle!

    MegHan2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Pete's castle is definitely not to be missed! Pete and Eva are excellent hosts and fantastic people, and the castle is so much fun. Do yourself a favor and book at least one night if it is available during your holiday timeframe!

    Alicia2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Castle


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galway, Galway, Ireland

    Stone walled self catering cottage, secluded, great views, excellent walks, close to Arklow and Wicklow towns. An hour from Dublin, Queen size bed and double sleeper couch,separate bathroom, kitchen/living room.Remote location, wifi available.
    Spacious, well equipped, authentic old stone cottage, ( circa 1640's). Two levels. Outside deck/patio area. Separate bedroom and bathroom area. Log stove.
    The location is remote, no street lights or passing traffic... The quietness at night is unique. The rising sun in the east over the Irish sea is clearly visible from the deck area. The stars at night are magnificent in the clear winter skies. We love the solitude and feeling of space the location provides.
  • Sancha is a great host. Place is a piece of paradise. Highly recommended it and for sure I will get back there again.

    Candy Fabrícia2020-05-10T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cabin in a beautiful location. Perfect for a nice weekend away

    Dominic2020-04-19T00:00:00Z
  • Sanchia was a super host! The place was roomy, comfy and had fabulous views. Just like the pictures, if not better! The country roads to the cottage made for a lovely drive. The kitchen was fully equipped for cooking. Super easy check-in and great communication. Some lovely touches included, arriving to homemade scones (still warm!), milk and fresh eggs, the wood burning fire, and the dogs coming to say good morning! Would definitely recommend. A wholly enjoyable stay!

    Siobhan2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and I had to reroute our honeymoon at short notice and Sanchia was brilliant, leaving a bottle of prosecco for us arriving. Great, quiet location with nature all around and friendly animals. Sanchia is a great host and the amenities are extensive. A really quaint, quiet break and we'll be back.

    Conor2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Cosy!!! Love it

    Laura2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • If you’re wondering whether you should book this place; stop wondering and just book it! This is the best way to experience the Irish countryside. Trust me, I was there during the pandemic and still had a safe and lovely time. Sanchia is an amazing host and the Cottage is an amazing place. Feels like home away from home.

    Joshua2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at the Granary Cottage for one night, and it was the perfect escape from reality. Located a quick 15 minutes from Avoca town, the directions can be found on google maps and were easy to follow. The cottage itself is cosy, very clean with traditional interiors that created the perfect “peaceful getaway”. Sanchia welcomed us on arrival and showed us round the cottage, which was a lovely personal touch to our stay. The kitchen has everything you need to cook yourself a meal, and the woodburning stove kept us cosy all evening. We had a wonderful nights sleep as the place was so quiet! Breakfast on the decking overlooking the valley and Avoca town is a must for the next morning! To top it off, the homemade scones and raspberry jam waiting for us on arrival were a generous final touch which was much appreciated after our journey. Many thanks to Sanchia for a wonderful stay. We will definitely be recommending to family and friends!

    Sarah2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful little cottage, so peaceful if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Views are amazing

    Lisa2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Avoca, Wicklow, Ireland

    Fall in love with Connemara and its wild landscape as you rest in the Kylemore Hideaway.Nestled in the mountainside with stunning lake, mountain and river views on every side you will feel like you are somewhere special.Listen to the waterfall outside,stroll along the lakeshore or the mountainside.Relax in the comfort of the turf fire in the stove .If you are in need of a real break, this place offers you the space you need to get away from it all, connect with nature and your soul again!
    This warm, cosy, modern two bedroomed farm cottage is uniquely set at the foot of the Garraun mountain complex on the shores of Lough Fee with onsite waterfall. Truly experience the beauty and tranquility of Connemara at this hillside cottage with fishing and mountaineering literally on your doorstep. Ideally situated on the N59 close to Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, the villages of Letterfrack and Leenane and quiet sandy beaches of Renvyle.
    The locality is packed with things to do: - visitor centres of Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens, Connemara National Park, Leenane Cultural Centre, Connemara Smokehouse in Ballyconneely - swim at the beaches of Glassilaun, Lettergesh and Renvyle - hike the Garraun mountain complex (on the doorstep !) theTwelve Bens, the Maamturk Mountains, Mweelrea, Mamean and Croagh Patrick - walk the Western Way, the Marconi Loop Walk at Derrigimlagh, the Connemara Greenway, the Killary Fjord and Diamond Hill - relax on Killary Fjord boat trips - experience Killary Sheep Farm - adventure sports at Killary Adventure Centre and Connemara Real Adventures - relax or dine at Delphi Resort and Spa and The Leenane Hotel Seaweed Baths - visits islands of Inis Bofin and Clare Island and the Aran Islands - dining in Letterfrack, Tullycross and Leenane, also nearby Inagh Lodge Hotel, The Misunderstood Heron Food Truck and The Kylemore Pass Hotel - shopping in towns of Clifden and Westport and Avoca in Moyard - fishing at Lough Fee, Lough Muck, Lough Inagh and Kylemore Lake (Kylemore House - Fishery & School of Fly Fishing) - diving at Scubadive West - Horse-riding in Renvyle, Ballyconneely and Cleggan - bike hire in Clifden - hair salon and beauticians in Letterfrack -golfing at Connemara Championship Golf Links in Ballyconneely
  • We are just back from an amazing stay in Kylemore getaway. The cottage is gorgeous.....well equipped,spacious,very clean. There was an amazing turf fire ready and waiting for us when we arrived. The views from every window in the house are incredible....surrounded by mountains and a lake. We enjoyed all the local hikes and walks around the bogroads. Such a peaceful break away from everything and we will certainly be back. Go raibh míle maith agaibh!

    Peter2020-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • What a magical week at Rory and Triona’s secluded hideaway. Set on the shores of Lough Fee, surrounded by the beautiful Connemara mountains, the cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing week away. Triona was always available to answer any questions, and there was no shortage of turf and firewood to keep the cosy stove burning. We can’t wait to book our next week away at Kylemore Hideaway!

    Allan2020-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Trionas place was perfect for a relaxing weekend in one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland. Close enough to Letterfrack for groceries/restaurants and Leenane for a night at the pub, but also has a well equipped kitchen for just enjoying the quiet and eating in and enjoying the lovely fire. Tons of hiking all around you, beautiful scenery everywhere you look, and a very secluded and quiet property. Highly recommend and will certainly return. Clean, comfy bed, warm house and warm shower. TV and WiFi or just the views to keep you occupied. What more could you want?

    Kirsten2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Beautifully located. The backdrop is simply fantastic. Many nearby excursions. Super nice and helpful hosts. Very nice, cozy house. Bring slippers and weatherproof clothes, it can only be nice :)

    Nele2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Triona is such a wonderful host! We needed a ride from the bus stop to the cottage last minute. My husband and I called and she picked us up, showed us around the cottage and made sure we understood the heating system. We spent 5 days exploring around the property and the mountains near by. The cottage is clean, warm and comfortable. Very secluded. We loved it. Will be a forever cherished memory. Thank you for hosting us! Hope to visit again.

    Courtney2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • This property is absolutely lovely. Wonderful location, beautiful landscapes. We definitely want to return. Recommend 100%.

    Liza2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • We loved Kylemore Hideaway! We could not get over how beautiful the views were from all sides of the cottage. The peat stove was lovely and the cottage was always warm. The proximity to Kylemore Abbey, Letterfrack and Tullycross was fantastic. Would love to visit again.

    Dani2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage , sparkling clean and idyllic. Cottage has everything you could need and Triona is a wonderful house. We had two small children with us and everything we needed was provided, house was very suitable for young children.

    Fina2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Connemara , County Galway, Ireland

    Position, Position, Position. The best spot for sight-seeing, cafes, shopping & the night life of Dublin! You are literally at the Spire on O'Connell St. The bedsit is the perfect base from which to explore Dublin. Featuring keyless, digital entry, 24/7 check in, the apartment has all you need. Including a double bed, instantaneous shower, plus microwave, toaster & kettle. It's on the second floor, Cable TV & fast wifi. Great position and very experienced company run by super hosts!
    For light to early sleepers: Due to it's central location, there can be some street noise, so bringing some ear plugs may be advisable. Paper towels are not provided - this is a choice for the environment and the future. We do not supply face cloths, sorry - our linen company does not stock them. Recently renovated, with a small bathroom but the benefits of an instant shower, and kitchenette including kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, plates, utensils, cutlery etc. Like all of our apartments, this has all a traveler needs to 'live like a local', in style, and see the sights, without having to take public transport everywhere, or to hire a car. Like your own hotel room! Shower might not suit very tall people.......
    The neighbourhood is vibrant and lively and has some fantastic restaurants near by. The area has recently included the Luas tram line which is only steps away from the accommodation. Please check our recommendations in the home manual!
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland

    One bedroom apartment / separate living area / fully fitted kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso Coffee maker, full size cooker,gas central heating, flat screen TV. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Electronic safe for valuables safekeeping. Free off road parking, good bus service to city centre , 5 km away , quiet residential suburb of Cork. Use of large garden and patio area for relaxation...
    Very comfortable apartment fully fitted and furnished, in a quiet residential area five minutes drive to airport and also close to good bus route (4 minute walk). Shops, bars and restaurants nearby.
    Very quiet and safe neighbourhood, in a small cul-de-sac residential estate. Short 5 minute walk to choice of supermarkets and also pharmacy, and the Grange Bar. Bigger selection of restaurants and bars in Douglas Village which is a 15 minute walk.
  • I have been staying at Gerry and Maureen's apartment, as I had to move from my own house, due to being a frontline worker during the coronavirus pandemic. I cannot say enough good things about Gerry and Maureen's place. It is spotless, with lots of lovely thoughtful touches. Gerry and Maureen are incredibly generous and accommodating hosts, who have gone out of their way to make me welcome. I cannot recommend their apartment enough, ideally situated for a visit to Cork.

    Aine2020-04-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great hosts, very friendly. They even went the extra mile and stocked the fridge and cupboards with juice, milk, cereals, bread etc. Excellent value for the money.

    Leonie2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • A warm welcome and an amazing location from which to explore the stunning scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way

    Anthony & Sue2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Gerry and family, they are the most amazing hosts. The property was just perfect for our stay . The extra special touches helped us to relax whilst staying in Cork. We can highly recommend Gerry's Gerry's apartment and hospitality.

    Anita2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A very well presented apartment with excellent facilities. Gerry is a helpful and accommodating host.

    Liam2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Gerry met with us in person he was very friendly and helpful gave good local tips. The place was very comfortable and clean. Would recommend anyone.

    Kobus2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our weekend at Gerry’s place. We felt so welcome and the added extras they pop in the apartment like drinks, food and candles make it feel so homely. The location is perfect for exploring Cork and close to the airport. We would highly recommend staying here it’s comfortable, clean and cosy. Thank you for having us, we’ll definitely return one day.

    Nicole2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great little home from home would definitely stay here again

    Isabell2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cork, County Cork, Ireland

    This hexagon hut is situated on its own on land that is half orchard half woodland, 5 Km from Westport. It gives a nice view over the natural environment with wild life and low key farming. A few goats and a few hens roam in the adjoining field.
    The hexagon shaped cabin has decking on both sides to enjoy morning sun as well as evening sun. On the morning sun side, where the door is, the decking leads to the little bathroom building. The cuckoo is around from the end of April until the end of May. The Owenwee river with salmon and trout runs on about 200 Meter distance. Westport town is on 5 Km distance. Clew bay 2 Km . Nearest beach 7 Km. There is a nice and safe place to park the car at the bottom of the path leading to the cabin. Guests are free to roam the one third of an acre around the hut. There are beautiful walks around without having to use the car. One of the few native woods left is only 1,5 Km away. From 1 April till 1 October I don't take bookings for less than 3 nights Just for help if needed The neighbourhood of this place is extremely friendly and there is a big sense of community here. Public transport, busses and trains, is available in Westport. There is a safe opportunity to cycle to town. Westport town has great entertainment possibilities. Lots of traditional music, also good blue grass and jazz. Many coffee shops and restaurants and indeed a great choice of very interesting and unique shops.
    The neighbourhood of this place is extremely friendly and there is a big sense of community here.
  • The perfect stay! If you are looking at this accommodation and reading reviews wondering if you should book, wonder no more! This place is perfect! Calm, clean, quiet, tranquil, relaxing and romantic.. everything you could ever want. My husband, dog and I stayed for 3 nights and we were all devastated when it was time to go. The attention to detail was incredible, Irma thinks of everything to make you feel welcome.. Fresh eggs , butter and bread greeted us on arrival along with a stove burning away.. it was amazing, so incredibly cosy. We went for long walks locally and spent time enjoying the surrounding. When I left Irmas perfect little hide away I felt more relaxed than I have in years. I hope to be back again soon.

    Sarah2020-03-28T00:00:00Z
  • Irma's place is fantastic! Loved the cozy vibes and nice local walks. Beautiful bridge and river just 5 minutes from the home. Thank you so much for a great stay!

    Tyler2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Oh my gosh this was the most incredible Airbnb experience! Irma’s treehouse is in a great location that’s about 10 minutes from town but in a tucked away part of the country so you can have your privacy. The treehouse is surrounded by the most incredible view of the countryside and irmas little farm. Every morning was so lovely waking up and seeing an amazing view. The treehouse was so cute and had a bunch of quaint touches that made the experience one of a kind. When we arrived we were welcomed by the best soda bread we’ve ever had as well as fresh fruit. irma even made a point to have the wood burning oven on before we got there so we had a toasty place to rest after a long day of travel. On top of this place being an incredible place to stay, Irma was also an amazing host! She’s so quick to respond to messages, but more importantly she is warm and generous. I left my scarf at the treehouse and Irma immediately messaged me and offered to send it back to me in the states. She went above and beyond to make our stay amazing and we will totally be coming back again!

    Emma2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place and Irma is a fantastic host! We were unlucky with the weather and as a result we had issues with the water supply. These were out of Irma's control and she did her best to keep us updated. Taxi ride into town but not a walkable distance. Lovely touches including fresh bread, milk and eggs. Stove was already lit on arrival and she left us with a plentiful supply of peat briquettes. Thanks Irma

    Conor2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Great experience & fab host! Thank you Irma! A much needed peaceful retreat!

    Niamh2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Irma is such an incredible host, the place is everything you can hope for a retreat location and it will instantly feel like a home. We will definitely come back soon enough for another staycation!

    Samuel2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Irma's place offers a great opportunity to unwind in a peaceful setting. The stove was lit for our arrival and wheaten bread was waiting on the side, which created a very warm and welcoming feel. While most sites do take a bit of driving, Croagh Patrick and Westport are both just 10 minutes away by car. Reaching the bathroom does require stepping outside for a brief moment, but given the wooded surroundings this was not a bad thing for us.

    Marc2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for anyone looking for a quiet residence with pubs and restaurants not far away

    T.J.2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Island


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Westport, Mayo, Ireland

    Island1 bed
    Cuckoo Wood Hexagon
    Price:$122 CAD/night
    396 reviews
    Superhost
    Welcome to the famous Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, located just a few minutes walk from Clifden town, known for its music, warm welcome and fine dining. We are excited to list our smaller Economy rooms on AirBnB. As a guest of the hotel a full breakfast is included, access to all the facilities and we would love to see you for complimentary tea and scones betweeen 3pm and 5pm and complimentary champagne with a talk about the hotel and the area in our bar at 6.30pm.
    This listing is for our small Economy Rooms which are ensuite. Please select number of guests carefully as there is an extra charge for 2 persons staying. The Abbeyglen Castle hotel is set on a beautiful hillside overlooking Clifden Bay. Just 5 minutes walk from Clifden town centre it has pride of place at the beginning of the famous Sky Road, a stunning scenic drive, cycle or walk in Connemara. To the front of the building we have beautiful gardens to peruse, play pitch and putt in or get in a game of tennis on our hard court. Inside Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, we have a quiet drawing room, lobby and reception area, piano bar, snooker table, table tennis, fine dining restaurant and TV/Bar area. Don't forget to say hello to our famous African Grey Parrot, Froda! You'll find her in reception waiting to greet you when you arrive.
    We are located 5 minutes walk from Clifden town, the capital town in Connemara. The Sky Road is one of the most famous scenic drives in Ireland. Clifden town is a busy town full of shops, pubs and restaurants and frequented regularly by hundred of thousands of visitors each year.
  • Don’t miss this gem of a spot. A true Irish experience w over the top hospitality.

    Sherri2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • I loved everything about my stay! My room was also upgraded thus giving me a lovely view of a stream.

    Dolores2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Be prepared to be impressed!

    Mel2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I had a wonderful stay! The breakfast was amazing and we had a great time exploring Clifden!

    Liza2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing hotel! Wonderful stay at Paul & Brian's hotel. What a unique experience.

    Gerard2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant accommodation. Excellent location. Superb staff

    Geoffrey2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Super service

    Joanie2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay here. The hotel is stunning from the exterior and has a homeliness to it inside. The staff and management run it in a very communal way with free scones and Prosecco helping to get guests together in one space and create a great atmosphere. They took a picture of us at dinner one night and printed it off as a free gift. Little things like that make all the difference and we loved the vibe they try to create in their space. The location is ideal if you are trying to move around different parts of Connemara. The only small complaint I’d have is the shower we had was not powerful at all and we had to use the bath hose which was inconvenient

    David2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Clifden, Galway, Ireland

    Lazy lodge is located only a few minutes from the motorway and 1hr from dublin airport.Perfect for tourists or for business.The perfect location in the heart of Ireland.Very cosy space with a glass roof over the bed so you can fall asleep under the stars.Comes fitted with a kitchenette and coffee machine.Also equipped with smart tv,wifi and private parking.please use postcode r32nf8p for directions.self checkin also.also has outdoor hot tub available for €30 extra per day
    1hr drive from dublin airport,Only minutes from Portlaoise.Very private and cosy space with everything you need for a relaxing stay.The lodge has wifi,coffee machine,kitchenette,smart tv and a glass roof over the bed.Most local resturaunts deliver to the door also.There is private parking on site.it also has an outdoor hot tub available for extra €30 per day Use postcode r32nf8p for directions
    Countryside setting.Surrounded by forestry and mountain views to front and rear of main property
  • Clean practical apartment with lots of facilities not from portlaoise great location

    Ita2020-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • This is a nice cozy little spot tucked in behind another lodge on the property. Loved the skylights over the bed and the hot tub was a very nice touch. The place could have been a little bit cleaner but overall still a nice place.

    Matthew2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much for having us, We absolutely LOVED your adorable little bungalow! It was super cute and we loved sleeping under the stars! The only thing we were a bit surprised about was the €30 fee to use the hot tub, however everything else was amazing! So comfy, well organised and easy to access. We wanted to stay longer! Thanks again.

    Ashleigh2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Was a great stay and would definitely recommend to a friend, responses were quick.

    Laura2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • I only stopped for the night on my way to Dublin from Clare. It was a perfect place to grab some rest and a shower and on the way take in the beautiful Irish countryside.

    Kamryn2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Unique bespoke cottage, great location and very clean. Loved the fact that you have access to a hot tub. Keith was very responsive to all messages. Will definetly be back to stay

    Ita2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for a getaway, didn’t have to leave the space for much. Hot tub is a must. Will definitely be booking again. Very relaxing listening to the rain off the glass roof while in bed.

    Simone2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Overall we felt this experience was great. We had a great night and felt completely at home from the second we got there. The lodge is magical and we are definitely recommending it to our friends, location was about a 5 minute taxi from the shopping centre.

    Viviani2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland

    St. Endas flat is entirely private for you to enjoy a peaceful break away in beautiful Co Dublin :-). Ideally located 10 minutes from Dublin airport via taxi and only 25 minutes to Dublin City Centre via Dublin bus/taxi. We comfortably cater for 2 guests. Offering a self contained fully equiped living space, ideally based to explore Dublin's Fair City, with easy access to the M50/M1 (if driving) for further exploration. Free on street parking available.
    You are sure to feel at home from the moment you arrive at St. Endas. Fresh milk and cookies await, for a hot cuppa tea after your long journey! Not to mention fresh eggs and Irish bread for breakfast ;-) Nearby (5 min walk) there is a mini shopping mall, which houses a number of grocery supermarkets, eatery's, pharmacy's, clothing outlets and many more, for those of you who enjoy a home cooked meal or for those of you who enjoy being wined and dined we'd recommend the local hot spot- The Cock and Bull Bar and Grill. The bus stop is a short walk from the flat (5 minute walk) The 27bus is a direct bus route into the city centre! ( 25 minute journey ) Easliy accessable to the M50/M1 for drivers
    ST ENDAS is situated in a quite mature neighbourhood in north county Dublin, you are sure to find peace and tranquility within the flat! This atmosphere is perfect for guests looking for a quite get away or business guests wanting to use it as a base to work. We have free WIFI ;-)
  • Very nice clean and tidy studio, Donna is very fast in response and is a really good host !!!! would definitely go back

    Alessia2020-05-03T00:00:00Z
  • We needed somewhere by the airport last-minute and this was PERFECT, especially during covid-19 where we really needed a place to ourselves to ensure social distancing. It was VERY close to the airport, yet quiet. Check in/check out process was so easy, and Donna was so kind and so easy to communicate with.

    Michelle2020-04-16T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and cosy place. Nice touches like having milk, bread, butter, eggs and plenty other stuff available for use. Would recommend.

    Barry2020-04-12T00:00:00Z
  • It is a really nice and clean place

    Laura2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Donna’s space is cute, clean and conveniently close to the airport. She was very flexible with our check in as we were needing to return our rental car several hours before the asked check in time. It was the perfect place for our last night in Ireland!

    Adam2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • If it’s possible to rate a place 6 stars instead of 5, I would do so for this one. Donna went above and beyond when my travel plans all of a sudden became very tumultuous (courtesy of COVID19). She really has an eye for small touches that made a substantial difference in my trip, and she strikes a great balance between professional and delightful. Not only would I recommend her place to a new traveler to Ireland, but I’ve got my eye on it for a possible repeat visit next year!

    Sherard2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little place! We enjoyed our stay for the night!!

    Breanna2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location close to the airport! Thoughtful touches and amenities throughout the space. Highly recommended!

    Mike2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
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    Dublin 17, County Dublin, Ireland

    Folan’s Cottage is a beautiful architecturally designed holiday home that was rebuilt in 2010 from two ruined stone cottages. It is only a few meters from a wonderful quiet sandy beach, with views of the Twelve Bens and across the ocean to the Arann Islands. The setting is magical and remote with just rabbits, sheep and Connemara ponies as your neighbours.
    (The calendar that shows availability is correct and kept up to date. Please don't enquire for unavailable weeks. Use the CONTACT HOST option for general enquiries. We are unable confirm bookings for more than 12 months in advance and July and August are booked year to year with family and regulars) We only rent the house by the week, Saturday to Saturday. It is possible to take the house for less than 7 nights but the weekly rate still applies. In low season (Nov to Feb) we can be more flexible if the house is available a couple of months out. Accommodation Folan’s cottage sleeps 6/7 in 3 bedrooms. Kitchen Large kitchen with island counter, electric oven and hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, clothes washer/dryer, double sink, fridge and freezer, food processor and blender, dinner table for 8 people, French windows which fold back fully and open out onto south facing terrace with view of the ocean. Living Room Fireplace with stove, T.V., DVD player, bluetooth sound system for playing music from your smartphone Murvey Bedroom On ground floor with large double bed, fitted wardrobes, en suite bathroom with shower. Upstairs Errisbeg Bedroom Large double bed, fitted wardrobes, en suite bathroom. Bunowen Bedroom Double bed and a single bed, fitted wardrobes, en suite shower room with Amazon shower head. Landing/Mezzanine Desk and seating/storage. Under floor heating throughout.
    The beauty of this area is just breathtaking. The house is right beside a beautiful beach which is almost always deserted because there is no road access. It is safe for swimming and ideal for sand castles and shrimping in local rock pools. There are numerous coastal and hill walks in the immediate area and we are close to the Twelve Bens mountains which have some of the best hiking terrain in the country.
  • Very cool house in a spectacular setting, the perfect place to get away from it all. All the great reviews already here are well justified!

    Mark2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • One of the few places I can truly say reality exceeded our high expectations - if you want comfort in a remote, idyllic, "wild Atlantic way" home this place is hard to beat.

    Conor2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • The house was amazing!! With the beach just outside the front door and that lovely ocean smell, what more can you ask for? Everything you may need was provided in the house and Nora was very thoughtful on check that everything was OK. The area is amazing and there is lots of outdoor things to do but when it’s cold and wet outside it was a lovely house to snuggle up and hide away in!! Thanks for the use of the house!!

    Simon2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay. The remarkable architecture, the stunning waterfront location, the beautiful countryside, and the warmth of our welcome. On arrival, we were greeted at sunset by three white horses which made the experience almost magical. This was our best time in Ireland - we would love to return.

    Richard2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay in stunning Folan’s Cottage. The house is an architectural gem in a magical location. It is extremely well equipped and comfortable. Simon’s communication was excellent and the whole process was very smooth.

    Naomi2019-06-29T00:00:00Z
  • Simon's home is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. The home is stunning, so perfectly crafted and in a magical location. We were there with a toddler and he was mesmerized watching the horses and sheep out the windows, finding seashells on the beach, and listening to the rain when it stormed. The town of Roundstone is adorable and there are so many beautiful, special places to visit nearby. This was the highlight of our trip to Ireland and we will definitely be back!

    Katie2019-04-27T00:00:00Z
  • Simon has a magnificent place with everything we needed for our first stay in Ireland. The beach is gorgeous with mountain views behind the house. We enjoyed watching the horses’ morning run across the field. The house is remote, so be prepared to drive into neighboring towns. We did the hike over the mountain to Roundstone, which was beautiful, but ended up being much more challenging and muddy due to a wet week. We would love to come back in the summer!

    Kelly2019-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, stylish Cottage. Even though it was wintertime, we had a wonderful stay. Roundstone, Clifden and Errisbeg Hiking were enough Thrill for us, rest of the day we stared at the sea...or at the ponies...or at the sea and the ponies.

    Annett2019-02-16T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Roundstone, Galway, Ireland

    Coastal haven, sleeps two/ suitable for couple or single guest . Gay friendly. Situated on its own beach, fall asleep to the song of the sea waves. Peaceful location, close to Dublin airport ( 20 mins drive) Dublin City centre 30 mins by train/car.
    Well stocked small kitchen is in the cottage , double bed, shower& toilet.Guests are always pleased with its size and comfort. The cottage is independent of my home and is private. Deck for guests overlooking the sea with fire pit . Wrap up in a blanket and look out for a shooting star! This is the place for visiting beautiful North county Dublin, New Grange and Dublin City centre or stay put and enjoy the coastline and its cliff walks looking out to islands, lighthouses, and visit local eateries. Award winning gastropub is a comfortable 3 minute stroll across our sandy beach, with lovely seafood menu. Coastal inspired interior , calm and peaceful .Breathe out,unwind and let the energy of the sea cradle you for a while.
    We are situated in a coastal town called Rush . We 're close to Skerries . Cashpoint, pubs, music, restaurants, library, supermarkets are here.Rush is a farming agricultural town on the seas edge . Horse riding, boat trips, massage . Beautiful coastline for lovely walks, chilled semi rural feel, yet close to vibrancy of Dublin city when you want to go Downtown. A good friend living close by is an excellent massage therapist( hot stone, deep tissue massage) if you would like a body rescue please let me know and I will pass details on so you can talk to her to see if you're interested.
  • A beautiful space to spend a couple of weeks, having the beach so close was wonderful and Katy was super at keeping me topped up with breakfast food. Thanks for being a wonderful host in these uncertain times. We can't wait to visit again.

    Lorna Roisin2020-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • I had a wonderful stay in Seahorse cottage. Such a lovely little haven in a fantastic location. Katy was a really great host and I can’t wait to go back again some day.

    Mary2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Clean space, great location at the beach and public transportationinto Dublin was easy to navigate. Katy was easy to communicate with.

    Katie2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • what a lovely place we felt welcome immediatley there was food and a burning candle waiting for us the whole place is full of small litte details where you see all the love with which the seahorse was created the garden and the view on the sea was breathtaking l loved the hot shower anf the cosy big bedlinnen rosa a charming little dog came to visit us every day and it felt so vosy to sit there with her katy was very very helpfull she gave us ideas what to do and aswered extremly quickly l would highly recommend you to stay at seahorse there is no better place and whole ireland thank you for having us dear katy

    Julie2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Myself and my girlfriend stayed here for valentine's weekend. The cabin was beautiful with lots of personal touches to help make us feel at home. When we arrived the host even provided us with a little bag of food for breakfast and a rose, which was very sweet we thought. The cabin is right next to a lovely beach view and about a 10 minute walk to the main street with many pubs and restaurants to choose from. Highly recommend.

    Jj2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful space and a stone's throw from the Rush beach! We arrived on a dark evening to find the place pre-heated, well stocked and even though the cottage is it out of the way it was very easy to find with Katy's directions. Such a cozy and relaxing place to spend a few days unwinding (or in my case studying) and listening to the sound of the waves. Provided you travel here by car, I would highly recommened any time of the year!

    Katie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had an idyllic restful weekend by the sea, the cottage was perfectly sized and beautifully furnished, we were extremely comfortable. Great seaside walks on the doorstep.

    Claire2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Cute , cozy cottage close to Dublin in a quaint seaside town. Highly recommended.

    Michele2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
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    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

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    Rush, Co dublin, Ireland

    Recently awarded 'Most Unique Listing in Ireland' by Airbnb! This cabin is nestled in a tranquil woodland setting, with uninterrupted panoramic views over Lough Derg all the way to the Sliabh Aughty hills in Galway. The cabin is far away from busy roads and street lights and is a haven of birdsong, starry nights and spectacular sunsets with "one of the best views we have ever woken up to". Fully equipped with kitchen, bathroom and lofted bedroom; and is suitable for all seasons.
    You have a seperate entrance and car parking facility. We live adjacent to the cabin but it is not overlooked. The cabin was designed and built by Stephen (a master carpenter) who was inspired by the 'Tiny Homes Movement' which advocates living simply on a smaller scale. It is built from locally sourced timber, is fully insulated and has low voltage led lighting; all designed to increase sustainability and minimise the environmental impact. Although small in scale, the cabin contains everything you could need for a perfect holiday experience.
    This area is far from the busy tourist trails and is a well-kept secret haven of natural beauty. However, our central location means you are only an hour from the 'Wild Atlantic Way' and less than two hours from Dublin.
  • A perfect little place to get away and relax. We had a lovely despite most places being closed due to covid-19. We spent more time walking and sight seeing and zero time in the pub, it was actually great. Would definitely recommend you check this place out.

    Andy2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • We loved the spot and the setting. Highly recommended!

    Julian2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Steve and Aine are wonderful hosts. They picked and dropped us in Nenagh city centre as we didn't have our own vehicle. They provided us with all the essentials we asked for and helped quickly. The house itself is so full of amenities that we enjoyed every bit of the "Human nest." Enjoyed the nature at it's best. Birds chirping and the smell of the wet ground and grass was therapeutic and made us feel content. Amazing place to stay. Go for it. ♥️🙂

    Sejal2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to have a bit of time away closer to nature. It's so quiet and views lovely. Would recommend.

    Hannah2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and relaxing stay

    Aoife2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great little spot! Lovely views and is extremely cosy!!

    Kieran2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed this tiny home and the location. Very cosy and and relaxing! Unfortunately we could not get the wifi so we recommend downloading movies offline before arriving if you plan to stream movies. Thanks again Stephen!

    Dean2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely escape from the big smoke. Wonderful scenic location; quiet, cosy and warm space; beautiful walks within a short distance. Thank you :)

    Lina2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    North Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland

    Converted 40x8 shipping container with all the needs for long or short term living. Fully equipped kitchen. Solid fuel stove (fuel supplied). Double bed and large wardrobe. Large wet room shower and washing machine and dryer. Outdoor deck area with large table and chairs. 30mins from Dublin airport, 10mins from Drogheda in the lovely country setting of Bellewstown.
  • Beautiful location and accommodation, relaxing and quiet, just what we needed, will be back. Peter is an excellent host.

    Yvette2020-05-08T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place to get away and unwind. Spacious, clean and comfortable inside the cabin, we even got multiple visits from neighbouring cats lol, not to mention the super sunsets and sleep we had, looking forward to booking again, thanks Peter.

    Jamie2020-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • Pictures don’t do this place justice. Easy to find, great location, very scenic, spotlessly clean & very private. Will be revisiting soon. Highly recommend you to try it, you won’t be disappointed.

    Clare2020-05-03T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay. Peter was very kind and accommodating and even offered me a HSE discount. Beautiful location and scenery. Only downside was the lack of WiFi and poor network service (Eir) for myself but my partner is with Vodafone and had minimal issues. Would love to stay again!

    Akuoma2020-04-13T00:00:00Z
  • Best mini Air BnB break away so far This converted container exceeds all your expectations with all the modern fittings and appliances to offer plus the beautiful peaceful fresh countryside. Quiet, clean and the stove makes for a warm cozy night in. I would definitely recommend and will use again in the future. Thank you Peter

    Dervla2020-04-05T00:00:00Z
  • Peter's place was the perfect place to stay while needing to self-isolate during the COVID-19 crisis. Self check in was very easy. The space was very modern and clean, and had everything I needed. The stove had the place warm and toasty within minutes. There is a lovely decking area outside which would be lovely to sit in the milder weather and get fresh air. Peter was very helpful and quick to respond to any queries. Highly recommend.

    Irene2020-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay for one or two people. Really cool and comfortable all at the same time. Everything there you could need. In a lovely country side setting which is quiet and scenic. Would need a car to get there. Would stay again

    Fionnuala2020-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • The SHOWER was outstanding! I’ve stayed in 4 places in Ireland and I must stay Peters place has everything you could need. It was very clean and well taken care of. The views of the sunset overlooking the field was breathtaking. I enjoyed every minute of our stay there. Would definitely come back.

    Chelsea2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
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    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Bellewstown, County Meath, Ireland

    In the heart one of Ireland's least known and unspoiled peninsulas this architect designed cozy eco chalet is REALLY off beaten the track (open & close 2 gates, unsurfaced road) in a yard with stabled ponies, ducks chickens and geese. Yet stylish, clean, and warm (3 heaters!). NEW mattress! Books about Ireland and local art. Bathroom with hot shower, washing machine. Toaster, cold water sink and electric kettle. New convection oven/microwave/grill unit. Composting toilet serviced regularly.
    We are a genuine AirBnB - a private place opened out to those who share the AirBnB ethos and not available any other way. On the Wild Atlantic Way and the Beara Way, the chalet is located near the ruined Kilcatherine Church, built by monks said to be practicing for work on the Skellig Islands across the Bay and near the largest ogham stone in Ireland. Protected oak woodlands nestle by Ballycrovane Pier where local fisherman still harbour - and there are no jet skis. Visitors who have booked for only one night wish they had known how special the area is and allowed more time! [Do note, fellow cooks, that the cooking facilities are limited - new unit this summer replaces microwave with a unit that adds convection oven and grill as well, and there is a grill and toaster and electric kettle. ] And guests have asked us to say that we really are off the beaten track - finding us in the dark is not advised - and the unsurfaced road has two gates that need to be opened and closed. But they all say its worth it!
    Secluded strands and hidden local piers. Ruins, wild headlands and unspoiled commonage running for miles. The end of the world. Castletownbere - about 18 kilometers distant - is the nearest town with restaurants and famous pubs. The Village of Eyeries - 5 km - has shop and post office and cafe. You can look out on one of the most remote bays - Ballycrovane - and headlands - the Cod's Head - on Ireland's west coast. You will never forget the experience, and you may even decide to return - or to never leave...
  • Chalet was full of character. Wish we'd stayed longer.

    John2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay and would have stayed longer if time permitted. Tony was extremely helpful and very responsive.

    Donna2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Tony's place was amazing! We loved it's secluded and amazingly scenic setting. It was a short walk to amazing views of the ocean, near beautiful green fields! The space itself was very cool and rustic, the perfect spot to relax, read a book, and enjoy a cup of tea. Would highly recommend Tony's place to anyone looking to get away and enjoy the amazing landscapes that Ireland provides!

    Mathew2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Tony’s place is incredible. The eco chalet has everything you could need and is in the most beautiful off the beaten path location. Highly recommend staying in the Beara peninsula with Tony for a few days so you can truly explore. I would love to come back one day. The space is super warm and cozy, which is perfect for windy March nights. It had the perfect mini kitchen and all the books you could ask for to keep you entertained. Loved meeting the pets and wandering around the area. They also had excellent recommendations for walking paths and nearby areas to explore.

    Ellen2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place to stay if you’re looking for something special off the beaten track.

    Veronika2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect cosy place to stay tucked away in the inspirational rugged Beara landscape, loved it!

    Fiona2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed for one wonderful night here and wish we had booked another. Fabulous journey up as well as the location itself is very quaint and cozy. Guaranteed great nights sleep! Speakers, books, board games and jigsaws included too which is a very nice touch. Highly recommend xx

    Elaine2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage. It is so cosy and comfy and lovely, I wished I could stay forever. Honestly the perfect place to come back to after exploring this stunning part of the world. Definitely hope to return one day, thank you for having us.

    Maisie2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
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    Eyeries, County Cork, Ireland

    A detached Donegal stone cottage overlooking 'our' sandy beach (i.e. a beach accessed only via our land, the general public can only access via boat!). You get your own detached home + parking and outside space + 7 acres of land. Note we have 4 cottages (and price points) along this same shoreline - click our profile photo Sleeps 4 in two large bedrooms, accepts pets (fee applies), has WIFI, a working fireplace and central heating. Completely refurbished in 2019 for 2020, Netflix TV added.
    Dating back over a hundred years, this granite cottage retains its original underthatch under a modern roof, and has a cool timber-clad extension recently added. Lounge - open plan to dining and kitchen (see photos) with three cushioned window-seats, a large comfortable sofa and a fireplace (first basket of turf supplied - you can buy extra at the local garage 5 minutes away). Kitchen - with dishwasher, toaster, kettle, oven, hob and the usual saucepans etc. Bedroom 1 - Kingsize bed with view of sea from bed, great mattress Bedroom 2 - Two adult single mattresses. Sea view (as from every room apart from bathroom) Shower-room - large, luxury new shower room with substantial walk-in 'rainfall' showerhead. Utility area - washing machine and line (under cover). Recycling bins. Access over 7 acres (note garden not enclosed).
    One of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
  • We had a an absolutely fabulous stay at Greg’s place. We can’t fault one thing from our stay. The beaches are amazing and we couldn’t get enough of Dooey which was a short walk from the house. Greg provided us with enough info on the local town and where to get everything we needed. We even managed to see a seal, twice! Thanks for everything again, we can’t wait to return!

    Kelly2020-05-03T00:00:00Z
  • What amazing hosts. What an amazing spot. I really would like to keep this place a secret.....but that would be selfish. A special corner of the world. You don't need to do the touristy shit just be drop in the sea walk watch the tide go in and out and rest beside the fire. Soul Food x

    Ruth2020-04-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing space. The building was a perfect mix of old and new. Stunning interiors with unreal views. Went for a swim each day down to the private beach. Unreal! Seen loads of wild life too! Geese, a pine marten and loads of other birds. Just amazing.

    Michael2020-03-29T00:00:00Z
  • Super recommended! We stayed for 3 days and it was such a cozy retreat in this cabin with great views. We enjoyed very much walking around and riding our bikes (it was perfect for both). The place was very clean and had everything we needed. Thank you Greg + Lukas!

    Ana2020-03-25T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place to stay. Everything was very clean and well thought out. We had a great time and enjoyed the private beach.

    Celina2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place for a short holiday. Really enjoyed the amazing scenery. Clean and comfortable too. Would definitely come back again.

    Faye2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Wow! This was one of my favorite AirBnBs that we have ever stayed in. It was a lovey escape from the rush of a city, and we were able to relax and refresh during our days at the cottage. When the sun was out we walked along the road to Dooey beach, jumped rocks when tide was out, then came home to make dinner and read by the fire. Truly magical! Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

    Emma2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • This is perfect place to get away from everything, relax and reset. We needed a retreat to de-stress and this place definitely delivered. The view from the picture window was fantastic, watching the Donegal weather blow by. The fire provided enough heat for the entire cottage, providing a cosy environment. The perfect get away.

    Louise2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Lettermacaward, County Donegal, Ireland

    "The Swallow's Nest" – A unique and thoughtfully renovated stone shed which accommodates up to two people and offers a completely peaceful and relaxing break in the hills of Donegal. Private entrance and secluded location. Available for single nights between two existing bookings. Please enquire.
    “The best place to sleep in Donegal." Eli Gothill The Swallow's Nest So named after the swallows which nested here year upon year until renovation work started in October 2014, this compact and tastefully renovated accommodation started life as a humble cow byre. It is approximately 200 years old, and stands apart from the main cottage with its own private driveway, entrance and deck. It overlooks a grassy meadow dotted with sheep. The unit consists of one central living space with kitchen area, simple furniture and a bathroom. The king size bed is up on a sleeping mezzanine which affords spectacular views over the meadow and hills beyond. Heating is from a wood-burning stove with small portable radiant heater for occasional use. The kitchen comprises a sink, gas hob, small electric oven and fridge. The Swallow's Nest is essentially for couples and offers a truly romantic and peaceful retreat - somewhere where you can literally ‘shed your life' and relax. It is unsuitable for children and infants because of several safety concerns, such as the height of the mezzanine. It comes with all linen, towels, basic toiletries, freshly baked scones and some cooking essentials. The basket of scones, butter and jam are a welcome gift and are not supplied on a daily basis, unless requested and for a small extra charge. A towel refresh/drying service is offered for those guests staying longer than a few days.
    I live in a secluded and private location with complete tranquility, yet am surrounded by very caring and helpful neighbours. This sort of sums up Donegal : peace where you want it and help when needed. Add to this the stunning coast line and mountains, walking opportunities and great wealth of traditional music, the pubs and their people and you have a place I call home. - a little slice of heaven.
  • Allayes barn is a lovely spot to spend a few days away from everything

    Kevin2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful host in the most gorgeous cottage, we loved the space and the personal touch of freshly baked scones on arrival. Allaye had kindly provided a local tour of the area which was perfect to follow even on a rainy day. The cottage is cosy and welcoming with a friendly local cat and two sheep in the meadow. We were lucky enough for the sky to clear for a short time one night and because of there being so little light pollution we got a stunning view of the stars. We loved the place and cant wait to come back as well as recommending it all friends and family. Allaye also allowed us to see her other property (which is also for rent on Airbnb "The Hare's Leap"), a stunningly log cabin close by. Thank you Allaye for allowing us to stay

    Cali2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • We had an idyllic stay in a timeless haven of peace. The setting is sublime, the countryside, the mountain and the coast offering views all the more beautiful than the other, with easy access to hikes in almost immaculate magical places (we were not transported). Allaye is a wonderful host, thanks for the scones, music and conversation. Good continuation !

    Léandre2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • My mother and partner loved spending her 50th birthday weekend at Allaye's property. They felt very at home and loved the quirky touches to the rooms. The property was easily accessible, and there were lots of lovely spots to visit in the surrounding area. Allaye is a great host and very quick with responses. They would love to return again someday. Thank you Allaye for their stay!

    Chelsea2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The rustic, private, and cozy space was a perfect place to stay and explore Donegal. The wood stove kept us warm all night (in spite of the cold and rainy weather) and added to our sense of adventure. We really felt that we were away from it all.

    Susan2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely two night stay at the Swallows Nest. The cottage is perfectly equipped with everything needed for a short, cosy stay. The bed was very comfortable and waking up to the sound of rain on the roof and the view out across the countryside was ideal. Allaye is a great host who met us on arrival and ensured we had everything needed for our trip including loan of a wee guitar and some delicious home made scones. Needless to say, we were sad to leave this morning and would love to return again one day!

    Beth2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Swallow’s Nest is perfect for a weekend away in the mountains. Allaye is a fantastic host and couldn’t be any more accommodating!

    David2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect little hideaway for a few days away, would love to go back some day 🥰

    Alyson2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Glenties, Donegal, Ireland

    Victoria Drummond Tower was built as a Folly Tower in the victorian period in 1858 by Victor Drummond Delap as part of Monasterboice House & Demesne. The tower is regarded as a folly tower built in remembrance of his late mother Victoria Drummond Delap. Recently restored into a small habitable dwelling and is now available for rental for selected months of the year. A very unique and enjoyable place to stay with a vast range of local & historical amenities at your disposal.
    Drummond Tower comprises of 4no. floors including a top roof level which guests can enjoy extensive views of the surrounding countryside. The ground floor comprises of a kitchen area with cooking and washing facilities. On the first floor there is a comfortable living room with adequate space to relax and watch TV or read books form the extensive book collection. There are 2no. couches with 1no. being a comfortable double sofa bed. The second floor bedroom is the last of the internal floors which comprises of a queen sized bed with en-suite, shower and washing facilities. One of the great advantages is waking up in the mornings and looking out over the tree tops and the immediate countryside. The top floor level is the external castellated roof terrace. There is 360 degree views of the area and space to enjoy the fine weather. The roof terrace is illuminated so one can access the area during at night to look at the stars
    Drummond Tower is situated in the countryside on the Boyne Valley Drive - R168. 5 mins from Monasterboice Round Tower & Melifont Abbey. Newgrange, Dowth, Oldbridge (Battle of the Boyne) and Slane / Collon Village is within 15mins drive. Drogheda is located nearby with shopping, Restaurants and Bars. We would recommend Monasterboice Inn (5 mins drive) with selection of fine food & beverages. Also check out "No. Three" in the local Village of Collon which would be approx 3 miles or visit the lovely village of Slane and have a pint on Boyles Pub
  • Amazing building and location. Host was very responsive and a great communicator. This was a wonderful short break and just what we needed. Would love to come back again.

    Jenny2020-04-11T00:00:00Z
  • A unique and fabulous place that's been beautifully restored.

    Emma2020-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • What a magical stay! This tower is everything you see in the photographs and more. From the moment we pulled up we were taken aback by the beauty of the tower both inside and out. The surroundings give you that element of privacy that you want. As the tower is old stone it does require a lot of heating but the system that Eánán has installed will have the rooms toasty in no time. The cooking facilities are very good. When taking a shower be sure to have a boost on the hot water as it can go quite quickly if not. We strolled around the Battle of the Boyne field several times, I would highly recommend this beautiful attraction taking in both the historical value and the surrounding landscape. The tower has great wifi but offers you a great opportunity to open a book with a glass of wine and settle into the magical environment that surrounds you. We would highly recommend Drummond Tower and we cannot wait for our next visit. Leanne and Elaine.

    Leanne2020-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • Don't book this place. I want to make sure there are no conflicts with my future stays. This was the definition of a dream stay for us. Absolutely everything we wanted in a country castle tower. We will be back as soon as we can!

    Ian2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Some days you want to feel like Rapunzel. The. Along comes Drummond Tower and allows you to feel that way!! Go. Stay. Enjoy. Feel like a princess!!

    Dreya2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely beautiful place! A unique experience you won’t forget!

    Pam2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • This was a great place to stay to start off our trip! It was remote and quiet, but could drive to nearby restaurants. Would recommend this place to anyone! Hope to return someday!

    Shay2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • We greatly enjoyed our stay at Drummond Tower. It’s a unique place that is very clean. We used it as our base for exploring the many historic places in the area. Many sites and several towns are within an easy 20 minute drive. I highly recommend staying at Drummond Tower as the price is untreatable for what you get.

    Jeremy2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Castle


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Drogheda, Louth, Ireland

    This beautiful 18th century converted barn, located opposite the owner’s home, within easy and quick access to Waterford and Kilkenny . Has a country style open-plan layout. It provides the perfect base to explore the sunny south east many famous sights and walking trails. Following a day's trekking in the Greenway which is just 6 miles away you can sit and enjoy the stunning views which the barn provides. At the end of the day you can relax beside the cosy stove and plan your next day's outing!
    The barn has high speed internet access. However please be aware that the mobile signal is poor inside the barn due to the thick stone walls.
    It's a quite cul de sac with just two houses .
  • Really well presented and a full fridge. Will stay again for sure.

    Damien2020-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • We are just back from our weekend and I’m already planning to book another stay 😱 It was unbelievable!!! The best stay I had in my entire life. The barn is super cozy and the extra little touches made is even more special. We had the fire lit and just had the most relaxing stay! Marie had everything prepared for even a breakfast for us, fresh eggs, bacon, cereal, milk.. I couldn’t fault it not that I’d want to Thank you so much for this unbelievable weekend we will definitely be back

    Andrea2020-03-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great cosy barn for a quiet stay.

    Áine2020-03-25T00:00:00Z
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    Aoife2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Had a fantastic weekend stay . Marie was the perfect host with lots of thoughtful details. The house was fabulous with everything you need and lots of great places for walks such as the greenway a short drive away. Perfect place to escape for the weekend. We will be back.

    Hazel2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect little cosy hideaway.

    Andrew2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Home away from home. Didnt want to leave. Everything was just so comfortable..the sofa,the bed,the pillows. Lots of lovely touches with goodies & bubble bath. Highly recommend this beautiful cozy barn. Marie was very helpful & excellent communication from the start. We went for a meal in Sheehans in waterford city. Fab food!

    Jen2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Marie is so incredibly warm and helpful. I loved the barn, its quirkiness, peacefulness, location and deep comforts. In my top 10 of airbnb experiences. Audrey

    Audrey2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilmacow , County Kilkenny, Ireland