Old World Apartments in Historic Dublin, Near Kilmainham Gaol.

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Don't just visit Dublin, experience Dublin in unique and original apartment. We have named our apartment after Irish nationalist leaders to reflect our location in the historic Kilmainham/Inchicore area. The Pádraig Pearse apartment is situated on the first floor and can comfortably sleep 5. Pádraig Pearse's father crafted the altar in the adjoining St. Mary's Church.

Conveniently situated close to 'The Dubline' Dublin Discovery Trail, featuring Kilmainham Gaol and Courthouse and The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Ireland's oldest public building dating back to 1684. We are just a short walk to the War Memorial Gardens. Our apartments have been restored with great care and attention to detail, retaining the original Victorian features providing classic, comfortable and select accommodation in Dublin. Our apartments are upmarket with attention to detail and our guest comfort our priority. Easy access to all the top restaurants, pubs, museums and attractions that Dublin has to offer. For those who prefer a quicker route than the Dubline trail, the bus stop is almost outside the door with route 13 serving Guinness Storehouse, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Trinity College and O'Connell St.
A 5 minute walk to the Luas red line,travelling via The Museum at Collins Barracks, The Jameson Distillery, Jervis St., Dublin Convention Centre and the O2. All apartments are located in the one Victorian period property, and situated on a tree lined road adjacent to the magnificent St. Mary's Oblate Church. There are some excellent local pubs and restaurants all within a 5 minute walk with music in the Black Lion pub on weekend nights.
Complimentary cell phone available for guests by prior arrangement.
Free Wifi and Free Parking.

All conveniences are provided including linen and towels freshly laundered for your use. The 'Pádraig Pearse' apartment has one large bedroom with a double bed and twin bed. We have a leather pull out double sofa bed in the living room of both apartments providing extra sleeping accommodation.

All apartments have a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The apartments have extra large bathrooms with power showers and bidets for your extra comfort.
They all have a kitchen equipped with fridge microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine and kettle, so that anyone considering an extended stay can enjoy all the comforts of home. We have laundry equipment in all apartments with the exception of the 'Parnell' studio. A cot can be provided upon request. For anyone considering exploring Ireland further there is a car hire company close by and Heuston Station is approx 15-20 minute walk.
Dublin is renowned for it's famous Temple bar area for entertainment which is a bus ride away. For art lovers the Irish Museum of Modern Art is 15 minute walk as is Kilmainham Gaol & Museum. The hop on hop off bus tours are accessible at Kilmainham Gaol.
Tesco and Eurospar supermarkets are a 2 minute walk as are pharmacies, banks, hair & beauty salons, pubs, restaurants and butcher shop.

Excellent transport links.
On Luas red line, which travels via Heuston Station, The Museum (Collins Barracks), Jameson Distillery, O'Connell St., Connolly Station,The 02, Dublin's big wheel and weekly market.
Luas stop a 5 minute walk.

Serviced by bus routes 13 and 40 which travel via Guinness Brewery,(5 mins), Christchurch Cathedral,(10 mins) St. Patrick's Cathedral, (10 mins)Dublin Castle, (12 mins) Dame St., Temple Bar and Grafton St. (15 mins), O'Connell St, Griffith Ave (DCU), Finglas and Ballymun. Also serviced by bus route 69 (Heuston Station).

From Dublin airport, take Dublincoach to the Red Cow Luas stop via the m50 and transfer to the Luas. journey time 30 minutes.
Alternatively, take the Airlink to Heuston Station and transfer to the Luas.
If renting a car, reach us via the M50 and M4.

Travelling from the South of Ireland, we are on the N7 route to the city centre.

Travelling from the West or North of Ireland, we are 5 minutes from the N4.
We are happy to arrange collection at the airport and have a driver onsite to look after our guests who may wish to avail of this service.

Early check in will be facilitated, if the apartment is unoccupied the night before your arrival.

Please enquire for availability.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Shaving socket. Large power shower, Bidet, Twin basins, Toilet, Storage presses. Please note: Other electrical sockets are not allowed in bathrooms under Irish Safety regulations....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Airport transfers available.


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Open fireplace in Bay and Upstairs apartments....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas central heating included in cost....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Linen provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Please request in advance. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Secure off street parking in our gated yard to the rear....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone available....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 64 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 30 - Dec 22, 2015
3 night min stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter 2016
Jan 5 - Feb 11, 2016
3 night min stay
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016
3 night min stay
Early Spring 2016
Feb 16 - Mar 12, 2016
3 night min stay
St. Patrick's Festival
Mar 13 - Mar 19, 2016
3 night min stay
Late Spring 2016
Mar 20 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Early Summer 2016
May 1 - Jun 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Late Summer 2016
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Autumn 2016
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning €50
  • Taxes Not included


We have 3 apartments and 1 studio:

"Pádraig Pearse" and "Michael Collins" apartments: Prices as advertised:

"Grace Gifford" cottage: Please enquire for reduced rate.

"Parnell" studio: July/August €100 per night: €550 per week: September/October €90 per night: €500 per week.

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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15 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
350 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Black Lion
8.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Dublin Port
10.3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2.6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
350 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Wallace's Torino restaurant
9.6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

15 minute walk from 'The Dubline', Dublin Discovery Trail,commencing at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Ireland's oldest public building dating back to 1684.

Local bus route (No 13, 40, 69 bus) - 1 min

Luas tram red line, 5 minute walk.

Phoenix Park - 30 mins walk

Dublin Zoo - 40 min walk or 5 min bus.

Car rental office - Walker Vehicles Rentals Ltd - 10mins

Black Lion Pub (one of the best pubs in Dublin) - 3 mins

Irish Museum of Modern Art - 15 mins

Kilmainham Gaol - 15 mins

Guinness Storehouse - 30 mins walk, 5 mins bus.

Smithfield - 40 min walk, 10 mins by luas.

War Memorial Gardens: 15 mins.

Drimnagh Castle: 30 min walk


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: I'm Gráinne, originally from Co. Kildare and raised in a small family run hotel. I am married to Tim who is now retired from An Garda Siochána (Irish Police). Tim and I purchased this property in 1986 and lived here for a number of years until our family grew and we needed to relocate. We loved living in this area and have many happy memories of our first home here. I have consistently worked in the hospitality industry and always wanted to provide holiday accommodation here as I felt this to be an ideal location. I have been lucky enough to have realized my dream. I pay particular attention to detail and set the highest of standards in cleanliness and customer care. Our aim is to ensure that you really feel at home and comfortable in our apartment and we will endeavor to assist you in any way with any aspect of your vacation, so that you get the most out of your trip to Dublin. We are at the end of the phone 24 hours a day if you need any assistance. Assuring you of our best attention.

Why the Owner Chose Dublin:
We chose this location because of close proximity to downtown Dublin. We loved the period red brick property with large rooms. Fantastic large enclosed rear which is very private and unusual for a city centre property. Easy access to any part of the countryside and still only 10 minutes from downtown. Nice residential old part of Dublin with true Dublin characters in abundance. Settled community with lots of nice neighbors whom you can be sure will speak to you if you bump into them. All facilities such as banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, butchers, gas station, restaurants, pubs, hair and beauty salons, dry cleaners, etc on the street. Super public transport with the Luas and Dublin bus.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The most unique benefit is the location. Only 10 minutes from downtown Dublin with that real at home feeling when you arrive back after your day out. The house was built in the 1800's and has a lovely spacious and tranquil feeling to it. I love the large rooms and high ceilings with the original coving and open fire which is really cozy on a Winter's evening. In the Summer time, we enjoyed many barbeques out back, and found it peaceful and quiet. One huge benefit and highly unusual in a city apartment is the amount of both indoor and outdoor space.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Beautifully appointed bedroom in our 'Pádraig Pearse' apartment.

    Beautifully appointed bedroom in our 'Pádraig Pearse' apartment.

  • Bedroom with a double and single bed in The Michael Collins apartment.

    Bedroom with a double and single bed in The Michael Collins apartment.

  • Rear gated yard for parking with patio area:

    Rear gated yard for parking with patio area:

  • Large and spacious bathroom the 'Pádraig Pearse' apartment.

    Large and spacious bathroom the 'Pádraig Pearse' apartment.

  • Bathroom of the 'Michael Collins' apartment.

    Bathroom of the 'Michael Collins' apartment.

  • Exterior View of our Victorian property.

    Exterior View of our Victorian property.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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