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Recent County Dublin reviews

  • Great apartment, great location

    "Four friends and I stayed at the Apartment for a long weekend in mid July. The apartment was very well equipped, had a great shower and was very quiet. The location was also great, being just a 10 minute taxi from the city centre and a bus stop directly across the road. We had a great stay and would not hesitate in recommending the apartment for other."
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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  • Girls Trip :)

    "My friend and I take a girls trip every year and Ireland was our choice this time. We wanted to stay somewhere that would give us the small town feel and really get a sense of Irish living, but we also wanted to be close enough to all the wonderful sights/things Ireland has to offer :) this place was perfect! We stayed for one week and the weather was amazing, we are from Arizona (USA) so it was nice to escape the heat in July. The town house is super adorable and has everything you need. Pam is very helpful and wonderful, she gave us all the information we needed to make our first international trip as easy as possible :) While we were there we toured many castles and explored many towns that are a very close commute. We used all forms of transportation bus, taxi, train, etc. Balbriggan is a great place for those who want a slower paced relaxing vacation. But if you want to travel to the fast paced city it is available with a short commute via public transportation. We also traveled north to Belfast by train and did a tour at the titanic museum, which was very cool and I highly recommend. It did take up one whole day with travel time and the tour itself, but it was well worth it! There are so many other things we would love to have seen/done but you definitely need more then one week to accomplish all the great things Ireland has to offer. Hopefully we will get to go back to Ireland someday, and if we do then we will probably stay in Balbriggan again or close to it because we loved the area so much! Thank you Pam for all your help, your place in Balbriggan is an adorable, convenient, comfortable home away from home :) we loved everything about it!"
    Guest: Laci & Normajean Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 2014
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  • A week in Dublin

    "We spent a week in Dublin and rented this flat. We were traveling with our teenager so the flat was perfect for our family. It was clean, comfortable and safe. We were near enough to many places including St Patrick's Cathedral, Christ Church, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, and downtown so that we could walk. The flat is also very close to Fallons Pub so we could have a pint or a Jameson's before we walked into town for dinner. All in all, a great place."
    Guest: marjorie s. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 18, 2014
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  • Great value in Dublin

    "Great studio apartment for two, with the possibility of a third person in reasonable comfort. Nice old brick building in a quiet neighbourhood. A little far from downtown if you plan to walk, but VERY convenient for Dublin city buses. A Tesco supermarket just down the street for everything you need. Not much choice for restaurants close by, but again, a very short bus ride to everything you could want. The owner Liam is very friendly and helpful, and ready to answer any and all questions. The only negative comment I have is that the wi-fi connection is weak in the apartment, and some devices can only connect when in the entryway. Maybe Liam could do something to boost the signal a bit! All in all, a great value for anyone seeking a comfortable home base while in Dublin."
    Guest: mr1357 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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County Dublin Travel Tips

Enjoy Great Irish Hospitality at Dublin Vacation Rentals

The Green Isle is one of the most welcoming tourist destinations. This is evident in the many vacation homes there. It’s not uncommon to find a welcome basket with a few basic supplies of fresh milk, bread, butter and fruit on your arrival. In addition, the bookshelves are often stocked with travel guides and tourist information of the area. This type of hospitality makes you never want to leave. Many vacation apartments are located near major tourist attractions in Dublin. This makes sightseeing convenient and affords you an opportunity to really immerse yourself in the local culture.

Getting to Dublin

Dublin International Airport is approximately 12 kilometers from the city center. There is a regular bus schedule out to the airport. Taxis also run 24 hours a day to provide airport transfers. There are international flight connections from most North American and European Airlines that arrive on a daily basis. Many of Europe’s low cost, no frills airlines have great deals for flights into Dublin. Look into these when planning your travels. It may work out to be more cost effective for you to route via London or incorporate another European destination in your travels.

Another way to get to Dublin is on a Ferry from the United Kingdom. There are fast and regularly scheduled ferries that operate between Dublin and various ports within the UK. Dublin Port is only a few minutes from the city center and can be accessed on foot, by bus or by taxi. Dun Laoghaire Harbor is just a few miles south of the city. You can get there from Dublin city by train to connect with the ferry service. The harbor is also just 16 miles from the international airport. Busses and taxis provide transfers between the two.

Once in Dublin, there is an extensive rail and bus transport network which makes getting around very easy. The Light Rail Transit System provides transportation to the areas surrounding Dublin. Travel passes are available and more cost effective than buying individual tickets. You can find out more details from the local train stations or tourist information offices.

Things to see and do Near Dublin Cottages

A good way to orientate yourself in Dublin is to go on a bus or walking tour of the city when you arrive. This will give you a good overview of the major sites and provide a base from which you can do more exploring on your own. Dublin’s rich history and culture are exhibited in unique ways in a variety of art galleries and museums. Ancient artifacts, pictures, and stories that go back centuries can be discovered in the museums.

No visit to Ireland is complete without a stop in at a traditional Irish pub. Sample the local ale or taste some fine Irish whisky. Mingling with the locals, the evening is sure to be festive. Dublin also has some excellent restaurants. You can choose from traditional fare to international cuisine and enjoy a great night out.

Dublin’s has some fine examples of architecture. Many of the city's prominent buildings are built in the Georgian style. A little way out of the city you can visit ancient castles dating back to medieval times and hear about the legends of the land.

Dublin is a great city for shopping. There are several shopping districts and information on them can be obtained from your local travel guide. European style and great deals make this a shopper’s paradise.

Best Time of Year to Visit Dublin

In any season, you are likely to encounter rain in Dublin. That is what makes Ireland such a beautifully green country. The summer months are the most popular tourist season as the milder temperatures make getting around and sightseeing much easier.

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