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Irish Seaside Vacation Townhome

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

A well situated townhome located in the Irish seaside community of Balbriggan, County Dublin. With easy access to transportation to all corners of Ireland, this 2 bedroom, 1 bath lovely townhome sleeps 4 and has all of the comforts of home. The townhome is nestled in a quaint fishing village which has nearby historical sites dating back to the 14th century. The name of the town in Irish is either Baile Bricin, meaning Town of the Small Trout, or Baile Brigin, meaning Town of the Small Hills. Balbriggan was originally a small fishing village where King William of Orange and his army set up their camp after the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. In 1920 the town was burned and looted by the 'Black and Tans' after a Royal Irish Constable was murdered during the 1916-21 War of Independence.

Vacationing in Balbriggan offers a unique opportunity to really get to know the people of Ireland. The neighbors are friendly and very helpful in making your stay a most memorable Irish holiday. You will be within walking distance of everything in town and only steps from the bus and the train which can take you wherever you desire. The airport is 20 minutes away and easily accessible by taxi or bus.

Keywords: Apartment Condominium Townhouse

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Pam McMahon
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Pam McMahon

My husband grew up in Balbriggan and has maintained a strong fondness for his hometown. We have visited Balbriggan many times over the last 40 years with our children, in-laws and friends.

My husband passed away in January of 2016 after a very long illness. Although he had not been able to visit his homeland for a long time, I frequently made the trip and renewed many long time friendships and recalled many wonderful times we had enjoyed together in Ireland.

Pam McMahon purchased this townhome in 1999

Why Pam McMahon chose Balbriggan

Balbriggan is my husband's hometown. Owning a townhome here has enabled us to frequently visit Balbriggan and see family and friends.

What makes this townhome unique

When we return to Balbriggan we enjoy going to the local pubs to see our old friends and experience the music and culture of a small Irish town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Pam. And yes we had a very good time. The townhouse was perfect for the three of us and then my daughter joined us for the last 3 days. She liked the place very much. She said you had great taste especially since she loves the theatre and she noticed your pictures from the movies by the stairs.
Jun 2014
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Balbriggan Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom includes a full size bathtub with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The Master Bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has 2 twin beds.
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Irish Seaside Vacation Townhome
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

Very nice town house

  • 5 of 5

We - mother and two Teenagers - stayed there for our summer holidays. We enjoyed it so much! We found everything we needed to cook our meals and to feel at home. The explanation and description of the facilities were very well arranged. We found everything according to the description.

The communication with Pam via email was friendly and uncomplicated.

We would like to come back one time.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Convenient

  • 4 of 5

This two bedroom, one bathroom house is full equipped with a nice kitchen and a comfy living area. It is located in Balbriggan which is a pleasant town. The house is close to a grocery store and is located just a few steps from the train that takes you right into the heart of Dublin.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington, Missouri

Charming home close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Great size home, close to the rail station 10 min walk. Extremely well stocked, everything you need is in the house. It's a 5 min walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. We stayed there for ten days over the New Year's holidays. House is great for both couples and families alike.

Location is perfect and it's very easy to get to Dublin by train or bus (35 min). Stations are less than ten minutes walk from the house. Belfast is only 2 hours away by train.

There is private parking behind the house, and if you rent a car you can visit lots of places along the coast or inland.

House is very clean and well decorated. Heating was on when we arrived (I forgot to thank Pam for that).

Kitchen is equipped with everything you need and the whole house gives you a feeling of being home away from home.

Quiet neighborhood and nice neighbors. There are a couple of good restaurants in Balbriggan and you can have a nice walk along the coast.

Booking a place has never been easier because Pam responded quickly and gave us a ton of information about town, transportation and nearby amenities . She was always available for questions during our stay.

We had a really nice vacation and were very lucky to have just one rainy day.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Forest, Ontario

Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great and helpful neighbours as well. Nice area with lots of places to walk to.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We were travelling to Ireland to attend a family wedding and this property meet our needs perfectly. The location was excellent for us as we were close to family members as well as Dublin city where the weeding took place. The townhouse was clean, fully equipped, and very comfortable. Restaurants, grocery stores, pubs, train station, & beaches were all within a few minutes walk. The neighbors were helpful as well and checked on us to ensure everything was okay during our stay. We had a wonderful trip and would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Dublin Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Balbriggan Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Irish Rail
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pubs and restaurants on Dublin street
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Balbriggan Strand (Beach)
Car: not necessary

Balbriggan has much to offer tourists. Safe sandy beaches, an operational harbor and lighthouse as well as the beautifully restored Ardgillan Castle set on 200 acres of rolling parklands, with access to beautiful rose and kitchen gardens. Nearby is the Balbriggan Golf Club, an 18 hole championship course with full bar and restaurant. There are also historical sites dating back from the 14th century at Balrothery, Bremore and Four Knocks. The fresh water lake at Balrothery offers great trout fishing. A tourist information office is located on Georges Square, the center of the town, which is steps from the townhome.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $90

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and deposit received. The property can only accommodate 4 people and no pets are allowed. There is no refund for early departure. Cancelation made with in two weeks of scheduled arrival will result in a $250.00 cancelation fee. Removal or loss of any remote, including that for the parking area gate, and the TV and Cable remotes will result in a $100.00 replacement fee for each.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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