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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 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 avery 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
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Irish Seaside Vacation Townhome
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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
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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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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Girls Trip :)

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Balbriggan to visit my mother-in-law and rented this place so we could have our own space. We had our 6 year-old and 4-month old with us. It was quiet and well-located. We walked to the beach every day. We were within walking distance of groceries and restaurants. There was everything in the house that we could have possibly needed. It was clean and the beds were comfortable. The owner and caretakers were helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. If you are looking for a typical Irish meal, the Sunday dinner at the Bracken Hotel is great.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cosy and superbly equipped holiday home

  • 5 of 5

A home from home feel about the house as soon as we walked in, very cosy and very well equipped. We have two small children and stayed for five nights and found the house an excellent base to tour around the local area by car, and also used the train to go into Dublin city one day. Great location for young family with excellent (free) playgounds at Ardgillan Castle and Newbridge House and Farm. Dublin Zoo a great day out also.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Gatos, CA

Great vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage exceeded my expectations. The property was clean and well maintained. The beds were comfortable and the water pressure was excellent. It had all the amenities you might need or enjoy. Very close to the beach and the train station. Thirty minutes to downtown Dublin by express train. The house was within walking distance of pubs and coffee shops. I enjoyed the peace and quiet it offered particularly at night.

The owner is most helpful and accomodating. I would highly recommend this listing and would recommend it to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bracken Court Hotel
Ardgillan Castle
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin Zoo
Dublin Bus Tours
James Joyce Tower and Museum
O'connell street
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

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $85

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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