We love this house and we hope that you will too. It's a chance to spend some time in a building that has been around for over 170 years (but with all the comfort and warmth of a modern home). It is located in a historic neighbourhood but just a walk away from the commercial city centre. It's Old Dublin meets modern Europe.
Our neighbourhood, Portobello, is home to much of the city's growing creative community. There are plenty of nice cafes, bars and restaurants within strolling distance...
The National Concert Hall is very nearby:
...and there's a supermarket across the road.
The Grand Canal - home to any number of swans, ducks and moorhens - is just around the corner. The commercial centre and Trinity College are 5 minutes by bus, 15 minutes by foot.
(The city of Dublin is small, but there's a lot to do. And plenty more outside the city - beaches, forests, lakes, historical sites and awe-inspiring scenery - to explore.)
We are also very close to several parks, suitable for kids. In fact, we rarely need the car - a Nissan Primera - unless we are heading out of town.
Phoenix Park (the largest enclosed park in Europe), Dublin Zoo, Dublin Castle, the Botanical Gardens, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the commercial centre of the city are 5-10 minutes' drive away, but also walkable on a good day.
Dublin's number 1 attraction, the Guinness Storehouse with its spectacular bar that looks out across the whole city is also within walking distance. If you want a more formidable hike, the Dublin and Wicklow mountains are an easy drive away (and visible from the master bedroom window.)
If you want to explore all that Dublin has to offer - from the main tourist attractions to the hidden gems - this is a great place to start from.