Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, Open to offers, Penthouse

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, Open to offers, Penthouse


Feb 2009

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Myself and my husband are both over 60 and love to travel. We go away as often as possible and are both very active and enjoy the whole house exchange concept. We love the adventure of traveling to areas off the beaten track and the experience of someone else's home and surroundings. Our main interests are walking, art, swimming, reading, photography and cycling and these all fit in well with our travels. We will take the utmost care in your home and treat it with great respect.


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  1. My name is Mary and my husband is Sars. We are both over 55 and love to travel. I retired in 2020 and my husband some years earlier and now that our youngest has moved out we plan to go away as often as possible. We are both very active and enjoy the whole house swapping concept. It is a real adventure each time we go away and experience someone else's home and area. We find we are going to places that we would not otherwise have visited and its great fun. We are also exposed to lots of new ways of doing thing and new sights and sounds. Our main interests are walking, art, , swimming, reading, photography and cycling and these all fit in well with our travels. We will treasure your home and treat it with the greatest respect.

  2. I worked in the financial sector and my husband worked for Iarnrod Eireann

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Where is it?


Our home is a modern apartment in a new development called Cualanor. It is a bright, airy home with a sunny aspect and a balcony overlooking a park and playground with lovely views of the mountains. The bedrooms overlook an internal garden which is a haven of peace and quiet. There are 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a study, utility and storage rooms.
From our home you can walk to Dun Laoghaire with its cafes, restaurants, shops, salons and boutiques. From Dublin's favourite pier to the Martello Towers, Dun Laoghaire provides an awe inspiring backdrop to life and has wonderful walks waiting to be discovered. After a good days sightseeing it is a delight to return here and sit and relax.
Monkstown Village is nearby and is surrounded by Victorian and Edwardian houses and parks all of which are part of a Conservation area and are really picturesque. Dun Laoghaire itself is an area that offers a tradition of good living and is one of Dublin's oldest and most established neighbourhoods. The apartment is a 10mins walk from Dun Laoghaire Pier and town centre and within strolling distance of beaches, restaurants, pubs, a theatre, cinema and a great selection of shops. There are some lovely villages nearby Sandycove, Glasthule and Dalkey to name but a few and here you can explore and dine out.
Sandycove is one of Dublin's best-loved seaside places and gets really busy in the fine weather so get there early if possible. The James Joyce Tower and Museum is a Martello tower where James Joyce spent six nights in 1904. The opening scenes of his 1922 novel Ulysses take place here, and the tower is a place of pilgrimage for Joyce enthusiasts, especially on Bloomsday. Admission is free and it is a stone’s throw from the beach.
Glasthule is a quaint village with a number of cafés, bars and shops. It has a church on the Dún Laoghaire side of the village in the neo-Gothic architectural style. It is located very close to the Forty Foot and to the James Joyce Tower in nearby Sandycove.
Dalkey is an historic village with many attractions and well worth a visit. It has been home to writers and celebrities including Jane Emily Herbert, Maeve Binchy, Robert Fisk, Hugh Leonard, Bono, the Edge, Van Morrison and Enya and in 2020 Matt Damon made it his home for several months. Finnegans pub in the village is a great watering hole and you never know who will pop in! Dalkey is also renowned for its Literary Festival which takes place every summer.
Dublin City Centre is another ‘must see’ with all its Museums, Art Galleries, shops and theatres and it is a lively and entertaining place. There is lots to see and do in Dublin and our apartment is 11.8 km from Dublin City Centre so you are never too far from anything. There are good transport links if you do not wish to drive and the Rapid Rail called the Dart or the bus are well serviced. Mainline rail called Irish Rail also provides rail services throughout the country and gives good value to senior citizen’s from overseas with a rail ticket available to travel anywhere on its network for a reasonable sum. Another enjoyable activity is walking and walking tours or bike hire.

Buzzy restaurants
Lobstar, Bresson, Salt, Seapoint, Hartleys, That's Amore, Elephant and Castle, 8 A Cool bars
Cool bars
Finnegans, Goggins, FX Buckleys-The Pub
Cozy cafés
Avoca, Cafe De Journal ,Insomnia, Cinnamon - Bear Market Cafe in Blackrock and Salt in Monkstown & Cafe du Journal
Retail therapy
Seagreen,Khan, Frascati Shopping Centre, Dundrum Shopping centre
Bit of culture
Maritime Museum, The Library, The Pavilion theatre, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann on nearby Belgrave Square has a Friday night dance with a live band. They will teach you how to dance. It starts at 8pm sharp & is the best fun to be had for 10 euros (including tea/coffee). There's also a full bar
Walks in the park
Seapoint, Blackrock Park, , Dun Laoghaire has 2 Pier but The People's Park also in Dun Laoghaire is a delight. There is an farmer's market on Sundays with lots of organic products & lots of events throughout the Summer.
Spot of exercise
Dun Laoghaire has 2 Piers the West or East pier , Killiney Park is lovely, Cliff walk Bray to Greystones, Sugarloaf mountain, or Swim off Seapoint Beach Sandycove or the 40ft for the adventurous, and there are cycle lanes everywhere.
Day tripping
Dublin City, Wicklow Mountains, Dublin Zoo, Cliff walk Bray to Greystones. There are also any number of things to do in the city centre and with good transport links rail or bus you can be there in 30 mins. The rail system is called the Dart and it runs along the coast so it is a delight to sit and view the coast pass. It’s a lovely journey to Malahide or Howth and stroll around. There are any number of guided tours you can book from the city centre to take you to our most scenic locations such as Glendalough, Powercourt House & Waterfall, Lough Dan & Glencree.

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