Traditional Georgian home located in the heart of the city, this is a great location for visiting Dublin and the surrounding countryside. Located 5 minutes...
Where is it?
Lucan is a suburban town on the outskirts of Dublin City. It is located on the River Liffey, with several public areas alongside the river, where the local community takes full advantage of walking and fishing. Canoe clubs avail of the many weirs for their training and enjoyment. There is much to see and do: The village has a range of small convenience shops, cafés, restaurants & pubs (one with a thatched roof) and two large supermarkets within a 5 minute drive. Lucan is golfers' heaven with 4 golf courses surrounding us. Two large shopping malls - Liffey Valley (3K) & Blanchardstown 10K.
DUBLIN CITY has many attractions for the visitor. Access to the City Centre is 25 minute drive. Alternatively take public transport (10 minute walk to bus stop). There are Art Galleries & Museums (most are free), Theatres, Historical Sites, Georgian architecture, many and varied guided walks. It is also a city of good pubs, music sessions, restaurants, shops, cafés – Information Folder in our home.
The Phoenix Park is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces in Europe and is only a 15 minute drive. http://www.phoenixpark.ie It is home to Dublin Zoo and also Farmleigh House, Visitors Centre and Farmers’ Market and open air music performances at weekends throughout the Summer and early Autumn.
For travelling to other areas of Ireland, the Train station is only 20 mins away. A car is not essential for Dublin city, but if you are exploring further afield and feel comfortable driving a manual car on the left side of the road, it may be possible to include our car as part of the swap.
Because of Lucan’s close proximity to a network of motorways, it is ideally located as a touring base, with easy access to other main cities e.g. Galway 2½ hours, Belfast 2 hrs, Waterford 2 hrs, Cork 3 hrs, Kilkenny 1 ½ hours.
Beautiful WICKLOW is only 1 hour away for hill walking, the wonderful gardens and waterfalls of Powerscourt http://www.powerscourt.ie, and the Monastic Settlement at Glendalough http://www.glendalough.ie.
The surrounding areas of MEATH and KILDARE have a host of attractions including the historic sites of Newgrange http://www.newgrange.com and the Hill of Tara, the Japanese Gardens, and for those with even a passing an interest in horses- The National Stud http://www.irishnationalstud.ie in Kildare will provide a fascinating visit. All are within an hour’s drive of our home.
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