Fully modernised 19th Century home in heart of city

Fully modernised 19th Century home in heart of city


Apr 2013

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We live in the inner suburb of Portobello, the old Jewish district, in a house built in ca. 1860. Born and bred in Dublin, my wife and I moved here in 2008 after completing a comprehensive refurbishment and sending our grown up family into exile. Our 2,000 sq.ft / 185 sq. metre house has two bathrooms each with walk-in shower. The master bathroom (en-suite) has, in addition, a bath and double sink units. The house has wifi, cable tv., dishwasher, clothes washing machine and dryer for our guests.
Portobello is a wonderful place to base your stay in Dublin. It offers a combination of quiet, leafy streets with excellent parking, great local shopping, one of Dublin's best cafe and restaurant scenes and excellent public transport. Just 15 minutes walking distance from Dublin's city centre, you will rarely need a car in your stay. (If your idea of a great holiday is driving around in a foreign city, we may not be what you are looking for!). We are keen cinema goers and walk to our three favourite cinemas. If you want a park, the Iveagh Gardens is only 10 minutes away (on foot), the Grand Canal (one of two canals which enclose the inner city) is no more than 5 minutes from our house. Once there, you can walk to the river Liffey and the Dublin Quays in 30 minutes.

Trinity College, Grafton Street (the heart of Dublin's retail experience), the National Gallery, Temple Bar, St.Stephen's Green - none are more than 20 minutes away on foot, as is one of Dublin's secret pleasures, the Chester Beatty Library, in Dublin Castle. St. Patrick's Cathedral is just around the corner.

Planning day trips out of Dublin ? The motorway is only 15 minutes by car from our front door.


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More about us

  1. We are an Irish couple with a grown up family

  2. Our youngest daughter lives in the Bay Area of San Francisco, a destination of special interest to us.

  3. We live in one of Dublin's oldest and most central residential areas, just a 15 minutes walk from the city centre.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Camden Kitchen, Seagrass Restaurant, Green 19, L'Gueuleton,
Cool bars
Where to start
Cozy cafés
Fumbally Cafe, Biba's, The Cake Cafe
Retail therapy
Brown Thomas, Books Upstairs, Liston's Delicatessen, The Cracked Nut,
Bit of culture
Chester Beatty Library, National Gallery, The Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre, the Lighthouse Cinema, the Screen Cinema, the Irish Film Institute, the Gaiety Theatre
Walks in the park
Stephen's Green, Iveagh Gardens, War Memorial Garden, Phoenix Park
Spot of exercise
Walk along the Grand Canal to the sea , Walk to the Poolbeg Lighthouse, the Piers at Dun Laoghaire
Day tripping
Newgrange, Glendalough, Hill of Howth, Wicklow Hills

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