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Old World apartments in Historic Dublin, near Kilmainham Gaol.

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Free parking & WIFI

Don't just visit Dublin, experience Dublin in unique and original apartments.

We have named our apartments after Irish nationalist leaders to reflect our location in the historic Kilmainham/Inchicore area. The Pádraig Pearse apartment is situated on the first floor and can comfortably sleep 5. Pádraig Pearse's father crafted the altar in the adjoining St. Mary's Church.

Conveniently situated close to 'The Dubline' Dublin Discovery Trail, featuring Kilmainham Gaol and Courthouse and The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Ireland's oldest public building dating back to 1684. We are just a short walk to the War Memorial Gardens. Our apartments have been restored with great care and attention to detail, retaining the original Victorian features providing classic, comfortable and select accommodation in Dublin. Our apartments are upmarket with attention to detail and our guest comfort our priority. Easy access to all the top restaurants, pubs, museums and attractions that Dublin has to offer. For those who prefer a quicker route than the Dubline trail, the bus stop is almost outside the door with route 13 serving Guinness Storehouse, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Trinity College and O'Connell St.

A 5 minute walk to the Luas red line,travelling via The Museum at Collins Barracks, The Jameson Distillery, Jervis St., Dublin Convention Centre and the O2. All apartments are located in the one Victorian period property, and situated on a tree lined road adjacent to the magnificent St. Mary's Oblate Church. There are some excellent local pubs and restaurants all within a 5 minute walk with music in the Black Lion pub on weekend nights.

Complimentary cell phone available for guests by prior arrangement.

Free Wifi and Free Parking.

All conveniences are provided including linen and towels freshly laundered for your use. The 'Pádraig Pearse' apartment has one large bedroom with a double bed and twin bed. We have a leather pull out double sofa bed in the living room of both apartments providing extra sleeping accommodation.

All apartments have a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The apartments have extra large bathrooms with power showers and bidets for your extra comfort.

They all have a kitchen equipped with fridge microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine and kettle, so that anyone considering an extended stay can enjoy all the comforts of home. We have laundry equipment in all apartments with the exception of the 'Parnell' studio. A cot can be provided upon request. For anyone considering exploring Ireland further there is a car hire company close by and Heuston Station is approx 15-20 minute walk.

Dublin is renowned for it's famous Temple bar area for entertainment which is a bus ride away. For art lovers the Irish Museum of Modern Art is 15 minute walk as is Kilmainham Gaol & Museum. The hop on hop off bus tours are accessible at Kilmainham Gaol.

Tesco and Eurospar supermarkets are a 2 minute walk as are pharmacies, banks, hair & beauty salons, pubs, restaurants and butcher shop.

Excellent transport links.

On Luas red line, which travels via Heuston Station, The Museum (Collins Barracks), Jameson Distillery, O'Connell St., Connolly Station,The 02, Dublin's big wheel and weekly market.

Luas stop a 5 minute walk.

Serviced by bus routes 13 and 40 which travel via Guinness Brewery,(5 mins), Christchurch Cathedral,(10 mins) St. Patrick's Cathedral, (10 mins)Dublin Castle, (12 mins) Dame St., Temple Bar and Grafton St. (15 mins), O'Connell St, Griffith Ave (DCU), Finglas and Ballymun. Also serviced by bus route 69 (Heuston Station).

From Dublin airport, take Dublincoach to the Red Cow Luas stop via the m50 and transfer to the Luas. journey time 30 minutes.

Alternatively, take the Airlink to Heuston Station and transfer to the Luas.

If renting a car, reach us via the M50 and M4.

Travelling from the South of Ireland, we are on the N7 route to the city centre.

Travelling from the West or North of Ireland, we are 5 minutes from the N4.

We are happy to arrange collection at the airport and have a driver onsite to look after our guests who may wish to avail of this service.

Early check in will be facilitated, if the apartment is unoccupied the night before your arrival.

Please enquire for availability.

Assuring you of our personal attention to help make your visit to Dublin an unforgettable experience.


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About Grainne.

I'm Gráinne, originally from Co. Kildare and raised in a small family run hotel. I am married to Tim who is now retired from An Garda Siochána (Irish Police).

Tim and I purchased this property in 1986 and lived here for a number of years until our family grew and we needed to relocate.

We loved living in this area and have many happy memories of our first home here.

I have consistently worked in the hospitality industry and always wanted to provide holiday accommodation here as I felt this to be an ideal location. I have been lucky enough to have realized my dream.

I pay particular attention to detail and set the highest of standards in cleanliness and customer care.

Our aim is to ensure that you really feel at home and comfortable in our apartment and we will endeavor to assist you in any way with any aspect of your vacation, so that you get the most out of your trip to Dublin.

We are at the end of the phone 24 hours a day if you need any assistance.

Assuring you of our best attention.

Grainne. purchased this apartment in 1986

Why Grainne. chose Dublin Southside

We chose this location because of close proximity to downtown Dublin.

We loved the period red brick property with large rooms.

Fantastic large enclosed rear which is very private and unusual for a city centre property.

Easy access to any part of the countryside and still only 10 minutes from downtown.

Nice residential old part of Dublin with true Dublin characters in abundance.

Settled community with lots of nice neighbors whom you can be sure will speak to you if you bump into them.

All facilities such as banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, butchers, gas station, restaurants, pubs, hair and beauty salons, dry cleaners, etc on the street.

Super public transport with the Luas and Dublin bus.

What makes this apartment unique

The most unique benefit is the location.

Only 10 minutes from downtown Dublin with that real at home feeling when you arrive back after your day out.

The house was built in the 1800's and has a lovely spacious and tranquil feeling to it.

I love the large rooms and high ceilings with the original coving and open fire which is really cozy on a Winter's evening.

In the Summer time, we enjoyed many barbeques out back, and found it peaceful and quiet.

One huge benefit and highly unusual in a city apartment is the amount of both indoor and outdoor space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Bay apartment last week from late aug through Labor day weekend. It was heaven. Beautifully furnished. Clean. Everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. We rented a car, so the spacious yard with gated fence gave us peace of mind that it would be safe.

The appliances in the flat were so convenient. We did laundry almost everyday and the clothes came out wonderful. I cooked and found everything I needed at my fingertips...well except for pepper!! Lol!! The bathroom is big and spacious and I was surprised by the excellent water pressure and plentiful hot water!! The bedroom was also large and had plenty of outlets so we could charge our phones and things. The living room was cozy and we were able to spend our last nights relaxing in front of the fire.

Grainne and Tim were attentive to our needs, while giving us plenty of privacy. Tim sent a man spot quick to fix the hose leak on the shower and Grainne had her caretaker put keys in the lock box when we accidentally locked ourselves out!! She was always available by text to answer our questions including where to get fireplace supplies! The gentleman at the back of the property even remotely opened the back gate for us one morning!!

Inchicore is a wonderful little village. We felt comfortable walking around even at night. The Italian restaurant in town was amazing! Romantic and delicious

food. The village is close to local attractions such as Guiness Storehouse, Drimnaugh Castle and Kilmainham Gaol and the M50 motorway, so we were able to go anywhere we wanted with


This apartment is so comfortable and amazing, we felt at home within hours and hated leaving yesterday morning! We will definitely stay here again upon a revisit to Ireland. Everything was just perfect!!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Dublin Southside, Ireland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shaving socket. Large power shower, Bidet, Twin basins, Toilet, Storage presses. Please note: Other electrical sockets are not allowed in bathrooms under Irish Safety regulations.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Airport transfers available.


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Old World apartments in Historic Dublin, near Kilmainham Gaol.
average rating of 4.708861 based on 99 reviews
Richardson, TX, USA

Fantastic 2-week stay in this apartment

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic 2-week stay in this apartment in Inchicore, providing a village experience within the larger Dublin area. What made this an excellent housing choice was the ability to leisurely explore what Dublin has to offer, its people and places. A hotel room would never serve this purpose for us. We made extensive use of the bus and tram system almost at our doorstep to get into the center of Dublin. We also enjoyed walking the local areas, including the gardens and Museum of Modern Art at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the Kilmainham Gaol, and the War Memorial gardens.

The apartment (one of four) was well decorated, very clean, and maintained. We enjoyed regular contact with Valerie, the local manager, who provided helpful information about the area and looked after any of our needs. She is a great example of the Irish hospitality that we found throughout our 3-week holiday in Ireland. We cooked in often and also enjoyed the excellent local Italian restaurant (Enoteca Torino) and a place for a quick lunch across the street from the Kilmainham Gaol (Lime Tree). Great places for dinner in Dublin included Chapter One (an excellent pre-theater splurge) and L Mulligan Grocer, a pub with great food.

We have used HomeAway many times over the years to find the perfect living arrangement for us and have always been delighted with our choice.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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comfy and pleasant place to stay in Dublin

  • 5 of 5

The flat has pretty much everything one needs for a comfy stay. It is very conveniently located with bus stops and grocery store nearby. It seems to be efficiently managed without the fussiness.

There is a kindergarten or daycare next door. If you head out early for your days of exploring before the kids get there, you'd not know it is there; it's nothing that a set of double pane windows can't fix.

Overall, it was a very pleasant experience.

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place, just needs a little upgrading. Location good for transportation. Floors very loud.

  • 4 of 5

This place has above average potential if it had a few upgrades. First and most try to rent the up stairs flat. From the ground floor you can hear every step by the above guest. I'm sure this is due to the old building, The place is abit smaller than it appears in the foto butIt has had a very nice upgrade to the bath, however the shower is missing caulking and some mold was present. No real problems! The location is perfect for catching the local transportation with local eateries & food stores nearby. Our on site host (Valerie) was fantastic who knew the area very well and led us in the right direction every time. She checked on us every day to see if we needed anything. The place was very quiet with little traffic. The bed could be improved abit due to its single mattrice but we did sleep pretty well due to the fact we we're extremely tired after a full day of activitys. I would give this place a diamond in the rough.

  • Review Submitted: 02/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment; great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean and ready for us early; Grainne was most accommodating! She went out of her way to be sure we had everything we needed, and helped us with great suggestions and directions. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will stay with us again if returning to Dublin.
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East Granby, CT

Charming Apartment and Great Location for Exploring Dublin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 days in Dublin to celebrate our wedding anniversary and always prefer to stay in a "home" rather than the standard hotel. The apartment here was perfect and as advertised---- clean, charming, comfortable and easy to get around via the Luas tram and bus. The Inchicore area itself was nice and we loved being next to the church and just a few minutes from the food market, The Black Lion pub and an excellent Italian restaurant. We also were within walking distance of the Kilmainham Gaol and the Guinness Storehouse. The owners made arrangements to have us picked up at the airport and Rory was waiting for us upon our 5:30 am arrival. After flying all night, it was nice to be greeted by such a friendly person who made us feel instantly comfortable. Valerie (the apartment manager) also met us and gave us some helpful tips and other highlights to explore in the city. The apartment was equipped with free Wi-Fi which made it easy for us to make arrangements, check e-mail, etc. All in all, it was a lovely stay and we would highly recommend it. The only minor complaint was the bed was a little hard for our taste. That said, we slept well each night after full days of exploring! Thanks again for making this a wonderful trip.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recommendation. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and in the historic Inchicore area of Dublin. We strive to please and try to assist our guests in any way possible to make the most of their visit to Dublin. I'm sorry to hear the mattress was a little too hard for your taste. It is a brand new mattress and of hotel quality. Glad to hear you slept well. Hopefully, you will return again at some future time. Thanks again for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate it.
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Perfect family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication with Tim and Grannie before we arrived with detailed and clear instructions. Upon arrival we were pleased with all facets of the home. It had everything we needed for our family and was central to shops and transport. The best part was Valerie and her friendly and informative tips for exploring the wonderful city of Dublin. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for taking the time to post it. We are always encouraged to have our efforts acknowledged. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and your visit to Dublin. We hope to see you back again some time in the future. Thanks again for the recommendation.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Black Lion
Nearest Ferry
8.3 Kilometres
Dublin Port
Nearest Golf
10.3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2.6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Wallace's Torino restaurant
Nearest Beach
9.6 Kilometres
Nearest Point of Interest
Kilmainham Gaol
Nearest Point of Interest
The Phoenix Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Irish National War Memorial Park.
Nearest Point of Interest
Irish Museum of Modern Art (I.M.M.A)
Nearest Point of Interest
The Guinness Storehouse
Nearest Point of Interest
National Museum of Ireland
Nearest Point of Interest
Heuston Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Christchurch Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Audeons Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Dublinia Exhibition
Nearest Point of Interest
Dublin Castle
Nearest Point of Interest
The Four Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Temple Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Trinity College.
Nearest Point of Interest
Olympia Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Dublin Zoo
Car: not necessary

15 minute walk from 'The Dubline', Dublin Discovery Trail,commencing at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Ireland's oldest public building dating back to 1684.

Local bus route (No 13, 40, 69 bus) - 1 min

Luas tram red line, 5 minute walk.

Phoenix Park - 30 mins walk

Dublin Zoo - 40 min walk or 5 min bus.

Car rental office - Walker Vehicles Rentals Ltd - 10mins

Black Lion Pub (one of the best pubs in Dublin) - 3 mins

Irish Museum of Modern Art - 15 mins

Kilmainham Gaol - 15 mins

Guinness Storehouse - 30 mins walk, 5 mins bus.

Smithfield - 40 min walk, 10 mins by luas.

War Memorial Gardens: 15 mins.

Drimnagh Castle: 30 min walk


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Dublin Southside, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Spring Special
1 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
St. Patrick's Festival
15 Mar 2019 - 18 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$313.94
cleaning AU$78.49

We have 3 apartments and 1 studio:
"Pádraig Pearse" and "Michael Collins" apartments: Prices as advertised:
"Grace Gifford" cottage: Please enquire for reduced rate.
"Parnell" studio: July/August €100 per night: €550 per week: September/October €90 per night: €500 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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