Welcome to our home.
You are very welcome to 17, St It’s Rd, Glasnevin. D09R9F6
We hope you have an enjoyable stay. Please make yourselves at home.
Network: eir52749373 Password: 7ffV9f7eRf (this is also written on a sticker on the shelve above the kitchen island)
Small remote: Red button until red light on box flashes
Source button - HDM1 for Netflix, HDM2 for TV
Long remote: Red button until green light comes on box
Red switch on wall to On
Bin built into kitchen island unit. There are 4 bins.
The large back bin is for general waste. It must go into a bag - Please put it into Black bin in front garden.
Large front bin is for recycling waste (not in bags). Put this loose into Green bin in front garden.
Side bin with yellow lid: for food waste. Use green organic bags - Goes into Brown bin on front garden.
The forth bin isn't really for anything.
Black and Brown bins are collected the 15th August.If you think of it could you leave them out on the pavement outside the house.
Washing machine and dryer in kitchen. Washing tablets under sink. There is a cloths horse in the kitchen.
The shower is in the upstairs bathroom. It is a simple shower not electric.
Heating and hot water -
There is no need for heating at this time year.
I will leave the hot water on auto - this means that there will be hot water all the time.
Please use area directly in front of the house, not in front of neighbour’s houses. Use orange cones to reserve spot (you will find the Cones in the front garden beside the bins) There are also free parking spots available to the as you enter St Ita’s Rd on the left.
- Small Tesco supermarket, Drumcondra (15 minutes walk through Griffith Park)
- LIDL, Slaney Rd (10 mins drive or 20 mins walk through Glasnevin cemetery)
- O’Brien’s Wine Shop, Hart’s Corner (10 mins walk) in the direction of Phibsboro
- Honest2Goodness Farmers food market, Slaney Rd Industrial Pk every Saturday (beside LIDL) Nice place to shop and eat some lunch/breakfast
Griffith park is a lovely park located a 5 minute walk from the house with the Tolka river running through it. Turn Left when you leave St Ita’s Road.
Botanic Gardens are amazing and well worth a visit, a 5 minute walk from the house. Turn right at when you leave St Ita’s road.
You can cut through the Botanic gardens to visit Glasnevin cemetery and Genealogy Centre. The the famous Gravedigger’s pub on the outside of the Cemetery. It is famous for having the best pint of Guinness in Dublin. Glasnevin cemetery also has a very good museum, Glasnevin museum and does tours of the cemetery.
Eating and Drinking - Our house is located within walking distance of 3 neighbourhoods with shops and restaurants.
Near our House -
- Our favourite place to eat is ‘Shouke’ restaurant. Its about 15 minutes walk away. Middle eastern food.
- McMahon’s Cafe (before Botanic Gardens on the left) Good for baked treats, breakfast, lunch and coffee.
- Botanic Gardens cafe (inside Botanic Garden’s entrance) Canteen style with generous portions.
- The Tolka Inn Pub (right of Botanic Gardens entrance)
- Fagan’s Pub (Drumcondra end of Botanic Avenue)
- Kavanagh’s/Gravedigger’s Pub (cut through Botanic Gardens and cemetery or access off Botanic Rd. One of Dublin’s oldest pubs with a great pint of Guinness.
- Washerwoman’s Restaurant (up the hill from the Tolka Inn) Nice restaurant with good local food. Especially good for brunch and lunch.
Hart’s Corner area: 10 mins walk - right at the end of the street then left up the hill. Small shopping and eating area.
- Italian restaurant
- Greek restaurant
- post office
- O Briens Wine and Beer shop
Phibsboro 15 mins walk (Keep walking straight after Harts corner)
- Larger Tesco Supermarket, Chemist,
- Crossguns Pub with Food
- Doyles Corner Pub with Food
Drumcondra area- 10 mins walk turn left at the end of our street.
- Fagan’s pub:
- Turn left again for Insomnia coffee shop,
- Tesco Express supermarket
- Then further up the hill a few restaurants : tapas, Italian etc.
Walk to the city centre -
If you follow Botanic Rd straight through Harts corner and Phibsboro, and continue straight, you will hit the River Liffey and can cross over to Christchurch Cathedral way, or turn left along river into town: O’Connell St on same side, or cross river for Temple Bar, Grafton St etc. Walk to town is about 35-40 mins depending where you are going
Any of the buses from Botanic Rd will bring you either to ‘the Quays’ which is the River Liffey or to O’Connell St. Just check with driver as you hop on. You will need exact change. Buses should cost roughly 2 - 3 euro and takes around 20 minutes if traffic is not heavy.
There is a new bus service running from Botanic Road. The number 155 goes directly to Bray. Bray if a lovely see side town in north Wicklow. It takes about an hour outside of rush hour times (after 10am and before 3.30)
FREE Now is the best App to use. Taxi into town will cost 10 - 15 euro and will take around 20 minutes.
There is a train Station in Drumcondra (right at Fagans). This train can bring you to Connolly Station for national links including Belfast. It can also bring you to many lovely more local destinations like Howth and Greystones.
Luas - Tram:
You can get on the Luas at many locations around the city. The closest to us in in Grangegorman. Around 20 minutes walk straight through Harts corner and Phibsboro on your left.
Dublin city Recommendations:
Viking Splash is a great fun way to experience the city.
South William Street. Drury Street areas of town are brilliant for eating and shopping. Your daughter will find lots if small independent shops arounds here.
Temple bar is also full of unique independent shops, Lots of pubs and restaurants. It is full if tourists but very pretty and good atmosphere. Keep your wallets and phone deep in your pockets arounds here, pick pockets might be around.
Georges Street Arcade is and gorgeous shopping arcade that your daughter will love. All small independent traders.
Powerscourt Shopping centre is more high end but a beautiful place to shop and eat.
We have so many book and record shops dotted around the city.
Dublin Castle is nice to walk around. The Chester Beaty Library is a museum with the Castle and it really nice.
The National Gallery is beautiful and has a nice restaurant.
I would take a walk through Trinity College. There are a couple of art galleries and the Book of Kells is in the Library (your will need to book to see this).
The Guinness store House is touristy but worth the visit. There are great views of the city from its Sky Bar. It also brings you to a very real part of the city.
Favourites pubs in town:
Kehoe’s, South Anne Street,
The Long Hall, George’s St, Beustiful bar and very friendly.
Upstairs in the Lord Edward, Lord Edward St,
The Cobblestone Pub, Stoneybatter is great for traditional Irish music.
Grogans pub is very traditional and popular.
The Stags Head is another great traditional pub. Brilliant atmosphere outside any time of the day.
Whelan’s pub is great for live music and gigs. It is Camden Street. Camden street area is a great place to go at night it has lots of places to eat and many many pubs. I think your kids will like it here. Great atmosphere. You can get the 83 or number 9 bus directly from our bus stop.
Dublin’s ‘villages’ of Stoneybatter on the Northside or Ranelagh and Portabello on the Southside are worth exploring.
Rathmines is a lovely area just 10 mins walk from the city. It has many pubs and Restaurants. It has a beautiful old Cinema called The Stella. You can drink Cocktails with seat service and some of the seats are like beds! Its expensive but a lovely experience. Might be a nice night out with your girlfriend. You can get the 83 bus directly from out bus stop. Its very close to Camden street which is great for a night out.
Outside of Dublin but not too far away:
Take a DART train from the city centre in either direction to the coast to Howth or Bray, you can’t go wrong, lovely either way. Howth has great cliff walks and Bray to Greystones or Greystones cliff walk is amazing. Happy Pear restaurant and Harbour Bar are good to eat in.
Powerscourt House and Gardens is a lovely day out.
Dun Laoghaire food market on Sunday is great and you can boat from there to Howth.
Glendalough is lovely for hikes around the lakes in the Wicklow mountains and you can take public tours from town.
Rural Pub Tours is a great fun way to get to some of the countryside pubs.
Hope you have a lovely time,
Leanne, Lionel, Holly & Penny
Please call or email me with any questions, or for further recommendations: 00353 87 970 9644
My next door neighbour Katherine will be happy to help you if need anything. She is in number 18. 2nd House from the end.