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Lusk, Rush area

I am a older lady, comfortable traveling alone.

My ancestral family came from the Lusk-Rush area and I would like to visit there May 2-7. I will not have a car. Where do you suggest I lodge? I have a slight preference for hotel over B&B and would like to keep the nightly rate under $150 or so. I will be relying on public transportation and taxi. Also any recommendations for dining or day trips? vyn

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1. Re: Lusk, Rush area

Don't have any details of accommodation in Rush/Lusk but there are several hotels in Swords about 5 miles away -though Swords hotels are more focussed on airport business and overnight stays, and may not offer the amenities that other longer-stay hotels would offer. Check out the Travelodge and Tulip Hotels in Swords as possibilities.

However, Rush & Lusk are more accessible by public transport that Swords, as the local station is servied by fairly frequent commuter rail from central Dublin. I would suggest that you check out accommodation possibilities in Rush and Lusk area due to easier access.

Even better, check out accommodation in Malahide (Grand Hotel is one possibility), as Malahide is close to Rush & Lusk, is on the same commuter rail line, is also served by DART (principal commuter rail in Dublin) and is a very pleasant location in its own right. It is also quite close to Dublin Airport (about 15 mins by taxi).

As for things to do, easy trips in the area include Howth and Dublin itself, all by rail.

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2. Re: Lusk, Rush area

I'm not hugely familiar with the villages in rural County Dublin either. I only visit Rush and Skerries to go bird-watching on occasions.

You might consider staying in Malahide or Skerries as well as Rush or Lusk . Malahide might make a better base as you also have the choice of visiting Dublin City very easily.

http://www.visitmalahide.com/

malahidecastle.com/malahidecastle/default.asp

Skerries:

http://www.skerrieshomepage.com/mills.htm

http://www.redbank.ie/

http://www.skerriesmills.org/

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3. Re: Lusk, Rush area

Welcome to Ireland and welcome to TA!

I can recommend the Red Bank in Skerries. Highly rated for food and as a 3start plus guesthouse. There are no hotels in Skerries, but the Redback is as big as it gets, and it will be in budget.

There are frequent buses between Skerries, Rush and Lusk (check out route 33 at www.dublinbus.ie). While there is a rail service, the station is 1-2 miles from Rush and Lusk, and is more in the countryside.

I think you would enjoy Skerries - very walkable. May is a nice time-plenty of weekend sailing activity down the harbour etc.

Also plenty of taxis (or hackney's) in Skerries.

From Skerries you could get a train direct to Dublin city centre or to Malahide, or up to Drogheda. You could even go up to Belfast, with a change in Drogheda, if you wanted.

As I live in the area, let me know if you have any questions.

Hope that helps.

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4. Re: Lusk, Rush area

There's no more Tulip Inn in Swords. It's been Premier Inn for quite a while. It's a pleasant enough stay but if you have no car it's more or less in the middle of a retail park with little around it and it's very hard to get to Lusk from there (handy for Dublin Airport, though). Also, the Rush and Lusk railway station is close to neither place and is quite a long walk from either destination. Rush is a long established seaside getaway for Dubliners and Lusk is a rural village which has expanded recently with a lot of mass housing and few amenities to service it. Not a lot going on there really. To my knowledge neither of these places can lay claim to a decent hotel. If you don't mind paying for a taxi, you could stay at a pretty nice beach side hotel in Donabate, which is one stop down the railway line from Rush/Lusk. The beach is about 2km long and the hotel can arrange free transport from there to the railway station in the middle of the village, about 2km from the hotel. You can also ask the hotel to organise a taxi pick up for you from Rush/Lusk station to either place. Much more to see in Rush, including two nice beaches. Not a lot to see in Lusk, with the exception of an abbey and round tower.

http://www.watersidehousehotel.ie/

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