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Where to stay outside of Dublin?

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Where to stay outside of Dublin?

We are visiting Ireland for the second time, this time taking our 23 year old daughter Kelly. We have not been to Dublin and would like to spend about 5 days in the area. Is it reasonable to see downtown Dublin sights along with some day trips in this amount of time?

We are from Colorado USA and are thinking of staying in a more quiet, country or seaside area just outside Dublin. But it needs to be a town where we can easily catch the train to Dublin, perhaps no more than a 30 or 45 minute ride. Any recommendations?

The two side trips we want to take are Bru na Boinne and Glendalough.

thanks for any advice you can give us!

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1. Re: Where to stay outside of Dublin?

Dun Laoghaire, a pleasant coastal town, only about 20 minutes by DART (train) into Dublin city centre and I'd really recommend the Royal Marine hotel for accommodation.

For Dart timetables: www.irishrail.ie

For Glendalough tours: www.wildwicklow.ie

I believe their tours collect outside Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal.

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2. Re: Where to stay outside of Dublin?

Malahide which is just north of Dublin City might suit your needs.

It is served by the DART train which would take you right in to the City.

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3. Re: Where to stay outside of Dublin?

Another option is Howth,a lovely fishing village,great places to eat & excellent rail & bus services into Dublin

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4. Re: Where to stay outside of Dublin?

All three of the places mentioned so far are excellent choices.

When we went to Ireland for the first time with our 20+-aged children, we stayed (in 2 rooms) in a B&B in Malahide. It was a perfect choice for us. We could easily get to Dublin via DART (or bus) and there was transportation available late enough for us to stay for the Traditional Musical Pub Crawl. Our B&B had free parking, so we kept our car and used it for day trips to Glendalough, Newgrange and Trim. In the evenings, we ate in the local Malahide restaurants/pubs and then walked along the coast or through the gardens/forest at Malahide Castle. At the end of our stay, we were 15 minutes from Dublin Airport for our return to the U.S.

Colorado
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5. Re: Where to stay outside of Dublin?

Thank you, Trip Advisor friends.

These are great ideas. I looked at Malahide and also Howth and Dun Laoghaire--great choices!

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6. Re: Where to stay outside of Dublin?

Why the deference? Nothing wrong with Dublin.

Stay in town and enjoy.

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7. Re: Where to stay outside of Dublin?

One of the reasons we stay out of town these days is because we don't really enjoy it!

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8. Re: Where to stay outside of Dublin?

An area between Malahide and DunLaoghaire is Blackrock it is smaller than both but on the same train line into Dublin. It has some B/B and one maybe two hotels but it also has a wonderful park it is right on the sea and a Bird Santury nature reserve. You can also get into Dublin by bus or a quick hop into Ballsbridge or Blackrock town for restaurants and pubs.You should be able to look at it on Google Street View.

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9. Re: Where to stay outside of Dublin?

I think we're actually leaning toward staying in town because there is so much to see and it would be convenient. Some people commented that it is very noisy in town and we all like to get some sleep.

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10. Re: Where to stay outside of Dublin?

This one is central and quiet.

www.buswells.ie/

And you won't hear a pin drop at this one.

thecastlehotelgroup.com/StauntonsontheGreen/…