Triona met us after our flight was delayed by a few hours and was so helpful and friendly in showing us around and how everything worked. The cottage itself has quite a history. I'm an architect so I was delighted to get to stay in one of the only mid nineteenth century shallow barrel roof residences in Ireland, that was built by the Quakers to support a thriving local industry in brewing in the mid nineteenth century. Yet, it had all the mod cons and was warm, even in winter, cosy, and very peaceful, despite being so close to the bustle of the city. It turned out also that Triona is a harpist so she pointed us in the direction of some great non-touristy "trad sessions" that the locals go to, which was the highlight of the trip. This cottage is such a perfect home from home and we couldn't have got a better host to give us the insider tips on exploring Dublin. We can't wait to stay here again.