Frequently Asked Questions – Dublin

How do I secure a booking at the apartment?

Check that your dates are available on our Bookings Calendars here and drop us an email to reserve – or enquire only – on the dates and other details. Booking confirmed, we will quickly send you our Proposed rental agreement for the stay and our PayPal invoice for the 30% advance due (30% of the total amount due).

On our receipt of this payment, your dates are Secured! We will immediately send the Interim rental agreement in receipt of this, plus our further useful information on a stay in the Apartment, and our Guides on enjoying Dublin City and the Wider Regions.

If your Reservation is made within 6 weeks of the Check-in Date, we will require early payment of the Total Amount Due to secure the reservation and move forward with our preparation plans for your very nice arrival and stay.

Where is your location in Dublin City?

Where is your location in Dublin City?

The apartment is located on Cork Street, Dublin 8 – in a small private complex called The Barley House, and this is located on the corner junction of Cork Street with Marrowbone Lane.

On Marrowbone Lane, it is a mere 3-minute walk to the Guinness Storehouse – which is also in view from the bedroom windows! A visit to the museum there is one of the top activities for many visitors to the town, and for after the tour there is a marvellous array of hop-on/hop-off tour buses, taxis and horse-drawn jarveys that will whizz you off on tours of nearby Thomas Street – a busy arts & design quarter of the city, famous Francis Street – Dublin City’s antiques quarter of town, and on through the Christ Church / Dublin Castle / Dame Street nexus and down to Stephen’s Green, or the popular Temple Bar Quarter of town – all of this heaven for the explorers among you, putting you right into the heart of matters in Dublin City Centre.

Our Google map link is

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zIi5vXjKw6i0.kaaNXvfsCCEs&hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&z=15

Do you have a Google map-l;ink?

Google maplink:

Yes indeed, here is the link to our location in Dublin City Centre:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zIi5vXjKw6i0.kaaNXvfsCCEs&hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&z=15

What Transport Systems are available on our arrival?

Arriving into Dublin Airport, and coming along to Cork Street

It is so easy to catch a Taxi just outside the Arrivals Hall Exit area and be driven directly to Cork Street. The cost of this journey is apx 35/- euro for a standard car carrying 2 to 3 passengers and 2 to 3 pieces of heavy luggage. The larger People Carrier is apx 40/-  euro, carrying some 4 to 5 guests with plenty of luggage capacity in the hold!

Arriving with a car?

Please locate and pull in just further into the MARROWBONE LANE side-street, where the Car Gate entrance to the underground car-park is located. Remember: our complex is located on the corner junction of Cork Street with Marrowbone Lane. This side-street can get busy with traffic passing through, so please be patient / take your time in locating somewhere safe to pull in – close by please. Then ensure to have phoned us so we can come along to help and guide you in.

Coach bus services to and from Dublin City

There are excellent and regular COACH BUS services running from Dublin City Centre to all of the major cities and towns of Ireland. These are regular and superb services, with on-board WiFi and even a WC.

Citylink (excellent & fast/nonstop services) http://www.citylink.ie//

GoBus (excellent & fast/nonstop services) http://www.gobus.ie//

And Bus Eireann, the national bus carrier.  Who are obliged to stop in many of the smaller towns en route, therefore slower to reach a destination; but an interesting way to see life behind the motorways! http://www.buseireann.ie/

Train services in Ireland – http://www.irishrail.ie/

Car Hire in Ireland

 – Enterprise Car Hire http://www.enterprise.ie/

Budget Rent-a-car http://www.budget.ie/

Our Google map link:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zIi5vXjKw6i0.kaaNXvfsCCEs&hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&z=15

What is your Check-in time / Check-out time?

CHECK-IN TIME is between 2:30pm and 4:30pm (GMT) on Arrivals day;

  – CHECK-OUT TIME is up to 10:30/11:00am (GMT) on Departures day.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON DAWN ARRIVALS: we will often have prior guests busy with their departure on the morning of your arrival, and they do not have to depart €the apartment until 10:30/11am. Our Housekeeping Team require some 2+ hours from then to prepare everything perfectly for your stay.

We CANNOT receive you at the Apartment until the 2:30pm to 4:30pm Check-in time.

IF you are flying in at the DAWN HOURS and you wish for an early morning check-in, you must RESERVE FROM THE PREVIOUS DAY and this way, we can prepare everything on this previous day, and you can check in as early as you wish.

What are Local Amenities like near the Cork Street Apartment?

Local Amenities at the Cork Street Apartment

Are excellent!

Just beside our small complex is a superb and busy ‘Centra’ corner shop for convenience-groceries, spirits, beers & beverages – with the Cork Street Post Office also in situ here and a most useful ATM cash machine too.

There is a large pharmacy just beside this, and just across the street – a little further down – is a wonderful, large LIDL Supermarket, offering an excellent selection of fresh & cured meats, fresh fruits, salads & vegetables, a wide variety of wines, beers, spirits and liqueurs from around the world, and almost everything else you will need to enjoy provisioning for your stay on Cork Street.

The head office of a large Taxi Firm operating throughout Dublin City is located on the ground floor of our apartment complex – VIP Taxis, making it wonderfully easy to pop in and book a car for whenever you like: returning to the airport, how easy! Whizzing downtown on a rainy day, easy again! Dressing up to head off on a special event – book a car!

A short hop downtown brings you to an abundant world of shops, shops & shops! Plus museums, galleries, cafes, restaurants and shopping of all descriptions!

What are our Transport options WITHIN Dublin City?

There are excellent and regular Dublin City Bus services running along Cork Street throughout the day, from 7am to 11pm.

These buses have dedicated ‘bus lanes’ from our location on Cork Street – into the deep city centre, and will whizz you in minutes to Christ Church Plaza, Dublin Castle, Trinity College, and on through to O’Connell Street – four key points in the city center for many outings and gatherings.

We are also superbly close to a LUAS Tram stop (Greenline, Fatima Stop)), which offers you a most interesting alternative method of travelling into the deep city centre.  Enroute, you will travel alongside the River Liffey and deep into the heart of Dublin’s shopping & commercial districts – Henry Street & Jervis Street shopping centres and indoor shopping malls, visit Dublin’s theatre & entertainment ‘HQ’ such as the famous Abbey Theatre, the Point / O2 Arena down within the newly rebuilt Docklands quarter – where you will also find the striking new National Convention / Conference Centre on the Liffey quayside, and fabulous National Theatre across the river – swish and contemporary, and yours to share with.

Just 2 stops from Fatima brings you to Heuston Station – one of Dublin City’s Trainline hubs for national routes – from Heuston you can so easily hop onto a train for Galway City, Sligo, Limerick, Cork, etc.

Or continue on the LUAS to Amiens Street / Connolly Station – another main Trainline hubs for national routes – and hop onto a train northwards for Belfast City and the Titanic Exhibition; or southwards for the gardens and magical hills of Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, & Kilkenny..

Sit back and enjoy the scenery on your day trips!

Things are looking good! - what Trips & Tours can we do from Cork Street?

By Staying on Cork Street!

You are on a truly rich vein of Dublin’s ancient, historic, social and cultural heritage! – and now excellent for catching the flavor of a contemporary & busy capital city.  Your ease of access to key points of the city center is second to none, with the Guinness Storehouse, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, the Chester Beatty Library, and Trinity College Dublin ALL directly on our route. With extremely regular bus services picking you up almost outside the door, you can quickly become immersed in most interesting tours and explorations.  And the Guinness Storehouse is just a 5-minute walk down Marrowbone Lane, which is right beside our small apartment complex – and in wonderful view from the bedroom windows of the apartment itself. Bus services also whizz you in minutes to Christ Church Plaza, Dublin Castle, Trinity College, and on through to O’Connell Street – four key points in the city center for many outings and gatherings. A further option is to catch the Luas Tram system – our Fatima stop is just a 3-minute walk away, and this will bring you along the River Liffey deep into the heart of Dublin’s Henry Street & Jervis Street shopping precincts, and into Dublin’s theatre and entertainment venues such as the famous Abbey Theatre, The Point & O2 Arenas, the striking new National Convention & Conference Centre, and the new National Theatre in Dublin’s swish, contemporary Docklands areas.  And then: wonderful Trips and Tours to discover the beautiful scenery of the Dublin & Wicklow gardens, mountains and hills – a joy to explore.

Do you have other Apartments we can rent?

Our apoligies, we operate just the 1 Apt in Dublin City..

But Yes! – over in fabulous Galway City, we offer 4 wonderful short rental options available throughout the year – in our perfect & eminently suitable location for being at the heart of matters in Galway – The Crescent, Galway City. Please enjoy a look at:

www.vrbo.com/313223 – the Coach House, 3DBR, private Townhouse located just behind our period house on The Crescent: sleeps 6 to 8+ guests.

www.vrbo.com/249968 – the Silver Teal Apartment, 2DBR, beautiful period house apartment: sleeps 4 to 6 guests.

www.vrbo.com/408583 – the Silver Acres Apartment, 1DBR, beautiful period house apartment: sleeps 2 to 3 guests.

www.homeaway.co.uk/1138836 – the Silver Heron Apartment, 1DBR, beautiful prriod house apartment: sleeps 2 to 3 guests.

But do remember to come back to here – our website – to send a Booking Request to us; otherwise you could incur the commission/booking fees of the online advertising hosts/platforms.

Is there a hairdryer at the unit?

Is there a hairdryer at the unit?

Yes indeed, you will always find a hairdryer, a straightener, and a curling tongs in the ‘equipment basket’ in each bedroom.  We also leave some ‘antique’ towels there for when running a quick colour through that shiny head of hair, and do Please use these rather than our fresh Guest Towels for such tasks, because we really don’t like our fresh towels being run with chemical dyes etc; our humble apologies on this – and our deep appreciations! 🙂

How can I contact other guests who have stayed at your apartments?

How can I contact other guests who have stayed at your apartments?

We regularly post authentic Reviews to our website from many prior guests, and these reviews are very important to us.  We are also happy to request if prior guests would email you; just let us know.

Frequently Asked Questions – Galway

How do I secure a booking at the option I want?

Check that your dates are available on our Bookings Calendars here and drop us an email to reserve – or enquire only  – on the dates and other details. Booking confirmed, we will quickly send you our Proposed rental agreement for the stay and our PayPal invoice for the 30% advance due (30% of the total amount due).

On our receipt of this payment, your dates are Secured! We will immediately send the Interim rental agreement in receipt of this, plus our further useful information on a stay in the Apartment, and our Guides on enjoying Dublin City and the Wider Regions.

If your Reservation is made within 6 weeks of the Check-in Date, we will require early payment of the Total Amount Due to secure the reservation and move forward with our preparation plans for your very nice arrival and stay.

What is your Check-in / Check-out Time?

CHECK-IN TIME is between 2:30pm and 4:30pm (GMT) on Arrivals day;

  – CHECK-OUT TIME is up to 10:30/11:00am (GMT) on Departures day.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON DAWN ARRIVALS: we will often have prior guests busy with their departure on the morning of your arrival, and they do not have to depart the apartment until 10:30/11am. Our Housekeeping Team require some 2+ to 3+ hours from then to prepare everything perfectly for your stay.

We CANNOT receive you at the House / Apartment until the 2:30pm to 4:30pm Check-in time.

IF you are flying in at the DAWN HOURS and you wish for an early morning check-in, you must RESERVE FROM THE PREVIOUS DAY and this way, we can prepare everything on this previous day, and you can check in as early as you wish.

We’re coming from overseas and are a large guest group - how many persons can you accommodate?

No problem at all, please have a look at our 4 options available all year round:  the beautiful & separate Coach House located to the rere of our Main House at Devon Place on The Crescent, and 3 beautiful apartments just across within the Main House itself.

  • the Coach House,also on vrbo.com/313223, 3DBR – sleeps 6 to 8+ guests, standard rate euro330/nt
  • the Silver Teal Apartment, also on vrbo.com/2499682DBR, sleeps 4 to 5+ guests, standard rate euro265/nt
  • the Silver Acres Apartment, also on vrbo.com/408583, 1DBR, sleeps 2 to 3 guests, standard rate euro135/nt
  • the Silver Heron Apartment,also on homeaway.co.uk/1138836, 1DBR, sleeps 2 to 3 guests, standard rate euro135/nt

And for a stay in Dublin City we operate:

         the Cork Street Apartment, also on www.vrbo.com/191923, 2DBR – sleeps 4 to 5 guests; superbly smart, warm & welcoming. An excellent apartment in a superb location for Dublin’s top heritage sites – the Guinness Storehouse, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle & Trinity College; 3-night rate euro295/nt.

WE WOULD URGE that you would let us know / reserve your options at the earliest time possible in advance, as this is the highest opportunity of more-than-one options being available for your desired dates.

Where is your location in Galway City?

Silver Crescent – Coach House and period Apartments are located at Devon Place on The Crescent, Galway City.

The Crescent in Galway City is an elegant original old residential street of town located just around the corner from Sea Road, with everything in town So Walkable! Down along Sea Road, this quickly leads you into the heart of matters via the busy Dominick Street areas and ‘Latin quarters’ of town, where you will find many excellent cafes, restaurants, traditional Irish pubs, live music and most interesting explorations all along the way. In the other direction, you are remarkably close to the 10-kilometre walking trail laid on the seaside promenades of Salthill and Blackrock – an outdoor haven for thousands of Galwegians in their daily walk or run ‘along the prom’. What better way to start the day than a fresh walk, cycle or run along these promenades, and a pot of hot tea or coffee / Irish breakfast afterwards at one of the many nice cafes and restaurants in Salthill itself!

We’re hopping into a taxi at Galway’s bus / train station - how do we find you?

Arriving by Taxi from Galway Train or Coachbus Station: a 3- to 5-min drive, depending on traffic…

Please request the driver to bring you to No. 1, The Crescent – and trust us on this. DO NOT mention the words ‘Devon Place’ because many taxi drivers nowadays are not familiar with Galway City street-names, and will simply opt for bringing you to an area called Devon Park which is located ten minutes away out in Salthill.

Arriving comfortably at No.1, The Crescent: you will see signage just inside the front garden railing of this house that this is The Crescent Medical Practice – good job!  Just across from this please also see a new block/building called Hanley House, this again is good. You are almost at the Your Time in Ireland House located exactly at No. 3 Devon Place – and this is simply 3 houses ‘back’ from The Crescent Medical Practice – in the town direction, where you will also walk across the mouth of a small side street called Palmyra Park in coming to our Devon Place stretch on The Crescent.

With a 1970’s-style apartment block on the corner junction of Palmyra Park/Devon Place, trust us – Devon Place is this small stretch of 4 adjoining 3-storey town houses leading you towards Montpellier Terrace and around that corner – to Sea Road and the town centre.

Please now look amongst these 4 tall townhouses at Devon Place – each 3-storeys tall and each with an easily identifiable SMALL front garden (compared to much longer gardens at the front of houses further up along The Crescent). Please look for our house with the trim green hedge around the front garden – we’re the only ones with such a hedge just along here. You will also see a large nameplate embedded in this hedge for DV Mannion & Co, Chartered Accountants. And you will see our RED hall door with the number 3 on it – well done again, this is our lovely old period House at #3 Devon Place on The Crescent.

We’re arriving by car - how do we find you?

Arriving by car – all roads lead to Galway!

As you approach Galway City from all periphery roads, follow all signs for the City Centre via Galway Docks/Harbour. This will bring you to entering Galway on the sea side part of town down, and simply follow this until you are driving alongside the docks area (boats on your left side) – into a one-way system in the Salthill direction. The Crescent is a very well-known street just a turn to the right after Joyce’s Supermarket on Fr Griffin Road.  A full and detailed Location Guide will follow in our Arrival & Welcome information.

As you proceed along this brief one-way system you will come around a sharp 90 corner to the right, where (if there’s time) you’ll see Galway Civic Museum and Spanish Arch on your left side, and the PALAS Cinema on your right side. Continue driving along all this – to go over Wolfe Tone Bridge where you will quickly see Galway’s Fire Brigade HQ on your left side, and a glimpse of the old Claddagh quarter on your left side. Continue driving along: you will now be on Fr Griffin Road, and once again – on your left side, you will quickly see the Galway Technical Institute building – see GTI/Gretb sign high up on its facing wall. Continue along but careful now – just after this you will see the above-mentioned JOYCE’S Supermarket on your left-side. Look now for the Traffic Signal just after the supermarket, where you Must Turn Right.

This turn brings you onto a small stretch called Fr Griffin Avenue; simply continue along slowly now – across the mouth of Sea Road which you cannot miss on your right side. Once across this mouth, immediately now Slow Down, indicate to the right and pull over to park on the right-side footpath/kerb.  Trust us! – you are now at the brief Devon Place on The Crescent stretch –  4 tall terraced houses. WARNING – you have Driven Too Far if you drive past a new building called ‘Hanley House’ on your left side. If so, please turn back as soon as you can safely do this, and simply pull over across the street from Hanley House, to park up along the kerb/pathway – trust us, you are safely delivered to Devon Place on The Crescent!

By one of you stepping out of the car now, please walk to the laneway entrance running up and around the back of these 4 tall adjoining houses. You will see – at knee height – street nameplates for ‘Devon Place’ on the left side of the lane entrance and ‘Montpellier Terrace’ on the right side of the lane entrance.

At this lane entrance, walk back to No. 3 Devon Place – this is the terraced house with a full green hedge surrounding the small front garden, and look for the business nameplate of DVMannion & Co Chartered Accountants embedded in this hedge. This is our building – No.3 Devon Place ON The Crescent – come on in! Your apartment is located inside No. 3 and depending on the time of day, one of us in Your Time in Ireland will be inside to guide you to your apartment.

Unless by pre-arrangement, yours is a Self-Check-in and if so, please locate your key-set, the details of which we will have emailed privately to you.

Staying in the Coach House? – please return to the private laneway described earlier, and walk up along this, turning left around the corner at the top, where you cannot miss seeing the Coach House – a 2-storey private townhouse, painted white, with a plum-coloured hall door, and the words ‘Coach House’ engraved on some lovely old granite stone just outside the front hall door/front wall.

A small further note on our location at 3 Devon Place on The Crescent, Galway City

A small further note on our location at Devon Place on The Crescent, Galway City

The ‘Devon Place’ part is the important part to note!  this is a small stretch of 5 houses called Devon Place on The Crescent – and is not to be confused with #3 The Crescent, which is different house further up the street.  Important Note: many GPS systems do not have Devon Place as a location in their mapping system (we have no idea why!!); and many new taxi drivers are not familiar with local street names, often confusing Devon Place with a location out in Salthill called Devon Park. As soon as you see Hanley House, request them to stop the car. Otherwise, it will all take an extra ten-mins or longer with heavy traffic – and extra cost.

Locating our Car Park

Locating our Car Park

Please drive slowly up and along the private laneway – as described above, remembering to pull in side wing mirrors for the early narrow part between the two old houses at the beginning. Everything widens out very comfortably after that first part.  Our car park is just across from the Coach House, with a capacity for 6 cars.  We request please that when parking – please ensure you park as closely as possible to the side walls, and as close as possible to the back wall of the Main House. And often, it is wise to reverse into the parking slot, so you can comfortably depart on trips and tours over the following days.

Are you staying in the Coach House?

Are you staying in the Coach House?

 – please locate this at the back of our Main House at No. 3 Devon Place on The Crescent…

The Coach House is located up and along a small laneway directly off the Devon Place stretch of The Crescent. Once you have located our Main House at No. 3 Devon Place on The Crescent (read above), simply walk in the town direction for 2 more houses, and looking at the corner edge of the garden railings of the houses here you will see – at knee height ‘Devon Place’ on the left side house railing, and ‘Montpellier Terrace’ on the right side house railing.  This is the laneway entrance to the Coach House, and on waking up along this lane, you will quickly find the Coach House awaiting you: white painted, plum-coloured hall door, and the words ‘Coach House’ engraved in a limestone block on the front wall.

Is there a supermarket / liquer store close by?

Local amenities on The Crescent

A large and superb Supermarket (JOYCES) is located at one end of The Crescent: on coming out our garden gate or exiting the Coach House laneway – simply turn left, walk across the mouth of Sea Road – onto Fr Griffin Avenue, and at the traffic signals just ahead, turn left – to find JOYCE’S SUPERMARKET just across the street. Superbly-stocked with fabulous fresh produce, greens, fruits, meats & fish – plus an excellent take-away deli counter – and an excellent – Wines, Beers & Spirits from Around the World section in there too, plus ATM point, Post office and Pharmacy in the immediate vicinity, you are extremely well-looked after for all your day to day needs while staying on The Crescent. Down along Sea Road just after the Jesuit Church & high school on the left side, you will find ERNIE’S – a marvellous gourmet store & specialist foods provenders – again, a superb array of fresh fruits and salad items, condiments galore, and the enjoyable prospect of a small chat with Ernie himself on world affairs if there’s time available in the day, ♣..

Is there a hairdryer at the unit?

Is there a hairdryer at the unit?

Yes indeed, you will always find a hairdryer, a straightener, and a curling tongs in the ‘equipment basket’ in each bedroom.  We also leave some ‘antique’ towels there for when running a quick colour through that shiny head of hair, and do Please use these rather than our fresh Guest Towels for such tasks, because we really don’t like our fresh towels being run with chemical dyes etc; our humble apologies on this – and our deep appreciations! 🙂