Single bedroom with shared bathroom. No meals catered for but amenities to cook, can arrange for cereal, bread and fruit to be available until guest can shop.. Tea & coffee available all day. Single €35 per night, special rates can be discussed. Double room also available €45 per night.
Close to city centre (20min on the bus) with bus stop at entrance to estate. The airport bus stops 10 min walk from the house (the journey from the airport takes 30 min). Lucan area of Dublin. There's also a train station 15 minutes away that would take you to the Dublin city centre and to Kildare.
There are quite a few annual events worth knowing about before you book your holiday. First, of course, there's St Patrick's Day, still by far the biggest entry in the Dublin calendar. It's now celebrated with plentiful pints of the black stuff the world over, but Dublin is the fun's epicentre. As long as you can cope with the crowds, the weather and the queues, there's no better place to enjoy it.
Calmer heads prevail in the summer at the excellent Dublin Writers Festival and the Bloomsday Festival: the latter celebrates the works of James Joyce, while the former pulls in some of the world's best writers. That sort of thing would bore the bejaysus out of most of the people packed into the stands for the Six Nations rugby tournament each spring, of course. But then, to each his own.