Comments on general areas for relocation to Dublin

Comments on general areas for relocation to Dublin

Postby jspruit » Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:21 pm

I am moving from the states to Dublin at the first of July. Any comments/ideas on areas that are desirable to live in or areas that you would recommend that I stay away from? Will be looking for a job at an architecture firm shortly after settiling down and any suggestions for decent firms for a graduate architect with four years of experience would be welcome as well.
Thanks in advance
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Re: Comments on general areas for relocation to Dublin

Postby Frank Taylor » Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:05 pm

Desirable areas could mean different things

here's a tiny sample:

Snob value
Foxrock, Howth, Killiney, Dalkey

Good train connection to city centre
(On the DART or Luas lines):
Dun Laoghaire, Dundrum, Blackrock, Castleknock, Ranelagh

By the sea
Sandymount, Blackrock, Killiney

Quality of housing
Glenageary, Foxrock, Killiney, Rathmines, Drummcondra

Lively/hip areas
Ranelagh, Portobello, Temple Bar

My favourite would be Ranelagh as it has most of the above (except the sea) and you can walk there from the city centre or catch the luas.

You need a large budget. Even half a million $ would only get you a small 2 bedroom house in these areas.
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Re: Comments on general areas for relocation to Dublin

Postby StephenC » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:27 pm

For Character

Fatima Mansions - although you'd better be quick
St Michaels House, Inchicore.....just a few minutes from the city centre in a charming village location
Ballymun - might be a bit far from a cappuccino though
Darndale......nestling among the soft rolling hills of north county Dublin
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Re: Comments on general areas for relocation to Dublin

Postby jspruit » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:58 pm

Thanks for your initial comments. I am sorry for being so vague on my initial post.
I am specifically looking for a place to rent with roommates for a couple of months. I would like my own room in a shared apartment or house. I am interested in areas that are not too suburban like, maybe something on the up and coming in terms of repuation, close to transportation to the city center, and that are fairly safe. I am not particularly interested in snobiness or areas with the coolest pubs-some local atmosphere and nieghborhood cohesiveness and flavor is more what I am looking for.
Again, thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Comments on general areas for relocation to Dublin

Postby PVC King » Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:16 am

StephenC wrote:For Character

Fatima Mansions - although you'd better be quick
St Michaels House, Inchicore.....just a few minutes from the city centre in a charming village location
Ballymun - might be a bit far from a cappuccino though
Darndale......nestling among the soft rolling hills of north county Dublin


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Re: Comments on general areas for relocation to Dublin

Postby Andrew Duffy » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:24 am

Fatima Mansions - although you'd better be quick
St Michaels House, Inchicore.....just a few minutes from the city centre in a charming village location
Ballymun - might be a bit far from a cappuccino though
Darndale......nestling among the soft rolling hills of north county Dublin


Just for the record, these are all areas you should avoid.
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Re: Comments on general areas for relocation to Dublin

Postby mickeydocs » Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:07 pm

Andrew Duffy wrote:Just for the record, these are all areas you should avoid.



commuting in Dublin is a nightmare... I would suggest basing your accomodation in relation to your place of work
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Re: Comments on general areas for relocation to Dublin

Postby manstein » Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:41 pm

just get any place in dublin and when you find employment work out the best bus/luas/train routes and then base your next move on that.

mickeydocs wrote:commuting in Dublin is a nightmare... I would suggest basing your accomodation in relation to your place of work
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