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The Travel Inn Dublin

The Travel Inn Dublin

The Travel Inn Dublin is situated at the top of Gardiner Street Dublin, The Travel Inn Dublin has been created within an historical Georgian Building, and offers tourists and guests a comfortable and relaxing environment in which to enjoy their stay in Dublin City.


The Travel Inn Dublin Facilities

Dublin City Centre rooms are provided by The Travel Inn Dublin which is located in the heart of Dublin. The Travel Inn Dublin offers Free Wi-Fi access. The Travel Inn Dublin offers a 24-hour front desk service and a shared modern kitchen facility. Other facilities offered at The Travel Inn Dublin include a shared lounge, a tour desk and luggage storage.

Dublin City Garden across the street from The Travel Inn Dublin

The library area is a favourite among guests as you can chill out and relax after a day shopping or enjoying a night out in Dublin.

Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs EUR 10 per day.

The Travel Inn Dublin Location

The Travel Inn Dublin is 5 minutes walk from Croke Park Stadium, 15 minutes’ walk from Temple Bar and 15 minutes’ walk from Trinity College. Dublin Airport is an easy Bus journey to The Travel Inn Dublin, with most Airport buses and shuttles stopping and picking up on Gardiner Street.

The Travel Inn Dublin Rooms

The Travel Inn Dublin Offers Standard Double Rooms

The Travel Inn Dublin Offers Standard Quadruple Rooms

The Travel Inn Dublin Offers Basic Triple Rooms

The Travel Inn Dublin Offers Standard Twin Rooms

The Travel Inn Dublin Services

Car hire, 24-hour front desk, Tour desk, Luggage storage, Concierge service, Private check-in/check-out, Shared lounge/TV area, Daily Chambermaid service

The Travel Inn Dublin General Information

Safety deposit box in Family rooms

Languages spoken at The Travel Inn Dublin

Lithuanian, Hungarian, Croatian, English

Check-in-From 12:00 hours

Check-out-Until 10:00 hours

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.

The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.


Pets are not allowed.

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Property Prices Dublin 2015

House prices fall for second month in row – CSO

Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers

Dublin based Estate Agent, Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers (01 8603365), has warned that Government initiatives must be directed at ensuring First-Time Buyers are able to get a foot on the property ladder, or the rental market heat-up will continue and a new generation of First-Time buyers will be caught in the Rent-pay/Can’t Save Trap.

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CSO House Prices 2015

The CSO Figures follow a drop in prices in January, traditionally a quiet month for house and apartment sales.

Prices fell by 0.4pc in February. It comes after a fall of 1.4pc in January, new figures out this morning from the Central Statistics Office show.

It is thought that new lending restrictions imposed by the Central Bank are one of the main reasons for the prices decreasing for two months in succession. The new rules came into force last month.

However, nationally prices are still up 14.9pc on an annual basis, the CSO figures show.

In Dublin residential property prices fell by 0.7pc in February.

However, Dublin residential property prices were 21.4pc higher than in February last year.

Estate Agency Savills

Economist with estate agency Savills, Dr John McCartney, said the slowdown in the rate of house price growth was expected.

“Dublin prices have been rising at double-digit rates since the middle of 2013. With base prices increasing it simply gets harder to sustain the same percentage rate of increase.”

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Ed Sheeran, Croke Park 2015

Ed Sheeran, Croke Park 2015

Breaking News: Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is to play Croke Park on Friday July 24th.

This announcement was made by the singer this morning on 2fm.

Ed Sheeran, Croke Park 2015

Ed Sheeran said his appearance at Croke Park will follow on from three sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium and he will then take a break for a year. The Croke Park tickets are expected to cost €69.45.

Ed Sheeran said he never considered playing Croke Park before because of the size of the stadium but he was now in the “peak of my career. I hope it keeps peaking as long as possible.”

The 24 singer, is one of the most successful artists in the world. His sold out for shows at the 3Arena in October and was the biggest selling artist of 2014 in Ireland. X, his latest album, went nine times platinum in Ireland and was the No.1 album in Ireland for 11 weeks.

Ed Sheeran said: “I always love coming back to Ireland. Irish audiences really are among the best in the world. I am so looking forward to stepping onto that stage in the magnificent stadium that is Croke Park on Friday 24 July”

Ed also revealed that he had three songs written for his next album, but had another year to write it. “I want to write a third album and make sure it is good. I don’t want to pass off any old thing.”

Ed Sheeran Tickets go on sale on Thursday 26 February at 9am.

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Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers, Property Price Predication for 2015 Correct

Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers, Property Price Predication for 2015 Correct

Earlier Predictions by Dublin based Estate Agent, Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers (01 8603365), that property prices would continue to rise in 2015, has been borne out by the latest figures from the CSO. Property Group Tynan Martin had stated earlier this month that this would be particularly so in Dublin as demand by a new generation of first-time buyers out-stripes the supply of new homes.

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Residential property prices rose by 16.3 per cent in the year to December with prices in Dublin 23 per cent higher, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Prices rose by 0.4 per cent last month, compared to an increase of 0.5 per cent in November and a rise of 0.3 per cent for the same month a year earlier.

In Dublin, residential prices were up 0.3 per cent in December versus the previous month and compared to a 0.3 per cent rise for December 2013.

Apartment prices in the capital were 21 per cent higher as against the same month a year earlier. However, volumes remained low.

House prices in Dublin remain 35.6 per cent lower than at their peak in early 2007, while apartment prices are 44.9 per cent than at their highest level in February 2007.

Property prices outside of the capital rose by 0.7 per cent last month. Prices were 10.2 per cent higher than in December 2013. The price of property outside of Dublin remains 41.4 per cent lower than at their peak in September 2007.


Property Industry Ireland (PII), an Ibec group that represents businesses working in the property sector, the latest house price data and the announcement of the Central Bank’s new mortgage lending policy showed that affordability would be a key issue for the sector this year.

“While house prices rose 16.3 per cent nationwide, across regions price trends vary considerably. This is down to local economic conditions and different supply and demand needs. The real impact of the mortgage lending policy announced by the Central Bank will need to be very carefully monitored in light of these trends. Initiatives to prevent a housing bubble should not be at the expense of regions, which are only now starting to see new building taking place, or first-time buyers and tenants in cities who struggle to raise a deposit,” said PII director Peter Stafford.

“If there are continued shortages of housing in high-demand areas, it will both undermine quality of life and Ireland’s competitiveness. Affordability is both a social issue and an economic one. A national property strategy, overseen by real cross-agency engagement and evidence-based policy, is the best way to promote regional growth and ensure a stable, functioning housing sector,” he added.

Alan McQuaid, chief economist with Merrion Capital said the underlying housing market is a lot stronger than the official data suggests as the CSO figures are based on mortgage draw-downs and don’t include cash transactions.

“Although cash sales are not as high now compared with the start of 2014, they are still significant, accounting for roughly one in three of every transaction,” he said.

He added the generally improving economic backdrop should help to sustain the house price recovery in the short-term even with credit restrictions.

“Taking all the factors into consideration, an increase of 10 per cent is projected for 2015,” he said.

Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers

Tynan Martin Auctioneers is a Member Firm of The Irish Auctioneers & Valuers Institute and has expert knowledge of the local property market. Our highly trained personnel who have a combined experience of over thirty five years are there to assist in all matters relating to property sales and lettings.

If you are considering selling or renting your home then contact Martin Tynan MIPAV at our office for a prompt and efficient service (01 8603365).

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Irish House Party Review 2015

The Irish House Party Dublin Ireland Review 2015

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Lansdowne Hotel

27 – 29 Pembroke Road

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

Phone: +353 (0) 1 668 2522

For those of us who were reared on the finest of Irish traditional music, dance and folklore there can be nothing more disappointing than the often ‘plastic’ portrayal of those fine traditions by commercially centred enterprises to pander to a less than patriotic version of our traditions and nationhood. However, that is all about to change, and for the good.


Often, as I have reviewed the hospitality industry in Ireland, I have been pained by scratchy CD representations of Irish music, I have been unhappy to watch tired Irish dancers ‘perform’ their third ‘tourist’ show of the day. Finally, there is Celtic light at the end of the dark tunnel of gross commercialism.

In 2015, The Irish House Party nestled in the comfort and welcome of The Lansdowne Hotel, Dublin, launch the revival of traditional Irish music and dance in all its glory. Gone are the big blasts and fads of the Riverdance era and its substitutes, and returned are the soft furnishings, and cosy surrounds of a Traditional Irish House Party.

The Irish House Party Bar partnership with The Lansdowne Hotel offer a high standard of hospitality and present guests with an ambiance that is both welcoming and traditional, in the finest sense of the word traditional, the glowing charm of soft tones and traditional furnishings make the Irish House Party and Lansdowne Hotel a unique home from home experience. The Irish House Party musicians and dancers, coupled with The Lansdowne Team are professional, courteous and offer all that is so often lost in our once famous Cead Mile Failte.

Unlike the often stand offish performers one fines at large commercially driven venues, at The Irish House Party, Ireland’s champion musicians and performers casually introduce themselves around the tables and sit for some banter if so invited to do so. The Irish House Party presents as one thing above all else, a labour of love, it is clear that this is a partnership born out of love for all things Irish, a passion to wrestle Irish culture and tradition back from the grasp of brute commercialism.

As dozens of guests fill out the famous Druid’s restaurant, the air fills with an aroma of traditional Irish food, fresh Dublin produce tickles at the nostrils, while pints of Guinness are served at the perfect temperature and smooth white head. The food is of the highest standard and would sit easily on the menu of Dublin’s finest Restaurants. While the Irish House Party offers a night of all things Irish, the wine connoisseur will not to be disappointed, with The Lansdowne serving such suburb choices as Tocornal Sauvignon Blanc and Tocornal Cabernet Sauvignon, just to mention two.

And what would an Irish night be without Murphy’s Irish Stout, Murphy’s Red Ale, Beamish Irish Stout and so forth, all of which combine to make a great meal, a world class experience.

Following food, drink and banter in Druid’s Restaurant and The famous Den Bar, The Irish House Party bring back all that is genuine about The Irish Cultural experience.

The Lansdowne Hotel does echo with the haunting sounds of hundreds of years of all that is good about Irish Culture and Tradition, music and song are not only played but explained, instruments are not a mystery but visualisations used to explain their time and place in our long rich history. Three hundred year old tunes, that made Leonardo De Caprio and Kate Winslet famous in the great epic Titanic, captured the hand and foot stamping mood of the guests gathered, Bono and U2 echo from the traditional instruments as easily as the lyrics written by 1916 Patriot and Irish hero Padraig Pearse.

A session with the Irish House Party is as much about music appreciation as it is about concert and performance; time is taken to explain the instruments, the songs, the dance and the music. The dancers step up causally and periodically, to perform what can only be described as dancing Gymnastics, the dancers remind the audience, that one does not have to be on a big stage with multi-million Euro backing sets to perform and transcend the very essence of Irish Dance.

Following rapturous applause from the guests gathered, many from America, New Zealand, our own Fair City and other parts of the world it is time to return to the Irish House Party Bar banter in The Den Bar where yet more musicians had gather to beat out a crescendo of tunes that see even the most restrained, foot-tapping, hand clapping and singing along with the memories stoked by a timeless echo of ancient tradition.

The Irish House Party has returned Irish music, dance and culture to its true home, that is home is The Lansdowne Hotel which has been home to true Irish tradition for decades, The Irish House Party, above all else offers guests a truly traditional experience, that experience is captured in the ambiance, the food, the service, the passion, and most importantly a true Cead Mile Failte has been returned to the Irish session by world class musicians and dancers.

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Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers

Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers, Predicts Property Price Increases in 2015

Dublin based Estate Agent, Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers (01 8603365), has predicted that property prices will continue to rise in 2015, this will be particularly so in Dublin as demand by a new generation of first-time buyers out-stripes the supply of new homes.

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Dublin Property Prices 2015

In 2014 most property price indexes suggested that the price of property rose by 16.3%, with significant growth being identified in the Dublin property market.

The Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers, have suggested that under-supply of new properties coming to the market fuelled the property price growth in Dublin, The Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers do not see any short term solutions to the lack of supply, and while welcoming new initiatives from NAMA and The Government to stimulate new property availability, such initiatives are unlikely to reach fruition in the short term and this will be a particular problem as the economy begins to show clear signs of recovery.


With many businesses predicting wage increases in 2015, this will lead to even higher demand for mortgages, although Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers suggest that this will all depend on the fine print in The Central Banks proposals on mortgage lending.

The Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers have suggested that if The Central Bank rules include a 20% deposit clause for first time buyers, then this could have a spin-off for the rental market with potential first-time buyers remaining for longer periods in rented accommodation. As a result the private rented market will continue to increase rents in line with the increases seen in 2014.

The Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers, foresee rental inflation in the urban market in 2015, while the supply and demand mismatch for new properties will take some considerable time to be reconciled.

Property Group Tynan Martin Auctioneers

Tynan Martin Auctioneers is a Member Firm of The Irish Auctioneers & Valuers Institute and has expert knowledge of the local property market. Our highly trained personnel who have a combined experience of over thirty five years are there to assist in all matters relating to property sales and lettings.

If you are considering selling or renting your home then contact Martin Tynan MIPAV at our office for a prompt and efficient service (01 8603365).

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January Sales Dublin 2015

January Sales 2015

Dublin In Dublin’s huge January sales, prices are slashed on clothing, electronics, home furnishings and everything in between. Armed with a sensible pair of shoes and a determined attitude you can bag yourself some amazing bargains. And to help you save on accommodation and spend on shopping Gardiner Street Accommodation Co-operative have slashed their prices – Rooms From €30…BOOK DIRECT on the website of the property you wish to stay… Recommended Accommodation in Dublin City Centre: booknow

January-sales-2015: Many high street stores start their sales immediately after Christmas – either on St Stephen’s Day, or the day after that. Latecomers risk missing out on the best bargains so make sure you get there early to be one of the first through the doors. But don’t despair if you’re not in town on the opening day of a particular sale. Most sales last into the middle of January and you’ll find there are additional price cuts in the final few days. Public transport is limited on St Stephen’s Day (26 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January) so make sure you plan your journey in advance and BOOK you accommodation Direct in order to Save money. Christmas and St Stephen’s Day Sales: Preparation is Key Plan your shopping trip and think tactically. You might choose to target a particular shopping destination, such as the O’Connell St, Grafton Street or Henry Street are within a few minutes’ walk from Gardiner Street. Department stores are always a safe bet for the savvy bargain hunter as everything can be found under one roof. Plus there’s a chance to grab a coffee if you start to feel tired. january-weather-2015 Now is the ideal time to invest in some designer threads. Splash out at trendy Grafton Street boutiques or on the luxury labels of Henry Street. There’ll be plenty of bargains to be found on O’Connell Street and Henry Street, and in areas like Talbot Street, Ilac Shopping Centre and Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. Alternatively, stock up on cheap gadgets: Great George’s Street is a great place for computers and electronics. January Sale Dates: Dec 2013-Jan 2014 Most Dublin department stores will start their 2014 winter sales on either 26 or 27 December. Some of the big names having sales include: Brown Thomas, Dunnes Stores, Penny’s, Dorothy Perkins, Next and so many more.

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Gareth Brooks Croke Park Concerts

Gareth Brooks Croke Park Concerts

Mr. Owen P. Keegan,

Chief Executive,

Dublin City Council,

Chief Executive’s Department,

Civic Offices,

Wood Quay,

Dublin 8.


04th July 2014 

Re: Cancellation of Garth Brooks Concerts 

Dear Mr. Keegan,

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) is the representative body for the publicans of Dublin.

We are writing to express our shock and disappointment at the decision by Dublin City Council not to grant licences for the final two scheduled Garth Brooks concerts on 28th and 29th July next.

The potential loss of 160,000 customers over these two days is a serious blow for the wider hospitality sector in Dublin, and is particularly painful for publicans across the city centre and the Croke Park surrounding areas.

We are calling on you to re-consider this decision in light of the potential loss of business to publicans, hoteliers, restaurants, retailers and taxis as well as the reputational damage to Dublin as a destination for major events and event tourists.

We urge you to grant the licences for these two concerts and to salvage the business and tourism benefits for our Capital city.

We look forward to your response.

Yours Sincerely,

Donall O’Keeffe,

Chief Executive

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American Football Croke Park 2014

American Football Croke Park 2014

The American Football Croke Park Classic will see the University of Central Florida host Penn State in their 2014 Season Opener in GAA HQ on the 30th August 2014. This big season opener for UCF and Penn State will be the first time that UCF and Penn State have played outside the United States.


This American Football Croke Park Classic will see the University of Central Florida (UCF) host Penn State in their 2014 Season Opener in GAA HQ on the 30th August 2014. This is the first time UCF and Penn State have played outside the United States.

University of Central Florida (UCF) and Penn State

And 2013 was a very busy year for both teams with UCF completing the most successful season in their history and winning the American Athletics conference outright and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Penn State welcomed new Head Coach James Franklin from Vanderbilt following Bill O’Brien’s departure to take up the post of Head Coach at NFL team Houston Texans.

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Dan Rooney Trophy

The teams will compete for the Dan Rooney Trophy named after a key player in the GAA’s redevelopment plans for Croke Park in the early nineties. The trophy is made of bog yew and Pittsburgh steel.  The yew comes from what remains of forests which grew 4,200 years ago in the Irish midlands. The steel is from Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Penn State and the University of Central Florida (UCF)

A delegation from Penn State and the University of Central Florida (UCF) visited Dublin this weekend to put detailed operations plans in place with the Croke Park team for the Croke Park Classic on August 30th.

Croke Park Dublin American Football

A crew from both universities, including UCF Head Coach, George O’Leary, and Penn State’s Director of Athletics, Dave Joyner, along their backroom staff joined the team at Croke Park to run through logistics plans ahead of their 2014 American College Football season opener.

GAA HQ and American Football

This included a pitch transformation at GAA HQ as American Football posts were erected and pitch markings laid down. The American Football pitch size for the college game is half the size of the Croke Park pitch at 110m x 45m compared to 144m x 86m.  The visit was the first time the pitch plans had been laid out and game operations and production were also finalised.  The groups also visited the locations for citywide events including the joint Pep Rally and Tailgate locations at Dublin Castle and Temple Bar.

Croke Park Classic clash

Peaking at the visit UCF’s George O’Leary said he is eagerly anticipating the Croke Park Classic clash, “It’s been great to put the last few operations plans together over the past few days.  Now we can really start to look ahead to the big game with excitement. We are really looking forward to putting on a show in Dublin.”

Since the team’s first visit to Ireland for the official announcement of the game last year, Penn State University have seen a change in Head Coach as Bill O’Brien departed for the NFL’s Houston Texans. He was replaced by James Franklin, whose first competitive game in charge at Penn State will be the Croke Park Classic.

Coach Franklin also can’t wait to arrive in Ireland for the season opener, “Our team is excited about coming to Ireland to play UCF and open the season. Irish fans of American Football and all of the Penn State fans traveling to Dublin will be in for an exciting game and a memorable experience. We’re looking forward to getting the season underway in front of a huge Penn State crowd at Croke Park.”

GAA Director General Páraic Duffy

GAA Director General Páraic Duffy said, “It was great to welcome the colleges to Croke Park again this weekend.  Next time it will be for the big game in August which promises to be a great event for the city.”

Pep Rally and Tailgate Party locations confirmed for the college football season opener next August

With significant local interest in the American college football game between the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Penn State, and up to 20,000 fans expected to travel to Dublin, plans have been announced for citywide events around the Croke Park Classic on 30th August.

The stadium has confirmed that a joint Pep Rally will take place at Dublin Castle on Friday 29th August and it is expected that the coaches and some players will be in attendance. These fan gatherings, held the evening before the game to rally support for the team, are an important part of the ritual attached to American college football games.

Croke Park Penn State

The Croke Park Classic Pep Rally will feature a timeslot for each team with some of the squad, cheerleaders, marching bands and a taste of the pageantry that will come to life in Croke Park on game day.

The Tailgate Party will be held in Temple Bar on the morning of Saturday 30th August and tailgating tradition dictates that those attending the game will gather with family and friends to eat, drink and enjoy the build up to the game.  Both locations bring the American Football fanfare right into the heart of the city and will give travelling fans and locals the chance to mingle and sample part of the match day experience from both side of the Atlantic.

Both Pep Rally and Tailgate will be part of a host of events leading up to the event including a business forum in Croke Park during the week before the game, special pre game stadium tours and game day hospitality events.  For those travelling fans who are interested in experiencing some home grown games, the All Ireland Football Semi Finals will be played in Croke Park on the 31st August giving travelling fans an opportunity to experience live Gaelic games.

Plans are also gaining momentum for the events in the stadium that will make up the spectacular live event experiences being choreographed for the pre-game and half time shows.

Croke Park Classic Penn State

The Croke Park Classic will be the first time the UCF and Penn State have played outside the US and the event comes on the back of the most historic season ever for Coach George O’Leary and the UCF team in 2013.  It will be the first game for Penn States new coach James Franklin and this competitive fixture will see these division 1 American College Football teams battling it out for the Dan Rooney Trophy.

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