Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes is the perfect Dublin base, offering easy access to Dublin City and County, and the wonders of Wicklow. Here is some advice on getting here and getting around the area.
Our Location and GPS Coordinates
Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes, next to Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, are situated at the brow of Killiney Hill, in the prestigious south Dublin suburb of Killiney and overlooking Dublin Bay. Just 14 km from Dublin’s bustling city centre, Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes are easily accessed from Dublin Airport, Dublin City and from other parts of Ireland. If Travelling from the M50 Motorway, take exit 16 (Cherrywood) and follow the signs for Killiney. From there take the Killiney Hill Road for circa 550 meters and watch out for the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel on the right. You can check in to the Holiday Homes at the Hotel and we will show you to your Holiday Home Apartment, next to the Castle. We look forward to welcoming you.
Our GPS Coordinates are 53.2711932; -6.1180574
Getting around Dublin if you are not Driving
Getting around the Dublin area is easy. Jump on the coastal train, the DART, (there is a station close to Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes) to head into or out of the City or to discover the beautiful towns and villages dotted along the coast; or use the extensive public bus network to travel the city and suburbs. There’s the Luas tram system to get you around the city and the suburbs too. If you are here for a few days, using public transport, then the best value across bus and rail options is the Leap Visitor Card (see below). Taxi’s are also a good option for short trips.
Dublin by Taxi and Pick-up at Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes
Dublin Taxis are plentiful and you can book and pick-up a Taxi at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel and Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes. The fare into Dalkey Village which is just 5 minutes away by Taxi (and which also connects you to the DART Rail Transport system to both Dublin City and Coast) is just €6.00. Taxis can also be found at numerous ranks across the city. Dublin’s taxi drivers often regard themselves as unofficial Dublin ambassadors and can be an informal way of hearing about some of the hidden gems Dublin has to offer.
The DART – Dublin’s Electric Rail System
There is a DART station close to our Killiney Castle Holiday Homes in Dalkey Town Centre. It’s a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by car / taxi. You can park there all day for just €4.00.
Dublin’s iconic DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) rail system is a fast and frequent way of travelling into and out of the city. The DART also hugs the Irish Sea coast for much of its journey, making for one of the most scenic suburban rail routes in Europe.
DART runs along the eastern coastline from Malahide and/or Howth in north Dublin, right through the city centre to the southern suburbs including Blackrock, Dún Laoghaire, Dalkey and onwards to the coastal towns of Bray and Greystones in County Wicklow.
Trains run regularly year round (every 15 minutes), are kitted out with free Wi-Fi and provide one of the speediest ways to transport you in and out of the city, not to mention the hidden beaches, seaside villages and harbour restaurants secreted away along Dublin’s stunning coastline.
There are a range of DART tickets and great value fares or check out ‘The Leap Card’ value option on this page.
See the DART timetable from Dalkey here: http://www.irishrail.ie/travel-information/dalkey.
The Luas – Dublin’s Light-Rail Transit Service
Luas is Dublin’s light-rail transit service – a swift, reliable tram system crossing the city on two lines. Tickets for Luas (the Irish word for ‘speed’) can be purchased at streetside vending machines. They’re available for single/return journeys or as flexi-tickets covering travel for seven or 30 days. If you purchase a Leap Card (see this page) it covers all transport on The Luas.
The Luas Red Line (32 stops) runs from Tallaght in the West through the city centre to Point Village or Saggart/Connolly Station in Dublin’s docklands. The Luas Green Line (22 stops) runs from Stephen’s Green out through Ranelagh and Dundrum to Brides’ Glen in the south.
Highlights along the Red Line include the the 3 Arena, the National Museum of Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks and the historic Kilmainham Gaol. The shopping Mecca of Dundrum Town Centre is a highlight on the Green Line.
The Luas is pronounced ‘Lewis’ – which is why you can join some Dublin wits who affectionately call it everything from ‘The Huey’ and ‘The Jerry Lee’ to ‘the Daniel Day’! Their website is at www.luas.ie
Dublin Bus Network
Dublin has an extensive network of public bus routes, making it simple to get around the city centre and suburbs. Visit the Dublin Bus website for route, timetable and fare information; plus a real time information service shows when buses are due to arrive at stops. See www.dublinbus.ie
Car Hire in Dublin
Visitors arriving into Dublin Airport will find Hertz, Budget, Avis, Payless Car Rental, Europcar and Dooley there. There are also pre-booked car rental services available from other car rental companies. If you’re unfamiliar with the city, it’s a good idea to book a Sat Nav to get your bearings (especially for visitors unfamiliar with driving on the left).
Our GPS Coordinates are 53.27119; -6.11368
The Leap Card – A Travel Money-Saver for Visitors to Dublin
The Leap Visitor Card (Dublin) is great value and offers visitors to Dublin unlimited travel, after first use, on all Irish Rail DART and Commuter Rail in the ‘Short Hop’ Zone (which is all of Dublin City and County). In addition to Irish Rail and the DART services, it also includes the Airlink 747 & 757 airport bus service, all Dublin Bus scheduled services (not tours), and all Luas ‘tram’ services.
The card can be purchased at any DART Station, Dublin Airport or any official Tourist Information Centres in the City. You can purchase 1 day, 3 day and 7 day tickets. Prices (which can be subject to change) are €10.00 – 1 day; €19.50 – 3 days; and €40 – 7 days. For details see www.leap.ie