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The Richard Crosbie Room


Luxuriously Appointed Double Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room

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The Richard Crosbie Room


Luxuriously Appointed Double Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room

Richard Crosbie

On 19 January 1785, aged 30 years old, Richard Crosbie flew a Hydrogen Air Balloon from Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens to Clontarf (on the Northside of the city), making him the first Irishman to complete a manned flight. His achievement was witnessed by a huge crowd of more than 35,000 people, and took place just 14 months after the first-ever manned balloon flight by the Montgolfier Brothers in France. His 'Aeronautic Chariot', or 'Grand Air Balloon and Flying Barge' (as he also called it), was made of wood covered with cloth, and was both designed and built by himself. It was magnificent to behold, being beautifully painted with emblematic figures of the wind and the arms of Ireland supported by Minerva and Mercury. Ever the showman, he himself was dressed in 'a robe of oiled silk, lined with white fur, his waistcoat and breeches in one, of white satin quilted, and Morocco boots, and a Montero cap of leopard skin', creating a suitably ostentatious appearance for such an auspicious occasion. Although he never achieved his ultimate ambition of crossing the channel, his achievement is commemorated by a statue of him in Ranelagh Park (what remains of the original Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens).

Terrry Conaughton (Ranelagh Arts Festival Creative Director) and Bryan McMahon (Historian) speaking about the 2010 Ranelagh Arts Festival Balloon Launch from Ranelagh Gardens on 23 Jan 2010 to commemorate the 225th anniversary of Richard Crosbie's Balloon Flight.

 

The Richard Crosbie Room

Named after Richard Crosbie (who famously undertook Ireland's first manned flight (in a hot air balloon) from Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens), The Richard Crosbie Room is a stylishly appointed Double Bedroom located on the Ground Floor at the front of the building. It is bright and airy with a large window looking out onto Ranelagh Road, and has an En Suite Shower Room.

The comfortable King Size Bed is made up with luxurious 100% cotton, 400 thread count Hotel Quality Bed Linen, and there is a comfortable arm chair to relax in. The Workstation is equipped with a USB Charging Port, and there is FREE Wifi to ensure that you can stay connected whilst you are away from home. The Room features a Flat Screen Television with a selection of Irish and UK TV Channels to keep you entertained, as well as a Tea Station with Mini Fridge, Kettle and Nespresso Machine. The tastefully decorated En Suite Shower Room has a Shower, WC and Wash Hand Basin.

To make sure you enjoy a warm Irish welcome, you'll find a selection of the very best Irish products to welcome you when you arrive - bottles of Ballygowan Water on your beside table, a Butler's Irish Chocolate on each pillow, The Handmade Soap Company's natural products in the bathroom, as well as a selection of Nespresso Pods and Gourmet Irish Teas in the Tea and Coffee Station. (Please note that there are no cooking facilities - but there ARE lots of fantastic restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Check out some of our favourite place to eat here).

  • Double Bedroom (215 sq ft)
  • En Suite Shower Room with WC & Hand Basin (35 sq ft)
  • King Size Double Bed (5' wide)
  • Luxurious 100% Cotton 400 Thread Count Hotel Quality Bed Linen
  • Flat Screen TV with Selection of Irish & UK Channels
  • Work Station with USB Charging Port
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities (including Nespresso Machine)
  • Mini Fridge
  • Complimentary The Handmade Soap Company Shower Gel, Shampoo and Hand Soap
  • Complimentary Ballygowan Irish Spring Water
  • Complimentary Nespresso Pods and Java Republic SpecialityTeas
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Luggage Store
  • Smartlocks - Keyless Entry
  • Late Check-In Available
  • FREE Wifi
  • FREE on-street parking at weekends and evenings (Pay & Display during the day Monday - Friday)
  • Sleeps 2
  • Ground Floor
  • Refurbished in March 2016
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The Min Ryan Room


Comfortable and Stylish Double Bedoom with Dressing Room & En Suite Shower Room

The Min Ryan Room


Comfortable and Stylish Double Bedoom with Dressing Room & En Suite Shower Room

Min Ryan

In 1916 (the year of the Easter Rising that resulted in the formation of the Irish State), no 19 Ranelagh Road was the home of Min and Mary-Kate Ryan, two prominent young Nationalists. The House served as a meeting place for the GHQ staff of the Irish Volunteers, and was where Sean T O'Kelly (Mary-Kate's eventual husband and a future President of Ireland) spent the night before the Rising.

On Holy Thursday 1916 Min was tasked with bringing a message to Wexford that was to the signal the start of the Rising, but on Good Friday Eoin MacNeill sent her back again with a message to cancel. When the Rising eventually did start on Easter Monday, the two sisters joined the rebels in the GPO.

Min was romantically involved with Sean MacDermott (one of the leaders who was captured and executed by the British). In one of his final letters from Kilmainham Gaol, he told his family that “if I think of any other things to say I will tell them to Miss Ryan, she who in all probability, had I lived, would have been my wife.” Min and her sister were his last visitors before his execution by firing squad in the early hours of May 12, 1916. Min later married General Richard Mulcahy (who served as Chief of Staff of the IRA during the War Of Independence), and was responsible with Michael Collins for re-organising the Volunteers throughout the country after the 1916 Rising, Mulcahy went on to become Minister for Defence and Commander-in-Chief of the Army in the Free State.

Min Ryan interviewed about her recollections of how she and her family became involved in the Republican movement for the RTÉ Television project ‘Portraits 1916’ on 27 November 1965.

 

The Min Ryan Room

Named after the House's famous former resident, Min Ryan (who played an important role in the Easter 1916 Rising), The Min Ryan Room is a stylishly appointed Double Bedroom located on the Ground Floor at the back of the building (away from the traffic), and features a separate Dressing Room and En Suite Shower Room.

The comfortable King Size Bed is made up with luxurious 100% cotton, 400 thread count Hotel Quality Bed Linen, and there is a Flat Screen Television on which you will find a selection of Irish and UK TV Channels. The Workstation is equipped with a USB Charging Port and there is FREE Wifi to ensure that you can stay connected whilst you are away from home. The separate Dressing Room is located just off the Bedroom, and the Tea Station includes a Mini Fridge, Kettle and Nespresso Machine. The tastefully decorated En Suite Shower Room has a Shower, WC and Wash Hand Basin.

To make sure you enjoy a warm Irish welcome, you'll find a selection of the very best Irish products to welcome you when you arrive - bottles of Ballygowan Water on your beside table, a Butler's Irish Chocolate on each pillow, The Handmade Soap Company's natural products in the bathroom, as well as a selection of Nespresso Pods and Gourmet Irish Teas in the Tea and Coffee Station. (Please note that there are no cooking facilities - but there ARE lots of fantastic restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Check out some of our favourite place to eat here).

  • Double Bedroom (135 sq ft)
  • Dressing Room (50 sq ft)
  • En Suite Shower Room with WC & Hand Basin (30 sq ft)
  • King Sized Double Bed (5' wide)
  • Luxurious 100% Cotton 400 Thread Count Hotel Quality Bed Linen
  • Flat Screen TV with Selection of Irish & UK Channels
  • Work Station with USB Charging Port
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities (including Nespresso Machine)
  • Mini Fridge
  • Complimentary The Handmade Soap Company Shower Gel, Shampoo and Hand Soap
  • Complimentary Ballygowan Irish Spring Water
  • Complimentary Nespresso Pods and Java Republic SpecialityTeas
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Luggage Store
  • Smartlocks - Keyless Entry
  • Late Check-In Available
  • FREE Wifi
  • FREE On-Street Parking at Weekends and Evenings (Pay & Display Daytime Monday - Friday)
  • Sleeps 2
  • Ground Floor
  • Refurbished in November 2016
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The Maureen O'Hara Room


Exceptionally Spacious Double Bedroom with Lounge Area and En Suite Shower Room

The Maureen O'Hara Room


Exceptionally Spacious Double Bedroom with Lounge Area and En Suite Shower Room

Maureen O'Hara

Hollywood film star Maureen O'Hara grew up at 32 Upper Beechwood Avenue in Ranelagh. She always dreamed of being on the Silver Screen, and studied at the Abbey Theatre School, as well as performing with the Bernadette Players on Richmond Hill in nearby Rathmines.

She got her 'big break' in 1939, when she appeared opposite her mentor Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and is known for her roles in classic movies including The Quiet Man, Jamaica Inn, Miracle on 34th Street, and Rio Grande. As Irish Times critic Donald Clarke noted 'with her red hair and green eyes, she is the only thing more luminous than the painted backdrops in The Quiet Man'.

Although surprisingly never nominated for an Oscar, The Academy rectified the situation in 2014 (a year before her death at age 95), when she was granted an honorary award. She shares the distinction of having received an Honorary Oscar for a career in acting without having been previously nominated with just one other person - the great Myrna Loy.

Hollywood Legend Maureen O'Hara discusses her Ranelagh childhood on 'This Is Your Life Maureen O'Hara'.

 

The Maureen O'Hara Room

Named after Hollywood (and Ranelagh) Legend Maureen O'Hara, and located on the First Floor at the front of the building, the Maureen O'Hara Room is as glamorous as its namesake. With its high ceilings, period coving and two large windows overlooking Ranelagh Road, it is spacious and comfortably appointed - perfect for those who appreciate a little extra space.

The comfortable King Size Bed is made up with luxurious 100% cotton, 400 thread count Hotel Quality Bed Linen, and there is a separate Lounge Area with two stylish armchairs to relax in. The Workstation is equipped with a USB Charging Port and there is FREE Wifi to ensure that you can stay connected whilst you are away from home. The Room features a Flat Screen Television with a selection of Irish and UK TV Channels to keep you entertained, as well as a Tea Station with Mini Fridge, Kettle and Nespresso Machine. The tastefully decorated En Suite Shower Room has a Shower, WC and Wash Hand Basin.

To make sure you enjoy a warm Irish welcome, you'll find a selection of the very best Irish products to welcome you when you arrive - bottles of Ballygowan Water on your beside table, a Butler's Irish Chocolate on each pillow, The Handmade Soap Company's natural products in the bathroom, as well as a selection of Nespresso Pods and Gourmet Irish Teas in the tea and coffee station.

(Please note that there are no cooking facilities - but there ARE lots of fantastic restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Check out some of our favourite place to eat here).

  • Double Bedroom including Separate Lounge Area (265 sq ft)
  • En Suite Shower Room with WC & Hand Basin (55 sq ft)
  • King Size Double Bed (5' wide)
  • Luxurious 100% Cotton 400 Thread Count Hotel Quality Bed Linen
  • Flat Screen TV with Selection of Irish & UK Channels
  • Work Station with USB Charging Port
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities (including Nespresso Machine)
  • Mini Fridge
  • Complimentary The Handmade Soap Company Shower Gel, Shampoo and Hand Soap
  • Complimentary Ballygowan Irish Spring Water
  • Complimentary Nespresso Pods and Java Republic SpecialityTeas
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Luggage Store
  • Smartlocks - Keyless Entry
  • Late Check-In Available
  • FREE Wifi
  • FREE On-Street Parking at Weekends and Evenings (Pay & Display Daytime Monday - Friday)
  • Sleeps 2
  • Refurbished in March 2016
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The James Joyce Room


Stylish Double Bedroom with Lounge Area and En Suite Shower Room

The James Joyce Room


Stylish Double Bedroom with Lounge Area and En Suite Shower Room

James Joyce

Considered by many to be Ireland’s greatest literary genius, and acknowledged as a leading proponent of modernism in fiction, James Joyce was born nearby at 41 Brighton Square on the 2nd February 1882, and spent his earliest years there and at 23 Castlewood Avenue (where he lived between the ages of two and five).

His sister Margaret and brothers Stanislaus and Charles were both born in the house on Castlewood Avenue, which is said to be the place where he wrote his first words.

A fun fact for Joycean Scholars: In Ulysess a Margaret Cummins of No 32 Castlewood Avenue married Alfred H Hunter in Rathmines Church on 1 February 1898. In real life a Mrs Anne Cummins lived in No 32.

Aside from his literary works, Joyce is associated with the many classic Dublin Pubs that he frequented and wrote about. Indeed the famous puzzle posed in 1922 by Leopold Bloom in Ulysses "Good puzzle would be to cross Dublin without passing a pub" took almost 100 years to solve. (It took an algorithm developed by computer programmer Rory McCann in 2014 to finally put an end to the debate).

Watch the video above for a taste of Dublin on Bloomsday

 

The James Joyce Room

Named after James Joyce (who is said to have written his first words just around the corner), The James Joyce Room is located on the First Floor at the back of the building (away from the traffic). It is bright and airy with a large window, and has a spacious En Suite Shower Room.

The comfortable King Size Bed is made up with luxurious 100% cotton, 400 thread count Hotel Quality Bed Linen, and there is a Lounge Area with two stylish arm chairs to relax in. The Workstation is equipped with a USB Charging Port and there is FREE Wifi to ensure that you can stay connected whilst you are away from home.The Room also features a Flat Screen Television with a selection of Irish and UK TV Channels to keep you entertained. The tastefully decorated En Suite Shower Room has a Shower, WC and Wash Hand Basin, and the Tea Station includes a Mini Fridge, Kettle and Nespresso Machine.

To make sure you enjoy a warm Irish welcome, you'll find a selection of the very best Irish products to welcome you when you arrive - bottles of Ballygowan Water on your beside table, a Butler's Irish Chocolate on each pillow, The Handmade Soap Company's natural products in the bathroom, as well as a selection of Nespresso Pods and Gourmet Irish Teas in the tea and coffee station.

(Please note that there are no cooking facilities - but there ARE lots of fantastic restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Check out some of our favourite place to eat here).

  • Double Bedroom (200 sq ft)
  • En Suite Shower Room with WC & Hand Basin (60 sq ft)
  • King Size Double Bed (5' wide)
  • Luxurious 100% Cotton 400 Thread Count Hotel Quality Bed Linen
  • Flat Screen TV with Selection of Irish & UK Channels
  • Work Station with USB Charging Port
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities (including Nespresso Machine)
  • Mini Fridge
  • Complimentary The Handmade Soap Company Shower Gel, Shampoo and Hand Soap
  • Complimentary Ballygowan Irish Spring Water
  • Complimentary Nespresso Pods and Java Republic SpecialityTeas
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Luggage Store
  • Smartlocks - Keyless Entry
  • Late Check-In Available
  • FREE Wifi
  • FREE On-Street Parking at Weekends and Evenings (Pay & Display Daytime Monday - Friday)
  • Sleeps 2
  • Refurbished in June 2016
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The Patrick Kavanagh Room


Bright Double Bedoom with En Suite Shower Room

The Patrick Kavanagh Room


Bright Double Bedoom with En Suite Shower Room

Patrick Kavanagh

Although originally from Inniskeen, County Monaghan, poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh lived for many years in Dublin, including at 136 Leeson Street (which enjoys views down the length of tree-lined Dartmouth Road towards Ranelagh Road).

Kavanagh has always been intrinsically linked with the Grand Canal, and believed that he was reborn as a poet while lying on its banks in 1955:

“...And so it was on the banks of the Grand Canal between Baggot and Leeson Street Bridges in the warm summer of 1955, I lay and watched the green waters of the canal. I had just come out of hospital:

Leafy-with-love banks and the green waters of the canal
Pouring redemption for me, that I do
The will of God, will wallow in the habitual, the banal,
Grow with nature again as before I grew.

And so, in this moment of great bearing, I became a poet...”

He is fondly remembered by Dubliners with not one, but two seats on either side of canal close to Baggot St Bridge.


The Patrick Kavanagh Room

Named after Patrick Kavanagh, well known for his love of the nearby Grand Canal (not to mention being one of Ireland's finest poets), The Patrick Kavanagh Room is located on the Second Floor at the back of the building (away from the traffic). It features a large window that looks onto the iconic Rathmines Church Dome, and has a stylishly appointed En Suite Shower Room.

The comfortable King Size Bed is made up with luxurious 100% cotton, 400 thread count Hotel Quality Bed Linen, and there are two stylish lounge chairs to relax in. The Workstation is equipped with a USB Charging Port and there is FREE Wifi to ensure that you can stay connected whilst you are away from home. The Room features a Flat Screen Television with a selection of Irish and UK TV Channels to keep you entertained. The tastefully decorated En Suite Shower Room has a Shower, WC and Wash Hand Basin, and the Tea Station includes a Mini Fridge, Kettle and Nespresso Machine.

To make sure you enjoy a warm Irish welcome, you'll find a selection of the very best Irish products to welcome you when you arrive - bottles of Ballygowan Water on your beside table, a Butler's Irish Chocolate on each pillow, The Handmade Soap Company's natural products in the bathroom, as well as a selection of Nespresso Pods and Gourmet Irish Teas in the tea and coffee station.

(Please note that there are no cooking facilities - but there ARE lots of fantastic restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Check out some of our favourite place to eat here).

  • Double Bedroom (175 sq ft)
  • En Suite Shower Room with WC & Hand Basin (40 sq ft)
  • King Sized Double Bed (5' wide)
  • luxurious 100% cotton 400 thread count Hotel Quality Bed Linen
  • Flat Screen TV with Selection of Irish & UK Channels
  • Work Station with USB Charging Port
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities (including Nespresso Machine)
  • Mini Fridge
  • Complimentary The Handmade Soap Company Shower Gel, Shampoo and Hand Soap
  • Complimentary Ballygowan Irish Spring Water
  • Complimentary Nespresso Pods and Java Republic SpecialityTeas
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Luggage Store
  • Smartlocks - Keyless Entry
  • Late Check-In Available
  • FREE Wifi
  • FREE On-Street Parking at Weekends and Evenings (Pay & Display Daytime Monday - Friday)
  • Sleeps 2
  • Refurbished in October 2016
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The Ernest Shackleton Room


Exceptionally Spacious Double Bedroom with Lounge Area and En Suite Shower Room

The Ernest Shackleton Room


Exceptionally Spacious Double Bedroom with Lounge Area and En Suite Shower Room

Ernest Shackleton

Whether or not Antarctic Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton actually did post the apocryphal 'Men Wanted' ad purported to have read:

"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success."

(sadly it seems most likely to have been a myth), we do know for a fact the he did live for at time at No 35 Marlborough Road.

Born on the 15th February in 1874 in Kilkea House, County Kildare, Shackelton and his family moved to Dublin 1880 so that his father could study medicine in Trinity College (before ultimately moving to the UK in 1884).

 Ernest Shackleton 'men wanted' ad.

Ernest Shackleton 'men wanted' ad.

Famed as a Polar Explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, Shackleton was one of the principal figures of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, and pioneered the route to the South Pole that Scott used in his tragic expedition. Although the race to the South Pole was ultimately won by Roald Amundsen in December 1911, in 1909 Shackleton and three companions achieved the largest advance to the pole in exploration history, establishing a new record Farthest South latitude at 88°S, only 97 geographical miles (112 statute miles) from the South Pole.


The Ernest Shackleton Room

Named after the Irish Antartic Explorer (who as a child lived nearby on Marlborough Road), The Ernest Shackleton Room is the perfect base from which to conduct your exploration of Dublin. It is located on the Second Floor, at the front of the building. With its high ceilings, and two large windows overlooking Ranelagh Road, it is spacious and comfortably appointed - perfect for those who appreciate a little extra space.

The comfortable King Size Bed is made up with luxurious 100% cotton, 400 thread count Hotel Quality Bed Linen, and there is a separate Lounge Area with two stylish armchairs to relax in. The Workstation is equipped with a USB Charging Port and there is FREE Wifi to ensure that you can stay connected whilst you are away from home. The Room features a Flat Screen Television with a selection of Irish and UK TV Channels to keep you entertained. The tastefully decorated En Suite Shower Room has a Shower, WC and Wash Hand Basin, and the Tea Station includes a Mini Fridge, Kettle and Nespresso Machine.

To make sure you enjoy a warm Irish welcome, you'll find a selection of the very best Irish products to welcome you when you arrive - bottles of Ballygowan Water on your beside table, a Butler's Irish Chocolate on each pillow, The Handmade Soap Company's natural products in the bathroom, as well as a selection of Nespresso Pods and Gourmet Irish Teas in the tea and coffee station.

(Please note that there are no cooking facilities - but there ARE lots of fantastic restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Check out some of our favourite place to eat here).

- Double Bedroom including Separate Lounge Area (275 sq ft)
- En Suite Shower Room with WC & Hand Basin (35 sq ft)
- King Size Double Bed (5' wide)
- Luxurious 100% Cotton 400 Thread Count Hotel Quality Bed Linen
- Flat Screen TV with Selection of Irish & UK Channels
- Work Station with USB Charging Port
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities (including Nespresso Machine)
- Mini Fridge
- Complimentary The Handmade Soap Company Shower Gel, Shampoo and Hand Soap
- Complimentary Ballygowan Irish Spring Water
- Complimentary Nespresso Pods and Java Republic SpecialityTeas
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Hair Dryer
- Luggage Store
- Smartlocks - Keyless Entry
- Late Check-In Available
- FREE Wifi
- FREE On-Street Parking at Weekends and Evenings (Pay & Display Daytime Monday - Friday)
- Sleeps 2
- Refurbished in October 2016

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