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8th Jun 2006, 18:16
Going to work as a pilot in dublin and wondering if some one could answer the following questions
1) where is the best place to live? want somewhere that there is lots to do?
2) Where are the best pubs/clubs in dublin?
Any other general information would be greatly appreciated..
8th Jun 2006, 20:49
Hi If you want to live close to the airport I suggest living on the north of the city malahide,howth,balbriggan,rush all about 20-30 mins from Airport. Or maybe come A little bit south of the city toward Ballinteer,Dundrum all newly developed areas about 40 mins from Airport. That area has the largest indoor shopping centre in Europe with lots of bars,clubs and restraunts.Or come toward Bray,Greystones,Shankill About 1hr from Airport but traffic can and be real bad sometimes espically at rush hour on the m50 but all these towns are quite nice and beside the sea.With shops and restraunts and bars. Hope this helps.
Good Luck dno1playa.
8th Jun 2006, 22:23
Id vote for Balbriggan, nice seaside town with good amenities. Stay out of the southside, the traffic is hell to get to work. Who you going flying with ?
I'd agree with that, the Traffic is horrendous , particularly trying to get from the Southside to the Northside, as it Dublin still has Vikings for town planners.
Dublin Public transport is still struggling, and comes nowhere near the likes of London or similar, so beware.
If you're single and (I'm assuming you are not yet with little monsters or wife) then the best place socially to live is definitely the south side, If you want to share, then there are plenty of "professional" shares in and around the Clonskeagh, Rathmines, Miltown, areas and this is walkable to the city centre, its' also easy (and we're talking relative here, relative to the m25) to get around the M10 circular, which is not too bad, though it depends on the time of the day.
Lots to do around inner southside, and these suburbs are walkable from places like Grafton street (about 20-40 mins) or so.
Don't however expect value for money!!:uhoh:
9th Jun 2006, 11:39
Id vote for Balbriggan, nice seaside town with good amenities.
There speaks someone who doesn't know the place! Try the next town over, Skerries, better beaches, pubs, restaurants, and on a peninsula.
10th Jun 2006, 22:21
well i aint gonna split the difference , but i did live there..
M50 decides all... Southside is undoubtably the better place to live (ADORNS HELMET FOR INCOMING...) but you've got to get through the toll bridge to get to work. I'd say look for somewhere Northside around Santry/Howth/Glasnevin etc, close enough to the "city" and also within reasonably predictable commuting times.
Dublin is a city with many distractions... beware!
23rd Jun 2006, 10:24
Northside is certainly the place for you to stay and I'd suggest somewhere like Clontarf - close to Dublin city centre (less than three miles), on the coast, close to Malahide and other beaches, 15 min trip to the airport and lots of other flight crew are based there. Indeed, a couple of charter airlines base their crew in a development in Clontarf which is very high spec and can be short or longer term let.
29th Jun 2006, 11:26
I would definitely say to stay away from the Southside as it just is not practical to access the airport from there, especially if you have to hot foot it to the airport on a standby duty..
I would stick to the Northside of the city without a doubt.
Swords (the suburb beside the airport) is full of airline crew...not too bad, all amenities
Personally, I would recommend somewhere like Clontarf or Glasnevin. Both very nice areas, very near to the city centre. Clontarf is on the coast and is loverly...
29th Jun 2006, 13:19
My vote is for Malahide. Lovely leafy area on the coast with great restaurants and pubs. Handy for golf if your into that. Oh and did I mention Gibneys (pub)! Best craic around. I gave up heading into town for a night out as it costs a fortune and queuing for a taxi for 2 hours ain't my idea of fun.