A Guide to Renting in Dublin

Dublin is the largest city and Capital of Ireland located on the East Coast. Full of culture and natural beauty, Dublin is the perfect location for travelling and definitely one to tick off the bucket list. Super popular with  leisure guests and also booming for business/corporate travel. With many businesses choosing to relocate their European Headquarters to Dublin, the Irish Capital is no stranger to business travel! 


This guide is for anyone looking to rent a temporary apartment in Dublin.


Things to Do

Have some down time during your trip? Check out these popular attractions! Certain to keep you entertained. 


Guinness Storehouse - The Guinness Storehouse is the heart and soul of Ireland’s most iconic beer. The Storehouse is across seven floors where you can fully immerse yourself in all things Guinness. You’ll experience the whole process of Guinness, from grain to glass. You’ll learn the process of brewing to the pouring of the perfect pint. Why not enjoy your complimentary glass while sitting in The Gravity Bar, or enjoy a bite to eat in 1837 Bar and Brasserie. Named after the year Guinness and Oysters were labelled a perfect pairing. You can’t visit Dublin without visiting this iconic building.


Kilmainham Gaol Museum - From Prison to National Monument, for over 100 years Kilmainham Gaol held thousands of men, women and children for crimes which ranged from minor offences to being involved in some of the most momentous events in Irish History. This museum will take you on a tour of Irish heritage, learning the stories of those who were held here as ordinary prisoners but alongside those who fought for Irish independence. This includes those involved in the 1978 rebellion, the 1916 Easter Rising, the Anglo-Irish War (1919-21) and the devastation of the Irish Civil War (1922-23). Access to the Gaol is by guided tour only and it's recommended to prebook tickets, the tour lasts for one hour and then you have access to the museum. 


St Stephens Green - This Victorian public park with tree lined walks, shrubberies, colourful flower beds, herbaceous borders, rockeries, and ornamental lake and a garden for the visually impaired. There are 3.5km of pathways which are accessible for all users, the perfect escape from city life and breath of fresh air. Allow yourself to unwind and relax in the sunshine and start your day right. There is also a playground for the little ones to let off some steam. Also available are two cafes on the north and south of the park, Hatch and Sons, attached to The Little Museum of Dublin and Commons Cafe, which is attached to the Museum of Literature of Ireland. Which are both welcome to all visitors. The ideal spot to sip a coffee and take in the scenic views.


Places to Eat

An important element of any trip, the food. Here we’ve rounded up three recommended restaurants which will be sure to get your taste buds tingling.


Layla’s Rooftop Restaurant - Layla’s sits at the top of The Devlin in Ranelagh Village, offering unbeatable views of Dublin Mountains and the Ranelagh rooftops from the glass surrounding windows and rooftop terrace. They offer the taste of Italy through fresh and local produce, with the menu changing seasonally. They offer breakfast and dinner seven days a week, with brunch on the weekends and lunch during the week. A firm favourite with the Locals and Tourists.


Salamanca - This Tapas Bar and Restaurant is located near the home of Molly Malone on St Andrews St, Dublin 2. It remains top of the list for Tapas in Dublin, with the chefs working closely with suppliers to ensure top quality dishes. The wide range of tapas and Spanish wines are carefully chosen with the aim to whisk you from the mundane to the mediterranean in a prime city centre location. The perfect spot to meet up with friends or treat yourself to an evening meal.


Merchant’s Arch - Situated right beside the Ha’penny Bridge on Dublin’s South Side. With food served seven days a week, with a mixture of live traditional Irish Music, contemporary and classic hits to keep you entertained. They offer traditional Irish dishes and some of the finest beers and whiskeys from Ireland and around the world. Enjoy a three-course meal or light bites in the downstairs bar. Or take the stoney stairway to the building's rafters of the newly renovated restaurant which boasts spectacular views of the River Liffey and Ha’Penny Bridge. 


Working In Dublin

Dublin is a bustling location for many corporations, with huge companies like Meta relocating their European Headquarters in 2009 (originally as Facebook). It has been judged the most popular location for financial service companies to locate their EU offices. With figures from EY that show 36 companies have planned to relocate their UK operation and/or staff to Dublin since the Brexit referendum. 


One of the most important factors driving business to Dublin is its business friendly tax regime. Corporation tax in the country is currently 12.5%, its among the lowest in Europe.


Dublin is highly attractive for those coming, it has a reputation for being a welcoming city. The locals are very friendly and fun, it’s an easy place to meet new people. The city has a small neighbourhood feel which makes it really attractive. It's also a cultural hub with many internationals residing in Dublin. 


The city has the perfect work-life balance, whether you're visiting for one week or six. Dublin has so much to offer when you're out of office, if it's catching up with colleagues in the local pub or taking a stroll through the local parks, it’s very appealing to the corporate traveller in Dublin. 


Getting Around in Dublin

Dublin is a well connected city with many different modes of transport. With Dublin Airport having direct flights are available from most major cities in the UK and continental Europe, several hubs in North America, and the Gulf cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Connecting hubs hook up with further flights from all over the world, providing for easy access to the Irish capital. Other modes of transport include buses, trams (LUSA), taxis and they also offer Dublinbikes where you can rent bicycles around the city in a hop-on-hop-off system, perfect for the lovely weather.


Apartments to Rent in Dublin


Golden Lane, From €140 Per Night 

This boutique development has spacious, modern one and two-bedroom apartments, a landscaped communal courtyard, secure access and underground parking (on request). Included in the price is weekly housekeeping and linen change, along with a smart TV and high speed Wifi.  These one bedroom apartments are within a few hundred metres of St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton St. The property is located In a gated residential complex which includes a 24-hour security desk and underground parking (on request.) Also benefiting from endless amenities on its doorstep, including Grafton Street, Dublin’s famous shopping district and some of the city’s most popular restaurants, bars and artisan grocery stores nearby.


Grand Canal, From €150 Per Night 

These one and two-bedroom apartments benefit from open-plan living with a fully equipped kitchen including a Nespresso Machine. With great views of the communal courtyard from the apartment balcony. It is located in Dublin’s central business district and is a short walk from Baggot St and St. Stephen’s Green. They are situated within 100 metres of the Grand Canal, Linked-In HQ and the new business district of Wilton Park. The Amazon, Google and Meta HQ’s are also within walking distance. This premium location benefits from endless amenities on its doorstep, and you can enjoy friendly, local, sustainable neighbourhood living. Forget the commute, connections and the long journeys and enjoy the best that Dublin City has to offer.


Silicon Docks, From €160 Per Night

Contemporary one bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with an open-plan, spacious living area and come with a stylish fully fitted kitchen. The apartments possess all the amenities necessary to create your own home from home. These apartments are fitted with lock boxes for self efficient check in, however meet and greet available on request. Located within walking distance of Dublin’s famous landmarks including The National Convention Centre, St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street and Trinity College. A perfect location for the discerning business traveller as it offers style, comfort, space and easy access to all that Dublin has to offer.


Riverfront, From €160 Per Night

One and Two-bedroom apartments located in a vibrant new community on the riverfront, they include spacious living-areas and well-equipped kitchens. These apartments are fitted with lock boxes for self efficient check in, however meet and greet available on request. Also take advantage of the 24/7 concierge, gym and residents lounge which features private meeting rooms and games room. Riverfront is in the North Docklands which is within walking distance of the leading Dublin City landmarks such as the National Convention Centre, St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton St. and Trinity College. Conveniently located only 5 minutes away from Docklands rapid rail station (DART) and right next to Spencer Dock light rail station (LUAS). Dublin airport is just an easy 20-minute taxi away.


Dublin 2, From €160 Per Night

Dublin 2's original period features have been enhanced and restored retaining the historic Georgian character of the buildings. Providing open plan living, maximising light, space and catering for a modern city lifestyle. These one and two-bed apartments include a washer/dryer, dishwasher and nespresso machine, to ensure the best stay. These apartments are fitted with lock boxes for self efficient check in, however meet and greet available on request. Located in the heart of the City Centre, overlooking Wilton Park and the Grand Canal. Linked-In is situated next door and Amazon, Stripe, Google and Meta HQ’s are only a short walk away.


Livinc are always here to make booking a property a smooth experience, we offer flexible leases, all-inclusive bills with fully-furnished properties. We’re on hand to answer any question or queries. Contact the team today to start your journey in Dublin!