I need to find some longer term (6 months +) accommodation near Dublin airport that is not awful and depressing but not horrifically expensive either. Up to an hour away in any direction would be fine. Does anyone have any ideas? I’ve started looking and I’m surprised at how expensive housing seems to be
From what I’ve seen online so far the budget looks like it’ll have to be €1500pcm which is more than I was expecting but not impossible. I’m not too fussy but would rather avoid a room in shared house as I’d like my own space (and bathroom!). I will need parking. I need to move in mid January and I quite like rural locations but in the grand scheme of things it’s not long term so I really am pretty open. Sorry, I’m not sure that’s much help!
'.....up to an hour away....' This can mean living in very different places if you are travelling during morning and evening rush hours. Traffic really impacts on commuting times and it can be horrendous around the M50, I know I am stating the bleeding obvious but do factor it in and do a trial run before deciding.
Hi all, thanks for your replies. Frustratingly I’m going to be doing shift work but don’t know what times they’ll be so need to err on the side of caution with commuting. Does the m1 get very congested does anyone know? Newry might be a great idea; bring over the border would making taking a car much easier! I’ve bern looking at daft but will look at myhome too. Thanks all
The M1 is busy definitely, but in my experience the traffic flows not too badly most of the time. It flows much better from Newry to the north of Dublin than eg the traffic in and out of Belfast, or the M50 round Dublin. I can't be sure what it would be like as a daily commute as I've never done that. But lots of people do commute from that area so it's definitely a possibility.
Are you focussed on renting rather than buying? The reason that I'm asking is that there are properties (houses) around the Glasnevin/Finglas (Dublin 11) area, which backs onto the airport so no requirement for motorway driving, that are available to buy and the monthly repayments wouldn't be more than €1500 per month.
Genuinely, I'd be thinking along the lines of Glasnevin/Griffith Ave/Santry/Finglas (Charlestown & Meakstown areas).
www.daft.ie has a good search on places to rent as well as places to buy. I wouldn't recommend looking further than say Balbriggan in North County Dublin for a commute to the Airport as you'd be spending your life travelling and stuck in traffic.