177. Milltown, Dublin, Ireland

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Why

If you’ve visited Dublin and just want to get away from it all, then I suggest taking this short train ride out to the suburbs. Here you will find a quite peaceful town and the river Dodder that runs through it. This used to be a milling town (corn, iron, paper, silk and cloth and a sawmill), hence its name. It also has a tall laundry tower which still remains. And I’m told that it has the only cobblestoned bridge in all of Ireland. The mill founder John Classon’s name is written on the bridge near the pub in the area. Read more about the history of Milltown.

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland - Cobblestone Bridge

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland – Cobblestone Bridge

Where

Milltown, Ireland is a suburb of Dublin, located just south of the city and only about 15 minutes by light rail.

How To Get Here

By Train

The Luas Light Rail runs to the Milltown stop from Stephen’s Green. The stop is located in Green 2. Purchase your ticket before you board the train as you may be required to show your ticket once onboard. It’s about a 16-minutes ride.

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland - Light Rail Station

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland – Light Rail Station

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland - The Luas

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland – The Luas

By Plane

Milltown, Ireland – Aer Lingus at Dublin Airport

The closest major airport is Dublin (DUB). Then you can take one of the many buses into the city of Dublin and then either take the Luas or a Dublin Bus to Milltown.

The following airlines has service to Dublin International Airport (DUB):

Aegean Airlines (A3), Air France (AF), Aer Lingus (EI), Air Moldova (9U), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Arkia (IZ), ASL Airlines France (5O), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), CityJet (WX), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Finnair (AY), flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Iberia Airlines (IB), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), S7 Airlines (S7), SAS (SK), Swiss Airlines (LX), Transavia (HV), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY), WestJet (WS) and Wow Air (WW).

By Bus

The Dublin Bus serves the area.

By Car

If you are already in Ireland, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Shared Ride

You can try a service like Carpool Ireland to get to Dublin, then take the Luas or the Dublin bus to Milltown.

Where To Stay

You can stay in Dublin or in Milltown. There are two properties in Milltown, Throrncliffe and Grove House.

==>> You can find a list of hotels in Dublin from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

There’s a great pub in Milltown called The Dropping Well. Great atmosphere and food can be had and of course a Guinness.

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland - Having a Guinness at The Dropping Well

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland – Having a Guinness at The Dropping Well

 

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland - The Dropping Well Fruit Scone

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland – The Dropping Well Fruit Scone

==>> You can find a list of restaurants in Dublin from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

Walk along the River Dodder and enjoy the tranquil nature of its mini waterfalls. There’s also some wildlife in the river. Watch out for the rhino. Talk to the locals as they are quite friendly. Bring your jogging clothing as its great to jog along the river. Or if you prefer, just your walking shoes will do.

If you like golf, you can play a few hols at the Milltown Gold Club as well.

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland - River Dodder Walking Path

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland – River Dodder Walking Path

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland - River Dodder Rhino

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland – River Dodder Rhino

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland - River Dodder and Milltown Golf Course

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland – River Dodder and Milltown Golf Course

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland - Waterfall

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland – Waterfall

Additional Information

Language Spoken: English with a lovely Irish accent

Currency: EUR

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Milltown, Dublin, Ireland - Laundry Tower

Milltown, Dublin, Ireland – Laundry Tower

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