177. Milltown, Dublin, Ireland
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, Ireland is a suburb of Dublin, located just south of the city and only about 15 minutes by light rail.
How To Get Here
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.
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).
The Dublin Bus serves the area.
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.
==>> 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.
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.
Language Spoken: English with a lovely Irish accent
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