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JimmyZA
6/28/2017 23:42 EST

Hi

I'm coming to study in Dublin for a year, and I'm bringing my wife & 2 kids (3 & 1 years) along. The course is in Dublin, but only once a month so we're not tied to being in Dublin (and cant afford the rent there anyway!)

Where would you suggest as a good place to stay with a young family within 2-3 hours commute of Dublin. Ideally somewhere on the coast, reasonable rent, preferably not in the city, but also with a large enough community that we can plug in to (moms & tots groups, running club, church etc).

Any input would be really appreciated! Thanks

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FlowerFairy
6/29/2017 01:01 EST

We are not in the same situation as you. We are retired and we were based on The Sheepshead Peninsula but we always liked Kilkenny and would often stay there rather than overnight in Dublin before flying out. Kilkenny is a good size with everything you would want but close enough to Dublin. Then of course there is around Wexford which is further south-east. Rents are the hardest but if you can commit to 12 months you will find it easier. Good Luck.

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JimmyZA
6/29/2017 01:25 EST

Thanks for the input! 12 months rent is what we're looking for so that should be ok. Wexford was on my list, but I'll check out Kilkenny

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dk5395
6/29/2017 06:37 EST

Gorey is a most excellent town for families and is only an hour from Dublin and 15 minutes or less from some nice beaches.

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MARGO625
6/29/2017 13:06 EST

My cousin and his family rented in Dromod Leitrim for an extended stay. Less than 2 hrs from Dublin, reasonable rents.

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Joshuak
6/29/2017 16:00 EST

Gorey may be hard to find a place since it is not so far to Dublin. Lots of people commute from there. There are actual commuter buses and regular buses about every 2 hours back and forth. I lived in Enniscorthy and bus takes about 2 hours into the airport and then on to Dublin downtown.. Gorey is on that route. Or as mentioned, Wexford town itself which is only 20 minutes further.

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Joshuak
6/29/2017 16:14 EST

There is a estate agent near Enniscorthy that may be able to help you find something in that area. I lived in a retirement community which you probably would not qualify for, but he may have other places for rent. Contact Barty O'Conner at +353 053 937 7147 OR
info@dngoconnerandoconner.ie
Tell him the American sends his best regards if you do.

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