About the Homestay

  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Family Details: We are a family of 6 with no pets and this is a non-smoking home, If you are a smoker we have an outside seated area that you can use if needed. We only take booking 3 months in advance, this is to ensure we can be here while you stay and will avoid cancelling any bookings down the line.
Greig - 44- works in ground operation at Aer lingus.
Caitriona - 43- work in social care at st Michael's House.
Stephen - 23 - Hospitality
James - 15- student
Ava - 12- Student
Liam - 10- Student

Our home is located in Rivervalley, swords, Co Dublin. We are 5 mins car journey away from Dublin Airport and great transport links to Dublin colleges and universities. We have 1 single and 1 Double room available, prices include a light breakfast however a discount can be arranged if you don’t require this service.

Transport services : We have off street parking available while you’re staying with us however if you need to park and fly we can offer airport collection and drop off when available. This must be arranged prior to arrival and will be at an extra cost. We have a bus stop 3 mins walk from our home. The 41c, 41x, 102 and the Swords Express are the bus service at this stop. These buses service direct to the city centre, Airport, swords village, and the coastal villages of Malahide, portmarnock, Baldoyle and Sutton.

If you require any further information don't hesitate in asking. Look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Caitriona & Greig Donnelly

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Single Room
From 28 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a bright large single room with plenty of storage and wardrobe space. It is available for long or short term.

  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
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Monthly price
Double Attic/loft Room
From 33 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a large attic/loft bedroom with a double bed. It has plenty of storage with a wardrobe and drawers. It had 2 velux widows both fitted with black out blinds. This room is available long or short term.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

Our house is located on the north side of the city in a quiet, safe, suburb right beside a large park. We are 1.5 km from Swords village, 5 km from Dublin airport 6 km from Malahide beach & 12 km from city centre. Our location is great for transport links to many of the Dublin universities and colleges e.g. DCU, NCI, DIT etc. The bus stop to is 2 minute walk from our home and there are bus options to all of these locations from this bus stop.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Horse Stables
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

First rule is to enjoy yourself

Guests arrival after 16.00 and vacate before 11.00am

Times outside of these hours can be arranged at no extra cost with prior knowledge when possible. Payment for room and any prior arranged extras is upon arrival.

Breakfast midweek will be until 8.30am

we don't cater for special dietary requirements

House keys given on request
Lost keys will incur an extra charge

Keep noise to a minimum after 23.00

Feel free to use kitchen but please clean up after use

Unfortunately No pets allowed

Please keep our home secure

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

12 Reviews

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    Wonder people, lovely family. I had a good stay and would definately like to come back.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2017

    Catriona and her family were very kind and warmhearted! Everything was as described and we had a good time!
    Thank you so much!

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    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    August 2017

    famiglia accogliente e disponibile
    una piacevole ospitalità

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    Bel accueil et très serviable. Parfait endroit pour aller a l'aéroport rapidement.
    Thank u!

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    5 hearts
    June 2017

    A very nice family in a great location! Buses leave just around the corner for Dublin City Center and the airport very regularly. I came in with a late-evening flight and they picked me up for a small fee and immediately made me feel welcome. The room and bathroom were comfortable and clean and I felt safe in the neighborhood overall. In the mornings a breakfast of bread, jam, and cereal were waiting for me. I only stayed for 2 nights, but would do so again. This was my first homestay experience and it worked out well. Thank you for letting me stay with you!

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    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    November 2016

    Friendly people, and easy to find with taxi from the airport. Rooms comfortable, I felt very well catered for. Got a good orientation walk from Catriona, Greg did a nice light breakfast. Great value in all.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2016

    Thanks to Caitriona & Greg with family ! They are the kindest . We had a great time staying in Swords . We would recommend others to stay here and we will be back for sure ! Big, nice and clean room . Nice neighborhood , easy to get to their house by bus and Caitriona dropped us of at the airport . If you have any questions or problem they will be happy to help you .
    /The swedes , Martin & Mini

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    October 2016

    Stayed overnight as we were flying out of Dublin airport early next morning. Nice clean tidy smoke free home couldn't fault it and Gregg even welcomed us with a lovely cup of tea (just what we needed after our journey). Nothing was a problem dropped us off at the airport so no worries about parking, picked us up again - would definitely use again. ~Thanks.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    September 2016

    Our first experience of homestay so not sure what to expect. Caitriona and her husband made us very welcome in their home and were extremely helpful with bus timetables and directions to the airport. The room was clean and comfortable too. A very brief one night stay but we would do it again.

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    September 2016

    Very happy with our stay with Caitriona and her family. Nice quiet area with room for car. Very sociable family who made us feel at home in a comfortable house. Great value.

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