Knockrose, Dublin 18

Built in the mid 1700s, it is not known why Knock Rose was built so close to the Scalp. This area was a dangerous and lawless place, at the edge of Dublin and civilisation.
An area, in its time overrun by the Tribes of O'Toole and O'Byrne, who would leave many dead and injured after their visits. It is believed that the house was built on the site of a much older building, possibly Kilternan Castle, but many believe the site contains much older signs of human occupation, about which in time we hope to find out more.
Knock Rose, a mixed farm which occupied some 38 acres, has been owned by the Stevenson family (Trish's ancestors) for many generations. They were known to be kindly and hardworking, honest people.

Knockrose is situated 500 feet above sea level nestling on the shoulder of The Scalp, a geological feature formed by the melting waters of a glacier.

Tom and Trish Farrell are the owners and custodians of this beautifully cultivated unique garden, which is backed by an old mixed forest. Attached to a traditional farmhouse and buildings, it has been evolving over the last seventy years.

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Stay 4 nights or more and get a great discount, must be booked at least 60 days in advance.  Rate is room only, breakfast is available in the hotel.

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Our favourite hotel in Dublin!!!!!!We have stayed MANY times and are always satisfied.Ideal location lovely rooms and friendly staff


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Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.


Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.

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