Bram Stoker (1847-1912)
Number 15, Marino Crescent was the birthplace in 1847 of Abraham (Bram) Stoker, the author of one of the world's most chilling novels, "Dracula".
Although, loosely based on the macabre and cruel character of Vlad Tepes or Vlad the Impaler, a 15th century prince of Wallachia in Transylvania, a region also renowned for stories of vampires and werewolves, Stoker had plenty of material to draw on from early and contemporary Irish history.
The Great Famine (1845-47) and subsequent cholera outbreaks fuelled many stories of horror and of people being buried alive. In Celtic times storytellers were passed on of dreadful tales of the "undead", those who were destined to wander the earth forever seeking the blood of others. These ghouls were known to have had bad blood or droch fhola (pronounced as druc ula!)
Bed and Breakfast rate for December only! Perfect for when you are coming to Dublin to shop, see a show or to meet friends. The Dublin Christmas Market is on our doorstep, the Gaiety Panto is a two minute walk and the iconic Grafton Street is around the corner - you can't get a better location in Dublin city.
Gaiety Panto Rate
Special Bed and Breakfast rate for guests attending the Gaiety Panto show. The Grafton Capital Hotel is only a 2 minute walk from the Gaiety and is the perfect match for your visit to the Panto!
4 Nights or more Special
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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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.