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About Portobello
When you think of Portobello, images of canals and students pop into the mind. The reality is a mix of these two and so much more. The name itself comes from the Irish Cuan Aoibhinn – meaning 'beautiful harbour' and that exactly what the area is, beautiful.

A small suburb south of the city of Dublin, Portobello is made for those that don’t require cars to get around. The location gives you easy access to the City, ensuring short walks home from trendy areas around Dawson St and George's St. It’s city living without being in the City. Portobello is a cosmopolitan neighbourhood with some fantastic walkways along the canal, excellent local eateries (the area has become a haven for those that love brunch) and nice bars. For those that crave activities, museums and gyms will ensure the mind and body are sated while for those with kids, what better way to spend an afternoon then feeding Swans down by the water.
Rents
Dublin
(€100 - €10,000)
Portobello Range
(€500 - €4,550)
Portobello Average
(€1,320)
Average Apartment
€1,080
1 bed apartment
€1,600
2 bed apartment
€3,150
3+ bed apartment
Average House
€1,560
2 bed house
€650
3 bed house
€1,800
4+ bed house
Who lives here
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Average property ratings
These are the average ratings of lettings in Portobello
5.9
Comfort
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6.0
Communication
Elements that influence this are the response rate of the landlord / management company and their efficiency at dealing with issues.
6.4
Amenities
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8.5
Neighbourhood
This score is based on neighbourhood safety, parking, noise, food stores, out door parks, etc.
Living in Portobello
Check out some of our favourite shops, restaurants and amenities all based in Portobello.
Eat & Drink
The Vintage Kitchen
7 Poolbeg St
4.7
El Grito
4 Merchant's Arch
4.7
The Camden Sports Bar
84-87 Lwr Camden street d2
5
Taste of The Shelbourne
27 St Stephen's Green
4.9
To Do
Café Sol
58 Harcourt Street Dublin 2
5
St. Stephen's Green Bandstand
Superintendent’s Office
4.8
Beau Jacks Boxing
Grantham Pl
5
Private Cinema
Omniplex Cinema
5
James Ussher Library
Dublin Southside
5
The GAA Museum
St Joseph's Ave
4.7
Getting around
Portobello has great transport links with the city centre. Check them out below.
Bus Stops
LUAS
Dublin Bikes