Me and my spouse live in a two bedroom apartment in Gracepark Manor, Drumcondra which is bright and warm. You would be guest in on of the bedrooms. There are 2 direct buses from Dublin Airport and about 4 lines to the City Centre for 10-15min ride. The flat is also within walking distance of Croke Park, DCU, the Mater Hospital.
The area is very calm and green.
Feel free to use the living room and kitchen, surf on the internet or sit on the balcony if the sun is shining.