Hi, I'm looking for place to stay overnight near the Dublin airport. Would like to visit the seashore (possible?) for a walk, go to a pub, have dinner, go to bed, get to airport following morning. I read that Malahide is pretty close. Staying alone, older woman, not looking for a loud pub scene. Thanks!
Looks like you couldn't get much closer. Bus #102 runs direct to Malahyde rail station; see http://www.transportforireland.ie/.
We stayed overnight last month at King Sitric Hotel in Howth. We had a lovely walk on the cliffs and enjoyed the town. We had a wonderful dinner in the hotel restaurant and then a great (and huge) breakfast the next morning. It was a quick taxi ride from the airport.