Holiday cottages in Ireland

Whether you come for the rolling green countryside or the lively urban bars of the cities, Ireland never disappoints.

The urban hub of Dublin provides a wealth of restaurants, bars and shops, museums and many other visitor attractions; this friendly, fun and diverse city has become a European hotspot in recent years. Fans of Guinness will love a trip to the Guinness Storehouse at St James’s Gate Brewery. A tour around this museum is only completed by a drink of the black stuff; enjoy a cold pint of Guinness while taking in views of the city. For a historical experience, visit Dublin Castle or one of the many other castles within easy reach of the city. Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison unused since 1924 is worth a visit and gives a fascinating walk through history.
 
Cliffs of Moher, County,Clare, Republic of Ireland
Image: Cliffs of Moher, County Clare.

The great thing about Ireland is you can enjoy the creature comforts of cities like Dublin one day and the wilds of the Donegal countryside the next. The county of Donegal is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, offering sandy beaches, miles of gentle wandering trails and striking coastal scenery; an ideal place for both watersports such as sailing, surfing and kayaking as well as numerous walks and hikes and even horse riding on the beach. For a care-free Irish break, Donegal is most definitely the place to be!

In the South West of Ireland, lies the county of Cork. Cork city, which is situated upon water, is a place of contrast, having an abundance of shops, restaurants and cafes while also being steeped in culture and interesting architecture. Pay a visit to Blarney Castle and partake in the ritual of kissing the famous Blarney Stone which is said to endow the kisser with the gift of eloquence. The county is also known for its beautiful countryside and coastline; Mizen Head, Ireland's most south-westerly point, will take your breath away with its spectacular views. The maritime attraction of the signal station here is a museum open to the public or for wildlife enthusiasts, Mizen Head is also famous for sightings of dolphins, whales, seals and many wildflowers.

But don’t forget that Ireland is one of the oldest inhabited places on earth. Its prehistoric sites like the Neolithic passage graves at Bru Na Boinne will skew your perspective on the timeline of humanity, while an extensive list of ancient castles and early Christian monasteries will stir your soul.

Wherever you choose to visit we’re sure you’ll create some great memories in Ireland.

You can browse holiday cottages from the following Irish regions:

County Cavan
County Clare
County Cork
County Donegal
County Dublin
County Galway
County Kerry
County Kildare
County Kilkenny
County Laois
County Leitrim
County Limerick
County Longford
County Mayo
County Meath
County Roscommon
County Sligo
County Tipperary
County Waterford
County Wexford
County Wicklow