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Ireland

Holiday cottages in Ireland are the gateway to a fantastic experience filled with stunning scenery, wonderful heritage and a delightfully relaxing ambience that is unique to the ‘Emerald Isle’. There really is no place like it to enjoy a break. And if you’re contemplating a holiday you may like a few suggestions for some of the best things to see and do. So take a look at our guide below for some holiday inspiration!

Ireland’s landscape is justly celebrated for its wealth of treasures, both natural and man-made. Those seeking Ireland’s rural charms will be well-served with a visit to the Ring of Kerry. This circular 180km trail takes in some of Ireland’s most wondrous locations, including Ross Castle, Ladies View and the Killarney National Park, and is well-suited to those looking for a lovely leisurely drive. If you fancy an active exploration of the beautiful scenery then we’d recommend a hike along the Kerry Way. This walking trail is normally completed in nine days, but there are plenty of scenic stretches to stroll along. If you fancy something a little livelier than few visits to Ireland are complete without a visit to its many great cities, and Dublin is undoubtedly the biggest draw. Ireland’s capital offers wonderful shopping, fantastic heritage (the Guiness Storehouse!), beautiful architecture and an enticing, relaxed atmosphere. Those with Irish holiday cottages near Sligo, Cork, Galway and the other major cities will find an equally varied array of activities to enjoy. Then again, if you’d rather get away from it all and enjoy Ireland’s unspoilt beauty and unrivalled tranquillity then we can’t recommend the Aran Islands highly enough. Located a short distance from the shores of Galway, these three stunning islands offer a beautiful window to the past. Explore medieval ruins and gaze at beautiful rolling vistas while you enjoy the uniquely relaxed rural ambience. There are few better ways to create fantastic holiday memories!

Since the country is so renowned for the wild beauty of its landscape, it should come as no surprise to find that outdoor and active breaks are one of the main reasons people seek Irish cottages. There are few nicer places to enjoy a stroll than the countryside of Ireland, but you’ll also find it’s equally well-suited to those looking for a little rest and relaxation. Thanks to a diverse array of attractions city breaks are also incredibly popular. Visitors to Dublin and the other major cities will find fantastic cultural events, great food and drink, wonderful shopping opportunities and a chance to make some long lasting holiday memories.

If you’re ready to begin an exploration take a look at our holiday cottages in Ireland today.
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  • Kinvara, Co. Galway
    Kinvara, Co. Galway×
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    Ref: W32260
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This second floor apartment is the perfect hideaway to chill out and relax in. Explore the nearby Burren National Park, or sample the areas famous oysters.
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    The Kinvara Suites are situated within a converted 18th-century stone hayloft. They are set back from the road in a secluded garden in the centre of the picturesque town of Kinvara at the head of Galway Bay, and 2 minutes’ walk from the quayside. An external staircase leads to the two suites, each have a south facing balcony, offering views of the countryside and the nearby Burren National Park. Each suite retains the uninterrupted form of the original hayloft, with quirky...

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  • Ballybawn, Co. Wicklow
    Ballybawn, Co. Wicklow×

    Rancho Relaxo

    Ballybawn, Co. Wicklow

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    Ref: W31771
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This comfortable little holiday apartment attached to the owner’s home in the heart of County Wicklow.
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    This comfortable little holiday apartment attached to the owner’s home in the heart of Co. Wicklow, the ‘Garden of Ireland’, just a few minutes drive from the picturesque village of Enniskerry and the famous Powerscourt House, gardens and waterfall. It is a perfect base to explore Mount Usher and Kilruddery. For walkers, the property is 5.5 miles from the Wicklow Way, a marked walking route through the stunning Wicklow Mountains and loughs. Horse riding and trekking...

  • Castlemaine, Co. Kerry
    Castlemaine, Co. Kerry×

    Gort na Tornoige

    Castlemaine, Co. Kerry

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This romantic retreat for a couple is ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, with touring and many attractions available.
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    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this holiday home makes an ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, within an hour’s drive from the region’s main towns of Tralee, Killarney, Killorglin, Listowel and Dingle. This cosy, romantic, detached cottage offers great panoramic views of the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range, the Slieve Mish Mountains to the rear, with many hiking possibilities, and distant sea views. More...

  • Connemara, Co. Galway
    Connemara, Co. Galway×

    Gortrusheen House

    Connemara, Co. Galway

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Nestled between the hills and lakes of Connemara, this wonderful stone cottage is surrounded by natural gardens and wild, colourful flowers
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    Nestled between the hills and lakes of Connemara, this wonderful stone cottage is surrounded by natural gardens and wild, colourful flowers. There is endless walking and climbing with Connemara National Park on the doorstep. The holiday cottage is located along the Wild Atlantic Way and within easy driving distance of beautiful beaches at Letterfrack and Renvyle. You will find an 18-hole golf course on the coast at Ballyconneely. Kylemore Abbey and Gardens are a must, and are just across...

  • Ardfert, Co. Kerry
    Ardfert, Co. Kerry×

    Southpark Cottage

    Ardfert, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W32049
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Located just 6 miles from Tralee with its great selection of restaurants and shops, Southpark Cottage enjoys a great location on the Wild Atlantic Way with a choice of wonderful long sandy beaches close by
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    Located just 6 miles from Tralee with its great selection of restaurants and shops, Southpark Cottage enjoys a great location on the Wild Atlantic Way with a choice of wonderful long sandy beaches close by. The property adjoins the owner’s home with its own entrance, parking and garden. Ardfert is home to a magnificent historical cathedral and this area offers great opportunities for further archaeological and historical discoveries along with golfing, horse-riding, water sports...

  • Enfield, Co. Meath
    Enfield, Co. Meath×

    The West Wing

    Enfield, Co. Meath

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    Ref: W31588
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This holiday property is a converted barn situated in the very scenic area of Hill of Down and on the banks of the Royal Canal, across the road from the front gate of the property
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    This holiday property is a converted barn situated in the very scenic area of Hill of Down and on the banks of the Royal Canal, across the road from the front gate of the property. The owners live adjacent and have thoughtfully renovated the property to sleep 3 comfortably. You can walk along the banks of the canal, ideal for fishing, and it is very central to many tourist attractions within Meath and Westmeath such as Slane, Newgrange, St Finians Monastery, Belvedere House and the...

  • Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford
    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford×

    Olinda Coastal Cottages - Heron

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32125
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    This coastal holiday property is just a 3-minute stroll away from Kilmore Quay, with its colourful marina and seafood restaurants.
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    These delightful whitewashed holiday cottages (refs W32121 and W32125) have a private flower-filled walkway with steps leading down to the beautiful sandy cove. Boasting magnificent sea views, these quaint cottages, adjacent to the owner’s home, are just a 3-minute stroll to the picture-postcard village of Kilmore Quay, with its colourful marina and superb seafood restaurants offering the fresh daily catch. Take a boat trip across to the Saltee Islands or explore the...

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  • Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford
    Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford×

    Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford

    Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford

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    Ref: W5449
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Located in a peaceful lane only 1½ miles from Tallow this delightful apartment makes a relaxing holiday retreat and is an ideal base for touring
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    Ground and first floor apartment for 3.

    Located in a peaceful lane only 1½ miles from Tallow this delightful apartment makes a relaxing holiday retreat and is an ideal base for touring. The property is attached to the owner’s home and is well furnished and overlooks the garden and fields beyond. This is a scenic area with glorious countryside and the golden beach at Youghal is within 16 miles. There is much of historic interest in the area...

  • Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary
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    Mountain View Lodge

    Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary

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    Ref: W32153
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Visit many attractions in the area including the heritage towns of Tipperary, Cashel, Lismore and Cahir and enjoy the picturesque valleys.
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    This detached holiday property, close to the owners’ home, lies nestled amongst the 5-acre landscaped grounds of a 4-star caravan park, right in the heart of one of the most picturesque valleys in Ireland. This beautiful, secluded area is known as the Glen of Aherlow and lies between the dramatic Galtee Mountains, Ireland’s highest inland mountain range, and the wooded slopes of Slievenamuck on the edge of Golden Vale. Located within easy driving distance of 4 heritage...

  • Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford
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    River Cottage

    Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford

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    Ref: W31435
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In a romantic riverside setting, this detached single storey holiday property in a peaceful retreat nestles beside a river in the heart of the beautiful Nire Valley with a backdrop of woods and the Comeragh Mountains
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    In a romantic riverside setting, this detached single storey holiday property in a peaceful retreat nestles beside a river in the heart of the beautiful Nire Valley with a backdrop of woods and the Comeragh Mountains. It is 2½ miles from Ballymacarbry and just 17 miles from the seaside town of Dungarvan. The garden has a delightful riverside patio and steep stone steps down to the river bank. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walkers and nature lovers and golf, fishing and...

  • Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
    Dungarvan, Co. Waterford×

    The Lodge

    Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

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    Ref: YZX
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This delightful detached holiday cottage is located just 5½ miles from the seaside town of Dungarvan, overlooking the countryside with horses peacefully grazing
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    This delightful detached holiday cottage is located just 5½ miles from the seaside town of Dungarvan, overlooking the countryside with horses peacefully grazing. Ideal for walking, the surrounding countryside includes stunning mountains and the lakes and waterfalls of both the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains. Dungarvan has a pretty harbour and offers a good variety of shops, restaurants and pubs, whilst the rest of the area boasts numerous golden beaches including the...

  • Mountbellew, Co. Galway
    Mountbellew, Co. Galway×

    Mountbellew, Co. Galway

    Mountbellew, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W31651
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Self-contained and with a cosy feel, this single-storey holiday annexe has its own entrance and side garden for the holidaymaker
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    Self-contained and with a cosy feel, this single-storey holiday annexe has its own entrance and side garden for the holidaymaker. Centrally located and set along a main road, it is ideally placed for any type of holiday, particularly as a touring base and within walking distance of the village. Mountbellow has a weekly market presided over by the memorial statue of Bobbyjo, winner of the Grand National. The festival city of Galway, ‘Gateway to Connemara’, is about 1 hour....

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