This is a beautiful corner of the Emerald Isle and you can’t go far wrong choosing fishing cottages in South East Ireland. Buttressing a spectacular coastline is gentle countryside adorned with pretty villages plus vibrant towns and cities mixing the old with the new.
The main highlight about the angling, as well it being wonderful, is the shore fishing from rock, surf, beach, pier and estuary is completely free, basically if you can get down to the water’s edge you can fish! The area is made up of five very different counties each with a character its own plus a lovely selection of fishing cottage in South East Ireland.
County Wexford is a hot spot for city dwellers from Dublin to escape and enjoy the sea air and beaches and boasts a real variety of holiday cottages with fishing in South East Ireland. Known as Ireland’s sunny south east it also attracts international visitors who visit Hook lighthouse, one of the oldest in the world still in use plus many other attractions. 30 minutes south of Wexford is Kilmore Quay a picturesque fishing village with a lovely sandy bay perfect to cast off from, in fact along with South Wexford they are known as centres of excellence due to the quality of angling, facilities and infrastructure.
Waterford is most famous for its handcrafted crystal but the county also boasts great fishing and a glorious expanse of golden sand at Rosslare where you can fish or the more adventurous can take part in water sports. County Waterford may be compact but has three excellent centres for shore angling plus some great game fishing rivers such as the River Suir plus a choice of lakes holding good stocks of brown trout.
County South Tipperary is landlocked but home to mountains, rivers and lakes plus medieval buildings and castles. Clonmel is the county town and nestled between the Comeragh, Knockmealdown and Slievenamon mountains, a pretty and dramatic location and a lovely day out for the non-anglers. The fishing opportunities are boundless on rivers and lakes. The town of Cahir, best known for its castle and Swiss Cottage, is also a regional centre of excellence for brown trout fishing.
County Kilkenny is certainly the place to go for fabulous fishing as well as many other outdoor activities, golf, swimming and walking, something to keep everyone very happy. It is best known for its medieval monastic ruins and buildings but visit Kilkenny City for an intriguing mix of contemporary shops showcasing local crafts and design from jewellery to knitwear.
County Carlow takes its name from the town of Carlow which lies on the River Barrow. Made up of glorious mountains, countryside and river valleys this inland rural county is well worth exploring plus offers a variety of superb fishing on rivers, canals and lakes. Add to this the famous Irish hospitality and you can be sure a self-catering fishing holiday I this part of Ireland will be one of the best you’ve ever had.