Explore the lush countryside and craggy coast of the Emerald Isle with a stay in holiday cottages in Ireland
. The Republic of Ireland is home to some breathtaking scenery, which is enjoyed by lovers of the great outdoors as well as those who want to enjoy the country at a slower pace. Staying in the country is a delightful experience and with 26 incredible counties to choose from, there is a destination to suit everyone.
The capital city of the Republic of Ireland is the vibrant city of Dublin, which is home to a variety of monuments including the ancient Dublin Castle and the more recent Monument of Light. When staying at holiday cottages in Ireland a visit to Dublin will not disappoint. Visitors to the city can enjoy a variety of attractions and leisure activities, from shopping in the bustling city centre to visiting one of the many museums to learn about the culture and history of Dublin. The Dublin Writers Museum is a great location to learn about the rich literary history of Dublin and it houses a number of books, portraits, letters and personal items of world renowned writers from the local area. There are a number of walks you can enjoy to give you a closer look at Dublin when you stay atholiday cottages in Ireland, including an exploration of the Georgian district and a stroll through the old city.
If you are a keen walker, there are a number of locations in the Republic of Ireland that are perfect for exploring on your own two feet. Donegal, Cork and County Laois all have some tremendous scenery that is best explored by foot.
In Donegal, Blue Stack Way is a great scenic route where you can enjoy the breathtaking Bluestack Mountains, whilst Lough Eske provides a more leisurely stroll around the Lake. If you stay at holiday cottages in Ireland that are close to Cork, the most experienced of walkers can enjoy the rugged mountain peaks whilst the less experienced can explore the region’s loop walks, which range from 4km to 16km. Local Tourist Information Offices provide a range of materials, such as maps and routes, to help you enjoy the region’s walking opportunities. Holiday cottages in Ireland that are located close to any of these areas are sure to provide you with plenty of hours of walks among some of Ireland’s finest natural scenery. As well as walking, the spectacular Republic of Ireland has a number of exhilarating activities for you to enjoy. Cycling, sailing and fishing are all pursuits that you can enjoy amongst the incredible Irish countryside which many holiday cottages in Ireland are located close to. The county of Kerry is home to an array of exciting possibilities, from ancient monuments to picturesque gardens. The Ring of Kerry is a great tourist trail that runs through the county of Kerry introducing guests to a variety of places of interest.
Many people see the Ring of Kerry as typically Irish, meaning that the landscape of coast and countryside, the pretty villages, towns and historical monuments encapsulate everything they imagine Ireland to be. If the county of Kerry attracts you, a stay at a holiday cottage in Ireland could be an ideal getaway.