Cottages in Ireland

The Emerald Isle is a sumptuous expanse of rolling green countryside and outstanding coastal areas boasting a welcoming culture. Cottages in Ireland are a flexible and affordable way to explore this beautiful country. With self-catering cottages you have a home away from home for your holiday, a base where you can eat when you like and don’t have to worry about the hotel kitchen closing, or getting the kids ready in time for lunch. With a wealth of activities on offer you can be as active or inactive as you choose and have the holiday you want.

Self Catering Ireland

Self catering cottages in Ireland can offer a good way to save money on dining out and hotel bills. Ireland is synonymous with agriculture and you are spoilt for choice when it comes to fresh local produce. With self catering accommodation in Ireland you can browse at the local markets and even try preparing some of the local recipes in your own kitchen. It also means that you can feel free to explore the range of activities and attractions without being concerned about getting value for money out of your catered holiday.

Holiday Cottages in Ireland

Holiday cottages in Ireland are ideal for everyone. Whether you are a group of friends looking to join in the ‘craic’ or you are a family looking to absorb the unique and vibrant culture of the Irish, a self catering cottage provides an excellent base. Whether you are enjoying water sports on the beach, kissing the Blarney Stone or hiking up Croagh Patrick, you can return at the end of the day to your own space and with something to suit every budget, holiday cottages in Ireland are a great option.

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Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle thanks to its lush green landscape, but there is more to Ireland than just greenery. The country is alive with magic from myths and legends, be it the shenanigans of mischievous Leprechauns to giants building causeways, and all this is brought out in the unique persona of the people here. There is always something to celebrate no matter how small, so expect music, dancing and lots of story-telling. The wildlife here is spectacular, but it is the heritage that most visitors come for, from traditional Irish Dancing to the Gaelic Games and of course historical attractions such as Blarney Castle, where you can give yourself ‘the gift of the gab’ by kissing the Blarney Stone.

Places to go in Ireland

The city of Dublin has something for all ages and tastes, from castles and cathedrals to brewery and stadium tours, a zoo and of course lots of shopping. If you want to experience as much of what Dublin has to offer– it is recommended that you purchase a Dublin Pass. Not only do you get free entry to all the major attractions, you are able to fast track all the queues, essential if you are pushed for time. Head to the west coast of Ireland and visit Galway, a vibrant city where arts, culture and nightlife are in abundance. If you like your arts, go during the acclaimed Galway Arts Festival; if you are a fan of fine cuisine, then look out for the International Oyster Festival, and if it is a spot of sporting activity that gets you going, then the Galway races are a must – Ireland is synonymous with horseracing after all. The Dingle Peninsula has been declared one of the most beautiful places on earth by none other than National Geographic magazine, and once you visit you will know why.

Our Top Picks in Ireland

We want you to enjoy the best that Ireland has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;

Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

You don’t have to be over 18 to enjoy a visit to Dublin’s most popular tourist attraction, but there is a free pint in it for you if you are! The Guinness Storehouse welcomes visitors of all ages, and it is a fabulous opportunity to find out about the history of the brand over seven floors of fascinating exhibits. The tour starts at the bottom of a seven-storey ‘pint’ glass – the world’s largest which if full would hold a staggering 14.3 million pints of Guinness! The tour is topped off by a complementary pint in the Gravity Bar with an unobstructed 360 degree view of Dublin.

Fishing in Waterville

With miles of coastline and an abundance of rivers and lakes, there is no better pastime to come to Ireland for than fishing, in particular the seaside town of Waterville in West Kerry. Waterville has an unusual mix of lakes, rivers, stormy shores and deep-sea angling to choose from where you can catch freshwater game, Atlantic salmon, trout, bass, cod, flounder, conger, blue shark and… well, you get the picture. Needless to say, the scenery is stunning and there are plenty of friendly places to find refreshments after a day wrestling with fish.

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