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Ellie's Cottage
SUPERHOST
Entire cottage · 4 guests · 2 beds · 2 baths

Ellie's CottageEllies Cottage boasts panoramic views of both Caragh Lake and the MacGillycuddy Reeks, home to Carrauntoohil Ireland's highest mountain. The recently renovated Ellies Cottage with two bedrooms and large living area is the ideal base for enjoying the tranquil valleys and unspoiled landscape of Glencar. Situated on the Glencar to Glenbeigh leg of the Kerry Way, activities such as fishing, hill walking and sight seeing are at your doorstep. The ideal Travellers rest.

Our Little Black Shack-Glamping with a difference
Tiny house · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Our Little Black Shack-Glamping with a differenceA romantic escape for two, set on the sea front with your own private jetty boasting views of Heir Island and The Beacon in Baltimore in the distance. Our Little Black Shack is the perfect escape for couples or singles in search of the refreshing natural life. The lack of Wi-Fi, TV and electricity takes you back to nature. Take yourself off for a coastal break with a difference. You'll return home again with the wind in your sails fully restored. Located 15 mins from Skibbereen & Ballydehob.

Unique log cabin in scenic Mayo
Entire cabin · 2 guests · 2 beds · 1.5 baths

Unique log cabin in scenic MayoTwo storey pine log cabin set in the tranquil setting of county Mayo. The residence is located in the heart of the west with easy access to Knock International Airport (15 minutes), Galway (50 minutes) and Westport (40 minutes, current roadworks may delay this) by car. Perfect location to explore Mayo, Sligo and Galway with the Wild Atlantic way and come back to a cosy retreat after a long day's exploring.

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  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Other great vacation rentals in Ireland

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  2. County Waterford
Crotty's Farm Cottage near Ardmore
ﺩ.ﺇ620 per night
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Castleisland
Calm Country Retreat
ﺩ.ﺇ432 per night
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  1. Tiny house
  2. Ballinfull
The Hide - A Cosy Coastal Wood Cabin, Maugherow
ﺩ.ﺇ327 per night
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  1. Barn
  2. County Kilkenny
The Dairy - Kilkenny - Countryside Farmhouse
ﺩ.ﺇ330 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Roscommon
Cosy 1 Bedroom Garden Room for rent in Roscommon
ﺩ.ﺇ346 per night
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  1. Entire loft
  2. Annestown
Granary Loft - a truly magnificent getaway
ﺩ.ﺇ389 per night
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  1. Treehouse
  2. Macroom
Ark Ranch Treehouse, rainforest oasis in West Cork
ﺩ.ﺇ524 per night
  1. Entire bungalow
  2. Blackwater
Beautiful Riverside Retreat in Blackwater, Wexford
ﺩ.ﺇ873 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. carrickfinn
...by the C...pure bliss in Carrickfinn
ﺩ.ﺇ623 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Miltown Malbay
SPANISH POINT BEACH HOLIDAY HOME
ﺩ.ﺇ1,081 per night
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  2. Ballymacoda
Delightful 1 bedroom boat hut with hot tub
ﺩ.ﺇ649 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Beaufort
Rural Mountain Retreat - Find yourself in Nature
ﺩ.ﺇ450 per night

Your guide to Ireland

Welcome to Ireland

For a small island on the fringes of western Europe, Ireland’s culture ripples far beyond its craggy shores. This is the storied home of many of history’s most celebrated poets, rock bands that conquered the charts, and, of course, the foamy stout poured on every continent. And yet despite this ubiquity, Ireland is so often misunderstood. Sure, it has castle ruins and stone cathedrals galore, but it’s anything but stuck in the past. For every beloved old pub and literary landmark in Dublin, you’ll find as many inventive restaurants putting a fresh spin on Irish cuisine and ground-breaking venues where a new generation redefines Irish creative identity.

Outside the capital, each of the Republic of Ireland’s four provinces — Leinster, Munster, Connacht, and Ulster — certainly deliver the pastoral landscapes along with plenty of surprises. The culinary city of Cork claims on-trend bars, food halls, and even a museum dedicated to butter. On the rugged Atlantic coast, the Cliffs of Moher won’t disappoint sightseers, but you can also skip the crowds and chase outdoor adventures in wild national parks such as Ballycroy and Killarney. The longer you spend on this rainy rock, the more you realize how lucky the Irish really are.


How do I get around Ireland?

Go by car or go by transit? That’s the main question Ireland poses to travelers. While it might take you a little longer to get from place to place, the republic’s system of trains, buses, and ferries efficiently covers the small island. Trains connect Dublin — home to the island’s busiest airport, Dublin Airport (DUB) — to most major towns and cities. Intercity buses offer dependable service to smaller destinations. When you want to get out to Ireland’s wilder areas, a car will come in handy as long as you’re comfortable driving on the left side of the road.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ireland?

Ireland is truthfully quite drizzly, especially in winter. But its climate is also mild year-round. In fact, you’re likely to read it in the local news whenever temperatures dip below freezing or exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius). Summer brings the most pleasant weather and, of course, the most crowds. The peak months of July and August are the sunniest, warmest, and driest. It’s the time of year for outdoor festivals, including gatherings dedicated to the republic’s alternative music as well as its active Irish trad folk music scene. Spring and fall are generally quieter and more overcast, with the exception of St. Patrick’s Day in March, celebrated with lively parades across the country.


What are the top things to do in Ireland?

Grafton Street

In Dublin’s city center, it’s easy to lose track of time wandering through the historic sites and museums, but don’t miss the action on the streets. Take a stroll along Grafton Street to visit local shops and the famous buskers known to perform here year-round. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare links St. Stephen’s Green to Trinity College. Its popularity means the street often gets crowded, though skip over a few blocks and you’ll find independent cafes and designer shops in areas like the Creative Quarter, emanating from Drury Street.

Wild Atlantic Way

This is arguably Ireland’s most photogenic road trip. From the cinematic landscapes of the Inishowen Peninsula south to colorful fishing ports in County Cork, the Wild Atlantic Way traces Ireland’s West Coast for 1,500 miles (2,414 km). Along the way, you’ll pass sea cliffs and coves; festive cities like Galway and Limerick; and beaches where cold-water surfers paddle out into the foamy waves. You could tackle it on one grand tour, but you’ll get a truer sense of the local scene when you slow your roll and focus on one segment at a time.

Rock of Cashel

Perched on top of a grassy hill and surrounded by the rolling pastures of the Golden Vale, the Rock of Cashel stands among Ireland’s most dramatic and significant architectural sites. This was once the seat of power for the Kings of Munster. Legends also say this is where Saint Patrick baptized King Aengus in 432 C.E. Come here to see the castle-like cluster of medieval structures, dig into Irish history, or simply admire the sweeping views of County Tipperary.