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Traditional two bedroom cottage beside the sea.
Entire cottage · 5 guests · 0 beds · 1.5 baths

Traditional two bedroom cottage beside the sea.Charming newly decorated 2 bedroom holiday cottage available for short term let, ideally located along the wild Atlantic way 1km from Aughris pier and the beach bar pub with beautiful scenery. Just 20 minutes drive to Enniscrone and 30 minutes from Sligo city, ideally located to explore all Sligo has to offer. The cottage sleeps 5 and a travel cot can be provided upon request. Make some memories at this unique and family-friendly place.

Ellie's Cottage
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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.

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Popular amenities for Ireland vacation rentals

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

Other great vacation rentals in Ireland

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Crotty's Farm Cottage near Ardmore
R2,407 ZAR per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Ballymore
Ballymore Cove Studio: Sea, Dingle Peninsula
R2,382 ZAR per night
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  1. Tiny house
  2. Ballinfull
The Hide - A Cosy Coastal Wood Cabin, Maugherow
R1,335 ZAR per night
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  2. Glenealy
Wooden Cabin in Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
R1,937 ZAR per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Roscommon
Cosy 1 Bedroom Garden Room for rent in Roscommon
R1,400 ZAR per night
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  2. Lettermacaward
Romantic Lakeside Getaway
R2,892 ZAR per night
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  1. Treehouse
  2. Macroom
Ark Ranch Treehouse, rainforest oasis in West Cork
R2,132 ZAR per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Miltown Malbay
SPANISH POINT BEACH HOLIDAY HOME
R4,374 ZAR per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Kilmurrin Beach
Cottage at Kilmurrin Cove
R2,337 ZAR per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Beaufort
Rural Mountain Retreat - Find yourself in Nature
R1,750 ZAR per night
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  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Gweedore
Ocean View
R1,750 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. County Donegal
Romantic Lakeside Cottage
R2,819 ZAR per night

Top-rated things to do in Ireland

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Evening Walking Tour of Dublin
    Some places only come alive after dark, or at least in the later hours of the day - and indeed that might be said of Dublin. At evening time the city's majestic architecture, its wrought-iron railings and bridges take on an eerie, almost Dickensian look. And yet this is Ireland, and the nearby pubs teem with banter and the strains of lively Irish music played on the fiddle and on the tin whistle. . . The Evening Tour will show you what few visitors see - Dublin’s more romantic ‘after 6pm’ ambience - with neither an office worker nor another tourist in sight. A great end-of-day activity for couples, groups or just the individual flâneur, the tour starts from the iconic Spire in O'Connell Street and calls at the General Post Office and the city's haunted Ha'penny Bridge. We briefly immerse ourselves in a more contemporary Dublin as we visit the lively Temple Bar district, and call in on The Project - the club where supergroup U2 were originally spotted by talent scout Paul McGuinness. Moving on, we view the Old Irish Parliament and the elegant Mansion House - home to Dublin's Lord Mayor and the first dedicated mayoral residence in either Ireland or Great Britain. Our evening stroll finally concludes at the Molly Malone statue, opposite O'Neills' Gastropub.... I'll then let you know who the legendary Molly Malone really was - and tell you the tragic secret of her beauty!
    From Price:R280 / person
  • Shepherds Farm Walk- Dingle Peninsula
    We will walk around the farm for about 2 hours. This is a hill farm so involves a bit of hill walking. We will see our sheep and feed them if winter time (they live solely on grass in the summer time), You will most likely see our Chickens if they are not busy doing other chicken stuff. You will also see some wonderful scenery on the walk. We will visit the Peat Bog where we used to cut turf for the fire. We have a number of Archaeological sites on the farm which we also visit. We will see our Fairy Fort and our Standing stone. If you like this experience but the scheduled time and date does not suit, please message me and we might be able to schedule a time that does. Other things to note Walk is on a hill sheep farm so we don't allow dogs. The walk is on average mountain land sometimes wet, good walking boots/shoes and raingear needed. Be prepared to walk up to 2 hours. Enjoy !
    From Price:R263 / person
  • Sheep Herding-Authentic Farm Experience
    PLEASE USE THE “REQUEST AN EXPERIENCE” FEATURE TO GET A HERDING AT A TIME THAT SUITS YOU. In this unique and intimate experience, you will see Irish farming shown exactly as it is. Highs, lows and everything in between. You'll view Rose the sheepdog in action, herding up a flock of wild mountain sheep. Once she is finished, you'll get the chance to be close up to the sheep. This is a fantastic photo opportunity! Sinead and Timothy provide interesting facts and an authentic insight on the day-to-day life of a local in Ireland. You'll witness first hand how much farmers really love and care for animals, and realise that their comfort and welfare is top priority. It’s a hard way of life but so rewarding on so many levels. You will gain a lot of knowledge about life on an Irish farm, and Ireland in general in this experience. You can also try to understand an entirely different lifestyle than your own. Other things to note **GROUP DISCOUNT AVAILABLE-message host to avail** You’ll be on a farm with farm noises, farm smells and farm terrain!
    From Price:R263 / person
  • Forge a silver ring with Jewellers
    Learn how to make a sterling silver ring from scratch, with our AWARD WINNING EXPERIENCE! Start off by marking your silver to the length you require by choosing which finger you would like it on. Then, you'll use a handsaw to cut it to size, you'll learn how to form the ring, using a mallet to shape it to the ring mandrel. You'll watch as it is soldered in front of you by an expert tutor—all the time, she will explain exactly what she is doing. Then you'll learn to file it by using different hand files—this is fun, as it is when you get to individualize your ring, deciding what curve you would like it to have. This can make a great difference to the end result. Next, you'll choose from three very different textures. You get to use your creativity with the planishing hammer to achieve the texture you require. People love this part as it's when you make your ring truly individual. Finally you get to choose your polish. Some people like it polished only on the inside, to give it an artistic/rustic look. Others like the glittery sparkle of a fully polished ring. It's your decision. Then the best bit—you get to keep your ring! It's the ultimate souvenir for remembering your trip to Ireland. Enjoy! Other things to note We like to keep our classes small & intimate so our clients get the most out of the experience. Therefore, we kindly request if you are in a group, please book under the one person. If this isn't possible, please do message us, so we can ensure you are kept together for the experience! :)
    From Price:R1,313 / person
  • Irish Village, History, Culture & Craic
    ☘☘ Ireland's Number 1 Best Seller & Top Rated Experience ☘☘ Come and Have The Craic with The Irish - Learn, Laugh, Love & Play on an hour long Adventure of the Emerald Isle!! Great for Corporate Teams, Families, Solo Adventurers, Date Night and all Types of Parties!! We have different formats that can be personalised to suit your event - it can be as interactive as you want and we can host up to 500 guests - Just ask! Enjoyed & Rated 5 Stars by teams from Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, Airbnb, Facebook, Deloitte, Twitter, EY, Yelp & many more! This is not your standard historical experience - it is fully interactive, with loads of great Stories, Views, Chat, Quizzes, Irish Music, Scary Stories, Culture & Irish Craic. Leave behind what you thought you knew and join this adventure of Irish Fun Facts, One Liners & Anecdotes!! Giants Carved the Coastlines, Fairies dwell deep in the forests and the luck flows through every landscape - Ireland is full of great stories and I will share my favourites that will sure to have you sitting in disbelief or rolling on the floor laughing. Pricing is per person - Not Device
    From Price:R263 / person

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.