Cottages in Ireland and Holiday Homes by Holiday Lettings

Why Ireland?

Dew-covered fields sparkle emerald green and the lilting sound of happy-go-lucky locals drifts from a cosy pub close by. Where else could you be but Ireland? From Dublin’s enchanting streets to County Kerry’s rugged beauty, you’ll be powerless against its charms.

Packed With Personality

Whether you’re in the city or countryside, Ireland offers a warm welcome. Dublin, its vibrant and charismatic capital, is a fascinating city. Cobbled streets are lined with historic buildings, including the medieval St Patrick’s cathedral, the spectacular buildings of Trinity College, and the revitalised Docklands district (not to mention around 1,000 pubs). And no visit to Dublin is complete without touring the world-famous Guinness factory or walking the banks of the beautiful River Liffey.

Fairy Tale Scenery

In rural Ireland, breathtaking vistas of lush fields dotted with thatched cottages come as standard. For incredible coastal views, nothing beats driving the Wild Atlantic Way: you can expect exquisite beauty at each and every turn in the road. But the Emerald Isle has a few surprises, too: County Clare’s Burren National Park offers explorers a lunar landscape, including the unique 207-metre peak of Knockanes with ridges that curve up the hillside.

Light-Hearted Locals

From the high spirits of St Patrick’s Day to laid-back laughter over a pint of the black stuff, much of Ireland’s lively social scene plays out in the comfort of a cosy pub. You’ll probably be treated to some impromptu trad music (traditional Irish folk music) and end up singing the night (as well as your worries) away. Dublin is the place for bustling bars while quieter watering holes can be found pretty much anywhere you care to stay, from Westport to Wexford.

From the blog

Explore the Holiday Lettings blog to discover more of Ireland’s hidden treasures.

Places to stay in Ireland

Places to visit in Ireland

County Donegal

County Donegal is a real treasure trove, tucked away on the northwest tip of Ireland. Visit Glenveagh National Park and you’ll find a spectacular castle surrounded by wilderness rich with wildlife. Learn about life during the devastating Irish potato famine at the Doagh Famine Village or, for fabulous views of this secluded corner of the country, climb Mount Errigal, the Bluestack Mountains or the wonderfully named ‘Muckish’.

Province of Leinster

Leinster is home to over half the population of Ireland. As well as Dublin, the country’s capital city, you’ll find the towns of Wexford, Tallaght and Blanchardstown. It’s a region rich in variety: explore Kilkenny Castle, spot seals from a lighthouse in Howth, explore the Wicklow Mountains National Park, or soak up the nightlife in Port Laoise.

Western Ireland

Sculpted by centuries of crashing waves, the shores of Western Ireland are a wonder to behold. Myriad small islands are scattered along the coast with countless windswept coves and stunning beaches to surprise you. Admire the crystal-clear waters of Keem Bay on Achill Island, pony-trek across the hills and sands, or hike through the trails of Ballycroy National Park before exploring Loch Conn and Loch Mask.

Province of Munster

Munster covers most of southern Ireland and is home to many well-loved counties. A journey through it reveals County Cork’s lush, rural landscapes, County Kerry’s mysterious peaks and coves, County Clare’s sea-carved coastline and County Limerick’s ancient castles and famously friendly inhabitants.

Things to do in Ireland

Dublin

The capital’s scenic streets, beautiful buildings and welcoming pubs are a simple joy to explore.

Wild Atlantic Way

Drive Galway’s most picturesque route for priceless views of Ireland’s rugged and wild western shores.

Dingle Peninsula

Europe’s most westerly point is a string of sandy beaches, hidden coves, and green fields (with 952m-high Mount Brandon.

Blarney Castle & Gardens

Kiss the famous stone and be granted ‘the gift of the gab’ when you visit this magnificent castle in County Cork.

Killarney National Park

Walk the beautiful trails and encounter waterfalls, magnificent trees and stone-built bridges spanning peaceful rivers and streams.

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

The turmoil and emotion of Irish history is brought to life in this historic gaol in the heart of Dublin.

More great breaks

Top Destination reviews

Buncrana
Wonderful home from home.

We had a great stay in this brilliant house. Really comfortable and well equipped. Lots of space, the kids loved the garden. Within easy walking distance of the town. Wifi an essential for a two week holiday with three kids. We loved this house and h … see more
Killarney Holiday Home by The Lakes,WiFi & Phone
Suberb accomodation

Blarney House was everything we wanted, and more. We arrived to a lovely welcome pack, and flowers, and was given very useful information on the area. The location was just right, close for visiting Killarney, and central for exploring the county of … see more
Home beside Lakes of Killarney
Suberb accomodation

Blarney House was everything we wanted, and more. We arrived to a lovely welcome pack, and flowers, and was given very useful information on the area. The location was just right, close for visiting Killarney, and central for exploring the county of … see more
Derryreel Cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way
Amazing property in an amazing location!

Firstly we agree with all of the positive reviews which are 100% true! This is the most amazing property in the most amazing location with lovely owners who really make you feel welcome and at home. If you want to unplug, relax and unwind then this … see more
Large luxury farmhouse in centre of Ireland
Mrs

Fantastic house. Kids loved playing in the garden. Central location for day trips south. Kitchen well resources and loved the well. … see more
Willowfarmhouse, Holiday House, County Donegal
A breath of fresh Donegal air

Beautiful home, stayed for 3 nights, spectacular views & walks perfect for a weekend / longer stay, Dolores was v kind & v helpful. Lots of space there were 6 adults & 3 kids lots of room for us all. Portsalon beach approximately 15 min drive well wo … see more

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