Places to Visit

Sheep on a road, Ireland

Sheep on a road, Ireland

To get that true Irish experience while you are on holiday is sometimes a very difficult thing. Not every pint of Guinness is the same in every bar!

Holiday Cottages Ireland have many years of experience in the tourism sector of both Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland and we know that every tourist is looking for something different.

Some of you are wanting relaxation and stress free living, others wild nights out in the nations most popular spots. Many would seek the traditional Irish experience with history, heritage and lots of music while there are those who will prefer the isolation of some of Irelands beautiful coastlines.

Whatever your wishes for your Irish holiday, North or South of the border, Ireland has something going on for everyone.

Category: County Cork

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way provides the perfect backdrop for host of eclectic festivals all year round from crowning a goat king to Tedfest, which pays homage to cult tv series Father Ted, but there are also hidden places to visit after the festival has finished. There will always be something to celebrate on your cottage holiday in Ireland!

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There is so much to see and do in Cork it is hard to whittle it down to just 5 things, but if you only have a day or two in the city, here are the top five things that we would recommend to do in Cork.

Ring the Shandon Bells

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The spectacular beauty of the landscapes of Ireland has a way of getting into your head, but for many poets, writers and literary greats they have done much more than this.  They are inspiration for their works and in many cases what has made them great.

Ireland’s landscape is constantly transforming as Lonely Planet author Etain O’Caroll told CNN “The … Read more...

Ireland’s Ancient East history spans over 5,000 years and this new touring region of Ireland will bring to you holiday memories to last a lifetime.




Ireland’s Ancient East stretches from the Boyne Valley and New Grange in the northeast and follows Kilkenny’s Medieval mile all the way to Waterford’s Viking Quarter through Celtic curiosities just … Read more...

If you are planning a cottage holiday in County Cork you won’t be short of things to do. County Cork is Ireland’s largest county and home to its second largest city. Cottage holidays in Cork can be a mixture of everything that makes Ireland so attractive to tourists, beautiful coastlines, stunning views and the convenience of a modern lifestyle if … Read more...