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.

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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“Connemara is a savage beauty” – Oscar Wilde

Here at Holiday Cottages Ireland we tend to be a little enthusiastic about Ireland and the beautiful counties that make up its lands.  We are not sure that we could pick a favourite amongst them but if we were to make a list, Galway would be in the top 5.

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Many people would be familiar with Mel Gibson’s movie Braveheart, what most won’t know is that this famous Scottish story was mostly filmed on location in Ireland.

Bedecked in a tartan kilt, the blue faced one led the charge against Edward Longshanks not at the Battle of Bannockburn but across Curragh Racecourse.  Other locations for this Oscar winning movie included … Read more...

Your cottage holiday in county Kerry would not be complete without a visit on the route less travelled.  The Ring of Beara, located on the Beara Peninsula is often overlooked by the hordes of tourists visiting this beautiful county and therefore is quieter during peak seasons.

Every tourist flocks to the Ring of Kerry all the time overlooking the Ring … Read more...

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

Take the opportunity to become part of an ancient … Read more...