Vacation Rentals in Ireland

Ireland Local Information and Area Highlights

Travel to Ireland / Ireland Vacation Rentals

Castles, breweries, history to the left and right, an inviting coastline, and natural beauty at every corn, only capture a piece of all that is Ireland. Irleand vacation rentals must match the charm and comfort of the country itself, and sure enough -- they do.

Ireland Gardens

Miles and miles of lush, verdant countryside comes to mind when thinking of Ireland. Ireland is a very fertile country, and its gardens show the beauty from the soils. Timoleague Castle Gardens are an example of walled gardens, among the ruins of the castle. In Belfast, the Botanic Gardens encircle a greenhouse considered to be the largest greenhouse on the globe. Knappogue Castle and Walled Garden has climbing roses, grapevines, and varieties of clematis decorating the walls. For a more Eastern feel, the Japanese Garden in Kildare County displays exotic plants and a Zen rock garden. With Ireland’s sheer beauty, the whole country can be considered one large garden. It's hard to believe that an Ireland vacation home rental can be just as beautiful, but seeing is believing, and you can do just that after booking a home right here.

Ireland Vacation Spots

Dublin brings vacationers to a wealth of history, culture, and fun. Exploration of the city is best accomplished by walking or taking a guided tour. The River Liffey divides the city into North and South areas. A bit of Irish culture can be as satisfying as a pint from the Guinness Brewery, with a display of the history of the brewery and tours available. The Temple Bar Area serves as Dublin’s offering of music, dining, shopping, and the visual arts. You’ll have plenty of room on O’Connell Street, one of Europe’s widest.

Planning an Ireland golf vacation? The Southeast region is a history-laden area with influences from a mix of cultures such as the Anglo-Saxons, Normans, Vikings, and the Celts. The terrain is white with sandy beaches and green with lush glens and valleys. Sports in this region vary from Gaelic-style football and hurling, to horse riding and racing, to water sports like canoeing and sailing. Don’t forget the golf here as well, with varied levels of play, and some great fishing. Some people devote their entire vacation to golf! An Ireland golf vacation is well spent too, especially thanks to convenient golf course homes.

Beautiful Southwest Ireland has a variety of memorable harbors from Cork to Dingle, where water sports, including sailing, abound and Cork is the location of the oldest yacht club worldwide. Kinsale is well known for its international gourmet cuisine, sports on land and water, and a wealth of historical sites to visit. Adare in Limerick County has a reputation as the prettiest Irish village, and you can enjoy both the River Shannon’s estuary and the majestic mountains of Ballyhoura. View the archaeological remains in Dingle.

From the Atlantic Ocean to the River Shannon, the West coast is laden with beachfront, rocks, wooded areas and mountains. The Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Center tells the story of the Claddagh Village and its recognizable ring, and the story of the 14 tribes who originally inhabited the area. Several islands near Galway have historical significance. Climb the Croagh Patrick in Mayo County, where St. Patrick fasted and prayed during the 40 days of Lent. The fishing is excellent in both counties Roscommon and Clare.

In the Midlands lies Killykeen Forest, home to international competitions in coarse fishing for the local bream, roach, perch, and pike. Lace work is done in Monaghan County, contrasting the numerous sports available from windsurfing to horse riding and golf. Much history is spread throughout the area, including the period homes along the tree-lined streets of Abbeyleix. Tullamore has been recognized for its whiskey, and don’t miss Athlone Castle in Westmeath County.

Donegal is the northernmost county of Northwest Ireland, and you can take a look at its beginnings, dating back 9.000 years. The water is untamed, yet the fishing is superb and several water sports reign such as boardsailing, water skiing, and surfing. Walk or cycle through Leitrim County, and marvel at the plantation castle from the 1600’s there. A slab of history is found at Sligo County’s Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, among the forts, tombs, and crannogs.

Northern Ireland is home to legends and myths, a gorgeous coastline, and plenty of natural beauty inland, with great helpings of history. The capital of Belfast has diverse architecture from Edwardian, Georgian, and Victorian styles. In South Belfast, the Golden Mile has a great selection of pubs, entertainment facilities, restaurants and art galleries. The Antrim Coast is a lush beauty stretching for eighty miles, lined with forts, churches, and the remains of castles.

A trip to Ireland is truly unforgettable, so make sure your accommodations are just as impressive with Ireland vacation rentals. Start planning your dream Ireland vacation today! 

Sites and tours to see

Charles Fort in Kinsale
Desmond Castle in Kinsale
Lough Gur in Limerick County
King John’s Castle in Limerick County
General Post Office in Dublin
Parnell Square in Dublin
Guinness Brewery tours in Dublin
Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre
St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin
Guided tours of art galleries, gardens, and museums in Carlow County
Irish Heritage National Park in Wexford
National Famine Memorial at the foot of Croagh Patrick
Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast
Historical Pub Tour of Belfast