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Lasair Choille Apartment Lovely cosy new apartment
Entire condominium (condo) · 2 guests · 0 beds · 1.5 baths

Lasair Choille Apartment Lovely cosy new apartmentLasair Choille Apartment is set at the foot of Mount Gabriel on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is in a quiet residential area only 1 mile from the beautiful town of Schull. You will have your own private entrance, private parking and lovely private garden with bar be cue and seating.

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.

Rural Mountain Retreat - Find yourself in Nature
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Entire cabin · 2 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Rural Mountain Retreat - Find yourself in NatureOur home (a working farm) and The Cottages are nestled beneath Ireland's highest mountain, Corrán Tuathail. We are situated on the famous Kerry Way walking route and in the heart of the Reeks District. The collection of houses were some of the last in Ireland to be connected to the electricity grid (in 1978) due to their isolated location in one of Ireland’s most unspoiled valleys on the edge of the Killarney National Park.

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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

  1. Entire bungalow
  2. Bruckless
Luxury Wild Atlantic Way accommodation & sea views
G$49,406 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Schull
Quiet cottage between Schull and Ballydehob
G$23,468 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. County Waterford
Crotty's Farm Cottage near Ardmore
G$33,278 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Bantry
Haggart House - 19c Farmhouse + Sauna+Hydrospa
G$41,995 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Ballymore
Ballymore Cove Studio: Sea, Dingle Peninsula
G$33,772 per night
  1. Farm stay
  2. Arklow
Farm guest house with private beach.
G$39,525 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire place
  2. Inniskeen
"Bali Style Health Retreat with Sauna & Hot Tub"
G$64,228 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Tiny house
  2. Lettermacaward
Romantic Lakeside Getaway
G$38,925 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Mayo
Unique log cabin in scenic Mayo
G$17,045 per night
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  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Gweedore
Ocean View
G$24,703 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire chalet
  2. Glenealy
luxury Chalet,Relaxing Retreat with Jacuzzi.
G$33,949 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. County Donegal
Romantic Lakeside Cottage
G$40,478 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:G$3,953 / 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:G$3,706 / person
  • Explore the amazing world of falconry
    You will get to fly and call one of our beautiful Harris Hawks to your gloved fist for his food during this once-in-a-lifetime experience. You'll see one of the fastest birds in the world fly and stoop at high speed for his food as you get a glimpse into the world of falconry. You will also get to hold and take pictures with a selection of hawks, owls, and falcons. After we've finished, you can then enjoy a two-course lunch in the beautiful Glenview Hotel. Other things to note A camera is a must on this experience in addition to appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk in the woods. Lunch in the Glenview Hotel is included in the price. Please note, that the bird of prey experience is 1 hour and 30 mins pluse your lunch.
    From Price:G$20,998 / person
  • Alpaca Trekking Through A Magical Forest
    Alpacas take to trekking quite easily. They walk in a line, one behind the other on a head collar and lead rope. Our guided treks start at the alpacas' barn and ascend into the forest. Each trek lasts about 1.5 hours. The walk itself is at a very leisurely pace, and is not at all strenuous. When you arrive on site, the alpacas will be grazing, and we will call them in using their yellow food bucket! Simon and I will introduce you to the alpacas whist getting them ready with head collars and leads. We will have a brief health & safety chat, as well as give you some idea of what to expect and some pointers so you can interact with your alpaca. We will also introduce you to all of their individual quirks and personalities. Alpacas are not able to carry packs or people, so they will accompany us as we walk the forest trail. We try not to let them stop to nibble grass for long periods. Half-way around the walk, we release the alpacas in an enclosed area, so we can feed them treats, and you can get very close and intimate with them. They will love you when we give you the apples to feed them. There will be plenty of photo opportunities throughout your visit. Our spinning demonstration and luxury fibre display after the trek may not possible during Covid.
    From Price:G$9,388 / 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:G$18,528 / 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.