Holiday Cottages Ireland
The island of Ireland lies on the edges of the Atlantic, and truly is an Emerald Isle, cast into the blue seas surrounding it. It is a land of lush meadows, rolling green hills, and misty moors, well watered by the westerly winds, which are laden with plenty of rain. It is Ireland’s reputation as an unspoilt rural idyll that draws visitors to search out holiday cottages Ireland. That and the fine whiskies and stouts that help the Irish boost their renowned good humour!
Any visitor to Ireland will be also be drawn to the cultural centre of Dublin, famed for its literary figures such as Yeats, Joyce, Shaw and Beckett; its architecture and especially to the hundreds of pubs and bars that bedeck the streets of Temple Bar.
With all the recent economic activity, Dublin is also home to some surprisingly interesting modern buildings and sculptures, and is well endowed with great shopping facilities. Here you will find excellent holiday town houses to rent, as a contrast to the rural holiday cottages Ireland.
There are many other lovely towns and cities scattered around Ireland, such as Limerick, Cork and Galway; friendly, attractive towns that are home to castles, cathedrals and other historic monuments. All of these are well served by charming holiday cottages Ireland in the surrounding villages.
Much of the interior of Ireland retains its rural charm, and is the perfect place for a ‘get away from it all’ holiday break. Many farmhouses are available as holiday cottages Ireland, with some still working farms, which makes for an interesting twist to your holiday, especially for those with children.
The west of Ireland, in particular County Galway and the Connemara, has a most dramatic coastline, courtesy of the wild Atlantic storms crashing into the rising land. This part of the coast is brilliant for wildlife watchers, as it is home to major colonies of sea birds, as well as seals. The holiday cottages Ireland here cater for the more adventurous travellers, who will be rewarded with an especially warm Irish welcome and climate.
If you are looking for seaside resorts, Ireland does have a set of lovely beaches along the sunnier southern coast, in places such as the resorts of Ardmore, Ballycotton, Cobh and Youghal. The beaches are golden, with rock pools a plenty for entertaining the children. This is the best place to hire holiday cottages Ireland if you want to brave Ireland’s reputation for rain, and attempt to summon the sun.