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Granary Loft - a truly magnificent getaway
SUPERHOST
Entire loft · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Granary Loft - a truly magnificent getawayFormerly part of the dairy farm in the grounds of historic Annestown house, this is one of four newly refurbished apartments in a very unique location, offering breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean, with direct access to the cliffs and Annestown beach. In a tranquil and secluded setting close to the buzz of Waterford, you can be spoilt by the best of both worlds – whether it’s surfing, hiking, sight-seeing, cycling the nearby Greenway, the Anne Valley Walk, or just enjoying the views.

Rock Rose Cottage, Kinvara
Tiny house · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Rock Rose Cottage, KinvaraEnjoy a stay in this unique loft style tiny-home residence. Featuring a mezzanine bedroom, accessed by ladder (see photos), full kitchen and generous dining and lounge area. It is bright, modern and cosy. French doors at the rear lead onto a beautiful sheltered stone BBQ terrace and lawn. The home is located on the Burren, 5 km from Kinvara on a quiet side road. Please note that the toilet is a new state-of-the-are composting toilet.

"Bali Style Thermal Retreat with Sauna & Hot Tub"
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Entire place · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

"Bali Style Thermal Retreat with Sauna & Hot Tub"For the past 15 years we have been visiting the Indonesian paradise Island of Bali We wanted to ring a bring a bit of Bali home and create an amazing space that represented 'Quintessence' the fifth element combining Earth, Air, Fire & Water. We have built and facilitated retreats all over the world since 2016 and we are delighted to welcome you to our purpose built retreat on the banks of the River Fane. All amenities of this space is designed for you to Rest - Relax and Recharge... Enjoy

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Popular amenities for Ireland vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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1779 BARN HOUSE
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Ark Ranch Treehouse, rainforest oasis in West Cork
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Dungarvan
Bendan’s cottage
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  1. Treehouse
  2. County Wexford
The Hideout, Romantic Tree House getaway Wexford
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Bantry
Haggart House - 19c Farmhouse + Sauna+Hydrospa
SUPERHOST
  1. Tiny house
  2. Kinlough
Idyllic Country Cabin with Private Hot Tub.
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. County Leitrim
Bavarian Style Log Cabin with Private Hot tub
SUPERHOST
  1. Tiny house
  2. Ballydehob
Sauna, Jacuzzi; Perfect Couples Retreat
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Rosses Point
Private loft for 2 with private entrance
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Connemara
Kylemore Hideaway in Connemara
  1. Tiny house
  2. Skibbereen
Our Little Black Shack-Glamping with a difference
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Goorey Rocks
Rock House

Top-rated things to do in Ireland

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • 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:€75 / person
  • Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience
    This experience takes you into the heart of Seal Rescue Ireland where you will have the unique opportunity to see our adorable seal pups up close and help us get them one step closer to being released back into the wild! Great for couples, families with children aged 2+ and animal lovers! Your experience will begin with an educational talk and behind the scenes tour of the hospital where you'll assist our skilled staff in preparing feeds and other enrichment items to keep the seals happy, healthy and mentally stimulated while in our care. You will have the chance to take part in feeding time for some of the pups, watching them dive and compete for fish, and develop the skills they'll need to flourish in the wild! As a wildlife rescue and conservation charity, animal welfare is of the utmost priority, as is safety. Although visitors will be able to view the seals up close, these activities do not involve direct contact, and patting/touching the seals is not permitted This is an outdoor activity, please wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear. There is a possibility of being exposed to bleach or fish liquid so dress accordingly. Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and children under 2 are not permitted in the hospital area; one adult must stay with them in a public area Please inform us in advance of any accessibility needs
    From Price:€20 / person
  • 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:€16 / person
  • Sea Cave Kayaking Experience
    ***Nominated for Best Ireland's Ancient East Tourism Experience 2019*** The Irish Experience / TheIrishExperience.com offers you our amazing Sea Cave Kayaking Experience along the visually stunning Hook Peninsula coastline which jolts out into the Atlantic Ocean. Sea Kayaking with us is a truly unique and exhilarating way to explore and discover what this beautiful location truly has to offer. The stunning natural area around the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford is very much steeped in jaw dropping historic stories with a rich heritage and diverse wildlife. All of this you will discover with us along our way. We have an impressive variety of coastline and sea cliffs packed with hidden sandy beaches, coves, cracks and crevices including one of the most impressive examples of a natural Sea Cave you will ever see or have the pleasure to enter by kayak! Other things to note Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the tour starting time. If you arrive after this time we may have started the tour without you :-(
    From Price:€69 / person
  • Personal Photographer in Dublin☆
    I will be your PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHER (1 - 1) as you explore Dublin City Centre. I only take 1 client at a time to make sure that I can give you the best photoshoot experience possible. (Please keep in mind that this is a photoshoot and not a guided tour.) This experience is perfect for single travelers who want to get that Instagram worthy TRAVEL/HOLIDAY photos. ( For shoots other than travel/holiday photos message me at www.adinifinitumphotography.com IG: tristanperena ) We can visit my recommended must-see places in Dublin or you can select your own shoot location. Whatever your choice is, I will be there to accompany you and take your photos as you explore our beautiful city. In 24- 48 hrs. the proofs will be viewable in an online gallery. After selecting the photos you want to keep I will edit ( color correction & exposure adjustment ) it for you and in 3-5 days I will then give you a link to your own online gallery where you can view, download and share the high-resolution photos. Shoot comes with 15 images included. Additional photos may be purchased for 5 Euros each. See samples please visit www.adinfinitumphotography.com If you are traveling with family or a large group, message me for my group discount price. Other things to note It often rains in Dublin and bringing a hooded jacket will be pretty handy.
    From Price:€75 / 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.