A large number of houses in urban and rural areas
ranging from period style houses to modern bungalows; evening meals
Many farming families offer accommodation in a
unique rural setting where fresh farm produce and tranquillity are
guaranteed. Ideal for children; evening meals by arrangement. Not
all farmhouses are located on working farms, ask for advice.
Houses, cottages and apartments can be rented at
numerous locations across the country with sleeping accommodation
for up to 10 people. These are very popular and should be booked
well in advance.
With quiet country roads and approved sites this
can be a perfect holiday for those who don't want to rush. Many
sites have shops, laundry, cafés and play areas for children.
The Irish weather is not the most predictable so check that sites
have indoor facilities in the event of rain.
Ireland's waterways are beautiful, uncrowded and
clean and you can hire a fully equipped cruiser. Cruisers are fitted
with a fridge, cooker, central heating, hot water, shower, charts,
dinghy, bed linen, and crockery. They are easy to handle and the
inexperienced sailor can receive instruction before casting off.
The River Shannon is the most popular cruising waterway but
equally attractive are the Grand
canal, the River Barrow, the River Erne and the new Shannon-Erne
link. Hire companies are located at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co
Leitrim; Whitegate, Co
Clare; Portmuna, Co.
Galway; Tullamore, Co.
Offaly; Athlone, Co.
Westmeath; Belturbet, Co.
Cavan; Kesh, Enniskillen, Killadeas, Lisbellaw, Bellanaleck,
Some tourist attractions offer simple accommodation
to visitors. This can be an easy way to stay in a location that
particularly interests you. Accommodation in Mills, Exhibition centres
or farms is often not well advertised, it is advisable to ask, the
owner may be able to facilitate your request.
of room do you require?
It will help you to book if you know exactly what type of room
you are looking for, this link will be useful.
Reductions are usually available for children under
12 and those under 4 are often free if they share their parents'
bedroom. Special rates apply for full board and stay for a week
or longer, ask for details. Generally you will pay less and have
greater choice outside the high season (July and August). Vouchers
are generally not recommended, they are often not accepted in
Ireland, particularly at busy times.