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Recent Ireland reviews

  • Luxury and location

    "We had a wonderful stay in this great house at the coast near the Cliffs of Moher. The owners have done a great job with this house leaving very little to be desired. There is plenty space in and outside the house and the the interior is of high standard. Also the warm welcome and good bye of the very helpful Brendan, who left us alone otherwise was greatly appreciated. The location is also good to do trips from (Cliffs, The Burren, Doolin, etc.) making thanks to its location every trip no matter how long or short interesting from start to finish. Also the restaurants and other advise received was all very good so did not require a lot of research to know where to best go. A bit of a longer drive but very worthwhile is also a visit to beautiful Connemara, all together providing a great variety of beautiful Ireland and the friendly hospitality of the people all around who almost without fail share a great sense of humor."
    Guest: Paul N. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
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  • perfect beach cottage

    "My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Cozy Beach Cottage (aka: Clancy cottage) this past week. It was everything we expected: in a small town, clean and quaint with all necessary amenities and lots of nearby nature walks. We enjoyed three days and nights: walking down to the pub for a pint and fresh fish and chips, sleeping in and making breakfast at our leisure (fresh brown bread and eggs from the local convenient store--we even added the blackberries--freshly picked by us!--to our morning plates), and in the evening we cozied in the rocking chairs by warmth of the cast iron stove/fireplace and read our books or some of the Irish history papers left by previous guests while sipping tea. The town of Doolin is only about a 20/minute drive south, and is worth the drive for the traditional/ nontraditiinal Irish music. You will find a comfortable place to rest and unwind in this cozy cottage. Make sure, however, you bring enough cash...the pub doesn't accept credit cards and you don't want to miss out on their good Guinness (4 euros/pint) and the nearest ATM is about a 30 minute drive... The convenient store will take cards...but there is a minimum purchase. The cottage is right off the main road--but it is a small 'main' road that is infrequently traveled by cars. We mostly traveled by foot. The location really is perfect for a simple retreat/get away from busy life. We left feeling refreshed and hopeful that we will be able to return soon."
    Guest: Crystal R. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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County Cork Travel Tips

Visit Cork County Vacation Rentals on the Emerald Isle

Cork County, in the southwest of the Emerald Isle of Ireland is an area of rich green countryside, scattered with farms, rivers and windswept sandstone hills. To arrive at your Cork accommodation, fly to Ireland’s capital city of Dublin and either choose a hire car or internal flight to Cork airport. It’s rich green lands and stunning wild coastline with bays, hidden coves and rocky headlands make this area a wonderful land to explore. The weather is mild and changeable and it is best to be prepared for rain. Cork’s nickname, "the Rebel County," refers to its history as being the seat of many rebellions, dating back to 1491.

An Ancient City With a Vibrant Modern Culture

The main city here is the ancient city of Cork which traces its history back to a monastic settlement founded in the 6th century. The remnants of the old city wall and some of the original gates still remain. It is the third largest city in Ireland, after Belfast and Dublin. The River Lee runs through the city via two channels so there are many bridges to cross while exploring. While wandering this beautiful old hilly city, it is worth noting the high gateways from the street level. This is from the days when the houses were once boathouses where the merchants would bring goods by river. It is a small, compact city, ideal for walking or seeing by bike. Many companies offer rental bikes. There is also an excellent golf course just three miles from the city center. For families with children, visit Chuckies Playzone or the fascinating Cork City Goal, where the preserved prison is filled with full-sized wax figures featuring famous "rogues" from Ireland’s history. It was here that many thousands of the country's "undesirables" were held before being transported to America and Australia. Children will also enjoy a visit to Foto Wildlife Park to see the many animals such as cheetahs, penguins and wallabies.

Kiss the Blarney Stone at the Famous Castle

This is a county to explore and getting out and about from Cork vacation rentals will be a new adventure each day. Along the coast, there are charming typically Irish villages, with wonderful pubs and fabulous coast paths to explore and enjoy. The quaint village of Baltimore, on the southwest coast, is famous for its stunning scenery. The village features the remains of a 17th-century castle. At Desmond Castle, visitors will enjoy the unique International Museum of Wine. Head to Clonakilty to discover a lively musical and arts community and enjoy the model railway village, depicting the area's many attractions as scale models. Take a cable car over to Dursey Island as this is the only method on and off this uninhabited island.

The most internationally renowned place in Cork is Blarney, with its famous Castle. The tradition for visitors here is to kiss the Blarney Stone. The Castle dates from 1446 and is one of Ireland’s most important historical sites. To kiss the stone, visitors must first climb 110 steps to the spiral staircase at the top of the castle, and then hang backwards over the battlements to reach the stone! It is a challenge, "to be sure" as they say in Ireland, but well worth the effort.

200-Year-Old Cork Cottages, Private Beaches, Pools, and Much More

Cork cottages come in a wide variety of sizes yet all have one thing in common. That is the excellent standard of care taken by owners to ensure that their homes are perfect for visitors. Visitors may choose a coastal location, overlooking their own private beach, or a home with a pool, Jacuzzi, BBQ, and a host of other features. Whether you are looking for a 200-year-old cottage or a large family home, you will find the perfect property here.

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