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  • The Priory is perfection!!!

    "We could not have asked for a better place to make our home base for our vacation to Ireland! We are family of 16 (ranging in age from 6 months to 73 years and everything in between) and The Priory and Killarney provided us with the vacation of a lifetime! The home is spectacular and fit all of us comfortably (we also rented the Loft for overflow sleeping), Killarney is a wonderful, family friendly town and the Priory owners and their children (and dog) could not have been nicer! Almost immediately we felt right at home! The house was immaculate and provided all of the comforts of home and then some! We enjoyed strolls into town, hikes and bike rides through Muckross House and the national park, and day tours to Dingle and the Ring of Kerry (organized by the owner of the Priory and led by his friend and his 18 passenger bus!). The breakfast that the owners made for us the first day started our vacation off on a high note, and the multi-generational soccer games on the front lawn left us with great stories to tell our friends and family back home! Thank you for sharing your amazing home and equally wonderful family with us! We will never forget our time at the Priory!"
    Guest: Kerri T. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • Girls Trip :)

    "My friend and I take a girls trip every year and Ireland was our choice this time. We wanted to stay somewhere that would give us the small town feel and really get a sense of Irish living, but we also wanted to be close enough to all the wonderful sights/things Ireland has to offer :) this place was perfect! We stayed for one week and the weather was amazing, we are from Arizona (USA) so it was nice to escape the heat in July. The town house is super adorable and has everything you need. Pam is very helpful and wonderful, she gave us all the information we needed to make our first international trip as easy as possible :) While we were there we toured many castles and explored many towns that are a very close commute. We used all forms of transportation bus, taxi, train, etc. Balbriggan is a great place for those who want a slower paced relaxing vacation. But if you want to travel to the fast paced city it is available with a short commute via public transportation. We also traveled north to Belfast by train and did a tour at the titanic museum, which was very cool and I highly recommend. It did take up one whole day with travel time and the tour itself, but it was well worth it! There are so many other things we would love to have seen/done but you definitely need more then one week to accomplish all the great things Ireland has to offer. Hopefully we will get to go back to Ireland someday, and if we do then we will probably stay in Balbriggan again or close to it because we loved the area so much! Thank you Pam for all your help, your place in Balbriggan is an adorable, convenient, comfortable home away from home :) we loved everything about it!"
    Guest: Laci & Normajean Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 2014
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  • Five Stars Are Not Enough for this Spectacular House in this Spectacular Location!

    "The Bridge House is warm, welcoming, comfortable and fully equiped. There are great views from every room. The bed rooms are all good size and the bathrooms are nicely appointed. Five of us were here for a week (sadly only a week, but we plan on returning). After a day out exploring our group could prepare dinner and sit around the kitchen table talking, eating and enjoying the views. We then retired to the living room, a warm fire, share photos and enjoy the music provided and plan our next day. Ana, the house caretaker, was kind and very helpful with all of our questions. The house is in a good location for exploring (or to just stay put and relax...think about curling up with a good book, a cup of tea and a fire). The local pub, O'Donohues, is a quick walk away. They have the best Guiness pour, fish and chips and staff (yes, we did a comparison of several other acclaimed pubs in the area). Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher and the fairy boats to the Aran Islands are about 1/2 hour drive. Galway is about 1-1/2 hour away. The Burren Perfumery on the way to Galway was a pleasent stop. Walkers, hikers and rock climbers will love the Burren. A good read on the area is Tony Kirby's "The Burren and Aran Islands, A Walking Guide". He also gives walking tours of the Burren. We booked a private tour with him and consider it one of the best things we did on our trip. GPS will be somewhat helpfull getting from Shannon Airport to Fanore and will help navigate the "round abouts" which can be confusing. GPS has its limitations, don't count on it exclusively. If you do get lost, the people are great, friendly and helpful."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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County Antrim Travel Tips

Traveling to Antrim Vacation Rentals

Belfast is the major city in County Antrim and Airuk is Belfast’s international airport. Regularly scheduled flights operate between Dublin, London and other major European cities. If traveling from North America, you may need to route via one of these alternate hubs before arriving in Belfast. An efficient taxi service provides transport from the airport into the city as well as the surrounding area. There is also a regular bus and rail service that links the various towns throughout the county. Information regarding train times can be obtained from the local station. This is an affordable way to get around but if you are staying in a remote cottage then it may be a better option to get a taxi. Otherwise, you may find yourself walking several miles with your luggage.

Things to See and Do near Your Antrim Accommodation

Antrim has rich cultural and historical heritage, and there is no shortage of things to see and do. Choose from ancient castles, museums, historic landmarks, ruins and beautiful natural attractions. Belfast Castle is a beautifully restored landmark that has a cultural heritage center, a fully functional restaurant, and an antique and craft shop among its attractions. The cellar has been transformed to depict a Victorian street scene, complete with cobbled streets and gas street lamps.

The Giants Causeway has an information center which shares the history surrounding this natural landmark. An audiovisual program and exhibition center provide additional insight. Lough Neah is the largest lake in the British Isles. It is a popular trout fishing spot. Just to the west of the Loch in the hills, you can see the Beaghmore Stone Circles which are believed to have powers of fertility. The land was inhabited by Celts, Vikings, Scots, Normans and English through the ages and each has left traces of their heritage on the land.

The Old Bushmills Distillery is reputed to be the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery. For more than 400 years, the distillery has been producing some of the finest Irish malt whiskeys. You can tour the facilities and perhaps learn of some of the trade secrets that make the whiskey produced here so excellent.

There are many museums that have interesting exhibits showcasing Ireland's history and culture. If you have a specific interest, it's a good idea to get a good guide book and read up on the places to see before arriving in Antrim.

Seasons to Visit Antrim Cottages

Most visitors avoid Ireland’s icy winter and prefer to tour the country during the warmer summer months of May to September. Rain occurs throughout the year and summertime is no exception. Make sure that you have adequate rainwear when heading out on your explorations. The peak travel season occurs during the months of July and August. If you’d prefer to avoid the crowds, a better option would be to tour earlier in June.

Affordable Ireland Vacation Rentals in County Antrim

Staying in a vacation home as opposed to a hotel has many benefits. The first is that you can generally benefit from a higher standard of accommodation at a far more affordable rate. Because many of the vacation homes are managed and maintained by their owners, you can be assured of a high standard of quality. The homes are comfortably furnished and tend to be well equipped in terms of modern conveniences, even if you are staying in a country environment. Another benefit is that you get a more authentic experience of your travel destination. Most times, you get to meet your neighbors and when shopping at the local grocer, you may even get to hear some of the town gossip. You have the convenience of coming and going as you please and can enjoy a spacious home environment in which to relax each evening.

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