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Recent Ireland reviews

  • Picturesque and quaint

    "We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay in Ballyvaughan! We fell in love with everything about this quaint, little village, including the cottage. It was the best home base and centrally located which allowed us to have incredible day trips with a comforting home to return to at the end of each day. The cottage had everything we needed...with even more than we could have imagined. We were so lucky to have spent a week in Ireland at a time where they had the best weather. Sitting in the yard, facing Galway Bay with a glass of wine, watching the sunset, the antics of gulls, swallows, terns and our small "herd" of donkeys brought a peaceful closing to each day. Each morning brought us a spectacular sunrise over the bay. We definitely would like to return and highly recommend this experience to everyone. Highly recommend An Fulacht Fia as an exceptional dining experience, a bike ride on the Aron Islands, a guided tour of the Burren's by Shane Connelly, a night of trad session at The Greene's with Sean Tyrrell, a view of the Cliff's of Moher, Aillwee Cave and the Birds of Prey.....just a few of the highlights. Take a day to drive along the Wild Atlantic Way and be prepared to stop in many charming villages and pubs as well as shops that carry authentic local wool sweaters, scarves, throws, socks and many food items. Of course, the requisite Irish Coffee and beer is a must!"
    Guest: Pat Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • wonderful stay

    "we had a great short stay at the house, could not have been more perfect. The house has everything one needs, including an absolutely beautiful view over the bay! Certainly planning on coming back one day :)"
    Guest: Brita S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • Wonderful Stay for our 10 year wedding anniversary!

    "My husband and I wanted to do something special for our 10 year anniversary so we decided to stay for a week at Ballyportry castle. We were not disappointed. Our stay in this rustic castle was exactly what we wanted. We were greeted warmly by the keeper of the castle, Tanya. She made us a delicious home cooked meal the first night of our stay, gave us a tour and was available for any questions we may have had. We spent most of our nights on the first two floors of the castle and enjoyed sitting by the fire. The view from the rooftop was magnificent. We felt as though we were taken back in time throughout our stay, though we did take advantage of the more modern amenities. Overall, our stay at the castle was nothing short of wonderful!"
    Guest: Mom of three girls Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 16, 2014
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  • Perfect Getaway

    "A group of 12 of us including 3 teenagers stayed here for three nights as a reunion. I was a bit nervous as I though 12 people staying in one house might be a bit difficult and cramped. However the place was fantastic. All the bedrooms were a great size and the kitchen and living room areas were huge. When we arrived the owners had the two stoves lighting so the place felt very warm and homely. It was spotlessly clean and was exactly as described in the literature. 5 minutes walk takes you into Ballyvaughan which has a number of really nice pubs and restaurants. We did a couple of longs walks in the areas around Fanore and the caves. Both were well marked and easy to follow. It was a really enjoyable couple of days. I have no hesitation in recommending both the house and the area."
    Guest: MickeyG Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 1, 2014
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Ireland Travel Tips

Things to See and Do near Ireland Vacation Rentals

Ireland has a rich history that is reflected in the many historical buildings, castles and quaint villages. If history is your interest, it’s a good idea to join up with guided historical tours at the various sites. This will provide you with additional information on the area and its traditions. If you plan to explore on your own, it is advisable to have an up-to-date travel guidebook with you so you can navigate your way around the various sites.

Some of the most popular ways to tour Ireland are on foot or by bicycle. There are many routes which take in historical sites and spectacular scenery. You can walk or ride between different points and have your luggage transported between the towns. This is a great way to experience the beautiful landscapes that Ireland is so famous for.

Ireland is host to some top-quality golf courses. Golfing enthusiasts are really spoiled for choice when it comes to the variety of courses on offer. In the golfing fraternity, Ireland is rated as one of the best golfing destinations worldwide. Specialist golfing tour operators provide escorted tours where you can enjoy Ireland’s sights and culture, allowing you to play on a wide variety of different championship courses.

Best Time of Year to Visit Ireland Accommodation

Ireland is known for its rolling green hills and ancient castles, and these are attractions that can be visited at any time of the year. The one thing that is certain when you visit Ireland is that it will rain no matter what time of year you visit. It’s essential to have wet weather gear, including good walking shoes or boots that are waterproof to some degree. An umbrella is useful but a better option is to have an all-weather jacket with a hood that will keep you warm and dry. The best season to visit is without a doubt the warmer summer months. While it may be wet, at least it isn’t too cool, depending on what sort of climate you are used to. The spring starts in April and by May, you can usually enjoy warmer summer weather. The season lasts until September when it starts to get cooler again. The peak travel season is during June and July when most tourists flock to the various attractions. If you want to avoid the crowds, you may consider traveling in May or August when it is a little less busy.

Getting to Ireland Condos

When traveling to Ireland, you will need to look for flights to the international airport in Dublin. There are frequent commercial flights from London and New York City, among other cities. The airport is well equipped and connected to bus and rail public transport systems which provide easy access to the rest of Ireland.

Visitors to Dublin Vacation Rentals in Ireland

Ireland attracts a vast number of visitors each year to its shores. Many come to explore the ancient castles and learn about old Gaelic traditions. There is a wide variety of themed tour routes that you can follow, depending on your interests. History enthusiasts will enjoy hearing of the many legends and village tales that are very much a part of Irish tradition. Golfers are attracted to Irelands top-quality golf courses and the fact that there are so many of them. You could tour for three weeks and still not get to play on all of them. Much of Ireland's beauty is reflected in its landscapes and the warm hospitality of its people. A great way to experience this is to follow the scenic roads to smaller villages and towns that dot the countryside.

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