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Recent Ireland reviews

  • Lovely home!

    "The house is much larger than the pictures appear but just as marvelous! The rooms are beautiful and the living areas are spacious and comfy. There are 2 king beds and 2 double beds. There is one large sofa to sleep on but it is in two pieces and you have to keep pushing it back together. The other sofas are loveseats. Once you get acclimated the house is perfect. The instructions for the appliances could be clearer but through trial and error we figured out which switches turned the cooker, ect. The washer works fairly well. It's small and in an outside building. There were no instructions on where to find the key but my detective husband finally found it. The skylights all open with a pole and can also have the shades pulled down so the early sun doesn't wake you. This was awesome! It could use a DVD player and some movies because the TV reception is very poor. Also I would have liked a newer coffee maker. We couldn't figure out how to use the old fashioned one. Overall I would say it's perfect for two couples and 2 extra people. Unless small children want to sleep together in the 2 extra rooms. It took us about 25 minutes to get to Carrick-on-suir. Also, there are stairs to all bedrooms so a disabled person would need to know that ahead of time."
    Guest: Michelle and Robb Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 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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  • Great time at Cahergal

    "Loved staying here ! Four women, each with our own bedroom and bath is a luxury. Noreen and Michael were so good to us. Noreen made us scones and two kinds of bread. We got to meet some of the neighbors. Beautiful farm, lovely neighborhood, great location, super hosts - what more could you want ? If I come back to Ireland, Cahergal is definitely on my list."
    Guest: Judy R. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 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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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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