Discover a selection of 5,000 vacation rentals in Ireland that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $106 per night, and castles and cottages are popular options for a stay in Ireland. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Experience Ireland in vacation home rentals

A small country with a big heart, the "Emerald Isle" needs little introduction. If the wonderfully rugged landscape or the centuries of history doesn't draw you in, the warm people will. Raconteurs and storytellers, you can't fail to be charmed by the Irish. Most fly into Dublin, now listed as a UNESCO City of Literature. You shouldn't just stick to the capital, though. Ireland vacation rentals are found throughout this green and pleasant land. Ready to explore Ireland? The wild coastal drives, ancient castles and cozy pubs are waiting for you.

History

History and legend near vacation homes in Ireland

Ireland has a rich history that’s showcased in various historic sites throughout the country. Vacation homes are available near places like Ring of Kerry, a circular route that travels past historical landmarks and natural attractions, and Blarney Castle, a ruined castle with the famed Blarney Stone. You could also visit Titanic Belfast, a museum about the sunken ocean liner, with an underwater exploration theater and recreated cabins.

Things to do

Attractions near vacation rentals in Ireland

The perfect introduction to Ireland is Grafton Street in Dublin, home to many Ireland vacation rentals. The colorful walkway buzzes with street performers, curb-side cafes and flower stalls. If you're interested in history, swing by Trinity College to see the wood-vaulted Long Room, a library filled with a staggering number of rare books. Once you get out of the city, things become decidedly more wild and windswept. Take the Cliffs of Moher for instance. Like a scene from Game of Thrones, the towering eroded rock formations simply can't be put into words. You'll also want to visit the Rock of Cashel, a 12th-century castle steeped in history.

Activities

Activities near vacation homes in Ireland

Those looking for outdoor adventures should look no further. Ireland is awash with coastal hiking trails and cycling routes. One of the most beautiful is the Great Western Greenway in County Mayo. Here, you can follow the old railway tracks to Achill Island passing flocks of sheep and flower-filled fields. If that's not your thing, consider hiring a car to drive along the 1,500-mile Wild Atlantic Way, the longest coastal route in the world. Ireland has a long heritage of horseback riding. With vast stretches of empty and remote beaches, you can saddle up to ride along the water's edge kicking up sand as you gallop.

Weather

Local weather in Ireland for your stay in vacation homes

Ireland's oceanic weather is notoriously fickle. One moment you could be basking in sunshine, the next the heavens open. Well, the Emerald Isle wouldn't have its name without the odd spot of rain. Saying that, the country rarely receives any extreme weather fronts, and typically the winters are mild and the summers warm. When the sky is bright, the countryside gets bathed in sunshine, when it's not, you can dive into an old country pub to warm up by a log fireplace with a pint of Guinness and hear the laugher of the locals.

Natural features

See the golden eagle in Ireland

Ireland isn't the first country that comes to mind when thinking of wildlife, but dig around a little and there's plenty to be found. The best place to start is the wetlands and waterways in the free national parks, which are home to bounding herds of deer, badgers and foxes. Golden eagles were successfully reintroduced and can now be spotted circling above with the peregrines and falcons. The coast sees a whole new set of species. Cheeky little puffins play on the cliffs, while crabs scamper along the sandy shores.

Food and drink

Must-try foods near Ireland vacation homes

Irish cuisine reflects a variety of culinary cultures and features the crops and animals common in the temperate climate. Signature Irish dishes include Irish stew with mutton, lamb, or goat, bacon and cabbage, boxty, a potato pancake, and coddle, a dish of sausage, bacon, and potato. If you want to experience the unique culinary traditions of Ireland, visit a restaurant or eatery near your vacation rental.

How many vacation rentals are available around Ireland?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 5,316 vacation rentals around Ireland. From 17 castle rentals to 2,755 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Ireland?

There's nothing as tranquil as a countryside escape. Think long roams in natural surrounds, quaint local pubs and the melody of crickets by night. Yes please! Vrbo has 1,128 rural vacation properties in this destination. Alternatively, you may like to try a different sort of vacation setting. Vrbo has a broad range of options to choose from, including:

  • 1,062 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 543 beach vacation rentals.
  • 494 village vacation rentals.

Can I stay in Ireland in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable trip is chilling out with your friends and loved ones in an entirely new place. If you're traveling with a big group, Vrbo has options for you. Cottage vacation homes are the preferred choice for large groups of visitors, with 715 available here. Properties around the area that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we offer 3,040 vacation homes suitable for that size. Book a night from just $43.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 1,552 vacation homes that are perfect. Prices begin at just $71 a night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 5? We have 1,406 vacation homes that match your requirements. Prices begin at just $45 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your cousin and all your friends to Ireland.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Ireland?

Vrbo has some wonderful cost-conscious rentals. Treat everyone to a memorable evening out or extend your vacation for a few nights with all the dollars you'll have leftover. When it comes to finding a fantastic deal, your first port of call should be Limerick. Here, Vrbo has 23 rentals at an average price of $142 a night. Galway is another place worth considering. We've got 154 rentals here, and the average price is around $158 a night.

Explore destinations around Ireland

Galway
749 vacation rentals
County Cork
519 vacation rentals
County Kerry
1,023 vacation rentals
County Donegal
408 vacation rentals
County Clare
690 vacation rentals
County Mayo
326 vacation rentals
County Wicklow
282 vacation rentals
County Dublin
550 vacation rentals
County Wexford
284 vacation rentals
County Sligo
236 vacation rentals
County Waterford
117 vacation rentals
County Meath
165 vacation rentals
County Offaly
29 vacation rentals
County Laois
49 vacation rentals
County Roscommon
49 vacation rentals
County Limerick
198 vacation rentals
County Tipperary
101 vacation rentals
County Leitrim
183 vacation rentals
County Cavan
34 vacation rentals
County Louth
26 vacation rentals