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 $103 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 5,014 vacation rentals around Ireland. From 17 castle rentals to 2,705 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ireland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ireland. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Dublin: 575 vacation rentals
  • Killarney: 476 vacation rentals
  • Galway: 228 vacation rentals
  • Galway: 749 vacation rentals
  • Dingle: 168 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Ireland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ireland?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ireland:

  • Dublin: 575 rentals
  • Killarney: 476 rentals
  • Galway: 228 rentals
  • Dingle: 168 rentals
  • Kenmare: 437 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Ireland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Ireland are:

  • Dublin Airport (DUB): 586 vacation rentals
  • Kerry Airport (KIR): 311 vacation rentals
  • Limerick (LMK): 143 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Ireland?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Ireland. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tralee: 163 rentals
  • Aras an Uachtarain: 586 rentals
  • Inchydoney Island Beach: 157 rentals
  • Killykeen Forest Park: 51 rentals
  • Ireland's Eye: 556 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ireland listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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