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Sykes Cottages has a fantastic range of self-catering cottages to rent throughout Ireland. To find cottages in each of Ireland's fantastic regions please use the links below.

County Clare

A county known best for its beautiful scenery and musical traditions, Clare is a place that visitors never forget. Visit the towering Cliffs of Moher and take in a traditional music session in the coastal town of Doolin. You'll be amazed by the lunar landscape of The Burren, a karstic plateau famous for its unique geology, flora, and fauna.

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County Cork

The seaport town of Cobh (pronounced Cove) on the south coast of county Cork was the departure point for 2.5 million Irish immigrants between 1845 and 1950, so if you have Irish ancestry there's a good chance they started off for the New World from here. Top attractions in the county include Blarney Castle and its magical stone, the Royal Yacht Club in Crosshaven, and the Fota Wildlife Park.

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County Donegal

Donegal is the place to visit if you're looking to get away from it all. Isolated in the north west of the country, this county retains a distinctive Irish culture and many people spend their summers here learning the Irish language in the two Gaeltaccht regions. Donegal has a long arts tradition and hosts the Earagail Arts Festival every summer, which is considered to be one of the best arts festivals in the country.

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County Galway

This unique county in the west of Ireland is a place you'll never forget. The dramatic beauty of the Connemara National Park will take your breath away, filled with megalithic tombs and home to the famous Connemara green marble. The city of Galway is perfect for a laid back city break, with a great bohemian vibe and host to a number of festivals throughout the year.

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County Kerry

If you are looking to immerse yourself in the Irish landscape Co. Kerry is the place for you. Home to the famous Ring of Kerry, a 179km route which circles the Iveragh Peninsula, the trail takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in the Ireland. Quaint towns and villages abound in Kerry, from the popular tourist towns of Killarney and Kenmare, to the lesser known gems of Sneem, Waterville, and Cahersiveen.

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County Kilkenny

Travel inland from the sunny south coast of Ireland and pretty soon you'll discover County Kilkenny, a beautiful and virtually uninhabited region teeming with wildlife, historic sites and a myriad of natural attractions. Cycle through the pristine Nore Valley; unearth the subterranean beauty of the Dunmore Caves or explore the maze of bustling streets in Kilkenny City. However you choose to spend your time in County Kilkenny, our Irish cottages provide the perfect base from which to do so- browse today!

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County Laois

Famous for being the most landlocked county in Ireland, County Laois is a dream holiday destination for those looking to soak up the peaceful landscapes that typify the Irish countryside. Those of an intrepid nature will feel at home in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, where walking trails and cycling routes criss-cross for miles across the emerald hillsides; whilst those who'd prefer to take it easy will love exploring the plethora of historic sites dotted throughout this beautiful county. Choose your perfect County Laois holiday cottage today!

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County Leitrim

Located in the Border Region of Ireland, the expansive County Leitrim has the smallest population of any of the Irish counties, meaning you'll have all of the county's stunning vistas and natural landscapes to yourself. Whether you plan on surfing the Atlantic's foamy breakers in Tullaghan, fish for salmon in the Drowes River or simply enjoy an impromptu Irish music session in a local pub, there's something for everyone in this tranquil region of the Emerald Isle.

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County Limerick

In the mid-west region of Ireland, along the Shannon Estuary you will find Co. Limerick - home to the beautiful rolling pasturelands of the Golden Vale. Limerick City is the third largest city in Ireland and makes the perfect location for a holiday filled with ancient history and modern amenities. The vibrant city is filled with lovely shops and wonderful restaurants, as well as world class museums such as the Hunt Museum.

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County Mayo

Perched on the western coast of Ireland Co. Mayo is one of the country's most scenic counties. Mayo is home to the Ceide Fields, the oldest field system in the world, as well as the most extensive Stone Age site in the world. For beautiful landscapes don't miss Achill Island, which offers jaw dropping views over the Atlantic.

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County Roscommon

Set at the heart of the Emerald Isle, County Roscommon is a place where Irish mythology is reinforced by a plethora of imposing Norman ruins which dot the landscape. But it's not all ancient history. The county is also a mecca for sports such as fishing, canoeing and golf, with the stunning emerald landscape providing a stimulating natural playground. Come see for yourself on an Irish cottage holiday in County Roscommon.

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County Sligo

The small county of Sligo on the west coast of Ireland is blessed with soaring mountains, glistening lakes, and beautiful beaches. This is the landscape that inspired the poet WB Yeats, who lies in rest beneath the iconic Benbulben Mountains. Your trip wouldn't be complete without visits to Sligo town, Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and Lakeview Gardens.

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County Tipperary

Tipperary, the largest or Ireland's inland counties, offers visitors varied landscapes and historical attractions to spare. One such site not to miss is the Rock of Cashel, a spectacular medieval complex which dates back to 1014 AD. Perched high above the town of Cashel, visitors are unlikely to have witnessed anything like it before. Other lovely areas include the Glen of Aherlow and and Roscrea castle.

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County Waterford

Waterford is synonymous with handcrafted crystal, which has been made in the city of Waterford since 1783. Tours at the workshop take visitors through the full production process, after which you'll surely be tempted to bring your own exquisite piece home from the on-site shop. Waterford is more than just crystal though. Beautiful beaches abound on the sunny south east coast, and great shopping is offered in Waterford city.

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County Wexford

Not far from the excitement of Dublin you will find Co. Wexford, an oasis of calm on the sunny south east coast of Ireland. Here you can spend your time ambling around picturesque villages, historic country houses, and charming gardens. The John F Kennedy Arboretum makes a great family day out, featuring over 4 500 trees from around the world. In Wexford you can also visit the oldest operational lighthouse in the world at Hook Head.

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County Wicklow

Co. Wicklow is known as the 'Garden of Ireland', and with good reason! Rolling hills, cascading waterfalls, and glistening lakes all give Wicklow its picture postcard feel. The mystical charm of the 6th century monastic settlement of Glendalough is sure to enchant, while you can't help but be impressed by the beauty and scale of Powerscourt House and Gardens.

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