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St Patrick’s Day began as a religious celebration, held on March 17th each year, to commemorate St Patrick, Ireland’s Patron Saint. It has since become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, enjoyed internationally with parades, traditional food, dancing and wearing plenty of green. We have selected five of our most beautiful Irish cottages that would make the perfect accommodation for a St Patrick’s getaway.
This beautiful thatched cottage dates back to the 18th century and boasts some delightful original features. The property has been lovingly restored to a very high standard and is situated in a quiet hamlet, just a few miles outside of the picturesque village of Woodford.
The cottage has its own private patio to the rear, perfect for a few evening beverages and enjoying festivities, whilst looking out onto a beautiful rural landscape. There are three bedrooms, meaning plenty of room for the family or a couple of friends to accompany your trip. County Galway is a great place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, holding its own festival each year.
This detached bungalow is set in peaceful countryside, close to the village of Bansha, boasting jaw dropping views of the Galtee Mountains. Step back in time with a stay in this 19th century former school house, filled with character, high ceilings and leaded windows.
This cottage is an ideal place for a getaway to enjoy St Patrick’s Day due to its large open plan style, elevated and secluded location, plus its large outdoor space for gatherings with family or friends. There’s a pub close by to enjoy a pint of Guinness or some traditional Irish cuisine.
This beautiful cottage in County Clare is a great base for exploring the West Coast, and is within close proximity of the Atlantic Ocean. Decorated and finished to a very high standard, the cottage boasts comfortable, open plan living, perfect for socialising with friends or enjoying quality time with family.
There’s a cosy open fire to snuggle in front of with a glass of wine, or perhaps take a stroll along Fanore beach, just a short car or bus journey away. The nearby town of Lisdoonvarna has a selection of bars and restaurants if you want to engage with the locals and join their festivities.
This delightful cottage is situated on its owner’s farm, just a few miles outside Dunmore. Boasting its own hot tub and natural swimming pool, The Visiting House is a fantastic property to spend St Patrick’s Day in.
The stone-built cottage is filled with traditional characteristics, balanced by modern comforts and conveniences. High ceilings with grand apex beams, stylish furnishing, fantastic open plan living, wide patio doors leading to a spacious rear garden are just some of the fantastic features available at this property.
Sit outdoors on a mild evening and unwind from a day of sightseeing in the warm waters of the hot tub, or perhaps get comfy in front of the wood burning stove with a smooth glass of red wine on a more chilly evening. There’s a summerhouse where you can dine alfresco and enjoy conversation, great food and wine with friends and family and why not retreat to the games room to round off festivities? Play darts, or pool in the fantastic space. Whatever your mood, this cottage has something guaranteed to keep everyone smiling.
The High Field is a fantastic cottage in County Kerry, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and neighbouring Valentia Island. The detached property can be found in a great location, just outside the vibrant town of Cahersiveen on the Ring of Kerry, one of the region’s most popular locations.
The cottage boasts an unusual layout, including a stylish fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, a sitting area complete with wood burning stove, four spacious bedrooms and a delightful patio area, perfect for dining outside in the mild Irish sunshine.
The nearby market town of Cahersiveen offers a charming selection of shops, restaurants and pubs set beside a picturesque harbour, perfect for wining and dining with loved ones. There are also boat trips available to Valentia Island, if you wish to explore the nearby area and see some of Ireland’s most beautiful coastline.
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