Irish Republic cottage holiday planning guide
you are planning a cottage holiday in the Republic of Ireland the following
resources may help. We are building these pages so you will have all
the information you need to support your cottage holiday, including
weather forecasts and travel information for the Republic, visitor attractions,
activity providers and information about where to eat, drink and find
If you know of or run a site you think we should list in this section
then please contact us with details.
Weather for the Republic of Ireland
For weather information in the Republic try Met
Éireann, the website for the Irish National Meteorological
Service which provides national and regional forecasts (Ulster, Munster,
Leinster, Connacht and Dublin) plus climate information to help you
plan the best time for a cottage break in Ireland.
Irish Republic travel information
The major airports within the Republic are Dublin,
and Kerry Flights
via Belfast International
Airport and Belfast
City Airport, in Northern Ireland, are also useful for getting to
the Northern and central counties of the Republic.
Ferry services from the UK are operated by Irish
Cork Ferries and Stena
Line, and from Roscoff to Cork, Brittany
Information about bus and coach travel within Ireland can be found
on the following sites: Bus
Éireann Ireland's national bus company and Bus
Átha Cliaths Dublin Bus which provides a service for
the city and county of Dublin, including sightseeing tours.
Rail service information can be found on Iarnród
Éireanne which operates passenger train services countrywide.
Car rentals can be obtained from many of the UK and International Hire
companies, but if you'd prefer to support Irish companies try Irish
Car Rentals or Dooley
Car Rentals. Both sites also have some useful driving information
if you are not used to driving in the Republic.
If you are flying into Ireland, both Atlas
Car Rentals, and Dublin
Car Hire (Belgard Selfdrive) are very conveniently located at the
arrivals hall of Dublin airport. In the West of Ireland, Casey
Car Hire operates from Knock airport.
Ireland excursions and activities
Ireland, and Dublin in particular, is known for its beer, so a visit
to the Guinness
Storehouse is recommended; learn about the 250 years of brewing
history, skill and passion which is behind this world famous beer.
Ireland offers the holidaymaker some very good fishing and many of
the holiday cottages we list provide easy access to river or sea fishing,
for more information try the Central
Fisheries Board website, which is an excellent resource for all
types of fishing in Ireland.
For specialist information, the Angling
in Irel provides current information on Irish pike fishing.
Exploring Ireland is a leading tour operator that provides self drive vacations, coach tour vacations and private tours of Ireland. See and experience everything that Ireland has to offer.
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