Irish holiday home rentals

Rent a cottage in County Cork to supply home comforts during your self catering break in Ireland.

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There is a vast number of holiday homes to rent in County Cork, by the sea, in the country - all types of setting.
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• Dogs welcome cottages County Cork
Hire a car for your holiday in Ireland

Be mobile when you come for a holiday to Ireland - it is the only way to discover hidden gems and to get to all those places that you would like to see.

Tourist Information County Cork, Ireland


County Cork lies in the south west of the Republic of Ireland - the driest part of Ireland - perfect for holidays. Bear in mind that Ireland is very green because of the copious amount of rainfall, however, its attributes far outweigh getting a little wet on occasion. There are thousands of holiday cottages in Ireland that would make for an excellent holiday base and generally, the rental price is most competitive compared with the UK.

One good point of renting a cottage in Ireland is that you can be quite secluded if you wish because homes in Ireland tend to have lots of ground between them.

Basic Facts

  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: English
  • Religion: mainly Roman Catholic
  • Cars drive on the left hand side of the road
  • Main city is Cork - 2nd largest city in the Republic of Ireland after Dublin.
  • May June and July are the most sunny months. Check out a weather forecast for County Cork


How to get here:

Cork Airport for flights

Ferry to Rosslare from Pembroke in Wales

Car Hire: All major car hire firms operate. You will need a valid driving licence to hire a car. Visitors from outside Europe may need an International driving licence.

Travelling around Cork

The easiest and most convenient method of travel is always your own or a hired car. This enables you to travel anywhere at any time, the only problems being that of finding your way which can be overcome with a GPS system, possible vehicle problems or parking in cities and towns. Rural roads are quiet.

It is possible to buy multi-day passes for tourist travel


County Cork at the southernmost tip of Ireland


Come and visit County Cork and enjoy an Irish welcome. The countryside is beautiful, plenty of Irish banter and humour (craic ), great tourist attractions and outdoor activities.

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Self-catering holidays in County Cork all year round - something for everyone

County Cork cottage holidays based around outdoor activities

fishing holidays in County CorkThe West Cork Tourism Walking Festival takes place around mid May.

All walking festivals start with a walk and end in a pub. Other activities on offer include:

  • fishing
  • canoeing
  • cycling
  • sailing

County Cork self-catering holidays for foodies

sea food in IrelandIt's always very nice to enjoy local cuisine and Ireland is no exception. There is the freshest of fish and sea food, home grown produce and fine dining served with a generous spirit.

Visit the Skibbereen 'Taste of West Cork Food Festival in September'.

The Kinsale Gourmet Festival held in early October each year when visitors can appreciate the culinary delights of over 30 restaurants and other eateries.

County Cork holidays for those who yearn for isolation and nature

Holiday in Ireland for places where you can be aloneCounty Cork offers hectares of wild countryside and a myriad footpaths and quiet lanes where you can wander to your heart's delight with nature for company and just the sounds of the countryside and wind.


County Cork self-catering holidays for people who enjoy company

Make friends in the pubThe Irish tend to the gregarious and are delighted to share a joke and spend time talking with visitors to County Cork.

Jokes abound about the locals and their naive unsophisticated nature. If you like honest, friendly and open people then you will enjoy chatting with the people of Cork. There are plenty of pubs where you can meet the people of Cork, listen to some Irish music or just relax and people watch.