East holiday cottages

There's more to the east of Ireland than Dublin city breaks!
The east of Ireland has long been a popular destination for city breaks, as it is where you will find the bright lights and packed pubs of Dublin. However, if you are happy to travel a few miles outside the capital, you will discover beautiful countryside perfect for family holidays.

You could choose a holiday cottage with stunning sea views in counties Dublin or Louth, close to the rugged terrain of Wicklow Mountains National Park or in the unspoiled rural scenery of Kildare for your base. Whichever location you select for your self-catering accommodation, you will have lots of outdoor activities available, including hiking, cycling, golf, fishing and boating.

The region is not just for people who love to get active in the great outdoors though, as it is packed with historical and cultural attractions. Choose a country cottage in County Meath and you will be ideally placed to visit the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange, or a farmhouse on the outskirts of Clones to see the town's 9th century round tower and high cross.

You will find everything you need for a relaxing family holiday in this part of Ireland. There is a wide variety of places to stay and you could enjoy fortnight-long working farm holidays, short breaks in luxury apartments or choose pet friendly self catering accommodation so that your dog can join you. Eating and drinking will be a pleasure during your getaway, as the pubs and restaurants use delicious produce sourced from local farms and fishermen.

Why choose the east of Ireland for a holiday?
Many family holiday destinations claim to have something for everyone, but that really is the case in the east of Ireland. You can have lively city breaks in Dublin just a few miles from where you could try working farm holidays in glorious countryside. The selection of pet friendly accommodation and great places for walks means that even your dog can enjoy a getaway in this part of Ireland.

It is difficult to think of a more beautiful area in Ireland than Wicklow Mountains National Park and if you love getting active in the great outdoors, it will make a perfect base for your holiday. However, you could have just as relaxing a time if you book a self catering cottage close to one of County Dublin's seaside resorts or in a remote part of County Monaghan.

Shown on the map and list below are the popular places in East Ireland. To see the properties near a particular town click on a map marker or list item... alternatively click ‘refine your search’ to browse for a particular East holiday home. If you wish to make a broader search click on the name of your preferred county.

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