Irish Midlands holiday cottages

Ireland's Midlands is a popular tourist destination with people who like to get off the beaten track for their family holidays. The region has idyllic green countryside, with rivers and lakes winding their way through hills and fields, making it an ideal location for a getaway packed with outdoor activities.

Book a holiday cottage in a remote part of the area and you can spend a week cycling on rolling rural roads or pull on your hiking boots to explore the peaks and forests of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Alternatively, you could organise a short break to play golf on some testing courses in beautiful surroundings or to go fishing on the River Shannon.

There are no sprawling urban areas where the peace and quiet is disturbed. Even the largest towns in the region, such as Athlone, Portlaoise and Tullamore, are relatively small and traditional in nature. Book self catering accommodation in one of them and you can look forward to enjoying friendly pubs and a relaxed pace of life. You will also have the opportunity to see all sorts of historical landmarks, as the region is steeped in early-Christian culture. Visiting the ruins of Aghaboe Abbey, Timahoe Round Tower, Clonyn Castle and Charleville Castle will help you to learn all about the region's fascinating past. However you wish to spend your time during your holiday in the Irish Midlands, you will be able to do it as a family, as there is a wide choice of pet friendly and child friendly accommodation available. You will also discover lots of activities for the youngsters, while the pubs and restaurants welcome family groups.

Why choose Ireland's Midlands for your holiday?
The region has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday. There are affordable self-catering accommodation options to suit everyone, including families who need pet friendly cottages, as well as superb local produce that you can buy from shops and farms, or taste in the area's wide selection of friendly pubs. Perhaps the best reason to choose Ireland's Midlands for a getaway is the scenery. Whether your idea of the perfect break is to take part in adrenalin-pumping sports, go fishing in stunning surroundings or just potter around the countryside enjoying the views, you can do it here. Stay in Tullamore, Longford, Nenagh or Athlone and your family can do all those things in a single holiday.

Shown on the map and list below are the popular places in Midlands. 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 Midlands holiday home. If you wish to make a broader search click on the name of your preferred county.

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