Self Catering Holiday Homes & Cottages in Leinster
As a province, Leinster offers you the choice of a city break in Dublin, A beach vacation along our sunny south-east coast or a hiking adventure in the beautiful hills of Counties Dublin and Wicklow.
Leinster is probably one of the most accessible areas to reach in Ireland due to its proximity to Dublin, Ireland’s capital. It is served by a large international airport, an excellent road system and a variety of frequent bus and rail services.
Discover over 5,000 years of history in Ireland’s Ancient EastAs the name suggests, Ireland’s Ancient East dates back thousands of years with many areas steeped in historical events and insights into the formation of the country we know today.
One of the oldest manmade structures in the world is located in County Meath. Newgrange, a stone age tomb, dating back to around 3200bc is even older than the pyramids of Egypt and one of the most mystical attractions to be seen in Ireland.
The round tower of Glendalough and the monastery of Clonmacnoise provide insights into the role of the church and Christianity in our culture. Other attractions such as Dublin Castle, Wicklow Gaol and The Dunbrody famine ship give visitors an insight into what life in these times was really like in Ireland in days gone by.
Top things to see & do on your next holiday in Leinster
- Grafton Street and St. Stephens Green, County Dublin
- Malahide Castle and Gardens, County Dublin
- Guinness Storehouse, County Dublin
- Dublin Castle, County Dublin
- Phoenix Park, County Dublin
- Irish National Stud & Gardens, County Kildare
- Castletown House, County Kildare
- Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny
- Dunmore Cave, County Kilkenny
- The National Reptile Zoo, County Kilkenny
- Newgrange, County Meath
- Hill of Tara, County Meath
- Bettystown Sandy Beach, County Meath
- Hook Lighhouse, County Wexford
- Irish National Heritage Park, County Wexford
- Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall, County Wicklow
- Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Wicklow
- Glendalough, County Wicklow
- Wicklow Way, County Wicklow
Wonderful regions to explore Sunny South East & the Midlands of IrelandAccording to Ireland’s National Meteorological Service, Met Eireann, Irelands South East Coast gets on average 7 hours of sunlight a day compared to 5-6.5 hours for the rest of the country. If the sun is what you are craving this year then the south east is the way to go. County Wexford is renowned throughout Ireland for its beautiful strawberries during summer and its beautiful white sandy beaches.
Further inland you will find Irelands hidden heartlands, a beautifully unspoiled part of Ireland with trickling streams waiting to be kayaked and enchanting forest treks and trails waiting to be walked. Explore the vast open boglands, scenic mountain ranges and open valleys whilst ensuring you stop to enjoy the riverside towns and villages which make up this stunning area.
As you can see Leinster is a varied province providing both amazing walking and outdoor activities whilst teaching you about our ancient past. This scenic and diverse province is a wonderful base for your next self-catering holiday in Ireland.
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