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Ireland's history and folk lore draws in many a wandering soul, but its physical features will charm you just as much. The strong jawline of rocks defining the coastline contrast with soft, pretty scoops of beach, or stretches of freedom-inducing sand. And the booming countryside is so lush and healthy that you might find it distracting. Plenty of stamina is needed if you want to enjoy this county fully. And if you can drive, walk or cycle out into the more remote regions you'll be rewarded - these are certainly some of the best places to stay in Ireland.
Ireland's colourful history is woven into every street corner and every Catholic church you pass. And the lyrical language lends warmth to every welcome, and an extra ring to the folk music you'll hear almost everywhere you go. And Ireland's long struggle for independence and national identity make this an intelligent and interesting travel companion.
If you're here for the traditional Ireland, of the postcard, and, in many cases, of your ancestors, head out to the dramatic scenery of County Donegal, the wild, wind-whipped peninsulas of the south east, the wonder-inducing Cliffs of Moher, or the mysterious Connemara region. Here you'll find plenty of the best places to stay in Ireland plus the thatched roofs, fishing villages and amiable pubs - though of course you will find those everywhere!
If you're after solid history rather than traditions you'll be wanting Dublin's St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College or Kilmainham Gaol, Cobh's Titanic Museum, Cashel's Rock of Cashel, or Newgrange and the other prehistoric monuments on Bru na Boinne. Ireland is rich with castles and forts, ruins and monuments, museums, galleries and important reminders of the past - both distant and more recent.
Drive or cycle the Ring of Kerry, step on the Giant's Causeway, or look out across the epic Atlantic coast. There are so many spectacular sights, but sometimes the green rural vistas, with their little villages and rolling hills are just as pleasing.
Converted Victorian townhouse on the Lansdowne Road just steps from the Aviva stadium. Rooms are traditional in style - book a suite for a four poster experience. Incredible value for this excellent Dublin location, close to all major sights and nightlife. Perfect for a budget break or rugby fans.
Converted Victorian school located next to the grand canal in Ballsbridge. Especially handy for the centre of town and the new Aviva stadium for rugby enthusiasts. Thirty one traditionally decorated rooms feature king sized beds, free wifi and free movies as standard. Excellent value.
Friendly guesthouse ten minutes from Roughty River. Interiors are traditional with pine furniture and carpeted floors. Library to enjoy complimentary tea and coffee before setting off to explore the area. Excellent value.
Cahersiveen, Co Kerry, County Kerry
Super stylish restaurant with rooms on the Ring of Kerry. Four spacious bedrooms with king sized beds, wooden floors, roll top baths & Bose docking stations. Restaurant specialises in fresh fish caught from their own boat. Chic spot that won't break the bank on Ireland's West Coast.
Kilkenny, South East Ireland
Modern boutique hotel with a popular bar. Contemporary, pristine rooms, some with views of the castle. Super conference facilities and fine dining restaurant. There is a spa across the road at the Pembroke's sister hotel for guest use. A great choice and excellent value for money.
Wexford, South East Ireland
Recently renovated, modern hotel with state-of-the-art leisure facilities. Simple rooms with WiFi, satellite TV and excellent sea views. Superb health club, spa and cryotherapy clinic. A large functional hotel that can accommodate all requirements for business and leisure.
Galway, County Galway
Extraordinary contemporary five star hotel just outside Galway. Interiors designed by Philip Treacy feature brightly coloured (some might say garish) public spaces, whilst rooms and suites are more restful. Stunning views out to sea, great food & ESPA. All a stone's throw from Galway's attractions.
Galway, County Galway
The House Hotel is contemporary, without being pretentious, and situated in the heart of the city centre, offering good food and bright, lively accomodation with all the attractions of Galway on the doorstep. The Hotel is especially well situated for Galway's nightlife and ideal for romantic breaks
Skibbereen, County Cork
With luxury accommodation split amongst three different locations you can choose Country House, Garden Mews or Lake Lodge. Rooms are contemporary and sleek, and Liss Ard is very family friendly with numerous activities on site. Cuisine is governed by "slow food" rules. Perfect for a country escape.
Cork, County Cork
Large contemporary yet welcoming hotel in the centre of Cork that works for both leisure and business travellers. Spacious rooms are tastefully decorated and many boast stunning views over the River Lee from large picture windows. Contemporary bistro, plus inhouse spa with fitness centre & 20m pool.
Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, County Clare
Traditional country inn serving fabulous food in The Burren. Fourteen simple but stylish rooms with plenty of options for families. Charming garden for relaxation and loads of activities close by: walking, cycling, surfing...A great value base for exploring Ireland's rugged West Coast.
Welcoming 18th century country house. Traditional bedroom interiors feature writing desks, sofas and modern bathrooms. Library and lounge to relax in. Excellent menu with focus on Irish seafood. A great spot to explore the coast.
Impressive townhouse hotel in one of Ireland's finest Georgian squares. Nineteen traditional yet stylish rooms and one suite offer city centre luxury accommodation in the heart of Limerick. Holistic organic spa for pampering and well respected brasserie serving French influenced Irish classics.
A neo-Gothic manor in the County Limerick village of Adare. Boasting a golf course and spa facilities, the manor affords you the opportunity to luxuriate in beautiful and historic environs. The rooms are intensely sumptuous, damask patterns and chandeliers galore - a truly opulent escape.