St Patrick's Day Weekend Breaks, Short Breaks and Holidays in Ireland

St Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other so where better to celebrate it on the 17th March than in Ireland itself, on a cottage short break or self catering holiday?

St Patrick's Day Cottage Breaks in Ireland

Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. St Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the 17th Century but over time it has become associated with everything Irish, celebrating the Irish culture and you can expect there to be lots of shamrocks and green & gold everywhere you look! Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick's Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.

St Patrick's is an exciting time to visit Ireland with lots to see and do including festivals, parades and parties. Of course if you want to head to the biggest party of all head for the Dublin St Patrick's Festival a 4 day extravaganza that is enjoyed by over a million people each year. In 2012 the Festival runs between the 14th-18th March and you can find out more on the Festival website.

If you are looking for some inspiration for your St Patrick's Day break check out the some of the self catering accommodation below - including cottages and apartments- which you can view, check availability and book online.

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Gweedore in Gweedore Bay, County Donegal, Ireland-North

Gweedore, Gweedore Bay

St Patrick's Day breaks in County DonegalIreland-North

Gweedore self catering accommodation in Gweedore Bay, County Donegal sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Gweedore is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Gweedore does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Gweedore start from £203 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Gweedore


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by

Corofin in Nr Ennis, County Clare, Ireland-West

Corofin, Nr Ennis

St Patrick's Day breaks in County ClareIreland-West

Corofin self catering accommodation in Nr Ennis, County Clare sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Corofin start from £521 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Corofin


Sleeps 6 Fishing close by Golf close by

Glenbeigh in Ring of Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland-South

Glenbeigh, Ring of Kerry

St Patrick's Day breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Glenbeigh self catering accommodation in Ring of Kerry, County Kerry sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Glenbeigh is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Glenbeigh does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Glenbeigh start from £191 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Glenbeigh


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Ideal for a romantic break

Fanore in Galway Bay, County Clare, Ireland-West

Fanore, Galway Bay

St Patrick's Day breaks in County ClareIreland-West

Fanore self catering accommodation in Galway Bay, County Clare sleeps 16. This 7 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Fanore is close to the beach. Activities close by include fishing . Fanore does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Fanore start from £313 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Fanore


Sleeps 10 or more Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Internet WIFI available

Achill Island in Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland-West

Achill Island, Achill Island

St Patrick's Day breaks in County MayoIreland-West

Achill Island self catering accommodation in Achill Island, County Mayo sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Achill Island start from £217 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Achill Island


Sleeps 4 Fishing close by Golf close by Ideal for a romantic break

Galway in Galway City, County Galway, Ireland-West

Galway, Galway City

St Patrick's Day breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Galway self catering accommodation in Galway City, County Galway sleeps 5. This 4 bedroom Apartment is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Galway is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Galway start from £279 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Galway


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

Rosslare Strand in Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford, Ireland-South

Rosslare Strand, Rosslare Harbour

St Patrick's Day breaks in County WexfordIreland-South

Rosslare Strand self catering accommodation in Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Bungalow is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Rosslare Strand is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Rosslare Strand does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Rosslare Strand start from £290 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Rosslare Strand


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Open fire or wood burner

Newcastle in Irish Sea, County Down, Ireland-North

Newcastle, Irish Sea

St Patrick's Day breaks in County DownIreland-North

Newcastle self catering accommodation in Irish Sea, County Down sleeps 8. This 3 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Newcastle is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Prices at Newcastle start from £375 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Newcastle


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Golf close by Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

Kiltimagh in Plains of Mayo, County Mayo, Ireland-West

Kiltimagh, Plains of Mayo

St Patrick's Day breaks in County MayoIreland-West

Kiltimagh self catering accommodation in Plains of Mayo, County Mayo sleeps 7. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include golf . Kiltimagh does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Kiltimagh start from £288 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Kiltimagh


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Golf close by

Carndonagh in Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Ireland-North

Carndonagh, Inishowen Peninsula

St Patrick's Day breaks in County DonegalIreland-North

Carndonagh self catering accommodation in Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Carndonagh is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Carndonagh does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Carndonagh start from £258 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Carndonagh


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Golf close by

 

 

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