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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Fossa in Lakes of Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland-South

Fossa, Lakes of Killarney

St Patrick's Day breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Fossa self catering accommodation in Lakes of Killarney, County Kerry sleeps 3. This 2 bedroom luxury Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Fossa start from £261 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Fossa


Sleeps 2 Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available Ideal for a romantic break Open fire or wood burner Luxury self catering

Athy in Barrow Valley, County Kildare, Ireland-East

Athy, Barrow Valley

St Patrick's Day breaks in County KildareIreland-East

Athy self catering accommodation in Barrow Valley, County Kildare sleeps 31. This 1 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include golf fishing . Athy does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Athy start from £3833 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Athy


Sleeps 10 or more Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available Ideal for a romantic break Luxury self catering

Borris in Blackstairs Mountains, County Carlow, Ireland-East

Borris, Blackstairs Mountains

St Patrick's Day breaks in County CarlowIreland-East

Borris self catering accommodation in Blackstairs Mountains, County Carlow sleeps 10. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include golf . Borris does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Borris start from £281 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Borris


Sleeps 10 or more Pet friendly Golf close by

Carraroe in Galway Bay, County Galway, Ireland-West

Carraroe, Galway Bay

St Patrick's Day breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Carraroe self catering accommodation in Galway Bay, County Galway sleeps 7. This 4 bedroom Bungalow is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Carraroe is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Carraroe does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Carraroe start from £494 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Carraroe


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

Portsalon in Seaside Resort, County Donegal, Ireland-North

Portsalon, Seaside Resort

St Patrick's Day breaks in County DonegalIreland-North

Portsalon self catering accommodation in Seaside Resort, County Donegal sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Portsalon is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Portsalon does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Portsalon start from £306 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Portsalon


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Golf close by

Louisburgh in Atlantic Coast, County Mayo, Ireland-West

Louisburgh, Atlantic Coast

St Patrick's Day breaks in County MayoIreland-West

Louisburgh self catering accommodation in Atlantic Coast, County Mayo sleeps 5. This 2 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Louisburgh is close to the beach. Louisburgh does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Louisburgh start from £169 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Louisburgh


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Pet friendly

Renvyle in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland-West

Renvyle, Connemara

St Patrick's Day breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Renvyle self catering accommodation in Connemara, County Galway sleeps 12. This 6 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Renvyle is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Renvyle does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Renvyle start from £1041 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Renvyle


Sleeps 10 or more Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner

Castletownshend in Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland-South

Castletownshend, Skibbereen

St Patrick's Day breaks in County CorkIreland-South

Castletownshend self catering accommodation in Skibbereen, County Cork sleeps 3. This 1 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Castletownshend is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Castletownshend does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Castletownshend start from £208 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Castletownshend


Sleeps 2 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Ideal for a romantic break

Clonbur in Joyce Country, County Galway, Ireland-West

Clonbur, Joyce Country

St Patrick's Day breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Clonbur self catering accommodation in Joyce Country, County Galway sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Apartment is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Clonbur start from £135 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Clonbur


Sleeps 4 Fishing close by Golf close by

Aughrim in Vale of Avoca, County Wicklow, Ireland-East

Aughrim, Vale of Avoca

St Patrick's Day breaks in County WicklowIreland-East

Aughrim self catering accommodation in Vale of Avoca, County Wicklow sleeps 10. This 5 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Aughrim start from £729 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Aughrim


Sleeps 10 or more Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

 

 

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