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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Kinvarra in Galway Bay, County Galway, Ireland-West

Kinvarra, Galway Bay

St Patrick's Day breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Kinvarra self catering accommodation in Galway Bay, County Galway sleeps 6. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Kinvarra is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Kinvarra does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Kinvarra start from £222 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Kinvarra


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Golf close by

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

Achill Sound, Achill Island

St Patrick's Day breaks in County MayoIreland-West

Achill Sound self catering accommodation in Achill Island, County Mayo sleeps 7. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Achill Sound is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Prices at Achill Sound start from £248 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Achill Sound


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Golf close by Internet WIFI available

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

Waterville, Ring of Kerry

St Patrick's Day breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Waterville self catering accommodation in Ring of Kerry, County Kerry sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Waterville is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Waterville does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Waterville start from £224 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Waterville


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

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

Killarney, Lakes of Killarney

St Patrick's Day breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Killarney self catering accommodation in Lakes of Killarney, County Kerry sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Killarney start from £281 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Killarney


Sleeps 4 Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

Beaufort in Gap of Dunloe, County Kerry, Ireland-South

Beaufort, Gap of Dunloe

St Patrick's Day breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Beaufort self catering accommodation in Gap of Dunloe, County Kerry sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Beaufort start from £222 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Beaufort


Sleeps 4 Fishing close by Golf close by

Castletownbere in Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Ireland-South

Castletownbere, Beara Peninsula

St Patrick's Day breaks in County CorkIreland-South

Castletownbere self catering accommodation in Beara Peninsula, County Cork sleeps 6. This 2 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Castletownbere is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Castletownbere start from £244 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Castletownbere


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

Maam in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland-West

Maam, Connemara

St Patrick's Day breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Maam self catering accommodation in Connemara, County Galway sleeps 5. This 2 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Maam start from £217 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Maam


Sleeps 4 Fishing close by Golf close by

Furbo in Galway Bay, County Galway, Ireland-West

Furbo, Galway Bay

St Patrick's Day breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Furbo self catering accommodation in Galway Bay, County Galway sleeps 6. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Furbo is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Furbo start from £273 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Furbo


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available Ideal for a romantic break Open fire or wood burner

Chapeltown in Valentia Island, County Kerry, Ireland-South

Chapeltown, Valentia Island

St Patrick's Day breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Chapeltown self catering accommodation in Valentia Island, County Kerry sleeps 7. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Chapeltown is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Chapeltown does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Chapeltown start from £224 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Chapeltown


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

Courtmacsherry in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland-South

Courtmacsherry, Kinsale

St Patrick's Day breaks in County CorkIreland-South

Courtmacsherry self catering accommodation in Kinsale, County Cork sleeps 7. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Courtmacsherry is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Courtmacsherry start from £304 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Courtmacsherry


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

 

 

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