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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Kenmare in Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland-South

Kenmare, Kenmare

St Patrick's Day breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Kenmare self catering accommodation in Kenmare, County Kerry sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Kenmare start from £293 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Kenmare


Sleeps 6 Fishing close by Golf close by

Carrownisky in Atlantic Coast, County Mayo, Ireland-West

Carrownisky, Atlantic Coast

St Patrick's Day breaks in County MayoIreland-West

Carrownisky self catering accommodation in Atlantic Coast, County Mayo sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Carrownisky is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Carrownisky does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Carrownisky start from £224 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Carrownisky


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

Castleblaney in Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Ireland-East

Castleblaney, Castleblayney

St Patrick's Day breaks in County MonaghanIreland-East

Castleblaney self catering accommodation in Castleblayney, County Monaghan sleeps 8. This 3 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 . Castleblaney does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Castleblaney start from £224 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Castleblaney


Sleeps 8 Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

Bundoran in Donegal Bay, County Donegal, Ireland-North

Bundoran, Donegal Bay

St Patrick's Day breaks in County DonegalIreland-North

Bundoran self catering accommodation in Donegal Bay, County Donegal sleeps 5. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Bundoran is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Bundoran start from £316 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Bundoran


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by

St Helens Bay in Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford, Ireland-South

St Helens Bay, Rosslare Harbour

St Patrick's Day breaks in County WexfordIreland-South

St Helens Bay self catering accommodation in Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford sleeps 9. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . St Helens Bay is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . St Helens Bay does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at St Helens Bay start from £248 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about St Helens Bay


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Golf close by

Rosmuc in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland-West

Rosmuc, Connemara

St Patrick's Day breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Rosmuc self catering accommodation in Connemara, County Galway sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include fishing . Rosmuc does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Rosmuc start from £248 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Rosmuc


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Fishing close by Ideal for a romantic break

Killaloe in Lough Derg, County Clare, Ireland-West

Killaloe, Lough Derg

St Patrick's Day breaks in County ClareIreland-West

Killaloe self catering accommodation in Lough Derg, County Clare sleeps 5. This 2 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 . Killaloe does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Killaloe start from £209 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Killaloe


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

Glenariff Or Waterfoot in Glens of Antrim, County Antrim, Ireland-North

Glenariff Or Waterfoot, Glens of Antrim

St Patrick's Day breaks in County AntrimIreland-North

Glenariff Or Waterfoot self catering accommodation in Glens of Antrim, County Antrim sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Glenariff Or Waterfoot is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Glenariff Or Waterfoot start from £301 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Glenariff Or Waterfoot


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

Ballacolla in Slieve Bloom Mountains, County Laois, Ireland-East

Ballacolla, Slieve Bloom Mountains

St Patrick's Day breaks in County LaoisIreland-East

Ballacolla self catering accommodation in Slieve Bloom Mountains, County Laois sleeps 2. This 1 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include golf . Ballacolla does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Ballacolla start from £219 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballacolla


Sleeps 2 Pet friendly Golf close by Ideal for a romantic break

Carrick-On-Shannon in Lough Key, County Leitrim, Ireland-West

Carrick-On-Shannon, Lough Key

St Patrick's Day breaks in County LeitrimIreland-West

Carrick-On-Shannon self catering accommodation in Lough Key, County Leitrim sleeps 5. This 2 bedroom Apartment is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Carrick-On-Shannon start from £264 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Carrick-On-Shannon


Sleeps 4 Fishing close by Golf close by

 

 

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