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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Belle Isle Castle 17 Guests in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland-North

Belle Isle Castle 17 Guests, Enniskillen

St Patrick's Day breaks in County FermanaghIreland-North

Belle Isle Castle 17 Guests self catering accommodation in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh sleeps 16. This 8 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include fishing . Belle Isle Castle 17 Guests does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Belle Isle Castle 17 Guests start from £2175 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Belle Isle Castle 17 Guests


Sleeps 10 or more Pet friendly Fishing close by Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner

Knockvicar in Lough Key, County Roscommon, Ireland-West

Knockvicar, Lough Key

St Patrick's Day breaks in County RoscommonIreland-West

Knockvicar self catering accommodation in Lough Key, County Roscommon sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include golf . Knockvicar does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Knockvicar start from £395 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Knockvicar


Sleeps 8 Pet friendly Golf close by Internet WIFI available

Ballyglunin in Athey, County Galway, Ireland-West

Ballyglunin, Athey

St Patrick's Day breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Ballyglunin self catering accommodation in Athey, County Galway sleeps 6. This 2 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include golf . Ballyglunin does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Ballyglunin start from £301 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballyglunin


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Golf close by

Ballitore in Old Grange, County Kildare, Ireland-East

Ballitore, Old Grange

St Patrick's Day breaks in County KildareIreland-East

Ballitore self catering accommodation in Old Grange, County Kildare sleeps 4. 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 . Ballitore does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Ballitore start from £201 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballitore


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Golf close by Internet WIFI available

Ballinalack in Lough Lene, County Westmeath, Ireland-East

Ballinalack, Lough Lene

St Patrick's Day breaks in County WestmeathIreland-East

Ballinalack self catering accommodation in Lough Lene, County Westmeath sleeps 3. This 1 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 Ballinalack start from £135 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballinalack


Sleeps 2 Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

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 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Carraroe is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Carraroe start from £224 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Carraroe


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

Bushmills in Antrim Coast, County Antrim, Ireland-North

Bushmills, Antrim Coast

St Patrick's Day breaks in County AntrimIreland-North

Bushmills self catering accommodation in Antrim Coast, County Antrim sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Bushmills is close to the beach. Prices at Bushmills start from £369 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Bushmills


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Internet WIFI available Ideal for a romantic break Luxury self catering

Letterard in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland-West

Letterard, Connemara

St Patrick's Day breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Letterard self catering accommodation in Connemara, County Galway sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Prices at Letterard start from £180 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Letterard


Sleeps 4 Internet WIFI available

Dugort in Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland-West

Dugort, Achill Island

St Patrick's Day breaks in County MayoIreland-West

Dugort self catering accommodation in Achill Island, County Mayo sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Dugort is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Dugort does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Dugort start from £253 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Dugort


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

Manorhamilton in Lovely Leitrim, County Leitrim, Ireland-West

Manorhamilton, Lovely Leitrim

St Patrick's Day breaks in County LeitrimIreland-West

Manorhamilton self catering accommodation in Lovely Leitrim, County Leitrim sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Activities close by include golf . Prices at Manorhamilton start from £203 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Manorhamilton


Sleeps 4 Golf close by

 

 

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