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Imagine Ireland We've been specialising in Ireland self-catering holidays since 2003 so you can rest assured we know our way around the Emerald Isle. For your added peace of mind, we are PCI Security Council Compliant and all monies you place with us are protected. Unlike other holiday agencies, we're also here to help you, from finding your perfect cottage to helping you get there.

From time to time, we choose a number of cottages which are simply too divine not to tell you about. All our cottages are special. However we think you'll find these ones are extra-special.
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read more › We've got great holiday cottages for rent throughout Antrim - from near the Giant's Causeway and Irish Whiskey country on the Northern Coast right down to the shores of Lough Neagh in the South (and all points in between). Many of our holiday homes are ideal for families and several will even allow you to bring pets along. Antrim has some of the finest coastal scenery in the world, including the hexagonal basalt columns of the celebrated Giant's Causeway. There are several resort towns, including Portrush (with great golf links),P ortballintrae and Ballycastle; on the East Cushendun, Cushendall and Waterfoot on Red Bay, Carnlough and Glenarm Larne on the Sea of Moyle and Whitehead on Belfast Lough.

read more › We've got great holiday cottages for rent throughout Armagh. The county is rugged in the South with the gorgeous Slieve Gullion Forest Park. There is rolling country in the middle and west of the county and the flatlands in the North down to Lough Neagh. In Armagh itself there are some fabulous prehistoric sites including St Patricks Trian and Navan Fort (the premier archaelogical site in Ireland), plus there's also the Planetarium and the Land of Lilliput exhibition - so there's things to do for all the family.

read more › We've great holiday cottages in Down - superbly located for activities for all the family - from Kilkeel to Strangford Lough. Northern Ireland's beauty is intertwined with tragic history, rich culture and the renowned friendliness of its people. The wild craggy mountains, splendid lakes and sweeping coastline make it an ideal playground for golfers, watersports enthusiasts, walkers, cyclists, hikers, rock climbers and sailors. There are the beautiful Mountains of Mourne plus the nature reserves of Strangford Lough.

read more › With great holiday cottages for rent all the way from the bottom right to the top of Lough Erne - one is bound to be perfect for you. The fishing is superb throughout the county - Lough Erne trout fishing is from March to September; Salmon fishing begins in June and ends at the same time (there isn't a closed season for Bream, Eel, Pike or Perch). There are many islands several with Celtic and early Christian remains and taking a cruise is easy. On Boa Island (connected by bridges) is the pagan Janus Figure in Caldragh Graveyard and at 2000 years old it's one of the oldest stone statues in Ireland.

read more › We've got great holiday cottages for rent throughout Derry from Derry itself right up along the coast to Portstewart near the border with Antrim. County Londonderry or County Derry is in Ulster and is part of Northern Ireland. It was named after its main town - Derry, which lies in the north-western corner of the county. The highest point in the county is the summit of Sawel Mountain (678m) on the border with County Tyrone. Sawel is part of the Sperrin Mountains, which dominate the southern part of the county.

read more › We've got great holiday cottages ideally placed for fishing, touring and walking through Tyrone. From Strabane, Omagh and Dungannon. Tyrone's name comes from the Irish word Tr Eoghain meaning the territory of Eoghan, a son of Niall of the Nine Hostages and there is a strong existence of O'Neills in the county. It is the largest county in Northern Ireland with flat peatlands of East Tyrone bordering the shoreline of the largest lake in Ireland, Lough Neagh, rising gradually across to the more mountainous terrain in the west of the county, the area surrounding the Sperrin Mountains, the highest point being Sawel Mountain at a height of 678 m (2,224 ft).

read more › We've great holiday cottages in Cavan - superbly located for fishing - but that's not all there is to do in this pretty county - it's great simply to drive around, if you don't mind the potholes and confusing signs! The low undulating county of Cavan (An Chabhain - which means the hollow) is filled with lakes, bogs and drumlins from the last Ice Age. Cavan is known as "The Lake Country" as it's said there are no fewer than 365 - one for every day of the year. Cavan's meandering rivers, streams and tree-lined lakes provide the visitor with excellent opportunities for fishing, cruising and swimming.

read more › With great holiday cottages for rent throughout Bundoran in the South right up the coast through Donegal Bay, Glencolumbkille, Glenveagh National Park and along Lough Swilly to Malin Head - one is bound to be perfect for you. County Donegal has beautiful landscapes and seascapes set against a backdrop of mountains and moors, with evidence everywhere of traditional Irish culture. Donegal has a vast rugged coastline softened by beautiful beaches with golden sand and clear fresh waters. Slieve League has the highest cliffs in Europe!

read more › We've self catering holiday cottages in Leitrim which are dog friendly and ideal for exploring the countryside. Leitrim is a tranquil county famous for angling, walking and boating. But there is also superb golf and superb river cruising. Plus numerous sites of archaelogical interest, from ring forts to restored manor houses (like Parkes Castle on Lough Gill) and the stunning Glencar Waterfall, inspiration for W. B. Yeats, is particularly impressive. Not for nothing is the county known as 'lovely Leitrim'.

read more › County Monaghan is a lovely unspoilt county. We've got great holiday cottages ideally placed for fishing. County Monaghan was controlled for centuries by the O'Carrolls, McKennas and MacMahons and has the superb Cross of Clogher in Monaghan County Museum. It's agreat place for walkers cyclists and anglers alike. County Monaghan has many fantastic attractions such as equestrian centres, Quad Biking and even a vintage tractor museum making it perfect for families or for just adults. So if that appeals have a look at our self catering holiday cottages on the map.

read more › We've got great holiday cottages for rent throughout Sligo - from Ciffony in the north, Rosses Point, Sligo Bay and down to Tubbercurry. The green rolling hills and the unspoilt countryside make it a great county for experiencing the great outdoors. But it's also WB Yeats County. There is a sculpture in the Ulster Bank in Sligo covered in his poetry and the museum and art gallery in Sligo is not to be missed. Apart from Sligo Town the other draws of the county are Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetary (one of the largest Stone Age Cemetaries in Europe), Fishing in Lough Arrow, surfing off Easkey and the beautiful Inishmurray Island.

read more › We've got self catering accommodation in the middle of Dublin itself and also fantastic holiday cottages in the Skerries with fantastic views of the Irish Sea. The Skerries is where St Patrick is said to have made his arrival in Ireland here. Dublin City is vibrant and exciting with history and culture at its heart so it is a particular hotspot for holidays in Ireland. There are many attractions such as Trinity College, Dublin Castle (with the original Dubh Linn - Black Pool) and the National Museum of Ireland.

read more › We've self catering accommodation in Kildare which is dog friendly and ideal for fishing and exploring the lovely rolling countryside. Nearby is the High Cross at Moone which dates back to the 8th century and is six meters high. Kildare is a county of open grasslands, Grand and Royal Canals, lush green pastures and large tracts of ancient bogland, interspersed with trees and gently rolling hills. It is famous as a boating, sporting, racing and hunting region. Racing at the Curragh, Punchestown and Naas takes place all year round, boasting some of the biggest meetings in the country's racing calendar, including the Irish Derby in June.

read more › We've got great holiday cottages for rent throughout Louth from the banks of Carlingford Lough in the north (great oysters and adventure centre), inland through Knockabbey and down the east coast to Termonfeckin (near County Louth Golf Course - "below the radar but great course"). Known as the 'wee county', County Louth covers an area of only 317 square miles. It runs northwards from the River Boyne to the dramatic scenery around Carlingford Lough. In north Louth, beside Dundalk Bay, lies the mountainous Cooley Peninsula.

read more › We've got great holiday cottages for rent throughout Meath from Drumconrath and Oldcastle (great fishing) in the north, inland through Trim (ancient castles and abbeys) and Newgrange to Bettystown on the east coast. Ancient, majestic and rich in unspoiled scenic pastureland, Meath is the perfect place to escape the stresses and strains of modern life. Northwest of Dublin Meath was once the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, and is one of Ireland's most historic counties with an overwhelming array of mind-blowing sites.

read more › We've self catering accommodation in Wicklow which is dog friendly and ideal for fishing and exploring the rugged mountains and beautiful lakes and beaches. County Wicklow also known as the Garden of Ireland lies along Ireland's sunny East coast. Less than 1 hour from Dublin City Centre is offers a safe haven from the hustle and bustle of city life. Wicklow is home to an abundance of restored stately homes such as the magnificent Powerscourt House and Gardens, set at the foot of the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain the estate stretches for over 40 acres.

read more › We've self catering holiday cottages in Laois (pronounced "leash") which are dog friendly and ideal for exploring the countryside. It is a tranquil, rural county famous for the unspoiled Slieve Bloom mountains (great for angling, golf and horse riding) but there is also the Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum and Irish Fly Fishing + Game Museum (the only one of it's kind in Europe). We have self catering holiday cottages from Mountrath in the Slieve Bloom Mountains through to Ballacolla in the south - ideal for families and some will even allow you to bring pets along.

read more › We've got great holiday cottages for rent throughout Offaly from Banagher (near Birr and Leap Castles) and Cloghan (near Clonmacnoise) in the west and Tullamore (near the Slieve Bloom Mountains). Offaly is the home of the ecclesiastical city of Clonmacnoise (dating back to 545AD), one of Ireland's most famous sites. But in addition it's lowlands are dotted with monastic ruins, its towns are steeped in history and it has a burgeoning foodie culture. Geographically Offaly is dominated by low lying peat bogs.

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