I am planning an extended summer stay in Ireland for 2-2 1/2 months. I am in hopes of a cottage so that we can experience Ireland as much as locals possible yet as cheap as possible! I will have my 20 yo daughter, 16 yo daughter and 13 yo special needs son. There is a possibility my 24 yo might join us as well. Can you direct me to any programs or ideas you have? Our travel dates are somewhat flexible after the 2nd week of June till end of August.
I want to immerse ourselves as much as humanly possible with the Irish culture!
- If you think Connemara might be in your plans, the Connemara Language and Cultural Center might be a good option. The cottages are quite nice. We were just there- our cottage had 3 bed rooms and 2 baths. And while you likely wouldn't want the language courses (English & Irish), the cultural activities they offer could be of interest.
- Adare Manor, in Adare, County Limerick, has self catering villas and townhomes. Adare is an easy day trip from quite a few of Ireland's most visited sites- Bunratty castle, the Cliffs of Moher and Killarney.
- Sykes Cottages lists self catering cottages across the country, and Rural Retreats offers some beautiful lodgings, as well.
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