The North West of Ireland is a paradise for hill-walkers, ramblers and hikers – it’s largely devoid of cities and large towns, and is the ideal place to plan a luxury getaway where you can leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind.
Friendly Locals and Traditional Voices
In rugged, beautiful Donegal you will still hear the ancient Irish language still spoken in the streets and rural pubs. The hills and small market towns of Monaghan make it a green and pleasant area where you’re always sure to get a warm reception from the locals during your special break, so it’s a perfect place to take a luxurious rural retreat cottage rental.
A Beautiful Holiday in Secluded Leitrim
For the peace and quiet of isolated lakes and forest land, Leitrim is a great choice. These features also make Leitrim a great place to take a luxury holiday if you love the great outdoors and all of the activites it can offer you – kayaking, whitewater rafting and mountain bike trails are all in abundance in County Leitrim. If you like your outdoor sports a little bit more relaxed, however, there are also some fantastic golf courses in this area. Leitrim really does have something for everyone.
Inspirational County Sligo
Sligo was the inspiration behind legendary Irish poet WB Yeats’ work. It is home to the stunning Benbulben Mountain, Ireland’s most celebrated mountain and known as the Irish equivalent of Table Mountain. Sligo also contains many important and interesting megalithic monuments and beautiful old abbeys which make great free family days out, but it is also famed for its more modern arts, with fantastic galleries and centres such as The Model Arts Centre. County Sligo is a great place to go on holiday if you love history and beautiful views.
A Luxury Irish Coastal Break
North West Ireland is not all isolated wilderness: this area features many of the country’s finest seafood restaurants, and if you prefer to catch the meal yourself there are fantastic opportunities to fish, particularly in the lakes at Cavan and Monaghan, where there are a huge variety of fish. Donegal and Sligo are also home to a number of beautiful sandy beaches, some of which are Blue Flag accredited, making this area also ideal for luxury self-catering beach break.
Recommended; don’t miss these attractions in North West Ireland:
• Take a visit to Coney Island, which you can reach by land from the Sligo coast when the tide is out, for beautiful, quiet beaches and local pubs.
• Have a pampering session at Kilcullen’s famous Seaweed Baths, where you will find yourself floating as though weightless in silky oils extracted from seaweed.
• Ballymastocker Beach in Donegal is widely thought to be one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and is definitely worth a trip.
You can expect a warm Irish welcome at your luxurious self-catering property in North West Ireland, where you will find romantic country cottages and attractive luxury lodges.