County Limerick

County Limerick is a great base from which to tour much of Ireland’s beautiful west country. Rich in literary history, leisure and holiday activities, as well as fantastically unique luxury self-catering vacation and serviced holiday properties. Want to rent castle in Ireland? We’ve got three varied and wonderful options to choose from in this convenient County alone. The owners in this area are ridiculously nice and helpful and take very good care of their holiday renters, quick with the kind of insider advice to make for an exceptionally memorable trip – the kind of vacation you won’t find in a tour book!

Irish Self-Catering Homes in County Limerick:

Below are some of the unique and personally selected properties we offer in this simply lovely and excellently located western area of Ireland.

Adare Thatched Farmhouse & Stone Barn

Sleeps 4 – 9 / 2 – 5 Bed / 4 Bath / €650 – 1750

Historic thatched farmhouse and converted stone barn cottages in traditional Irish style, accommodating 4 to 9 people in two to five bedrooms & two to five bathrooms, centrally located in the West of Ireland, on acres of beautifully kept private farmland outside Adare village.
Adare High Street Thatched Cottage Exterior Adare High Street Thatched Cottage

Sleeps 4- 6 / 2 Bed / 2 Bath / €550 – 850

Traditional and authentic thatched Irish cottage in the heart of the Adare –  simple and filled with warmth, walkable to all that the postcard-perfect village has to offer.

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About County Limerick:

Limerick is a perfect spot for touring the West of Ireland, with a combination of short and longer day trips to see many of the regions best attractions.

The Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsula have some of the most scenic driving on the island. Indescribably breathtaking. Parts of each are reachable within 1 – 2 hours, and one could see much of either one a long touring day. Galway, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary are close by, with coastal views, rolling hills and lush scenery to explore.

Adare is known as an idyllic postcard pretty village with antique and craft shops, pubs and restaurants. Killarney is a bit over an hour, Cork City (the EU Capitol of Culture in 2005) and Galway City, less than 90 minutes away, and all with smaller villages like Kenmare, Doolin and Kinvara dotting the countryside en route, offering terrific spots for food, walking and bits of Irish culture.

Within driving distance are the following famous and magnificent (not hyperbole – they are truly stunning) Irish landscapes:
Cliffs of Moher – One of the most spectacular places on earth, hard to forget the feeling of standing above and looking out to the cliff face below. (56 miles, about an hour and 20 minutes).
Killarney National Park – Lakes, woods, mountain peaks, old forests and expansive valleys. Imagine fairy tale woodlands and scenery so lovely it all feels terrifically magical wherever you look. (57 miles, about an hour and 20 minutes).
Gap of Dunloe – Gorgeous rocky mountain valley with water and breathtaking views – think location scouting for the movie Braveheart and you’ll start to come close. (Part of the Killarney National Park)

Besides all that Killarney National Park offers (including the Muckross Estate as well as incredible scenery, must-sees in the Dingle area include the Great Blasket Island Center outside of Dingle, full of rich history and local (famous!) art, as well as the Gallarus Oratory, the Bee Hives, and the ruins of many Iron Age forts, monasteries, and castles.

Within closer driving distance are the great Rock of Cashel (46 miles, about an hour); the very touristy, but very fun Bunratty Castle folk park (we jokingly refer to it as O’Disney Park due to the historic dioramas and medieval banquets to be enjoyed at this restored and preserved castle);  Askeaton castle ruins; Lough Gur stone circle; and several monasteries, churches and a priory.


Literally too many things to list, so check out our information pages about Golf, Fishing, Boating and Adventure sports in Ireland, all listed here.

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