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Birr is a town in County Offaly, Ireland. The town is situated at the meeting of the Camcor and Little Brosna rivers. On leaving Birr, the combined Camcor and Little Brosna rivers form the River Brosna, which flows into the River Shannon. Once called Parsonstown, after the Parsons family who were local landowners and hereditary, Earls of Rosse. Birr is a designated Irish Heritage Town with a carefully preserved Georgian heritage. Various accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals and apartment rentals are in the Georgian houses. Birr itself has graceful wide streets and elegant buildings. Many of the houses in John's Place and Oxmantown Mall have exquisite fanlight windows of the Georgian period.

Birr is one of Ireland's best examples of a Georgian Town. It is a virtually intact 18/19th century town, formal, spacious and well-planned, with Georgian houses along its tree-lined malls and avenues. Many of these are now operated as holiday accommodation and lodging in the form of vacation rental, condo rental and apartment rental options and visitors can enjoy this heritage first hand.

It is also home to Birr Castle Demesne which was developed by the Parsons family over the last four hundred years. During this period, the Parsons family made unique contributions to astronomy, photography, engineering and botany. Georgian architecture is accompanied by monuments to earlier Earls, including one to a great astronomer, who built what, at the time, was the world's largest telescope in the grounds of Birr Castle, which is now restored. Birr Castle is the oldest inhabited home in the county. A main feature on the grounds of the castle is the great Leviathan of Parsonstown, an astronomical telescope with a 72-inch metal mirror erected by the third Earl of Rosse, which was, until 1917, the largest telescope in the world. Visitors staying in accommodations, vacation rentals or apartment rentals can enjoy attractions in (or near) Birr which include: angling, birdwatching, local gardens, golf, horse riding and much more outdoor activities.

Birr Outdoor Education Centre is located in the edge of Birr Town, on the Birr/Roscrea road. Just 10 minutes drive from the centre the Slieve Bloom Mountains provide a rich field of study for the historian, antiquarian, archaeologist, geologist and botanist. The Slieve Bloom Mountain Environment Park is the base for a variety of outdoor education activities including: rock climbing, orienteering, field studies and hill walking.

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  • Beautifully restored

    New Ross CO: Cottage
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #76596
    avg €40 EUR/night Credit Card Paypal
    Seventeenth century cottage located on a working farm in the heart of south east Ireland restored with all modern conveniences, suitable for a family or two couples eager to explore Ireland from a beautiful rural setting. View of the farmyard and of the rolling fields behind the house.
  • Holiday Cottage on

    Carrigart: Cottage
    • 3 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    • #212079
    avg €99 EUR/night  
    Carrigart is a small village on the Rosguill Peninsula of County Donegal. The village enjoys a busy tourist season being both itself a popular destination and also because of it's proximity to the many beaches of nearby Downings. A small town park, Stand Park, was built a number of years ago by the local community and is situated behind the main street and along the shoreline. For outdoor enthusiasts there are many forest and beach walks, hill walking, surfing, horse riding, golf, pitch and putt. There is a heated saltwater swimming pool and dive centre 2 miles from the house and a leisure centre with swimming pool, sauna, gym and kids activity centre 5 miles away House features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with walk in shower Modern kitchen living /dinning room Freeview TV-(English and Irish channels) WI-FI Oil fire -Central heating and open fire Oil fired central heating and open fire.
  • Come to the River Shannon

    Banagher: Cottage
    • 3 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #204266
    avg €88 EUR/night Pet Friendly
    Located on a farm only 2.5 miles from Banagher town in Co. Offaly, Ireland. The Cottage has the feeling of seclusion while it is actually well placed to tour the West of Ireland and is within easy walking distance of the River Shannon. If your passion is fishing then our Cottage is the place for you. Its location near the River Shannon makes the Ashtree an angler's dream Banagher is famous for its Irish music pubs, its river cruises, Bog walks and tours, great Fishing, ( coarse fishing - pike fishing is particularly rewarding). Its proximity to several golf courses, Excellent super markets and shops, Restaurants and Hotels make it a great holiday location . Most of the pubs serve really good food and creamy Guinness .
  • Holiday by the River

    Banagher: Cottage
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #12794
    avg €65 EUR/night Pet Friendly
    Marian and John invite you to rent this 300-year-old farm homestead, located near the River Shannon in Ireland in the centre of Ireland, only 1 Km from the River Shannon. The cottage is well placed for touring Ireland. This cottage is Irish Tourist Board approved and has been lovingly restored, keeping as much as possible of the 'Old World' character of the cottage while adding all the modern comforts. The wide bridge which crosses the River Shannon to County Galway opens the way to tour the west of Ireland. Banagher is famous for its Irish music pubs, river cruises, golf courses, Bog walks and rail tours, great Fishing, Excellent super markets and shops, Restaurants, and Hotels. This is the only rental property on the farm and it has been the McDonald family home for generations. It is located close to the main farmhouse, in a nice farm garden with an orchard. Our local town Banagher welcomes visitors. There is a variety of pubs so you can enjoy a quiet drink or follow the sound of singing and traditional music which can be heard on the street to a lively pub session. On a warm night listen to the distinctive sound of the corncrake on the bridge or go on a Corncrake Evening organized by Bird watch Ireland during the summer. Heating - There is oil-fired central heating. The living room has an Aga type solid fuel range (peat turf is supplied free). Electricity is included in the price. All bed linen and towels are provided and are included in the rental price. There is a wired internet connection in the cottage and Wi-Fi can be accessed outside the cottage. There is a colour TV and dining and sitting area. Other facilities: For children the cottage contains a cot and high chair and there is a swing on the chestnut tree for the children. There is a patio and barbeque area at the rear of the cottage in the orchard. For the fisherman there is a lock up tackle shed with fridge-freezer for bait and equipment storage. The rail over the solid fuel cooker is ideal for drying wet fishing gear also there is some drying facilities in the tackle shed. Boat hire locally also bait and tackle. You can have your fire lighted before you return from your days outing on request. A kennel is provided for pets.
  • Located in a Gated

    Cork: Apartment
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #202627
    avg €130 EUR/night Credit Card
    Located in a gated community on the mouth of Cork Harbour, this 2 bedroom property has a view over a landscaped courtyard with water feature and the early morning marine traffic can be seen entering the harbour. Designated basement parking for 1 car with lift access from the basement .
  • Rural Countryside Cottage

    Leamlara: Cottage
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #202628
    avg €60 EUR/night  
    Traditional style cottage recently refurbished to make it warm and comfortable in a rural location in East Cork where the primary focus of activity is agriculture. Car essential. Located on lands once owned by the Standish Barry Estate (an old English estate long gone) where the ruins of the old house are located in Woodlands a mile away. An ideal touring base for the Cork, Kerry, Waterford region,
  • Comfortable Holiday Home

    Gweedore: House
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    • #138127
    avg £69 GBP/night Credit Card Paypal
    Comfortable holiday home, very scenic area of Derrybeg, Gweedore, Donegal. Views of the ocean, islands and mountains. Numerous beaches, rugged coastal scenery. Nearby local attractions include Dunlewy Lakeside Centre (museum/open farm/boat trips/children's activities); Glenveagh National Park; Bloody Foreland; boat trips to Tory or Gola island, Atlantic Drive on the North coast, a few minutes from Teach Jack’s Hotel famous for its food, craic, evening entertainment and family ceilidhs. Views of the Atlantic, sunsets, rugged mountains

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