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Life on the Farm in Ireland

The phenomenon of agritourism—or agrotourism, or rural tourism, or farm stays, or guest ranches, or farmhouse B&Bs, or whatever you choose to call the chance to stay on a working farm—has been growing in Europe since the 1990s.
Called agrotourism gîtes in France, and Ferienwohnungen in Germany, in Ireland, they are as simple as cottages or houses on rural property to a full blown working farm. These rural houses —typically on working farms—provide a great home base. They are an inexpensive yet culturally rich alternative to hotels on your Ireland trip.

Thatched cottage IrelandEven if you can't afford your own farmhouse in Ireland, staying on a working farm, or agriturism, gets you up close with the rural heart of Ireland. You don’t even have to milk the cow for cheese (although sometimes being a temporary farm hand for fun is an option). Dairy farms, barns, crop farms, horse stables or all options for your stay. Sometimes, just renting a cottage in a rural area where sheep wander past your window is enough to count.
Experience Irish farm life for a fraction the cost of a hotel. Our agriturism accommodation requires a weeks stay. (You'll find such enticing options as B&Bs on working farms for shorter stays on our Self Drive Ireland program). Plan your Ireland trip here:

 Quality shared family time A great choice for a multi-generational vacation. Over 60 percent of respondents in a recent survey say they sometimes or always travel as an extended family (with grandparents and/or grandchildren.)

Sometimes you get four-star luxury and satellite TV, and occasionally a simple cottage on a working farm. Most, though, are just what you'd expect: simple comforts, solid country furnishings, and rural tranquility. Mainly, the property owners live on-site and are farmers who derive the bulk of their income from agriculture, but enjoy meeting guests from far flung places. Some invite guests to dine with them, family-style, in the farmhouse. Each farm is different as is each family. In Ireland, you are guaranteed of a warm welcome, nonetheless.

Great for families! Rates in USD per week
Farmhouse vacation IrelandRelaxing ... Stress-free ... Safe... Affordable family travel packages. Walk to the local store, cook your own meals for that finicky eater, and have your own home away from home for a week or more.

Some farmers welcome the opportunity for you to offer a helping hand, and some do not. Help to collect the eggs in the morning, follow the sheep dogs as they round up the sheep, or lend a hand in milking a cow - it's all part of a farmhouse stay. Some farm homes also have horses for guests to ride.


This is an incredible and unique opportunity, to taste and feel the classic pleasures of the countryside, through the sights, sounds, and smells of the countryside, experience our natural heritage: the land.

THE FOLLOWING COTTAGES MAY BE PURCHASED WITH CAR RENTALS AND AIRFARE AT ADDED COST (NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE CHART BELOW). PLEASE CLICK ON COTTAGE NAME TO VIEW A PICTURE RATES ARE PER WEEK PER COTTAGE OR HOUSE. Includes:
  • A cottage for a week (7 nights), Saturday-Saturday, with all taxes and service charges.
  • Heritage Island pass with 2 for 1 admissions at Blarney Castle, Giant's Causeway, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Dublin's Book of Kells and 82 other attractions. Save up to $300 in admissions.
  • Added bonus: Shannon Region Discount vouchers for over 50 attractions and activities including: 25% off admission to Atlantic Edge, Cliffs of Moher 2 for 1 Admission to Adare Heritage Centre 10% off Admission to Doolin Caves, golf discounts, horse riding discounts, and much more!
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  • Travel Insurance
  • Rent a cellphone


OUR FAVORITE:
3 BEDROOM FARMHOUSE IN KILMALLOCK CO. LIMERICK

fARMHOUSE RENTAL iRELANDExperience country life in the south west of Ireland, with a stay in our luxury Farm House in picturesque County Limerick. Our Farm House provides the highest quality comfort and hospitality, with all the modern facilities you'd expect. Situated on a working farm, guests have the opportunity to observe Irish farming life and can also help out if they would like the true farming experience. Accommodation 3 Bedrooms (master en-suite) Well Equipped Kitchen, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Main Bathroom, Patio Area. The Farm is on 40 hectares and has a beautiful river flowing through the land. While staying at our Farm House you will be spoiled with our local produce such as jams and homemade bread and scones. Our charming orchard also provides delicious fruit


Free welcome pack,Bed linen and towels supplied, Fridge & freezer, Microwave, Washing machine & dryer Dish washer,, Color television, Car parking on-site, Outside storage for equipment,Garden / Patio area, Outdoor furniture. Children friendly environment. Access to local golf courses. Pets Welcome.

RATE PER WEEK SUMMER $1031
OTHER TIMES OF YEAR $825


Ross Castle, KillarneyCountry Houses (usually on large property):





Co. Clare Lodge 4 star luxury self-catering cottage style house set on its own large site on our family farm. It has 5 large bedrooms and 3 of them are en-suite. Ennis town is 2 miles and Shannon Airport is 20 minutes by car. Open all year.

Rates per week in USD
Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
1031 1031 1444 1547 1753 1753 1444 1031

Stay on a working farm Ireland Ardara, Co. Donegal Get away from it all in our traditional thatched cottage!
Traditional thatched cottage. Quiet, peaceful setting. All modern conveniences. •Central heating •Power shower •All new flooring throughout •2 x Thatched cottage Donegalspacious Bedrooms - a double & single in one bedroom and a double in the other bedroom •Parlor still has its traditional charm. • Excellent for Donegal fishing, walking, horse riding and activity vacations •Good selection of local Donegal pubs with 'ceol agus craic'. Enjoy a fireplace with aromatic peat supplied. Central heating, too. Enjoy country walks at nearby Slieve League (the highest sea cliffs in Europe) and Glenveagh Castle, . Sea and mountain views. Traditional music nightly in town. Although the cottage is original, the thatch has recently been renewed and the inside of the cottage has been completely renovated to offer all the modern amenities to the holiday visitor.

Rates per week in USD
Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
619 619 722 825 928 928 722 619



Athenry, Co. Galway It is set amidst the fields of Athenry on 70 acres of organic farmlands and 30 acres of woodlands and offers its visitors an opportunity to relax and experience some of nature's finest treasure. Set on a family run organic farm. The terraced courtyard cottages have one to three bedrooms. Tennis court, river walks & convenient to Burren & Connemara. This idyllic location is only 20 minutes drive from Galway City, 15 minutes from Ballybrit Galway famous for the Horse Racing Festivals, 15 minutes from Clarenbridge, world famous oyster festivals and 35 minutes from Ballinalsoe home of the renowned Horse Fair. Shannon International Airport is just one hour's drive. 1-2 and 3 bedroomed cottages. Largest cottages sleep 6.

Rates per week in USD from
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619 619 784 949 1403 1403 825 722

Farmhouse Moycullen Co. Galway 4 star cottage on owners farm. 15 minutes drive from Galway city. 3 bedrooms, 2 en suite with power showers, 1 wheelchair friendly. Linen and towels supplied. Oil and electricity metered. Non smoking house. We offer you the opportunity to enjoy a real farmhouse holiday on this working beef farm.
Rates per week in USD
Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
1031 1031 1031 1134 1341 1341 1134 1031



Ring oif Kerry cottage Ring of Kerry, Killorgan, Co. Kerry Relax,unwind and recharge in spacious luxury 4* accomodation.
All rooms with ensuite bathroom. A haven of peace and tranquility. The deck overlooks breathtaking river / mountain views .Gold Award for Eco -friendly practices. Rated 4 Stars by Irish Tourism, on the banks of the beautiful River Laune, along the scenic Ring of Kerry. Killorglin is home to the annual world famous Puck Fair, one of Ireland's oldest and most unusual festivals. Riverside Holiday Homes comprise of four luxury houses with top class accommodation. Each house has received the four star accommodation rating, the highest rating that the Irish Tourist Board (Bord Failte) can award to a premises. With this rating you are assured of a high standard of accommodation. Each house includes three en suite luxury bedrooms and so can accommodate a party of six people. The houses are tastefully decorated and elegantly furnished with all modern conveniences. All houses come with their own private parking, a private slipway onto the River Laune and an outside cedar wooden deck overlooking the river. All this and the added bonus of being located just 100 metres from Killorglin town centre. The spacious sitting rooms have antique fireplaces and come equipped with comfy sofa, a selection of books, some board games, digital satellite television, video recorder and radio. All of the houses have oil fired central heating. Each large kitchen has its own dining area and comes equipped with all modern appliances including coffee-maker, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washer dryer.

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Fishing in ireland Farm Co. Kildare Beech Lodge is a luxurious 4 star cottage on an elevated site, in an area of rural beauty. Two bedrooms, fully wheelchair accessible. TV in bedrooms, electric blankets, safe, pay phone and central vacuum. Linen & towels supplied. Cot available. Electricity extra. fully wheelchair accessible stone cottage. It has two bedrooms, one double en-suite and a twin with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. Facilities include, a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, micro wave, pay phone and safe. There are hair dryers, electric blankets and televisions in bedrooms. The site is elevated and scenic, with garden furniture for your enjoyment. Beech Lodge is 4 star luxury accommodation which has received a category 4 award which applies to all wheelchair users including those requiring assistance to transfer to and from the wheelchair e.g. carer/partner.

Rate per week USD
Beech Lodge 1095


Cape Clear


Thorndyke, The Curragh, Co. Kildare Built in the 1800's, the self-catering cottage has recently been renovated to include all modern facilities in a tranquil rural setting. Spectacular, panoramic views. Working dairy farm. 4star approval. Free farm tours by request. Open plan living area with beautiful pine ceiling beams, color TV & vcr, Double Sofa bed, Open Fire (Turf provided), Utility storage room, Washing Machine Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board. Powder room. County Kildare is situated to the west of Dublin; the countryside varies from flat fertile farmland to ancient low-lying bogland.

Farm,Co. Kilkenny Sleeps 5 in each of 2 houses. 10 total. Elegant bungalow located in peaceful scenic rural, lovely and picturesque countryside adjacent to our dairy farm. 16km from the medieval capital city of Kilkenny. It has three bedrooms; one double bedroom with private shower and toilet (en-suite), one twin bedroom, one single bedroom and bathroom.Guests can enjoy all the comforts of home with oil-fired central heating, television in the living/dining room and the added luxury of a real fire. Ideal for walks on quiet country roads and to tour Kilkenny, Carlow and the southeast.

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