The glorious countryside of Ireland is home to six areas of exceptional natural beauty. These areas offer truly magnificent scenery and as a result are reserved and protected under their National Park status. If you are looking for naturally beautiful places to spend some time, then a luxury cottage holiday in one of the Irish National Parks could be an excellent choice for you. The six National Parks of Ireland are Glenveagh, Ballycroy, Connemara, The Burren, Wicklow Mountains and Killarney. The oldest of the national parks is Killarney, which has been listed since 1932, since then the remaining five have been established, with the most recent being Ballycroy in 1998.
The fascinating scenery of the Irish National Parks is a huge draw for tourists on luxury cottage breaks as they have the opportunity to take part in activities such as cycling, horse riding, bird watching and water sports within the magnificent setting. This attracts millions of people each year, with luxury self catering accommodation a popular choice for these travellers as they look to make the most of their country break. There is an array of luxury accommodation available in and near to each of the National Parks, which can make a country holiday in Ireland truly complete.
Click on the links below to view individual destination guides for luxury cottage holidays in each of the Irish National Parks: