Looking to take a remote cottage break in Ireland and need ideas and inspiration on places to go? Ireland is home to a bounty of remote destinations from lush green landscapes, to rugged coastlines, and rich cultural heritage. Here you can read our pick of some of the best remote Ireland has to offer including Connemara, the Beara Peninsula, Donegal, the Dingle Peninsula and the Burren.
Our Top 5 Pick of Remote Holiday Destinations in Ireland
Located along the west coast of Ireland, Connemara is a remote and unspoilt area where you can discover beautiful countryside, rugged mountains, and pristine beaches. Discover the Connemara National Park, and if you’re feeling energetic, go for a hike in the Twelve Bens mountain range. Visit pretty villages and enjoy a great range of outdoor pursuits from fishing, to horseback riding, walking and kayaking on a remote holiday in Connemara.
2. The Beara Peninsula
Less well known than the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula, the Beara Peninsula is a lesser known gem and therefore better for those seeking the road less travelled. Set in County Cork, the Beara Peninsula is a remote and picturesque landscape featuring mountains, forests, and a stunning coastline. Highlights in this stunning remote area include the Beara Way walking trail, pretty villages such as Eyeries, and Dursey Island (accessible by Ireland's only cable car).
Discover County Donegal on a cottage break. This is a remote and rugged area known for its wild landscapes, deserted beaches, and rich Gaelic culture. Discover true wilderness in Glenveagh National Park, hike along the dramatic cliffs of Slieve League, and enjoy the solitude of the secluded beaches along the Donegal coastline.
4. The Dingle Peninsula
Although remote, the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry is no well kept secret. Still, you can enjoy moments of solitude and seclusion when holidaying in this stunning area, particularly away from the main tourist spots.
The Dingle Peninsula is known for its breathtaking coastal landscape with sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and quaint fishing villages. Take a scenic drive along the Slea Head Loop, and soak up the scenery of this beautiful area. The peninsula's remote beauty is sure to captivate visitors.
5. The Burren
Perhaps offering one of the most unique experiences, the Burren in County Clare is a National Park made up of an interesting landscape with limestone pavements, rare flora, and fascinating archaeological sites. This area features a stark beauty and a tranquil vibe, making it ideal for holidaymakers seeking remote and peaceful surroundings for a cottage break.
Whichever part of Ireland you decide to discover on your cottage break, this country offers some superb remote holiday where you can truly escape, enjoy solitude and immerse yourself in nature.