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Unique Irish Accommodation – The Irish Landmark Trust

The Barbican gatehouse, Co. Antrim

If you’re in the planning stages of your trip to Ireland, consider looking at some of the more unique accommodation that Ireland has to offer. In general, the Emerald Isle offers a wide range of accommodation options, from bare-bones hostels to five-star castles and manor hotels. There’s something for every taste, but, if you want a more memorable holiday experience, be sure to look into some of Ireland’s more out-of-the-ordinary places to stay.

The Irish Landmark Trust (http://www.irishlandmark.com/) has, in our opinion, some of the most interesting self-catering options available. For example, if you’re the kind of person who would like to get away from it all with only the call of the sea birds and the sounds of the sea for neighbors, you can rent the lightkeeper’s house on Loop Head, a wild and secluded corner of Ireland that will take your breath away. But not so far out of your way that you can’t pop into a nearby village for dinner and pint!

Loop Head Lighthouse

Or perhaps you’d prefer something more ‘regal,’ like The Barbican in Antrim, a 19th century structure that resembles a medieval gatehouse. Of course, you can even rent a castle, if that is more to your taste. Some people just want to have the experience of staying in their own castle. If this describes you, check out ¬†Clomantagh Castle in Freshford, near Kilkenny. This tower castle was built in the 14th century and sleeps up to 10.

If the big city is more of a draw for you, they’ve even got distinctive properties in Dublin City near Merrion Square ¬†or the Temple Bar district on Eustace Street.

Of course, the Irish Landmark Trust isn’t the only place you’ll find unique property listings. Next time, we’ll look at some of the other options available to the traveler who wants something different.

Clomantagh Castle, Co. Kilkenny

(Photos courtesy of the Irish Landmark Trust website.)

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