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My favorite place to visit at any time of the year is Dunmore East. I usually stay in Forest Haven Holiday Homes. This small fishing village is what I call “The Jewel of the East”. Not only does it get the highest average sunshine in Ireland, the friendliness of the locals shines through also.
I love the fact that all of our properties are within a short walking distance to the beach and all the facilities in village. The children’s playground in the centre of the village was a great hit with the 4 and 6 year old children. We packed a picnic one day and headed off on the car ferry from Passage East for a drive out to Hook Head Lighthouse. It was well worth a visit. The teenagers 12 and 14 had great fun canoeing around the Harbour with the instructor and made new friends in the group they were with in the sea sports camp.
I would highly recommend Dunmore East for all age groups, for summer holidays and for short breaks during the year.
Posted by Geraldine


I never realized until I went to Grove Lodge Holiday Homes Killorglin just how close it is to all the hot spots in Kerry - 15 minutes drive from Killarney, with Waterville and Dingle and the Skelligs just 40 minutes away.  The town itself, walking distance which is a distinct advantage, has lovely restaurants and pubs and a great atmosphere.  Beaches at Rossbeigh and Dooks are just spectacular and are 20 minutes away.  And the holiday homes are overlooking the river with balconies off, in a really peaceful location.  They are really nice houses, beautifully maintained, with everything you could want in them. 
Posted by Nicola
 
My parents, brother, his wife, me and my friend all went to Aherlow Woods Holiday Homes to get away from it all.  I had no idea what the Glen of Aherlow was like or the Galtee mountains never having been there before. My Dad is a photographer, with a real keen eye for wildlife and we are all outdoor people who love hiking, so we were blown away by the gorgeous walks and views all around the region.  The holiday homes are really traditional and cozy with terrific beds, and we cooked in and had a really nice time together after great days out.  Highly recommend if you are into the outdoors and looking for a bolt hole or a get together with friends and families. A real gem!
Posted by Amy
 
I stayed with my family in Liscannor Holiday Homes in August 2011 for 2 weeks. This is the second time we have stayed here as we like the area. While the weather could have been better the kids really enjoyed themselves. In fact they all preferred their holiday in Clare to an earlier week we had away in Spain in June where the temperature was 30-35 degrees. There is loads to do in the area what ever the weather and the kids loved the freedom of cycling around the site until 10 at night. Only gripe was the on site play which flooded after heavy rain although this was sorted after a few days when a new bark base was put in.
The kids really want to go back so that is as good a recommendation as I can give!
Posted by James

When I want to get away from it all, I head for Lisdoonvarna, usually with my girl friends; we stay at The Lisdonvarna Holiday Homes adjacent to the Ritz Hotel on Main Street. The houses have a very relaxing and have a homely feeling to them, the bedrooms are spacious and cosy and the kitchen facilities are great, as we take it in turns cooking. 
We always head to The Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre for some smoked salmon tasting and a vino or two, this is a must for any visitor to the area. Fanore Beach is always on the agenda where we walk for a few miles on this wonderful sandy beach. Work up an appetite and then head to Monk’s Restaurant in Ballyvaughan, where the food is excellent and plentiful.  With so many exciting places near by visitors to the area are spoiled for choice, Doolin, Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, The Burren, access to the Aran Islands from Doolin, and Mohill Farm for Kids is a must on the agenda.
Posted by Michelle