South of Ireland

Self Catering in the South & South West


The south of Ireland is a wonderfully diverse part of the country having a rugged coastline and idyllic lakes and forests interspersed by majestic mountain ranges inland. The area is comprised of counties Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

Trident Holiday Homes offers a variety of self catering accommodation in the south of Ireland ranging from holiday homes in the heart of Killarney to riverside holiday homes in Killorglin, coastal holiday homes in Dingle, holiday homes deep in the  heart of the Ballyhoura Forest, luxurious self catering accommodation on Fota Island and seaside holiday homes in Dunmmore East among many more!

Killarney Lakes, Co. KerryThe south of Ireland is home to many of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. These range from holiday towns like Tralee and Killarney with its traditional jaunting cars and scenic Killarney National Park on the famous ‘Ring of Kerry’, to traditional seaside villages like Waterville and Ballybunion with its sandy beach and seaside amusements. From historic ports like Kinsale with its gourmet seafood restaurants and ancient harbour to traditional fishing villages such as Glandore and Dunmore East with its working harbour, sailing school and local smugglers coves.

This area of Ireland offers a huge variety of outdoor activities. Golfers will be spoiled for choice with many of the country’s best links courses found there as well as a number of championship inland courses.

The best known of these include;

  • Waterville Golf Links
  • Ballybunion Golf Club
  • Killarney Golf & Country Club
  • Old Head Golf Links
  • Fota Island Golf Resort
  • Faithlegg Golf Course

With over 1,000Km of coastline, the south offers fantastic fishing and sailing being home to Ireland’s oldest seaport - Kinsale not to mention the world’s oldest yacht club The Royal Cork Yacht Club. Deep sea fishing charters are available from most of the coastal town harbours from Dunmore East to Youghal, Ballinskelligs to Dingle. Likewise there are any number of boat trips taking visitors out to the off shore visitor attractions such as Sherkin Island, Garnish Island, Skellig Rocks, Blasket Islands whale and dolphin watching.

The extensive coastline, rugged mountains, scenic lakes and, in parts, unique eco system of the south offers some truly spectacular marked walks and cycling trails. The Macgillycuddy Reeks, Iveragh Peninsula, Lakes of Killarney, Sheehy Mountains, Sheepshead Peninsula and Comeragh Mountains are hugely popluar with walkers and hikers not to mention cyclists (the south west has hosted a stage finish of the Tour De France).    

The wide variety of activities, many historical attractions, excellent amenities and stunning scenery makes the south of Ireland a fantastic destination for almost any type of holiday from a family seaside holiday to golfing break with friends, hiking to fishing, rural retreat to a weekend in Ireland’s gourmet capital. Our self catering holiday homes in the south of Ireland are situated in some of the best holiday destinations the area has to offer.