Lisheen Castle, County Tipperary
For the ultimate Irish fairy-tale experience, rent this entire 7,000-square-foot 19th-century castle, which is only a two-hour drive from Dublin Airport. With nine bedrooms, it can host large groups and offers a fully-equipped kitchen for cooking meals for your crew. Open your windows and look out at the seemingly never-ending rolling green fields and distant mountains, just as the owners would have done 200 years ago. The castle’s location is conveniently located for day trips to many top sites like the Cliffs of Moher and the Rock of Cashel. Don’t miss these gorgeous photos of Ireland that will make you want to start planning a trip right away.
Carraigin Castle, County Galway
This restored 13th-century castle sits along one of Ireland’s biggest lakes, Lough Corrib, offering a variety of water activities for your stay, including fishing, boating, and swimming. Carraigin Castle, which sits on seven rolling acres, stands as an example of a medieval hall house, featuring a grand hall filled with tapestries and stone staircases. In addition to double and king bedrooms, there are medieval vaults with even more beds that make for a fun adventure for kids. These 15 mysterious Irish sites should definitely be on your itinerary.