Landlocked at the centre of Ireland, County Laois is the perfect place for a soothing getaway to the Emerald Isle. With its rugged heathlands, centuries of history and rolling mountains, County Laois is a dream holiday destination for those looking to lace up the walking boots and explore the great outdoors on their cottage holiday in Ireland.
One of the county's most beloved walking hotspots is the Slieve Bloom Mountains, a tree covered mountain range close to the geographical centre of Ireland. The mountains comprise a mixture of colour coded walking trails, giving walkers of all abilities the chance to traverse this picturesque mountain range. Whilst you're in this striking region of County Laois, be sure to explore the ruin of Dunamase Castle, an Anglo-Norman stronghold offering superb views over the surrounding countryside.
Discover Central Ireland with a cottage holiday in County Laois
If history is on your County Laois cottage holiday itinerary, you'll be spoilt for choice. The county was first inhabited over 8,500 years ago, making it one of the oldest regions in Ireland. Visitors can look forward to unearthing a myriad of fascinating historical sites, including Neolithic tombs, bloody battle sites and imposing Norman forts, making a trip to County Laois a real must for history fans!
However you want to enjoy a cottage holiday in County Laois, choose self-catering accommodation in central Ireland from Hogans Irish Cottages. We've a selection of superb Irish cottages throughout County Laois, so choose yours today and look forward to an Irish cottage holiday to remember!