Hip Apartments in Ireland You'll Want to Call Home

Watch the waves break against the green cliffs of Donegal, Ireland
Watch the waves break against the green cliffs of Donegal, Ireland | © Ainars Djatlevskis / Unsplash.com
David Gordon

In warm, hospitable, arm-around-your-shoulder Ireland, holiday apartments are a great way to make you feel like you’re part of the scenery. They can be a true home away from home, where you can eat when you please, relax on your own terms and take in some of the sights of the Emerald Isle. Here are some of the best – from the capital Dublin to the Wild Atlantic Way.

1. Jameson Court, Galway

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Jameson Court, Galway

Found in the seaside resort of Salthill, just a 15-minute walk from Galway city centre, Jameson Court offers freedom, space and a luxurious alternative to buttoned-up, bells-and-whistles hotels. There’s a selection of apartments available – with a free DVD library and Smart TVs – and private underground parking (great, if you’re forging a road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way). Families are also warmly welcomed, with the team ready to share tip-offs about child-friendly restaurants, days out and more.

2. Molloy's Apartments, Dublin

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Molloys Apartments
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A perfect way to enjoy the best of Irish hospitality, you’ll find Molloy’s Apartments above one of Dublin’s historic pubs. The titular drinking den on Talbot Street dates back to 1866 – and has been serving up live music, plenty of craic and perfect pints of Guinness ever since. Upstairs, there are five apartments – all clean, contemporary and kitted out with kitchens – perfect for soothing sore heads next morning. Pass the coffee, please.

3. 7 Earls Island, Galway

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7 Earls Island
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This luxury city-centre apartment on Earls Island sits right beside the River Corrib and Salmon Weir Bridge, next to Galway Cathedral, and within walking distance of the city’s restaurants, entertainment venues and shops. Located in a modern residential block, it caters to up to six guests and has a small patio at the back that spies the cathedral’s spires.

5. Bundoran Apartments, Co Donegal

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Bundoran Apartments, Co Donegal
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There’s a choice of over a dozen comfortable apartments across the County Donegal seaside town of Bundoran. Apartment 33 overlooks the main beach of Tullan Strand all the way to Mullaghmore and takes in the Peak – a popular surf spot and one of the most consistent reef breaks in Ireland. Meanwhile, Apartment 39 takes on a beach-hut theme, with colour-pop textiles and garlands of bunting. As well as the town’s main beach, don’t miss Tullan Strand, a 2-mile-long (3.2km), dune-backed beauty.

6. Kilmokea Garden Suite, Co Wexford

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Kilmokea Garden Suite, Co Wexford
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Kilmokea is a slice of heaven in the heart of the Wexford countryside. The main stone-built country manor is surrounded by flower-flecked gardens and all creatures great and small – from dogs to peacocks, ducks, hens and horses – roam the estate. Whether you’re staying in the main house or the two self-catering options (the Coach House sleeps nine and the Garden Suite four), you can make use of the Patterdale Spa, with its indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and aromatherapy treatments. Self-catering guests can also reserve a table for dinner in the main house or lunch in the garden conservatory. A tennis court, croquet lawns and more are all at your disposal.

7. John Lennon Suite, Dublin

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John Lennon Suite, Dublin
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In Dublin’s fair city, this well-appointed apartment with space for six sits in a modern townhouse in Ballsbridge, an affluent area stocked with exclusive restaurants, such as Suesey Street. A bonus is free parking on the doorstep, a rarity in the city. If you’re crisscrossing the city on foot, you’re close to leafy St Stephen’s Green and just a 10-minute walk from Grafton Street, with its parade of shops and boutiques.

8. Bruckless House Gate Lodge, Co Donegal

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Bruckless House Gate Lodge
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Set within 18 acres (7ha) of parkland, ivy-clad, 18th-century Bruckless House boasts informal gardens and a cobbled yard. Its adjoining self-catering cottage, the two-bedroom Gate Lodge, is located just off the main tree-lined driveway, with its own private garden. Take off for walks to Bruckless Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way, then return for nights beside the lodge’s open fire.

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