Subject: vacation home rentals in Ireland
We used http://www.goireland.com to rent a 5 bedroom house in the middle of Ireland...Longford County a few years ago. It was very inexpensive. About $300 for a week but it wasn't accessible by train. The website has many, many houses in all parts of Ireland to chose from. We were very satisfied with the rental altho the landlady was a bit odd. 8-) Good luck, it's a wonderful way to explore Ireland. I'd certainly recommend a car, tho, & lots of tranquilizers as you whiz down very narrow country lanes, hoping not to meet a truck!

Wonderful adventure.

Carol Oregon