This is the day when many people all over the world will claim to be a little bit Irish – and who can blame them! But, if you don’t live there, the next best thing is to live like a local on a home swap in Ireland for as long as you can.
Home swapping makes extended holidays more affordable and, if you are lucky enough to have generous vacation times, are retired, or can work 'from home' anywhere in the world, here are a few longer Irish home exchange offers to tempt you:
Home swap offers in Ireland
Seahorse Cottage: Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland (HE35672)
Sunset from the sunroom in Seahorse Cottage, in a wonderful part of Ireland, West Cork, looking out over the beautifully named Roaring Water Bay. See full details of this home exchange in Cork
Shoreline Lodge: garden suite in Co. Clare, Ireland (HE29883)
The view from the garden of Shoreline Lodge, a new garden suite in a lovely, natural setting. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, you can walk down to the sea at the bottom of the garden, boat access, one mile from village of Ballyvaughan, part of The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, a limestone area of great botanical and archaeological interest. See full details of this home exchange in Co. Clare (picture of local pub above also from this listing).
Cosy cottage: Kinvara, Co. Galway (HE30893)
Cosy cottage located between the sea and the unique limestone hills of The Burren. Two miles from the beautiful seaside village of Kinvara; great area for walking, cycling or any seaside activities; 20 miles to Galway in one direction and Ennis in the other. View full details of this home swap in Co. Galway.
Home swap offers in Northern Ireland
Giant's Causeway: Portstewart, North Coast, Northern Ireland (HE35597)
Giant's Causeway near a lovely ground floor holiday apartment on the edge of the seaside town of Portstewart on the stunning North Coast of Northern Ireland. View full details of this home exchange in Co. Londonderry.
Oyster Shell Cottage: Strangford Lough, Co. Down, Northern Ireland (HE35436)
Oyster Shell Cottage (and tennis court), on the shores of Strangford Lough; located on the waterside of Strangford Lough. From the house one can see the Mountains of Mourne, Castle Ward and the village of Killyleagh on the other side of the Lough with its castle, the oldest inhabited in Ireland. View full details of this home swap in Co. Down.