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Approximately half way between the towns of Clonakilty and Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland, is the historical village of Kilbrittain. Steeped in history and culture, a Kilbrittain holiday is a favourite with many travellers who want to get to know the “real Ireland”. A Kilbrittain holiday rental apartment will offer all of the comfort and mod-cons you need to make sure that your trip is as hassle-free as possible, giving you more time to enjoy the village and its beautiful surroundings.
The biggest advantage of booking a fantastic Kilbrittain holiday is that you can make it as tranquil or as busy as you want. You can simply relax, spending the days watching the locals go about their business; or you can get your teeth stuck in to a variety of great activities including water skiing, windsurfing, swimming, diving, horse riding, tennis, golf, fishing and cycling. On the outskirts of the village is the magnificent Kilbrittain Castle, one of the oldest to be found in the whole of Ireland. The castle is thought to date back as far as the 11th century and is still occupied all year round by the Cahill-O’Brien family.
If you feel the urge to get out and about to explore other parts of Ireland then it is recommended that you take the 85 mile journey to the town of Clonmel in South Tipperary. Clonmel is renowned for its resistance during the time of Oliver Cromwell, who was repelled by the sturdy town walls which have protected the town since Medieval times. Parts of the wall can still be seen in the town as well as fairly intact remains of the defensive wall’s towers. Clonmel is also home to the South Tipperary County Museum where visitors can learn all about the area and its history.
If a Kilbrittain holiday is looking to be a very exciting option for you and your travelling companions, then you will be eager to learn about the village’s weather. Kilbrittain benefits from a wonderfully mild Oceanic climate, allowing for relatively warm summers and cold, wet winters. The majority of travellers book a Kilbrittain holiday from the month of June through to the month of September as these months offer up temperatures of as much as 10 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for the village is approximately 35 inches.
To begin a wonderful Kilbrittain holiday travellers can fly directly into Cork International Airport (ORK) which is just under an hour’s journey from the village. Amongst the air operators offering affordable, frequent flights to Cork Airport are Flybe, Ryanair, Air Southwest, Aer Lingus and Jet2.com. There are many airports in the UK from which travellers can depart and start their fantastic trip including Inverness (INV), Plymouth (PLH), Newcastle(NCL), Gatwick (LGW) and Heathrow (LHR).