Destination guide

Travel to friendly Portlaoise

Experience the unique character of Portlaoise with a stay in a vacation home rental. Well known for its cafés, bars and golfing, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Portlaoise

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portlaoise a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Portlaoise Golf Club (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • The Heath Golf Club (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Abbeyleix Golf Club (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • The Heritage Golf Club (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Castlecomer Golf Club (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre (18.6 mi / 30 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Portlaoise

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portlaoise is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ballintubbert Gardens (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Heywood Gardens (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Slieve Bloom (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
  • Lough Boora Parklands (22.5 mi / 36.3 km)
  • Hill of Allen (22.6 mi / 36.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Portlaoise

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Portlaoise Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Portlaoise?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 16 vacation rentals near Portlaoise. From 2 Houses to 11 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Portlaoise for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Portlaoise?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Portlaoise. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Heath Golf Club: 25 vacation rentals
  • Portlaoise Station: 30 vacation rentals
  • Emo Court: 23 vacation rentals
  • O'Moore Park: 30 vacation rentals
  • Sky Venue: 30 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portlaoise listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portlaoise?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2 Houses in Portlaoise. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portlaoise include:

  • Cabins: 11 rentals available
  • Cottages: 11 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 11 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Portlaoise?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 10 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Portlaoise. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.