This surely qualifies as one of the most unique places to stay in Ireland. The five-star lakeside compound at Finn Lough has a very unique feature: so-called “bubble domes,” individual plastic dome cottages from which you can see the wide sky and verdant countryside all around you, all the time. If such an open environment isn’t for you (although you’re surrounded by foliage for privacy), more traditional cottages are tucked away around the compound, in the woods or at the edge of the lake. Most have three bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room, as well as good Wi-Fi; some have working fireplaces. You can dine in the on-site restaurant (inclusive packages are available), hire kayaks to paddle out on the pristine lake, or rent a mountain bike and explore the forests. On the other hand, you could just hide yourself away in your own cottage and enjoy the peace. If you’re looking for true isolation combined with elegance, this could be the place for you.