Fancy a family camping trip but with a bit of luxury? Glamping is all the rage now and for a good reason, you get some of the comforts of home without the hassle of having to lug your equipment and pitch your tent! Here are 11 Quirky Places for Family Glamping Ireland we have picked out:
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To be honest, I’ve never really loved camping. The whole packing up, putting up tent, taking it down, packing it all up again… And I just end up not sleeping well, waking up cold, damp etc. So the idea of glamping definitely appeals. You get the benefits of normal camping – fresh air, birds singing, the serenity, beautiful outdoors, etc. but with plenty of comfort!
Quirky Places for Family Glamping Ireland
#1. Inch Hideaway Eco Glamping, Cork
Inch Hideaway is an Eco Sustainable camping site situated walking distance from Inch Beach, Whitegate, Co. Cork. With 4 luxury yurts sitting on raised platforms, heated with a wood fired stove and furnished with beds and loads of extra comforts.
Each yurt has a private garden space with picnic tables and space for an extra tent. And there is a fully equipped communal kitchen, banquet dining area, BBQs, wood fired pizza oven and camp fire pit.
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#2. Glamping Under the Stars, Laois
Glamping Under the Stars is a beautiful boutique glampsite in County Laois where you can stay in spacious bell tents, cosy wood cabins, or a quirky horse-drawn caravan, with all the comforts of home: cosy beds, gorgeous furnishings & lovely hot showers in fantastic hotel-style bathrooms.
The friendly, family-run site is close to a forest full of woodland walks, hidden away in a beautiful farmland setting. Their quirky wooden cabins or Lodges are open over the winter too making for a unique and fun place for glamping all year round.
#3. Westport House, Mayo
Westport House offers the perfect solution with hassle free camping for families in their ready pitched Bell Tents. All you have to bring is the bedding and the family or friends!
And all campers can enjoy great discounts on the onsite attractions available at the award-winning Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park.
#4. Pink Apple Orchard Glamping, Leitrim
Pink Apple offers a unique luxury ‘Eco’ Glamping experience in Leitrim, amidst beautiful rustic surroundings. You can stay in 1 of 3 yurts or how about a Hobbit House, Teepee or Gypsy Wagon? Kids will love exploring and playing in Pink Apple Orchard with plenty to see and do.
#5. Swanns Bridge, Limavady
Swanns Bridge Glamping sitting on the banks of the River Roe at the foot of Binevenagh Mountain, makes a great retreat for families looking for the ideal base to have a great outdoor adventure and self catering holiday and just get away from it all.
Their Luxury Bell Tents with a double and two single beds come complete with real beds, linen, furniture and electricity. There’s also a self catering kitchen, shower & toilet block, as well as private BBQ area and fire pit. Pets are welcome, but must be kept on lead at all times as there’s a working farm nearby.
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#6. Pure Camping, Clare
Pure Camping is an award-winning camping and glamping eco-campsite set in the small village of Querrin, Co. Clare, nestled on the south side of the Loop Head Peninsula.
They offer “Cosy Camping” or “Glamping” in pre-erected Bell Tents and Cabins or “Wild Camping” in their native woodland. There’s a fabulous dome play area so kids can play even when it’s raining, outdoor sauna and clay pizza oven.
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#7. Pod Umna Glamping Village, Galway
Pod Umna Glamping offers a variety of glamping accommodation, located in Portumna, Co. Galway. Their charming, very comfortable and functional Eco Pods sleep up to five, and each fully insulated Pod comes with mattresses, power and heating, and its own deck area, complete with table and chairs.
You can also stay in Bell Tents, they have three different types and each Tent sleeps a family or group of friends up to six and are ideal for those who prefer the more traditional glamping adventure.
#8. Kitty’s Camping, Clare
Kittys Camping is a campsite based in the heart of the Burren in the West of Ireland located 9km from Kinvara and nestled at the foot of Slieve Carron, with breathtaking views.
They have a fully equipped kitchen and dining area as well as outdoor bbq area and fire pit, fully sheltered lounge area and outdoor seating throughout the campsite. Pets and children are most welcome.
#9. WildFlower Glamping, Cavan
WildFlower Glamping, 4 miles from Cavan Town, is nestled on top of a hill and overlooking the stunning countryside views. They offer glamping in luxury Tents and Yurts, with lots of facilities on site including luxurious toilets, private kitchen shed, campfire area and an all-weather “Lookout” room where no matter what the weather you can still enjoy your glamping experience.
#10. Slieve Aughty Centre & Eco Resort, Galway
Set in a 30 acre site, Slieve Aughty Centre & Eco Resort is a family friendly equestrian and activity centre in East Galway and is home to the Three Town Eco House and Organic Kitchen with 9 bespoke en suite rooms, 2 eco-lodges, 2 Glamping cabins including The Playground Hut and during summer months, tent pitches in the surrounding gardens.
Have your say! Where have you enjoyed family glamping Ireland-style? Tell us in the comments below.