Looking to enjoy the great outdoors in unique fashion by glamping in Ireland? Then you’ve landed on the right page. I’ve created this guide of the best spots for glamping in Ireland with different travelers in mind, so I’m sure you’ll find something that suits you too.
Glamping, or glamorous camping, has been soaring in popularity recently. It’s the perfect accommodation for those who want to enjoy the splendors of nature without sacrificing the comfort found at Airbnbs in Dublin and other cities. You get all the thrill of sleeping outdoors without mosquitos pulling an all-nighter beside your ears or wildlife stealing your food – you get the picture.
With its combination of towering cliffs, rugged beauty, and lush greenery, Ireland has the perfect stage for this type of outing. Natural beauty aside, the Emerald Isle also boasts many glamping sites for camping in style, some of which you can find below.
Quick Breakdown of Ireland Glamping Spots
In a hurry and looking for a quick answer? These are the top glamping sites Ireland has to offer.
Overall best glamping site in Ireland – Rock Farm Slane
Best glamping site in Ireland for couples – Killarney Glamping at the Grove
The best luxury glamping site in Ireland – Dromquinna Manor
Best glamping site in Ireland for families – River Valley Holiday Park
I’ve also included a few videos below showcasing these glamping sites throughout the post.
TOP 11 Destinations for Glamping in Ireland
From romantic stays in the great outdoors to family glamping, Ireland has several options ready to help you make the most of your visit.
1) Rock Farm Slane Glamping
Location: Slane, Ireland
Price: $60+ per night
Indulge in eco-friendly glamping on a wild meadow overlooking the Slane Castle. Luxurious yurts, comfortable huts, and bell tents are set between trees and serve as a cozy resting place in between the daily activities.
Among the amenities found here are self-catering kitchen facilities. Additionally, there’s a chill-out zone with a wood-burning stove and an iPod docking station.
While the campsite is self-catering, you can still bite into delicious treats courtesy of Rock Farm’s food packs. The large communal fire pit is perfect for meeting other campers and joining in a bonfire sing-along.
Rock Farm welcomes various groups and guarantees a fun time exploring the scenic natural beauty nearby on foot or by bike. For the more adventurous, join in on activities like hiking, tree swinging, rafting, and kayaking, or opt for a chilled vibe with a farm tour.
Then jump into the wood-fire-warmed hot tub or swim in the natural swimming pool before retiring to your comfy bed.
Guest Review: “Yurt was super clean, beds extremely comfortable, and wood-burning stove was so cozy. Shared facilities had everything and were in pristine condition. Farm and walks were fantastic. Such a peaceful stay.”
2) Killarney Glamping at the Grove
Location: Killarney, Ireland
Price: $95+ per night
This site, located just outside Killarney town, is a couples-only retreat perfect for a romantic getaway in the wilderness. You can enjoy serene couples glamping in Ireland in the quaint countryside with epic views of the Kerry Mountains. Alternatively, you can easily make your way to the nearby town for a more lively experience.
The glamping units boast a double bed with electric blankets, an en-suite toilet, a gas stove, and more. Cook up a storm in the private kitchen, and then enjoy the delicious meal with your partner on the patio.
The activities on offer are curated with romance in mind, prioritizing relaxation and calm. Enjoy a spa day with preferential rates at deluxe Zen Day Spa, which sits just a ten-minute walk from the site. Afterward, end the day with a romantic sunset while kayaking or hiking through the Killarney National Park.
Guest Review: “The lodge was spotless when we arrived and had everything we needed for our stay. It was quiet and perfect for relaxing. The location was great, really close to the main town and a short drive away from the main tourist attractions. We had a lovely time! We will definitely be back.”
3) Aran Island Glamping
Location: Aran Islands Frenchman’s Beach
Price: $153+ per night
Trade in the hustle and bustle of city life for a calm glamping experience by the sea in some of the best glamping pods in Ireland. Honestly, is there anything more magical than falling asleep to the sound of water splashing and waking up to a scenic sunrise over the ocean?
Bring along your friends or family, as the pods can accommodate four or six people. Each unit comes with a shower, toilet, basin, and free Wi-Fi. There’s also a mini kitchenette and dining area for preparing and enjoying delectable meals.
While the activities are all off-site and incur an additional charge, many are worth making the trip. Cycle or stroll around admiring the rugged landscapes, join a tour to learn about the local culture or hook a fish while you’re out on the sea.
Guest review: “The staff were very friendly, the pod was spotless. Lots of hot water for showers. My first glamping experience, everyone should give it a go. Fantastic! The site is only a five-minute walk from the ferry terminal.”
4) Dromquinna Manor
Price: $187+ per night (a two-night minimum stay is required in certain months)
When it comes to luxury glamping, Ireland doesn’t have any sites better than this place set on a waterside estate. The custom-made safari tents are reminiscent of a luxury hotel, with comfy beds, a veranda, and a daily breakfast basket.
Enjoy a delicious meal with a drink in hand from the restaurant and bar, get competitive in the games room or over table tennis, and enjoy a calming sea swim.
The glamping site is suitable for all travelers, with a playground area for kids on a family trip and a BBQ area for meeting other travelers if you’re on your own.
For the creme de la creme of luxury glamping, rent out the fantastic Hideaway. The tent is secluded and boasts scenic lake views from the veranda, a separate entrance, and deluxe furnishings.
Note: The site is open to guests between May and August only.
Guest Review: “This picturesque spot is pure heaven with a calmness and elegance befitting of any Manor house estate. But with this patch of Eden you have the water, the mountains, and hospitality second to none.”
5) Nire Valley Eco Camp
Price: $142+ per night
This glamping site is incredibly spacious, secluded, and is surrounded by greenery, providing a near-perfect quiet getaway. In your cabin unit, you’ll find comfy beds and a kitchenette with a dining area. You can get towels and bed linen provided by the rental at an extra charge.
Your day starts with a continental or vegetarian breakfast delivered to your doorstep. Enjoy the meal along with panoramic mountain views from your private deck or bed, courtesy of the large windows.
While there isn’t much to do on the quaint countryside rental, there are activities aplenty nearby. Explore the area on a walk or hike, take a 20-minute drive to the Copper Coast’s beaches, or cycle along the Waterford Greenway.
Guest Review: “Lovely location, deer, and rabbits right beside the cabin. Views were wonderful, very relaxing. Ruth gave great breakfast baskets. Couldn’t recommend it more.”
6) River Valley Holiday Park
Location: County Wicklow
Price: $96+ per night
Okay, this is a bit of a cheat as this place is more resort than pure glamping bliss. What makes it a worthy inclusion is the myriad of activities on offer for family trips as well as various accommodation options.
Glamp in style from the comfort of your bed in fully insulated lodges, a kukoo hut, and treehouses (although they aren’t perched on top of trees). All the options can accommodate at least two adults and two children, perfect for the entire family.
The treehouses feature toilets, basins, heaters, microwaves, and a fridge. If you opt to stay in the hut or lodge, you’ll have to use the communal area to enjoy those amenities.
The real crown jewel of River Valley Holiday Park is the activities on offer. The kids can spend their boundless energy serving on the tennis court, riding on go-karts, practicing their aim with archery, and more.
Note: You need to bring your own sleeping equipment, towels, dishes, and cooking utensils.
Guest Review: “Loved this site. So much to keep the kids entertained and all reasonably priced with a free kids club and free entertainment the nights we stayed. Loved everything. Site is clean, well maintained, all the facilities were open and working well. The bins were overflowing for the duration of our stay but that would be the only fault.”
7) Glendalough Glamping
Price: $159+ per night
This adult-only site is set in a naturally wooded area at the foot of Wicklow Mountains National Park. It provides an incredibly natural experience for travelers. In addition to fantastic views of the Wicklow Mountains, you can see wildlife like deer feeding throughout the day.
The eco-friendly accommodation is provided with some of the best glamping pods Ireland has on offer. Update your socials using the free Wi-Fi, admire the flora in the garden, or make a hearty treat on their BBQ facilities. There’s a terrace and dining area and amenities like dishwashers, microwaves, and a fridge.
Hike away at the Wicklow Way Trail or walk to the monastic ruins of Glendalough to admire some historic landmarks. Laragh is within short driving distance and has many restaurants with meals to sink your teeth into. Alternatively, you can shop ‘til you drop before retiring to your glamping pod later.
Guest Review: “We loved everything about the property, it was a fantastic couple of nights away. Location was perfect, it was so quiet and peaceful, kitchen area was spotless. Toilet/shower area were spotless, owners were very friendly and helpful. 5 stars all the way for this fabulous property.”
8) Oakwell Holiday Village
Price: $135+ per night
Choose from a glamping tent or a pod for an excellent glamping outing at this holiday village. The village boasts free Wi-Fi for keeping up with the outside world while in the wilderness. You can also enjoy the use of a shared lounge, garden, and terrace.
The glamping rental has a quiet vibe and natural surroundings providing a picturesque view. All of this can be enjoyed from the comfort of your outdoor hot tub. There is also a sauna to be found in the wellness center.
As you may expect from a site promising a serene stay, there aren’t many activities available here. However, there’s a children’s playground on-site, and you can also take a short walk to admire the beauty of the stony beach Lough Swilly.
Guest Review: “This property is absolutely perfect. A secluded self-catering lodge equipped with a private outdoor jacuzzi overlooking a magnificent sea view. The owner Harry is a gentleman and has done a fantastic job renovating this dilapidating farm yard and while adding several modern features he has saved the old rustic vibes of the farm.”
9) Yurt in the Galtee Mountains
Price: $91+ per night
One of the unique and coolest Airbnbs in Ireland is this spacious, pet-friendly, and secluded yurt surrounded by natural beauty. The yurt is fully furnished, with a wood stove, microwave, toaster, and a fridge, among other amenities.
Your day starts with a continental breakfast for two, and evening meals can be arranged. You can then spend your day hiking or riding a bike around the area. Afterward, return “home” and retire to the airy yurt’s comfy double bed or enjoy the warmth from the fireplace.
Guest Review: “Gorgeous setting, had everything we needed for our two nights, yurt is super clean and cozy. Great place to get away from it all. Fab walks just out the door. Bryce was super accommodating.”
10) The Hideout Treehouse Glamping Airbnb
Location: County Wexford
Price: $136+ per night
Another site for romantic glamping in Ireland is this fabulous fully-insulated treehouse that spoils guests with epic views. Its elevated hilltop setting is perfect for enjoying the sunset with your partner, and a glass of wine in hand.
The property features a kitchen with a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, coffee machine, and a deck with a BBQ area. Additionally, it has a bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin, along with complimentary bathrobes.
Guest Review: “This place is a beautiful sanctuary away from the day to day grind. We absolutely adored our stay, with the little touches that made it extra special to us. We can’t wait to book again in the near future! Ps, Otis is an absolute delight!!!!”
11) Carrigeen Glamping
Price: $91+ per night
This glamping site, much like the other incredible ones above, is surrounded by nature and has pods with a double bed for guests. The units also have a balcony boasting views of the garden and other surrounding greenery. You can enjoy these while feasting on your complimentary continental or vegan breakfast.
There are no activities on-site or internet service. Therefore, it’s a perfect getaway for someone who wants to enjoy time in nature and recharge their batteries. However, if you’d like to go out, there’s a brewery tour, and a castle set 6.3 miles away from the property.
Guest Review: “The location was in beautiful countryside, very quiet and relaxing. The facilities were good and clean, the breakfast was superb.”
12) The Birdbox, Donegal Treehouse with Glenveagh view
Location: County Donegal, Ireland
Price: $96+ per night
Spend a night sleeping amongst the trees and fulfill your childhood dreams at this charming and uber unique treehouse rental!
It’s super cute and filled with thoughtful touches by the hosts, and it’s actually quite affordable! Offering beautiful views and no shortage of things to do in the area, a glamping retreat here will certainly never be forgotten!
Am I Missing Any Ireland Glamping Spots?
Have you gone on a glamping adventure in Ireland or own a glamping site in the country? Let me know on my socials or email if I’ve missed some of the best tents, pods, and yurts Ireland has to offer. Finding new gems is something I’m always open to for future excursions.
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