39 of the best glamping sites in Ireland
Glamping in Ireland can be anything from Safari tents to yurts, eco-cabins to pods there are so many options for a glamping experience in Ireland you will be spoilt for choice.
Glamping is one of those trendy words that simply combines camping with glamorous. Meaning levels of luxury not associated with a leaky tent and sleeping on rocky ground in an unpadded sleeping bag. Glamping these days is found in a myriad of sites across Ireland and can include romantically styled yurts with fairy lights and wood stoves, bubble domes where you can see the stars or Northern lights to vintage VW vans or wooden caravans, tipis and hobbit holes.
Glamping sites in Ireland can include loads of things for kids to do from clubs to aqua parks. Even grown-up adults only have beautiful swimming pools or spa facilities nearby. If you plan on glamping in Ireland make sure you check the facilities, there is nothing worse than stumbling out of a yurt and attempting to find the washrooms on a dark Irish night.
I have listed my top 39 picks for glamping in Ireland below, hopefully, there is one here to suit you.
Glamping Northern Ireland
Glamping County Fermanagh
A luxury resort with superior glamping pods and cabins some with their own private hot tub. Located lakeside with some phenomenal views of the Lough Erne. Just down the road from Boa Island where you can see the Janus Head one of Ireland’s famous mysteries. Donegal is only a half an hour away or if you are looking for a challenging hike go check out the Stairway to Heaven Cuilcagh mountain.
“The Meadow” is a quaint, rustic Shepherd’s Hut located in a meadow at Ballymartrim Wood. The hut features a double bed, wood-burning stove, gas hob, storage space, solar lighting, and a patio. There is a BBQ and fire pit and a toilet close by. Ballymartrim Wood is located on an active farm so there are opportunities to experience farming life and engage in new activities should you wish.
Tepee Valley in Armagh
Tepee Valley offers a variety of glamping accommodation from Plains Indian teepees, a log cabin, a gypsy caravan, a geodome, and yurts. Each of these glamping pods comes with a fire pit and nearby you can go karting, horse riding, or visit several museums in the area. Teepee Valley is open year-round as many of the facilities are heated.
Bluebell lane glamping
Near the Ring of Gullion, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Bluebell Lane is situated in 26 acres of native woodland. There is a fully fitted communal kitchen, playparks for the kids, and lots of walks nearby. This gorgeous Shepherds Hut sleeps 2 and has a full bathroom. You could also glamp in a converted double-decker bus.
The Secret Ballroom
The Secret Ballroom is a stunning handcrafted, stained-glass yurt, set in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains. There is a ¼ mile trek through some mucky lanes and stunning tree-lined pathways or there is parking in the yard. This amazing yurt has an outside kitchen and a separate hot shower. There is also a log burner and a power supply within the yurt.
Foxborough – Bubble Den
Spend a stunning evening under the stars in your personal bubble Dome. There’s a fire pit, smores are supplied and the Domes are fully heated with wood stoves. Full bathroom with tub and the dome is just heavenly when the Irish weather is raging outside.
Within the grounds of the historic 17th century Glenarm Castle you can stay at some luxuriously decorated Glamping pods which offer ocean or woodland views. Each pod is individually decorated and includes luxurious beds and bedding as well as an en suite. A short drive to Belfast, the Causeway Coast route with attractions like the Gobbins and Carrick-a-rede rope bridge this is luxury glamping at its finest.
1952 Saurer Swiss Army truck
A Swiss Army truck that has been brilliantly renovated and adapted for a sleeping space complete with a log burner. There is a sun deck and sauna and shower room and the truck’s name is Myrtle.
Finn Lough Forest Domes
At Finn Lough, the 180-degree glass dome comes heated with an en suite, bathrobes, and a view of the stars that can’t be beaten. There is a coffee machine and on-site you will find a spa, lots of watersports and a fabulous restaurant.
Glamping in Kerry
South Kerry Glamping Pods
The Pod is a unique glamping experience. Small but perfectly formed, space incorporates a luxurious double bed, shower room, kitchenette, and couch inside. With a large deck for sitting out and BBQ, these perfect pods are found in Cahersiveen where you can explore the Ring of Kerry at your leisure.
An ultra-luxurious glamping experience the gorgeous tents at the Manor were custom made by safari tent experts with excellent facilities from the Log base Wilderness bed and goose down duvet and pillows, to a covered deck with comfy chairs to enjoy the evening from. A breakfast hamper can be delivered in the morning with fresh coffee and tea, croissants, juice, and yogurt. There are wash facilities in a central location as well as a nearby washroom for evening trips.
There is also a Boathouse Bar and Pier Restaurant so you don’t have to cook or mix your own cocktails.
Carriage #223 Ballindereen
This is old Irish goods carriage which ran on Irish railways from 1930 to 1970 it was rescued and renovated and turned into a lovely little getaway in the woods for two. Within walking distance to the local pub and shops, you can also head to the pier for a walk on the shore or a dip in the sea.
Glamping at Podumna Village
If you prefer kicking-back in the security of an urban setting but want to try your hand at glamping, Podumna Glamping in Galway offers the best of both worlds.
Glamping pods, shepherd’s huts, and cabins are arranged in a woodland community with an onsite kitchen, dining room, toilets, hot showers, playroom, drying room, and workshop.
Magical Lakeside Yurt
Beautiful custom-built wooden yurt 4 miles from Athlone town and right beside Lough Ree. Unique, peaceful space, perfect for a quiet retreat. Entirely hand-crafted out of wood, this yurt is truly a work of art. One of a kind with a cozy wood stove and a great double bed there is electricity and basic kitchen facilities with an eco-toilet cabin next door.
The Hippy Hut
The Hippy Hut a Cosy wooden cabin nestled in the mountains of the Cooley peninsula a 15-minute drive to Carlingford and to Newry. 1 hour to Belfast or Dublin. Ideal for a peaceful retreat or a great base to set off exploring.
This purpose-built shepherds hut is a cosy self-contained retreat nestled on the edge of Gleninagh Bay. Experience peace and tranquillity surrounded by Gleninagh Mountain on one side and stunning views of Galway Bay, Aran Islands and Connemara on the other.
Purecamping is located in Loop Head and you can choose from bell tents complete with a deck and firepit or one of the lovely wooden cabins. This is an eco-conscious campsite on the borders of a lovely woodland to explore and views of the Shannon Estuary as it flows out to the Atlantic. There is a geodesic dome, modern facilities a wood-fired pizza oven and you can do Yoga classes with the owner.
Doonbeg Pods and Cottages
Located 2 miles from the village of Doonbeg, these camping pods are situated in the picturesque grounds of an old Apple orchard, just 300m from the White Strand Beach. The Pod itself contains, a double bed, sofa bed, bedside lockers and tea and coffee making facilities there is also a mini-fridge.
A true luxury glamping experience with a glamping “ark”, or bell tents. Ballyvolane Country house provides a full-service glamping site with all meals, afternoon tea and drinks served in the house, and you are given a glamping box filled with the essentials.
You can request turndown service with hot water bottles and there is a fully heated washhouse. A full Irish breakfast is served in the house until noon so you can have a lovely sleep in.
Top of the Rock Pod Park & Walking Centre
Farm glamping is ideal for families and Top of the Rock has a range of standard and luxury glamping pods to choose from.
Walking, cycling and cross country walking can be enjoyed from your glamping pod which has comfortable beds, a toilet, a mini kitchen, a dining table, a pull-out sofa, heating, lighting, and an outdoor deck.
Kids will love to pet the sheep, hens and ducks along with the playground, maze, hayrides and trainee Farmhands Experience.
Killarney Glamping is a couples-only site near Killarney Town. All glamping suites are equipped with luxurious bedding, electric blankets, gas stove, and en suites. You can use a private outdoor kitchen with gas hob and BBQ and have your dinner on the heated patio.
Nire Valley Eco Lodge
Nire Valley has 5 eco-cabins with outstanding views of the Comeragh Mountains. The cabins are furnished with large beds and have an ensuite and mini kitchen. Breakfast can be delivered every morning that comes with fresh bread and locally sourced foods.
Portsalon Luxury Camping
As we say in Donegal “it’s different up here” and you can appreciate that saying when glamping at Portsalon. The luxurious yurts are close to the wild and raw Atlantic way on the coast of North Donegal. Yurts come with carpeted floors, king-size beds, and wood-burning stoves. There is a deck outside your yurt with hammock, BBQ area, and fire pit and of course those views.
Glamping on Ireland’s Islands
Aran Islands Glamping
Located on Inis Mor you will find glamping pods near Kilronan and the amazing Frenchman’s beach. There are also glamping pods that come complete with en suite and kitchenette.
Back to nature – Sleepy Hut is a 2.5m high insulated wooden hut nestled within a peaceful woodland setting known as Sleepy Hollows. Surrounded by a haven of birdsong, river-walk only 300m from the front door, and just off the Wild Atlantic Way – a great base for exploring north-west County Donegal.
Glamping on Cape Clear Island
Ireland’s most southern island If you fancy escaping to Ireland’s southernmost Irish speaking island for a night or two, then get yourself to Chleire Haven on Cape Clear Island.
You’ll need to take a 45-minute ferry ride to get here, but when you arrive you’ll be treated to sea views along with seemingly endless tranquil natural scenery.
Those that visit can spend the night in a spacious circular yurt that’s furnished with double beds, solar-powered lighting, a stove and a mini kitchen.
Belmullet Coastguard station
Belmullet Coastguard Station Glamping, self-accommodation pods are set in the heart of Erris on Claggan Island. This glampsite is set in the heart of Erris, in County Mayo, on Claggan Island where it overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Achill.
Claggan island offers a unique Glamping experience. The pods are located in the heart of a working farm so you can wake up in complete luxury only yards away from all the farm animals.
Teapot Lane offers a wide selection of accommodation for glamping in Ireland. There is a treehouse, vintage caravan, yurts, and Bluebell Cottage. There are communal toilets, showers, and a kitchen. Located in Leitrim right next door to Sligo you can take advantage of all the area has to offer from trips to Donegal Town, or head to the fabulous Sligo beaches or Yeats Graveyard for some culture.
Glamping County Wicklow
The Old Forge Glamping
Set on the grounds of a historic Georgian house and farm overlooking the rolling Wicklow Mountains. There is a small log cabin that can sleep 6 and 4 yurts available. There are hammocks in the trees, a Hendricks gin bar and fire pit. Each yurt or cabin has its own BBQ area and firepit and the showers and bathrooms are in the farmyard building.
Glamping County Meath
Rock Farm Slane
Rock Farm Slane has five yurts and two shepherd huts on a 150-acre farm along the banks of the River Boyne. Suitable for everyone including children these luxurious yurts and shepherd huts are beautiful. There is a communal kitchen dining area and bathrooms and a large communal firepit with a pizza oven and you can swim in the river or use the outdoor hot tub.
Glamping County Laois
Glamping Under the Stars
An award-winning campsite Glamping under the stars has a shepherds hut, bell tents and wood lodges. There is a communal “Glam house” with a kitchen and dining area, whichcomes with a BBQ deck, campfire area, childrens playhouse, sandpit and fairy house.
Glamping County Wicklow
River Valley Holiday Park
River Valley Holiday Park has a wide selection of glamping accommodation options including treehouses, lodges, and a Kukoo hut. There are lodges without washroom facilities but there is a communal shower and washroom facilities nearby. You do need to supply your own linens, towels as well as dishes and cooking utensils.
Knockrobin Glamping is found on the grounds of the award-winning Tinakilly House Hotel, which means you’ll have the best of both worlds:
The tents are furnished and decorated tastefully with comfy king-sized beds and each has its private bathroom with hot showers and underfloor heating. Electricity is in the tents for lamps/phone charging etc. Included in the price is a full breakfast for 2 in Tinakilly House.
Glamping County Offaly
Known for its Hen Party Glamping parties this is a full experience glamping session. There is archery, discos, kayaking, and campfires. It’s BYOB and can host parties of up to 30. On non-hen party, weekends, families and couples are welcome as well, and at most the site’s prettily decorated yurts and tents can sleep, 18 people.
Glamping County Kilkenny
Legan Castle Farmhouse
Legan Castle is an Irish glamping site that comes with a 200-year-old farmhouse. The house sleeps 6 and there are 3 luxury bell tents in the garden with king-size beds.
Legan Castle is a well-known foodie location and you can have a cooked breakfast served in the house, evening meals are also available. There’s loads to do around here from horseback riding to fishing and canoe trips.
Glamping County Mayo
Belmullet Coastguard station
Belmullet Coastguard Station Glamping, a place that’s perfect for those in search of a place to glamping in Ireland that’s surrounded by magnificent scenery.
This glampsite is set in the heart of Erris, in County Mayo, on Claggan Island where it overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Achill.
The pods here sleep up to 4 adults in a light and airy space with comfy couches, a private toilet and an outdoor space that’s perfect for kicking back and admiring sunsets.
Built into the hillside, these quirky dwellings have a turf roof, beds that sleep 4 along with hot tubs, saunas and a bar.
Ideal for walking and cycling holidays, this glamping site is a 5-minutes drive from the National Museum of Country Life and a stone’s throw from many other attractions on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Cloughjordan House Glamping Pods!
Scandinavian style wooden pods are fully equipped with personal touches from fluffy bathrobes, 400 thread count sheets & soft cashmere wool blankets. All the pods are heated and have electricity.
The glamping pods are located in the Victorian walled garden and guests have access to a bright and spacious common room and a beautiful covered wooden veranda.
The campsite has 6 vintage caravans from the 60s and 70s that have been renovated into cozy little places to stay. Each caravan has been restored to its original glory or has been updated in its own individual quirky style. The caravans sleep between two and four people. They also have 2 bell tents that each sleep up to six people.
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