Glamping In Ireland

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Glamping is a vacation lifestyle that has grown around the concept of “comfortable camping”. Think of the thrill of sleeping outdoors but with the comforts of a hotel. Glamping in Ireland is a fantastic way to experience the country and there are unique glamping accommodation options, including plush yurts, cosy gypsy wagons, cool pods and luxuriously furnished tents.

Then there’s the breathtaking Irish landscape or rolling hills, mysterious forests, medieval castle grounds, lakes and beaches. Glamping in Ireland gives you the chance to explore an area in comfort while being closer to the scenery.

Glamping In Ireland

20 Places To Go Glamping In Ireland

1- Dromquinna Manor

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Staying in a safari-style glamping tent at Dromquinna Manor is a wonderful way to get close to nature.

Why live in a box when you can live in style, plush and polish, no less.

Yes, luxury in the woods on a waterside estate in a custom-built safari tent will sweep you off your feet in this uber-luxurious campsite.

Stunning views are guaranteed, along with maximum privacy.

Celebrate the joy of sleeping on a trunk log wilderness bed with all five-star snooze amenities decking up the top for that ultimate deep comfort sleep amidst nature separated just by a tent flap.

Dromquinna Manor is at Greenane, Dromquinna, Co. Kerry.

2- Portsalon Luxury Camping

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These glamping yurts at Portsalon are an excellent choice for your next outdoor holiday.

Marrying the best of nature and comfort, Portsalon Luxury Camping has created quite a buzz as a quirky stay in the charming coastal town of Portsalon, North Donegal.

The campsite overlooks a gorgeous view of Mulroy Bay and Knockalla Mountain.

The campsite is equipped with five luxurious yurts with wood-burning stoves to keep you warm inside.

Yurts are furnished with king-size beds and sofas for seating.

If you want to experience an evening rendezvous with nature, a decking area with a fire pit is available for a bonfire and marshmallow roasting session under the stars.

Portsalon Luxury Camping is at Cashelpreaghan, Co. Donegal. 

3- Top of the Rock Pod Park & Walking Centre

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Glamping in Ireland comes in many forms. Escape to a farm and enjoy the rural life.

Switch off from the city din and enjoy the bliss of the countryside.

Wake up in an apple orchard to the soft bleating of goats, count ducks from your front porch and go on long walks.

Go glamping in one of their luxury pods, which comes with electricity, oil-filled radiators, a private lawn area and a space to park your car.

Each pod has a different view, some overlooking the gorgeous Ilen Valley and some with a sweeping view of the Castledonovan Hill.

Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre is at Dromdaleague, Cork, Ireland. 

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4- Glasson Glamping Farm

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Glamping in an old bus is an experience to remember.

Run by a fifth-generation farming family, glamping at Glasson Farm is to camp out in the natural beauty of rural Ireland.

You’ll be greeted on your wellness walk with a friendly nod from grazing cattle or take a break under the lovely shades of mature oaks and sycamore.

Live a simple life in this sprawling, people-free and secluded farmland, just what the city-weary soul craves.

Also, you can stay in the quirkiest of accommodations in a large double-decker bus or a retro wooden caravan apart from roomy pods and their latest addition, The Stage Coach.

Glasson Glamping is at Tonagh House, Tonagh, Glasson, Co. Westmeath. 

5- The Old Forge Glamping

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The Old Forge is a lovely place to enjoy your next Irish glamping vacation.

Lap up some much-needed tranquillity in this beautiful countryside retreat set on a Georgian farm with views towards the Wicklow Mountains.

Accommodation here consists of a small collection of four yurts and a log cabin, lending an atmosphere of warmth and intimacy.

Meals can be barbecued, and s’mores roasted at the fire pits overlooking the woods and the hills.

The campsite is dotted with cosy hangout zones like a secret bar in the woods and a kitchen converted from an old coach house.

Kids can play in nature in the nearby woods and fields and explore to their heart’s content.

The Old Forge Glamping is at Munny House, Munny Upper, Co. Wicklow.

6- Villa View Glamping

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Villa View glamping is a luxurious way to be one with nature.

As most glamping sites are in remote locations, internet connections are usually unreliable. But Villa View offers a boutique glamping experience where nature and network cohabit comfortably.

It’s perfect for extended stays or a ‘glampcation’.

Spend your mornings staring dreamily at the Blackstairs Mountains and take off to discover hidden Sky Road on a cycle.

For hiking, there are plenty of scenic walking trails around the River Barrow, Ireland’s second-longest river.

The glamping bell tents are roomy and kitted out with king-size airbeds.

Leather couches surround the firepits for cozying up to evening campfires.

Villa View Glamping is at Knocksquire, Borris, Co. Carlow, Ireland.

7- Rathwood Farm Luxury Glamping pods

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Looking for a luxury pod? These pods in Rathwood Farm are fantastic.

If you are tired of waking up to glass and concrete high-rises in the city, try opening your eyes early morning to a stunning view of Mourne Mountains directly from your comfy pod bed instead.

This pod village in Newry, Newcastle, is the epitome of glamping luxury in a remote rural setting.

All modern comforts are within arm’s reach.

Attention to detail is evident, with spacious air-conditioned pods, elegant quarters, glaze-fronted entrance, ensuite bathroom, electricity and USB points, fridge and toaster and electric kettle.

The glamping site is surrounded by woodland-filled wildlife, offering outstanding natural beauty.

Rathwood Farm Luxury Glamping pods is at Mourne Mountains, Donaghmore, County Down.

8- Belmullet Coast Guard Station

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Belmullet offers rustic glamping in a stunning region.

With the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, these glamping pods are located in the heart of Erris on Clagan Island, just beside the historic (now restored) Belmullet Coast Guard Station.

Sandy beaches start almost at the doorstep, and every pod has a dedicated outdoor area to sit, chill and take in the sea view.

Nature is the real luxury here, with spectacular sunsets over the dramatic cliffs and amazing views of the Achill and Mullet peninsula.

The pods are super luxurious with an elegant wooden finish and can sleep up to four people.

All have toilets and handwashing basins. The kitchen and showering areas are in a nearby converted barn.

This glamping location is ideal for travellers on a coastal drive along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Belmullet Coast Guard Station is at Claggan Island, Bunnahowen, Ballina, Claggan Island, Co. Mayo. 

9- Aran Islands Camping & Glamping

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Glamping in the Aran Islands is a fabulous way to relax.

Dial down your fast-paced urban life and embrace a slow-mo rhythm that is soulful and mindful on the Aran Islands.

The jaw-dropping rugged landscape is healing and replenishing. Aran Islands Glamping is on Inis Mor, the largest of the three islands.

Enjoy local heritage and traditions with untamed views of the wild cliffs.

There are two types of custom-design glamping units, The Tigín (sleeps six) and The Clochán (sleeps four).

The Clochán Glamping units are inspired by the traditional beehive-style stone monk huts common to this area.

All are equipped with modern comforts and conveniences and come fully heated.

Aran Islands Camping & Glamping is at Frenchman’s Beach, Kilronan, Co. Galway.

10- Rock Farm

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A cute hut at the Rock Farm in Slane.

Savour the charm of a verdant Irish rural landscape, complete with a babbling brook. Explore the lush fields, forests, meadows, and riverine topography.

Go glamping at the Rock Farm is in luxurious eco yurts, cosy shepherd’s huts, bell tents and a unique strawbale cabin.

Participate in adventurous activities like electric biking, farm tours (they have their organic farmland), kayaking to immerse in the beauty of the Boyne Valley.

Rustic farmer’s markets and other delightful local experiences are waiting to enrich your staycation.

The Rock Farm is at Rock Farm, Slane, Co. Meath. 

11- Wildflower Glamping

Wildflower has eccentric yet luxurious quarters that make the experience all the more exciting.

You can stay in a fully insulated luxury yurt for four, a Bowtop Caravan, Hobbit hut, foxglove tent or shepherd’s hut.

This glamping site has fun activities, like picnicking at Killykeen Forest Park or visiting the Marble Arch Caves.

12- Podumna Village

Glamping doesn’t always need to be in an isolated countryside location, where you have to spend hours driving.

Portumna Town offers a unique opportunity to glamp right in the town centre surrounded by tranquil woodland.

Equipped with Eco Pods in a tree-lined village landscape and Family Cabins with various decor themes, Podumna Village is a fun way to try glamping.

All units have deck areas and outdoor furniture for guests to relax and enjoy the green surrounding.

Podumna Village is at Dominick Street, Portumna, Co.Galway, Co. Galway.

13- Chleire Haven, Cape Clear Island, Cork

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Chleire Haven is on Cape Clear Island, Cork.

If you have a taste for adventure in a faraway land, leave the Emerald Isle and venture to the Irish island paradise of Cape Clear Island.

This southernmost inhabited island is all of 5 km but drips with the natural beauty of rolling hills covered with a carpet of wildflowers and a dreamy sea drenching its shores.

A holiday on this remote island is all the more alluring by staying in a yurt at Chleire Haven.

These yurts have double beds, woodburning stoves and, with eco-conscious owners running the property, expect solar-powered showers and solar lighting.

Chleire Haven is at Cape Clear Island, Cork.

14- Glenarm Castle Glamping

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Glamp in style in one of these pods on the grounds of Glenarm Castle.

Evoking the camping experience of past Irish royalty, glamp in the historical Glenarm Castle Estate.

This is a four-star property where luxurious pods offer stellar ocean views.

A stay here comes with all the perks of the castle estate, like a scrumptious breakfast at the Tea Room and frozen treats from The Milk Parlour.

All pods sport individual decor, a separate shower area, and a space to sit and relax.

They are spacious enough to accommodate four guests and for children, they offer bunk beds that can be folded away.

You can make your glamping vacation more glamorous by opting for add-ons like the salmon breakfast pack or a VIP prosecco welcome.

Glenarm Castle Estate is at 2 Castle Lane, Glenarm, Ballymena.

15- Killarney Glamping at The Grove

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A comfortable tent at Killarney Glamping at The Grove.

With a view of the breathtaking Kerry Mountains and the gurgling River Flesk, this romantic couples-only self-catering glamping property provides a unique accommodation choice for travellers looking for a base for their Wild Atlantic Way or Ring of Kerry scenic road trips.

Accommodation is divided into romantic glamping suites and luxury lodges. With all-weather canvas roofs, glamping suites also have ensuite bathrooms complete with a shower, sink, and a toilet.

The private deck overlooks a meadow and sports a fully-stocked private kitchen with everything from gas hobs to a seating area. So gather around the fire, cook a barbecue and relax in nature.

Killarney Glamping at The Grove is at Ballycasheen Road, Ballycasheen, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

16- Truck-living at Larchfield Estate

One of the more unique glamping stays is in a restored 1952 Saurer Swiss army truck.

With vintage decor, a double bed, log-burning stove, intelligent lighting, a sun deck, and a sauna, you will feel spoilt and pampered in the middle of the woods.

The best part is that you don’t have to walk the fields at night to the bathroom, as there’s one attached to the deck.

The truck sleeps two and is a cute and compact stay for couples looking for a romantic escape and a lot of privacy.

Larchfield Estate is at Bailliesmills Rd, Lisburn. 

17- Mayo Glamping

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A hobbit hideaway at Mayo Glamping.

Taking glamping to another dimension with the addition of a hot tub, sauna, wood-fired pizza, and a movie room, Mayo Glamping is giving others in its league tough competition.

With a quirky layout of hobbit huts, A-line Nordic cabins, and a railway carriage, accommodation designs are as unique as they can get.

There is heating in each unit, and they all come with an outdoor fire pit.

The campsite is located just outside Castlebar town. There’s a children’s playground and board games that are available at the property.

Mayo Glamping is at Keelogues Old, Ballyvary, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. 

18- Finnlough Forest Domes

Trade a typical hotel stay with this novel accommodation tucked away in a private forest in Northern Ireland.

The bubble-stay in Finnlough offers 180-degree transparent walls for you to soak in the drama and diversity of Irish woodland.

You will feel submerged in your private oasis of tranquillity away from the humdrum of daily life.

Finnlough offers two kinds of bubble stay, Forest Bubble Dome and Premium Bubble Dome.

Both are air-conditioned and come with bespoke four-poster beds, an ensuite bathroom, and a complimentary breakfast.

The Premium Bubble Dome has a roll-top bath. Domes are adults only.

19- 4* Benone Getaways – Glamping Village, Co Derry

If culture vultures are looking for a perch in North Ireland’s Derry, descend into the heart of Benone at these exclusive four-star glamping units overlooking the gorgeous Binevenagh Mountain & the Hills of Donegal.

Located just minutes away from seven miles of blue flagged beach, these elegant wooden-finish pods serve both as resting spots where you can perfect the art of doing nothing.

There are have six luxury glamping pods with private outdoor firepits and picnic tables.

Four pods have private hot tubs for that ultimate restive soak.

20- Wild Atlantic Camp

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Glamping in Ireland in style in the sleek glamping cabins at Wild Atlantic Camp.

For a base in northwest Donegal during your Wild Atlantic Way coastal trip, glamp at Wild Atlantic Camp. Feel the powerful Atlantic waves wash over you and nature take over your senses but never sacrificing the comfort of a warm shelter in well-appointed and heated glamping units.

Stay at Luxury Glamping Villas, Contemporary Glamping Cabins, Insulated Glamping Wooden Pods, or Large Canvas Bell Tents.

The location perk of this glamping complex is immense.

Local attractions are Glenveagh National Park and Head Peninsula.

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Christina Pfeiffer is a writer, photographer and video blogger based in Queensland, Australia. She has lived in three continents and her career as a travel journalist has taken her to all seven continents. Since 2003, she has contributed travel stories and photographs to mainstream media in Australia and around the world such as the Sydney Morning Herald, CNN Traveller, The Australian and the South China Morning Post. She has won many travel writing awards and is a full member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.