As we can all see from our Instagram feeds, everyone has been loving staycations this summer around Ireland. For something a little different, glamping is a great way to experience a staycation in comfort and luxury, and makes for a perfect girl’s weekend away. From domes to huts, tents and treehouses, we have put together a list of the top glamping spots in Ireland to do a spot of stargazing, sightseeing and spend some cozy nights in.
Finn Lough Forest Domes, Co. Fermanagh
Situated along the shores of Lough Erne, Finn Lough Forest Domes is one of the best glamping experiences Ireland has to offer. The clear bubble domes boast 4-poster beds, a Nespresso machine, Wi-fi, underfloor heating and flat-screen TV’s. Definitely beats a pop-up tent from Argos anyways. The Unique domes are tucked away in Muckross wood, and are completely transparent, perfect for gazing up at the stars while listening to the trees rustle and beauty of the nature you’re immersed in.
Ballyvolane House, Co. Cork
Ballyvolane House is an enchanting vintage manor that dates back to 1728 in Castlelyons, Co. Cork. Offering glamping on the grounds in luxury bell tents from May to September. The tents can accommodate either 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, or there is an option to sleep in a traditional pig ark! The bell tents are fully kitted out with futon style beds, towels, and you can even expect to find a jar of homemade chocolate cookies on arrival. There is a fully heated wash house with toilets, showers, hair-dryers and mirrors on the glamping site.
Teapot Lane, Co. Leitrim
Teapot Lane (how cute is the name btw) offers many different unique types of accommodation for glamping such as yurts, treehouses and even a vintage caravan. The treehouse is a nestled in the woods and sleeps two adults, with a plush area inside featuring a king-sized bed, a pot belly stove and a small kitchen area. Perfect for escaping the hustle & bustle and enjoying peace and quiet for a weekend away. The yurts are traditional Mongolian tents with a wooden front door, and sleep 2-4 people. Each yurt is finished with fresh linen and have an electric heater to keep you cosy throughout the night. Something a bit different is the vintage caravan – a 1960’s Carlite Cassetta that sleeps 1-2 comfortably. The bed can be stowed away during the daytime to create a seated area.
Aran Islands Glamping
Aran Islands Glamping is situated on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands in Galway Bay. Experience the slow-pace and relaxing lifestyle of the Aran Islands, while enjoying the stunning scenery and beauty it has to offer. With 9 specially designed glamping pods and 7 ‘Tígin’ units overlooking Frenchman’s beach and the Ocean, it is one of the most beautiful views in Ireland. The pods can accommodate up to four people at a time, and have a design based on old beehive stone huts that can still be found on parts of the Island, while the ‘Tígins can comfortably accommodate 6 people. Both contain double beds, shower rooms, fully-equipped mini kitchens and are fully heated.
Rock Farm Slane, Co. Meath
Rock Farm in Slane boasts a relaxed lodge with cottages, yurts and tents on a riverside farm on the Slane Castle Estate. The luxury eco campsite offers showers, kitchen and dining facilities, a wood-fired hot tub, campfire, BBQ area and a wood-fire pizza oven. You can also order self-catering packs to make your own wood-fired pizzas, breakfast or bbq’s. The shepherd huts sleep 2 people, and vary from caravan on wheels to strawbale cabins. The yurts and tents sleep 2-6 people and you can choose between tipis, bell tents and even 20ft yurts to relax comfortably in.