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15 Family Breaks During Christmas & New Year – 2 Night Stays from €238!

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From Kilkenny to Killarney, check out these festive family hotel deals in Ireland with prices from €238 for two nights!


I love a post Christmas break, it is the perfect way to finish off the festive season.  I had many requests looking for family hotel deals in Ireland between Christmas and New Year, while others want to be away for New Year’s eve. Therefore I decided to price two different dates below. However, if you have specific dates in mind, or need change the duration of your stay, simply edit the search dates to suit your requirements.


Hopefully you will get lots of crisp clear days, but if not, don’t worry, because all of my family hotel deals in Ireland are based in family friendly hotels with swimming pools!


However, it is important to point out that not all hotel facilities will be in operation, and we are not sure what travel restrictions will be in place. With this in mind, I recommend booking a room with free cancellation, incase there are any changes to facilities, or you need to cancel your booking at the last minute.

Most of these festive family hotel deals in Ireland are priced with free cancellation and include my affiliate links – where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.



1. The Inn at Dromoland, Co. Clare: Family Room, 27th December €258  

family hotel deals in Ireland - The Inn at Dromoland Hotel

Situated on the famous Dromoland Estate, The Inn at Dromoland offers endless outdoor walks over 450 acres of countryside. With Bunratty Castle, the Cliffs of Moher and beaches  just a short drive away, there are plenty of options for outdoor pursuits, as well as an indoor pool with separate kids pool at the hotel. This festive family hotel deal is not available over New Year’s eve, so I have priced this stay based on the 27th of December, for two nights.
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2. Breaffy House Hotel & Spa, Mayo: Family Room, 27th Dec €332; 31st Dec €406


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We stayed in Breaffy House Resort this summer and had a wonderful experience. Children are well catered for with a swimming pool, two playgrounds, crazy golf, and plenty of opportunities for forest walks. There are plenty of dining options too and a host of family friendly activities close by.

Read: 10 reasons to choose Breaffy House Resort for your next staycation

27th Dec: €332


31st Dec €406



3. Talbot Suites at Stonebridge, Wexford: 2 bed Apt, 28th Dec: €309

stonebridge apartments in wexford are ideal for families

Rated number 1 on TripAdvisor the luxurious Talbot Suites at Stonebridge is a super choice for families looking for large modern apartments in the heart of Wexford Town. Guests have access to the swimming pool and Talbot Quay Leisure Centre and all the facilities of the Talbot Hotel Wexford. This deal is not available over New Year, so I have priced this from the 28th of December for two nights.

Read: 5 things to do in Wexford with kids

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4. Kenmare Bay Hotel & Leisure Resort, Co. Kerry: Family Room: 28th Dec €238

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Located just a short stroll from one of Ireland’s prettiest towns is the popular Kenmare Bay Hotel and Resort. Complete with a state-of-the-art leisure centre, it has everything you need for a family break away. 

28th Dec €238



5. Great Northern Hotel Bundoran, Donegal: Family Room B&B, 28th Dec €340; 31st Dec €430

family hotel deals in Ireland - The Great Northern Hotel in Donegal

The Great Northern Hotel is not only located beside a Blue Flag beach, but it boasts a wellness and leisure centre, as well as a kids club that usually operates during school holidays. This 4-star hotel is one of the most popular family friendly hotels in Donegal and this rate includes breakfast.

If you happen to be lucky with the weather, the possibilities for day trips are endless in Donegal. It is home to some of Ireland’s best beaches, Ireland’s tallest sea cliffs, the Slieve League Cliffs, and Wilde Ireland,  Ireland’s newest animal sanctuary. 

28th Dec €340


31st Dec €430


6. Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Tipperary, Family Room: 29th Dec €226

Ballykisteen Golf Hotel swimming pool

Enjoy a last minute getaway in Ballykisteen Golf Hotel. Treat yourself to a round of golf on the superb 18-hole Championship Parkland Golf Course, or relax in the leisure centre with pool, jacuzzi and sauna. The family friendly Junction One Bar and Restaurant,  will serve up tasty food to round off your stay in style. 

29th Dec €226



7. Radisson Blu Letterkenny, Donegal: Family Room 29th Dec €310

Located in the heart of Letterkenny, with a fitness centre and swimming pool on site, this modern hotel has shops, bars and restaurants on its doorstep, and is within easy reach of Donegal’s beautiful coastline and the Wild Atlantic Way.  

29th Dec €310



8. Claregalway Hotel, Galway: Family Room 28th Dec €250; 31st Dec €313

family hotel deals in Ireland in the Claregalway hotel

Located just 20 minutes from Galway City, within easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way, and with a leisure centre onsite, this is superb value for a post Christmas family break. The ClareGalway Hotel has rooms that sleep up to five, simply edit the search to add in extra children if required.

28th Dec €250


31st Dec €313



9. The Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Waterford: 28th Dec €310; 31st Dec €420


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The Park Hotel is located in one of Waterford’s prettiest towns. Dungarvan. It also boasts a leisure centre, extensive grounds and is ideally located within walking distance to the town centre and the Waterford Greenway. This super deal is also available over New Year, so why not get 2021 off to a great start and book a family break away in Waterford.

28th Dec €310
31st Dec €420



10. Johnstown Estate, Co. Meath, 2 bedroom House: 27th Dec €598; 31st Dec €608  

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Johnstown Estate is the ideal choice if you want a luxury spa break that is close to Dublin. Set within 120 acres of stunning parkland, this 1750’s Georgian residence is an ideal location to celebrate New Year. Its has extensive leisure and spa facilities, golf and horse riding, as well as a choice of dining options.  

27th Dec €598

31st Dec €608



11. Westlodge Hotel & Leisure Centre, Banty Cork: Deluxe Family Room, 28th Dec €244; 31st Dec €254

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Set in 30 acres of gardens, yet close to Bantry town, The Westlodge Hotel is super value for a festive family break. The indoor pool, games room and pitch and putt course are a big hit with families, as is its close proximity to West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way.

28th Dec €244


31st Dec €254



12. Parkavon Hotel, Killarney, Family Room: 28th Dec €218; 31st Dec €338

The Parkavon Hotel is ideally perfectly located within walking distance of Killarney town centre and Killarney National Park. It also boasts a leisure centre which should keep the kids happy. This 3-star hotel is great value for a family stay in Killarney.

31st Dec €218


31st Dec €338



13. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel: Family Room 28th Dec €454; 31st Dec €483

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Stay in the 4-star Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel and discover there is more to Dublin than the city. Overlooking Dublin Bay, you can choose to relax and enjoy its scenic location and swimming pool, or take the short train ride into town – this luxury hotel offers the best of both worlds.

28th Dec €454


31st Dec €483



14. Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Sligo, 1 bedroom suite: 28th Dec €418; 31st Dec €438

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Set on beautiful grounds overlooking Benbulben Mountain, yet within walking distance of Sligo Town centre, the 4-star Clayton Sligo ticks all boxes for a family holiday in Ireland. The leisure centre has a separate kids pool, and two bedroom suites are available for larger families. 

28th Dec €418


31st Dec €438



15. Kilronan Holiday Homes, Roscommon, 3 bedroom Home, 28th Dec €500

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Kilronan Holiday Homes are located beside the 4-star Kilronan Castle Hotel. This stunning hotel is surrounded by 40 acres of grounds on the shores of Lough Meelagh. You will have full access to the hotel swimming pool, spa, and gym.

28th Dec €500


I hope this post on family hotel deals in Ireland will help you plan a festive break away.  It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may not be operating to full capacity – please check with individual hotel for clarification. I always recommend booking a room with free cancellation incase there are any changes to the listed facilities that may not suit you, or you need to cancel due to personal reasons.


These deals were researched across various hotel booking sites. When you make a booking you do so via a third party website. Prices are correct at the time of publishing but may change. Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.  Read more in my privacy policy.



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The Travel Expert Sarah Slattery


  • Sarah, I was wondering if you have any deals for 2 adults & 2 older teenagers. We are happy to share a room to keep costs down.

    Many thanks,

    • Hi Louise, if you edit the child ages on the links or select four adults, you should be able to get the exact prices. Most the rooms that hold 5 should take 4 adults, like the Inn at Dromoland or Claregalway Hotel – both very good value.

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