Airbnbs in Ireland for groups for large family gatherings

25 Airbnbs And Large Holiday Homes in Ireland Perfect for Groups and Big Families

From private islands to private pools, check out these Airbnbs & Large Holiday Homes in Ireland for groups or large family gatherings, and get planning your next staycation.

Have you a special occasion coming up? Fancy a getaway with a group of friends or your extended family? I’ve searched the web to find 25 great Airbnb’s and large holiday homes in Ireland for groups and big families.


I’ve got beach houses and country houses, some are located on hotel grounds, while others are set in their own private estates. I have chosen a variety of sizes too, from 4-bedroom luxury townhouses, to 11-bedroom mansions. Some houses even have their own pools, and one is located on its own private island!

So why not get a few friends together or plan a family gathering away from home for a change – one of these large holiday homes or Airbnbs in Ireland for groups will suit the occasion perfectly.

1.  Sunnybank House with private pool, Clifden, Galway – 11 Bedrooms

11 bedroom Sunnybank in Galway is one of the best airbnbs in Ireland for groups

Located in the heart of Connemara this 11-bedroomed country estate can sleep 16+ guests. It has an outdoor pool that is heated from late May – mid September, as well as a sauna and tennis court.

It is just 150 metres from the town square, where you will find a great selection of bars and restaurants. The nearby private leisure centre with indoor heated pool and gym is also available for use all year around.

It is one of the best Airbnb’s for large groups in Ireland, with loads of room to enjoy a night away with friends or extended family.

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2. Traharta House & Cottage, Castletownshend, Cork – 5 Bedrooms

pet-friendly holiday homes to rent in West Cork

You only have to look at this view to know that this is a holiday home you want to stay in. Listen to the sea as you lie in bed and enjoy breakfast on this patio in the morning – it doesn’t get much better than this!

If you are looking for the ideal group accommodation in Ireland, then this is the one for you! There are two properties here, the cottage has two bedrooms, and the house has three bedrooms. They can be let separately or would suit a group of 10. This is also a large pet-friendly holiday home in Ireland.

Read: 25 Dog-friendly Airbnbs in Ireland

Both of these architectural gems offer uninterrupted views of Skiddy, High and Low Islands. They are located just 2km from the pretty village of Castletownshend and 8km from the lively town of Skibbereen. Check out the YouTube video via the link below to see just how beautiful this setting really is.

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3. Kenmare House, Killarney, Kerry – 8 Bedrooms

I had the pleasure of staying in Kenmare House recently, and I’m convinced it must be one of the best large houses to rent in Ireland.

It is located on private land beside the Castlerosse Park Resort and Killarney National Park, and boasts stunning views over the Killarney Lakes and Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains.

I loved the decor and private gardens and there is even a chapel on site which would be perfect for intimate weddings, or for couples looking to renew their vows. The two downstairs bedrooms are ideal for elderly or infirm, and Killarney town centre is easily reached via the 2km pedestrian walkway or by taxi.

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4. The Boat House, Baltimore, Cork – 4 Bedrooms

The Boat House in Baltimore - luxury airbnbs in ireland for large families

West Cork is one of my favourite parts of Ireland and The Boat House location is idyllic. This four-bedroomed house is one of ten properties on an island estate, reached by a stone bridge.

It is also located close to Baltimore and Skibbereen, so if you fancy a change of scene, you don’t have too far to go. You will also have access to an indoor heated swimming pool during your stay.

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5. Dingle Bay View, Kerry – 6 Bedrooms

Large holiday home to rent in Dingle

This modern six-bedroomed Dingle home is ideal for a large gathering in one of Ireland’s most loved towns. It is just a two-minute drive to the centre of the town and has a large private garden with two patios.

Make sure you experience the Slea Head Drive or take a boat out to the Skellig Islands – there is so much to do on the Dingle Peninsula.

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6. Pier Cottage, Restored stone house, Kenmare, Kerry

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Pier Cottage is a beautifully restored 18th century stone cottage which has two self-contained units. The ‘West End’, sleeps up to 7 in 3 bedrooms, while the ‘East End’ sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.

The whole Cottage, sleeps up to 11 so it is ideal for a large family rental in Ireland. Located just off the famous Ring of Kerry, and just 50 metres from its own shingle beach, its location is idyllic.

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7. Fiddlers Cottage, Fermanagh

Are you a Karaoke fan? Fiddlers Cottage in Fermanagh is the perfect party house! It is ideal for a stag and hen party or for avid musicians, as there is a purpose built bar, Karaoke room and stage where you can act out your inner fantasies!

Fiddlers Cottage has five bedrooms and can sleep 15 comfortably. You will also find a hot tub, sauna, Finnish BBQ hut and lots more!

The owner, Derek Moore can also arrange musicians to accompany you, and can organise catering if you don’t fancy cooking.

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8. The Old Quay House, Fethard on sea, Wexford – 6 Bedrooms

luxury airbnbs in ireland for groupsThis magnificent period house is located right at the harbour and offers panoramic views from three separate balconies. It can sleep up to 17 which makes a one of the most popular Airbnbs in Ireland for groups.

Located on the beautiful Hook Peninsula, you will find plenty of shops and restaurants close by as well as some superb beaches – I’m told there are 14 different beaches nearby!

The extensive gardens have a patio with BBQ area and there is a games room with a full-size table tennis, 6ft pool / snooker table, and a cross trainer. There are also fishing nets, boules and buckets and spades for kids on site.

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9. Golf Lodge at Mount Juliet Estate, with Pool Access, Kilkenny – 4 Bedrooms

Mount Juliet Estate - Manor House

This spacious 4-bedroom golf lodge in Mount Juliet Estate is a great find. I am a big fan of Mount Juliet Estate and to be able to avail of the facilities there is a huge bonus.

The house is very well equipped and modernly furnished with 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a terrace with garden views, but the pièce de résistance –  you have access to the hotel’s swimming pool.

Read: My review of Mount Juliet Estate

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10. Ethan House, Killarney, Kerry – 4 separate houses

airbnbs in ireland for groupsEthan House Killarney is one of the best large group accommodation in Ireland, as it offers four self-contained suites on a two-acre site. It allows friends or extended families to holiday together, with the benefits of having privacy in their own home.

If all houses are rented together, they can sleep up to 21 guests, however if you only wish to rent three of the houses, contact the host for individual prices. It is located just 4km from Killarney town centre, and close to all of its top attractions.

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11. Villa Yeats, Ardmore, Waterford – 5 Bedrooms

luxury airbnbs in Waterford for large familiesVilla Yeats is a modern 5-bedroomed home with private beach access in one of Waterford’s most idyllic locations. Set on a five-acre estate with a sister property, Villa Galileo, it is ideal for large gathering as both houses can be rented together, and can accommodate up to 29 people.

Each house has a separate garden and an outdoor terrace with BBQ, and there is a shared shed with two kayaks and tennis rackets for guest use. The five-star Cliff House Hotel is nearby with its award-winning Michelin star restaurant – but make sure to book it in advance!

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12. The Lime House, Slane, Meath – 6 Bedrooms

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If you are looking for large Airbnbs in Ireland for groups, look no further than The Lime House eco lodge – it can sleep up to 22 people.

There are six ensuite bedrooms, as well as a wood-fired hot tub*, pizza oven and BBQ area beside the house. There is also a natural swimming pool about 300 metres away, which can be used all year round, but warmest from May to September.

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13.  Doolin Cottage, Clare – 5 bedrooms in two separate buildings

airbnbs in Clare for large families or groups

Luí na Gréine (Sunset) is a three-bedroom cottage that is attached to a two-bedroom cottage Eirí na Gréine (Sunrise). These two properties share the same building but have a separate parking area and patio with outdoor furniture. They are ideal for two families who wish to holiday together, but also have some independence. These homes are pet-friendly too.

Located beside the Burren Way walking trail and just 5km from Doolin, the location is ideal to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, Clare’s beautiful beaches, and the Cliffs of Moher.

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14. Log Cabin in Kinsale, Cork – 5 Bedrooms

log cabin airbnb in Ireland near the beach

This five-bedroom log cabin offers superb sea views and is located just ten minutes drive from Kinsale. This will house up to 11 guests, so it is ideal for an extended families.

There is a large garden, a balcony with views towards the Old Head of Kinsale, an office and a home gym. There is a small beach at the end of the road which is ideal for canoeing, and there are plenty of sandy beaches a short drive away.

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15. Inch Country House, Tipperary – 6 bedrooms

luxury airbnbs in ireland for groupsYou only have to look at the image of Inch House to know that it is something special. A Georgian Country Mansion dating from 1720, if you fancy a family get together in true Downtown Abbey style – then look no further. It was a guest house and restaurant for 25 years before being transformed back into a stately home in 2018.

You will have exclusive use of the six-bedroom house which can accommodate up to 19 people, and the proprietors own home is behind the main house, which can house a further six people if required, at an additional cost.

The Library Bar can be stocked to your own taste, including draft Guinness! There is also a unique little chapel and extensive gardens to explore. A private chef can also be arranged if you would rather not cook during your stay.

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16.  The St George at Ross Castle, with Pool Access, Galway – 6 + Bedrooms*

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The St George House accommodates up to 12 guests with the added benefits of having access to the grounds of the estate and all its common areas, including the indoor heated pool, Billiards room, tennis court and lake boats.

There are three cottages on the estate which can be booked together, making it one of the best Airbnbs in Ireland for groups. You can view The Park Hall here, which sleeps up to 16 guests. With Connemara, Mayo and even Clare all within driving distance, the possibilities for day trips are endless.

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 17. Radestown House, Kilkenny – 7 Bedrooms

luxury airbnbs in ireland for groups or extended families

Radestown House is a four-storey, 8,000 sq.ft. house set on 11 acres. If you are looking for a luxurious house for a large party or family event, then look no further – its sleeps up to 35.

There are plenty of places to dine: you can choose the formal dining room, the kitchen dining area, or the two large outdoor terraces. However if you fancy dining out, the house is located less than 10 minutes from Kilkenny city centre. This must be one of the largest Airbnbs in Ireland for groups.

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18. Killadangan, Westport Period House, Mayo – 5 Bedrooms

airbnbs in ireland for large familiesThis villa-style period house overlooking Clew Bay is one of a kind. Located just ten minutes from the vibrant town of Westport, on the Wild Atlantic Way, it is an ideal venue for an extended family holiday or group of friends.

Situated on eight acres, the five bedroomed house has been fully restored over five years, and now has a wonderful mix of contemporary and antique furnishings.

A concierge service is available with housekeeping, a private chef and waitress. The hosts can also arrange bespoke itineraries including guided tours and boat trips.

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19. Driney House with Indoor Pool & Private Jetty, Leitrim – 4 Bedrooms

luxury airbnbs in ireland with private jetty

This four-bedroom house is located on the waterways in Leitrim. There is a private jetty and access to the lake just 50 metres from the garden and there is also a heated indoor pool with lake view, which is open from April 1st – December 31st.

The BBQ and outdoor terrace offer the perfect place for al-fresco dining, and the house is well equipped with WiFi and a fireplace if you fancy a cosy night in.

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20. Zephyr Lodge, Bundoran, Co. Donegal – 6 Bedrooms

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Zephyr Lodge was originally an award-winning guesthouse, and is now a luxury holiday home that can sleep up to 14 guests. Recently refurbished, the lodge is well equipped and located just five minutes walk to the lively town centre of Bundoran and its stunning beach.

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21. Award Winning Designed Home with Ocean Views, Enniscrone, Sligo – 4 Bedrooms

luxury airbnbs in ireland for large families

This modern award-winning four-bedroomed house offers stunning views of the Atlantic, with a road that leads down to a great sea swimming spot.

The house is connected with the HARBOUR SUP school and equipment and lessons can be arranged from the house. It is just three minutes from Dromore West which has a pub, cafe and Chinese take-away, while the seaside town of Enniscrone and its stunning white sandy beach, are just 17 minutes away.

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22. Wild Atlantic Way Beach House, Clare – 3 Bedrooms

luxury airbnbs in Clare for large families

The Wild Atlantic Way Beach House is a three-bedroomed luxury beach house that sleeps up to 10. It is just minutes from the white sandy beach at Doughmore and the Trump International Hotel at Doonbeg. Its unique design includes an L shaped sunroom and a first floor living room, which offers panoramic views of the Atlantic through its windows and balcony.

It is ideally suited to an extended family gathering, as group parties are not allowed. Located close to the village of Doonbeg, with the Cliffs of Moher, Clare’s seaside resorts and the Aran Islands close by, the possibilities for day trips are endless.

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23. Dunowen House, Cork

Dunowen House, one of best private rentals in Ireland for large groups

Dunowen House is a luxury 18th century home situated in West Cork, just ten minutes from the lively town of Clonakilty. It is an ideal choice for large family gatherings, group stays or even intimate weddings.

This historic country estate has six bedrooms and offers the choice of self-catering or a fully catered dining service, as well as organising private cookery lessons.

This unique place to stay in Ireland was once the home of Noel Redding, bass guitarist with the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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24. Four-bedroom beachfront home with hot tub, Larne, Antrim Coast

holiday homes beside the sea in Northern Ireland

The large holiday home offers stunning views of the Irish Sea from the lounge, as well as the outdoor terrace and hot tub that seats 8 people. There is also an Arctic hut, furnished with throws and reindeer hides, which has a central BBQ.

The house is set within two acres and has gated access to a pebble beach from the garden – so it is ideal for families and it is also pet friendly.

The villages of Glenarm and Ballygally are close by. and the location is ideal for those looking to explore the Causeway Coast which is home to some of Northern Ireland’s top attractions.

Read: A magical few days on the Causeway Coast

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25. Bella Vista, Carlingford, Louth – 7 Bedrooms

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The medieval town of Carlingford is always a popular choice for group getaways. The lively village is only a 12 minute walk away, and offers some great bars and restaurants. There is also a host of water sports available on Carlingford Lough.

This is one of the most popular Airbnbs in Ireland for groups as it can sleep up to 23 in seven bedrooms, and it has a garden with patio area and BBQ for large family gatherings.

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26. Collanmore Island Lodge, Westport, Mayo – 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps up to 22!

Collanmore private island is a great airbnb in Ireland for groups

Fancy holidaying in your own private island? Collanmore Island Lodge is located in Clew Bay, just 10 mins from the vibrant town of Westport, but it will seem like worlds apart… Just hop on the ferry from Westport (€10pp return) and enjoy the freedom of island life for a few days.

The lodge has its own private beach, a BYOB bar, a hot tub and a steam room. This is one of the best Airbnbs in Ireland for groups, the house sleeps up to 22 people.

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27. The Boatstrand Beachhouse, Waterford – 4 Bedrooms

modern airbnb house in Waterford near the beach

If you are looking for a modern Airbnb in Ireland near the beach, this one ticks all boxes – in fact it has a beach at the end of the garden. Beautifully decorated with panoramic sea views, this Copper Coast hideaway is ideal for families and friends alike. The house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large garden with a BBQ – perfect for family nights in.

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I hope this post on Airbnbs in Ireland for groups or large family holidays will help you plan a group getaway soon. It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed are subject to change,  please check with individual home owners for clarification.

These homes were researched on various booking sites. When you make a booking, you do so via a third party. I may 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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