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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.

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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

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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

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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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8 Irish Hotel Deals in August For Families

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Fancy a family break away before the summer ends? I’ve searched the web to bring you Irish hotel deals in August for families, with prices from €367!

 

I have updated this Irish hotel deals post as availability limited in July and August. I have chosen new dates in August and rates with free cancellation, but if you want to book a non-refundable room, the rates should be even less. All prices are the total cost per family for three nights, but you can change dates or duration to suit your requirements.

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Please note that some of these Irish hotel deals may have only one or two family rooms available, so if they are sold out please check alternative dates or durations. This post is for families, but this post on September hotel breaks in Ireland is ideal for couples. 
 

 

 

5-Star Druids Glen Resort, Wicklow: Deluxe Family Room, 3 Nights, €640

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We were fortunate to stay in the luxurious Druids Glen Hotel last year and loved it. The grounds, the pool, and the close proximity to Dublin made it a perfect getaway break for us. I wrote my review of Druids Glen Hotel for Groupon, but it has lots of information about the family facilities in the hotel that you may find useful. Rooms are currently available on 11th and 18th August.

Read: My review of Druids Glen Hotel & Resort

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4-Star Shearwater Hotel, Galway: Family Suite, 3 Nights, €518

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Recently refurbished, this popular Galway hotel boasts an elegant interior with a luxurious lobby, a 20-meter swimming pool, an awarding-winning spa, kids clubs and live entertainment every Friday – Sunday.

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4-Star Johnstown Estate, Meath: 2 Bedroom house, 3 Nights, €627

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If you want to enjoy all the facilities of a hotel, but want the space of a two bedroom lodge, then this deal is for you. With a private terrace to enjoy some pre-dinner drinks, and full access to the leisure centre and restaurants in the hotel – what more do you need? Price of €627 is available 11th and 18th August, or €767 arriving 14th August.

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3-Star Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, Kerry: Family Room, 3 Nights, €417

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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.

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3-Star Hotel Killarney, Family Suite for 2 adults & 3 children, 3 Nights, €527

The Hotel Killarney has a leisure centre, kids clubs and lots of outdoor activities, as well as large family suites that sleep up to five. Price for two adults and two children is only €462.

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4-Star Breaffy House Hotel & Spa, Mayo: Family bunkbed room for 2 adults and 4 children, 3 Nights, €549

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Breaffy House Resort consists of two hotels, this deal is based on staying in the 4-star Breaffy House Hotel. Guests have complimentary use of all resort facilities including 20 metre swimming pool, paddling pool, gymnasium and award-winning spa. Children are well catered for with two playgrounds, crazy golf, GAA pitch and plenty of opportunities for forest walks. 

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3-Star Claregalway Hotel, Galway: Family room for 2 adults and 3 children, 3 Nights, €359

Irish hotel deals for families in the Claregalway hotel

For anyone looking for Irish hotel deals in August, it doesn’t get much cheaper than this! 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 family of five. 

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4-star Clayton Hotel Sligo, Family Suite up to 2 adults and 3 children, 3 Nights, €687

irish hotel deals for families at the clayton hotel sligo

The Clayton Sligo is a firm favourite with families. All family suites come with fridges and microwaves, the leisure centre has a separate kids pool, and there is plenty of entertainment to keep the kids happy throughout the day.

Set on beautiful grounds overlooking Benbulben Mountain, yet within walking distance of Sligo Town centre, this could be one of best Irish hotel deals for families this summer. 

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I hope this post on Irish hotel deals for families will help you plan a family break away soon. 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. 

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.

 

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert Sarah Slattery

 

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10 Family Breaks in Ireland, With Prices from €139!

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Looking for family breaks in Ireland this summer? I’ve got ten great deals to tempt you. All of my top picks are family hotels and houses, and most have swimming pools onsite!

 

I have teamed up with Groupon who offer a wide variety of family breaks in Ireland and abroad, with up to 50% off the recommended retail price. I have chosen a wide variety of family friendly hotels, some with kids clubs and swimming pools, others are self catering holiday homes.

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There are lots of dates to choose from and in most cases you can check availability directly on the Groupon website – under the Fine Print & Details Tab. I have priced all deals for two nights, but most deals have shorter and longer durations available, just click on the links below for full details of each offer. I’ve got city hotels, holiday resorts and even forest lodges, from various counties in Ireland –  hopefully one of these family breaks in Ireland will suit you 😊

4-Bedroom Mount Wolseley Resort Houses, Co. Carlow: From €310 – Sleeps up to 7 

Famous for its championship golf course and award-winning spa, Mount Wolseley is also ideal for family breaks in Ireland. With 4-bedroom self catering lodges on the grounds of the resort, families have full access to all the hotel facilities including 20 metre swimming pool, kiddies pool, zip lining, soft play area, and a teen zone which is open until 11pm daily. There is also a kids club for children aged 4-12 during summer holidays, mid term breaks and Easter and Christmas holidays. This super deal also includes €10 credit for a round of golf,  and it is valid until December 2020!

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Price of €310 includes a two-night stay for up to 7 people in a four-bedroom self catering lodge, with €20 per person spa credit on treatments over €90, €10 per person credit for a round of golf once during your stay, and 20% discount on Afternoon Tea. Price for three nights is €399. Valid Sunday – Thursday until 17th December.

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3-Bedroom Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges, Co Limerick: From €299, 7 Nights from €399 – Sleep up to 6.

For families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, the Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges are the perfect choice. Set amongst the forest in the Ballyhoura Mountains, midway between Limerick and Cork, are five luxury eco-friendly holiday homes. These 3-bedroom lodges are furnished to a high standard, receive excellent reviews and have been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. They are suitable for adults, children, elderly and also allow pets! The immediate area is ideal for hiking and kids will love exploring the forest. There is also a local pub just 5-minutes away in the village of Ballyorgan. 

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Price of €299 includes a two-night stay for up to six people in a luxury forest home with welcome pack, including a bottle of wine, towel rental, and starter wood pack for the stove. Price is €319 for three nights, €329 for four nights and €399 for seven nights. Valid until 20th October. 

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Malone Lodge, Belfast: From €229 With Breakfast & Dinner for 2 adults & 2 children

This Victorian town-house hotel, situated in the Queens University Quarter of Belfast, is a wonderful choice for a family break in Northern Ireland. Visit the Titanic Museum, explore the nearby Causeway Coast and Game of Thrones locations. I enjoyed a family break here a few years ago. The kids loved walking across the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, and listening to the legend of giant Finn McCool at the Giant’s Causeway.

Read: A magical few days along the Causeway Coast

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Price of €229 includes a two-night stay for 2 adults and 2 children with breakfast, glass of Prosecco for each adult and milk and cookies for each child on arrival, two-course family dinner on the first night, children activity pack in the room, and late check-out.  Want to stay for three nights? The price is just €319. Valid until December 2020. 

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Shearwater Hotel & Spa, Co. Galway: From €179 for 2 adults & 2 children 

Recently refurbished, the popular Galway hotel boasts an elegant interior, with a luxurious lobby and an inviting Library. There is a 20-meter swimming pool, an awarding-winning spa and there is live entertainment every Friday – Sunday. The onsite kids club caters from tots to teens with games, activities and movie nights. 

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Price of €239 includes a two-night stay for 2 adults and 2 children (under 12) in a family suite, with full Irish breakfast, a glass of prosecco, €10 per adult spa credit, full use of leisure facilities and a late check-out of 1pm. Want to stay for three nights? The price is €249. Valid until 30th September, additional charge for Friday, Saturday and bank holiday Sunday. 

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3-Bedroom Lakeside Holiday Homes, Co. Clare: From €139 – Sleeps up to 6

Located on the shores of Lough Derg, close to Mountshannon village, this is a great choice for families looking for plenty of outdoor activities. Fishing, cycling, horse riding, and golf are all close by, and these holiday homes come with a private jetty if you want to hire your own boat.  Pets are also allowed for a supplement of €25.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Price of €139 includes a two-night stay up to six people in a three-bedroom holiday home. Price for 3 nights is €179, 5 nights is €299 and 7 nights is €349. Valid until 30th June.

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Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club: From €218 for 2 adults & 2 children

This family hotel enjoys the best of both worlds. Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, but also on the edge of Sligo Town, you can enjoy the scenic countryside, as well as Sligo’s lively town centre. Recently refurbished, with contemporary furnishings and a super Leisure Club, this is a great choice for family breaks in Ireland. Family activities during mid-term and school holidays include movie nights, fun float obstacle course in the swimming pool, as well as an outdoor fairy trail and treasure hunt.
 

Price of €158 includes a two-night stay for two people. Two children (under 12) can stay in the room, for a supplement of €15 per child per night including breakfast. Children under 2 are free of charge.  Valid until 31st March 2021, €50 supplement for Saturday night stay.

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Quality Hotel Youghal Apartments, Co. Cork: From €149, 3 Nights from €219 – Sleep up to 6.

The beachfront apartments and houses in the Quality Hotel Youghal have been a firm favourite with families for many years. Enjoy all the facilities of a hotel, while staying in spacious self catering accommodation. With a gym, spa and swimming pool on site, you will be spoilt for choice. Special events, a Kids Camp and movie shows are also available throughout school holidays. The resort has a range of dining options, including bar food, pizzas available for take-away, and fine dining in the Capel Island Restaurant. Musical entertainment is also available in the Coast Bar.

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Price of €149 includes a two-night stay in an apartment for up to four people. Choose a luxury house (sleep up to 6) from €159 for two nights. Price for three nights is €219 and €249 respectively. A €10 spa voucher per person is also included towards a treatment costing €40 or above. Valid until the 30th of June.
 

 

Lough Allen Hotel & Spa, Co. Leitrim: From €199 for 2 adults & 2 children 

The Lough Allen Hotel & Spa is located on the shores of Lough Allen and within walking distance of the pretty town of Drumshanbo. With a swimming pool, spa and fully-equipped gym on site, you can enjoy a wide range of fitness and yoga classes while the kids play happily in the kids club. The are plenty of outdoor activities available too, including family walking trails, cycling, horse riding, kayaking and golf. 

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Price of €199 includes a two-night stay for 2 adults and 2 children ( under 12 ) in a standard family room with breakfast, complimentary kids club (primary school), €20 spa voucher per adult (redeemable against treatment of €60 or over). Price for three-night stay is €249. Valid midweek and weekends from 1st May – 30th September, excludes July and August.

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Fota Island Resort, Co. Cork: 3 Bedroom Lodges from €299

We are big fans of Fota Island Resort – we stayed in their contemporary lodges twice, during summer and winter and loved the experience. The lodges are beautifully furnished and the hotel has great facilities for all the family including a swimming pool, good-sized playground, fairy trail, spa and golf course. There are so many family activities nearby too. A trip to Fota Wildlife Park is a must, this deal also includes €10 credit towards the admission price. You can also visit the nearby Titanic Experience in Cobh.  
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Price of €299 includes two-night stay in a three-bed lodge for up to five people with two VIP spa passes, 2 x €20 spa credit for full-price treatment of €100 or more, €20 dining credit towards a three-course meal for 2 people, €20 golf credit between two people towards a round of golf on any of the three championship golf. These lodges that sleep 5 are onsite with full use of the resort facilities. Valid until 30th May.  
 
 
 

Hotel Killarney, Co. Kerry: From €179 for 2 adults & 1 child, €249 for 2 adults & 3 children.

The Hotel Killarney is well known for its family-friendly facilities. There is a swimming pool, sports hall and gym onsite, as well as a Friendly Fellows Kids Club with regular live shows, Crazy Cube Play Centre and indoor soccer. Family suites are available for families with three children. There is a choice of dining options with nutritious kids menus. As well as the superb family facilities on site, a boat trip on Killarney Lakes is sure to be a big hit with all the family. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Price of €149 includes a two-night stay for two adults. One child 3-18 years may stay in a standard room for a supplement of €15 per night breakfast included. Two or three children aged 3-18 may stay in a Family Suite for an upgrade supplement of €40 (with two children) or €50 (with three children). Breakfast is included. Children under 3 years old may stay free of charge, cot will be provided. Valid until 30th April.

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Prices are correct at the time of issue and are subject to change. Note some of the links in this post are affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made. This post on great family breaks in Ireland was sponsored by Groupon, but all views, as always, are my own. 

  

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