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10 Family Breaks in Ireland, 2-Night Hotel Stays from €324 in August

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Still searching for family breaks in Ireland this summer? I’ve got 10 last minute deals to tempt you. 

Whether you want three, four or five-star hotels, this post has great family breaks in Ireland to suit all tastes and budgets. All hotels listed are family friendly and all are recommended on TripAdvisor. I have priced these family breaks in Ireland for two-night stays in August, but dates and durations can be changed, simply click on the links below, and edit the dates to suit your requirements. 
 

 

 
It is important to point out that not all hotel facilities may be in operation. 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.

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Most of these family breaks in Ireland include my affiliate links – where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
 

 

 

1. Treacy’s Oakwood Hotel, Clare, Family Room: €496 

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Located close to Bunratty Castle and within easy access of the Cliffs of Moher and the Wild Atlantic Way, this is a great choice for families looking to explore Clare’s gorgeous coastline.

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2.  Brandon House Hotel, Wexford: Family Room €368

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The Brandon House hotel boasts a large indoor pool as well as an Eco Spa. It is particularly popular with couples because of its leisure facilities, award-winning restaurant, and its location within walking distance of the town.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Wexford with kids

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3. Kilronan Holiday Homes, Roscommon: 3 bedroom House, €600

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These three-bedroom homes enjoy an enviable position on the grounds of Kilronan Castle Estate. The hotel is surrounded by 40 acres of grounds on the shores of Lough Meelagh. Guests have access to the hotel swimming pool, spa, and gym, and the houses receive great reviews from previous guests.

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4. Parkavon Hotel, Killarney, Family Room: €358 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The 3-Star 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 is great value for a family stay in Killarney.

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5. Claregalway Hotel, Galway: Family room (5) €358

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Located just 20 minutes from Galway City, within easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way, and with a leisure centre and large family rooms, this is a great value choice for family breaks in Ireland. This super deal can accommodate a family of five.

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6. Clayton Hotel Limerick, Superior Family Room With River View: €404

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Boasting stunning river views over the Shannon, a leisure centre on site, and a choice of dining options, this is one of the most popular hotels in the Limerick. Located within walking distance of the city, and with the Wild Atlantic Way and numerous beaches close by, the possibilities for day trips are endless.

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7. Fitzpatrick Hotel, Dublin, Family Room: €350

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Overlooking Dublin Bay, I love the location of this hotel. I enjoy walking the family friendly Killiney Hill Walk regularly. Of course you can also take a short Dart ride to Dublin city, or simply relax and enjoy the pool – this great hotel is a great choice for a family break in the capital. 

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8. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road, Galway, €324

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The Maldron Hotel is a family-friendly hotel located less than 15 minutes walk from Galway city. Children are treated like VIPs and have a separate check-in with a welcome gift on arrival, as well as child-friendly menus throughout the hotel. With Connemara and The Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, this is a great choice for families looking to explore the surrounding area. 

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9. Bella Vista Hotel, Cork: Two Bedroom Apartment (5): €610

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Bellavista Hotel offers beautiful views of Cork Harbour in the pretty town of Cobh. With a traditional Irish bar and a Chinese restaurant on site, and the popular Titanic Experience and Fota Wildlife close by, this is a great choice if you are looking to explore Cork’s top attractions and gorgeous coastline.

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10. 5-Star Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin, Family Room: €875

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We had the pleasure of staying in the Intercontinental Hotel recently and loved the experience. The standard family rooms are extremely spacious, I’m told the most spacious of all five-star hotels in Dublin. However if your budget allows, upgrade to one of the executive suites which have a balcony and can easily accommodate a family of five.
 

 

 
You can choose to dine in the Lobby Bar or the elegant Seasons Restaurant, both of which have superb kids menus, that are very well priced. There is a health club with a 14 metre pool which children can also avail of, and if you fancy a stroll before dinner, Sandymount beach and Herbert Park are both close by. 

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I hope this post on family breaks in Ireland will help you plan a family holiday in Ireland this summer. It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may not be operating to full capacity – please check with individual hotels and holiday home owners for clarification. I always recommend booking a hotel or home with free cancellation in case there are any changes to the listed facilities that may not suit you. 
 

 

 
These family breaks in Ireland were researched independently. Some have links direct to the hotels websites, while others have my affiliate links attached to third party websites, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.

 

 

Sarah

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Five-Star Hotel Deals in Ireland – September stays from €71pp

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Fancy a short break away or want to treat someone special? I found ten five star hotels in Ireland, all priced with free cancellation policies.

I love searching hotel offers online and I’m always looking for good value in luxury hotels. These five-star hotels in Ireland are priced on overnight stays in September. All deals include free cancellation, just incase there are any restrictions when you due to travel. 

If the date I have selected doesn’t suit, simply change the dates to suit your requirements when you click on the links below. So grab your best friend, or your partner, and head off for a night in one of these five star hotels in Ireland, and give yourself something to look forward to. 

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1. Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel – Dublin: €71pp 

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This luxury hotel break will you see you stay in a stunning Georgian mansion that dates all the way back to the 16th century. It is situated close to Dublin City Centre, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.  

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2. Dunloe Hotel & Gardens, Killarney B&B: €133pp

Dunloe Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in Ireland for families

The Dunloe Hotel is a great choice for couples looking for a luxury stay in Kerry. As well as a luxury spa and 64 acres to explore, you can enjoy kayaking on the river that flows through the estate, as well as complimentary tennis and fishing. If you are lucky to catch something, the kitchen will be pleased to prepare and cook your catch for dinner that evening. This hotel is pet-friendly too.

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3. Savoy Hotel Limerick: €80pp

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The chic Savoy Limerick hotel places you right in the heart of the city centre. Overlooking the River Shannon, it has three restaurants, a modern gym, spa, and plunge pool. With the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, the possibilities for day trips are endless.

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4. Castlemartyr Resort – Cork: €172pp B&B

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Castlemartyr Hotel is one of Cork’s most popular hotels. Set on 220 acres, with a 17th century country manor house adjacent to the ruins of an 800-year-old-castle, this super hotel has four different restaurants to choose from, a swimming pool and luxury spa. This deal includes breakfast too – need I say more?

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5. Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast: €107pp

Great value hotel breaks in Northern Ireland

The Fitzwilliam Hotel offers five-star luxury in the very heart of Belfast city. This boutique hotel offers modern guest rooms, great dining options and a ultra-chic bar. With all of the city’s top attractions on your door-step, this is the place to be seen in Belfast.

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6. The Dylan Hotel, Dublin: €99pp

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Dublin’s most popular five-star boutique Hotel boasts modern decor and spacious rooms. The Eddison Restaurant serves gourmet Bistro-style cuisine, and its location close to St Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street is just what you want for a luxurious stay in Dublin city.

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7. Kilkea Castle, Kildare, €95pp

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Kilkea Castle is set in 180 acres of woodlands and gardens and boasts a Thermal Suite with hydrotherapy pool, golf course and wide selection of outdoor activities. You will be spoilt for choice at meal times as there is a host of dining options including the fine dining 1180 restaurant overlooking the castle gardens, and less formal options in the Clubhouse including The Bistro and Hermione’s Restaurant.

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8. Muckross Park Hotel & Spa – Kerry: €125pp B&B

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Muckross Park Hotel & Spa blends traditional style with contemporary decor perfectly. Set amongst 25,000 acres of the Killarney National Park, all of Killarney’s highlights are right on your doorstep. If you can manage to tear yourself away from Killarney’s stunning scenery, the spa and dining options at the hotel are superb. 

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9. Mount Juliet Estate – Kilkenny: €123pp B&B

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mount Juliet Estate consists of two residences, the original Georgian Manor House and the chic Hunter’s Yard. This super deal is based on staying in Hunter’s Yard and includes breakfast! Why not treat yourself to a meal in the Michelin-starred Lady Helen restaurant, and make it an overnight stay to remember. I stayed in Mount Juliet last summer and loved it. 

Read: My review of Mount Juliet 

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10. The G Hotel & Spa – Galway: €130pp B&B

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Last, but most definitely not least, is the popular G Hotel & Spa in Galway. This luxurious offering is great value for a five star hotel in Ireland. It’s daring and colourful design make it the ultimate spot for an overnight stay, and breakfast is also included in the price.

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These five star hotels in Ireland 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

 

 
 
 

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Staycations and Short Breaks on RTE’s Marian Finucane Show

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As the summer draws to a close why not grab a last minute getaway. I have city breaks in Madrid, Lisbon and Rome, and Irish breaks in Kilkee, Belfast, Enniscorthy, Enniskerry and Westport. Here are my recommendations for staycations and short breaks as discussed on RTE’s Marian Finucane Show this morning.

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August break to Madrid

Late August is always a good time to get a deal and this year is no exception. Kids are ready to go back to school and those looking for a September break tend to overlook late August, when in fact, prices are much lower. ClickandGo.com have matched the low airfares with some good city breaks. I like this deal to Madrid, it combines sightseeing, sun and shopping all in one! You can take a tour of the Royal Palace and shop till you drop on the Gran Via – one of Europe’s finest shopping streets. Madrid is also home to Europe’s largest Penneys so there is shopping here for everyone! There is over 3,000 restaurants, so its safe to say it’s a foodie destination and there is enough bars and clubs to satisfy any night-owls. Fly with Aer Lingus and enjoy a three night stay in the four star Via Castellana hotel for only €240 on the 28th of August. Click here for more details.

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Lisbon break with river cruise in September

Although the Algarve is one of our most popular holiday choices, the capital, Lisbon is often overlooked. You can choose to go for a holiday (which I did) and stay in one of the beach resorts, or take a city break and stay in Lisbon itself. Temperatures rarely get higher than 25 degrees in Summer and lower than 14 degrees in Winter so it is a great choice for city break. The old style trams are the best way to get around the city and there are numerous sights to see, including The Belem Tower (defence tower), the Castelo de Sáo Jorge  and the Cristo Rei, which is a large statue of Christ that you can climb and see great views of the city. There are some great restaurants, cafes and music clubs, all very reasonably priced. I went with my kids and there was lots for them to do too. The Aquarium is Europe’s largest and well worth a visit. If you have time take the train to the ancient city of Sintra and some of the nice beach resorts along the coast. Theholidayshop.ie are offering a three night break in a central four star hotel from €339 on the 25th of September. They are also including a free river cruise too. Click here for more details.
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Cheese & Wine Tasting Weekend in Rome in November

Rome is a great city break destination at any time of year, but personally I think it’s better to go in the winter time, as it’s less crowded. There is so much to see in Rome it doesn’t matter how many times you go, you will always find something new to discover. I found a great deal on travalue.ie where they offer a FREE cheese and wine tasting evening, when you book a two night stay. The price for flights and a two night stay in the popular three star Galileo hotel in November is only €199 per person. They also have offers in September and October from €326 per person. Click here for more details.

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Christmas Market Breaks in December

Christmas markets are very much back in vogue. Ryanair and Aer Lingus have added extra capacity to many cities throughout the winter with lots of low priced airfares available. I like Berlin as it has over 50 markets to choose from and something to appeal to everyone. Sip some mulled wine while enjoying Christmas carols at the traditional markets of Charlottenburg Castle or enjoy one of the Christmas Rock concerts at the Spandau Old Town market. Europe’s largest mobile toboggan run and ice rink are at the lively Potsdamer Platz market, so there is plenty of choice for everyone. For more info on Europe’s top Christmas markets read my blog here. The price for flights with Aer Lingus and a three night stay in the 4* Park Inn by Radisson Alexanderplatz is only €249 on the 7th of December. Click here for more details.

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City Breaks

For those who wish to stay closer to home, there are plenty of options here in Ireland.

 

August family break: Feather Down, Loop Head, Co Clare.

Recently I had the pleasure of glamping in Ireland’s first Feather Down tents. They have sites all over Europe and have only come to Ireland this year. They are in the grounds of a popular glamping site, Purecamping in Loophead. It is the perfect escape from a big city, you really switch off and it’s a great family experience. The ‘tents’ if you can call them that have 3 bedrooms, a private toilet, shower, stove and also a BBQ if you are lucky to get the weather. They still have availability in August, the price for a three night stay is €599 on the 12th or 19th of August. If you want a cheaper option the Purecamping furnished bell tents are pretty cool too and are priced at €75 per night. You can also choose an unfurnished tent from €35. No matter which option you choose you can avail of the excellent facilities on site, including yoga classes, sauna and a wood fired pizza oven. For more details, read my blog here.

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Spa breaks

The difference between Monart and other luxury hotels is that Monart is Ireland’s only destination Spa property. It offers a unique adults-only environment and is situated on 100 acres – you will feel utterly relaxed here. Monart was recently awarded ‘runner up best spa retreat worldwide’, by Conde Nast Traveller. It was also named as Ireland’s best destination spa for four years in a row. If you are looking for a spa break, there is no doubt – Monart is the best!  They have a three night midweek break from €329 per person, on the 29th of August, other dates are also available at a slightly higher price. This special offer includes breakfast each day plus dinner in their renowned restaurant on one evening. You will have unrestricted access to the thermal suite and they are also including a 30 minute spa treatment. Monart is situated on 100 acres – you will feel utterly relaxed here. For more details click here.

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If three nights seems too long, the Rainforest Spa in Enniskerry ( Wicklow) have an excellent offer for a one night stay at the Summerhill House Hotel You will receive a glass of bubbly and petit fours on arrival, an hours use of the spa facilities, a treatment of your choice ( see website for exact choices), breakfast and evening meal – and all for €129 mid week or €149 at the weekend, available in August. Click here for more details.

Operation Transformation at Hotel Westport

If you have over indulged during the summer months and want to get in shape for Christmas, then the Hotel Westport’s Operation Transformation package might be just what you need! You can choose a three day break from €199 or a five day break from €309 from the 9th of October. This four star family run hotel have been running this program, twice a year for four years and they have proved very popular. You will receive breakfast and dinner each day ( where light options are available) and you can join in the many aerobics and wellness classes that are provided free of charge. There is entertainment nightly and no single supplement – so it’s a great way to meet new people. There is no pressure to participate in all the activities, it is very much a laid back approach, in fact if you do not wish to be assessed, that’s fine too. If you fancy a night out in Westport, he hotel is located only five minutes from the centre. Click here for more details.

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Belfast overnight with Game of Thrones Tour

For any Game of Thrones fans, this is a must! The 4* boutique hotel, Tara Lodge is offering an over night stay with breakfast, and an action packed day visiting filming locations across Northern Ireland. Start your journey along the Causeway Coastal route visiting famous sites from the show. Stop for lunch before visiting the Giants Causeway. The price is only £72 per person and it is still available in August. Weekends are busy but check out their website for more details. The Tara Lodge is rated number 1 of 45 Belfast hotels on tripadvisor and receives excellent reviews. It is a family run guesthouse / hotel and offers friendly service and excellent value. Click here for more details.

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Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. For my reviews and city break deals click here. To listen back to my chat with Marian, click HERE.

Sarah

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