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10 Family Breaks During Christmas & New Year – 2 Night Stays from €244!

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From Kilkenny to Killarney, check out these festive family hotel deals in Ireland with prices from €244 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. Availability is very limited but I have managed to find some options for both 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, and most have 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. Clayton Hotel, Limerick, Family Room B&B , 30th Dec €370

With views over the River Shannon, a Waterfront Restaurant, and a leisure centre with a 12 metre pool, this is the perfect choice for family festive break. Use promo code THETRAVELEXPERT for a discount off the listed rate.

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2. Johnstown Estate, Co. Meath, 2 bedroom House: 29th Dec €658

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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.  

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3. Westlodge Hotel & Leisure Centre, Bantry Cork: Deluxe Family Room, 28th Dec €264

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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.

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4. Auburn Lodge Hotel & Leisure Centre, Clare: 28th Dec Family Room B&B €159

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Located on the outskirts of Ennis town, with the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Bunratty Castle on your doorstep, the opportunities for day trips are endless. Rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and all guests have complimentary access to the on site Leisure Centre, including a swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room.

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5. Parkavon Hotel, Killarney, Family Room: 28th Dec €308; 31st Dec €448

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.

28th Dec €308


31st Dec €408



6. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Dublin: 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 €521



7. Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Sligo, 1 bedroom suite sleeps 5: 28th Dec €528; 31st Dec €548

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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 these family suites will sleep two adults and three children.

29th Dec €498


31st Dec €368



8. Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road Galway, Family Room B&B, 28th Dec, €258, 30th Dec €339

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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. Use promo code THETRAVELEXPERT for a discount off the listed rate.

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9. Midlands Park Hotel, Laois, Family Room 28th Dec €448

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The Midlands Park Hotel is located in the centre of Portlaoise and has the added benefit of a health and fitness club with a 22 metre pool. There is a choice of dining options available, including Kelly’s Steakhouse and the intimate Triog Restaurant.

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10. Woodlands Hotel & Leisure Centre, Waterford: Family Room 31st Dec €368


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Located on the outskirts of Waterford city, this family friendly 3-star hotel boasts a leisure centre as well as a choice of dining options. It is also within access to the Waterford Greenway, which is a must visit during a family stay in Waterford.
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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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