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

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From Dublin to Donegal, Cork to Clare, 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. I have highlighted both below based on two-night stays in hotels and holiday homes, 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.

 It is important to point out that all hotel facilities may not be in operation. 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 include my affiliate links – where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.



1. Westlodge Hotel & Leisure Centre, Bantry Cork: Deluxe Family Room, 28th Dec €334, 31st Dec €354

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Mizen Head

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 €334


31st Dec €354



2. Breaffy House Hotel, Mayo: Family Room 28th Dec €380, Family Bunkbed (6) €585


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We stayed in Breaffy House Hotel on a few occasions, and love it family atmosphere and superb facilities. It is situated on 101 acres and there is a spa and swimming pool on site. It is also a great base to discover to some of Mayo’s top attractions, including Westport, Achill, Croagh Patrick and DownPatrick Head. I fell in love with Mayo’s beaches, and if you fancy cycling, the Great Western Greenway is only a 30 minute drive away.


Breaffy House Hotel has family rooms that sleep four as well as large bunkbed rooms that can accommodate a family of six.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Mayo

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3. Clifden Station House Hotel, Galway: 2-bedroom Apartment, 28th Dec, €627


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This unique hotel was once an old railway station. It has been beautifully restored and manages to combine the old brick and native oak with modern furnishings. Its location in the upmarket town of Clifden is ideal for anyone who wants shops, bars and restaurants close by, but also wants to get out and about and explore the rugged coastline of Connemara.


The four-star, two and three-bedroom apartments are a great choice for groups or families. All guests get full use of the hotel facilities including the swimming pool and leisure facilities. 

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4. Quilty Holiday Cottages, Clare: 3 bedroom home (6) 28th 0r 31st Dec €494 

airbnbs with swimming pools in Ireland

The traditional Quilty Holiday Cottages are located on Clare’s coast and offer panoramic views on the Atlantic Ocean. Imagine walking the Cliffs of Moher, and returning to an open fire in your cottage – bliss! These three-bedroom homes sleep up to six and offer complimentary access to the indoor swimming pool and tennis courts. 

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5. Parkavon Hotel, Killarney, Family Room: 28th Dec €358; 31st Dec €418

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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 €338


31st Dec €398



6. Talbot Suites at Stonebridge, Wexford: 28th Dec, 2 bed Apartment €360, 3-bed Apt, €500

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Rated number 1 on TripAdvisor  the luxurious Talbot Suites at Stonebridge is a super choice for families looking for large apartments in the heart of Wexford Town. The three-bedroom apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows, fully equipped kitchen and TV’s in all living areas and bedrooms.

Guests have access to the swimming pool and Talbot Quay Leisure Centre and all the facilities of the Talbot Hotel Wexford.  

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7. Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Sligo, Family Room: 28th Dec €278; 31st Dec €408

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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 family suites are also available that sleep two adults and three children.

28th Dec €278


31st Dec €408



8. The Park Hotel Dungarvan, Waterford: Family Room 28th Dec €380


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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. We loved cycling the Greenway during our tour of the Munster Vales, it it one of Ireland’s top outdoor attractions for families. 

Top things to do in the Munster Vales

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9. Maldron Hotel Belfast City: Deluxe Family Room, 28th Dec €220, 30th Dec €277


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The Maldron Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Belfast City and is a popular choice with families. There is a restaurant and bar on site and deluxe family rooms are bright and spacious. Price for a two night stay based on two adults and two children sharing is €220 on the 28th of December, or why not stay for New Year, price is €277 arriving on the 30th or 31st of December for two nights.


Belfast is brimming with family attractions including indoor skydiving at Vertigo, Ireland’s award-winning Science and Discovery Centre W5, and make sure you take a spin to Colin Glen Forest Park to enjoy their Gruffalo Trail, ziplines and alpine coaster.

Read: 20 things to do in Belfast with kids and teenagers

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10. Ocean Sands Hotel, Sligo: 28th Dec, Apartment (4) €420, (6) €540

Enniscrone Beach.

Located in the heart of Enniscrone, overlooking one of Ireland’s best beaches, the location couldn’t be better. Children will love Waterpoint Aqua Park which is only a few minutes walk away, and there are family rooms as well as two and three bedroom apartments that can accommodate larger families.

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11. The Inn at Dromoland, Clare, Family Room: 28th Dec €232, Family of 5 €250

Family Staycations Over The October Mid Term Break - 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. At this price, it must be one of the best family hotel deals in Ireland.

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12. Bella Vista Hotel, Cork: 28th Dec 2-bed apartment €398 


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The Bellavista Hotel & self-catering suites offer beautiful views of Cork Harbour in the pretty town of Cobh. With a traditional Irish bar and a Chinese restaurant on site, and the highly rated Spike Island tour and Titanic Experience on your doorstep, and Fota Wildlife close by, this is a great choice for families looking for a self-catering break in Ireland.

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13. The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre, Clare, Family Room: €518

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I must confess I did not know about the Lakeside Hotel until this summer, despite it being one of the best family hotels in Ireland. Located on the banks of the river Shannon, you can avail of Stand Up Paddle boarding, kayaking, mountain biking and lots more activities in the nearby University of Limerick Adventure Centre.


Children will love the leisure centre too, with swimming pool and 40 metre waterslide, as well as the complimentary milk and cookies at bedtime.

Family rooms are spacious and come with a mini fridge.The possibilities for day trips are endless, with Bunratty Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, a choice of beaches, and a local Chocolate factory, all close by. 

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14. The Stone House, Fanore, Clare: 3-Nights (Min Stay), €815

Stone House to Rent beside the Sea, Ireland

How stunning is this house? It was purposely built to resemble a stone barn and its fair to say the owners succeeded! This two-bedroom cottage has a Great Room on the second floor with breathtaking sea views from its floor to ceiling windows, and the interiors and design are modern throughout.


If you can manage to tear yourself away from this gorgeous house, the beach, O’Donohue’s Pub, a small grocery shop and a fabulous restaurant are within walking distance, and the Cliffs of Moher is just 10 miles away.

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15. Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin: 28th Dec Family Room, €257

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This 4-star hotel is located right in the heart of Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock overlooking the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. With a 22 meter swimming pool and health club, it is one of Dublin’s most popular family hotels. 

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16. Clayton Hotel Limerick: Family Room 28th Dec, €309

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With the opportunities to explore Limerick, Kerry and Clare all on your doorstep, as well as a leisure centre with a 12 metre pool, this hotel is the perfect choice for a family staycation over the Halloween break. The Clayton Hotel Limerick is well known for its contemporary style and delicious food – don’t miss its vitality breakfast in the morning.

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17. Ardilaun Hotel, Galway, Family Room 31st Dec €478

Located in a secluded setting, yet only 1km from Galway city centre, the Ardilaun offers the best of both worlds. The spacious gardens provide an ideal choice for an evening stroll, and the choice of award-winning dining options are sure to please. There is a leisure centre, swimming pool and kids club on site, and pets are also welcome.

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18. Midlands Park Hotel, Laois, Family Room 28th Dec €363

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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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19. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Dublin: Family Room 28th Dec €407; 31st Dec €416

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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 €407


31st Dec €416



20.  Rose Cottage, Ballingskelligs, Kerry: 4-bedroom house €460

Skellig Michael, Kerry

Located just 400 metres from Ballinskelligs Beach with seaviews and an outdoor terrace, this holiday home is the perfect place to enjoy a family get together, and to explore the Ring of Kerry. Check out the reviews from previous guests – they are superb.

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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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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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