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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