12 Family Breaks in Ireland Over St Patricks Weekend – 2-Night Stays From €298

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With the announcement of a double bank holiday over Patricks Weekend, why not plan a quick getaway? I’ve got 12 family breaks in Ireland to tempt you. 

Whether you want hotels or holiday homes, this post has 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 over Patrick’s Weekend, but dates and durations can be changed, simply click on the links below, and edit the dates to suit your requirements.


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. Garryvoe Beach Homes, Cork : €403

Garryvoe beach homes

The Garryvoe Beach Homes are newly built homes with modern interiors, stunning views and a private garden to take advantage of them. As the name suggests they are situated just two minutes walk from the Blue Flag Garryvoe Beach, however you can also avail of the leisure centre and swimming pool at the nearby Garryvoe Hotel, for a nominal daily charge.

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2. Treacy’s Oakwood Hotel, Clare, Family Room: €432

Cliffs of Moher

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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3. Riverside Park Hotel , Wexford: Family Room €408 

Top things to do in Wexford with kids - visit Wells House & Gardens
The Riverside Park Hotel is a great value choice for a families looking to explore all that Wexford has to offer – there are so many things to do in Wexford with kids. We stayed overnight here during the summer and enjoyed its choice of dining options and family friendly facilities.


Guests have complimentary access to the leisure centre with swimming pool and kids pool, and there is a large playground next door to the hotel. Superior family rooms are also available with separate TV’s for kids, and can cater for up to 2 adults and 4 children.

Read: Top things to do in Wexford with kids.

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4. Kilronan Holiday Homes, Roscommon: 3 bedroom House, €525

holiday homes in hotel grounds in Ireland.

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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5. Parkavon Hotel, Killarney, Family Room: €298 


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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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6. Breaffy House Hotel, Mayo: Family bunkbed room (Sleeps 6), €410


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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. 

Read: Top 10 things to do in Mayo

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7. Mill Park Hotel, Donegal: B&B, €476

swimming pool at the Millpark Hotel Donegal.

Located close to Donegal town, with some of Ireland’s best beaches and the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, this is one of the best value family hotel deals in Ireland. There is a swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, and state-of-the-art gym onsite, as well as a choice of dining options. 

Read: Top 10 things to do in Inishowen, Donegal

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8. Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Sligo, Two-bedroom Family Room: €428

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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 family suites sleep two adults and three children.

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9. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road, Galway, Deluxe Family Room: €470

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway

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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10. Bella Vista Hotel, Cork: Apt €333 ; 2 bedroom Apt (Sleeps 8) €597


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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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11. Bunratty Holiday Home, Clare, 3-bedroom house €444

Family staycations in Bunratty Holiday Homes.

Set in the village of Bunratty, these spacious three-bedroomed homes have bright modern interiors, and a patio area. The village has a host of craft shops and restaurants, with Bunratty Castle and Folk Park just 200 metres away. The coast is just 15 minutes away, and the beaches at Lahinch or Kilkee are an hour’s drive away.

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12. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Killiney, Family Room: €416

fitzpatrick castle hotel is a great hotel for a family holiday in Dublin

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 has it all covered. Add on a family breakfast for just €15.

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I hope this post on family breaks in Ireland will help you plan a family getaway over Patricks weekend. 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.


The Travel Expert Sarah Slattery




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