With summer in the air there is no better time for a spot of glamping. For those not in the know, glamping is the holiday revolution taking Ireland by storm. To put it simply it’s “Glamorous Camping”.
Forget old memories of camping (i.e. leaky caravans, broken tents and pay per play TV sets!) glamping is all about yurts, nature walks, tee-pees and eco-lodges! Here are our top 10 Irish glamping destinations:
First up on our list is Teapot Lane in Leitrim. This idyllic campsite was listed as one of the top 10 luxury campsites in Europe. It offers a range of accommodation including yurts, a treehouse, a vintage caravan and a cottage. Onsite there is a spa, BBQ, hen house, veggie patch and fairy garden.
Located in Wicklow these beautiful microlodges are a wonderful Irish holiday option. Equipped with an indoor sports center this is a great place for families rain or shine.
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3.Wild Flower Glamping, Cavan
Located in Cavan, Wildflower campsite is on top of a hill with a fab view of the countryside. The campsite can be rented out by individual accommodation or by the whole site. So a good option for big groups. We love the names of the accommodation in this glampsite:
- Daisy Yurt
- Wild Rose Wagon
- Bluebell Tent
- Foxglove Tent
So cute, love it!
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4.Killarney Glamping, Kerry
Killarney Glamping offers those seeking to go wild in the West the cozy comforts of home. Plus with the Zen day spa nearby, visitors can up the relaxation ante at their leisure.
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Kinsale Glamping offers 2 properties their romantic yurt and their gardener’s lodge. It is is a lovely getaway location. You can’t help but feel at one with nature surrounded by their herb and salad garden and lovely apple, fig and cherry trees. We love their video below…
6.Pod Umna Village, Galway
Located in Portumna in the south east of Galway is Pod Umna Village. This unique style of glamping is designed around camping in these cool pods. Each pod is equipped with electric lights, plug sockets and an oil heater. The campsite is near a forest, the river Shannon, Lough Derg and range of shops and pubs. To pod or not to pod is the question?! Pod on friends, pod on!
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On the grounds of the magnificent Ballyvolane house is glamping accommodation. Glampers can avail of yurts, a glamping arch or the “father ted” style caravan. A range of gardens and beautiful lakes surrounds the campsite.
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8.Tepee Valley, Armagh
Tepee Valley located in Markethill in Armagh is glamping as it should be. Glampers our offered a range accommodation including a native American tee pee, yurts, a log cabin, or an old romantic style caravan called the Rosie Lee. Nearby visitors can enjoy the forest, horse riding, go-carting and a range of shops and restaurants.
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Located off the coast of Baltimore in West Cork is the beautiful island of Cape Clear. Chleire Haven offers an idyllic campsite for campers and glampers alike.
Glampers can avail of their large Mongolian yurts and teepees. The island offers tons to do including snorkeling, whale watching and bird watching.
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Galway Glamping offers guests a range of yurts, cabins and dorms. Activities near by and on site include yoga, fishing, cocktail making, bubble ball, horse riding and more.
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