Quirky Accommodation Ireland

Quirky Accommodation in Ireland

Glamping in Ireland has been growing in popularity over the past few years, and even more so in 2020 with the rise in numbers of people swapping their usual international trips for short staycations in Ireland. When you think of glamping, you may visualise the typical bell tents or glamping pods, however there are a whole host of other options available. This post is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of fun and quirky places to stay in Ireland but it will give you a good idea of the amazing accommodation options that we have right under our noses. From treehouses, bubble domes, and floating glamping pods, to igluhuts, boat stays, and medieval ring forts, we literally have it all right here on our little island.

Viking House

I’m guessing there are not many people who can say that they have stayed over in a Viking House on the shore of the river Slaney, with wattle walls, a thatched roof and a central hearth.

When staying in this unique accommodation you are free to explore the 35 acre park that the house sits on, dress up in the authentic costumes provided and cook on an open fire.

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Viking Hut on Slaney River

Forest Domes

Imagine sleeping under the stars in a private forest in your own little transparent bubble. Sounds like heaven right? Well it gets better – no kids are allowed! The domes in Finn Lough are the perfect setting for a romantic date night. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in nature to relax and recharge.

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Adults Only Forest Dome Finn Lough

If like us you don’t often get the chance to escape without the kids, then rest assured we know of the perfect domes that are family friendly and set on the grounds of Ireland’s largest Aqua Park. You can take part in activities such as cable watersports, open water swimming, wakeboarding & kneeboarding, the list goes on and on. There is even a Puddle Park for the smallies, and a drive in cinema where you can relax and unwind after a busy day.

This resort is much more lively than the adult only resort we mentioned earlier, however you can escape from the mayhem to your bubble dome which is set deep in the forest, and the best bit – you have your own private wood burning hot tub right on your deck.

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Hobbit Hut

This little earth covered house in County Mayo, will give you a taste of what it would be like to live like a hobbit underground. The little hut sleeps up to 4 people, and you will have access to a wood fired sauna & hot tub. Sure what else could you want lads? There is also an outdoor kitchen area and fire pits available for use.

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Live like a hobbit for a night or two in County Mayo

Floating Glamping Pods

Like the idea of glamping, but want to make it a little more unique? Well I can’t imagine it gets much more unique than plonking a glamping pod into the water in Kilrush Marina in between all of the yachts and boats. Each pod has an outdoor seating area, a double and single bed, small kitchen area and access to the Marina Centre Facilities.

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Floating Glamping Pods


Fancy a romantic break in West Cork? We’ve got you covered. Luxurious, quirky, and eco friendly these treehouses situated in Grove House are constructed 100% from sustainable materials. After climbing up the tree trunk steps you will be met by your very own private hot tub nestled in the branches of a spruce pine tree. Inside the tree house you will have your own kitchen, walk in shower, roll top bath and full central heating for those cosy winter evenings.

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As I mentioned at the start of this post, this is literally the tip of the iceberg in terms of unique and quirky places to stay in Ireland. I will leave it at that for now, but stay tuned for more travel inspiration coming soon. In the meantime, don’t forget to pop over to our Instagram page to stay up to date with our family adventures.

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