4 dog-friendly places to stay in Ireland


Treat your pet to a night of luxury with these lovely hotel and self-catering options

If you can’t imagine a getaway without your dog, there are a couple of great options in Ireland. Here are a few we love, thanks to their beautiful setting, nearby walking routes and woodlands to explore, and top-notch pet-friendly service.

Dromoland Castle

Treat you and your dog to a regal weekend away at Dromoland Castle. The 16th century castle hotel in Newmarket-on-Fergus has announced that they have a limited number of dog-friendly rooms now available. Your pet can join you on your getaway for just €40 per dog per night.

The hotel has also started to provide a range of pet-friendly services, so you can avail of beds, towels, door mats and referrals to local groomers. The castle offers walking maps of the extensive estate, and recommendations for walks in beautiful Co. Clare. dromoland.ie

Blessingbourne Estate

For a self-catering option, you can book a stay at Blessingbourne Estate in Co Tyrone. The collection of self-catering courtyard apartments are pet-friendly, and have one or two bedrooms, with open plan living, kitchen and dining areas. The 550 acre estate is surrounded by lakes an dwoodlands, and is within walking distance of Fivemiletown village. blessingbourne.com

The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed in Limerick is known for its exquisite food offering and stunning accommodations. It is a four star hotel with more of a country house feel. You and your pet will get to explore the serene gardens and countryside. Dog owners can avail of the suites at the Mustard Seed that offer garden access, making the rooms a very dog-friendly option.

The Dunloe

The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens is a beautiful 5 star destination in Killarney. They offer dog friendly rooms with a pet toy, treat and clean-up bags in a welcome pack for your pet on arrival. In your room you will find a food and water bowl, a pet bed and a doggy throw for the couch. It costs just €10 per dog per night to bring along your pet. Remember pet-friendly rooms are available on a request basis only.

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