5 places in Ireland to take your pet

Pets are more than just animals, they are our most trustworthy companions, and these 5 venues in Ireland have recognised just how much we value our relationship with our furry friends

  • The Exchequer Wine Bar: Dogs on the terrace

We can never spend too much time with our pets, and after a busy working week we love to do nothing more than venture and explore with our favourites at the weekend. However it can be difficult to eat out or take a trip away when most venues don’t allow pets in their premises, but these spots in Ireland are leading the charge when it comes to socialising with our four-legged friends.

The Exchequer Wine Bar and Restaurant, Dublin

Summer has officially arrived and to mark the occasion The Exchequer Wine Bar have launched their new pet policy. Customers can now bring their beloved canines to the hotspot in Ranelagh.

Dogs are welcome every Thursday-Sunday in the side terrace, and while they bathe in the sun and befriend the other pets, you can enjoy a delicious meal and a few beverages.

The Twelve Hotel, Galway

Enjoy a relaxing break at the Twelve Hotel in Galway, and bring your four-legged companion along too. The four star venue has a Pampered Pet Program – ensuring that your furry friend is treated with great care.

Recognised as Ireland’s most pet-friendly hotel, your animal will receive fantastic creature comforts such as a welcome ‘doggie bag’ which includes a toy, treat and clean-up bag. With nearby woods and beaches, you can embark on an exciting excursion together during your visit.

The Salty Dog, Down

This dog friendly hotel and bistro, has become a hit with canine lovers in Northern Ireland, and was the Award Winners, Pet Friendly Hotel of the year 2017.

Visitors to Bangor and walkers, are invited to come in for a bite to eat with their pets. Water bowls are laid out for the dogs, and there are only a few simple rules to follow such as keeping dogs on the floor and on their leads which is understandable. Pets are also allowed in rooms by arrangement. The aim of the Salty Dog is, is happy pet, happy owner,

Castlemartyr, Cork

Make your dog’s wildest dreams come true and treat them to a trip to the Castlemartyr. This luxurious five star venue consists of glorious green pastures for them to discover.

The stunning hotel and spa understands that no holiday break is as enjoying without your pet, and during your stay your fury friend will have free rein of their very own garden with personal access from your suite via the patio door.

Rathmullan House, Donegal

Take a trip to the North West to recharge your batteries, and you and your companion can indulge in a relaxing stay at the Rathmullan House.

Set in tranquil wooded grounds overlooking Lough Swilly, your four-legged friend will be in heaven at his five star venue. The only problem is that he may never want to leave.

Words by Tracey Donaghey

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