Magical Irish staycations to enjoy in 2018

These destinations are all about relaxation and little luxuries for the start of 2018

  • Monart Spa

The Ice House Hotel, Co Mayo

To really help you relax and unwind this new year, the Ice House have a Winter Sleep package, which includes a two-night stay with warming winter cocktails or hot chocolate drinks, dinner on one evening, a Heavenly Dreams Sleeping Ritual in Chill Spa and a late check-out (subject to availability) for €315 per person sharing. See for more information.

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Co Cork

The blissful setting of Inchydoney is the perfect place to regroup and gather yourself at the start of a new year. Their Wellness Weekend package sounds divine: Two nights with bed and breakfast in a guestroom, with a private balcony overlooking Inchydoney beach, Algo Body Wrap & Full Body Massage in The Island Spa, and complimentary access to pool, themal spa and relaxation areas; from €269 per person sharing. For more, see

Monart, Co Wexford

Start the New Year with a detox escape at the ultimate destination spa, Monart. The specialists in wellbeing at the five-star Monart Destination Spa have developed a bespoke detox break offering guests a wellness and mindfulness break at the ultimate five-star retreat. The package is for two nights’ accommodation along with meals each day, including dinner in the renowned restaurant, and an extensive wellness and spa experience. Highlights include: Indian Head Massage, Sauna Ritual, Rise & Stretch Meditation class, Voya Massage, and the Dry Floatation experience, to name a few.

This package costs €479 per person sharing, for more details and information on packages, see

Castlewood House Dingle, Co Kerry

Dingle has so much to offer which makes it a lovely spot for a short staycation. Enjoy the village’s great restaurants and bars, go shopping in the beautiful boutiques, or enjoy the wild life and outdoors with lovely walking trails, watersports, and of course trips to see Fungie available. Castlewood House is the perfect place for a little bit of luxury, and the Dingle Distillery Experince sounds great. Enjoy two nights in a deluxe room overlooking Dingle Bay and breakfast each morning, with a bottle of Dingle Gin, Vodka or Whiskey in your room on arrival. On a day of your choice, go on a tour through Dingle Distillery to learn all about whiskey making and finish up with a delicious sampling. Prices start at €170 per person in low season, and are €200 per person from May to September.

For more staycation ideas, see the January/February issue of Irish Country magazine, out on January 3rd, 2018.

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