The idea of having to sleep in a tent when it’s pouring with rain or blowing a gale is enough to make you want to stay at home, even if you do love getting outdoors. Then there are the creature comforts like your hair straighteners and Nespresso machine, not to mention the comfort of your own bed! Bring on GLAMPING! Made popular in recent years by those who want to enjoy the great outdoors whilst still enjoying comfort, we’ve decided to run a series of inspirational lists highlighting the best places to visit if you fancy trying it out. First in the series is all about glamping in Ireland. This has been rapidly growing in popularity and you only have to look at the vast choice of glamping on offer in the beautiful Emerald Isle to see why.
You can find a wealth of information on glamping in Ireland, and below we explore 6 places that have become increasingly popular for their unique offerings or luxurious accommodation.
Mount Druid Glamping in Westmeath
With its very own lake and boat house Mount Druid consists of Yurts and Shepherd Huts with an emphasis on luxury and “cool boutique camping”. Situated in a lovely little village called Castletown Geoghegan, the site is only a short walk from local shops and a pub. Popular for weddings and other occasions they can cater for up to 200 guests with 20 yurts, 3 shepherd huts and 3 self catering houses.
For a great family adventure, Tepee Valley offers something really different for you and the kids. The choice of accommodation includes a tepee, yurt, log cabin, dome or even a Rosie Lee Gypsy Caravan. Here you can combine comfortable accommodation with the more traditional experience of sitting round the campfire cooking marshmallows.
Emerald Glamping Ireland
At Emerald Glamping Ireland you can stay in a cozy yurt and enjoy the luxury qualities of a hotel room. Enjoy peace, privacy and tranquility, while you stroll around the gardens or sit and watch the fish in the pond, and listen to the bird life that flourishes there. Definitely a break to get away from it all.
Experience the thrill of the jungle without the deadly creatures at Jungle NI – Ireland Glamping with a difference. At the foot of the Sperrin Mountains, near a place called Moneymore, the accommodation consists of jungle huts set in the middle of their own private forest. These huts can sleep up to 8 and are fully secured so you can enjoy a restful camping trip, with the aid of their outdoor hot tubs of course.
Grove Lane Glamping in Killarney
Set in one of Kerry’s most delightful locations at Grove Lane you can enjoy some of the best and most luxurious glamping spots Ireland has to offer. Their exclusive Bell Tents are set in their own private orchard and offer the best in home comforts. In fact for the best of both worlds you can even book a combined 4* hotel and glamping break.
Wildflower Glamping in Cavan
As the name suggests it’s a girly dream at Wildflower Glamping. Their tents have names like Wild Rose Wagon, Daisy Yurt and Bluebell Tent and each tent is beautifully decorated inside and out. The beauty of Wildflower is that you can rent each tent individually or you can book the whole site of 4 tents for a family getaway or get together with friends. A great place for hen weekends, 40th birthday retreats or other get-togethers.
In fact if this hasn’t got you reaching for your diary to book your next trip away, perhaps these might convince you to take part in a bit of glamping Ireland style… so get inspired and discover Ireland today.
Image Credits: Westmeath Glamping and Emerald Glamping Ireland