18 Dog-Friendly Hotels in Ireland

Last Updated: September 12, 2022

More and more hotels in Ireland are opening their doors and warmly welcoming all family members, including our furry friends. Whether you're planning on taking your pet along for a vacation or just need a place to sleep after a long day of exploring, these dog-friendly accommodations across the Republic of Ireland will provide you with everything you need. Below, check out our list of 18 of the best pet-friendly hotels, ranging from 5-star hotels to eco glamping, you will surely find the pawfect hotel for your family.

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County Clare


Fiddle + Bow Hotel, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland - Check Availability Here 

Fiddle + Bow has a collection of 7 luxury dog-friendly cottages and lodges, all of which are within walking distance to The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.  Each detached cottage can sleep between 4 to 11 humans and will give a big warm welcome to your furry friend.

Day Trip Idea - Take a ferry to The Aran Islands and discover these magical islands. Dogs are allowed on the Doonin2AranFerries as long as they are on a lead. 

  • Additional Fee - An additional charge of €30
  • Dog Limit - 2 dogs allowed
  • Size Restrictions - Big dog-friendly, all sizes allowed
  • Breed Restrictions - No breed restrictions
  • Additional Amenities - Water bowls provided
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all time
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Areas - The Meadow, the outside area behind the cottages serves food and drinks, are dog-friendly. There is also dog-friendly outdoor dining at Russells Fish shop. 
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Dromoland Castle, Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare, Ireland Check Availability Here 

If looking to stay in a castle in Ireland, Dromoland Castle should be at the top of your list. Enjoy exploring the 450-acre estate surrounding the luxury dog-friendly hotel of Dromoland Castle, as well as taking in the spectacular views from any of the 97 guest rooms on site.

Day Trip Idea - Take the short drive down to Kilkee Cliff Walk where you and your pup can stretch your legs and enjoy the stunning scenery. There is also a sandy beach nearby where dogs are allowed during the summer months after 6pm.

  • Additional Fee - An extra charge of €40 per dog per night
  • Dog Limit - 2 small dogs or 1 large dog is allowed per room
  • Size Restrictions - Big dog-friendly, all sizes allowed
  • Breed Restrictions - Restricted breeds are not allowed
  • Additional Amenities - Water bowls, dog bed, dog towel, door mat, doggie bag, and a welcome pack provided
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all time
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Areas - None
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Co. Cork


Castlemartyr Resort - (Castlemartyr, Co. Cork) - Check Availability Here

This 5-star resort is a great place for the whole family to spend a relaxing holiday. With dog-friendly accommodation options available, you can choose to stay in either the luxury hotel, a restored 17th-century country house, or in their dog-friendly guest house, The Orchard Residences. The resort is nestled on 220 acres of grounds within East Cork's woodlands and sits adjacent to the ruins of an 800-year-old-castle. The hotel also offers a Pet Concierge service where their friendly staff will go over all details on local dog sitters, walkers, groomers, and veterinarians. 

Day Trip Idea - Make the short 20-minute drive down to Ballycotton and enjoy the 7km walk (one way) along the stunning cliffs. It is best for all dogs to stay on a lead.

  • Additional Fee - Hotel: €50 for 1st night will be charged and €20 for any other additional night. Self-Catering Apartments: €20 per night for the length of the stay
  • Dog Limit - 2 small dogs or 1 large dog is allowed per room
  • Size Restrictions - Maximum size is that of a standard Labrador
  • Breed Restrictions - Restricted breeds are not allowed
  • Additional Amenities - Water bowls, dog bed, dog towel, door mat, doggie treat, doggie bag, and a welcome pack provided
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all time
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Areas - Pet-Friendly dining is available outdoors in the local resort-owned pub, the Hunted Hog. At The Golf Clubhouse, outdoor dining for dinner service is available on a walk-in basis. The outdoor terrace of The Canopy Bar is also available for light lunch with pets and for drinks service only after 17:00. There are no indoor dining options available.
  • Dog-Friendly Main Hotel Room Options - The only rooms where pets are permitted are the Garden Deluxe Rooms. 
  • Dog-Friendly Self-Catering Apartment Room Options - The only pet-friendly apartments are the Orchard Residences.
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Co. Dublin



Located only a short stroll from Kilmainham Gaol and right on the edge of Dublin city centre, this hotel is perfect for pet-friendly exploring in Dublin. All pups are welcome with open arms and dog lovers can rest assured that their favorite pooch will be spoiled and fussed over. There is no need to use the fitness center as Phoenix Park is only a 15-minute walk away. Check out our experience staying at Hilton Dublin Kilmainham where we went into detail about what to do and where to eat with your pup. 

Day Trip Idea - Take the hour drive up into the Wicklow mountains to Glendalough and explore the country trials, sniff around the water's edge of Glendalough Upper Lake and check out the Poulanass waterfall. There are dog-friendly cafés around but pet owners must keep their pups on a lead at all times due to the nearby wildlife. 

  • Additional Fee - 40€ per pet per stay
  • Dog Limit - 2 dogs are allowed per room
  • Size Restrictions - Big dog-friendly with a maximum weight of 34 kilos
  • Breed Restrictions - No breed restrictions
  • Additional Amenities - Dog treats and water bowls provided
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all time
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Options - Outdoor seating is available
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Hilton Dublin Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland - Check Availability Here

The first pet-friendly hotel in Dublin, Hilton Dublin has a whole floor giving a warm Irish welcome to our four-legged friends. Overlooking the historic Grand Canal, this 4-star hotel is only a 15-minute walk from St. Stephen's Green where you can walk your pup (while on the lead). Located on the green LUAS line (where dogs are allowed as long as they are in an enclosed pet carrier), you can easily hop on and take a day trip down to Howth. Read about our fantastic night's stay where we go more into detail about what to do and where to eat here

Day Trip Idea - Take the LUAS down to the seaside city of Howth where you can do the beautiful Howth Cliff Walk. 

  • Additional Fee - 40€ per pet per stay
  • Dog Limit - 2 dogs are allowed per room
  • Size Restrictions - Big dog-friendly with a maximum weight of 35 kilos (75 lbs)
  • Breed Restrictions - No breed restrictions
  • Additional Amenities - Dog treats, pet beds, and water bowls provided
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all time
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Options - Outdoor restaurant terrace, enclosed courtyard, and lobby are all pet-friendly
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Conrad Dublin, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland - Check Availability Here

A luxury 5-star hotel, the Conrad Dublin is close to the National Concert Hall and opposite the gardens of St Stephen's Green, perfect for early morning strolls with the pup. All of their elegant bedrooms have recently been refurbished and are complete with free wifi, iPod docking stations, espresso makers, and a number of rooms even have balconies, perfect for when you have your four-legged roommate with you. Read all about our night of luxury here, and what dog-friendly activities we got up to around Dublin.

Day Trip Idea: Visit the second tallest waterfall in Ireland at Powerscourt, where dogs are welcome as long as they are on a lead.

  • Additional Fee - €100 per dog per night
  • Dog Limit - 2 dogs are allowed per room
  • Size Restrictions - Big dog-friendly
  • Breed Restrictions - No breed restrictions
  • Additional Amenities - Dog treats, dog bed, dog blanket, water bowls, and a welcome pack are provided
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all time
  • Dining Options - Outdoor restaurant terrace (The Terrace Restaurant & Social House are dog-friendly)
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Co. Galway


Twelve Hotel - (Barna, Co. Galway) - Check Availability Here 

Recognized as Ireland's most dog-friendly hotel, it is important to book your stay far in advance as there are a limited number of dog-friendly rooms available. The hotel rolls out the red carpet for our canine companions and offers them nothing short of 5-star service. A short walk from the hotel, there are parks to walk in, bogs to explore and an ocean to swim in - a doggie paradise.

Day Trip Idea - Take a drive along The Wild Atlantic Way and head up to Kylemore Abbey where dogs are welcome as long as they are on a lead. 

  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay FREE! However, there is a deposit of €50 per night for our pet-friendly suites which is refundable.
  • Dog Limit - 1 dog is allowed per room
  • Size Restrictions - There is a height restriction of 30"
  • Breed Restrictions - Restricted breeds are not allowed
  • Additional Amenities - A welcome bag with a dog toy, snack, clean-up bags, and information on dog walks are provided. Dog beds are also provided in the pet-friendly room. For a special treat order something for your furry friend off of their special doggy menu.
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all time
  • Dining Options - Indoor seating at The Pins Gastro-Bar for breakfast, dinner, and drinks. Doggy meals are available.
  • Additional Information - You must have an up-to-date health certificate for your pet from the vet.
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The Ardilaun Hotel - (Galway, Co. Galway) - Check Availability Here

A 4-star, family-run hotel located in the bohemian city of Galway. The hotel boasts all the modern amenities you expect, from a leisure centre, to an indoor pool and children's pool, it is an ideal family-friendly hotel. Their pet-friendly rooms are on the ground floor with a small patio that has easy access to the gardens.

Day Trip Idea - Load up the car and enjoy a day at Dog's Bay beach; a white sand, horseshoe-shaped bay perfect for swimming and doggie paddling. Always remember to be respectful of others and make sure to wipe down any sandy paws before returning to the hotel.

  • Additional Fee - €20 per night per dog 
  • Dog Limit - 3 small dogs or 1 big dog would be allowed to stay in the room
  • Size Restrictions - Big dog-friendly
  • Breed Restrictions - No breed restrictions
  • Additional Amenities - Dog bowls and doggie treats are provided
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all times, both in the public areas of the hotel and when in the gardens
  • Dining Options - The indoor lobby is available for dog-friendly dining. In the summer months, there is also plenty of outdoor dining available as well.
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Co. Kerry



Treat your VIP (Very Important Pet) to a holiday of pampering and relaxing, The Muckross Park Hotel and Spa offers 2 dog-friendly apartments and they are ready to help you indulge your canine companion to the same level of 5-star service you would expect for yourself. Located within Killarney's National Park, the self-catering apartments are the ideal base for exploring the 25,000 acres of the pristine park. 

Day Trip Idea: Experience the majestic drive around The Ring of Kerry. Just make sure you check that you have good weather before heading out, when we did the drive we were met with heavy fog, not being able to see more than 2 metres in front of the car, let alone the view! 

  • Additional Fee - €30 additional fee for the first night and a €10 charge for subsequent nights.
  • Dog Limit - 1 dog per room
  • Size Restrictions - Small and medium dogs only, with a maximum size of a standard Poodle.
  • Breed Restrictions - No breed restrictions
  • Additional Amenities - A doggie welcome pack that includes a water bowl, treats, a toy, clean-up bags, and a handy map of dog-friendly walks in Killarney National Park. A dog-friendly menu is also available for additional treats. Their Pet Concierge Service is available with details on local dog walkers, sitters, groomers, dog boutiques, and veterinarians
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all times
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Areas - None
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Dromhall Hotel - Killarney, Co. Kerry) - Check Availability Here

Only a short 5-minute walk into Killarney town centre, this family-run 4-star hotel is ready to welcome the whole family. All of their rooms have recently been refurbished, and the lobby area makes for a pawfect doggie photo. With their sweeping staircase illuminated by a large skylight and an impressionable chandelier, your pup will be a paw-fluencer in no time!

Read about our two-night stay in Killarney and what pet-friendly adventures we got up to here.

Day Trip Idea - Explore what the 25,000 acres of Killarney National Park have to offer. Ride in one of the dog-friendly Jaunting Cars or take a dog-friendly boat ride out onto the lake. Don't forget to visit some of their local dog-friendly restaurants and brewing companies nearby!

  • Additional Fee - €20 additional fee
  • Dog Limit - 1 dog per room
  • Size Restrictions - Small and medium dogs only, no dogs larger than a Labrador
  • Breed Restrictions - Restricted breeds are not allowed
  • Additional Dog Amenities - None
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all times
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Areas - The covered outdoor terrace is while bar food is available
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Co. Limerick



Located just outside of Limerick City, this 4-star hotel has all of the amenities to pamper yourself and your pup. Enjoy your stay with a swim in the heated, 20-meter indoor swimming pool, or take a long walk around the leafy University of Limerick campus, located adjacent to the hotel.

Day Trip Idea: Enjoy an hour-long dog-friendly boat cruise of the River Shannon and Lough Derg with Killaloe River Cruises.

  • Additional Fee - €25 additional fee
  • Dog Limit - 1 dog per room
  • Size Restrictions - Six kilos or less
  • Breed Restrictions - Restricted breeds are not allowed
  • Additional Amenities - Water bowls on request
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all times
  • Additional Information - Shedding dogs are not allowed
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Areas -  Your best friend is welcome to dine with you indoors in the lobby area. Outdoor there is a sheltered area with heating, as well as a courtyard in the back where everyone is welcome.
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Co. Mayo



A 5-star luxury castle hotel situated on 350-acres perfect to explore with your 4-legged friend. This 800-year-old castle rolls out the red carpet for both you and your pooch. As Ireland's first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, you can expect nothing less than the royal treatment.

Day Trip Idea: Take your pup on a walk up to the nearby fairytale village of Cong. The village rose to fame after the filming of the 1952 Hollywood classic 'The Quiet Man'. While in the village enjoy the Cong Nature Trail, a 2.3 km loop through the ancient woodland. Don't miss out on visiting the ruins of a 12th-century Augustinian abbey established by Turlough O'Connor, High King of Ireland. 

  • Additional Fee - €75 per dog, per night
  • Dog Limit - 2 dogs per room
  • Size Restrictions - Big dog-friendly, dogs must be under 50 pounds in weight and under 24 inches in height
  • Breed Restrictions - Restricted breeds are not allowed
  • Additional Amenities - A comfortable dog bed, fluffy towels, treats, food and water bowls with fresh mineral water, and a turndown treat for your V.I.P (Very Important Pet) are all provided.
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all times
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Areas - None
  • Additional Services - For an additional fee their pet concierge can arrange the following with 24 hours advance notice: dog sitting, dog walking, grooming service, dog treats, toys, and leashes
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Co. Meath


Bellinter House - (Navan, Co. Meath) - Check Availability Here

A 4-star countryside retreat located in heart of the lush Boyne Valley, this historic hotel will have you and your pup unwinding from the stress of the hustle and bustle of city life. Located only 30 minutes from Dublin, you will feel like you have been transported into another time, with most rooms featuring the original wooden floors as well as handmade or vintage furniture. 

We had the privilege of staying at Bellinter House while exploring Ireland´s Ancient East. Read all about our stay at this boutique hotel and what to see in the surrounding area here.

Day Trip Idea: Take the short drive up to the historic Hill of Tara, just make sure you clean up after your pup. You can read all about our road trip here

  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay FREE!
  • Dog Limit - 1 dog per room
  • Size Restrictions - Big dog-friendly
  • Breed Restrictions - Restricted breeds are not allowed
  • Additional Amenities - None
  • Leashed - Dogs are allowed off lead in the garden
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Options - Outdoor terrace, covered outdoor terrace
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Co. Sligo


The Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Ireland - Check Availability Here

This 4-star hotel is what doggie dreams are made of. Nestled on miles of pristine beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean the hotel doesn't just tolerate dogs, they truly welcome them with wide open arms. There are 10 dog-friendly apartments available and 9 ground-floor pet-friendly rooms with direct access to the outdoors so your late-night bathroom breaks are made as easy as possible. Everyone in the family will enjoy the breathtaking ocean views, 5km of coastline for exploring, digging, and swimming, and relish exploring the landmarks of the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way. 

 Day Trip Idea: Stretch your legs on the 4.5km Mullaghmore Head Loop. Dogs are even welcome to be off lead at designated parts of the walk. Once finished, head down to Mullaghmore Beach where you and your pooch can play on the stunning white sandy beach and crystal-clear waters.

  • Additional Fee - €10 per night
  • Dog Limit - 2 dogs allowed per room
  • Size Restrictions - Big dog-friendly
  • Breed Restrictions - Restricted breeds are not allowed (Control of Dogs Act 1986)
  • Additional Amenities - None
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all times
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Options - Outdoor dining options as well as a specially allocated area in their lobby where your pet can join you. There are 2 pet tables and 2 drinks tables available. 
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Co. Waterford


Luxurious camping is brought to a whole new level at Nire Valley Eco Camp. Each cabin has its own en-suite facilities and the panoramic views are unbeatable. This picturesque location will make it easy to relax and recharge away from the distractions of TV and Internet. Your delicious breakfast baskets will be delivered to your door each morning, but you will need to bring your pet's own food.

Day Trip Idea: Drive down to the seaside town of Dungarvan and go for a walk on the old railway line which connects Waterford City to Dungarvan. You can also rent bikes and a doggie trailer from The Greenway Rent-A-Bike

  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay FREE!
  • Dog Limit - No more than 2 large dogs allowed per room
  • Size Restrictions - Big dog-friendly
  • Breed Restrictions - None, all dogs are allowed
  • Additional Amenities - None
  • Leashed - Dogs are allowed to be off lead to enjoy the freedom and to explore the nearby meadows 
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Options - None, however, there is a nearby dog-friendly restaurant,  360° Cookhouse, which has a dog-friendly menu available. 
  • Additional Information - Please make sure your dog is treated for fleas, ticks, and worms. Please feed your dog on the outdoor deck.
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Co. Westmeath


Glasson Lakehouse - (Glasson, Co. Westmeath) - Check Availability Here

An unforgettable holiday for both you and your pup, this countryside hidden oasis offers stunning landscapes and plenty of onsite walking trails to explore. Located in Ireland's hidden heartlands, their friendly staff is always ready to provide you with a dog-friendly map, picnic spots, walking sticks, and a lead for your pup. While relaxing make sure to try out the heated outdoor pool and Hot Tubs.

Day Trip Idea: Day Trip Idea: Drive down to Athlone and take a dog-friendly Viking Tour boat trip with Viking Tours Ireland

  • Additional Fee - Extra charge of €20 per dog per night
  • Dog Limit - 1 dog allowed per room
  • Size Restrictions - Small and medium dogs only
  • Breed Restrictions - None, all dogs are allowed
  • Additional Amenities - Doggie blankets, water bowls, and treats are provided
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all times
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Options - In the lobby
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Co. Wexford


Marlfield House Hotel, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland - Check Availability Here 

Set in 36 acres of woodland, this luxury boutique country house hotel is only located one hour south of Dublin. With Wexford beaches nearby, it is a perfect location for a pet-friendly holiday. Each bedroom is individually designed and boasts marble bathrooms and cosy bathrobes, ideal for sitting back and relaxing.

Day Trip Idea: Make the 70-minute drive up to the medieval city of Kilkenny, where you and your pup will instantly be transported back in time. Wander the cobbled streets and enjoy the lawns of Kilkenny Castle. 

  • Additional Fee - Extra charge of €25 per dog per night 
  • Dog Limit - 1 dog allowed per room
  • Size Restrictions - Small and medium dogs only
  • Breed Restrictions - None, all dogs are allowed
  • Additional Amenities - None
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all times
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Options - None
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Co. Wicklow


40 Winks, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland - Check Availability Here

Situated in the seaside village of Bray, this eccentric pet-friendly hotel welcomes all sizes of dogs. Wake up each morning and enjoy a stroll along the promenade, and stop at one of the many dog-friendly cafes for your morning coffee.

Day Trip Idea: Head up to Dublin City and explore many of the off-lead dog parks in Dublin

  • Additional Fee - Extra charge of €15 per night 
  • Dog Limit - 2 dogs are allowed per room
  • Size Restrictions - Big dog-friendly
  • Breed Restrictions - None, all dogs are allowed
  • Additional Amenities - None
  • Leashed - Dogs must be on a lead at all times
  • Dog-Friendly Dining Options - Dogs are welcome in our bar area
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