34 Big-Dog Friendly Hotels in Ireland

Is Ireland big dog friendly? This is a question we get asked a lot at Paws Friendly, and the answer, simply, is yes. There are loads of large dog pet-friendly hotels around the Republic of Ireland, and up until now, the trouble has been trying to comb through the different pet-friendly policies, reading the fine print to see if there is a maximum size limit or weight limit for dogs. In order to help our readers find the perfect place to stay with their big dogs, we have put our paws to the pavement, and collected a list of 32 hotels that are big dog friendly! Just a little side note; we have defined a “large dog” as a dog weighing up to 35 kilos or about the size of a standard Labrador. So, if you are traveling with an extra-large dog, please check with the pet policy agreement with the hotels before booking. If a hotel listed in this article has a maximum weight or size limit, we have included it. We should also say, restrictions in dog sizes and accessible areas do not apply to service animals.

This summer looks like it is going to be the perfect time to take a dog-friendly road trip in Ireland. With international travel still up in the air, why not make the most of the beautiful country around us, road trips lend themselves perfectly to being able to travel with big dogs so keep reading to find out which pet-friendly locations you can put on your map for traveling with a big dog.

Below is a breakdown of all the dog-friendly hotels grouped by County. Scroll down for more details about each individual hotel. 


COUNTY CAVAN (1)
Cabu by The Lakes in Derinish Beg

COUNTY CLARE (2)
Ceol na dTonnta in Doolin
Gregans Castle Hotel in Ballyvaughan

COUNTY CORK (5)
Castlemartyr Resort in Castlemartyr
Dunmore House Hotel in Clonakilty
Nine Market in Kinsale
Travelodge Cork Airport in Curraghconway

COUNTY DUBLIN (8)
Conrad Dublin in Dublin 2
Hilton Dublin in Dublin 2
Uppercross Hotel in Dublin 6

COUNTY DONEGAL (1)
Lough Eske Castle, in Lougheask Demesne

COUNTY KERRY (2)
Sneem Hotel in Sneem

COUNTY GALWAY (5)
Cashel House Hotel in Connemara
Peacockes Hotel in Maam Cross

COUNTY LIMERICK (2)
The Mustard Seed in Ballingarry

COUNTY MAYO (4)
Clare Island Lighthouse in Ballytoughey
The Helm Westport in Westport

COUNTY MEATH (1)

COUNTY ROSCOMMON (1)
COUNTY WATERFORD (1)
Travelodge Waterford in Waterford

COUNTY WICKLOW (1)

COUNTY CAVAN (1)


Cabü by The Lakes in Derinish Beg, County Cavan

Cabü by the Lakes lies deep within the woods of Killykeen Forest Park. A unique hideaway that sits directly on the shores of Lough Oughter in the center of Ireland’s lake district; County Cavan. The dog-friendly cabins are beautifully designed with luxury interiors, offering up the perfect getaway for the entire family. The Sitooterie is the perfect place for al fresco dining, socializing, and enjoying the warmth of the fire pit. They also offer a natural spa that consists of an outdoor hot tub and sauna experience. So make sure you grab the lead, hiking boots, and pups to enjoy this nature experience, with loads of coasts and unlimited forest to explore, it is the perfect location for big dogs. 

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl and doggie beds are provided.
  • Additional Information - Leads are required in all public areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - €20 per pet.
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COUNTY CLARE (2)


Ceol na dTonnta in Doolin, County Clare

This dog-friendly B&B is located on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking the village of Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. It is the ideal base for exploring all that West Clare has to offer. Ceol Na Dtonnta loves animals, even having two resident ponies, ‘Salt n Pepper’, and a dog called Tinkerbelle; all considered family members. Book a pet-friendly guest room and pay no additional fee for bringing your dog. Take your pup down to the seaside for a run along the beach or a paddle in the sea. Treats and doggie bowls are provided in every room and plush dog beds if requested.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl and treats provided.
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 1 dog per room.
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay free!

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Gregans Castle Hotel in Ballyvaughan, County Clare

A family-run hotel since 1976, Gregans Castel Hotel offers views across the Galway Bay, luxury, eco and gourmet retreats, and an 18th-century manor house for all guests to enjoy. Inside the house, you will find open fires, candlelight, and striking decoration. The house has been welcoming guests since the 1940s and all guests will enjoy the warm Irish hospitality, stylish accommodations, outstanding service, and exceptional fine dining in their award-winning restaurant. As animal lovers, they welcome your four-legged friends of all sizes. Some of their ground floor rooms have access to the garden to make early morning or late-night bathroom breaks especially easy. They also have two resident cats at the hotel, Lady and Basil, who can usually be found near the cozy fire or wandering around the lush gardens.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - €25 per stay
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COUNTY CORK (5)


Castlemartyr Resort in Castlemartyr, County Cork

Castlemartyr Resort sits on a 220-acre estate and is adjacent to the historic landmark of an 800-year-old castle that was first built in 1210 by The Knights Templar. Richly steeped in Irish history and tradition, Castlemartyr Resort also boasts a 17th-century manor house where guests will be able to enjoy the lush countryside views, direct access to an 18-hole golf course, and even a carriage tour of the estate! Our four-legged friends will enjoy being within walking distance to nearby woodlands, and then returning to either their luxury pet-friendly hotel room or their equally as luxurious self-catering accommodations on the Resort’s grounds. All pups will be greeted with their very own welcome gift in the room, as well as a map of the nearby woods and dog-friendly beaches to make the most of long dog walks in the beautiful Irish countryside.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, maximum size of the size of a standard Labrador
  • Dog Welcome Pack - Yes
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel. 
  • Pet Limit - Maximum of 2 pets in any room.
  • Additional Fee - Starting from €50, depending on accommodation type and length of stay.
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Dunmore House Hotel in Clonakilty, County Cork

A family-owned and managed 4-star hotel since the 1950s this hotel offers spectacular views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Wild Atlantic Way. With fishing, golfing, hiking, and beach yoga, there are plenty of activities to keep you as busy as you would like. Located directly in front of the beach, it makes early sandy strolls with your furry-friendly ever so easy. Their location on the Wild Atlantic Way gives way to loads of secluded and quiet beaches for your large dog to stretch his legs and run without a leash. All four-legged guests receive organic treats on arrival and there are water bowls located throughout the house. They are extremely proud to welcome both big dogs and small dogs, so pack the suitcase and get ready for your next dog-friendly holiday. 

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Pet Amenities - Organic treat on arrival, water bowls throughout the house, food, doggie beds, and dog toys upon request. 
  • Allowed areas - Bar area and the Sea Terrace overlooking Clonakilty Bay in the Adrift Restaurant. 
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay free!
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Nine Market in Kinsale, County Cork

Located above a cafe, Nine Market has 4 pet-friendly guest rooms that are perfect for anyone looking to explore the seaside town of Kinsale with their pup at no additional cost! The restaurant downstairs is also dog-friendly, so make sure you pop in for something to eat and a doggie treat before exploring this picture-perfect Irish harbor town.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl provided
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay free!
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Seaview House Hotel and Spa, Bantry, County Cork

Seaview House and Spa is a four-star country house with lots of character overlooking the beautiful Bantry Bay. This family-run B&B has been welcoming guests since the 1950s and strives to make every guest feel like they are the Lord and Lady of the Manor. The Hotel is nestled in four acres of mature gardens and beautiful trees, some as old as two hundred years! Located on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastal scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way, it is situated in a premium spot for touring all that West Cork and Kerry have to offer. Their pet-friendly suites are on the ground floor with direct access to the gardens. With plenty of walking trails and parklands nearby, it is perfectly situated for you and your big dog. 

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Allowed area - Outside gardens and outdoor areas
  • Additional Fee - €25 per stay
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Travelodge Cork Airport in Curraghconway, County Cork
The Travelodge Cork Airport hotel is located only 3 miles from the airport and the same distance to the city of Cork, making it easy if you have an early morning flight or if you want to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Cork during the day and still have a relaxing and peaceful evening. Built on many waterways, Cork has loads of exploring to be done with the family and pup in tow. The Travelodge Cork Airport hotel offers clean, affordable, and dog-friendly accommodations in Cork. 

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl provided.
  • Additional Fee - €20 per pet per stay.
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COUNTY DUBLIN (8)


Conrad Dublin in Dublin 2, County Dublin

Conrad Dublin is a luxury dog-friendly hotel located in the heart of Dublin city. The hotel overlooks the majestic National Concert Hall and within walking distance to St Stephen’s Green public garden for easy access to peaceful morning dog walks and a safe haven from the bustle of the city. This dog-friendly hotel pampers our furry friends with all the luxuries that you would expect for yourself from a 5-star hotel. Plush pet beds, a doggie welcome pack including toys, a walking map of Dublin, and freshwater bowls. Why not enjoy a lazy morning with fluffy cuddles, and a room service breakfast before taking your pup across the city and enjoying a local dog park.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Dog Welcome Pack - Yes, including a map of local dog walking areas, local veterinarians, dog treats, dog bed, dog blanket, and water bowls.
  • Allowed Areas - Dogs are welcome on the outdoor terrace area of the restaurant.
  • Pet Limit - 2 dogs per room.
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all public areas of the hotel. 
  • Additional Charge - €50 per dog per night
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Hilton Dublin in Dublin 2, County Dublin

Located in the heart of Dublin City, this cosmopolitan 4-star hotel overlooks Dublin’s Grand Canal. This hideaway is located perfectly for a city getaway. Located only 10 minutes from the renowned St. Stephen’s Green, both you and your four-legged best friend will have plenty of sites to explore during your stay in the capital. 

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, maximum weight of 35kgs
  • Pet Amenities - Dog treats at check in, dog bed and water bowl provided
  • Allowed Areas - Dogs welcome on outside restaurant terrace and enclosed courtyard.
  • Pet limit - 2 dogs per room 
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all public areas of the hotel.
  • Events - High Tea with your dog, including gourmet dog treats
  • Additional Fee - €40 per stay
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Hilton Dublin Kilmainham in Kilmainham, County Dublin 

Hilton Dublin Kilmainham is a sleek four-star hotel located in the historic heart of Dublin. They are across the street from Kilmainham Gaol, and a short walk away from The Royal Hospital, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the Guinness Storehouse. Directly in front of the hotel is Saint James’ (part of Phoenix Park) which is PAW-fect for you and your pup to enjoy a morning run in some green space or an afternoon of meandering around the park. They are newly dog-friendly, having just started welcoming canine guests at the end of Summer 2020.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, there is a weight limit of 35kgs.
  • Pet Amenities - Dog treats at check in.
  • Allowed Areas - Dogs welcome on outside terrace area of restaurant.
  • Pet limit - 2 dogs per room
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all public areas of the hotel. 
  • Additional Fee - €40 per pet per stay.
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Travelodge - Dublin Airport North Swords in Swords, County Dublin 

The Travelodge Dublin Airport North Swords hotel is located only a mile from the airport's check-in desks, making it the perfect location for any early departure flight. All rooms have a comfortable king-size bed with four plump pillows and a cozy duvet, perfect for puppy snuggles. They are delighted to welcome pets and The Travelodge is Ireland's largest dog-friendly hotel chain, with 10 hotels spread out across the Republic of Ireland.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Water Bowl provided
  • Additional Fee - €20 per pet per stay



Travelodge - Dublin Airport South in Dublin 9, County Dublin

The Travelodge Dublin Airport South is the perfect dog-friendly accommodation in Dublin for international jet setters looking for somewhere to stop over or those catching an early flight out. It's also handy for shopping at the nearby Gulliver's Retail Park and Ikea. Less than a mile from the Helix Theatre, one of the country's largest stages, you'll have live music, ballet, and more on your doorstep. And to relax, take a walk with your pup around the oasis that is Albert College Park.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl provided.
  • Extra Fees - €20 per pet per stay.



Travelodge Dublin City in Dublin 6, County Dublin

Travelodge Dublin City Centre Rathmines, is located just a short walk away from the city’s bustling Cultural Quarter - full of galleries, dog-friendly pubs and restaurants, and theatres. With loads of culture to see, grab your walking shoes, and take your pup out for a meandering walk in the heart of Dublin. All of their rooms feature comfy king-size beds, with no breed restrictions, big dogs are very welcome in the hotel. 


  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl provided.
  • Extra Fees - €20 per pet per stay.



Travelodge - Dublin Phoenix Park in Dublin 15, County Dublin
The Travelodge Dublin Phoenix Park is perfectly located about 2 kilometers from the famous Phoenix Park, where you and your dog can enjoy the largest enclosed public park of any capital city in Europe! With more than 1,750 acres, your pup will definitely be able to get all of their daily steps in and then some! After spending the day exploring the park, why not take a short trip to some of the famous dog-friendly pubs in Dublin!

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl provided.
  • Extra Fees- €20 per pet per stay.
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Uppercross Hotel in Dublin 6, County Dublin

Located only 3km from Dublin City, Uppercross Hotel is within walking distance of great restaurants, café-bars, pubs with live music, shops, a cinema, and a fitness center. They welcome dogs of any size, with no breed or weight restrictions. When you arrive, your furry friend will be greeted with food bowls in the room. The pet-friendly rooms are tiled and have under-floor heating, a luxury that can be enjoyed by both humans and dogs alike. There is also a pet concierge service with details about local dog walking services, pet sitters, groomers, and veterinarians. This is a great choice for dog owners with larger dogs.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Pet Amenities - Dog bowls are provided.
  • Allowed area - Heated Beer Garden, Mother Reilly’s Bar & Restaurant.
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 1 dog per room.
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all public areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay for free!
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COUNTY DONEGAL (1)


Lough Eske Castle, in Lougheask Demesne, County Donegal

Lough Eske Castle is a luxurious 5-star, 150-year-old castle situated on 43 acres of rolling green Irish countryside. They are dedicated to ensuring a relaxing and comfortable experience for their hotel guests and their V.I.P.s (very important pets). Both dogs and cats alike, are given a warm welcome here and are pampered in the Lough Eske Castle pet-friendly Courtyard Guest Rooms. Treat your loyal friend to their own doggie bed basket, dog blanket, and food and water tray. Their dog-friendly Courtyard Guest Rooms are subject to availability so please make sure to get prior approval before booking. There is a €25 additional pet fee per room per stay.

Please be aware that the main Castle building including Restaurant & Bar is only open to humans.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Dog Welcome Pack - Yes, includes food and water bowls, food tray, dog bed, and dog blanket.
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - €25 per stay.
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COUNTY KERRY (2)


The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens in Beaufort, County Kerry

The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is a luxury 5-star pet-friendly hotel overlooking the Gap of Dunloe in Killarney. The 64-acre estate is full of surprises, from an extraordinary arboretum to the hidden ruins of the 13th century Dunloe Castle. All guests can experience Irish history, stylish architecture, and adventure, with onsite complimentary leisure activities such as horse riding, tennis courts, fishing, and swimming. This dog-friendly hotel is more than happy to welcome our lovable large four-legged friends with a welcome pack full of delicious doggie welcome treats, a toy, food and water bowls with a special floor mat, a comfy bed for your dog, a dog blanket to cover the sofa if your pup prefers to sleep there, and waste bags. Let your dog unwind in their 20-acres of gardens. They even boast the safe haven of an enclosed run so you can let your pup run wild off the leash.

There is a small pet fee of €10 per dog per night and they offer both luxurious kennels or dog-friendly hotel rooms. As with lots of hotels, the dog-friendly guest rooms are on a request basis only, so you must speak with a staff member or email the hotel when making your booking.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome
  • Welcome pack - Full of yummy goodies for your dog including a pet toy, pet treat, doggie towel, and clean-up bags
  • Pet Amenities - Dog beds, toys, towels, blankets, specialty treats
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 3 dogs per room.
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - €10 per pet per night.
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Sneem Hotel in Sneem, County Kerry

Sneem Hotel is a luxury four-star hotel nestled in Goldens Cove on the famous Ring of Kerry, the hotel is perfectly situated in some of the most spectacular landscapes in the region. There are terrific walking trails near the hotel that your large dog will enjoy, as well as beautiful sandy beaches for them to burn off any excess energy. They have a very simple pet policy, all pets, regardless of size, weight or breed can stay with no additional fees or deposits as long as they are cute, adorable and well-behaved! Their pet-friendly self-catering apartments are some of the best in Ireland, offering ground-floor easy access for any bathroom breaks. They also have pet-friendly ground floor and sea view hotel rooms, for any pooch that appreciates a room with a view.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Allowed area - Outside Terrace
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 1 dog per room.
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay free!
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COUNTY GALWAY (5)


Ardilaun House Hotel in Galway, County Galway

A family-run 4 star luxury hotel set on 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this hotels has the perfect tranquil setting for your and your pooch. Their beautiful surroundings are the perfect backdrop for the whole family. They offer pet-friendly garden rooms with a patio area, giving easy access to the gardens. The perfect choice for families traveling with their pup as the gardens make a nice little playground and easy bathroom breaks. 
  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl provided. 
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - €20 per night per dog
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Cashel House Hotel in Connemara, County Galway

Cashel House Hotel is one of Connemara's most gracious mid-19th century country houses, and since 1968 is a luxury family-run hotel that stands at the head of Cashel Bay. Situated in the heart of Connemara on the West coast of Ireland, Cashel House Hotel is set in 50 acres of award-winning gardens containing flowering shrubs and woodland walks, giving you and your pup plenty of space to explore. Having always been dog-friendly, they are always more than excited to welcome our beloved furry friends, both big and small, to their hotel. This ultra-dog-friendly hotel even offers nanny cameras for guests with dogs that suffer from separation anxiety, meaning you can enjoy a lovely dinner and not have to worry about mischief your pup could be getting into back in the room. They also have a small private library where dogs are welcome during the day, or it can be privately reserved for dinner if you prefer your pup stays with you. They can also sit outside at tables on the patio and lawn, as long as they stay on the lead. 

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome
  • Welcome pack - Water Bowl, beds, toys, towels, blankets, bowls, speciality treats and foods, and doggy camera for pups that suffer from separation anxiety.
  • Allowed area - Library (if privately reserved) for dinner, outside patio, gardens, wooded walks, and beach areas
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 2 dogs per room.
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay for free!
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Peacockes Hotel in Maam Cross in County Galway

Peacockes Hotel has been an Irish family-run hotel, bar & restaurant in Maam Cross, Connemara since 2014. This homely country hotel is perfectly located next to numerous walking trails. Connemara is a walking paradise, often being referred to as the last European wilderness. This is the perfect place if you are looking to stretch your legs with a long walk and tire out your pup. All furry guests are truly welcome and not just tolerated. Dogs are welcome in all public areas of the hotel and also in the bar area, where you can cosy up next to a traditional open peat fire. 

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome
  • Allowed area - Bar area
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 1 dog per room
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay for free!
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Travelodge Galway City in Galway, County Galway

The Travelodge Galway City hotel is not far from the Salthill beaches and promenade, while the varied and fun nightlife of bustling and bohemian Galway city centre is also just on your doorstep. They offer pet owners a comfortable and affordable ensuite bedroom for you and your furry friend to enjoy. There is an extra charge of €20 per pet per stay and no limit on the number of pets per room. Make sure you take a walk down the city's cobbled streets, pop into a dog-friendly pub for a drink and some music, or go to Connemara National Park and explore the majestic scenery with your beloved pooch.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl provided.
  • Additional Fee - €20 per pet per stay.



The Twelve Hotel in Barna, County Galway

The Twelve Hotel is recognized as one of Ireland's best pet-friendly hotels and for good reason! We can personally recommend it, having visited over Christmas 2020. They offer their Pampered Pet Program, which is designed to treat your pet with their renowned red carpet service, just as you’d expect for yourself. Located on the coast, and surrounded by parks and woodland walks, the hotel is the perfect place for an outdoor getaway with your pup. Can you believe that there is no extra charge for your canine companion?!

You will arrive to a doggie welcome kit, dog bed, and dog bowls, pet treats from their in-house bakery, and a new toy to keep your pup busy while you unpack. Make sure you stop by the doggie reception, full of treats, toys, and leashes. Their onsite restaurant will also welcome pets, providing water bowls and their own dinner or you can relax in your hotel room with their doggie room service menu.


  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, with a maximum height of 30".
  • Pet Amenities - Welcome kit, dog bed, dog bowls, pet treats, a new toy, and canine menu provided.
  • Allowed Areas - In the bar area of The Pins Restaurant
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 1 dog per room
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay for free!

COUNTY LIMERICK (2)


The Mustard Seed in Ballingarry, County Limerick

The Mustard Seed is an oasis of countryside bliss surrounded by verdant pastures in the heart of County Limerick. This boutique hotel sits on acres of manicured lawns and orchards. It is the perfect location for your romantic getaway or a little countryside escape. Surrounded by country lanes suitable for leisurely strolls with your smaller pups and not too far away from the Ballyhoura Mountain range for hiking with a big dog, this luxury hotel has plenty to offer the whole family. Their pet-friendly rooms include a deluxe suite with doors opening onto the garden for convenient bathroom breaks. 

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Pet Amenities - Dog bed provided.
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 2 dogs per room.
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay free!
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Travelodge Limerick Ennis Road in Knock, County Limerick

The Travelodge Limerick Ennis Road hotel is a short drive from Limerick, a quirky city on the Shannon river. It's home to Thomond Park Stadium, the wonderful Hunt Museum, the Limerick City Gallery of Art and the excellent open-air Milk Market. Visit impressive King John's Castle or head south to visit Limerick Racecourse, go walking in the Ballyhoura Mountains and discover the remarkable history of the 6,000-year-old archaeological treasure Lough Gur. All rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. The perfect location for the whole family to snuggle up.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl provided.
  • Additional Fee - €20 per pet per stay.

COUNTY MAYO (4)


Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo

Ashford Castle is an 800-year-old castle set on a 350-acre estate. This historic hotel is the royal adventure of your dreams. The former home of the Guinness family, you will enter through the grand stone gates to a lush paradise of landscaped gardens, ancient woodlands, and an emerald lake. They welcome with open arms our four-legged friends and treat them with five-star luxury service. Going for a walk around the grounds couldn’t be more exciting, with the vast Ashford Estate at their paws, they are sure to enjoy the adventure. Their pet concierge is delighted to offer dog sitting, dog walking, grooming service, dog treats and toys, and leashes. 

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl and fresh mineral water, fluffy dog towel, dog duvet and supremely comfortable dog bed, and a turndown treat provided.
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - €75 per night per dog.
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Clare Island Lighthouse in Ballytoohy More, County Mayo

Clare Island Lighthouse is a restored 1806 lighthouse turned into a boutique hotel. Viewed as a ‘great escape’ from the ever more busy world, the lighthouse is uncluttered and sleek, offering no televisions (WI-FI is available) giving their guests a chance to enjoy the spectacular sea views and awe-inspiring natural environment. Their doggie friendly rooms have direct access to outside, and a large secure walled complex at the lighthouse so they can run freely off-lead.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowls and dog bed provided.
  • Pet Limit - 2 dogs per room.
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - €25 per stay.

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The Helm Westport in Westport, County Mayo

The Helm Westport is a B&B including self-catering apartments and accommodations in Westport. They have a very bustling pub with live music on the weekends and 21 fully serviced apartments. It has been family owned and run since 1984. 

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay free!
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The Lodge at Ashford Castle in Ashford, County Mayo 

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is a four-star country house, situated on the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle, overlooking the magical Lough Corrib. They offer charm, fine dining, and estate activities. They love welcoming pets and treats them like the V.I.P.s (Very Important Pets) that we dog parents know they are. Your four-legged family member will be treated like royalty from the time they check-in until departure. Spoil your very important pet with never-ending country walks and gourmet dining options from their very own canine menu. They'll have the luxury of selecting one of the “Scooby-Doo Snacks” of boiled chicken and rice, bangers & mash with carrots & gravy, or yoghurt bread & butter pudding.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Welcome Pack- Water and food bowl, doggie treats, fluffy dog towel, dog blanket and comfy dog bed provided
  • Pet Amenities - Delicious Dog Menu
  • Pet limit - 2 dogs per room. 
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - €10 per night per dog.
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COUNTY MEATH


Tankardstown House in Slane, County Meath

Tankardstown House is comprised of an impressive 18th Century Manor House. Situated on 80 acres of formal gardens, woodlands, and parklands, both you and your pup will be able to get the rest and relaxation your desire all while enjoying the fresh, crisp Irish air. All well-behaved furry family members can enjoy the elegance and luxury of Tankardstown House. They love dogs so much, that all pups stay for free! Our best-friends will enjoy their stay in the dog-friendly courtyard cottages, where yummy pet treats will welcome them. After exploring the local gardens, you and your pooch will be able to dine alfresco on the terrace of the critically acclaimed award-winning Brabazon Restaurant.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Pet Amenities - Dog treats and water bowls provided
  • Allowed Areas - Dogs welcome on outside restaurant terrace. 
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 3 dogs per room
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay free!
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COUNTY ROSCOMMON (1)


Willowbrook Glamping & Hideaways in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon

Willowbrook Glamping & Hideaways is a picturesque dog-friendly glamping and camping park on the banks of the river lung, Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon. They have got a little bit of paradise here, and they are delighted to be able to share it with you and your four-legged friends. They have one dog-friendly Yurt available, "The Yurty and The Tramp" with a set fee of €30 per dog per stay. For any of their camping guests (tents/motorhomes/caravans), there are no pet fees, and a limit is 2 dogs per group. They only ask that you make sure you clean up after your pup and keep them on a lead. There are 21 beautiful acres where you can wander and explore, so grab your tent and hiking boots as this is the perfect spot for your next pet-friendly adventure. 

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all public areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee for Yurt Guests- €30 per dog 
  • Additional Fee for Camping Guests - None, dogs stay free!
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COUNTY WATERFORD (1)


Travelodge Waterford in Waterford, County Waterford 

Travelodge Waterford hotel is the perfect place to base your vacation in the historic town of Waterford. Take a tour of the House of Waterford Crystal to see the intricate craftsmanship involved in creating the world-famous glass, and explore the town's surprising history in the Viking Triangle. Take a scenic drive out of Waterford through magical landscapes for some awe-inspiring walks around the Mahon Falls or admire colorful gardens, whatever the season, at the Mount Congreve House. All of their rooms feature a comfy king-size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Their on-site restaurant and bar serves breakfast and tasty evening meals, meaning that you can leave the pooch in the room and not have to worry about being too far away.


  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes, all size dogs are welcome.
  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl provided.
  • Additional Fee - €20 per pet per stay.

COUNTY WICKLOW (1)


40 Winks Hotel in Bray, County Wicklow 

An eclectic mix of art and design, 40 Winks Hotel is located on Bray seafront, perfect for anyone looking for a little getaway from Dublin and some fresh sea air. With a dog-friendly park just outside the hotel and the Bray promenade beyond that, it is a lovely place to wake up and take a walk with your pup.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Allowed Areas - Well behaved dogs are allowed in the Bar.
  • Pet Limit - 2 dogs per rooms.
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel.
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay free!
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