Dog Friendly Christmas Tree Farms in Ireland

Last Updated: December 04, 2022

The Holiday Season has arrived and what better way for the entire family, including our dogs, to get into the festive spirit than to go and visit a Christmas Tree Farm! We have found 11 of the best Christmas tree farms in Ireland and Northern Ireland!

If you are looking for other festive season activities, why not take your pup to visit Santa Paws. You can find over 24 places to visit Santa Paws in Ireland and Northern Ireland here.

Or, bundle up nice and cosy, put the Wellies on and grab your dog's winter jacket and go enjoy the holidays in a dog-friendly Christmas Market

And, if you need a little inspiration this time of year as to what to buy your best furiend , check out our Ultimutt Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and their Pawrents. There is a whole stack of dog gift ideas from local businesses.
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County Donegal 


Cavangarden Christmas Tree Farm

Pet Policy - All pups must be kept on a lead and under control.
Tree Selection - Freshly cut locally grown real Christmas trees available in a variety of sizes.
Opening Hours - Open 7 days a week from 10:30 - 17:00 while stocks last


Visit their Facebook page here.

County Dublin 


Slade Christmas Trees

Slade Valley, Brittas, Dublin, Ireland, D24 TEP6

A family farm in South Co. Dublin, growing Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir, and Pine trees. They take pride in using sustainable farming by having their sheep mow their grass (no weed killer needed). On the farm, they also keep ducks, geese, peacocks, chickens, and a Falabella miniature horse.

Pet Policy - Your four-legged friend is allowed, just make sure to keep them on a leash.
Tree Selection - Grab the whole family, put your wellies on and take a walk, enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery while you hunt for your own perfect tree
Opening Hours - Open 7 days a week from 10:00 - 17:30


Visit their website here.

County Galway 


Galway Christmas Trees
Meadow Lane, Gloves East, Athenry, Co. Galway, H65 DD56

Pet Policy - All doggies are welcome!
Tree Selection - Select from a selection of types of trees including the Norway Spruce, the Noble and Fraser Firs, and the Lodgepole Pine. You select which live tree you want from the local farm, add they will cut it down and pop it on your car for you.
Opening Hours - Open daily from 9:00 - 17:00 until December 23rd, however, you will need to pre-book on the following weekends: December 3/4, and December 10/11. You can pre-book your timeslot here.
Payment Options - Cash and card are accepted, however, card processing can be slow so cash is preferable.
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County Kerry 


Killarney Christmas Treess
Ballyhar Road, Knocknasartnett, Killarney, Co. Kerry

This local tree farm has been supplying Christmas Trees around Irland for the past 25 years. All of their trees are non-shedding and they have been awarded "Bet in Ireland" by the Irish Christmas Tree Growers Association for their Nordman Fir and Lodgepole Pine.

Pet Policy - Your four-legged friend is allowed, just make sure to keep them on a leash.
Tree Selection - They offer a wide range of sizes, from 2ft to 35 ft. Fresh trees are available, as they are cut daily. If you would like to select your tree, they offer a "choose and cut" service that must be booked in advance and is available until December 6th.
Opening Hours - Open 7 days a week from 9:30 - 18:00 on Sunday - Thursday and 9:30 - 18:30 on Friday and Saturday


Visit their website here.

County Laois 


Sliabh Bloom Christmas Trees
Hilltop, Gurteen, Rosenallis, Laois, Ireland R32EH59

Pet Policy - All doggies are welcome! Please make sure you keep your pooch on a lead and clean up after them. Their own dog will be on-site as well.
Tree Selection - Choose your perfect Christmas tree from their scenic plantation or pick a pre-cut tree. They offer the following trees to choose from- the Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir, Korean Fir, or the Lasiocarpa Fir. You can also grow your own tree, with your very own Korean Fir or Fraser fir is perfect for replanting or repotting.
Opening Hours - From 10:00 - 17:30 until December 20th


Visit their website here.
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County Meath 


Caulstown Christmas Tree Farm
Glenairn, Caulstown, Dunboyne, Co. Meath — A86 R126

Pet Policy - The farm is dog-friendly but all puppers must be kept on a leash as there are alpacas and sheep on the farm. There is an outdoor area by the farm where you can find water bowls, doggie treats, and waste bags. Dangerous breeds are not allowed.
Tree Selection - This family-run farm has been growing trees for over 34 years. Choose from one of their freshly cut trees, ranging from 5ft to over 12ft tall.
Opening Hours - Open Monday - Wednesday from 10:00 - 19:00, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 20:00, and weekends from 10:00 -18:00
Other Activities - After picking out your natural tree, there are Christmas Sleigh rides, Alpacas to visit, and a coffee van at the weekend serving up the most perfect hot cocoas.

Visit their website here.



Grove House Christmas Tree Farm
Grove House, Piltown Road, Drogheda, Meath, A92 D938

Choose from over 11,000 Christmas Trees!

Pet Policy - They ask their customers to use common sense and please keep their dogs on a lead. As it is a working farm, there is a lot of things happening, with people walking around, quads traveling back and forth, as well as chainsaws in operation.
Tree Selection - You can choose your own Christmas tree directly from their field and they will cut it for you, or select from their wide range of pre-cut trees.
Opening Hours - Daily from November 23 - December 20 from 10:00 - 17:00
Payment Options - Cash and cards are accepted
Other Activities - There is a "sleigh" ride where children can see where the trees grow and learn what it takes to maintain them. They can also visit Rudolph and get their photo taken in Santa's sleigh to help get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Visit their website here.
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County Tipperary

 
Tipperary Christmas Trees - Oatfield House Farm
Oatfield House, Oatfield, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, E45 AV80, Ireland

Pet Policy - Dogs are welcome and must be kept on a lead.
Tree Selection - This perfect Christmas tree farm started in 1988 and has continued to be a family-run business. They mainly grow Noble Fir and Nordeman Fir trees, however, they have recently started growing Lodge Pole Pine.
Opening Hours - Daily from November 23 - December 20 from 10:00 - 17:00
Other Products - They also sell 12" fresh wreaths.

Visit their website here.

County Wicklow 


Kavanagh Christmas Trees
Farm Shop, Glendarragh, Newtownmountkennedy, Co.Wicklow. A63 E270.

Situated in the Wicklow Mountains, Kavanagh Christmas Trees is a family business, established in 1952.

Pet Policy - Dogs are allowed while on a lead.
Tree Selection - They offer a variety of fresh-cut trees, including Nordmann Fir (Caucasian Fir), Korean Fir, LasioCarpa Fir, and Noble Fir.
Opening Hours - Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 20:00, Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Visit their website here.
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NORTHERN IRELAND 


County Down


Legananny Christmas Trees
Legananny Hall Rd, Castlewellan, Co. Down, BT31 9TQ, United Kingdom

Tree Selection - Walk through the beautiful scenery in the centre of the Mournes and pick the perfect family Christmas tree from their selection of Nordmann Fir and Noble Fir.
Opening Hours - December 3rd from 10:00 - 16:30, December 4th from 10:00 - 16:30, December 10th from 10:00 - 16:30, and December 11th from 11:00 - 16:30
Other Products - They also offer decorated wreaths from natural, luxury, premium, and bespoke wreaths.

Visit their website here.


NI Farm Forestry
5 Peartree Hill, Belfast, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, BT16 1XA

Pet Policy - There are machines operating in the fields so it is a good idea to keep all furry friends on a lead and under control. Please make sure they also do not wee on any of the trees in the field. There are fields next to the car park where you can let your pup have a bit of a run and if they need a proper walk, there is the Billy Neil Country Park next door.
Tree Selection - They offer a wide range of sizes and trees, suitable for all spaces, whether you need a small tree for a small flat or a large Christmas tree for a big open space.
Their varieties include:
  • Noble Fir (cut trees from 6’ to 12’)
  • Nordman Fir (cut trees from 5’ to 12’)
  • Grand Fir (cut trees from 6’ to 9’)
  • Douglas Fir (cut trees from 6’ to 8’)
  • Norway Spruce (Pot grown and potted from 3’ to 6’ and cut trees from 6’-12’)
  • Limited numbers of Fraser fir, Canaan fir, Scots pine, Serbian spruce, and Blue spruce are also available

Opening Hours - Open 7 days a week from 9:00 - 18:00 on Monday to Saturday and 14:00 - 18:00 on Sundays right up to Christmas
Other Products - They also offer plain and decorated handmade wreaths and table centres.

Visit their website here.
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Now that you have picked up the most PAWfect Christmas tree, here are a few helpful hints on ow to take care of a fresh Christmas Tree.

  • Wait until your tree is settled into the base before removing the netting.
  • Add a tree skirt underneath the stand to catch all needles
  • Saw between half an inch and an inch from the bottom of the tree before setting it into water (if not freshly cut)
  • Sap oozes out of any seals and pores of the tree, by sawing off the base you will open up the pores and allow the tree to more easily absorb water.
  • Water. Water. Water. Fresh-cut trees can consume a gallon of water in 24 hours!
  • Use warm water for the first watering, this will help open the pores of the tree.
  • Fill the tree stand with warm water and never let the water level go below the base of the tree.
  • Keep the tree away from any heat such as heaters, fireplaces, or stoves.
If you are planning on taking a weekend getaway for the holidays with your furry friend, you can find all pet policies about each dog-friendly accommodation on our website,  www.pawsfriendly.com.

Have you participated in our 25 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar Giveaway on Instagram? We are on Day 2 of 25 and there is still plenty of time to enter to win! There are more than €2,500 worth of products up for grabs.

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