16 Dog-Friendly Glamping Sites in Ireland (2024)

Updated On: April 03, 2024 | Published On: April 10, 2021

Welcome to the ultimate guide to dog friendly glamping Ireland, where we celebrate the joy of exploring the Emerald Isle with your four-legged best friend by your side. Imagine waking up to the sound of birds chirping, surrounded by lush green landscapes, with your loyal companion eagerly waiting to start a new adventure. 

Ireland's glamping scene has evolved to embrace pet lovers, offering an array of stunning locations where you can enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort. From the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way to the serene countryside of Co. Galway, we've scoured the country to find the best dog-friendly glamping sites. 

Whether you're seeking a cozy yurt, a luxurious pod, or a charming treehouse, Ireland's glamping destinations provide the perfect backdrop for memorable moments with your four-legged pal. So pack your bags (and dog treats!), and get ready to discover the most paw-some glamping spots across Ireland, where every stay is an adventure waiting to happen!

Here are some of the best dog-friendly glamping staycation destinations for pet parents in Ireland.

1. Aran Islands Camping & Glamping 

⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (103  reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Kilronan, Co. Galway | ✅ Book it!

After popular demand, Aran Islands Camping and Glamping launched their pet-friendly room options in October 2020. Offering a unique glamping experience, the glamp site is located a stones throw away from the idyllic sandy Frenchman's Beach which overlooks Kilronan Harbour, Galway Bay and the other Aran Islands. Their pet-friendly pods can sleep up to 4 humans and one dog, and the red carpet is rolled out, as their furry guests receive a pet pack that includes dog water and food bowls, doggy bags, walking leash and some very yummy dog treats.

  • Dog limit - 1 dog per room
  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead within the campsite
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - Clochán glamping unit
  • Size Restrictions - Small and medium dogs (maximum weight of 40lbs/18kgs)
  • Breed Restrictions - Yes, any breeds deemed dangerous are not allowed
  • Suggested Activities - Take your pup down to the dog-friendly beaches located a short walk from the campsite, or enjoy some of the unrivaled walking and hiking trails nearby
  • Additional Fee - €35 per night

* The dog-friendly glamping units are not available during the Summer months.

"Great beach front location. Peaceful, very well maintained pods with great views of sun rising. Had a lovely time during" - Vemula, Ireland (read more reviews)

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2. Ballyvolane House 

⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (12 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Castlylyons, Co. Cork | ✅ Book it!

Glamping at Ballyvolane is perfect place for pet owners to experience the magic of nature. Their pet-friendly bell tents can accommodate anywhere from 2 to 4 guests per tent, and the Glamping Ark can also sleep 2 people. Guests will have full access a large communal kitchen and the dining area is a beautiful terrace for you to enjoy your meals in the fresh air. 

Their comfortable beds are made from recycled jeans and organic lamb’s wool and are covered with washable cotton ticking. This glamping holiday is only available in the summer months from May - September. These luxury rentals are the perfect way for the entire family to spend quality time together, whether it is enjoying a nearby forestry walk with your furry friend, or hopping into the car for a drive to the beach. 

Book now for an unforgettable stay with your beloved pet and be sure to pack your four-legged friend's water bowl, dog food, dog bed and blanket.

  • Dog limit - 1 dog per room
  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead in all public areas
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - All room types are dog-friendly, this includes rooms in the house
  • Size Restrictions - None, all sized dogs welcome
  • Breed Restrictions - None, all dogs welcome
  • Suggested Activities - There are number of forestry walks nearby, the nearest beaches are 40 minutes drive; Ballycotton, Garryvoe, Ardmore, Youghal. Kinsale is a great day trip and only 50 minutes drive
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay free!

"We both felt completely rejuvenated after our stay here. It was a complete breakaway from our day to day lives." - Georgina, Ireland (read more reviews)
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4. Lough Mardal Lodge 

 ⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (274 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Ballintra, Co. Donegal | ✅ Book it!

Lough Mardal Lodge offers 2 luxury off-grid dog-friendly yurt glamping accommodations on the shore of Lough Mardal in the beautiful wild west of Ireland. With 90 acres of land, all of the accommodations are well-spaced ensuring that you have plenty of privacy and seclusion. 

Enjoy a taste of bohemian luxury, with extra warm winter duvets, crisp linen, and Donegal woolen blankets. Enjoy the starry night from the comfort of your bed through the clear sky dome, all while having your furry best friend next to you.  

  • Dog limit - 1 dog per yurt
  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead within the campsite
  • Size Restrictions - All-sized dogs welcome
  • Breed Restrictions - All dog breeds are welcome
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - The Grove and The Bog Yurts 
  • Suggested Activities - Take a hike up the hill for stunning panoramic views of the lakes, Donegal Bay, and the Bluestack Mountain Ranges
  • Additional Fee - €20 per stay 

"Amazing place in a beautiful location. The best place to go to get peace from the hustle and bustle of life. It was great being able to have our dog with us on our visit too. " - Gemma, UK (read more reviews)

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5. Nire Valley Eco Camp

 ⭐️ RATING: 10/10 Stars (118 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford | ✅ Book it!

Taking glamorous camping to a new level, Nire Valley Eco Camp, offers dog-friendly cabin bedrooms that don’t just offer a great view, they are in the view. Think of a “bedroom in a meadow”, and we think it sounds quite fantastic. Surrounded by farmland, and on an elevated site, they are located in the middle of some of the most unspoiled countryside in Ireland. 

  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead when away from the cabin
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - Cabins are dog-friendly
  • Suggested Activities - Try some of the first-class walks and hikes in the Comeragh Mountains
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay free!

"Glamping with your own private bathroom was brilliant . We enjoyed but i think the dogs enjoyed our stay even more . " - Lorraine, Ireland (read more reviews)

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6. Rock Farm Slane 

⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (301 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Slane, Co. Meath | ✅ Book it!

This dog-friendly glamping hub offers an array of pet-friendly accommodations from luxury yurts to shepherd's huts and bell tents, to two large holiday homes. 

For those family members that are not 100% sold on the glamping site experience, their lovely 6-bedroom Lime House offers luxury accommodation with all of the comforts of home such as WiFi, private gardens, wood-fired outdoor hot tub, natural swimming pools, and access to dog-friendly walks on their organic farm and along the River Boyne. Cats are also welcome! Make sure you follow them on Facebook, as they always publish any last-minute booking opportunities. 

  • Dog limit - Usually 2 dogs per guest but can sometimes accommodate 3 dogs (you should call and confirm first)
  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead as it is a working farm 
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - All room types are dog-friendly
  • Size Restrictions - None, all sized dogs welcome (however, 2 big dogs in the shepherd's hut or swallow's nest wouldn't be advised)
  • Breed Restrictions - None, all dogs welcome
  • Suggested Activities - Make sure you take a walk along the Boyne River, it is lovely!
  • Additional Fee - €12 per stay

"Gorgeous two day break away with the hubby & our dog Lucy B loved it." - Leggett, Ireland (read more reviews)

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7. Pure Space  

 ⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (8 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Querrin, Co. Clare | ✅ Book it!

A small family run glamping site, that offers off-grid wooden pet-friendly cabins, furnished and unfurnished bell tents, and a very cool Yoga centre. Set in the small village of Querrin, come and be close to nature, and really experience Ireland’s flora and fauna. From May to September, this luxury camping experience is waiting for you and your family to join. Make sure you reserve the sauna, or try your hand at making your own pizza with their pizza oven, or walk one of the many coastal trails along The Wild Atlantic Way.

  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead within the campsite
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - Holly open plan cabin, unfurnished bell tent, and all camping areas 
  • Suggested Activities - Take a drive along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way or head over and stretch your legs on the Loop Head Heritage Trail
  • Additional Fee - €20 per dog 

"Peaceful, well equipped, superb facilities and friendly staff always on hand." - Sarah, Ireland (read more reviews)

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8. Inch Hideaway

⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (81 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Whitegate, Co. Cork | ✅ Book it!

Inch Hideaway is an eco-sustainable, dog-friendly glampsite, with luxury Yurts and a double-decker bus for your glamping experience. Immersed in the Irish countryside, this glampsite is right in the middle of Ireland's Ancient East trail. Each luxury yurt has its own private gardens, granting you as much intimacy as you desire. Enjoy some of the child-friendly amenities such as a giant swing, sea-saw, and trampoline. They kindly ask that you notify them at the time of booking if you will be traveling with your pup, and to be aware that there are other animals living onsite. 

  • Dog limit - No dog limit
  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead within the campsite
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - Dog-friendly campsite and glamping units
  • Size Restrictions - All-sized dogs welcome
  • Breed Restrictions - All dog breeds are welcome
  • Suggested Activities - Take a walk down to the beautiful dog-friendly Inch beach in Whitegate.
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay for free!

"Perfect getaway with our dog nice walks and beach. Excellent service bed was comfortable and lovely fire." - Jennifer, Ireland (read more reviews)

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9. Slow Cabins Ireland

⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (43 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Kinvara, County Galway | ✅ Book it!

Escape to the enchanting Burren Lowlands with Slow Cabins, where you'll find a luxury retreat in a romantic cabin hidden in the lush countryside of Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland. This unique sustainable stay offers a serene escape in nature, complete with thoughtfully curated brunch and grazing boxes from local producer Gran Gran Foods. 

The Burren Nature Sanctuary, home to the log cabins, is a haven featuring an array of friendly animals, including ponies, llamas, alpacas, and more. It's a great place for dog lovers, offering a magical landscape with unique flora and fauna, interactive audio spots, and beautiful wildlife sculptures, all set on a 50-acre organic farm showcasing the Burren's natural beauty.

  • Dog limit - 2 pets per cabin
  • Leash - Dogs must be on a leash 
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms -  Make sure to add your furry friend when making your reservation
  • Size Restrictions - All sizes are welcome.
  • Breed Restrictions - All breeds are welcome.
  • Suggested Activities - Detox and enjoy the slow mornings. Take a walk around the Burren Nature Sanctuary
  • Additional Fee - €35 pet fee
  • Extras -  There is a bed ready for your furry friend as well as a water bowl and poo bags

Important to know - The pet-friendly cabins do not have an enclosed fence area for your pet to roam free.

Doing good - 10% of all of the dog packages go towards Madra Dog Rescue in Galway

" Absolutely blown away by our stay at the cabin and we also loved the Burren Nature Sanctuary nearby. Our dog was very happy here and the dog bed provided was very comfortable for him" - Roisin, Ireland (read more reviews)

10. The Rainbow POD

⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (81 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Miltown Malbay, Co Clare | ✅ Book it!

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Co Clare, Ireland, The Rainbow POD offers a unique glamping experience just 4 miles from Miltown Malbay and the serene Spanish Point beach. This quaint pod, situated near the scenic Wild Atlantic Way, serves as an ideal base for adventurers looking to explore the local area, including the majestic Cliffs of Moher and the enchanting Burren landscape. 

The POD, cozy and well-insulated, features a comfortable double bed, a sofa bed suitable for up to 4 adults, a convenient wet room, and essential amenities like a microwave and fridge. Guests have praised the POD for its cleanliness, warmth, and the delightful experience of falling asleep to the sound of rain on the roof. 

With its stunning views, welcoming hosts, and proximity to local attractions, the Rainbow POD is a perfect getaway for couples to disconnect from everyday life and seek both relaxation and adventure in the heart of Clare's countryside.

  • Dog limit - No restrictions
  • Leash - Yes
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - Dog-friendly glamping pods
  • Size Restrictions - None, big dogs are welcome
  • Breed Restrictions - None, all dogs are welcome
  • Suggested Activities - Visit Spanish Point beach
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay for free!

"I would 100% recommend staying at the Rainbow Pod! Our doggy Stewie loved it!" - Sharon, Ireland (read more reviews)

11. Podumna Village - Portumna, Co. Galway

⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (118 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Portumna, Co. Galway | ✅ Book it!

The best way to go camping is to go glamping! There are no poles, pegs, dampness or draughts, but you still get to enjoy all of the beautiful surroundings. These pet-friendly pods are set in a tree-lined village landscape and are just two minutes walking from the Portumna forest park. Made up of 1,500-acre woodlands with a variety of trails, setting you up for the perfect day of adventure with your pup. Having been dog-friendly for over 7 years, they welcome dogs of all sizes, however, they suggest you call before booking as some of the pods have less floor space. So if you are traveling with a big dog, they will happily advise you which luxury pod will be the most comfortable.

  • Dog limit - 1 dog per room
  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead within the campsite
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - All pods are dog-friendly
  • Size Restrictions - All-sized dogs welcome
  • Breed Restrictions - All dog breeds are welcome
  • Suggested Activities - Take your best friend for a long walk around the Portumna forest park. There is also the Lough Derg swimming area, where the whole family can jump off the pier and swim. 
  • Additional Fee - €20 per dog

* Dogs are not allowed in the kitchen or indoor dining space.

"Gorgeous glamping spot in the heart of Portumna." - Sinead, Ireland (read more reviews)

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12. Willowbrook Glamping & Hideaways

⭐️ RATING: 10/10 Stars (150 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon | ✅ Book it!

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 of 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. 

  • Dog limit - 2 dogs 
  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead within the campsite
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - The Yurty and The Tramp and all camping areas (tents/motorhomes/caravans)
  • Size Restrictions - All sized dogs welcome
  • Breed Restrictions - All dog breeds are welcome
  • Suggested Activities - Discover Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands or go for a trail walk around local Irish bog land
  • Additional Fee for Yurt Guests- €30 per dog 
  • Additional Fee for Camping Guests - None, dogs stay free!

"What a beautiful place and so well maintained, great hosts, great pizza and great vibes will definitely be back. Woof woof woof (that's the dogs saying the yurt was awesome too)" - Sarah, Ireland (read more reviews)

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13. Chleire Haven - Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork

⭐️ RATING: 10/10 Stars (85 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Skibbereen, Co Cork | ✅ Book it!

Glamping on Cape Clear Island is a unique experience, and the perfect excuse to grab your furry friends and enjoy the fresh Irish air. Located on Cape Clear Island (only 8 miles off from the mainland), Chleire Haven not only welcomes dogs but it is one of the best places to stay for all of your camping adventures. Choose from a luxury pet-friendly yurt, stylish Bell Tents or bring your own tent and make this camping trip one for the books. Don't forget to pack your four-legged friend's water bowl, dog food, dog bed and blanket, tennis balls and favorite toys, as there is plenty of space to play and enjoy this hidden gem together.

  • Dog limit - No limit
  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead on all public walks, but can go without within the campsite
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - Yurts, Bell Tents and Personal tents
  • Size Restrictions - None, all sized dogs welcome
  • Breed Restrictions - None, all dogs welcome
  • Suggested Activities - Enjoy walking the acres of beautiful countryside and breathtaking scenery
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay free!

"We stayed in the yurts, and they were amazing; spacious, well-equipped, comfy double beds and even cooking facilities in your yurt...The dog just loved the fact we could bring him at all!" -- Sadhbh
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14. Cedar Boathouse & Shephard Huts 

⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (239 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Clonakilty, Cork | ✅ Book it!

Nestled in the scenic hills of West Cork, Cedar Boathouse and Shephard Huts offer a one-of-a-kind glamping experience in Sexton’s Caravan & Camping Park. The newly crafted Shepherds huts, boasting double insulation and glazing, provide a cozy retreat, complete with gas BBQs and convenient amenities a few steps away. 

Located only a stone's throw from Clonalikty and only 30 minutes from Kinsale, there will be loads of activities for you and your pup. A paradise for dog enthusiasts, furry friends are heartily welcomed, but kindly keep them off the beds! :)

  • Dog limit - No dog limit
  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead within the campsite
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - They are welcome downstairs with a dog gate provided
  • Size Restrictions - All-sized dogs welcome
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay for free!

"We had a great stay at the boathouse, a much needed staycation & so lovely to be able to bring our dog." - Debbie, Ireland (read more reviews)


15. Curly Wurly Glamping 

⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (21 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Rathkeale, Limerick | ✅ Book it!

Discover the enchanting Curly Wurly Glamping experience in Co Limerick, where guests can immerse themselves in nature, stay in charming gypsy-style wagons or Shepherds huts, and enjoy the company of delightful animals ranging from alpacas to rabbits. The site offers family-friendly amenities, including a firepit for marshmallow roasting, an indoor barn with TV and Netflix for entertainment, and even the opportunity to collect fresh eggs for your breakfast during your stay. 

  • Dog limit - No dog limit
  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead within the campsite
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - Self-catering wagons & shepherds huts
  • Size Restrictions - All-sized dogs welcome
  • Breed Restrictions - Restricted Breeds are not allowed
  • Additional Fee - None, dogs stay for free!

"Great little get away spot that's a little bit different. Dog friendly which is great to be able to go on family holidays." - JJ (read more reviews)

16. Wildflower Glamping 

⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars (39 reviews) |📍 LOCATION: Killykeen, Co. Cavan | ✅ Book it!

Nestled on top of a hill, this glamp site overlooks the stunning countryside views of Co. Cavan. With lovely scenery and plenty of space for your pup, it has everything you need to relax. Located only two minutes from the Killykeen Forest park, the entire family can enjoy the mixed woodlands, magnificent forest walks, bike trails, and great fishing spots. In the evenings you can sit down next to their outdoor fire pit and enjoy toasting marshmallows and making lifelong memories. 

  • Dog limit - 2 dogs 
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - The shepherd’s hut is dog-friendly 
  • Size Restrictions - All sized dogs welcome
  • Breed Restrictions - All dog breeds are welcome
  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead within the campsite
  • Suggested Activities - Explore the Killykeen Forest park that covers more than 600 acres of woodlands or take a refreshing dip in one of the many lakes.
  • Additional Fee - €20 
"Our doggies absolutely love it and didn't want to leave we had to drag granny( our old dog)  out the shepherd's hut because  she love it so much" - Fionna, Ireland (read more reviews)

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For dog owners looking for a getaway that warmly welcomes every family member, including those with four legs and a love for tennis balls, Ireland's dog-friendly glamping sites are truly good news. These special retreats nestled in the beautiful countryside offer a unique blend of luxury and nature, ensuring that both you and your beloved pets can unwind and enjoy quality time together. 

Imagine your furry friend bounding across lush green fields, the wind in their fur, and the joy of chasing tennis balls in an open, safe, and welcoming environment. These glamping sites are more than just pet-friendly; they're designed with your pet's happiness in mind, making them an integral part of your family's adventure. 

As you explore the natural beauty of Ireland's countryside, you can rest assured that these special memories with your pet will last a lifetime. So, pack your bags (and a few extra tennis balls) and set off on a journey that celebrates the bond between you and your beloved pets, in some of the most picturesque settings Ireland has to offer.
While you are enjoying your vacation with the family pet, enjoy the local culture by eating and drinking out in dog-friendly restaurants, cafés, and bars, all of which, and more, you can easily discover on our website.

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