The Best Locations for Glamping in Ireland | Gym+Coffee Blog - Gym+Coffee UK

August 18, 2021 3 min read

Looking for an alternative to proper camping? Your search is over!! We have the most luxurious glamping options here for those of you looking to experience a night under the stars, without the potential of waking up to the Irish rain washing away your belongings...

East Coast Glamping

Adjacent to the Rostrevor Forest in County Down, East Coast Glamping sets you up with 4-person timber ‘glamping pods’ for your next almost-outside camping adventure. With a fire pit outside and a wood-burning stove inside each pod, you’ll be toasty no matter the season.
Location: Rostrevor Forest, Newry, Co. Down

East Coast Glamping pod with an indoor wood-burning stove.

Finn Lough Bubble Domes

Tucked away in the forest at Finn Lough, Fermanagh these Forest Domes have a clear roof and transparent walls giving you 180° views of your outside surroundings. The perfect night of glamping under the stars awaits you in this luxurious resort. Traverse the lakes by kayak, receive some royal treatments in the spa or just become one with nature. Finn Lough offers an unrivalled and unique immersive natural experience to escape the daily grind.
Location: Finn Lough, Co. Fermanagh

A bubble dome at the Finn Lough luxury camping destination in Co. Fermanagh

Doolin Glamping

Nothing says Irish-style glamping more than a night in Fr Ted’s mini caravan! If you don’t get the reference, you have some searching to do. Located in one of Ireland’s hotspots, Doolin Glamping offers up bell tents, yurts, tipi’s and the aforementioned mini-caravan. With the sea air on your doorstep (and ONLY 8km from the Cliffs of Moher) and the chance to experience vibes unique to Doolin, we guarantee you wish you discovered it sooner!!
Location: Doolin, Co. Clare

The Fr. Ted mini-caravan experience in Doolin, Co. Clare

Pod Umna Village

To Pod or not to Pod? The answer is always yes! Pod Umna Village delivers Galway glamping like no other! Ireland’s first urban glamping village doesn’t disappoint with stylish, cosy and warm pods to offer 5-star comfort all year round. Whether it is a couples getaway or a family adventure, you can experience all the fun of camping, without the hardship. And sometimes, that is just a-okay!
Location: Portumna, Co. Galway

The unique urban glampling village in Portumna, Co. Galway

Glendalough Glamping

Already known as one of Ireland’s most stunning, adventure-ready locations, you can now mix the rugged off road life with a cosy cabin life! With this hidden gem in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, your snazzy staycation will be taken to a whole new level. Spectacular scenery, eco-friendly accommodation and all the home comfort, why would you want to go anywhere else?!
Location: Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Enjoy the spectacular views in the rolling hills of Glendalough from the comfort of your pod.

Dromquinna Manor

Take a weekend and pretend for a second you’re on safari. The luxury tents at Dromquinna Manor in Kerry were designed by safari tent experts in India, especially for this Irish location. No, you won’t see elephants lumbering past your lux tent entrance. Yes, you will feel like you’re ultra-famous and escaping your fast-paced life and a trail of paparazzi. Breakfast hamper? Check. 5-star mattress? Check. Add this to your glampathon list!
Location: Dromquinna, Co. Kerry

Dromquinna Manor glamping interior layout in Co. Kerry

Cottages For Couples

Who says treehouses are for kids? Cottages For Couples in West Cork has treehouses nestled in the branches of Spruce pine trees. These treehouses are self-catering and there’s a hot tub on the front deck. Sure there’s a bed and all the rest but THERE’S A HOT TUB ON THE FRONT DECK. And West Cork is truly one of the nicest parts of the country to explore. Time to book it in, do you agree?!
Location: Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Cottages for Couples located in Skibbereen, West Cork.

Portsalon Luxury Yurts

With views of the ocean, mountains, 3 different yurts to choose from, all with king-size beds, indoor stoves, outdoor BBQs and a carpeted floor, you don’t even need to know what a yurt is to have a grand time in Portsalon, Donegal. For those interested, it’s Central-Asian transportable accommodation and quite frankly we want one in our offices. BONUS: Portsalon has a wonderful 3-mile long blue flag sandy beach if you fancy a stroll and dip.
Location: Cashelpreaghan, Co. Donegal

Yurts that make you go ooooh! Cosy camping brought to you in style in Portsalon

Teapot Lane Glamping

Perhaps the cutest name of any location, choose from a treehouse, dome or cottage to escape to your own wonderland. At Teapot Lane, you’ve got a few different options for fancy + outdoorsy accommodation in this quaint. There’s also a spa on-site so you can really get stuck into the glamping luxury lifestyle.
Location: Teapot Lane, Tawley, Co. Leitrim

Choose your dome of choice at the Teapot Lane glamping destination in Tawley, Co. Leitrim

Irish Landmark Trust Lighthouses

Alright, fine, it’s not technically camping which we suppose means it also can’t technically be glamping buuut…. You’re basically a LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER, in IRELAND and that’s really wild and really romantic, so. Also, Irish Landmark Trust is a charity so your money goes towards helping to restore some of Ireland’s unique buildings!
Multiple locations across the island!

Spend a unique night in a lighthouse and keep an eye on the ocean with Irish Landmark Trust Lighthousesh

With new glamping and luxury camping spots popping up left, right and centre, the options are vast! If you can think of some more gems that NEED to be added to the list, make sure to let us know so we can spread the word! Let the Glampathon begin!



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