9 Funky Places To Go Glamping In Clare In 2021 (Pods With Hot Tubs, Wagons + More)

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If you’re in search of the most unique places to go glamping in Clare, you’ve landed in the right place.

Well-known for its spectacular scenery and dramatic coastlines, County Clare is home to a some of the best places to go glamping in Ireland.

From family favourites, like Burren Glamping, to the very swanky Killaloe Pods, this corner of Ireland boasts plenty of places for a night away with a difference.

Our favourite places to go glamping in Clare

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The first section of this guide tackles our favourite places to go glamping in Clare, with a mix of pricey and pocket-friendly options to choose from.

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1. Burren Glamping

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First up is arguably one of the best-known places to go glamping in Clare. I’m talking, of course, about the fabulous Burren Glamping.

A cosy converted horse truck on a farm located close to Kilfenora village in county Clare, this place is an ideal destination for a glamping weekend getaway for both families with kids and couples on vacation.

This bespoke farm accommodation has two super comfortable double beds, an electric shower and toilet, and a wood-burning stove.

The owners are super friendly and even offer home-cooked meals, which means you can try free-range eggs and pork from the farm, as well as locally sourced veggies.

Guests staying at this wonderful glamping spot will also have a chance to interact with local animals from the farm including ducks, donkeys, dogs, hens, and the famous Lucy the pig.

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2. Emlagh Self Catering Glamping Pods

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Located just a short drive from the heritage town of Kilrush and the popular bird-watching destination of Poulnasherry Bay, Emlagh, Self Catering Glamping Pods offers a unique glamping experience.

The pod can accommodate up to 4 guests and is fitted with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Expect to find a small microwave and a kitchenette, as well as comfortable beds with premium bedding.

On its doorstep, you’ve everything from Doonbeg and Kilkee Beach to many of the most popular places to visit in Clare. This is one of the best places for family glamping in Clare, and for good reason.

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3. Killaloe Luxury Pods

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Next up are some very swanky pods that could go to-to-toe with the best hotels in Clare. A luxurious property with spectacular views of River Shannon, Killaloe Luxury Pods pack a punch.

Sit on the veranda and reconnect with nature in a beautiful setting or go for a dip in your private hot tub that offers magnificent river views. Guests can also enjoy kayaking on the river and explore the charming lakeside villages of Ballina and Killaloe.

As for the pod itself, it is decorated beautifully and fitted with state-of-the-art amenities. Guests have access to a fully-equipped kitchen, private parking, and a dining area.

The hot tub is the icing on the cake. There’s also plenty of things to do in Killaloe while you’re there (there’s lots of great restaurants in Killaloe, too!).

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Other popular places to go glamping in Clare with great reviews

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Now that we’ve got our favourite places to go glamping in Clare out of the way, it’s time to see what else the county has to offer.

Below, you’ll find everything from the brilliant Beds of Silk and the popular Shannon Estuary Glamping to Doolin Glamping and much more.

1. Beds of Silk

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Welcome to Beds of Silk, a glamping accommodation located in the picturesque village of Labasheeda in county Clare. It’s all about peace, tranquillity and getting away from the busy life here at this cosy, well designed, and beautifully furnished hut.

Guests like the fully-equipped kitchenette and add that the outdoor barbecue is amazing. If you don’t feel like preparing food, the owners provide a list of excellent nearby restaurants and shops in the area, as well as plenty of information on tourist activities.

The site actually consists of 6 different huts, but each cabin has its own bbq and seating area which is great. The layout of the cabin is excellent and ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway spot in county Clare.

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2. Luxury two-bed Glamping Pod

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Travellers searching for a popular glamping place with excellent reviews should look no further than this luxury two-bed glamping pod in Kilbane.

With a nicely decorated living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a private bathroom, the pod is equipped with all the necessary amenities for a weekend getaway. There is also a nice garden where you can relax and unwind with a drink.

The location is ideal. Surrounded by hills and fields, the pod offers a secluded location, yet it is just a short drive from civilization with restaurants and traditional Irish pubs. 

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3. Shannon Estuary Glamping

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Guests will find Shannon Estuary Glamping in Effernan in county Clare. Whether you wish to stay in a small wooden hut or spend a few nights in a safari relaxation tent, this place has it all. If you wish to meet other guests, the property has a shared lounge area, bbq facilities, and a garden.

The facilities are excellent. There are communal showers and toilets, as well as two well-equipped kitchens where guests can prepare meals. Guests mention that Frank is a lovely host and will go above and beyond to make his guests feel welcome.

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4. The Rainbow POD (Miltown Malbay)

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Located just a short drive from Miltown Malbay and the beach at Spanish Point, the Rainbow POD is set in a rural location with easy access to some of the finest attractions in Clare including the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, and the picturesque village of Doolin.

If you wish to enjoy the Clare countryside and activities like cycling and kayaking, this fully-insulated pod will be a perfect base.

Inside this nicely decorated pod, guests will find a large double bed, sofa bed, small kitchenette, and a wet room with a toilet and shower. Make sure to try the complimentary home-produced honey and jam that is provided by the friendly owners.  

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5. Doolin Glamping

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You will find Doolin Glamping just a short drive from the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher in the picturesque village of Doolin on Ireland’s west coast.

The site offers lovely luxury tents fitted with premium amenities like bean bags, Mexican pine beds, Persian rugs, and Moroccan candles.

These tents can accommodate up to 5 guests. As for the village of Doolin, it is home to a few legendary pubs, such as McGann’s and Fitz’s. Doolin also serves as a perfect base to explore the west coast of Ireland and its famous attractions.

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Glamping Clare: Where have we missed?

I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places to go glamping in Clare from the guide above.

If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!

Faqs about the best places to go glamping in Clare

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from where to try glamping in Clare for families to which place is the most unique.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

What are the best places to go glamping in Clare?

Beds of Silk, Killaloe luxury pods, Emlagh Self Catering Glamping Pods and Burren Glamping are all excellent 

What are the most unique glampsites in Clare?

Doolin Glamping and Killaloe luxury pods are both very unique.

What is the best place for family glamping Clare has to offer?

You can’t go wrong with The Rainbow POD, as it has generous sleeping arrangements, and Emlagh Self Catering Glamping Pods.

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