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Luxury Glamping Ireland: 10 Extravagant Spots Worth Considering

Luxury Glamping Ireland: 10 Extravagant Spots Worth Considering

When it comes to luxury glamping Ireland has a lot to offer, but only if you remember that a 5 star glampsite isn’t the same as a 5 star hotel.

Once you’ve your head around that, you’re in for a treat. The reality is that glamping in Ireland is evolving rapidly with resorts and wildly inventive glampsites popping up regularly.

In this guide, you’ll discover the finest 5 star glamping Ireland has to offer, with plenty of adult-only accommodation to choose from! Enjoy!

The best luxury glamping Ireland has to offer

5 star glamping ireland

Photos via The Hidden Haven

I’ve updated this guide many times over the last 4 years. This is, in my opinion, a solid collection of the best 5 star glamping in Ireland for 2024.

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1. Glamping at the Grove (Killarney)

Killarney Glamping at the Grove

Photos via Killarney Glamping on FB

Some of the finest luxury glamping in Ireland can be found a short spin from Killarney National Park in Kerry. This is an adults-only glampsite that has been meticulously built to offer a truly memorable experience.

There are several options available here – two of the original options are the glamping suite (full bedroom, en-suite toilet, BBQ + private kitchen) and the luxury lodge (spacious bedroom, kitchen, power shower and more).

However, it’s the new luxury cabins that are the pick of the bunch. Located in the glampsites lower meadow, they have king size beds with gorgeous views, a private patio and a rainforest shower along with a full kitchen.

Key info about this glampsite

  • Location: Killarney, Kerry
  • Sleeping options: Luxury lodge, cabin or romantic glamping suite
  • On-site amenities: Decked patio, private BBQ area and kitchens
  • Nearby activities: National Park + Ring of Kerry
  • Prices and photos: Click here to view

2. Fernwood (Galway)

Fernwood Galway

Photos via Fernwood on FB

Clifden’s Fernwood is home to some of the more inventive luxury glamping in Ireland. Fernwood has been around a few years now and, with each passing year, they seem to reinvent themselves with new additions to the site.

Accommodation wise, there’s a Stilt House (sits on 47 stilts above the woodland floor and looks like something from Grand Designs) and the Studio (tiny home that’s beautifully decked out).

Then there’s the Treehouse Dome. It’s set within the canopy 5 metres off the floor and features a super king bed, a rain shower and mighty forest views.

There’s also a sauna, a plunge pool, lake swimming, forest walks and a rope bridge that’ll take you through the trees.

Key info about this glampsite

  • Location: Clifden, Galway
  • Sleeping options: Each accommodation sleeps 2
  • On-site amenities: Sauna, plunge pool + forest rope bridge
  • Nearby activities: Connemara National Park, the Sky Road + Clifden Town
  • Prices and photos: Click here to view

3. Dromquinna Manor (Kerry)

Said to be some of the most expensive 5 star glamping Ireland has to offer is Dromquinna Manor’s ‘Hideaway’. Hit play on the video above for a sense of its uniqueness! 

Located within a 50-acre estate on the Ring of Kerry, the Hideaway is the pinnacle of the luxury glamping at Dromquinna, offering views out over Kenmare Bay.

Visitors can expect a king size wilderness bed, goose-down duvets, a private veranda, board games, a mini bar and a breakfast delivered each morning.

Key info about this glampsite

  • Location: Kenmare, Kerry
  • Sleeping options: Sleeps 2
  • On-site amenities: Boathouse Bistro, BBQ area, Pizza Restaurant + more
  • Nearby activities: Gleninchaquin Park, Bonane Heritage Park + the Beara Peninsula
  • Prices and photos: Click here to view

4. The Horrrsebox (Meath)

The Horrrsebox Tinyhouse

Photos via The Horrrsebox Tinyhouse on FB

If you’re living in/near the capital and you fancy sampling a bit of luxury glamping in Ireland, this tiny home is worth a look!

Located in Meath, it’s fully kitted-out with everything you’ll need for a self-catering weekend away (it’s also a 5-minute walk from a pub if you don’t fancy cooking!).

There’s a private hot tub, an outdoor dining area where you can fire up the charcoal BBQ and a sofa to kick back on.

Key info about this glampsite

  • Location: Meath
  • Sleeping options: Sleeps 2
  • On-site amenities: Hot tub, BBQ, ensuite bathroom + kitchenette
  • Nearby activities: Summerhill Wood, Hill of Tara + Donadea Forest Park
  • Prices and photos: Click here to view

5. Luxury Glamping in the Burren (Clare)

Luxury Glamping the Burren

Photos via Booking.com

Tucked away in the Burren is a luxury dome where you can immerse yourself in nature while still enjoying the modern comforts you’ve grown accustom to.

The dome is located within a fenced off corner of a 1 acre property and it’s position offers panoramic views over the Burren, with mountain views from the comfort of your pillow.

Guests have access to a private kitchenette and a bathroom annex along with a spacious outdoor patio where you can watch the sun set or gaze up at the stars.

Key info about this glampsite

  • Location: The Burren, Clare
  • Sleeping options: Sleeps up to 3
  • On-site amenities: Kitchenette, bathroom
  • Nearby activities: Countless trails in the Burren, Fanore Beach + Father Ted’s House
  • Prices and photos: Click here to view

6. Gweedore Luxury Pods (Donegal)

Donegal Luxury Pods

Photos via Donegal Luxury Pods on IG

Few options for luxury glamping in Ireland are as 1, close to the sea as this place and 2, as close to as many magnificent beaches.

Located in Gweedore in Donegal, these pods are close to the water’s edge and offer breath-taking views from inside and out.

They come equipped with a kitchenette, terrace, bathroom facilities and 1 double bed and a sofa bed (both sleep 2).

Key info about this glampsite

  • Location: Gweedore, Donegal
  • Sleeping options: Sleeps 4
  • Nearby activities: Bunbeg Beach, Port Arthur Beach + Dunfanaghy
  • Prices and photos: Click here to view

7. Glenarm Castle Glamping (Antrim)

Glenarm Castle Glamping

Photos via Glenarm Castle on FB

Although there are many places to go glamping in Northern Ireland, few boast views of the Antrim coastline like Glenarm Castle Glamping. 

These compact pods overlook the ocean with guests able to enjoy the views from their bed. There’s a hot tub, private bathroom, kitchenette and plenty of green space to enjoy.

One of the beauties of this place is that you have access to all of the amenities within the Glenarm Castle estate, like the Pizza Pavilion for dinner and the many walking trails.

Key info about this glampsite

  • Location: Ballymena, Antrim
  • Sleeping options: Sleeps 4 (1 double + bunk beds)
  • On-site amenities: Hot tub (exclusive to one pod), ensuite shower, fire pit + dining options
  • Nearby activities: Causeway Coastal Route
  • Prices and photos: Click here to view

8. A West Cork Wonder (Cork)

The Hidden Haven

Photos via The Hidden Haven

If you read our guide to the best places to stay in Ireland, you’ll have seen me rave about The Hidden Haven in Cork – this place is exceptional.

Arguably some of the most unique luxury glamping in Ireland, this place combines impeccable style and furnishings with a view that’ll imprint itself upon your mind.

Views aside, there’s also a fire pint, a BBQ, a wood-fire hot tub and everything you’ll need for an unforgettable weekend away.

Key info about this place

  • Location: Derry Duff, West Cork
  • Sleeping options: 1 king bed
  • On-site amenities: Fire pit, BBQ, wood-fire hot tub, rain shower + lots more
  • Nearby activities: Glengarriff Woods, Garinish Island + Gougane Barra
  • Prices and photos: Click here to view

9. Mourne Luxury Glamping (Down)

Mourne Luxury Glamping

Photos via Mourne Luxury Glamping on FB

If you’re looking for luxury glamping in Ireland close to endless walks and hikes, this place should tickle your fancy (it’s also adult only, so you don’t have to worry about kids legging it about).

There are 3 different pods here, each of which has its own private hot tub, kitchenette, shower, toilet, smart TV, fire pit and picnic area.

This makes a perfect base to explore from, with the likes of Tollymore Forest Park, Castlewellan Forest Park and the various Mourne Mountain hikes a short spin away.

Key info about this glampsite

  • Location: Castlewellan, Down
  • Sleeping options: 3 deluxe pods each of which has a private hot tub
  • Nearby activities: Tollymore Forest Park, Moune Mountains + Murlough Beach
  • Prices and photos: Click here to view

10. Portsalon Luxury Camping (Donegal)

Portsalon Luxury Camping

Photos via Portsalon Luxury Camping

Last but by no means least in our luxury glamping Ireland guide is the fabulous Portsalon Luxury Camping – arguably one of the original Irish glampsites.

Located in a position that offers mighty views of Portsalon Beach, this place is surrounded by scenery and endless things to do (it’s also adults only!).

There are 5 spacious yurts up for grabs here, each of which has a king size bed, luxury bedding, a carpeted floor and a wood burning stove. There’s also a hammock, fire pit and BBQ area outside.

Key info about this glampsite

  • Location: Portsalon, Donegal
  • Sleeping options: Yurts that sleep 2
  • On-site amenities: Shared kitchen and lounge, bathrooms + showers,
  • Prices and photos: Click here to view

5 star glamping Ireland: Where have we missed?

Although a good chunk of time went into this guide to luxury glamping in Ireland, I’m sure we’ve missed some worthy additions.

If you’ve experienced any 5 star glamping in Ireland that we’ve omitted, please shout in the comments below. Cheers!

FAQs about luxury glamping in Ireland

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Where’s the most exclusive?’ to ‘Where’s the most expensive?’.

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.

Where does 5 star glamping in Ireland?

You could argue that the only real 5 star glamping experience in Ireland is offered by the eye-wateringly-expenisive ‘Hideaway’ at Dromquinna Manor in County Kerry.

Where does unique luxury glamping in Ireland?

Portsalon Luxury Camping, Glenarm Castle Glamping, Fernwood and Glamping at the Grove offer some of the most unique, in terms of accommodation and overall experience, glamping in Ireland.

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