If you’re planning a trip around Ireland this summer and you want to keep costs low, the guide below should tickle your fancy.
It’s wedged with places to stay in Ireland where 1, a Friday night in August will cost you less than €70 and 2, you’ll be surrounded by a heap of scenery.
A couple of things to note before you dive on in below:
- All of the prices below are accurate at the time of writing
- Each price listed is for a Friday in August 2020
- If you fancy staying in one of the Airbnbs, use this code to get €41 off your first booking
1. Fern Rock Bed and Breakfast (Kerry)
We’re off to Kerry first to a B&B that’s tucked away near the scenic village of Killorglin (see more photos and check prices here). A Friday in August here will set you back €60. Here’s what the host says:
‘Fernrock B&B is consistently rated 5 stars by guests on B&B Reviews. Ideal base for touring Ring of Kerry, Dingle.
20 minutes from Kerry Airport, Killarney & Tralee. It has Seven Championship golf courses within one hours drive from this beautiful premises.
Local amenities include golf, horse riding, fishing, walking, climbing, magnificent beaches, traditional music and gourmet restaurants. Situated 3kms (2 miles) from Killorglin Town.’
2. Grab beautiful views at Laharn Cross (Cork)
The second place we’re checking out is a gorgeous little home in Glenview in County Cork where a Friday night in August will set you back just €62. Here’s how the host describes it:
‘Comfortable, recently decorated double room only a short walk away from the famous Laharn Cross where traditional open-air dancing takes place every Sunday night throughout the summer months with live bands and a great atmosphere.
Very peaceful rural setting in the foothills of Baelic Mountain and Mount Hillary with magnificent views. A great base to explore the South of Ireland as Mallow is known as the crossroads of Munster!’
3. A home with a view in Miltown Malbay (Clare)
Our third affordable spot is located a stone’s throw from Miltown Malbay in County Clare. A Friday night in August in this place will set you back €53. Here’s how the host describes it
‘A bright open spacious home with a warm welcome for all guests. Located a short distance from Miltown Malbay and the beaches in Spanish Point and White Strand.
Lahinch is just 12 km. Ideal location for exploring the many tourist attractions along the Atlantic Way.
The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, many beautiful beaches and ideal for any golf lovers with many fabulous golf course such as Lahinch, Doonbeg, and Spanish Point to choose from.’
4. Lough Corrib lakeside en-suite (Galway)
Next up is a cottage that’s finely plonked on the shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway. This place is a handy 25-spin to the city and a Friday night will set you back €55. Here’s how the host describes it:
‘Beauty on your doorstep. Located on the shoreline of Lough Corrib, myself and my partner get to enjoy stunning views right from home.
As well as living beside the lake, we are only a 20-minute walk away from Aughnanure Castle (2-minute drive) and other stunning views of the lake.
We are surrounded by nature, farm animals and singing birds. Only a short drive away from the nearest town( Oughterard). Also only 25 minutes away from Galway city!’
5. A house with a view (Galway)
We’re back to Galway next for another gaff where you can soak up a view from your bedroom (see below) for just €66 for a Friday in August. Here’s what the host has to say:
‘Set in the beautiful Burren on the Wild Atlantic Way, with both mountain and sea views. This beautiful house allows you access to hill walking, beaches, and cycle routes, with Kinvara village a short distance away.
Plenty of bars, restaurants and craft shops to explore in both Kinvara and Ballyvaughan villages. We offer a private room in our house, ensuite with stunning views over the Burren.
A real refuge by the sea. Walking distance of a local pub with traditional music on occasions.’
6. Seaview House (Clare)
Next up is another spot in Malbay in County Clare. A Friday night in this place will set you back €69. Here’s how the host describes it:
‘This is a classy normal country house on an acre overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is five mins by car to Miltown Malbay and shops.
It is a short drive to Lahinch the Cliffs of Moher and Doolin world-class golf courses in the area- the best coastlines in Ireland and is famous for the Burren nature walking and music.
This bedroom is very large with a fabulous view of the sea and has a large private bathroom with bath tup shower large shower very near it which is private to this guest.’
7. A room near the mountains in Mayo
We’re off to Mayo next for a house that’s finely situated a stone’s throw from the buzzy town of Westport. A Friday in August will cost you €65. Here’s how the host describes it:
‘King size bedroom, newly renovated, separate private bathroom, door opening onto patio with extensive private gardens.
Rivendell, from the book “Lord of the rings”, is a place of hidden refuge, protected by the power of the Lord. It is our home to stop by, stay a while, and just BE. Take time for you.’
8. Muff Village Country House (Donegal)
Next up is a gorgeous little home in Muff in County Donegal. A Friday night in August here will set you back €59. Here’s how the host describes it:
‘Our country house offers a spacious layout with bright, modern décor, including luxurious bedding and private bathrooms. Guests can start their day with a hearty Irish breakfast made with local ingredients.
The space We want you to feel at home at our B&B, but we also want to respect your privacy. All guests rooms have digital entry systems so you can come and go without worrying about dropping off/picking up keys.’
9. Killybegs Beach View (Donegal)
Next up is a house in Killybegs in Donegal that offers a brilliant view down towards the beautiful Fintra Beach. A night Friday night in August will set you back €63.
Now, the description for this one is short and sweet; in the Airbnb listing, the host says, ‘We are 400mts from Fintra Beach, 5 mins drive to Killybegs. Slieve League Cliffs is 20 mins drive.’
In a nutshell, this is a reasonably priced spot to base yourself from to explore many of the best places to visit in Donegal.
Loads more class places to stay in Ireland
If you hop into the where to stay section of our site, you’ll find heaps of unique places to stay right the way across Ireland.
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