5 Irish staycation spots we want to visit this year

By Fiona Frawley

February 15, 2023 at 10:35am


The grand stretch is stretching, the sun is shining (kinda), and you may already be on the look out for staycation spots to book this summer.

If you fell back in love with the island of Ireland over the past couple of years of staycationing and are looking to schedule your next getaway, we've got you covered with 5 dreamy spots to add to the bucket list. From skydome yurts in Donegal to a converted bus house in the heart of Sligo, there's something for everyone.

Lough Mardal, Donegal

Sleep under the stars cuddled up by a wood burning stove at this lakeside lodge in Donegal. We covered this staycation spot in more detail last year - read all about it HERE.

Granary Cottage, Wicklow


You'll find this stone walled cottage in Avoca, with incredible countryside views and its own private decking area to enjoy them from too. There's also a log stove for chillier nights, and plenty of scenic walks nearby. Find out more and get booking HERE.

Image via Airbnb, The Granary Cottage 

The Pub With No Beer, Tipperary

On the border of counties Clare, Galway and Offaly and close to the small village of Aglish you'll find Conroy's Old Bar, "where time has literally stood still". An authentic, traditional pub, Conroy's has been converted to sleep 4 while still retaining its original features. If you are looking to book a trip, bear in mind Conroy's no longer holds a liquor license and is completely dry of alcohol - find out more HERE.

Image via Airbnb/The Worlds 1st Self Catering Pub

Grass-roofed Eco Cabin, West Cork

Right on the edge of the Atlantic in Kilcatherine, Beara you'll find one of Ireland's most scenic staycation spots - an eco cabin with panoramic views and cosy interiors, with reefs for snorkelling and plenty of mountain walks nearby. Anyone who's been to Beara knows what a magical corner of the country it is - swoon over more pictures and book yourself in HERE.

Image via Airbnb

Ox Mountain Red Bus, Sligo

This double decker in Tobercurry, Sligo has been lovingly converted to comfortably sleep 5, while maintaining many of its original features. Surrounded by peaceful countryside and mountain views, with a Spring Water Spa located close by to enjoy it all from. Find out more and get booking HERE.

Image via Airbnb/Ox Mountain Red Bus 

Header image via Airbnb/Granary Cottage

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