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Going To An Irish Festival This Summer? These Airbnbs Are Still Up For Grabs If You Don't Want To Camp

By Sarah

May 26, 2017 at 11:27pm


Camping at a festival might seem like a good idea at the time of buying your tickets when you still have high hopes of it being a sunny weekend, but in reality camping in Ireland is pretty grim.

And camping at a festival in Ireland? Even grimmer.

Sure, there's no craic like the afternoon jam sessions in the campsite, and making friends with your tent neighbours and bonding over a share a can of warm beer is a true joy, but come nighttime when you're crawling into your wet tent trying not to freeze and then waking up the next morning hungover and sweating and SO THIRSTY - nope. 

You may have left it a bit too late to book into a hotel for the weekend, but luckily there are a few Airbnb options still left for the summer festivals.

Here's where you could be sleeping in between bands:

Vantastival- Drogheda, Louth, June 3rd&4th 

Baltray, Drogheda, Louth

This spacious (and gorge) gaff sleeps seven people so is perfect for a bigger group who want a nearby base.

It even has stunning views of the River Boyne and plenty of space to hang out with mates both inside and out. The best bit? There's a feckin huge trampoline in the garden.


Body & Soul- Kilrush, Westmeath June 23rd-25th

Knockshangan, Athboy, County Meath

Situated 1km from the town of Athboy, a lovely spacious place that sleeps four people (if you don't mind sharing the two beds.)

There's two bathrooms, it's a mere 10 minute drive from the entrance to Body&Soul, and there's a shared decking area that's ideal for beers and BBQ.


Sea Sessions- Bundoran, Donegal June 23rd-25th

Marine Court, Ground Floor, Sea View Apartment, Bundoran

This three-bedroom and two bath apartment sleeps five people and is an ideal location just minutes from the festival site - a super easy stroll back and forth.

A little balcony with table and chairs is just calling out your name...


Indiependence- Mitchelstown, Cork, August 4th-6th

The Cottage, Fermoy, Cork

Accommodation for Indiependence sells out quick, so the best you'll get is this cottage that sleeps two people 15 minutes by car from the festival.

It's cosy and tucked away in the countryside for when you need a break from all the loud noise and crowds.


Castlepalooza- Tullamore, Offaly, August 4th-6th

Modern bungalow, near Tullamore, Offaly

Another great shout for a group, this home can sleep up to nine guests.

There's four bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, lots of green grass to flake out on if the sun shines and although it's not within walking distance of the festival, taxis to and from shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.

Electric Picnic- Stradbally, Laois, September 1st-3rd

17th century Courtyard Apartment, Durrow, Laois

This is a 30 minute drive from the EP gates but we reckon the comfort you'll get here is worth the trip once or twice a day.

It sleeps four people and has a super soothing interior as well as being close to the village shops and pubs. Just try not to get facepaint all over the cream sofa...


Accommodation is being booked up fast for all the festivals, so if you really don't want to slum it in a sleeping bag we'd recommend you book something soon!

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