View this page for Ireland family vacation ideas inlcuding things to do with kids, family-freindly hotels, hostels, and vacation rentals with vacation offers. Visit an island loaded with folklore, traditions, and myths. Best palces for family fun include Galway, Dublin, Cork, and Kilkenny plus Connemara National Park, and Aran Islands. Visit awesome museums, go hiking and biking, play on the beach, discover ancient ruins or attend family-friendly festivals. For more ideas look at Holland, Scotland, France, England or back to family vacations in Europe.
Guidebook in the car, map pre-marked in yellow our day trip target Clonmacnoise, one of Ireland’s most significant ancient monastic sites not far from Shannon Bridge and the edgy, earth-friendly sculpture park at Lough Boora.
Located in the southeast of Ireland an easy day trip from Dublin Kilkenny is worth the effort for the art, shopping, stained glass windows, and the scrumptious brown bread, breaded French camembert and chutney, and pea soup at Hibernian Hotel Restaurant.
Ireland is artful, festive, magical, mysterious, quirky, welcoming, and pure fun - the perfect recipe for a family vacation. From the moment of arrival the positive spirit of the island is reflected in smiling faces and a welcoming atmosphere.
The awesome Cliffs of Moher – the location of Ireland's Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark, is an UNESCO site which defines the meaning of wow!
Connemara cannot be beat for a slow-paced Irish fix complete with misty harbors, rocky beaches, sheep crossings, woolen sweaters, Irish coffee, stew with brown bread, and carrot cake served with a Gaelic accent.
From the Cliffs of Moher it is often possible to see the - Inisheer, Inishmaan and Inishmore - the enchanting Aran Islands without binoculars. The distance makes them seem mystical and certainly an attractive outing from Galway City.
The dollar/euro exchange rate is most favorable this year making rail travel in Europe even better for families because it is an easy way to save money and share an adventure while on the move.
Want to experience, cozy pubs, energizing live music, local stories, and laughter plus see rolling countryside and beautiful rocky cliffs framing the coast? Want to hike into the mist or bike an ancient island pathway? Taste oysters and scrumptious ginger bread? Go to Galway.
It's Sunday - my first day in Dublin on my own. I have my Lonely Planet (guidebook), my city map, and I just purchased a ticket to the hop-on-hop-off tour. 23 stops in total- sounds excessive but how else am I going to get the lay of the land?
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Set off to the Emerald Isle for an exciting family vacation multi-sport adventure! Ireland’s southwest is famous for many things from the calm and scenic sailing waters rich with marine life to the rolling green hills of the country side and you’ll get to experience it all. Learn to sail in the harbor of historic Kinsale, ride a bike through the Gap of Dunloe, and kayak around the shores of Baltimore. Explore small fishing villages and vast national parks while spending nights in a 16th century castle! This quintessentially Irish vacation is perfect for families with travelers of all ages! Enjoy the great outdoors and share an Irish way of life with your kids. To book your adventure contact Thomson Family Adventures at 800-262-6255.
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Ideal for touring the area with spectacular mountain scenery. Located in Cong, a small historic village with traditional Irish Pubs and friendly Irish hospitality. Lydon's Lodge, Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Tel: 094 9546053. Email email@example.com [Read Less]
Getaway with your family and create memories. [Read More]
Nestled in the unspoiled rolling countryside of East Cork near the ruins of an 800-year-old castle, Castlemartyr Resort’s crowning jewel is a classic 18th century manor house. The Manor has been magnificently restored and elegantly enhanced to offer 103 deluxe guest rooms, gourmet dining, an expansive world-class spa and welcoming, impeccably styled interiors. Opportunities for outdoor pursuits abound both on the estate, which includes an inland-links-style golf course designed by the renowned Ron Kirby, and in the surrounding region. Family activity options include archery, falconry, horseback riding, fishing, tennis, clay shooting, duck feeding, and nature walks. Castlemartyr Resort Castlemartyr, Co. Cork. 011 353 21 4219000. [Read Less]
Stay in a castle to make your own family fairytale family vacation with all ages! [Read More]
Castles are usually associated with fairytales and where better to make an enchanted story a reality than with the Juniors at Ashford Castle. With hundreds of acres of surrounding woodland and a varied array of activities on offer, the castle is an ideal destination for even the youngest of guests. Enjoy a two night stay in our Deluxe Family Room with two queen size beds, which sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children (12 years and under) - this attractive package includes family horseback riding for one hour & a family falconry lesson and also includes breakfast on both mornings & dinner on one evening, for 2 adults & 2 children (12 years and under). for just €1,400 for the entire family Our reservations department will be happy to discuss any variations on age/numbers for your family
Specific Terms: Available from 1st May, 2011 to the 30th September, 2011. Subject to availability. Ashford Castle, Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland. Toll-free Ireland – 1 800 451 351, UK – 0800 559 3273, and US – 1800 346 7007. [Read Less]
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Dromoland Castle, located in Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, was built in the 16th century. Majestically set on the shores of Lough Dromoland, it is surrounded by over 410 acres of breathtaking scenery, including a championship parkland golf course. Lavish interiors, fine food and superb wines complement the deluxe accommodations of the Castle’s 99 guest rooms, while Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club, an intimate spa and traditional outdoor recreational opportunities ensure a unique guest experience. Family activity options include archery, falconry, horseback riding, fishing, tennis, clay shooting, duck feeding, and nature walks. Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare. 011 353 61 368144, toll-free 1-800-346-7007 [Read Less]
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Visit lakes, mountains, islands, bog lands, and beaches of Errisbeg in the Heart of Connemara. Our rooms are bright, elegantly simple, in soft muted tones to reflect sea, sky and changing colors of the Connemara countryside. We offer good beds (some King-Size); private shower/toilet; clock-radio; hairdryer; tea/coffee; Info pack; & books. Children older than 8 years. Roundstone, Connemara, Galway, Ireland Intl. tel: 353 95 35807 or visit online. [Read Less]