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Couple’s Glamping in Ireland

by Angelique Platas

Jun 26, 2019

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Age Specific / Adult Children

Stunning glamping accommodations have popped up in attractive locales around Ireland, offering enough amenities to rival 5-star hotels and draw you in for a world-class stay. Glamping in Ireland should be a consideration.


For that old-world charm and hospitality Ireland is known for, but with a luxury twist on that camping trip you’ve been meaning to take, The Hideaway at Dromquinna Manor checks all the boxes. Escape to the Irish countryside with 5-star views, amenities and services, but with the quaintness of a hideaway.


Famously sought-after for weddings, engagements and special occasions, Dromquinna Manor is already built for couples, top to bottom. Escape to a private suite with sweeping cliff-side views over Kenmare Bay to one side and a secluded garden with exclusive entry just for you and your partner to the other.


Kenmare Bay, Co.Kerry, Ireland.

Kenmare Bay, Co.Kerry, Ireland. Photo: Michael Walsh | Dreamstime.com


With peaceful nature surrounding your tent, and an interior resembling a high-end antique shop, this stay is not for the go-go-go couple. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the outdoors with leisurely strolls, some through nature, but most to and from nearby pubs and restaurants.


The Hideaway boasts a king-sized Wilderness Bed, doused in plush bedding and goose-feathered everything, along with a private bathroom, luxury towels and a private veranda with comfortable outdoor furniture.


Your glamping getaway also includes games, books and magazines for when you want to stay in, along with breakfast delivered to your tent daily. Make your way to the Boathouse Bistro, located on the estate, for lunch and dinner, open daily, 12:30–9 p.m.


Colorful pub signs in Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland.

Colorful pub signs in Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland. Photo: Christian Mueringer | Dreamstime.com


Congregate with other guests around the fire or stay in the privacy of your own retreat, but definitely make time to head out and see the town of Kenmare. Visit all the scenic sights, including Reenagross Park, Kenmare Stone Circle and the iconic Ring of Kerry. Continue the take-it-easy theme of the vacation with a leisurely stroll along the quietly beautiful shop-lined streets of town. It’s Southwest Ireland at its finest. You won’t be far from Cork and beautiful coastal towns along the way, if you feel like renting a car and enjoying an impromptu road trip for two.


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