10 Quirky ‘Must See’ Glamping Locations in Ireland for 2022

Last Updated: 09/05/2022

Do you enjoy living life on the eccentric side? When others go low, do you go high? If given the choice between a hotel room on the third floor with a breakfast buffet, or a treetop hideaway with panoramic views, built-in technology systems, a private hot tub and your own BBQ firepit, would you swing towards staying in the trees?

If you’re a fan of ‘quirky’ glamping then read on, this blog is for you!

Off-the-beaten-path wanderers (just like ourselves!) are in for a treat as Glamping in Ireland has gathered 10 quirky ‘must see’ glamping locations in Ireland for your Spring/Summer 2022 getaway.

Dust off your overnight bags, it’s time to go Glamping in Ireland with these 10 Quirky ‘Must See’ Glamping Locations in Ireland for 2022.

This quirky glamping location in Ireland by Aurora North Coast, screams individuality and unadulterated luxury. Make your Western Ranch, country livin’, toe tappin’, thigh slappin’ dreams come true in this beautiful
Red Cedar Log Cabin. Enjoy 1,100 square feet of luxurious living space, state of the art facilities and beautiful decor inside the cabin, before stepping out on your very own private veranda or taking a dip in the steamy private hot tub. With the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery being only 10-minutes away, Aurora North Coast would be the perfect quirky glamping spot for a good old fashioned tipple with a group of friends or family. 

Giddyup! Our next quirky ‘must see’ glamping location in Ireland takes us to the adventurous mountains of County Wicklow, an area well known for its love of horses – and quirky glamping of course! If you have a
horse fanatic in your life, then this glamping getaway is perfect for them. You can actually stay in a renovated horse caravan, which is fully kitted out with warm bedding, towels, cooking facilities, lights and a BBQ. Embark on an unforgettable guided tour with a horse and caravan in the Wicklow countryside, visit Clissmann Horse Caravans and explore the local area of Glendaloug, before popping on your whistling kettle on your return and snuggling up under the cosy blankets. A perfect family-friendly glamping holiday or a romantic glamping trip for two!

Tinkerbell said it herself, “all you need is a little faith, trust and pixie dust!” Make your little one’s dreams come true with a quirky glamping stay in the magical Mourne Mountains at Fairy River. These delightful cottages are built into the natural landscape of the mountain and they truly look like something out of a fairytale. Inspire curiosity and creativity in your children at Fairy River – visit the little river bridge where real-life fairies are known to hang out after their busy days spreading joy and charm, or sit back with a group of friends on the rural stone landscapes and feel like you are on a film set. Fairy River is a beautifully quirky glamping location in Ireland that we know you will just fall for. With direct access to the Mourne Mountains and full self-catering facilities, it’s a perfect stay for everyone to enjoy. 

These luxury pods are set in the heart of Erris on Claggan Island, on the quirky glamping site of Belmullet Coast Guard Station, County Mayo. If you think you have seen a clear view of the Irish sea, take another
look! Overlooking stunning countryside views, the Atlantic Ocean and Achill Island, at Belmullet Coast Guard Station, you can pay close attention to the action out on the sea whilst enjoying everything the glampsite has to offer. The Luxury Pods can sleep up to 4 adults and offer a light and airy space with an elegant wood finish, fresh linen, comfy couches and even more comfortable beds. The outdoor area next to the pods is perfect for some al fresco dining or admiring sunsets while tasting the best of local produce that County Mayo has to offer. The Luxury Pods at Belmullet Coast Guard Station are a perfect retreat if you are looking for a stunning location and glamorously quirky glamping in Ireland.

These quirky glamping houses are so cute that we had to include them in our 10 Quirky ‘Must See’ Glamping Locations in Ireland for 2022 blog! At Glamping Under The Stars, County Lois, you can sit out and roast marshmallows at the communal campfire, explore the surrounding woods and waterfalls and sleep soundly inside your grass-roofed Hobbit House. The glamping location is totally family-friendly and they even have a dining barn where guests can share a bite to eat before returning to your Hobbit House for a special stargazing experience. With each Hobbit House unique from the other, Glamping Under The Stars is the perfect quirky glamping choice for fun families, friends and couples. 

Sail into happiness in The Larry McQuaid Boat at Corcreggan Mill. But how did a boat get to the top of the hill? Well, this is a question you can ponder during your stay! Onboard you will find a full kitchenette, an en-suite bathroom, a BOSH coffee machine and a spacious viewing deck. You can even enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the lakes and hills by the BBQ from your private rooftop patio. The Larry McQuaid Boat at Corcreggan Millis a seriously quirky glamping accommodation in Ireland you should definitely try out!

Hop on to The Red Bus at Ox Mountain Adventure Camp for some serious glamping fun. This quirky glampsite in Ireland is packed with action and offers fun outdoor activities for friends, families and team building days. Grab your buddies and enjoy a glamping holiday designed to help you make memories. The Red Bus has a lot of history behind it…originally a 1991 Leyland Olympian Semi-Open Top Bus, the bus was then placed on Route 555 (Loughton to London) until 1999, when it then became a London City Tour Bus. The Red Bus made one final stop at Sligo’s premier outdoor activity centre, Ox Mountain Adventure C where it lives out its days as a joyfully idyllic haven for families looking to reconnect in nature and have lots of fun. It sleeps up to 6 guests and there are plenty of quirky reminders that you’re on a bus with the driver’s seat and steering wheel still intact! If quirky glamping is your thing, then discover The Red Bus at Ox Mountain Adventure Camp.

If you are searching for a quirky glamping location in Ireland for 2022, you just might have found it in County Cork! How would you like to stay in a yurt overlooking the Irish ocean, just off the rugged coast of Baltimore, County Cork? Each Yurt is complete with a gas cooker, solar-powered lighting, log stove, comfortable beds and cosy bean bags. At nighttime, you can stargaze through the open top of your yurt – there is no light pollution here so the stars are extra bright! Or take a seat out on the deck and enjoy the serenity of this beautiful island paradise. Chléire Haven Glamping is wonderfully quirky ‘must see’ glamping location in Ireland for 2022.

For a unique and quirky glamping holiday in Ireland, we must show you the beautiful Glamping Suites found at Killarney Glamping. A romantic break to these stunning suites is assured as it is a couples-only glampsite – perfect for a moment of peace and quiet. The beautiful suites are located close to the town of Killarney and Killarney National Park, so there is plenty to do during your stay. The modern and quirky glamping suites include double beds with cosy electric blankets for colder nights, an ensuite bathroom with a shower, and private heated patios with your very own BBQ – perfect for cooking up a storm at Killarney Glamping Suites!

The Treetop Cabin at Tea Pot Lane is a perfect glamping location in Ireland for couples and friends alike! Tiptoe up the steps to your quirky treetop cabin nestled in the woods, and peek in through the rustic door to find your beautiful home for the next few days. Discover the plush interior including a luscious kitchenette with all the appliances you need to enjoy your stay, a wine fridge and a Nespresso coffee machine. An interesting fact about this quirky ‘must see’ glamping location in Ireland is that they have a composting toilet, so you are helping the environment as you ‘go’! Relax by birdsong and unwind on the deck before taking a trip into Leitrim to see more of its natural beauty. The Treetop Cabin at Tea Pot Lane is a perfect hideaway and quirky glamping location in Ireland! 

We hope this round up of 10 Quirky ‘Must See’ Glamping Locations in Ireland for 2022 has helped you to choose somewhere awesome, eccentric and fun for your next glamping getaway.

Please let us know where you choose and don’t forget to tag us in your social media snaps with #glampinginireland and @glampinginireland – see our full profile details below in the footer!  

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