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The Top 10 Irish Winter Getaways


Winter is coming, and we are not looking forward to the freezing cold days up ahead.

But it is a perfect excuse to get the girls together for a relaxing spa weekend, or a cosy roasting-marshmallows-by-the-fireside type trip.

Take a look at these wonderful getaway locations, and get inspiration for your ideal Winter trip.

In no particular order…

1. Ballygarry House Hotel

Located in Tralee, Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to forgot those pesky Winter blues.

It’s warmly decorated rooms and lavish spa facilities mean it’s the perfect place to let go of all worries and to unwind.

This 4-star experience is well worth a look, you can find out more by visiting their website.

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2. Galgorm Resort and Spa

Whether you play a round of golf, or take a relaxing stroll in their multi award winning creative gardens, Galgorm Resort and Spa is always a good shout for a Winter getaway.

Located in Ballymena, County Antrim, the grounds of this resort feature breathtaking views and lots of hidden gems.

There’s also a chic, on-site spa with indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor hot tub and a sauna (we previously reviewed Galgorm).

Check out their website here.



3. Kelly’s Resort Hotel 

This stunning resort hotel on Rosslare’s waterfront has views over a sandy beach all the way out to the Irish Sea.

Its easy-going atmosphere, quality accommodation, and first class food make this resort the perfect vibe for a cosy Winter break.

One of Wexford’s top destination Spas “SeaSpa” is located in Kelly’s Resort Hotel, and this really adds to the allure of this location.

For more information, click here.



4. Ashford Castle

The magnificent five star Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib in County Mayo.

Many of the rooms and suites have been individually and lovingly designed, combining the castle’s original features with the latest modern luxuries.

There’s even a Hideaway Cottage available to book for that perfect, cosy Winter break.

Check out their website here.



5. Dromoland Castle

Located in County Clare, this luxury five star castle features a fine dining restaurant and a cocktail bar, plus a drawing room that offers afternoon tea.

Dromoland Castle is also within easy reach of the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Burren

Feed the ducks or take a boat out on the lovely lake. Why not try an archery class or enjoy our falconry experience? Or what about a round of golf or a relaxing spa date?

Click here for more information.



6. Monart

Located in County Wexford, the five star Monart Spa was recently named in the Top 3 Spa Resorts in the world by Conde Nast Traveller.

Spoil yourself and soften the harsh Winter with a luxurious Monart Spa Break.

There are many packages to choose from, including the Pilates Reformer Retreat, the Shaolin Experience and the Life Mini Programme.

Check out their website.



7. The K Club

Why go to Paris, when you can feel like a Parisian in County Kildare? This luxury resort is located in an 1832 French-château-style mansion.

Amenities include an indoor pool, horseback riding, clay-pigeon shooting and a spa.

You can also relax and enjoy Afternoon Tea in the The K Club’s opulent Chinese Drawing Room, which overlooks an outdoor terrace and beautiful gardens with open log fires.

Visit their website here.



8. Killashee House Hotel

Set amidst the lush rolling countryside of County Kildare, Killashee is truly a special place for a Winter getaway.

You can take some time out to relax, unwind and recharge in the luxurious spa and leisure area.

Immerse yourself in a lazy massage at the hands of their expert team of spa therapists or surrender to the healing properties of the fabulous hydrotherapy suite.

Click here for more information.



9. Slieve Donard Resort and Spa

Nestling at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne in County Down, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa stands in six acres of immaculate private grounds.

The hotel’s world class Spa facilities rival any other Spa in Europe. It is situated over two floors, with stunning views across the Irish sea.

Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch are served in the famous Oak Restaurant, with its charming beams and fabulous central fireplace for those cold Wintery evenings.

Check out their website.



10. The Shelbourne

Overlooking St. Stephens Green, this famed hotel and spa is within walking distance to many of Dublin’s cultural gems.

Amenities include a chic spa, 2 fine-dining restaurants and a plush lounge for high tea and supper.

The hotel offers some of the city’s best dining options, as well as two vibrant bar and lounges perfect for blowing off some steam.

Click here to find out more.