Summer has finally arrived! And that can only mean one thing: it's holiday time. And what could be better than a staycation with the family?


Staycations are a popular choice; taking the kids on an adventure is that bit easier doing it close to home - but most importantly, it won't lessen the fun factor for them one bit. They just get to experience the magic of new surroundings, minus the hectic airport stopgap.


And for parents, it just means things can be smoother on a practical level; all the baggage, transport and where-do-we-stay options are easier to navigate, especially with your highly-excited brood in tow.


When it comes to choosing your not-so-far-away destination, you want somewhere that has it all. This means beautiful scenery, games and activities for the kids and, ideally, some time for mum and dad to relax and unwind when they can.   


Thanks to the Gleneagle Group, they have taken all the headache out of staycation planning, with their four excellent family-friendly hotels. The only thing that you'll row over is which one to stay in first!


The Brehon



This one has something for everyone, but the little ones will particularly delight in its enchantment. Embrace a Magical Fairy Trail Journey at The Brehon, in beautiful Killarney. The little ones can visit Queen Kate, The Brehon’s very own fairy Danú and the 14 other fairies who have moved into their gardens.  During your stay, enjoy overnight accommodation for two adults and one child. After breakfast, take a journey through their magical Fairy Trail, make a wish on the wishing seat, cast your worries away on the worry plaque and visit the fairies houses.


And it's not just about the kids! Mum and dad can enjoy relaxation time in the Vitality Suite of Angsana Spa with access to the Aquila Club pool at their sister hotel, The Gleneagle next door. Book your luxury family break online now!





Family holidays are precious, and the memories are meant to be savoured. Kids know exactly what they want from a family hotel break, and they’re not afraid to say it. Great swimming pools, kids’ clubs, chill zone, lots to see and do, and quality time with Mum and Dad. Here, they’ve paid close attention to the littlest guests and their requests and thanks to their fantastic feedback; they are one of the top child-friendly hotels in Ireland! So, no matter what else, they'll never be bored. Book your Gleneagle Hotel stay today


Maritime Hotel



Or why not escape to the Maritime Hotel on the Wild Atlantic Way this summer? Being a child-friendly hotel creates a fun environment for the everyone so you can enjoy a family holiday in a luxury hotel with all the trimmings. Family rooms and suites are available to suit every family size, complimentary kids club during the school holidays and complimentary use of the leisure centre with kids pool. Book your family break to West Cork now

Sheen Falls Country Club



This is one made for a summer holiday stay, complete with plenty of special self-catering offers now available. Located in quaint Kenmare, Co.Kerry, their three and four Bedroom Courtyard Houses are available for two, three, five and seven night stays, so you can get a weekend in or indulge a little bit longer. Each house offers luxuriously spacious living and dining areas ideal for family breaks. During your stay enjoy complimentary wifi, arrival hamper and parking. Book your luxury self-catering stay here


Happy holidaying!



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