Picnics are a lovely way to spend the day with your family. The parents can relax and enjoy some food while the kids run around and enjoy themselves. Ireland has such a beautiful landscape that there are hundreds of wonderful spots for a lovely picnic. So if you are looking for the perfect spot for your family, here are the top 8 places for a picnic in Ireland.
Camaderry, Glendalough, Co Wicklow
Glendalough has always been known for its stunning landscapes, natural beauty and its history. It is one of the most visited places in Ireland. On a lovely summer’s day hikers, families and tourists travel from far and wide to visit this stunning, scenic area.
The Burren, Co. Clare
The Burren is an area of limestone rock surrounded by majestic mountains and picturesque valleys and streams. The area is internationally famous for the array of flora and fauna, as well as the megalithic tombs. This is one spot that every family must visit at least once.
Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry
KillarneyNational Parkis located just on the outskirts of the pretty Kerry town, Killarney. The park is surrounded by lakes and mountains, including the McGillycuddy Reeks, which is home of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrantuohill. Muckross House and Gardens are located in the centre of the park. You can explore the 26,000 acres of the park to find the perfect location for your picnic.
Glencarr Waterfall, Co. Leitrim
Located outside Manorhamilton, Glencar Waterfall is a stunning location for a peaceful picnic. This waterfall was made famous by W.B. Yeats in his poem ‘Stolen Child’. This waterfall is located on Glencar Lake and although small, is enchanting nonetheless.
Lough Boora Parklands, Co Offaly
These parklands are made up of stunning lakes, woodlands and wetland areas as well as 50km of walkways and pastureland. It is also the home of some beautiful flora and fauna. The area is cloaked with raised bogs making it a very unique outdoor park
Clare Glens, Tipperary
This wooded area can be found along the banks of the Clare River, very close to Newport, County Tipperary. There are picturesque walkways on the banks of the river, with spectacular views. This picturesque landscape is the perfect surroundings for a day outdoors with the family.
GurteenBay in Roundstone, Galway
GurteenBay is a wonderfully scenic area in Connemara that offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Inis Laken. Several wildlife species inhabit the area and if you want to witness a beautiful sunset this is definitely the place to visit.
Slieve League Cliffs, Co. Donegal
The Slieve League Cliffs are located on the West coast of Donegal and are the highest and one of the most picturesque marine cliffs in Europe, offering fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs aren’t the only scenic views on offer with walks bringing visitors to views of the Sligo Mountains.
This list of top picnic spots is courtesy of Denny Deli Style Ham. To find lots more ways to spend a fun day with the family visit www.homeis.ie and avail of the Danny’s Family Fun Days offer.



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