Country retreats among the best for Irish summer staycations

SOME of the best in short breaks and romantic getaways are finally on offer in Ireland this summer, and among the best are three from around the Ireland that are perfect for a staycation holiday.

Cahernane House Hotel in beautiful Killarney, County Kerry is offering the Killarney Secret Trails package for €379.50 per person sharing that includes three nights’ accommodation and breakfast each morning, welcome tea and scones on arrival and a three-course dinner on two evenings with a pre-dinner glass of Prosecco.

Stay at Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney, Ireland this summer and enjoy the Killarney Secret Trails package


“Killarney is traditionally extremely busy all summer with visitors who follow well known tourist trails and tend to flock to the same places,” said Cahernane House Hotel General Manager Emer Corridan. “In these strange times we live in now we want to offer our gusts the chance to explore some lesser known, quieter beauty spots. We also hope to show people a different part of Killarney and offer our visitors a chance to rediscover this beautiful part of the world.”

Ireland’s Lyrath Estate Staycation Package in County Kilkenny offers packages from two to five nights including bed and breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner from €400 per person. Outdoor activities include archery, fishing and hawking while indoors, the Oasis Spa awaits and a private cinema, included in the Summer Family Break for €210 per person. The resort’s Summer Story Package for €210 per person includes two nights’ accommodation and breakfast along with dinner on one evening and afternoon cream tea.

Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny, Ireland is offering a variety of summer staycation packages


Making the list among the best summer staycations is Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort in Blessington, Wicklow, where a short-break stay at the exclusive seven-bedroom Manor House includes the royal treatment for €3,010 per night. The Georgian Era ‘Grand Dame’ of the resort includes bed and breakfast and private dining in the Drawing Room, turndown service and all of the resort’s magnificent grounds filled with wildlife to roam.

Enjoy the royal treatment at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort in Wicklow, Ireland in the exclusive Manor House


The Killarney Secret Trails package can be booked online at or phone +353 (0) 64 6631895.

The five-star Kilkenny Escape booking details are online at or phone +353 (0) 56 7760088.

Booking details at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort are online at or phone +353 (0) 45 867 606.

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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