Family Favourites around Ireland with Original Irish Hotels

About Original Irish Hotels


Original Irish Hotels are a collection of unique, owner-run hotels, located in Ireland’s most outstanding destinations.

Their 60 hotels are dotted around the entire island of Ireland in must-see locations, from the Wild Atlantic Way, to Ireland’s Ancient East, the Causeway Coast, Dublin and the treasured heartland of Ireland’s midlands and lakelands.

The hotels offer true local character and a unique, warm welcome that tells you you’re not just another room number.

Garyyvoe Hotel – re-opening on July 1st 2020

There has been a hotel on the beach at Garryvoe since the early 1900s and while the world has changed beyond recognition, some things have thankfully remained the same – the golden, sandy, five-mile beach; the view of Ballycotton and its lighthouse, and the smiling faces at the Garryvoe Hotel

Whether it is a romantic weekend break, a seaside holiday or a few nights away with great friends, at the Garryvoe you will find the intimate, friendly and professional service, fresh local food and the incredible view all add up to a memorable experience.

It is an experience put together with loving care – a unique atmosphere that can only be nurtured in a family-owned, independent hotel that has been lovingly cared for through the generations since it opened as one of the first hotels in East Cork.

Garyyvoe concentrate on the little things – oversized bedrooms, heated bathroom mirrors and a celebrated restaurant that offers great cuisine, with fresh seafood a particular speciality. The hotels location, overlooking one of Ireland’s finest beaches in Ballycotton, Co Cork, makes for an ideal holiday destination. The hotel facilities include the Garryvoe Health & Leisure Club, featuring a 25m lap pool, aqua jogging ring, sauna, gym and outdoor hot tub.

This beautiful area of Cork has an abundance of sporting and leisure pursuits for our guests, including golf, hiking, horse-riding and Irish heritage sites. Don’t miss a visit to Fota Wildlife Park, Cobh Queenstown Story & Titanic Experience, and The Jameson Experience in Midleton, just 20 minutes’ drive away.


Hotel Offers

Sail high seas of Ballycotton or trail the might & exotic animals at Fota Wildlife Park….. East Cork has much to offer!

Garryvoe Hotel, overlooking beautitul Ballycotton Bay is home to many exciting adventures.

Ballycotton Sea adventures can take you on a magical tour of the harbour, and a visit to one of the few remaining Lighthouses in Ireland. Family days out and evening trips with packed lunches and bites to make for memorable holidays. For those who don’t have their sea legs, the Ballycotton cliff walk has breathtaking views of the Island.

Staying on the Wild side, a trip to Fota Wildlife Park is a must! 20 minutes drive from Garryvoe Hotel, it brings the exotic to East Cork. Its where you can let your little Monkeys run free!!!

And if it all gets to much…escape to Spike Island…(the Alcatraz of Ireland) this former prison is an award winning tourist attraction.

With so much more to offer…..Ballymaloe House & Gardens, Leahys Open Farm, Historical Clockgate Youghal, Jameson Heritage Centre Midleton, Titanic Experience Cobh, Cloyne Cathedral & Round tower the hometown of Irelands greatest hurler Christy Ring!!!!!! The list goes on…………………

Stay at the Garryvoe Hotel from €399 per family to include 2 adults & 2 children under 12 years old to include 2 nights B&B, Dinner on 1 evening. All activities in the area will need to be booked and paid separately

Let your Little Monkeys Run Free!! (Summer Special)

@ €670 per family, Sunday – Wednesday

3 Night B&B plus 1 Evening Meal

Family Day ticket to Trabolgan Holiday Village


Fota Wildlife Park with a Packed lunch for your day adventure

Admission to Jungle World indoor play area in Midleton

Based on 2 children under 12 sharing with 2 adults, supplement applies for additional children


                Family Fun on the Farm €789 for family of 2 adults & 2 children

Midweek Family Break to include:-
4 nights Midweek Family Break Bed and Full Irish Breakfast,
Family Ticket to Leahys Open Farm, and also admission to one of the following:

Queenstown Heritage Centre, Cobh/Jameson Heritage Centre, Midleton/Cork City Gaol

Price is based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old in a family room

To Book Call Original Irish Hotels reservations line on  012958900 or visit

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Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa – re-opening on June 29th 2020


The 4 Star family run Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa is located on 40 acres of organic grounds, near the beautiful, historical village of Adare in Co. Limerick. Perfect as a base to explore Galway, Kerry, Clare, Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and the Wild Atlantic Way. Only 2 hours from Dublin and 25 minutes from Shannon airport. All guests are guaranteed a warm welcome and to be treated like one of the family. Celebrating over 37 years in business, Woodlands are dedicated to ensuring the most memorable and traditional of Irish hospitality experiences for their guests. The hotel has two restaurants; Timmy Macs Bistro and Fielding’s of Adare restaurant serving the best of local produce, some coming from their own organic garden.

The resort style facilities include Woodlands Health & Leisure Club with 20m pool, kids pool, feature pools, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, 1,500 sq ft gym, and fitness classes, as well as Woody’s Kids Club seasonally, Fairy Trail, Walking Trail, and state of the art Revas Spa.

Woodlands Pet Farm –

Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa. Adare, Co. Limerick  Sean Curtin True Media

Summer Family Breaks with FREE KIDS CLUB From €105 per night
Rate includes

  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • FREE kids club for children aged 4-12 and must be prebooked
  • Access to Leisure Club with 20m pool and kids pools
  • Outdoor Pitch and Goalposts
  • Fairy Trail
  • Mini Pet Farm

Kids club will run from Saturday  27th June up until the end of August ( subject to numbers)
The camp must be pre-booked with leisure centre on 061 605111
The club operates midweek 11-3 and 5.30-9.30pm with execution of Saturday and Sunday and bank holiday on days where only an evening session of 5.30-9.30pm will take place.


To Book Call Original Irish Hotels reservations line on  012958900 or visit

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Sneem Hotel – re-opening on June 29th 2020

Sneem Hotel is a luxurious 4 star hotel nestled in a stunning location right on the waterfront and in the heart of the beautiful village of Sneem on the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way. This hidden gem on the Ring of Kerry is an ideal location from which to explore the region

Sneem Hotel is nestled in Goldens Cove on the famous Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way. This quiet and unspoilt location will take your breath away and make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive at this beautiful hotel.

Sneem Hotel offers guests a choice of accommodation from spacious, comfortable luxury hotel rooms to their self-catering holiday apartments offering the practicalities of home with the luxury of a 4 Star Hotel, wide-open skies, and the endless seashores of Kenmare Bay.


Sneem Hotel prides itself on excellent food paired with excellent restaurant service and their restaurant is open to guests and visitors for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a varied dining menu reflecting both Irish and international cuisine.


Sneem Hotel offers fantastic family breaks and facilities such as a seasonal kids club and kids play room. The Sneem village playground is close by to the hotel, perfect for entertaining the little ones! The nearby village is home to a lovely river walk and pyramid garden.

Sneem Hotel has direct access to the water where kayaks and canoes including sit ons and doubles for exploration of the bay. This supervised activity can be arranged onsite . Goldens Cove is ideal for beginners and children as it is sheltered inlet, but also has direct access to Kenmare Bay for the more adventurous canoer.




Hotel /Self Catering Offer:

  1. 3 nights Self Catering in a 2 Bedroomed Apartment which sleeps 4 price € 525 kayaking additional at €25.00 for a single kayak €35.00 for a double


The apartments in Sneem Hotel are beautifully designed in calming neutral colours, with uninterrupted views over the Sneem estuary, Golden’s Cove two and three bedroomed apartments are a great example of spacious luxury self-catering in Ireland and include a larger open plan living area and kitchen with all the modern conveniences. With spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms, stunning sea and mountain views, with generous balconies or terraces bringing the magnificent outdoors of the Ring of Kerry, they are the ideal choice for spending time with family and friends.



  1. 3 nights Hotel Family Break €615.00  – kayaking  additional at €25.00 for a single kayak €35.00 for a double

3 night offer includes breakfast each morning and family dinner on two evenings.


Three Night Stay in a spacious mountain view family room with en suite facilities for two adults and 1 child, includes breakfast each morning and dinner on two evenings for all the family.


To Book Call Original Irish Hotels reservations line on  012958900 or visit


Our 60 hotels are dotted around the entire island of Ireland in must-see locations, from the Wild Atlantic Way, to Ireland’s Ancient East, the Causeway Coast, Dublin and the treasured heartland of Ireland’s midlands and lakelands.

Irrespective of where their hotels are, Original Irish Hotels pride themselves in hosting a unique and truly memorable experience for our guests, and soon to be friends. Open the door to the magic of unmissable moments with Ireland’s leading collection of independent hotels.


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