Pet Friendly Hotels with Ireland’s Blue Book


Have you a doggie that you’d like to bring away on your next break? I’ve some lovely places to stay around the country with Irelands’s Blue Book where your pooch will be welcome and part of your holiday.

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 Tankardstown House, Co Meath

We are off to County Meath and lovely Tankardstown House which is set in a great location to visit the sights of the Boyne Valley such as Oldbridge House, Slane, The Hill of Tara and lovely towns such as Trim where you can walk along the river Boyne.


Tankardstown comprises an impressive 18th Century Manor House & Orangery; a central courtyard of Cottage Suites; a luxurious Lodge and Barn and Stable accommodation, as well as the award-winning Brabazon Restaurant located in the Garden Village, serving casual Lunch and Classic Evening Dining. Comprising of 80 acres of woodland and parkland for you both to explore.

Take a seat for dinner by candlelight in the critically acclaimed, award-winning restaurant, Brabazon and enjoy our Tankardstown ‘Farm to Plate’ Tasting Menu, laced with strong seasonal influences. Let restful sleep take you over with only trickling fountains and birdsong to disturb.

Get away from it all and relax in a truly special place. Bring your well behaved four-legged family members along with you for some well-deserved rest and relaxation in the tranquil grounds of our estate.
What is included in this offer:
• B&B in the dog friendly courtyard cottage suites or stable rooms
• Pet treats on arrival
• Tasting Menu Dinner in Brabazon Restaurant

€410 total stay DOGGIE Deal free

How to book this offer:
Please call: +353 (0)41 982 4621
Please note:
Please note, pets are not allowed in Brabazon Restaurant, but are welcome to join their owners on Brabazon’s sheltered and heated terrace should be weather permit.

 Barberstown Castle, Kildare

I had the pleasure of checking Barberstown Castle out this summer in County Kildare with my friend Jackie and her gorgeous pooch Coco Chanel who stole the show. She had such a welcome at reception and a lovely time walking in the gardens.

Formerly the home of Eric Clapton, Barberstown Castle has been welcoming guests for over 700 years. Visitors to the castle will experience a very relaxing and welcoming experience while enjoying great food, excellent wines, open log fires and exceptional personal service.
This historic 13th-century Irish castle is the ideal base from which to explore Ireland’s Ancient East only 25 minutes from Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre.

While staying at the hotel you are welcome to walk your pets around the beautiful 18 acres of grounds and gardens of the hotel. Dogs are welcome to stay in the designated Paw-Friendly rooms. Dogs can dine and join their Pawrents in the Garden Bar Conservatory and Patio areas. A €25 supplement fee will be charged to your room upon check in.
Essential day trips include a visit to the Irish National Stud, Newbridge Silverware or Kildare Village luxury shopping outlet. Enjoy a short drive to Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens or the site of Newgrange World heritage site.
Stay local and try Pigeon Shooting within 5 minutes away, Horse Riding in Abbeyfield Farm or stroll to the quaint village of Straffan.

Bed and Breakfast Offer at Barberstown Castle, Co. Kildare

Enjoy an overnight stay and breakfast at the wonderful Barberstown Castle, Straffan, Co Kildare
Bed and Breakfast From €185 per night £25 Dog

How to book this offer: Please call: (0)1 628 8157 or visit:

Bushmills Inn, Co. Antrim

I’m a big fan of the causeway coastline that sweeps across some of the best scenery in the north. Bushmills Inn is in a prime location, just a stone’s throw away from famous attractions like the Giant’s Causeway and Mussenden Demesne, as well as many of the Game of Thrones film locations. Close to fabulous golden beaches and forests, making it the ideal base for your dog-friendly adventures. Bushmills Inn is close to several pawprint-rated National Trust properties and other dog-friendly attractions, beaches and forest walks. The reception team can provide you with a list of places to explore.
Steeped in history the building was originally a coaching inn in the 1600s and now a four star boutique hotel with lots of charming nooks and crannies with turf fires, a library with a secret room and a flag room with flags from all around the world. You can expect a drop of Bushmills in the fabulous sauces that accompany the streaks in the restaurant – the food is excellent.

Bushmills Inn offers a paw-sitively luxurious stay as our dog-friendly rooms come with a comfy dog bed, water bowl, and a welcome treat to make your pet feel right at home.
The dog-friendly rooms can accommodate two adults and one dog up to the size of a Labrador and our amenities include a dog bed and water bowl, doggie welcome treat, waste bags, designated dog exercise areas within our Hotel grounds and maps of local dog-friendly walking routes.
Please note:
• Dogs must be pre-booked and confirmed in advance. A charge of £60 per night will be applied, which includes a cleaning fee.
• As much as they love puppies, they cannot accept them as only fully trained dogs are allowed to stay with us.
• They offer a small selection of gourmet dog treats. However, they recommend bringing your pet’s favourite food to make them feel at home.
• While dogs are not allowed in the main dining room, they are welcome to join you on the patio if you’re having a drink or enjoying food outdoors during the warm summer months. Room service can be also be ordered if you wish to dine with your dog.

Enjoy an overnight stay and breakfast at the wonderful Bushmills Inn.

Bed and Breakfasat From £130 per night Dog £60
• Complimentary parking on site
• Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to arrival, by 12 noon

How to book this offer:
Please call: +44 (0)28 207 33000 or visit:

Rathsallagh, Co. Wicklow

What a great place to bring your dog! Wicklow is full of wonderful walks from the Spinc in Glendalough, to the Sugar loaf and all the paths along the Wicklow Way. There are many beautiful Gardens too where you can take doggies on a lead.

Set on 500 acres of beautiful woodland your doggie will love a stay here. Converted from Queen Anne stables in 1798, Rathsallagh is a large comfortable house situated in hundreds of acres of peaceful parkland with a walled garden and surrounded by the magnificent Rathsallagh Golf Club. Close to Glendalough, the Wicklow mountains, The National Stud (with its Japanese Gardens) and the Curragh, yet Dublin is less than one hour’s drive. The O’Flynn family and their staff look forward to welcoming you to Rathsallagh. The atmosphere is relaxed with log and turf fires, central heating throughout and luxurious bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms.

If you’re planning on a wedding and you want to bring your doggies they are welcome too.

Head away for a short escape from the everyday to unwind in old World charm at Rathsallagh Country House on Saturday the 4th November or Saturday the 16th of December. Use an Ireland’s Blue Book Voucher and get a free upgrade to a Superior room
Should you wish to play a round of golf at Rathsallagh they can arrange reduced green fee rates for residents. Alternatively you might like to pop across to the Kildare Retail Village or Newbridge Silverware for some early Christmas shopping, they will give you discount vouchers for both.

Saturday Night Escape Overnight stay in an elegant guest room
• Continental breakfast only for in room breakfast dining.
From €379 per night DOG included no extra

How to book this offer:
Please call: +353 (0)45 403112or visit:


The Mustard Seed, Co. Limerick

The Mustard Seed, is on an oasis of countryside bliss surrounded by verdant pastures in the heart of Co. Limerick. On the doorstep to Adare, the restaurant is legendary with superb food and warm hospitality.
Sitting on acres of manicured lawns, an orchard and a working kitchen garden, this eclectic, heritage hideaway is the perfect house for your holiday stop over, romantic nights, lazy days, special occasions, family weddings, civil ceremonies, intimate celebrations or exclusive hire.
Brushed with Victorian hues and kissed with all things boutique, sink into sumptuous interiors; share our table laden with consummate delights; before bed, cloaked in the softest linen.

The Mustard Seed, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick. Picture: Alan Place.

Choose from The Mews Apartment or a Deluxe Suite, our pet friendly rooms are filled with elegant style combined with historical charm.
Bring the dog, bring a special someone and absolutely bring your appetite.
Just Pawfect, Two Night Bed and Breakfast with One Dinner

Just Pawfect
What is included in this offer:
• Two night stay.
• Classic four course dinner on one evening.
• Cooked to order breakfast each morning.
• Stay for two nights and enjoy The Mustard Seed classic four course dinner on one evening with cooked to order breakfast each morning.
From €250 per person sharing DOG included in price

How to book this offer:
Please call: +353 (0)69 68508 or visit:

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