Glamping is becoming ever more popular, especially in recent times when staycations and holidays at home are on the increase. Glamping in Ireland is no exception. Whether you are looking for glamping breaks in the north, south, east or west of the country, you’ll find spots across the country. If you are looking for the best glamping Mayo has to offer, then you’ll find ideas right here.
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Best Glamping in Mayo, Ireland
There are plenty of great spots for glamping in Mayo, Ireland and these are among the best ones. Whether you are looking for Mayo glamping pods or even hobbit huts, you’re sure to find something you like here.
Cong Camping, Caravan and Glamping Park, Lisloughrey
Address: Quay Rd, Cooslughoga, Lisloughrey, Co. Mayo, F31 XD56
Lying on the Mayo/Galway border is a family-run park in an area of outstanding beauty. Cong Glamping Park is open from May to September and is the perfect place for a getaway if you want to explore both County Mayo and County Galway.
The glamping accommodation is in the form of bell tents which sleep 4. Bed linen is provided and guests have access to outdoor picnic tables. There are shared shower and toilet facilities as well as a communal kitchen, large dining room, sitting room, mini-cinema and even laundry facilities for those staying more than a few days.
There is a children’s playground on-site as well as a games room, and there is free WiFi throughout.
Guests can explore the little village of Cong, or venture further afield to explore the Connemara National Park, Wild Atlantic Way or even take part in fishing, cycling or horse riding in the nearby area. Galway is less than an hours’ drive from the site if you want to see the main city in the West of Ireland.
Mayo Glamping, Castlebar
Address: Keelogues Old, Ballyvary, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
In the West of Ireland, and set in an idyllic location, is Mayo Glamping. A variety of accommodation options are available such as wooden Nordic Cabins, an old railway carriage and even Hobbit huts! Each is uniquely designed and fresh bed linen is provided along with an outdoor fire pit, heating in each hut/cabin and continental breakfast.
Guests can use the communal kitchen to cook hot breakfast, lunch and dinners. Outdoor BBQ’s and a pizza oven are also available in the outdoor cooking area.
This Castlebar glamping site has an outdoor play area for those visiting as a family, as well as a selection of board games and a movie hall. There is also an outdoor hot tub and sauna.
Guests can venture outside and visit the National Museum of Country Life, Down Patrick Head, Croagh Patrick, Ballycroy National Park and Achill Island, one of my favourite places in Ireland.
Westport Glamping at Doon Angus Farm, Westport
Address: Doon, Westport, Co. Mayo, F28 W628
Set in a quiet and peaceful part of County Mayo is Westport Glamping at Doon Angus Farm. Just 5km from Westport town, this 50-acre sits comprises of the farmhouse, two glamping pods, a shepherd’s hut and communal kitchen, dining area and showers in the barn.
Guests can relax and unwind in a rural, farm setting where Angus cattle are reared. Fresh bed linen is provided for guests.
There is a shared outdoor dining area at the pods as well as the communal area in the barn. The barn, as mentioned, holds the showers, kitchen and communal living area where you will find board games, WiFi and a Smart TV with Netflix. There are also some toys and puzzles for kids.
Guests are welcome to help out on the farm, feeding the calves, collecting eggs or simply having a chat with the ponies.
Further afield, Westport Glamping is ideally located for popping over to Achill Island or exploring some of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Acorn Wood Glamping, Westport
Address: Carrowkennedy, Westport, Co. Mayo
Acorn Glamping, Westport is a charming “glampsite” set in a tranquil woodland location. With a backdrop of oak trees, a trickling stream and Croagh Patrick Mountain in the background, Acorn Wood offers guests the chance to escape the everyday hassles and enjoy natural surroundings in comfortable accommodation.
There are two cabins and two bell tents. Each comes with fresh bed linen, its own private cooking area with two gas rings and a charcoal BBQ (coal not provided). There is also a private seating area with each tent/cabin and a communal washing area which also has fridge/freezers for storage of food.
There is an indoor communal area in the Old Cottage with armchairs, a wood-burning stove, a small fridge and speakers to enjoy music. There is also an outdoor communal area around a campfire where you can mingle and toast marshmallows. And of course, communal toilets and showers.
Acorn Wood Glamping is ideally located for exploring Westport Town, Achill Island, the Wild Atlantic Way and more!
Glamping Party Mayo, Claremorris
Address: Crossboyne, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, F12 FT88
Glamping Party Mayo, also known as Glamping Hen Party Mayo is the ideal location for a getaway in nature while still enjoying home comforts. While the name suggests party, this isn’t the only reason to visit this glamping site in Mayo. Whether you are visiting as a couple, family or hen party, Glamping Party Mayo is for everyone.
Accommodation consists of four glamping pods sleeping up to 5 people. There is also a self-catering holiday house sleeping 15, ideal for larger families or groups of friends. Bed linen is provided and the pods also have self-catering facilities in the outdoor kitchen and BBQ area. Each has a private decking area with views across the river and countryside.
There are communal shower and toilet facilities as well as the kitchen and dining areas. There is also a traditional Irish pub at Glamping Party Mayo. There is a games room, communal living room with TV, library and board games and a communal campfire.
Nearby activities include horse riding, Claremorris public pool, golf and Graune Pet Farm.
Note that Friday and Saturday stays are adults only.
Belmullet Coast Guard Station, Ballina
Address: Claggan Island, Bunnahowen, Ballina, Claggan Island, Co. Mayo
If you are looking for the best glamping pods Mayo has to offer with amazing views, you won’t get any better than the glamping pods at Belmullet Coast Guard Station near Ballina. Situated on Claggan Island, home to Belmullet Coast Guard Station, this discovery point along the Wild Atlantic Way is perfect for a quiet getaway on the West Coast of Ireland.
There is a three-bedroom self-catering accommodation as well as two luxury glamping pods. The two pods have stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Achill Island. Each comes with linen provided, outdoor dining areas and have the use of shared kitchen and shower facilities in the converted barn.
Guests can meet the farm animals or venture further afield to enjoy walking, golf, surfing and fishing. Belmullet Coast Guard Station is ideally located for exploring the Céide Fields and Ballycroy National Park.
Hopefully, this list gives you some idea of the best glamping in Mayo should you want to spend some time in the county and are looking for unique places to stay in the area.
Cath is an Irish expat now living in Portugal. She regularly returns to Ireland to explore more of the wonderful island with her family.