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Family Breaks around Ireland during the School Holidays

Below you will find great family friendly hotels all around the country for your family break or click on the links to find family breaks in Leinster, Connaught, Munster and Ulster. Don't forget to check out our Family Breaks Abroad section for some great sunny locations for your family holiday!

Radisson Blu Cork
 Radisson Blu Cork
Phone: 021 4297000
Believe in Better Family Stay:
Stay and Save 20% Off two Night Stays - Two interconnecting rooms suitable for 2 adults & up to 4 children or a family room suitable for 2 adults & 2 children under 12
Find out more...

Ditchley House, Little Island Cork

Sykes Cottages
 Sykes Cottages
Phone: 0044 1244 356695
Looking for self-catering accommodation in Ireland? Somewhere where you can discover the country’s rich history, or bask in its beautiful rural landscapes? For your chance to experience the real Ireland, book a holiday cottage from Sykes Cottages. We’ve around 800 self-catering holiday cottages throughout Ireland, providing the perfect base for a homely retreat. Find out more about these deals

Throughout Ireland

Delphi Resort Galway
Delphi Resort Galway
Phone: 095 42208
2 Night Delphi Adventure Break
2 Night Family Stay in Delphi's 4* Hotel. Full Irish Breakfast each morning. 1 Full day of adventure activities. Complimentary 1hr access to the spa's Thermal Suite for the adults – Hydrotherapy pool, steam room & sauna. From €187 per person.
Find out more about these deals

Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway

Fota Island Resort
 Fota Island Resort
Phone: 021 4883700
Family Packages:1BB1D - Room and breakfast with dinner / 2BB1D -  2 nights Room & Breakfast with dinner on the 1st Night / STAYPLAY -  Room & Breakfast, 2 Rounds of Golf pp, Two-Course Meal in Spike Bar / WILDLIFE - Room & Breakfast with tickets to wildlife park
Find out more about these deals

Fota Island, Co. Cork

Castleknock Hotel & Country Club
 Castleknock Hotel & Country Club
Phone: 01 6406300
Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, a part of FBD hotels and resorts is a 4 star hotel close to Dublin city. It is a fantastic Dublin family hotel, which has been named AA Hotel of the Year 2014. Why? Well, the hotel is set in an idyllic country setting but perfectly located just 15 minutes away from Dublin City. In addition, the hotel is just off the M50 and beside the Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo. Check out our great Family Break Offers here.

Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin

The Gibson Hotel
 The gibson Hotel
Phone: 01 681 5000
Treat the family with a trip to one of Dublin’s most popular visitor attractions, Dublin ZOO! Opened in 1831, Dublin Zoo is one of the world's oldest zoo’s and home to over 400 animals. Full Irish breakfast for all the family. Family pass to Dublin Zoo for 2 adults and 2 children. Use of our Relaxation Area for only €190. View more offers here.

Point Village Dublin

Talbot Hotels
Planning a Family Break Getaway, Check out some great family offers from the Talbot Hotel Wexford, the Talbot Hotel Carlow and the Midleton Park Hotel Cork. Find out about great deals from The Talbot Hotels

Wexford, Carlow & Cork

Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort
 Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort
Phone: (01) 2870847
Summer Holidays Two or three nights’ accommodation for two adults and two children in a deluxe family guestroom with two double beds, full Irish breakfast each morning, a three course meal for two adults on one evening in Hugo’s Restaurant and access to the Kids High Tea Club on one evening for two children. Children can enjoy our activity center which has outdoor playground, indoor playroom, DVD’s, resort bikes, outdoor activities and leisure club. Supervised activities from 5pm - 9pm. Find out more about this great deal

Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow

Trabolgan Holiday Village
 Trabolgan Holiday Village
Phone: 353 (0)21 4661551
Trabolgan Holiday Village in East Cork is the ideal location for your family holiday or short getaway break. Come see what's new and exciting at Trabolgan for the 2016 season.  All our Forest Oak Accommodation across the park has been completely refurbished.  See our newly renovated 9 hole fun crazy golf course and meet our BRAND NEW Woodland character Wez the Weasel. Find out more about our Offers here

Whitegate, Midleton Cork

Clarion Hotel Limerick
Clarion Hotel Limerick
Phone: +353 (0)61 444100
Full Irish Breakfast. Family entrance to StoneHall Pet Farm & Wildlife Park. (2 adults and 2 children). Full access to SanoVitae Leisure Club with Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi. Free Clarion Hotel supervised Kids Corner Sunday to Thursday 6-9pm. 10% Discount at Bellissimo Hair & Beauty.
From Only €165 For 2 Adults & 2 Children Sharing.
Find out more about these great deals!

Steamboat Quay, Limerick

The Inn At Dromoland
The Inn at Dromoland
Phone: +061 368161
This is the perfect place to entertain your kids, and is within easy access of a host of activities and sites, including Bunratty Castle and The Cliffs of Moher.
2 Night Packages from €278 for 2 adults and 2 children.
Find out more about these great deals!

Newmarket on Fergus, Clare

Clayton Hotel Galway
 Clayton Hotel Galway
Phone: 091 721900
Mid Term Break Offer:
Enjoy our luxurious accommodation with full Irish breakfast on both mornings and one dinner for 2 adults and 2 children under 10. Offers include full use of the Clayton Hotels Galway Leisure Centre facilities and Free Clayton Kids Club for 4-12 year olds (subject to minimum numbers) is included. Prices start from €209 per person. Find out more about these deals

Ballybrit, Co. Galway

Radisson Blu Limerick
Radisson Blu Limerick
Phone: +061 456 200
Summer Family Offer:
Two nights in a family room with breakfast buffet each morning, 3 course dinner in the Porter's restaurant for one evening. Kids playground available and dedicated family pool times. 15% discount off nearby family attractions. Prices start from €150 per adult for 2 nights. Find out more about these deals

Ennis Road, Limerick

Dundrum House Hotel
Dundrum House Hotel
Phone: +353 (0)62 71116
Make 2016 the Best Summer Ever!!
2 Night Weekend Breaks – Apartments from €305 / Holiday Homes from €325
4 Midweek Nights for the price of 3 – Apartments from €305 / Holiday Homes from €325
5 Night Midweek Getaways  – Apartments from €415 / Holiday Homes from €435 See more offers here.

Dundrum, Cashel Tipperary

Hotel Westport
 Hotel Westport
Phone: 1850 536373 / 098 25122
Nestled in 7 acres of private woodland and just a short river walk into the centre of Westport town. With families in mind Hotel Westport offers a variety of family accommodation.
B&B family offers Find out more about these great deals!

Newport Road, Westport Mayo

Pillo Hotel
 Pillo Hotel
Phone: 01 835 0800
Dublin Zoo Package: Enjoy B&B and entrance passes to Dublin Zoo From €159. One Night Tayto Park Package: One night B&B with entrance tickets to Tayto Park from €186. One Night Funtasia Waterpark Package 1 night B&B with entrance tickets to Funtasia Waterpark from €175. Find out more about these deals

The Rath, Ashbourne Co Meath

The K Club
 The K Club
Phone: 01 6017 200
Summer Family Fun - Enjoy Three Nights Bed & Breakfast with a Four Course Evening Meal in The River Room Restaurant on One evening and a ticket to one of the following: Tayto Park, Dublin Zoo or The National Stud. Parents can relax while their children are well looked after by qualified staff at the children’s club which has exciting games and creative activities planned every day. From €285.00 per Adult Sharing.
Find out more

Straffan, Co. Kildare Kildare

Shearwater Hotel
Shearwater Hotel
Phone: 090 9630400
This 4 star Ballinasloe hotel is fully equipped with a Spa & Leisure Centre. There is easy access from Athlone, Galway and Dublin making it one of the most conveniently located hotels in Galway. The kids are well looked after with a wide range of fun activities and games which are guaranteed to keep children entertained for hours. Activities include Art Attack, Mini Olympics, Make & Bake and Talent Show. Find out more about these deals

Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

City North Hotel
 City North Hotel
Phone: 01 6906666
CityNorth Hotel has a full range of facilities for families, with an outdoor playground, indoor playroom, spa & fitness suite, we've something for all the family.
Check out our specials which can include passes to the Enchanted Kingdom, Dublin Zoo, Tayto Park & Funtasia! Find out more

Gormanston Meath

Bracken Court Hotel
 Bracken Court Hotel
Phone: 01 841 3333
Family Fun Exclusive Packages for to Funtasia, Dublin Zoo or Tayto Park - 1 & 2 nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast and comp passes to Tayto Park, Funtasia or Dublin Zoo for a Family of 4
Find out more about our Family Breaks

Bridge Street, Balbriggan, Dublin

Planning a family break?
Family breaks are a great way to relax and reconnect with your loved ones. We all know how easy it is to get bogged down with day-to-day life and there's no better way to refresh and have some fun with the kids than to get away from it all on a family break.

At, we've brought together a great selection of family breaks throughout Ireland and all at great prices. Specifically designed to coincide with the school holidays and mid-term breaks, our selection of offers ranges from stays at gorgeous countryside hotels to beachfront B&Bs.

We also have information on a selection of kids camps and summer camps, giving you the chance to relax without having to worrying about the kids.

Places to go on your family break
Where you go on your family break depends on your interests and how much time you have. The time of year might also have an influence on your choice of destination.

At, we have information on family break packages in locations all over Ireland and you can choose from self-catering holidays to all-inclusive excursions with access to gorgeous swimming pools and luxurious spas.

If you're looking to spend some time on the coast, take a family break in seaside town. You'll find plenty of family-friendly activities, from exploring the seashore and soaking up a bit of sun, to trying some water sports and even visiting some historical sites.

A family break further inland can also be a great way to spend the school holidays. If you like to spend time outdoors, you may enjoy leisurely walks through the countryside, exploring the sites of the villages or even getting in a bit of shopping.

When's the best time to go on a family break?
Irish schools have a number of breaks throughout the year, all of which provide great opportunities to take a family holiday. To help you schedule your next family break, we've put together a basic guide on when the school holidays happen. You can also check our school calendar for specific school holiday dates. Be sure to double-check the dates with your school, though, as they can sometimes vary.

The summer holiday runs throughout July and August for primary schools, with the addition of June for secondary schools.

The first school mid-term break is the October school holiday - often referred to as the Halloween school holiday - and it is usually the last week of October.

The Christmas school holiday lasts between 17 and 21 days and usually goes from the last school day before the 23rd of December to the first weekday after the 6th of January.

The second school mid-term break lasts from two to five days for primary schools and one week for secondary schools. It's generally taken in the middle of February.

The Easter school holiday lasts for 10 school days (16 days inclusive) and begins a week before Easter. It finishes the second Monday after Easter.

Of course, there are also the nine bank holidays and a number of in-service days, all of which provide a long weekend that could be ideal for a short family break.

Check our school calendar for more specific dates for the current school year.

Find a family break with
Whatever the time of year, you and your children will enjoy the rest, relaxation and fun that a family break brings. And at, we've helped make planning your family holiday even easier. Our selection of family breaks brings together some excellent options, all at great value.

So whether you're looking for an Easter family break, a Halloween family break, or a family break at Christmas, whatever the school holiday, is sure to help you plan your next family break!