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In this article Carroll’s Tours look at some great places to stay in Ireland for Christmas. A festive Christmas or New Year visit to Ireland is well catered for in Ireland. It can be over Christmas Day or New Years or that lovely quiet gap between them. This is the perfect time for a short break, with or without family and friends. This time of year in Ireland offers great value for a refreshing Christmas or post-Christmas recovery break. Hotels always have interesting Christmas seasonal packages on offer too. 

Harveys Point – Donegal

Harveys Point Hotel – Donegal in Winter time

Christmas at Harvey’s Point, one of Donegal’s best kept secrets. The Hotel is renowned for excellent comfort, service and hospitality. Delphi is the perfect location for relaxing in luxury and style. The attraction of the beautiful snow-capped Blue Stack Mountains and the Lough Eske Shore location is a festive winner. Harvey’s Point is renowned by the friendly staff and for a few days this is your home.

Log fires, relaxation, lakeshore walks in brisk fresh cold Irish weather. Take a drive into the stunning Blue Stack Mountains or further to the Wild Atlantic shore. Nearby is Dinegal Town and its many shops and bars to entice you to browse and have a nice meal or a drink.

Back at Harvey’s ypu can be pampered in style, relaxing pools and spa, or simply a lovely time relaxing by the fireside. No matter what, this is a great seasonal getaway, hideaway. Harvey’s Point is a special place for a special time of the year.

Christmas at Kinnity Castle

Kinnity Castle County Offaly – Winter Wonder Land

Castle Stay

No Christmas place to stay list would be complete without a Castle stay. There are fewer authentic Irish Castles than Kinnity Castle in the heart of Ireland. The Castle is only 90 minutes drive from both Dublin and Shannon Airport. It is easily accessible by motorway links from Galway, Limerick and Cork. Kinnity Castle is situated at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Kinnity is a quiet and relaxing location. It is perfect for a romantic few nights away. Ideal for a family Christmas break or a small gathering of friends.

Walking trails are accessible on the grounds, or a more vigourous walk into the Sliabh Bloom Mountains. Relax by the fireside in the evening in the gorgeous bar and restaurant. Chat into the small hours in wonderful atmospheric surroundings. So for a castle stay at Christmas, Kinnity should be high on the list of recommendations. So Kinnity Castle is an ideal choice in places to stay in Ireland for Christmas. For more castle stays check out Carroll’s Tours extensive list.

Standing Stone Lodge

Standing Stone Lodge – Divis Mountain Belfast

The Standing Stone Lodge is newly built guest house and guest lodges is situated in the Belfast Hills nestling alongside Divis Mountain. It has easily accessed walking trails and spectacular views of Belfast and across Northern Ireland.

This is superbly situated, so close to Belfast and yet out in the countryside, set on the heights overlooking Belfast. The Lodge has a wonderful restaurant, nice firesides, cosy rooms a great place to cosy down for the evening.

Scale Black Mountain for unbeatable views across the Belfast skyline. A steep walk through thriving heathland to the summit of Divis Mountain. On a clear day you can see the Scottish, Cumbrian and Welsh uplands on the horizon.

The Standing Stone Lodge is located just 15 minutes from Belfast city centre and 10 minutes from the M1. It offers easy access to all of Northern Irelands attractions from the Mountains of Mourne to the Glens of Antrim and the North Coast. This lodge are also a very short 20 minutes from both of Belfast Cities two airports. The Standing Stone Lodge sits nicely in our places to stay in Ireland for Christmas.

Stauntons on the Green

Dublin City

Staunton’s on the Green – St Spehen’s Green – Dublin

Staunton’s on the Green is a superb hotel is situated on ‘The Green’, St. Stephens Green. This park is a beautiful historical landmark of Dublin City. St Spehen’s Green is a renowned historical park and garden. The Park is located right in the centre of Dublin city. The park is an important public amenity in the area and it renowned as an urban oasis of green calm. The Green is right in the middle of all the excitement in this busy bustling city.

Stauton’s Hotel houses four centuries of history which are eventful and complex. This heritage involves many important historical figures. Figures like, Arthur Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun, and the fiery gun totting rebel The Countess Constance Markievicz.

The hotel itself permeates character set into every georgian brick and every millimetre of Stauntons on the Green. Staunton’s has been called home by some of Ireland’s most famous movers and shakers for the last 250 years. It is really the ideal location for a Dublin City Christmas experience in the heart of Georgian Dublin,

Set right in the heart of Dublin within walking distance of its many tourist attractions. Everything you need is on hand and its cosy bar with fireside is an ideal Christmas festive treat. Staunton’s easily makes it onto our list of places to stay in Ireland for Christmas.

Delphi Resort Hotel

Delphi Resort Hotel – Leenane – Connemara

Connemara – Galway

Nestled in Connemara which is an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of the Delphi valley. Delphi Resort is a hidden gem set in the wilderness of Connemara and South Mayo. Breathtaking mountain views provide a dramatic backdrop to this 4* Resort Hotel. The bedroom balconies overlook the banks of the Bundorragha River. A perfect place to spend Christmas, winter wonderland outside and cosy relaxation inside by the fireside.

Delphi Resort is renowned for a wonderfully warm welcome and the friendliness is matched by a wonderful personal service. The hotel boasts, a  restaurant & bar, spa & yoga studio and outdoor activity centre.

Delphi Resort Hotel is located in beautiful Leenane, Connemara set right on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Connemara is a region richly steeped in local history and culture. A mountainous region of unspoilt natural beauty, there is a wide range of nearby places to explore whether walking, cycling or driving.

In a few hours you can be in Delphi Resort Hotel in a perfect base for relaxing and exploring. A haven for those who wish to get back to nature or to actively explore the stunning outdoors. But, Delphi is for those who are simply looking to unwind and relax in one of the most scenic locations in Ireland.

Delphi Resorts’ stunning location, in the heart of the Delphi valley offers guests a wonderful dining experience. In the evening, after a brisk invigorating walk or drive to the roaring Atlantic unwind in the wonderful bar. Delphi Resort Hotel is a wonderful place to spend Christmas, with partner, friends or familiy.

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