By Kate Phillips
With St. Paddy’s Day just around the bend, SpaFinder
has assembled a list of some of our favorite spa resorts in Ireland. Whether your traditions for the national holiday of Ireland revolve around parades, green beer, or corned beef and cabbage, you may consider a new custom: spa-ing. And the tourism board of Ireland
is serious about promoting its spa and wellness offerings
, with an entire webpage dedicated to just that.
We encourage you to read down the list: If you can get to the Emerald Isle, these resorts are great spots to take in its stunning landscapes, rich cultural history, and luxury spas.
Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa
Lakes of Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry
Photo courtesy of Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa
Celebrate the Irish holiday with a relaxing retreat to the five-star Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa. Overlooking the Lakes of Killarney, the hotel is home to an award-winning spa with a thermal suite, sumptuous cuisine, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and guest rooms with water views.
Muckross Road, Killarney, County Kerry
Photo courtesy of The Brehon
The luck of the Irish is on your side if you have a chance to holiday at The Brehon. Spend the day in Killarney National Park, adjacent to the hotel; then relax in the Angsana Spa’s Vitality Suite, which includes an herb sauna, a crystal steam room, a caldarium, tropical showers, and an ice fountain.
The Europe Hotel & Resort
Fossa, Killarney, County Kerry
Located on Killarney’s calm Lough Lein, surrounded by scenic mountains and lush woodlands, The Europe Hotel & Resort is brimming with Irish charm. The five-star hotel features 187 guest rooms, Irish and spa cuisine, fishing, horseback riding, and holistic treatments at ESPA at The Europe.
Farnham Estate Health Spa
Farnham Estate, Cavan
Travel just 90 minutes from bustling Dublin to immerse yourself in the bucolic beauty of Farnham Estate Health Spa, a 16th-century country estate with 158 guest rooms, two restaurants, and a 3,716-square-meter spa with a three-room thermal suite.
The G Hotel
Wellpark, Galway, County Galway
Photo courtesy of The G Hotel
Your friends will be green with envy when they hear about your stay at The G Hotel. Located in Galway, the five-star hotel mixes classic Irish charm with contemporary sophistication. Facilities of the chic ESPA at the g include a fitness center, a relaxation lounge overlooking a Zen garden, and a thermal suite with a vitality pool, a crystal steam room, and a tepidarium.
The K Club
Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Photo courtesy of The K Club
Everyone’s Irish when you’re at the five-star K Club for its three-night St. Patrick’s Festival Package. Enjoy a full Irish breakfast, access to the K Spa, and round-trip transfers to the St. Paddy’s Festival and parade in Dublin City. Plus, the hotel has two championship golf courses, horseback riding, fishing, and more.
Monart Destination Spa
The Still, Enniscorthy County Wexford
Photo courtesy of Monart Destination Spa
Get in the spirit of the saint’s day by traveling to Monart Destination Spa, a 100-acre expanse of private wooded countryside that celebrates the natural beauty of Ireland. The destination spa, about 90 minutes from Dublin, draws on the serenity of the woodland environment and provides luxury amenities—including 70 guest rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art spa with thermal circuit, afternoon tea, a hydrotherapy pool with jets, and numerous outdoor pursuits—to rejuvenate guests’ total well-being.
Muckross Park Hotel & Cloisters Spa
Lakes of Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry
Photo courtesy of Muckross Park Hotel & Cloisters Spa
Located in Killarney National Park and dating back to 1795, the Cloisters Spa at Muckross Park Hotel is a historical treasure. It’s also situated in a golf paradise—the area has more than 45 courses.
Samas at the Park Hotel Kenmare
Kenmare, County Kerry
With a full lifestyle program of outdoor activities and spa services, Samas at the Park Hotel Kenmare is a deluxe destination spa in a magical setting. Samas, which means “indulgence of the senses” in Gaelic, is set along the southwest coast of Ireland in Kerry, adjacent to the Park Hotel Kenmare. Top off the evening with a nightcap—green beer, perhaps?—in the Park Hotel Kenmare’s traditional Irish pub.
Temple Country Retreat and Spa
Horseleap, Moate, County Westmeath
Photo courtesy of Temple Country Retreat and Spa
A destination spa, the Temple Country Retreat and Spa offers more than 80 treatments and health and wellness programs designed to restore physical and mental well-being. With gourmet dining, personal training, a vitality pool with jets, and beautiful surroundings, the only luxury missing is the pot of gold!
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