And Doggy Comes Too... Pet Friendly Holidays
If you’re a dog owner, your beloved pooch is probably like another member of the family. So its a shame that when you get time off to take a break away, they end up being left with a dog sitter or family member, or even in kennels, until you return. But it doesn't have to be that way. Some of our Good Food Ireland members love dogs too...so you’re in for a treat in a luxury establishment where you can take your doggy friend with you.
Well behaved dogs are always welcomed at this clutch of hotels and country houses in our network. Your pooches will be as pampered as you – and don’t they deserve it?! Where does your four legged friend fancy going this holiday season... take your pick!
RENVYLE HOUSE HOTEL, CO. GALWAY
Dogs love Renvyle House! They get to lie out beside the roaring fire in the lounge while you enjoy refreshments or read the papers (we’ve seen it with our own eyes!), then go for walks in the Renvyle gardens or further afield on the beaches of this part of the Wild Atlantic Way. A fantastic spot for dogs and their owners to spend a few days!
Tankardstown House Estate in Co. Meath was made for darling doggies! There’s acres of grounds to explore, as they sniff their way through woodlands and parkland. The people at Tankardstown love dogs so much they even do a Dog Friendly Very Important Pooch package in the house’s courtyard cottage suites. Your cute canine will be welcomed with a doggie treat as part of the package. You get to enjoy dinner at Brabazon Restaurant. What’s not to love about that?!
Rathmullan House in Co. Donegal is a haven for dogs and their human owners! Dogs enjoy the cosiness of this country house, sleeping in a doggie room adjoining the guest bedroom. The house’s Jack Russell, Brushie will even come and play, provided his role as Top Dog at Rathmullan isn’t challenged! So say the owners of the house, who are happy to share its facilities and grounds leading to the gorgeous beach just at the bottom of the garden with well behaved pooches.
If you’ve got a dog about town, bring him or her to Dylan in Dublin! Your little treasure will be as impressed with this chic and savvy city hotel as you are. Well behaved and well trained doggies up to 30kg in weight are catered for at Dylan, with pet beds, food, water and treats provided. The hotel can also organise dog walkers, veterinary services, pet grooming and pet spas off the premises. So your pooch can be pampered while you pamper yourself. Brilliant!
BROOKLODGE HOTEL AND WELLS SPA
The paradise that is Brooklodge in Macreddin Village Co. Wicklow is not just heaven on earth for people, but for our canine friends as well. The hotel’s two resident Golden Retrievers are ready to welcome your well behaved doggie guests. Dog friendly rooms are available on request, but owners must provide dog beds and food requirements. Brooklodge generally caters for smaller dogs, but feel free to call them with your enquiry.
Ghan House in Carlingford Co. Louth is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture from 1727. A private family home, now luxury country house, Ghan is located in ancient Carlingford village, where you will find historical buildings dating back to the 1200’s. It’s a wonderful house for an intimate break and your dog can come too. Dogs aren’t allowed in the house or bedrooms, but they have their own accomodation in the two ‘little homes’ in the stables. Sweet.