Dog Friendly Suggestions in Ireland

I was asked on twitter for some dog friendly suggestions, so I put a call out on my social media channels and here are just some of the suggestions. I’ve checked all of these but please phone ahead before you plan your trip, as some that were suggested to me are no longer dog friendly.


Ballealy Cottage is a nature lover’s paradise. Irish Landmark Trust Property – welcomes one dog.

Drum Gatelodge, close to Bushmills Distillery. Irish Landmark Trust Property – welcomes one dog.

Fullerton Arms, Ballycastle on the North Antrim Coast. They have recently refurbished dog friendly rooms and also have dog treats available in the bar.

Magherintemple Lodge is located in the beautiful seaside town of Ballycastle on the north Antrim Coast. Irish Landmark Trust Property – welcomes one dog.

The Inn on the Coast, Portrush. This place has been dog friendly since they opened in 2012. They have 10 pet friendly rooms and are very accommodating.


Ceol na dTonnta pet-friendly bed and breakfast located on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking the village of Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands

Loop Head Lightkeepers House. Irish Landmark Trust Property – welcomes one dog.

Inchiquin House is an elegant period home in County Clare, romantically tucked away in the west of Ireland not far from the Wild Atlantic Way. Irish Landmark Trust Property – welcomes one dog.


Annes Grove Gatelodge, a miniature Medieval Castle. Irish Landmark Trust Property – welcomes one dog.

Castlemartyr Resort are pleased to welcome you to the perfect destination for you and your pet’s vacation. They have luxury pet-friendly rooms in the hotel which are the Garden Deluxe Rooms, as well as our luxury *Walled Garden” Residences located on the Resort grounds.

Cosy Seaside Cottage, Balitimore, Co. Cork.  A warm and welcoming cottage, boasts an original inglenook fireplace with solid fuel burning stove and exposed stone.

Emmet Hotel, Clonakilty have special rooms set aside for Guests who are accompanied by their dogs. Our inner garden also offers a safe and secure place for fresh air and last walks at night time.

Killee Cottage. A pretty little thatched cottage that welcomes one dog. Irish Landmark Trust Property.

The Anglers Restaurant in the Lee Valley. This place even has a dog menu and special dog chairs. Find out more on this article:


The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine. They also have a list of dog friendly walks on their website.

Brick and Feather Coffee Shop. A dog friendly cafe in the heart of the city.


Atlantic Apartotel Self Catering Accommodation in Bundoran, Co. Donegal. There are a few T’s and C’s, but nothing that doggie Mums and Dads won’t understand. Call them on 07198 41205 if you are booking with your pet.

Ballydevitt Retreat. One mile from Donegal town. The accommodation sleeps 5 and comprises of 3 cosy bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi, living room with log burner, family bathroom and garden. Dogs welcome.

Harveys Point, Lough Eske, Donegal. Dogs are very welcome to stay in their dedicated Pet-Friendly Suite at Harvey’s Point. Book the Pet-Friendly Suite by calling the Reservations Team directly on +353-749722208. 

Portbeg Holiday Homes, Bundoran, Donegal. A range of self-catering accommodation on the Wild Atlantic Way, perfect for long strolls along pet-friendly beaches.

Railway Crossing Cottage, located in Drumstevlin just 6 minutes from Donegal town, is a charming railway cottage. Irish Landmark Trust Property – welcomes one dog.

Rathmullen House, Lough Swilly. Room 36 is the spacious pooch friendly room which comes with an additional room for your dog with access to your own garden.

Termon House, near Dungloe, is located in the heart of the Gaeltacht area. Irish Landmark Trust Property – welcomes one dog.

Tory Island Harbour View Hotel. Tory Island Hotel provides the perfect location to leave the everyday hustle and bustle behind.

The Old Castle Bar and Restaurant in Donegal town.

The Rusty Mackerel, Sliabh Liag. Bar, restaurant and accommodation.


Blessingbourne Estate understand that pets are a part of the family. Therefore, they provide pet friendly accommodation including a private horse stable yard. You can enjoy a bespoke walking trail and working farm featuring cows, horses, ponies, peacocks and chickens and goats, and there’s so much more!

Lusty Beg Island Resort and Spa is the perfect place to unwind with a loved one and your pup.  Offering a selection of self -catering lodges, chalets and bedrooms. 

The Valley Hotel Fivemiletown, have developed 9 state of the art pet friendly dog kennels, so your pets will be safe when you stay at the hotel, or when you enjoy a meal.

Triumphal Arch Lodge at Colebrooke is located in the heart of Co Fermanagh. Irish Landmark Trust Property – welcomes one dog.


Carna Bay Hotel, Connemara have a limited number of pet friendly rooms available. Call for details 095-32255

Cashel House Hotel is truly one of the few Pet Friendly Hotels in Connemara, Ireland. Your pet is more than welcome to stay with you in your bedroom and you will also get to meet ‘Sammy’ who is a long term resident at Cashel House.

Gordon’s Guesthouse in Tynagh. Caroline loves seeing your furry friends. She can also organise horse-riding holidays (not for the dog!).

Inishbofin Island – The Dolphin Hotel. A stunning location on a beautiful island, just 90 minutes from Galway City.

The Ardilaun Hotel, Taylors Hill, Galway. Pet friendly rooms with a patio area that leads onto the garden.

Renvyle House Hotel in Connemara, this was another place that got a lot of votes, they welcome small to medium sized dogs.They have limited number of ground of floor rooms available.

The Twelve Hotel in Barna. This was suggested so many times. It sounds amazing and is known as the most pet friendly hotel in Ireland. Your furry friend even gets a doggy bag! Read more here:

All Trails have a list of the best dog friendly walks and trails in Galway


The Sneem Hotel is pleased to welcome you to the perfect destination for you and your pet’s vacation. They welcome any pet, regardless of size, weight, or breed for zero fees or deposits, as long as they are cute, adorable and well-behaved! Please note that only one pet is allowed per room or apartment. 


Batty Langley Lodge, Leixlip. Irish Landmark Trust Property – welcomes one dog.

Castletown Gate House, Celbridge. Irish Landmark Trust Property – welcomes one dog.


Crusader Cabins, Kinlough, Leitrim. A cabin and lodge both located in Kinlough North Leitrim. Pet friendly & both with private outdoor hot tubs.

Lavender Lakeview Cottage, uninterrupted views are simply stunning from the restored half door over Lough Melvin and the Dartry mountains.

Leitrim Tourism Network have a number of dog friendly walks listed on their website:

The Selkie Restaurant in Tullaghan has a dog friendly snug, so that you can enjoy your meal without leaving your four-legged friend at home.

Devour Cafe in Kinlough is pet friendly. They have a jar of dog treats on the counter and your pet is guaranteed a warm welcome.


Center Parcs in Longford have dog friendly lodges. You can bring one of two dogs with you, and there are dog friendly walks too.


Enniscoe House, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo. Enjoy a Dog Lovers of Enniscoe pet break with a treat box for all the dogs that come to stay at Enniscoe! With long wooded walks that head down to the lake shore why not treat your four legged family members to a holiday in Mayo.

The Lodge at Ashford Castle,Cong, Co. Mayo. The Lodge love pets and treat them like VIPs (Very Important Pets). They are delighted to be able to cater for your four legged member of the family and you can be assured your pet will be treated like royalty from the time they check in until departure.

The Wyatt Hotel in Westport offer a limited offering of Dog Friendly Bedrooms in an isolated area of property. Dog Friendly Bedrooms are subject to a nightly supplement in addition to our standard bedroom rate. 


Castle Leslie – The Old Stable Mews.


Gleesons in Roscommon town have a number of rooms that are pet friendly.

The Bazaar Coffee Shop in Boyle welcome pets in the lovely garden.


Austies Bar and Restaurant, Rosses Point, Sligo welcome well-behaved dogs in the front bar. Booking advisable.

Ocean Sands Hotel in Enniscrone, Sligo have a lovely page on their website to tell you all about Enniscrone and their pet friendly hotel. They are located right on a sandy beach, so perfect for walkies.

Sligo Southern Hotel Sligo town has a limited number of pet friendly rooms available. Contact them directly to book.

The Coachhouse @ Kingsforthouse, Ballintogher. This place looks amazing (I thought I knew everything about Sligo but I’d never heard of this one).

The Swagman Bar, Sligo town, welcome dogs in their beer garden.


Salterbridge Gatelodge, located in the glorious Blackwater valley. Irish Landmark Trust Property – one dog allowed.


Glasson Lakehouse in Athlone. Featured in ‘Ireland’s top pet friendly stays for 2022 by The Irish Independent, The Glasson is one of Ireland’s three best dog friendly hotels. 


The Strand Restaurant, Cahore. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Walk-ins are welcome however, pre booking IS advised or call us  +353 (0)53 94 27486


Wicklow Head Lighthouse. Stunning scenery and a wonderful location. Irish Landmark Trust Property – one dog allowed.

I’ve also been told of these sites that will have more suggestions:
Pet Sitters Ireland:
Imagine Ireland:
Dog Friendly Retreats:
Dog Walks Ireland have some dog friendly walks listed:

Thanks to everyone who gave me their suggestions. This isn’t a definitive list but it might be of help.

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