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24th Aug 2021

Five unreal Irish staycation destinations you may not have considered

Lynda Keogh

Staycation season is by no means over, and we’ve found five spots that you probably haven’t been to!

Brought to you by Orchard Thieves.

It’s no doubt that we have all started to appreciate our little island more and more over the last while; from the amazing scenery, unique destinations and great local foodie options – we really are very lucky! You need to put these five spots on your staycation bucket list.

To make sure you are staycation ready, we have teamed up with Orchard Thieves to give away some unbelievable prizes. Throughout the summer Orchard Thieves has been giving away incredible prizes and this month is no different as you have the chance to get your hands on the ultimate Back Garden Festival Kit. The amazing prize includes a mobile speaker, some garden lights and a handy Orchard Thieves merch kit stocked with everything you need for a chilled outdoor evening in the garden. Perfect for your next staycation!

For more information on how to win one of these unbelievable prizes, scroll to the bottom of this article!

1) Stay in a Treehouse in Co. Wexford 

Feel like Tarzan and Jane in the middle of the jungle, except you’re still in Ireland! This one-bedroom loft style tree house is the perfect getaway from the bright city lights. Watch the sun set over the hills and wake up to the birds chirping – sounds like heaven.

2) Watch the Sunrise in a Lighthouse in Co. Cork 

If you are looking for a one of a kind staycation, a night or two in this incredible lighthouse in Youghal could just the place you have been looking for. The perfect place to take in breath-taking views and enjoy the best of what Youghal has to offer.

3) Go Glamping in Co. Kerry 

These glamping huts offer a unique and relaxing self-catering experience in Killarney. The heated terraces are the perfect spot to kick back, unwind and enjoy your break away from the ‘real world’.  The stunning scenes of Killarney National Park are just a mile away.

4) Hunker down in a Hobbit Pod in Co. Donegal

This spot on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way is most definitely a unique stay – and should not be limited to just Lord of the Rings fans. This ‘Hobbit Pod’ is built into a small hill and is lined with gorgeous oak panelling, and has beautiful views of a mountain lake.

5) Get in Touch with Nature in a Geo-dome in Co. Leitrim

Sit and watch nature unfold right infront of you in one these gorgeous geo-domes. These domes have large ‘windows’ and are perfectly nestled in the stunning landscape of County Leitrim. Rain, hail or shine – these geo-domes are comfortable and cosy in all types of weather.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these unreal Back Garden Festival Kits, all you need to do is head to on your smartphone, where your camera will open automatically. Use the camera to scan any Orchard Thieves fox that you see – it can be on a beer mat, glass, can, packaging or even the fox here on this page!

And that’s it! You’re in with a chance of winning this amazing prize!

Sounds pretty simple, right? You can head over to to see what the craic is.

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