Access All Areas: Festival Inspired Irish Staycations

Incorporate the festy elements you love into your staycations this year, writes Denise Curtin.

 

The Dome Sanctuary – Dublin 

Who said you have to travel to the perfect festival? The Dome Sanctuary, a company that was born during the pandemic and based in Dublin is here to bring that VIP space to you and transform your garden into the event of the year. From dreamy brunch setups for reunions with your girlfriends to boho backdrops that create the perfect setting when dancing the night away in, The Dome Sanctuary is here to help you bring your festival visions to life without the hassle of lugging a tent and three days worth of clothes and booze through a field. I mean, music to the ears, right? For more information and pricing, contact Natasha by dropping her an email, thedomesanctuary@gmail.com

 

Todds Leap – Tyrone 

Get that adrenaline pumping while getting down and dirty with a day spent at Todds Leap, an outdoor activity centre based in Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone. Yes, it looks like you’ll need those wellies this summer as there’s plenty of activities to get stuck into at Todds Leap from off road driving to clay pigeon shooting, woodland trails and even, Ireland’s longest zipline at 500m. Grab your mates ands simply get spoiled for choice with over 20 action-packed adventures to choose from. And do you want to know what’s even better? There’s also a wide range of sleeping options at Todds Leap too from log cabins to glamping snooze boxes, play, eat and rest in the wilderness on this staycation. More information on www.toddsleap.com

 

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The Jungle NI – Derry 

As Ireland’s largest outdoor activity centre, The Jungle NI is a must visit for every thrill seeker looking for a staycation with a difference. With over 50 exciting high wire obstacles, some up to 70ft high, if you’ve ever dreamed of living out a Tarzan fantasy, this looks like the spot for you. With rope bridges, scramble nets, tunnels and a tree top zipline, The Jungle is ready to make you sweat during the day and then, there to help you chill by night, offering a campfire, a tasty BBQ and a cute glamping pod for resting your head. I tell you, with all this luxury tenting this summer, will we ever pack our own again? To plan your stay and find out more information, visit www.thejungleni.com

 

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Marina Market – Cork

Looking for a city break with a festival feel? Well, it’s time to head to the rebel county to check out the Marina Market. After opening its doors in 2020, the Marina Market, located at one of the city’s oldest industrial sites on the banks of the River Lee is just a short walk from the city centre and a total foodie’s paradise. The venue is coated in twinkly lights with a wreath of tasty trucks, stalls and containers ready to tantalise all tastebuds. From divine wood fired pizzas to moreish Asian cuisine, deadly coffee from Guji and the sweetest treat from Messy Buns, you’ll spend your day eating here, taking a break between courses to do some retail therapy from independent sellers and catch some live music… if you’re lucky! Check out @marinamarketcork on Instagram for more.

 

Rock Farm Slane – Meath 

From yurts to shepard’s huts, glamping to holiday homes and more, there’s something to suit everyone’s accommodation needs at Rock Farm Slane. The staycation destination which also includes an organic farm, a food market and an activity centre is not surprisingly a popular spot in Slane, Co. Meath. With the option to do rafting, kayaking or take out an electric bike for a ride, as well as tours of the farm to visit the rare breeds of pigs and cattle that share the land with you, Rock Farm Slane offers everything you’d look for when scouting around in search of a wholesome break in Ireland. Plus, did we mention, Insta opportunities galore! For more information www.visitockfarmslane.ie

 

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Legan Castle Farmhouse – Kilkenny 

Like something straight out of a fairytale, white horses and all. Legan Castle Farmhouse situated in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny is a self-catering glamping site in a luxurious, intimate and relaxed environment. Inside your tent you’ll find a dreamy bed, soft linens and towels, while outside your tent you’ll find your own little seating and BBQ area, a communal kitchen stocked with treats, cupboard essentials and crockery, as well as a newly refurbished bathroom block. Oh, and did we mention, there’s prosecco on arrival? Do note, Legan Castle Farmhouse has limited availability this summer so, to avoid disappointment and book your stay now, visit www.legancastle.ie

Safe tripping around the place, and don’t forget to bring the new issue of STELLAR with you! Click here for more deets on that!

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