With its lush landscapes, rich history and dog-friendly culture, you’ll find plenty to do with your dog in Ireland. With 25% of households owning a pet dog, you’ll find the Emerald Isle very welcoming to your four-legged friend. Explore the birthplace of Oscar Wilde and discover the many medieval castles dotted around the countryside, knowing that a pint of Guinness awaits at the local pub.
This circular 5 mile walk in County Wicklow, just south of Dublin, has it all. Beautiful woodlands, stunning hilltop views and a waterfall to top it all off! This moderately challenging loop takes around 2.5 hours to complete and is mostly a well-trodden, popular path using some access roads. Dogs are welcome and can be off-leash in some areas.
This family-owned tea shop is about as cute and cosy as they come. There are over 100 different varieties of tea on offer and a menu of delicious cakes to choose from, with plenty of vegan and gluten free options too. There is a charming outdoor courtyard strung with fairy lights to relax in.
This gothic-revival castle is set on an 120-acre estate in Wexford. The fairytale-esque castle dates back more than 800 years and features wood panelling, crystal chandeliers and an 86-metre servants passageway. The ornamental gardens are stunning and make for a lovely afternoon strolling around the lake admiring the follies and statues. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. The cafe, shop, visitor centre and gardens allow dogs inside but the castle and museum do not.
Established in 1872, this local institution has a history as varied and colourful as its interior. Open from 12pm daily, with a busy schedule of ever-changing live acts, it really is a vibrant venue. As you’d expect from an Irish pub, there’s a roaring fire, cosy armchairs and board games galore in ‘The Good Room’, a quieter ‘snug’ area and an outdoor heated beer garden where your dog can join you for a pint. They serve food from 1pm-9pm daily, offering classic fish and chips and hearty toasties.
Whatever you enjoy, you’ll find plenty to do with your dog in Ireland.
Fri Jul 14 2023