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lumpasmelly Sun 09-Aug-09 15:56:58

We (hubby and our 2 small boys aged 2 and 5) are going to visit friends in Dublin for a weekend in august and while we are over there are looking to spend a few more days in a family friendly hotel. We are looking for somewhere close to a beach with good is no object (been saving hard all summer!) so would like somewhere luxurious, but still child friendly!....does such a place exist?

elmofan Sun 09-Aug-09 17:25:47

there's a nice little town just outside wateford called tramore - it has amusements for the dc's & a lovely hotel there is called " the sands hotel" we have just come back from there a week ago , had a great time .

GrapefruitMoon Sun 09-Aug-09 17:27:21

Do you want to stay near Dublin or if not what's your maximum traveling time? Will you have a car or be relying on public transport?

watsthestory Sun 09-Aug-09 17:30:34

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stleger Sun 09-Aug-09 17:39:22

Kellys should be fine in August, if money is no object. Out of season it is full of people playing bridge - according to my neighbour who plays bridge! Parknasilla in Kerry is lovely if you have a car; it is child friendly despite being very posh, has beautiful grounds...and I have had a cup of coffee in it. There are great beaches nearby. If you have no car, Killarney is good.

SJisontheway Sun 09-Aug-09 17:41:09

Was going to suggest kellys of rosslare also. or if you want to travel a bit further ther is the sheraton on fota island in cork where there is a great wildlife park. Very nice hotel and they also have houses on the grounds.

lumpasmelly Sun 09-Aug-09 19:39:45

Oooh - all sounds great ! Will check those places out!

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