Ireland is a land of magic and mystery, history and haunting, faeries and friendly people. In other words, Ireland is tailor-made for families. I have been traveling to Ireland with my family for more than a decade gathering my favorite places to help other families plan ultimate Irish itineraries. Rent a car (and read up on the proper rental insurance) and make a circle covering the entire country and experience the best family castle hotels of Ireland.
Read on for highlights of four of my favorite areas for an Ireland family break ensuring a sample of some of the most luxe and kid-friendly Irish hotels that offer the classic country estate past times like falconry, archery, horseback riding, and golf, as well as gorgeous, modern spas and pools.