Indulge With These 25 Soothing Spa Breaks Across Ireland

With luxurious destinations across the country, beat the January blues with an indulgent spa break to one of Ireland’s most soothing spas. We’ve compiled a list of 25 of the most relaxing spa experiences across the country, so all you need to do is take a day off work and pamper yourself.

Pic: The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin/David Cantwell Photography

1. The Spa at The Shelbourne

Relax and unwind in the luxurious hotel in Dublin’s fair city and let the experts take over. Ideal for any time of the year, but especially wonderful during special occasions.

Star treatment: Elegance and Grace – Inspired by Princess Grace, 70 minutes

Location: 27 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2


Pic: The Marker Hotel

2. Spa & Wellness at The Marker Hotel

Escape the hustle and bustle by booking in to The Marker’s prestigious spa. Treat yourself or a loved one, in the now-iconic hotel that overlooks the chic Grand Canal Square.

Star treatment: Lavendar Dreams Ultimate Experience, €145, 90 minutes

Location: Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2


Pic: Monart Spa

3. Monart Spa

Renowned for its spa services and excellent treatments, Monart Spa is one of the best in the country. Delivering on calming massages, wraps, scrubs and facials, you’ll enter a relaxed state of mind within minutes.

Star treatment: Tropical Escape De-ageing Wrap, €100, 60 minutes

Location: Enniscorthy Co. Wexford


Pic: Newark Hotel

4. Escape at Newpark Hotel

If you are looking for a perfect pamper, Escape at Newpark Hotel is the go-to location. A spa that caters to your every need, Escape is located in beautiful Kilkenny.

Star treatment: Elemental Nature Facial for Radiant Skin, €105, 75 minutes

Location: Newpark HotelKilkenny


Pic: Aghadoe Heights

5. Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa

Not only has Aghadoe Heights one of the most beautiful spas, it also boasts a stunning view, perfect for your post-massage rest.

Star treatment: VOYA Invigorating Sea Salt Ritual, €125

Location: Lakes of Killarney, Killarney, Co. Kerry


Pic: Cliff at Lyons

6. The Well in the Garden Spa at Cliff at Lyons

A little hop and a skip from Dublin, The Well in the Garden spa at Cliff at Lyons boats incredible scenery and magnificent classy facilites that transport you back to the past.

Star treatment: Hug of the Hands Massage, €135, 90 minutes

Location: Lyons Road, Celbridge, Co. Kildare


Pic: Castlemartyr Resort

7. The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort

An ideal location in the Rebel County, leave your cares behind when you enter the peaceful and elegant surroundings of The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort. Expect personalised and holistic treatments for a variety of areas on your body.

Star treatment: The Tranquil Nourishing & Firming Baobab Oil Ritual, €140, 90 minutes

Location: Castlemartyr Resort, Co. Cork


Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel
Pic: Lough Eske Castle

8. Lough Eske Castle

For a truly indulgent experience, head to Lough Eske Castle where the spa’s staff awaits, ready to pamper you in every way. Whether it’s a relaxing massage or the ultimate facial experience, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

Star treatment: Secret de Douceur Head to Toe Reviver, 180 moinutes

Location: Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal


Pic: Galgorm Resort & Spa

9. The Spa at Galgorm Resort & Spa

The Galgorm Resort & Spa is famed for its outstanding service, the latter of which offers a vast variety of treatments that will help you unwind, relax and drift off into heaven. The thermal spa village is second to none.

Star treatment: Quartz Gold, £125, 90 minutes

Location: Galgorm, Co. Antrim


Pic: Parknasilla Resort & Spa

10. The Spa at Parknasilla Resort & Spa

Kerry is home to one of the most magnificent spas at Parnasilla Resort. Indulge yourself with their pampering packages or choose from one of their many massages, facials or body treatments.

Star treatment: Parnasilla Pure Indulgence, €140, 90 minutes

Location: Sneem, Co. Kerry


Pic: Powerscourt Hotel

11. ESPA at Powerscourt Hotel

A beautiful location overlooking the Wicklow mountains, the ESPA will bring serenity to your life while you drift off during a selection of their spa treatments.

Star treatment: Powerscourt Signature Ritual with Jade Stones and Rose Quartz Crystals, €165, 120 minutes

Location: Powerscourt, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow


Pic: Dromoland Castle

12. The Spa at Dromoland Castle

At Dromoland Castle, you can expect to be pampered to your heart’s content, with the sublime selection of scrubs, wraps, massages and more. Perfect for a weekend getaway or as a special treat for your loved ones.

Star treatment: Pevonia Stone Rejuvenate, €199, 120 minutes

Location: Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare


Pic: The Dawson Hotel

13. The Dawson Spa at The Dawson Hotel

In the heart of Dublin is The Dawson Spa, whose list of treatments covers facials that will leave you feeling fresh, as well as signature classics. Utilizing the organic range of Voya products, a treatment at The Dawson will be unforgettable.

Star treatment: Organic Purifying Defence Facial, €85, 70 minutes

Location: 35 Dawson Street, Dublin 2


Pic: Muckross Park Hotel

14. Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Boasting excellent spa treatments, Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is the quintessential spot for the ultimate pamper session. Their treatments not only relax your body and soul, but tingle the senses.

Star treatment: Tropical Escape De-ageing Wrap with Pineapple & Papaya, €90, 60 minutes

Location: Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry


Pic: The K Club

15. The K Club Spa

Known for its high status and high standards, the spa within The K Club reflects the hotel estate just as well. Classical massages and refreshing facials await within the Straffan location.

Star treatment: Signature K Massage, €160, 80 minutes

Location: Straffan, Co. Kildare


Pic: Ashford Castle

16. The Spa at Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle’s award-winning spa, which is described as “ancient wisdom meets modern expertise”, is dedicated to restoring beauty and balance through a number of soothing treatments.

Star treatment: ELEMIS Face and Body Sensation, €125, 60 minutes

Location: Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo


Pic: Sheen Falls Lodge

17. The Easanna Spa at Sheen Falls Lodge

Relax in the serene surroundings of The Easanna Spa at Sheen Falls Lodge and let yourself be treated to a wonderful spa experience.

Star treatment: ELEMIS Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap, €85, 75 minutes

Location: Kenmare, Co. Kerry


Pic: The Heritage Killenard

18. The Heritage Spa Killenard

Dedicated to health, fitness and wellbeing, The Heritage Spa offers a touch of tranquility in a contemporary setting, with ESPA and VOYA ranges on offer.

Star treatment: VOYA Hot Stone Massage, €105, 60 minutes

Location: Killenard, Co. Laois


Pic: Rainforest Spa

19. Rainforest Spa at Summerhill House Hotel

Treat your mind and body at the award-winning Rainforest Spa in Wiclow, with a number of non-surgical beauty treatments blending with wellness to offer you a truly soothing experience.

Star treatment: Hot Stone Full Body Massage, €79, 60 minutes

Location: Summerhill House Hotel, Enniskerry, Wicklow


Pic: The Imperial Hotel

20. Escape Spa at The Imperial Hotel

Escape from the stresses of life at the Escape Spa at the Imperial Hotel, a relaxing haven designed to soothe your senses.

Star treatment: VOYA Detox Lead Envelopment, €155, 1 hour and 45 minutes

Location: The Imperial Hotel, Cork


Pic: Inchydoney Island

21. Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Voted Ireland’s leading spa resort at the World Travel Awards 7 times, the island spa offers unique seawater treatments, as well as traditional spa packages.

Star treatment: Island Spa Tropical Ritual, €80, 50 minutes

Location: Clonakilty, West Cork


Pic: The g Hotel

22. ESPA at the g Hotel

Spread out over two floors, the ESPA spa at the g Hotel offers a wide variety of soothing treatments and rituals designed to enhance your personal well-being.

Star treatment: Total Body Bliss, €195, 1 hour and 50 minutes

Location: The g Hotel, Galway


Pic: The Osprey Hotel

23. Osprey Spa

With a thermal area based on ancient heating and cooling rituals, the Osprey Spa aims to remind guests of the importance of spa therapy, especially when you indulge with one of their treatments.

Star treatment: Tingle from Head to Toe, €95, 1 hour and 45 minutes

Location: Osprey Hotel, Naas, Kildare


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Pic: Delphi Spa

24. Delphi Spa

With a wide range of treatments, including Thaigo treatments, Voya baths, Holistic massages and beauty treatments, treat yourself to a natural, organic experience in Galway.

Star treatment: Deluxe Back, Neck and Head Massage, €70, 60 minutes

Location: Leenane, Connemara, Galway


Park Hotel Kenmare Spa
Pic: Park Hotel Kenmare

25. SÁMAS Spa, Park Kenmare

Designed to provide an indulgence of the senses, SÁMAS incorporates thermal and holistic treatments to give you the ultimate relaxing experience, leaving all guests feeling completely rejuvenated.

Star treatment: SÁMAS Nurturing Massage, €145, 1 hour

Location: Park Hotel Kenmare, Kenmare, Kerry