Ireland Lodging and Sight-Seeing Options

play therapy irelandSo, you’d like to travel from the USA for 2 days of family play therapy Ireland training July 13 and 14 in DUBLIN and 2 days of training July 17 and 18 in Cork?  To register for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 days of training go HERE for more info.

To learn about lodging and sight-seeing opportunities on the Emerald Isle see below!

If it’s possible for your schedule, I recommend (if you would like to get the max out of this visit) that you fly to Dublin on Saturday July 11 and take the day of July 12 to explore Dublin! (ideas will be provided below). Spend July 11 – 14 in Dublin and check out on the 14th. After training that day, you might want to stay one more night in Dublin OR you might want to drive 1.5 hours to historical Kilkenny and spend the night and tour the famous castle and tour the town the next day. Read this thread and this article for ideas for places to go and see between Dublin and Cork. You’ll be in County Cork for training on July 17 and 18 so I’ll recommend some places to stay below and after training, I recommend you do some further sight seeing for a couple of days on your loop back to Dublin for your return flight on July 20. Of course, you can arrange your trip on your own any way that works for you!

If you’d like to do an overview research about your trip to Ireland this site is a great resource!play therapy ireland

Below you will find lots of information about planning your trip to Ireland if you’re traveling from the United States! I provide lodging recommendations in Dublin and Cork for the actual training dates but also I provide recommendations for places to see and stay between the training events. See below and keep scrolling to see all information to help you plan your beautiful Ireland trip!

**I recommend you look at the websites below but BEFORE BOOKING check various websites such as,,,,,, and other travel sites to find the BEST deals you can find! Keep in mind the following lists are not at all comprehensive and you might have fun perusing all the lodging options you can find through research online using the above mentioned websites. Be sure to read reviews!

You can probably budget for an average of $150/day for lodging, meals and gas money plus the cost of your training tuition fees. If you stay the entire July 11 – July 20 you’ll be looking at a total AVERAGE cost (to include flight, lodging, meals, training and tour/sight seeing fees to total $3,000.

Dublin Lodging


Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport

Dergvale Hotel

Carnegie Court Hotel –

Kingswood Hotel

Arlington Hotel O’Connel Bridge

Jurys Inn 

Trinity City Hotel

The Croke Park Hotel

AirB-N-B and VRBO Options – first come first serve! book early!

Below are just a few examples of what you might find in Dublin in terms of private apartments but if you are on a budget as you explore AirBnB you will find lots of private rooms for very low fees! Do your own research and see what you can find and always carefully read the reviews!

Phoenix Park Studio Apartment $89/night

City Centre apartment  2 bedroom 1 bathroom $104/night

Spacious and Chic in the City 1 bedroom 1 bath $100/night

Wonderful One Bedroom in Dublin $120/night

Bed and Breakfast Options in Dublin

Almani BnB

Anandale BnB

St. Aidan Guest House

Applewood BnB

Lodging in Kilkenny

I highly recommend you spend a night and at least part of a day in Kilkenny on your way from Dublin to Cork! So much to see (read here) and for the best lodging options, go to this link at TripAdvisor and have a look.

Cork County Lodging

We will be meeting on July 17 and 18 at the National Maritime College of Ireland in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, National Maritime College of Ireland so be sure to check to see proximity of lodging options!

Carragaline Court Hotel

Glenwood House

Maryborough Hotel

The Bosun

Sights to See When You are not in Training

There is so much to see and do I’m providing links for you to go and review and plan your trip according to your interests!

Things to do and see in Dublin according to TripAdvisor HERE

25 Best Things to do in Dublin according to The Crazy Tourist HERE

This article shows all the things you can do and see between Dublin and Cork in a loop of car trip travel

Best Castles to Tour in Ireland HERE

If you have not yet signed up to attend, please visit the information and registration page for the training events HERE!