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The Fab 50: The best places to stay in Ireland in 2022

From wild hideaways to hip hotels, cool castles and a ‘yellow submarine’, the year’s hottest accommodation list is here...

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The Fab 50 for 2022 is here

The Fab 50 for 2022 is here

Montenotte

Montenotte

Martin Matousek and Enda Mac Mullan of Thistledown Lodge. Picture: Patrick Browne

Martin Matousek and Enda Mac Mullan of Thistledown Lodge. Picture: Patrick Browne

The Imperial

The Imperial

Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway

Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway

Rockhill House

Rockhill House

One of the Wild Rooms on Tara Hill Estate. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile

One of the Wild Rooms on Tara Hill Estate. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile

Liss Ard Sky Garden

Liss Ard Sky Garden

Thistledown Lodge

Thistledown Lodge

The 'Yellow Submarine' in Co Monaghan

The 'Yellow Submarine' in Co Monaghan

The Grafton, Dublin

The Grafton, Dublin

Liss Ard Sauna

Liss Ard Sauna

The view from 'Twig and Heather', the cottage near Buncrana, Co Donegal

The view from 'Twig and Heather', the cottage near Buncrana, Co Donegal

June Blake's Garden Studio

June Blake's Garden Studio

Dublin's Westin Hotel does a 'digital detox' package

Dublin's Westin Hotel does a 'digital detox' package

Michelle Bambury and John O'Farrell at Pax House, Dingle

Michelle Bambury and John O'Farrell at Pax House, Dingle

Benwiskin Mountain Lodge

Benwiskin Mountain Lodge

Hot tubs at Ballyliffin Townhouse

Hot tubs at Ballyliffin Townhouse

Wild Atlantic Camp, Co Donegal

Wild Atlantic Camp, Co Donegal

The Old Post Office

The Old Post Office

Ballyseede Castle

Ballyseede Castle

Killaloe Hotel and Spa, with Lough Derg in the distance

Killaloe Hotel and Spa, with Lough Derg in the distance

Arriving at Collanmore Island Lodge, Co Mayo

Arriving at Collanmore Island Lodge, Co Mayo

Bancran

Bancran

14/03/2022. Weekend Magazine. Thistledown Lodge, Fethard, Co. Wexford owned by Martin Matousek and Enda MacMullan. Pictured in the Baginbun room. Picture: Patrick Browne

14/03/2022. Weekend Magazine. Thistledown Lodge, Fethard, Co. Wexford owned by Martin Matousek and Enda MacMullan. Pictured in the Baginbun room. Picture: Patrick Browne

One of the new terrace suites on the fifth floor of The Westbury

One of the new terrace suites on the fifth floor of The Westbury

The Haven Hotel

The Haven Hotel

John & Gwen Brennan of Blackberry Lodge

John & Gwen Brennan of Blackberry Lodge

Hotel67, Killarney

Hotel67, Killarney

Deirdre and Anthony Moloney of Doolin Inn. Picture: Eamon Ward

Deirdre and Anthony Moloney of Doolin Inn. Picture: Eamon Ward

Haddington

Haddington

Fernhill House Hotel, Co Cork

Fernhill House Hotel, Co Cork

Killyhevlin

Killyhevlin

Lissadell On The Sea

Lissadell On The Sea

The Dean in Galway

The Dean in Galway

Sperrinview Glamping, Co Tyrone. Photo: Rob Durston

Sperrinview Glamping, Co Tyrone. Photo: Rob Durston

The bar at Arthaus, Dublin

The bar at Arthaus, Dublin

Birdhill House, Co Tipperary

Birdhill House, Co Tipperary

The Haslem

The Haslem

The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn

The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn

Chef Marcin Szczodrowski at the Ocean Sands

Chef Marcin Szczodrowski at the Ocean Sands

The library at Clonalis House

The library at Clonalis House

Dunbrody House

Dunbrody House

Brendan and Liz at Lagom, Co Kerry

Brendan and Liz at Lagom, Co Kerry

Limehouse Cottage in Co Kerry, one of our top 50 places to stay in Ireland in 2022

Limehouse Cottage in Co Kerry, one of our top 50 places to stay in Ireland in 2022

One of the rooms at Corrib House in Galway

One of the rooms at Corrib House in Galway

A family room at 360 Quay Stay

A family room at 360 Quay Stay

Point A in Dublin

Point A in Dublin

The Glenroyal in Maynooth

The Glenroyal in Maynooth

Limehouse Cottage in Co Kerry. Photo: UniqueHomestays.com

Limehouse Cottage in Co Kerry. Photo: UniqueHomestays.com

Lawlor’s Hotel in Naas. Photo: Tony Gavin

Lawlor’s Hotel in Naas. Photo: Tony Gavin

Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, Co Wicklow

Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, Co Wicklow

A bedroom in Blackberry Lodge

A bedroom in Blackberry Lodge

Palmer Lodge at The K Club

Palmer Lodge at The K Club

Castlemartyr aerial photo

Castlemartyr aerial photo

Haddington House. Picture: Alana Carney

Haddington House. Picture: Alana Carney

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The Fab 50 for 2022 is here

After all been through, after all we’re going through, it’s fair to say we deserve a break. And here is the best little black book the year has to offer — our list of the very best places to stay in Ireland in 2022.

By now, you’ll know our Fab 50 is not a normal list. It’s a selection we travel the length and breadth of the island to compile, and one that changes completely every year (here are our lists for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021).