That’s right, you no longer have to live in squalor for three days soaked in rain, beer and god knows what else.

Airbnb makes it possible to rent short term places near the festival of your choice to make it into a proper and enjoyable trip away.

There are homes literally everywhere, from Bundoran to rural Westmeath. Wherever you’re looking you’re bound to find something to suit. Anything is better than being stuck camping during an unruly Irish summer.

There are some really unusual places on offer. You can stay in a floating pod on the water at Kilrush Marina, or get everyone together for a trip to a gorgeous house on the Blessington lake or enjoy a cool Stradbally earth house to round off the summer in style.

Here are some of the cool locations near some of the top festivals this year:


Body & Soul

21st – 23rd June: Kilrush, Co. Westmeath

You can stay in these class pods that are literally on the water.


Sea Sessions

21st - 23rd June: Bundoran, Co. Donegal

The weather by the Irish seaside is always a dodgy one but thankfully there are some gorgeous homes available to rent for the weekend in Bundoran - might be a bit late now, but maybe next year.



19th -21st July: Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Or you could stay beside a lake to make your trip to Knockanstockan even more chill and eclectic.

Stunning Glendalough 30 min drive over mountains


Another Love Story

16th -18th August: Killyon Manor, Co. Meath

If you're going to Another Love Story, check out this idyllic cottage in Meath.


All Together Now

2nd -4th August: Curraghmore Estate, Co. Waterford

You could stay here at the water's edge while you go over and back to events at All Together Now.


Electric Picnic

30th August - 1st September: Stradbally, Co. Laois

This earthy house looks amazing, something you could gather friends to go to at ay time of the year. It also correlates with a fave festival of ours.

Earth roof on the round house

So, will you be camping this year? Or going for an upgrade?