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At Lough Mardal Lodge there are five Skydome Yurts and one Shepherd's Hut.


There is nothing quite like staying in a Yurt. A simple yet magical dwelling with wooden lattice walls and radial rafters, it evokes a sense of the exotic. Originally the homes of the nomads of Central Asia the Yurts at Lough Mardal Lodge have been adapted for today and have been chosen for their high-tech insulation, warmth and durability which is required for the occasionally temperamental weather on the West Coast of Ireland!​ All Yurts are well-spaced ensuring seclusion and privacy. Each is luxuriously furnished with a comfortable seating area and they are individually styled with sheepskins, woollen blankets, heavy 15 Tog duvets, fluffed pillows and crisp linen. All have beautiful views of lake, mountain and forestry.

New this Summer - our Shepherd's Hut comfortably sleeps 2 adults. Interiors are simply but luxuriously furnished with a king size bed, crisp white bed linen, fluffed pillows and Donegal woollen blanket. A warm stove keeps you cosy at night. Sit out on the small veranda with a coffee and soak up the lake view and the hum of wildlife. Our Shepherd's Hut is currently being built  - photos will be uploaded just as soon as it is guest-ready! In the meantime we have created a gallery if you'd like to follow its progress.

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​All accommodation comes with:

  • Luxurious Superking bed as standard with two optional single beds available for children. The Shepherd's Hut has a king-size bed and is suited to couples only.

  • Wood-burning stove with a supply of firewood  

  • Windows with beautiful views

  • Large clear dome skylight (yurts only)

  • Lake, mountain and forest views

  • All bedding including crisp linen, warm winter duvets & Donegal woollen blankets

  • Fresh towels

  • Sheepskin slippers (temporarily removed due to Covid-19)

  • Hot Water Bottles (temporarily removed due to Covid-19)

  • Rechargeable lanterns

  • Outdoor private decking with seating

  • Hand Sanitiser

  • Own supply of plates, bowls, mugs and cutlery

All guests have use of the Lodge amenity building which provides guests with a fully-fitted kitchen, loos & wet room showers (no shared changing-rooms) as well as a beautiful big hang-out space with a big fireplace in which to kick back and zone out, read a book or chat with fellow guests.

Email: info@loughmardal.ie 

Ph. 00353 861731813

COVID19 - As per the latest government restrictions we are closed until the end of May. We expect to reopen in June, specific date subject to further announcements. We are taking every measure and precaution as recommended by the Government to protect our guests and business from the spread of Covid-19 including signing up to Failte Ireland's Covid19 Safety Charter. Full details are available here

Yurt Nightly Rate (based on 2 adults sharing) - €130
Shepherd's Hut Nightly Rate (based on 2 adults sharing) - €120

Children are €20 per night per child.

1 Week Yurt Stay: Book 7 nights for the price of 6 - €780

2 Week Yurt Stay: Book 14 nights for the price of 12 - from €1560

Enquire directly: info@loughmardal.iePh. 086 0233360

Group Bookings:  An idyllic venue to escape to for any family or friends' get-together. Book all 5 yurts and have the Lodge exclusively to yourselves. Enquire directly: info@loughmardal.iePh. 086 0233360

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: Payment is refundable up to 14 days prior to arrival date, after which it is non-refundable. When a refund is issued a cancellation charge of €10 or 3% (whichever is the greater) is charged to cover card processing fees and admin. In case of a Force Majeure, where we are obliged to close unexpectedly (eg Covid19) or if you are no longer able to travel due to Covid19 government-imposed travel restrictions then our normal cancellation policy is suspended and all bookings that are effected, inside or outside the 14 days, will be offered a postponement or gift voucher for the value of the booking to be redeemed anytime in the future.


One yurt is wheelchair accessible and can be hooked up to electricity if required for special needs. Please contact us prior to booking to check availability.


There are two pet-friendly yurts. There is a pet surcharge of €20 per stay. To book a pet-friendly yurt please select the Pet Add-On in the booking process - if this is not visible it means there are no pet-friendly yurts available.  We can only accommodate one dog per yurt. Pets are not permitted up on furniture and must not be left unsupervised in the yurts. Pets are not permitted in the Shepherd's Hut.

The Yurts are completely off-grid - which is all part of the adventure! Each guest is assigned a secure locker in the Lodge where mobile devices can be recharged (and where valuables can be stored). 

Lough Mardal Lodge offers the opportunity to truly escape from the white noise of modern living and constant-connectivity - we strongly recommend you lock up your gadgets and relax, unwind and disconnect during your stay! With that in mind, the Reciprocal Room in the Lodge is a gadget-free zone. However there is a comfortable space in the Lobby where guests can use their devices.