Camping in Ireland is an experience that everyone should try once, unfortunately, then you get hooked. We have gone camping for the last number of years but the last 2 have been spent in Curraghchase in Co Limerick. We went the first year as we had seen it on the Brennan brothers TV show and it just looked so natural and away from it all that we decided to take a chance and head up there. I fell in love immediately for all the reasons that the kids were a bit sceptical about, dodgy phone reception, 4G (Ha Ha), waterslide-arcade-gamesroom-movie channels(non existent). What is there though is plenty of nature and tranquility if that is what you like, with the odd plane flying overhead to Shannon
The woods that surround Curraghchase are full of little pathways, the one leading to Curragh House being the most popular. If the kids are looking for a playground you will find plenty to occupy them when you walk past the big old derelict house and down the sprawling lawn, more walkways , a playground fashioned mainly from felled logs, small lakes with ducks and swans all await any little adventurer.
This year they have added a fairy trail just alongside the campsite, and before you say anything- yes,grownups, it is short to you or I. Walk around it taking 6 year old steps and looking (in amazement) through 6 year old eyes then you can see why the smallies keep going around the path to see if they missed anything the 5th time around.
As far as amenities go, everything is available. Laundry Room (may have to wait)-free, hot showers- free, basic kitchen (remember you are camping) are all available on site. If self sufficiency isn't really your thing then there is a lovely little cafe here with tea,coffee,soup,sandwiches and cakes available onsite also.
If you're looking for things to do close by, here are a few suggestions or if you want to travel a bit further a spin northwards up the coast is definitely worth the time, the views are almost as nice as West Cork.
Curraghchase is pretty close to wild camping but with everything you need, if you need it, close by. When asked after the first visit where did they want to go the following year, the sceptical 6 to 15 year old children with very little phone reception all chose Curraghchase.
Guess where they picked for next year again!!!
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