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Frank C wrote a review Oct 2022
Bray, Ireland20 contributions7 helpful votes
Secluded camping and caravan site set deep in a Coillte forest near the village of Kilcornan, Co. Limerick. Usual facilities plus a kitchen and kids playground- but there were closed during our visit. €30 pn including electricity. Many friendly campers- a knowledge of hurling is an advantage.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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1967fitzgerald wrote a review Sep 2022
Carlow, Ireland10 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a relaxing few days here. Forest is amazing. Free, hot showers, clean toilets and lovely girls serving in the coffee shop. Will come back when they reopen again. Put this one on your list to visit
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SuperJ08 wrote a review Aug 2022
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
Family holiday touring with older children in a campervan. Nice location, wide woodland pitches with electric. Some litter on pitches on arrival. Let down by a very old, tired and dirty toilet block, with just 3 male showers for the entire site. Both male and female toilet blocks long-term filthy, worse than an old transit camp. I’d not recommend it unless you have your own facilities.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid, unless they rebuild the toilets and showers. Teenagers N.B. No wifi.
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Lynne T wrote a review Jul 2022
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This is a great site with a lot of lovely walks through woodlands and the grounds of the old house. Facilities were of a good standard [although a bit dated]. We had problems accessing the site as we had not had the passcode emailed to us meaning that we had to pay a €5 entry fee - non-refundable. I'm requesting Wi-fi for overseas visitors like ourselves whose TVs work on a different frequency and don't have a good mobile phone reception. It would make all the difference. The above said, we will definitely be back next year!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Keith wrote a review Jul 2022
Ennis, Ireland6 contributions6 helpful votes
I am writing my review from the perspective of our overall experience as a family with 4 children. I do not want to dwell to much on the facilities or cleanliness as i think people and some reviews can get bogged down on box ticking, and scoring reviews on whether the water was hot/cold or if the bin wasn't emptied. As important as some of these things can be, i prefer to review from the view of how did my family of 2 adults and 4 children enjoy the campsite and the overall experience while staying there. Curraghchase advertises itself as a family friendly camp site. From the minute we drove onto the site we could feel and see the buzz that was around. People coming and going of all ages. The facilities are OK. There is a full campers kitchen, with all the basics you might need to cook up a meal. Depending on the time of day the toilets are sometimes not the cleanest. But none of that matters here to the overall experience. What they have is a campsite that is nicely balanced to provide for everyone. There is a large area as you drive in that accommodates campervans and tents. it is open, clean and it looks attractive sitting on the edge of the forest background. People were out chatting, playing football and generally looked like they were enjoying themselves. As you drive up the hill there is another large looped area which has loads of extras spaces for campervans. These spaces are all large, private and are wrapped around by the forest. The forest also provides a natural canopy from the elements. All these stands seem to have electricity too. Back in main building their is a playground with double decker bus which has been converted into a Playbus with a slide coming out. the bus does look like it has seen better days but it still is a fantastic and unique facility to be able to offer to younger campers. There is also a café which we found fantastic to sit and have our own time and still keep an eye on the kids. Curraghchase campsite is also very lucky to be wrapped around by Curraghchase forest park. Miles of walks, the huge ruins palatial home, lakes, barbecues, playgrounds and even a man selling ice cream are just some of the things you will see and experience while in the forest and its trails. Curraghchase might not be a 4 star campsite if its rated by box tickers looking for what they deem as perfection. But if there was stars awarded for overall experience and what it had to offer us id rate it very high. So overall as a family we really enjoyed our time here. The staff were friendly, we felt welcome and felt safe. We even tried to rebook it for two weeks later but the days we wanted were booked out. But we look forward to going back. Thanks.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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John M wrote a review Jun 2022
Limerick, Ireland11 contributions3 helpful votes
Stay here for a weekend. Kids absolutely loved it. Loads to do, tracks and trails, play area, lovely little cafe overlooking the playground on site at the caravan park.All facilities spotless, cleaned regularly. Fantastic experience all round. Will definitely be back and would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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trionadillon wrote a review Jun 2022
Tipperary, Ireland9 contributions12 helpful votes
Had a fab time. Weather wasn’t perfect but the caravan park was close! Kept really well in a beautiful location. A lot of shaded pitches so if you don’t want that choose carefully. We were in a caravan but there was a lovely area for tents. The cafe on site is lovely, just drinks and baked goods but lovely to have. There’s also a lovely playground that’s great for the small ones. There’s a better one a few minutes walk away towards the big house and lake. If your family likes to cycle ye will love it here, there are endless trails. The garden centre nearby is worth a visit with a beautiful cafe and we had a lovely meal in Quinn’s aswell. We will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Fearghal D wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
It was our first time camping as a family (kids 4 & 5) and we were impressed by Curraghchase. The location is beautiful. The woods are marvelous to wonder around and there are enough short walks with plenty to see. The campsite itself is nicely laid out. Tent pitches are of varying sizes so choose wisely. The campsite wasn't full when we stayed so we choose to pitch over by the tress as it was less crowded and although our pitch was on a slight slope it wasn't so bad as to cause any issues. The play bus and playground at the coffee shop was a real hit with our two, all the kids loved it and our two would never have left it if they'd had a choice. There was also another playground located down by the old house by the lake. The coffee, ice cream & cakes from the shop are all excellent. A little on the pricey side but the quality really was worth it in my opinion. They don't sell much there but what they do they do well. Staff were also all really nice. The facilities themselves are a little dated but the staff cleaned them regularly so hygiene certainly not an issue. Campers kitchen with kettle, microwave,fridges/freezers and toaster as well as washing up facilities meant we really didn't need either an electrical hook up or half of what we packed. Showers were closed due to covid which I know some took issue with however I understand it is so as to reduce the traffic and risk to all so I have no complaints here. Some of our neighbours stayed up causing a wee bit of noise after the 11pm curfew however the vast majority had wound down long before then and the noise was nothing a pair of earplugs didn't sort. All in all we had a lovely stay and will be returning next year.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Felix W wrote a review Aug 2021
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Tent camping for 3 nights in early August 2021, family of 6 (2 adults, 4 kids ranging 5mnths to 10). Left after 2 nights. I don't really like leaving bad reviews; as a small biz owner myself I often read reviews on here and think it's someone with an axe to grind over what was probably a small issue/mis-understanding so I hope this comes across somewhat informative & constructive to anyone reading (and hopefully the owner if he reads these). Firstly, I'll echo what other reviewers have said; with a little elbow grease and investment this place could be absolutely magic and we would be racing back down the M7 to return. The facilities are quite old but functional, however are entirely inadequate for a site this size. 3 stalls in the men's plus a small urinal and I'm told 4 stalls in the women's. Constantly busy and it took 3 attempts to answer a call of nature; you wouldn't want to have any bowel issues needing quick access to a toilet. Plus they are quite far from (most) of the tent pitches so your night or morning walk of shame is particularly long. These facilities are also shared with day visitors who come up to the cafe from the forest park and not exactly kept clean at all times Showers are closed apparently due to COVID-19, we knew this when booking and prepared accordingly but were interested to see why considering all other sites we've stayed at had them open. I can only guess after visiting that opening the showers would overload the rooms capacity. The space is there to add another modern block near the tent pitches with more toilets & showers. We stayed on a site this year with 13 pitches in total that had more toilets & showers than Curraghchase. The laundry on site is 1 small machine which costs €7 in €1 coins only. It's obviously in high demand. Do yourself a favour there's a Revolution 24/7 laundrette at a TOP petrol station about 10 mins drive away. Google it. An 8kg wash & 30 mins dry costs €8, it's available any time and takes cards. The campers kitchen again is small for the size of the site with 1 small freezer & 2 small fridges. Again seemed oversubscribed and we ended up only using it to wash dishes The tent pitches are all on a field; the forest pitches shown on the website are the preserve of campers & caravans. Not a big issue, the pitches are clearly laid out but not all a uniform size. However the tent field is mostly on a slope meaning unless you're really lucky to get one of the flat ones when you arrive; you're spending your stay at an angle. Pitches are not allocated you're free to choose on arrival. Pitching on a slight slope shouldn't be a big deal however it plays into the next issue. The weather was fairly changeable during our stay with spells of torrential downpours (not managements fault obviously), causing the majority of the pitches to become severely waterlogged as the drainage was not sufficient. As water seemed to be draining down the slope it kept the ground under our awning constantly wet regardless of the sunny spells. Some unoccupied pitches became virtual swimming pools. Admittedly we have not camped for nigh on 10 years before this year, but we're not fair weather blow ins just going camping because we couldn't get away this year. The weather is a part of camping in Ireland and we are geared for it but it's hard to keep key areas dry when the ground itself is saturated from seepage. Our awning let in no rain, but the ground underneath it (dry on other trips with rain) was constantly soggy. The other facilities on site such as play area & cafe are good. The cafe is a little on the pricey side but good value (99's are delish and you get loads of ice-cream). However the chemical disposal is located near the last few benches so if you're unlucky enough to be seated here when someone comes along to empty their effluent the smell will drive you off quick enough. This needs to be relocated away from where people are sitting & eating. The location is perfect, plenty of forest & park walks straight out of the site, which is such a pity that the site itself is a let down. All in all if you're in a camper or caravan with seemingly good, sheltered flat pitches and not much use for the facilities as you probably have your own it's more than likely a great site. However it really seems that tent campers were an afterthought here and the minimum amount of facilities (and thought) are provided in order to maximize profit. If better effort was made in providing adequate facilities for tent campers it would be up there with the best sites
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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bogbear wrote a review Aug 2021
Galway, Ireland28 contributions27 helpful votes
We camped here over the Aughust Bank holiday as a family. We really enjoyed the beautiful peaceful location. Our kids are a bit old for the play bus etc but they had a great time exploring the park on their bikes. We loved the forest walks. The site is dog friendly and most are well supervised and well behaved. Except for one grinning twit I met walkong around with an off lead Rhodeisian Ridgeback... The cafe is nice and it was very busy during the day. But it is on the pricey side. The facilities are generally good and kept clean and I saw staff cleaning bathroom and kitchen a few times. But during the day when cafe going full tilt, the toilets tended to back up and get a bit grubby. The showers were closed due to covid concerns, which to us seemed to make very little sense. We had a lovely tent pitch but Some of the pitches at the back were on a slope and some in the centre looked a bit cramped. There were plenty of free pitches even though the park was fully booked, so i guess they were running at a reduced occupancy due to Covid. I think if all the tent pitches were full, it would have been a bit hectic. They need a bigger freezer. The small freezer space was so packed that even ice blocks in at the back were not frozen after 12 hours. I was really ticked to come in and find that someone had removed my ice packs to put theirs in. But I heard the girl in the cafe tell another camper that many of the items in the freezer were probably left behind by campers before so no wonder people felt entitled to chuck out other peoples stuff. Noise was not a problem most nights, but the one night that our neighbours went off the rails, there was no one sround to shush them. I would recommend this site for families and i would return.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Which popular attractions are close to Curraghchase Caravan and Camping Park?
Nearby attractions include Holy Trinity Abbey Church (6.7 km), Adare Heritage Centre (6.7 km), and Askeaton Friary (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Curraghchase Caravan and Camping Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Curraghchase Caravan and Camping Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Curraghchase Caravan and Camping Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sean Collins & Sons Bar, The Arches, and The Oak Room.
Are pets allowed at Curraghchase Caravan and Camping Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Curraghchase Caravan and Camping Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Askeaton Friary (6.7 km), Desmond Castle (6.9 km), and Adare Castle (6.9 km).