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General

  • Family-friendly campsite on the southern shores of Lough Allen
  • A kilometre from Drumshanbo; 15 minutes' drive from Lough Key
  • On-site canoeing, sailing, boating, kayaking and coarse fishing

Sitting pretty in County Leitrim, the Allen Centre is where one of Connaught's loveliest loughs comes to life. Head here for family-friendly breaks full of hands-on adventure activities like canoeing, kayaking, boating and coarse fishing.

It's not always all hands on deck at this rural park, though – there's a lot to be said for just settling down on your plot and soaking up all the nature, or stepping back from the lough for laidback ambles or paddles along the Drumshanbo to Carrick-on-Shannon Blueway. There's a lot of ecology and impressive landscapes to explore away from the water too, as all the surrounding mountains are designated National Heritage Areas, providing ample habitat to a diverse range of plants and animals.

The camping area has spacious pitches and plenty of spectacular scenery overlooking the lough and the Sliabh an Iarainn mountains, plus a good range of well-kept amenities including toilets, showers, a shared kitchen area and barbecue spots.

All of this is just a kilometre from the centre of Drumshanbo, a friendly town that's well-known locally as an angler's paradise. Though small in size, it's home to a couple of food shops and traditional Irish pubs – just the thing to round off days spent on, in or by the water.

Please note

Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

A cable measuring at least 5 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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7.9

Overall rating based on 114 reviews

 

78% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

  94% described as Lake and/or mountain ?

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Nice site.staff brilliant. Site needs work07/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdombrendan d.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location was great views over lough allen.close to town.Sean was a very helpfull man.nothing a bother. Believe site owned by local area.so dont want be nasty.work in progress

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and showers need work.was very busy site when wee were there.needed cleaned more often.that said will return soon

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Sean the owner is a gentleman. It's a beautiful peaceful …07/06/2022

Reviewer's country: IrelandJennifer P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Sean the owner is a gentleman.
    It's a beautiful peaceful site. Kids can explore and play on the lake.
    Lots for fishing and water sport enthusiasts.
    Basic site but has all you need for a peaceful weekend, you cant beat the value and scenery

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Wont be back07/06/2022

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view and scenery

    Disliked: 

    The facilities, toilets and showers very grubby and dirty

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The staff and friendly atmosphere of the campsite made for …06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The staff and friendly atmosphere of the campsite made for a great holiday. Great facilities. Lots to do for both adults and kids.

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This could be a magnificent site with some proper investment, it need08/06/2022

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view ,

    Disliked: 

    The toilet/ shower were of a very poor standard, there is no designated area for grey waste, and no proper facilities for toilet waste,

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Great place to stay24/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMary D.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The Location of this centre is incredible. The owner/manager Sean was so accommodating. Let us pick our pitch, we chose down by the waterfront. Couldn't have had a prettier more pleasant spot. Sean also came back from his being with his wife and grand-daughters to take us out in his boat at sunset, which was beautiful and we got the most amazing photos. We had the use of toilets, shower, kitchen and BBQ. Excellent spot. Will definitely be going back.

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Friendly atmosphere23/05/2022

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly atmosphere

    Disliked: 

    Ground was completely unsuitable for pitching a tent, waterlogged to the point of standing water.

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Nice camping site09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Arrived early on Friday & The Allen Centre was locked up but eventually got a hold of Sean the Manager of the centre ( Really nice guy). Set up tent with power access. We were the only ones camping in a tent but there were a few motor homes as well. Stunning views & we were very lucky with the weather. Nice hot showers ( no charge) & small campers kitchen you can use. We throughly enjoyed our stay. We spent the time going on nice walks, kayaking on the lake & fishing too. Lovely quiet spot.

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    The ground unfortunately was quite wet after very heavy rain

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The view05/05/2022

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The view

    Disliked: 

    Campsite unfinished, nosiy late at night

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liked the friendly staff02/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarol F.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    liked the friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    facilities busy but understandable with all the activities

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Staggered showering times

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Drumcoora, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, Republic of Ireland, N41 PD62
  • Timezone Europe/Dublin GMT (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.0531°N 8.0483°W

Directions


Next to the Lough Allen spa hotel.

Local attractions

Drumshanbo (10 minutes' walk) has a handy visitor centre in the village centre, a good source of detailed information about the region's history, wildlife and attractions. If you're here in July and fancy making some music, you might like to head to the seven-day Joe Mooney summer school for a week of classes and concerts, or the An Tostal Festival's programme of street entertainment earlier in the month.

For more outdoor exploration, drive west for a quarter of an hour to Lough Key Forest Park. This nearby activity centre may prove particularly popular with kids, who can zip around its woods on forest segways, drive over wooden bridges in purpose-built mini Jeeps or set off on an exciting and accessible orienteering course.

Also at Lough Key, dramatic McDermott Castle (15 minutes' drive, then a short boat ride) warrants a closer inspection, as do nearby historic sites like the imposing plantation-era Parke's Castle (35 minutes), thirteenth-century Sligo Abbey (45 minutes) and Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery (45 minutes).

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9:30 a.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  Anytime

Allen Centre cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Allen Centre on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

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  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Allen Centre have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Allen Centre dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Allen Centre? Drumshanbo (10 minutes' walk) has a handy visitor centre in the village centre, a good source of detailed information about the region's history, wildlife and attractions. If you're here in July and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Allen Centre?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9:30 a.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Allen Centre? From £21.41 (for 1 night, 5 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Pitches
A cable measuring at least 5 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Swimming in the lake is allowed.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..

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