Irish stays for St Patrick's Day with Pitchup.com
Mar 9 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh
--Celebrate St Patrick's Day with an outdoor getaway in Ireland--
--Ballinsloe, Cloughey, Innishbiggle and Summerhill--
Enjoy the biggest St Patrick's Day festivals by whisking yourself off on an outdoor holiday to the homeland of this Irish patron with outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com.
Get a real taste of Irish culture with a holiday at Green Hills Farm Stay. This authentic Irish farm offers its visitors all of the comforts away from home. Guests at Green Hills are provided with the opportunity to spend a few nights in the cosy double bedroom in the farm cottage. Free wifi and shower and toilet facilities are also available on site. The city of Galway is nearby, where visitors can enjoy local arts and culture by participating in the St Patrick's Day carnival. Pitchup.com offers accommodation here for just £11.82 on a tent pitch or £39.40 for the cottage bedroom per night. There is currently good availability for St Patrick's Day (17 March) and the weekends both before and after.
Enjoy Northern Ireland's nature and St Patrick’s Day with a stay at Cloughey Holiday Park. Located on the beachfront overlooking the Irish Sea, this site is just 20 miles from the city of Belfast which is famous for the greenest St Patrick's Day parades, festivals and concerts. Visitors of Cloughey Holiday Park are provided with well-maintained level pitches, shower and toilet facilities, a launderette and free wifi. Pitchup.com offers accommodation here for just £8 per night for a non-electric grass tent pitch. There is currently good availability for St Patrick's Day (17 March) and the weekends before and after.
For visitors looking for a private Irish escape, Campbiggle is the perfect choice. This holiday site is located on the remote island of Innishbiggle, which is near Achill Island. The car-free island is only accessible by boat and offers truly spectacular scenery. Guests of Campbiggle can travel to Achill Island by ferry for a St Patrick's Day celebration where they can enjoy the traditional Irish pipe bands marching in parades through the day, and a pint of Guinness at a welcoming Irish pub as the festivities continue into the evening. Non-electric tent pitches, perfect for those after a back-to-basics camping experience, are offered on site and visitors will need to bring all their own equipment (including supplies, as there are no shops on the island!). Facilities on site include a toilet, shower, cooking huts and free wifi. Pitchup.com offers accommodation here for just £11.82 per night. There is currently good availability for St Patrick's Day (17 March) and the weekends either side.
Summerhill Lakeside Camps is located just 25 minutes from one of the most exciting St Patrick's Day locations – Dublin. Guests staying at this site can enjoy this year’s Celebrate Now-themed parade in Dublin with its highlights which include unique I Love My City events, Les Poupées Géantes (also known as the big dolls) and the festival treasure hunt. Visitors to Summerhill Lakeside Camps are provided with tent or touring pitches and toilet and shower blocks. They also have access to the following facilities: the lakeside log cabin for a nice cup of tea or coffee; games room for a match of darts or pool; and barbecue and decking areas which have stunning views. Guests can also experience water activities and sports on the lake surrounding the campsite. Pitches for tents, tourers and motorhomes cost just £11.82 per night. There is currently good availability for St Patrick's Day (17 March) and weekends either side.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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