St Paddy's power with Pitchup.com
Mar 4 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
--Galway, Cork & Slane--
The annual fun and festivities of St Patrick’s Day are right around the corner. As a day to celebrate all things Irish, outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has revealed three fantastic sites ideal for a stay on the Emerald Isle. From a glamorous glamping getaway in Cork, to a ‘nearly wild’ camping experience in Galway, these sites will have something to suit everyone. So grab a Guinness, practise your Irish jig and leap over to one of these merry sites.
1. Eco Campsite Clifden – from £8.41pppn
Clifden, Co.Galway: Pitchup.com has availability on its electric and non-electric grass pitches at Clifden Eco Beach Camping and Caravanning Park this St Patrick’s Day with prices starting from £16.82 - £21.02 per night based on two adults sharing (£8.41 - £10.51pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Set right on the edge of the Atlantic coast, this spacious eco-friendly site with its own private beach is perfect for those wanting a ‘nearly wild’ camping getaway. On the western edge of Connemara in gorgeous Galway, this coastal park has amazing Atlantic views on three sides – and visitors may even spot seals and otters too! The village of Claddaghduff is just two minutes away whilst Clifden town can be reached within ten minutes.
Nearest St Patrick’s Day Parade – Galway
The pitches hold tents, tourers and motorhomes and offer wonderful sea views. On-site facilities include a washer/dryer, free phone calls, private fishing points and a kitchenette with free tea, coffee and milk.
2. Pod Park in Co.Cork – from £8.20pppn
Drimoleague, Co.Cork: Pitchup.com has availability on its standard pods at Top of the Rock Pod Pairc and Walking Centre this season with prices starting from £32.79 per night based on four people sharing (£8.20pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Located in the heart of wonderful West Cork near Ireland’s Atlantic coast, this family-friendly farm site is set amongst nine miles of walking trails and has plenty to offer the whole family. There’s a pitch and putt course, tennis courts and a children’s playground, or pay a visit to the alpaca farm or explore the unique old castle of Castledonovan. For true St Patrick’s Day celebrations, there are four pubs within walking distance.
Nearest St Patrick’s Day Parade - Cork
The standard pods sleep three adults or two adults and two small children. Included are two single roll out mattresses as well as electric lights and an oil-filled radiator. Two additional mattresses can be provided. On-site facilities include a launderette, parent and baby wash room, a washing-up area, a toilet block and showers. Also on site are a gym and a games room.
3. Camp out in Newgrange from £4.21pppn
Slane, Co.Meath: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass pitch at Newgrange Lodge Campsite this St Patrick’s Day with prices starting from £8.41 per night based on two adults sharing (£4.21pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange at Slane is four hundred years older than Stonehenge and the pyramids and has been named as ‘Ireland’s national monument.’ This hospitable site is set over seven acres and overlooks the excellent Newgrange and its sister site Knowth. Dublin, with its shops, bars and restaurants is a 45 minute drive away – perfect for a St Paddy’s daytrip.
Nearest St Patrick’s Day Parade - Dublin
Pitches at Newgrange are for tents, tourers and motorhomes. On-site facilities include toilets, showers, a self-catering kitchen and free wifi. Guests can also use the picnic area, outside decking area and barbecue facility on site.
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Notes to editors
Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of outdoor accommodation in the UK, Ireland and France. The site provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease. The customer experience from landing on the home page through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for accommodation based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available. Pitchup.com features over 5,000 UK wide camping and caravanning sites/parks with France recently added into the equation. It enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one off campsites and unique outdoor accommodation options, which may not have previously had a web presence.