When we arrived we were the only occupied unit on the site, The other was closed up and not attended to until the next evening, Three campervans arrived in transit to the ferry that evening. The camp is only feet from a main road and the traffic noises were disturbing at times.
Our check in was uncomfortable as there was only a small sign in the window to tell us that we should go to the garage next door. There was confusion as to our pitch rates and balance which was overcome by production on confirmation email from pitchup.
The grass areas had not been cut for several days and remained uncut for the next four days. Given that this was a major bank holiday weekend, there was obviously a lack of preparation. The children's play area needed the attention of a strimmer and the sand pit needed weeding. The swing and slide were not fit for purpose as they were on a type that you would buy for the back garden.
On the Second evening some other units arrived and the camp seemed to get some life to it. By the saturday of the June bank holiday weekend the place was about three quarters full. This however made the shower block too small as there were only two showers, cubicles and urinals for the entire camp.
My biggest concern was the utter lack of security. There was a low wooden gate that was only secured by a piece on nylon rope and a big gap between the shower block and the garage forecourt. Given the proximity to the main road I would have been gravely concerned for younger children.
I would love to know the criteria for gaining four star ratings.We have been camping and caravanning for almost 20 years and this is the most disappointing experience in both Ireland and the UK. We will most certainly not be revisiting this site.