Lough Ennell Caravan&Camping

Mullingar, Westmeath

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Lough Ennell Caravan and Camping Park is one of the premier holiday parks in Ireland, offering a range of touring pitches for tents and caravans, as well as a range of holiday homes that are available for hire. The park is open between April and September.

A sheltered location on the shores of Lough Ennell, the park is set in nearly 20 acres of mature woodland, picturesque, peaceful, and perfect for a relaxing break.

Everything you would expect to find at a holiday park is available at Lough Ennell, including a children’s play area, games room, restaurant, takeaway food facility and a well-stocked mini-supermarket.

Only one hour outside of Dublin, the Irish capital, Lough Ennell Caravan Park is perfect for heading into the city, exploring the best of central Ireland or, of course, simply kicking back and relaxing in the inspirational surroundings that are on offer at the site.

The Lough itself is famous across Europe as a fishing destination, and is well-stocked with trout for the keen fisherman who wants to spend his day trying to catch a bite. As well fishing, the clean and calm lake is also popular with swimmers and boat owners, while canoeing, windsurfing, and other water activities are also regularly seen.

If you are looking to stay in the nearby area rather than travelling into Dublin, you can make the most of the beautiful small towns of Mullingar and Tullamore, with facilities including leisure centres, cinemas, children’s activity centres and so much more.

A quiet location in itself, but with excellent transport links to the rest of Ireland, whether you are looking for countryside, towns, or even the coast of Ireland, Lough Ennell Caravan and Camping Park is an exceptional place where you can get away from it all surrounded by some of the country’s most inspirational landscape.

Open from:
1st April to 30th September

Family park, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Boat mooring, Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Take away food, Visitor parking, Washing up facilities, Restaurant, Cafe

Campers kitchen
TV and Games room
Boats available to hire

Motorhome pitches, Seasonal pitches, Tent pitches, 49 Touring pitches

Nearby attractions:
Boat launch, Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Swimming (Outdoor), Water Sports, Games Room, TV Room, Snooker/Pool

Belvedere house and gardens, World renowned Locks Distellery where you can taste the whiskey.
Tullanally castle
Fore trail
Hill of uisneach seat of the high kings of Ireland
Boat Hire, Bicycle Hire, Horse Riding,
Bowling, Championship golf, par 3 pitch and putt and Funfactory for kiddies are all close by.
Speedboats, Water Skiing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Motorboat and Rowing Boats
all allowed on Lough Ennell Lake.

Within walking distance of Lough Ennell Caravan Park is Belvedere House and Gardens. This magnificent, newly restored estate is set in the midst of 160 acres of parkland on the lake shore.
Attractions include extensive gardens, a splendid array of follies, The Historic Gardens, and the stunning surroundings of the park and lake setting. Activities such as discovery trails, guided walks, themed play areas and tram tours are available at the grounds and a visit is highly recommended.

A short drive from the caravan park, Locke's Distillery in Kilbeggan is the oldest licensed pot still distillery in the world. Locke's produced triple distilled whiskey for nearly 200 years.

Now open as a museum, guided tours follow the process from the grinding of the grain to the casking of the final product, with a complimentary sample of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey at the end of the tour.

Steeped in ancient Irish History and folklore, the Hill of Uisneach, five miles west of Lough Ennell, offers fascinating stories of days gone by.

Uisneach is the sacred site of the ancient goddess, Eri, from which Ireland gets her name. The hill and surrounding land is regarded as the spiritual and physical centre of Ireland.

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Tudenham Shore, Carrickwood
Republic of Ireland
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Overall rating

2.5 stars

Based on 6 review(s)


5.0 stars

Reviewed yesterday

Just on our way home from one of the best camping experiences to date. We decided last minute to head away with the caravan for the weekend and we didn't want to travel too far, so we said we'd try Mullingar as it's only an hour up the road. We rang Geraldine and booked in. After I booked I read the reviews (I know u shouldn't) and I had mixed feelings after reading some of them, some positive but mainly negative. But how wrong they were!!! We arrived in the afternoon and were greeted by Geraldine who was more than friendly. She asked did we want to be close to the playground, which of course with kids was a yes. She enquired were we meeting anyone else so we could be put together, we weren't this time but good to know for future visits. She then called her husband to bring us down to what I can only describe as the perfect pitch. It was dotted with beech trees and beech hedge each side. The playground was to the back, the toilets were just around the corner (although due to COVID are closed at present), the pitch had water, ehu and drain for waste water. The park itself was laid out lovely with mainly Mobile homes but plenty of pitches for caravans and tents (not accepting tents at the minute due to COVID 19). The playground had lots of playthings in it with lots of grass for a kick around. The kids had a ball and with so many other kids there they made plenty of friends. Outside of the park is lough ennell which has beautiful walks all around it and just up the road 5 mins is Mollie Moos pet farm which our lot loved. All in all it was a wonderful experience and somewhere we will definitely be returning too. Thanks Geraldine and Eamonn for a great stay and for being so helpful and accommodating.

1.0 stars

Well we decided to bring the kids camping.We finally decided on a place and off we went to Lough Ennell carvan and camping. So on arrival the owner charged us €70 which on website it should have being between €50 to €60 Euro, my friend brought her little Jack Russell with her and she had to pay for him too only for him to be tied up while on site. Then the owner told my friend if I had my way I would charge €50 Euro for each •••••• dog,(his words by the way to a customer) so as the day went on the owner came down told us that kids have to be out of the playground by 11 off he went came back an hour later to tell us that adults have to be in bed by 1,so 11 o clock came and we could hear someone shouting, it was the owner telling the kids to "GET THE •••••• OFF OF THE PLAYGROUND" then he came back with a bucket of water and puts out the fire on us and telling us to get to bed again and to knock off all lights, so at that stage everyone wasn't happy with the owner so we stayed up untill after 2 he came back again to tell us that its bed time! Iike why have camping on your land if your goin to be like that, I think he likes to hear himself give out, I would not go back in a millions years and I wouldn't recommend this place for people with kids and dogs!!


1.0 stars

The facilities here are the worst I've ever seen. Toilet block dirty locks on doors to WCs rusty some did not close. Showers damp, mouldy and dirty wash cubicles had no doors on.chemical disposal was unusable as too high to reach. Also filthy. Cost 24 euros plus extra 1 for showers. Totally awful not for tourers don't go there.

Wales UK

4.0 stars

My self and my wife and 2 children traveled from Wales in our camper to do a little touring in Ireland and our first stop was Lough Ennell Camping and Caravan Park, as we drove down to the camp we were greeted with a truly magnificent view of the lake with sunshine glistening on the water and both old and young enjoying themselves . We checked in at reception and were escorted to our site of which we had a choice by Eamonn, after setting up we went for a walk around a pristine well maintained site only to loose the kids to the well equipped playground, well we left them there while we had a lovely meal in the Lakeside Cafe which is run by the the owners wife Geraldine and family it was busy but service was quick and friendly. Later on we watched a football match on a big screen with some of the residence and were invited to their Bingo night that evening in the community hall which is next door to spotless toilets and showers, we had so much fun on our first day that we decided to make it our base for the week as there is so much to see and do in this part of Ireland.
We will be back again to this hidden gem in Co Westmeath

Property manager response (12 Jun 2013)

Ah at last an honest person with no axe to grind that tells it like it is. How refreshing. Thank you for your kind comments. We my wife and i are delight you enjoyed your stay with us and in Ireland. This business is tough and comments such as yours gives us the will to keep pushing on. We don't always win but we never loose Many Thanks Eamon & Geraldine


1.0 stars

Went on a Bank Holiday weekend, very busy. Lots of drunken loud and offensive people around and my family did not get much sleep. We asked to be moved but there was no space.

This would be a lovely site if the owner intervened and asked people to be quiet a bit. However, he seems to be money mad and all the tents were crammed in like sardines. Toilets poor. Playground is a death trap.

Property manager response (12 Jun 2013)

Drunken louts unfortunitly are a facet of our so called liberal society. I know exactly what i would have done with them in my younger days. Unfortunitly raise your voice to those people now and every bleeding heart liberal with the free law behind them will have you arrested and fined. As regards money mad one has to make hay while the sun shines Come again you might be plesantly surprised Many Thanks Eamon & Geraldine

South Glos

2.0 stars

Very peaceful, good sized pitch. The toilet shower block was very poor. In ladies there was no soap dispenser, the hand drier didn't work. Can't comment on the men's as I used my own facilities. Used the shower in my motorhome as didn't fancy the on site one. However enjoyed my stay and visit to Mullingar for a great evening out via taxi.
Lough Ennell Caravan&Camping, Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland

Property manager response (12 Jun 2013)

The lady speaks with a forked tongue. It si quiet obvious she was not in the toilets as all our hand driers both male and female have never stopped working since the day they were installed. But as i always say if she says put the cat on the table i'll out him up.