Set on 5 acres of wonderful countryside, directly on the shore of Lough Ree East, in the village of Ballykeeran, conveniently located less than 3 miles/5 km from Athlone town, with its many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, visitors may enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this family-run park with its own jetty and boat-slip.
Ideal for angling, boating, wind-surfing, sailing and especially canoeing, this park is bordered by a 500 meter stretch of the Breensford trout river.
Please note - we do not have organised activities and we do not rent out any accommodation or equipment - guests bring and enjoy their own.
Kayaking is available in Ballymahon - about 15 minutes away by car. For information and bookings, contact Alan on 086 0891126 or see their Facebook page facebook.com/Alans-Yippee-Kayaking for further details.
It is a convenient base for visiting the famous monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise, scenic walks, Athlone Castle, daily cruises on the River Shannon, golfing, horse riding and sailing locally. We're about 2 miles from access to The Old Rail Trail, too, for cycling enthusiasts - or walkers - who want to experience an off-road route designed for cyclists and pedestrians (https://athlone.ie/visit/old-rail-trail-athlone-mullingar-greenway/).
Bay Sports is about 15 minutes away, at Hodson Bay. It's an inflatable waterpark - heaven, once you're at least 6 years old!! (https://www.baysports.ie/)
Listed in both “25 of the Most Incredible Bars in the World” and “50 Bars to Blow Your Mind” by Lonely Planet, officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as Ireland’s Oldest Pub - a visit to Sean’s Bar is a must ....it's less than 3 miles/ 5km away.
A 20 minute drive away, in Moate, Dún na Sí (pronounced Doon na Shee - translates from Irish as “the fort of the fairies”) is a unique outdoor adventure - exploring tradition, heritage, nature, and activity! Meet the ancient Irish warrior Lugh, explore the roots of Irish music, or journey through the past and discover how rural communities lived throughout time – all in a visit to Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park! They have a zipline....and a big person's and small person's playground! They also host amazing seasonal festivals ......(https://dunnasi.ie/)
We're about 14 miles/22km from the ancient Hill of Uisneach, where, even if you've missed Bealtaine, you can book a tour from Wednesday to Sunday throughout the Summer and on a more curtailed basis, the rest of the year. (https://uisneach.ie/).
If horse racing is your interest, within 20 miles, we have two racecourses - Kilbeggan and Roscommon! For greyhound racing, 26 miles away, in Mullingar.
Finally, (but not really) If you're into motor bike racing, Walderstown Road Races - it's 5 miles/8km away!
Most of these activities have 'a season' - check their websites for their availability.
On site, there is a recreation room with pool table and darts board, a basic campers kitchen and the Dog & Duck pub is located within a 2 min walk. We don't hire boats or fishing equipment, however, our neighbour, less than a mile away from us, at www.lakesidedayboathire.ie , does. Give them a call at (+353) 87 350 5250 for a great day out.
We have a toilet & shower block plus disabled toilet and shower facilities are available.
Electric hook up (6 amp) points are available across the site.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the park.
There is a communal chemical toilet and grey water facility available to our guests.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times.
Please note we DO accept card payments.
"We've been coming to Lough Ree East for a few years now. The perfect location, beautiful setting and friendly, community atmosphere on site is what keeps us coming back."
Darren, Co. Meath
“I've been going to Lough Ree for years and each year can't wait to go back. The site is very homely and the people are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. My children love fishing, kayaking, swimming and going out in the boat. It's a great spot, not too far from home, with a great atmosphere.”
O'Brien Family, Navan
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