Natural, rustic charm is the visitor’s first impression on arrival at Lough Ennell Camping & Caravan Park. Set in 18 acres of mature woodland beside a Blue Flag lake, Eamon and Geraldine O’Malley run this sheltered and tranquil park with their family, who live on the site. They receive a blend of visitors – seasonal residents in camping holiday homes (private and to rent), caravanners and motorhome owners and there are ample areas for tents. Pitches are varied, sheltered with trees and natural shrubbery, and with gravel or gravel and grass combinations. There are 44 touring pitches with electricity (7A Europlug) available on 25 hardstanding and grass pitches, with water points on or nearby all pitches; there are also 80 tent pitches. The site is a paradise for fishermen, with brown trout, rainbow trout, pike, tench, roach, perch, rudd and bream available. There is also one lake stocked with carp.
Just an hour from Dublin, it provides a good holiday base or a useful stopover en-route to the West of Ireland. The watersports permitted on the lake include canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, boating, water-skiing, fishing and safe swimming. The woodlands offer ample opportunities for walking and cycling. The site has several other lakes within a 10 to 15 minute drive. Some are coarse fishing only, while others are stocked lakes with multiple varieties of fish. Other activities might include tennis, riding, golf, dog racing and, of course, forest walks. Belvedere House and Tullynally Castle are nearby and the large town of Mullingar, known as the capital of the lake lands, is just 6 km.