Lough Ree (East) Caravan & Camping Park
Ireland, Heart, Co. Westmeath, Athlone
- +353 90 647 8561
- Early April - End September.
Alan Rogers Review
This touring park sits alongside the Breensford River, screened by trees but reaching the water’s edge. It's a pleasant rural spot, peaceful and surrounded by fields, woodland and a few houses. The top half of the site is in woodland, and beyond the reception and sanitary block, Lough Ree comes into view, and the remaining pitches run down to the shoreline. There are 60 pitches, most on hardstanding and all with 6A electricity. With fishing right on the doorstep, there are boats for hire locally, and the site has private mooring buoys, plus a dinghy slip and harbour. A restaurant and a ‘singing’ pub are close by.
Situated midway between Galway and Dublin, linked by the M6, the park is easily accessible. Nearby attractions include the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, but the main appeal is Lough Ree and the navigable Shannon river flowing into and out of the lough on its way to the sea. There are pleasure cruises based in Athlone.
The toilet block is clean, and the refurbished ladies’ toilets, unisex showers (€1) and facilities for disabled visitors are all excellent. Dishwashing sinks outside. Laundry room (wash and dry €8). A wooden chalet houses a pool room with an open fire and a campers’ kitchen (no cooking facilities).
From Athlone take N55 towards Longford for 4.8 km. (2 km. from exit 10 of M6). Park is in the village of Ballykeeran. Prepare to take a left turn on a sharp, right-hand curve, the park is then clearly signed.Link to campsite location map on google
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