Lough Ree (East) Caravan & Camping Park
Ireland, Heart, Co. Westmeath, Athlone
- 090 647 8561
- Mid-April - End September.
Alan Rogers Review
This touring park is alongside the Breensford river, screened by trees but reaching the water’s edge. The park is discreetly located behind Ballykeeran’s main street. The top half of the site is in woodland, and after 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 ‘singing’ pub are close.
The M6 motorway has made this park easily accessible from Galway or Dublin. Nearby attractions include the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, but the main attraction is Lough Ree and the navigable Shannon river flowing into and out of the lough on its long voyage to the sea. There are pleasure cruises based in Athlone.
The toilet block is clean, and the recently 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 open fire and campers’ kitchen (no cooking facilities).
- Bicycle Hire Nearby
- Boat Launch on Site
- Bar Nearby
- Fishing on Site
- Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
- Golf Nearby
- Childrens Play Area
- Riding Nearby
- Sailing on Site
- Facilities for disabled visitors
- Pets allowed
- Small Site
- Takeaway Food
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.
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