I did do a post on Lough Ennell. This post however is about Lough Ennell camp site….
I was so impressed with Lough Ennell Camp Site, you simply wouldn’t believe it. First up, let me break this down for you, it is not a 5 star hotel. I shall proceed….
Family run and owned, the first thing I noticed when I arrived on a Thursday afternoon was that the resident mobile homes had their own wee little gardens, hanging baskets, garden gnomes even and beautiful veranda’s. The point of noting that and my reason for noticing is that people who are there for the short term don’t make long term home improvements. There was a sense of pride about the place.
It’s not until one meets Eamonn O’Malley that you realise why the people stay. I was so impressed with Eamonn’s ethos and the work his family have done over the last years, that I interviewed him for The SodShow – the garden radio programme I present.
The bathrooms were clean. The campsite is constantly being improved so I was told and as was blatantly evident to see. Signs were multi-lingual and the waste bins were segregated into what could and couldn’t be recycled. I liked the shop, the food is great and also good value. They even sell ice.
What you may also notice for the tents people is that where I pitched my tent, the lawn is raised, so when the rainy day does arrive, it drains just that little bit quicker. Believe me, the amount of times I have seen a tent pitched in what could be considered a potentially very large puddle. It is the little things.
But more than that, for me, it is the people that make a place and this the O’Malley family did extremely well.
Did I tell you the campsite is [really] just a stones throw from Lough Ennell. Happy days. I could have stayed there for three weeks. I might just do that….
If you are popping into Mullingar Town Centre, I will highly recommend C.R. Tormey Butchers – they are located in the shopping centre that includes a Dunnes Stores. Polite, friendly, good value and darned tasty ! Well worth a visit. I still miss his fancy sausages.
Also Hamills garage. If your car should should break down…. or you are simply automotively inept like myself, look no further.