Blarney Caravan and Camping Park
Blarney Caravan and Camping Park is a four-star family-run park situated eight kilometres from Cork city and three from Blarney village, but it’s secluded and peaceful enough to feel you’re in the middle of the country. There’s loads of open space for ball games, as well as a smartly-maintained play area and an 18-hole pitch and putt course (extra charge applies). The park is gently sloping and well sheltered, with views of Blarney Castle and the surrounding countryside.
Facilities at Blarney are immaculate, from the free showers to the camp kitchen, and it’s all neatly laid out among well-maintained grass and spacious pitches. Hardstanding pitches come with electric, a campervan service area and if you’re bringing a tent you can pick your own pitch in the separate camping area. There’s also free wifi on site. A regular bus service runs from Cork City to Blarney Village.
Blarney Caravan and Camping Park is easily reached from the ferry ports at Cork and Rosslare, and is ideally located to explore the beautiful South of Ireland including the legendary Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, Kinsale, The Old Midleton Jameson Distillery, Cobh Heritage & Titanic Centre, Fota Wildlife Park and Ireland’s spectacular Southwest coast.
Touring Cork is a tale of one town running into the next, with each as individual in character as the next. There is the gourmet getaway of Kinsale, the market town of Skibbereen, the bustling hub of Clonakilty. And then there are long stretches of wilderness, such as the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, bothered by little but the wind whistling through the abandoned Atlantic copper mines.
At the centre of it all, of course, lies Cork city itself. And no doubt about it, Cork city does entertain. This is where Queen Elizabeth was famously photographed laughing with a fishmonger at the English Market (the beating heart of the county’s thriving food scene).