The Apple Camping & Caravan Park
||The Apple Camping & Caravan Park is
located in County Tipperary, in Southern Ireland. Our site has
received numerous accolades over the years, including more
recently the best three star park in Ireland, as voted by
visitors to parks all over the country.
It is a small family-run site, catering for up to about sixty
people per night, though during May and September, the number of
visitors is usually much less. While we do not cater for large
numbers of people, the campsite itself is very spacious. That is
because it is situated on a fruit-farm and orchard, and we felt
that it was worthwhile to give people extra space for camping
on, rather than growing a few extra apples.
In fact, giving that extra little bit for our visitors is
exactly what we believe in. On arrival we wish to have you feel
welcome and at home, and you will receive a bottle of our
award-winning apple juice as you settle in. (Best in Ireland,
2003; Bridgestone Guide). We hope also that you will be
impressed with our campersí kitchen, which is a converted
apple store, with seating for all who wish to use it. And
importantly also, we think that you will see that we take pride
in what we do, paying attention to detail, with facilities
always kept clean and tidy.
You will find that as well as being very well managed, our site
offers the best of facilities. You will note that our
electricity connections are rated to 15 amperes. You will also
find that no matter where you are on the park, located nearby
will be an electrical connection and water supply. You will also
find that we do not charge extra for most of what we offer, so
for instance, use of the newly-laid full-size tennis court is
included in the price, as are hot showers (for as long as you
like), hot water, campers kitchen (with freezer and fridge) and
use of the hardstands.
Itís not only our visitors that we are committed to however,
and you will find some serious steps have been taken to
safeguard the environment also. Almost all the hot water for
your showers, washing etc. is heated by a solar array. We have a
re-cycling point for cans (aluminum and tin), glass and paper,
and will provide one for plastics as soon as this is possible.
And, of course, we have the site (and farm) nicely landscaped
with trees and plants of various sizes and species.
The final element to our success is to offer not just a
comprehensive range of well-managed facilities, but to offer all
this at a reasonable price. So you will see that our pricing is
simple, with just a per-person charge (plus electricity if you
want a connection).
Many people ask how we can provide so much for such a good
price. The answer is that we utilise our facilities even when
the site is closed (the site is open from May 1st to September
30th each year). During the late autumn, all of winter and early
spring, we use the barn that houses the campersí kitchen and
other facilities for storage of apples and apple juice. We use
the hardstands outside for storage of empty apple bins. Our
tennis court is used as a car-park too, and the playground by
visitors to our farm-shop (where we sell apples, pears, apple
juice, jellies, jams, and anything else we can make from what we
grow on the farm). It is because we can use our site for other
purposes when it is closed (and because of the free solar-heated
water also) that we can offer prices that others cannot match.
There really is no catch.
So if you are interested in visiting the counties of Munster,
Tipperary, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick or Clare, or nearby
Leinster counties such as Kilkenny, then our site is an ideal
location to tour from. On this website you will find that we
have a good selection of places to see and things to do in the
locality and Southern Ireland generally. We hope that you enjoy
planning your holiday, and perhaps we will see you soon.
Brian Fitzgerald, a recent guest on our campsite, made some
drawings and paintings while he was staying here. You can view
them on this website: