Updated: May 14
It is a very strange world we inhabit these days. The lack of certainty around occasions, events and travel has thrown all of our summer plans into disarray. On a positive note, I do feel very privileged to live on our stunning Island with so many hidden gems to enjoy and explore.
Like so many others, we had planned a family holiday abroad this summer. Luckily, we were granted a full refund and now plan to invest in our local economy and have a family staycation in rural Ireland, once our government confirms it is safe to do so.
A staycation enables us to feel safe while reconnecting with family at a social distance. So if, like us, you would like a family break away in a quiet, rural, 'home away from home' where you can self cater or have meals delivered to your door by our local caterer, then a trip to The Calves Field Holiday Rental is a must do. With this in mind I have designed a 7 night itinerary which will keep the whole family entertained and thus make your stay as easy and relaxing as possible.
We look forward to welcoming you #whenwetravelagain.
Stop off at Obama Plaza rest top, Exit 23 on the M7 motorway. Have a bit to eat and travel into nearby Moneygall Village Activity Park and Playground. Or, if it’s a rainy day, exit at Junction 22 for Roscrea Leisure Centre with a very impressive public swimming pool with multiple pools and a big slide.
Arrive at The Calves Field and enjoy catered buffet dinner delivered to the door (Pre booking required, additional charges apply) . Kick back and relax with a bottle of wine and cosy wood fired stove.
Enjoy Water Sports for all the family at Lough Derg Water Sports. (Pre booking required). Then visit nearby Terryglass Village, feed the ducks and follow the Fairy Trail. Enjoy lunch / dinner at The Derg Inn in Terryglass Village, which includes a play area for the little ones.
Visit Portumna Forest Park with buggy friendly trails and a large picnic area. Next visit the recently refurbished Portumna Castle and Tearooms, followed by a not to be missed trip back in time to Famine Time Ireland at Portumna Workhouse Centre. Travel over the bridge and enjoy lunch / dinner at The Ferry Inn Bar.
Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park for a fun filled day of Medieval Mystery and Fairy Village Magic.
Next hit Funworld Bowling Alley and stop into the adjacent diner for some tasty treats. (Pre booking is a good idea)
Visit Birr Castle and Gardens with Irelands largest playground tree house, stunning gardens, a cute cafe and the great telescope with links to space discovery and scientific innovation.
Next visit The Stables Cafe / Shop for a bite and a little retail therapy.
Finally enjoy lunch / dinner at local Gastro Bar Kelly's Bar or Pizza at Cristiano's Pizzeria.
Visit the iconic Rock of Cashel and grab a tour.
Next on your way back stop in to Templemore Park and Fairy Trail including Playground and Pitch n Putt.
Then enjoy dinner at The Thatched Cottage outside Nenagh.
Visit Turoe Pet Farm with Inflatable City, Jungle Town and Indoor Sand Area. Enjoy a coffee and a treat in the cafe while the kids explore and play.
Enjoy dinner at Maggie May's restaurant in nearby Loughrea.
- Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the meandering country roads on the doorstep of The Calves Field. In summer months a walk down "The Calla" is a little explorers and nature lovers must.
- Checkout at 11am - late checkout available on request and when possible.
Note: Some activities may be limited due to Covid 19.