My family and I stayed at the Glen of Aherlow campsite at the end of June to celebrate the kids finishing school for the summer. We were with two other faimilies with a total 6 adults and 10 children with us.
The campsite is located in the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and has good facilities.However this campsite is NOT Family Friendly. We have stayed in many campsites all over Ireland, U.K and France an are seasoned campers but I have never been met with the rudeness of George the owner of the campsite. The children were cycling around on their bikes, playing ball games climbing tress ( basically being children) On our second night while preparing dinner the owner approached us and in a very aggressive manner told us that our kids were causing trouble, disturbing other guests. We were sure they must have done something wrong. We said we would talk to them. He continued in a very aggressive manner to tell us to keep them up in a small section that they were not allowed to cycle around or leave our immediate area.
On further investigation we found that he had approached two of our young children age 2 and 3 who were drawing out lines in the pea gravel that their behaviour was totally unacceptable. Of course being so young they did not know what he was saying only that he scared them. The intimidation from the owner continued as he sat in his small car and watched our children as they played. We felt totally uncomfortable and under inspection for the remainder of our stay we left early the next day.
As I said we have never come across this before anywhere we have stayed. We will be returning again to Tipperary in the next few weeks but not to this campsite rather one that we have stayed with on many times before.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spectacular scenery, top class amenities and a warm welcome await you here at The Glen of Aherlow Caravan & Camping Park. This Park is situated right in the heart of one of the most picturesque valleys in Ireland. Surrounded as it is by woodland and farmland the Park offers a quiet and relaxing holiday in a country environment. ... more less