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2017... the ups and the downs

Posted by heatherloughlin on April 17, 2018 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (2673)

Hi-de-hi, campers! Welcome to my very late annual update on the 2017 happenings at Caravantasia. But it's better late than ever, don't you know. 

It was a busy busy year with plenty of lovely hen nights, including an amazing bunch of local ladies who arrived in a bus in torrential rain dressed in full 70s gear! They'd have needed more than a bit of rain to dampen their spirits.

In June we had a...

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2016... an exercise in randomness

Posted by heatherloughlin on January 31, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (82)

Hello and welcome to the latest musings of this very intermittent blog.  Before the 2017 season is upon us, I thought it might be an opportune time to look back on the happenings of last year. 

Randomness is the only thing that seems to be a constant in Caravantasia. We've had bookings from couples, hen parties, birthday parties, pretend WW2 soldiers, mud stompers, stone chippers and ecologists. It's kind of fun that way though ...

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Buck and Wilma Forever

Posted by heatherloughlin on May 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (232)

You see, I came across this white rabbit and followed him down a hole and ended up involved in all kinds of shenanigans. And THAT’s why I haven’t blogged in so long.

So, before I get arrested for crimes against blogging (not to mention all of that dodgy stuff that happened in Wond...

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Tea, Minister? You're WELCOME

Posted by heatherloughlin on July 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (158)

Tom took our little caravan, The Atom, on a road trip to Dublin yesterday, for the launch of Failte Ireland's new WELCOME STANDARD, which we're very proud to have been accredited to.  

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The Baking of Maggie's Kitchen

Posted by heatherloughlin on May 1, 2015 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (71)

BEHOLD! "Maggies Kitchen", our new outdoor eating area is now more than just a figment of our imagination. It's now looking more like the shabby old ruin that it's supposed to be.  The back story to Maggie and the Kitchen is here if you're at all interested. 

Over the last couple of weeks, Tom and ...

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The Trouble with Frogs

Posted by heatherloughlin on March 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (286)

Don’t get me wrong, I love frogs. Much of my youth was spent collecting frogspawn (it was legal in the 80's, along with most other stuff). I'd watch in wonder as the tadpoles grew arms and legs and then turned into frogs. Really… how do they do that??

My frogspawn obsession hasn’t waned much over the years and I will generally start stalking our two ponds around mid February to see if any frogspawn...

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Maggie's Kitchen

Posted by heatherloughlin on December 1, 2014 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (764)

Wooah, what happened there.... I was gone for a bit too long. Busy summer and [insert random excuse] stuff.

So, the caravans are all closed up for the year, but that doesn't mean that Tom and I are also in hibernation. There are THINGS happening!

As part of our planning permission for the site, we are allowed to build seven 'follies' i.e. things that may or may not have a purpose and may or may not ...

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From Car-au-vins to Caravanokes

Posted by heatherloughlin on September 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (9)

For once, I didn't have to think of a cringey blog title. It's already been done for me..... 

We are just back from a weekend at the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co. Laois and it seems fitting that Caravantasia should report back on the area of the festival that's known as Trailer Park. 

Trailer Park has grown in size ov...

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Always look on the bright side of lights

Posted by heatherloughlin on July 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (141)

Yowch! Could the title of a blog entry about solar lights be any more cheesey? (answer: probably... don't tempt me). 

Our 'ethos' for the site is to be as green as possible, but without forcing it down people's throats. We don't want to be all green and preachy and make our guests shower in recycled pond water*, but we do want to have as little impact as possible.

One of the ways we're doing th...

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Drum roll.... Caravantasia is OPEN!

Posted by heatherloughlin on July 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (740)

Phew, what a week it's been. We've had a small army of people here for the last week, helping us with the final push to get the site ready for the opening event, OUT OF THE WOODS, a day of tree-related events hosted on behalf of the Tipperary Green Business Network. 

It's been hard work... there have been long days, late nights and a few unexpected things to...

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