Our Story

In 2018 we celebrate 20 years in business. We started in 1998 as a green field site. Our first season we had 50 hardstands and an unfinished facilities building, and we have grown, improved and invested in our park year after year to be where we are now. Recent developments now mean that we have a lovey new playground and smooth tar on our roads all around the park, as you can see from the old and new photos.

The park was set up by Mike & Martina McDonnell on land that had been in the family for many generations and was used as a farm to supply our butcher shop.

The land would have been inaccessible to motorhomes and caravans had we not built the bridge over the River Lee. We were the first development along the Dan Spring Road apart from the Aqua Dome. Now we are surrounded by the Cinema, Tennis Courts, the Rose Hotel, the River walk and residential apartments.

In 2010 their daughter Jane joined the family business.

We all live onsite with Finn, our resident Black Labrador who we adopted from Luxemburg in 2011.

Latest Award 2018:

  • Finalist in the Irish Hospitality Awards in the Best Caravan Park Category
  • Finalist in The Kerryman Business Awards in the Best Family Run Business Category

Previous Awards

2017

  • The Kerryman Business awards runner up in Best Tourism Category.
  • Tralee Chamber Alliance Outstanding Business Contribution Award
  • Connect Kerry Women in Business Award Finalist in the Tourism Category

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

2011

  • Alan Rogers European Welcome Award“This award takes account of sites offering a particularly friendly welcome and maintaining a friendly ambiance throughout readers’ holidays’

2010

Best Inland Park Award from the Irish Caravan & Camping Council

2007

Best Large Park Award from the Irish Caravan & Camping Council

Alan Rogers Highly Commended Motor Home award

2006

Ambiance Award from the Irish Caravan & Camping Council

Fáilte Ireland Welcome Award

5 star Loo of the Year Award for our shower & toilet facilities

2005

Award of Excellence from the Irish Caravan & Camping Council

Alan Rogers Welcome Award Runner-up

Fáilte Ireland Welcome Award

2004

Alan Rogers Highly Commended award

Fáilte Ireland Welcome Award

2003

Best 4 star Park in Ireland from the Irish Caravan & Camping Council

Fáilte Ireland Welcome Award

2000

Best 4 star Park in Ireland from the Irish Caravan & Camping Council