If you have not experienced it yet, ‘glamping’ is a great way to go camping. There's no canvas, no rain worries, no hassle - and no hard work!
Instead you stay in ‘pods', bell tents, or shepherds huts in the unique pod village of Pod Umna, which is one of the most innovative and creative ‘glamp’ sites in the country. Situated in a calm and peaceful setting right in the heart of Portumna town, you're at most a two-minute walk from a host of friendly shops, pubs, and restaurants.
With private off-road parking you can stroll to the tour-guided castle, abbey, historic Famine poor workhouse and 1,500 acre Coillte forest park. Great for family outings, the park is full of wildlife, nature and bike trails, picnic areas on the shores of the River Shannon and Lough Derg. There is easy access for fishing, kayaking, and cruising, with a recreational swimming area recently awarded the prestigious blue flag.
The charming ‘pods’ are set in a tree-lined village landscape and are very comfortable and functional. Sleeping five, each fully insulated pod comes complete with mattresses and bed linen, power and heating, with deck area, table, and chairs.
On-site facilities include toilets, hot showers, drying room, meeting rooms, and kiddies' playroom. There’s a kitchen which is fully equipped with all the essential cooking and dining equipment and a dining room is available to residents around the clock if you want to self-cater.
Pod Umna offers adventurers low-cost camping-in-comfort all year catering for everyone - you can even request a themed glamping experience. How about a Hobbit village, Arabian nights, a winter wonderland, or even an army boot camp?
As if that is not enough, your stay can request a number of activities in the local area including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, water skiing, wind surfing, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, go-karting, and paintballing.
The village can also host a wide variety of residential courses, corporate events, and transition year breaks.
Here is your chance to win a one-night midweek summer break for a family of four including family bicycle hire, use of BBQ, late check-out plus family passes for tours of Portumna Castle and the Irish Famine workhouse.
This fantastic prize is worth in excess of €200. To enter text "Win" to (086 ) 8276416 with your name and details (T&Cs apply ).