Camping and caravanning is very much back in vogue in Ireland.
According to the most recent Central Statistics Office figures, an increasing number of families are opting to escape the hectic pace of modern life by turning back towards a simpler type of holiday, enjoying the fresh air of the countryside and natural landscapes, in tents, caravans, camper vans, and motor homes.
To that end, fans of camping might be interested in learning more about the Irish Camping and Caravan Club.
Established in 1971, the club is a voluntary organisation that is open to families who love to camp and it currently has five branches - Leinster, Leeside, Shannonside, Corrib, and the Northern branch.
The Corrib branch was set up in 1991 and includes members from all over the Connacht region.
The club coordinates fun filled weekends, packed with multiple activities such as children’s sports, family quizzes, leisurely walks, and barbecues.
Regardless of the weather, the sun always shines on a weekend with the Corrib branch.
Twice a year, the five branches get together to holiday in Ireland and organise activities such as children's clubs, treasure hunts, volleyball, picnics, boules, fishing, golfing, beach parties and, of course, the all important barbecue - an absolute must to make any camping holiday complete.
The Irish Camping and Caravan Club is affiliated to the Internationale Federation de Camping et de Caravanning (FICC ) and probably the best known of the activities is its annual international camping and caravan rallies, which takes place in different countries throughout the world.
If you have a tent, caravan, or camper van, why not enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors with the Corrib branch.
For further information, contact the Corrib branch phone on (087 ) 1151518 or visit the website www.iccc.ie