February 2020
Watch out for The Old Forge Glamping on RTE’s Great House Revival Show 23rd February with top conservation architect Hugh Wallace. The episode walks you through the building project undertaken by Lorcan and Belinda,
Feature in Sunday Independent Life Magazine Sunday 23rd February

January 2020

New Yurts and New Music

Happy New Year everyone and we hope you had a relaxing Christmas break.

In family news I am proud to say that my father at the age of 80 decided to take it upon himself to record Stille Nacht in three languages in order to raise funds for the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces. He is selling his cd through itunes and also by hard copy for €10 euro.

In glamping news we have decided to replace our bell tents with the more long standing yurt tents. We have ordered two new yurts and they are winging their way to us as I type which is really exciting. The new yurts will be more Mongolian in style with beautiful craft paintwork on the wooden crown. I can’t wait to see them erected. These tents will be the same size as our older yurt tents with a double and two single beds in each. They should be more spacious than the previous bell tents.

Sadly we had to say goodbye today to one of the more spectacular Beech trees. This magnificent tree had a fungus growing on its lower trunk which indicated an unhealthy tree and we cannot run the risk of such trees near our glamping site. Last year we felled a wonderful Chestnut tree in the glamping site and it is now a tree house for the children to play on. On a brighter note there will be plenty of wood for the campfires at the Old Forge Glamping this year for cooking your smores!

We have had a number of bookings already for season 2017 and we are very much looking forward to opening in April. If you wish to book a special occasion for your friends or family this year and you would like to take the campsite in exclusivity I recommend that you book as soon as possible.

Best wishes to you all
Lorcan, Belinda and Anna

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May 2019

Beautiful May and the Bluebells are out


It’s May and it is absolutely beautiful here right now at the Old Forge Glamping. We have been doing a lot of walking and riding out and the smell of the blackthorn and bluebells mixed is incredible. We seem to be having a gorgeous run of weather which has made glamping a lot of fun for the respective glamping bookings we’ve had so far. Lots of familiar faces returning to see us which makes us really happy. Glampers have been busy taking a walk down our old Oak wood and check out the magical bluebell paths. The fairies have also been very active under the Weeping Ash tree and the old Chestnut in the Lawnfield.

We had to buy 7 new hens as Mr fox decided to make a visit when the girls where just out and about foraging by the house wood. The new arrivals seem to be very tame and quite cheeky. We’ve also temporarily adopted Peter the donkey while our neighbour does some veterinary locum work around the country. Him and our Ned are getting along really well and it will be sad to see him go.


June is a gorgeous month to come as it is just before the Summer madness and there are no nasty wasps out yet. Of course for foragers, the elderflower will be here soon and everyone is welcome to pick as much as they wish.


Our two new yurts are looking really well and we are delighted with the lovely new beds we put into them. The new outside bar is also very cool for a few drinks over the campfire.


That’s all for right now


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 Bella our resident dog surveying the farm from a height -she loves the glamping season and is looking forward to seeing everyone out bbqing!

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We are open and so is our new log cabin
So delighted to be back in action for season 2020. The place looks better than ever with some recent additions. We have a beautiful new log cabin which sleeps up to 5 people inside. It is so warm and cosy and looks directly out on Lugnaquilla. There are few views to beat it.
We also have a gorgeous new raised platform/treehouse which is great fun for kids to play on and adults too as the views are stunning from on top of it. The only problem now is trying to get my nephews down from it to come in for their supper!
On The Munny Trail which is our equestrian path for horse owners, we have put in some new jumps which are riding really well.
So far we have had some lovely groups come and stay. We are looking forward to seeing you here soon.

Season 2020 is on the Way 

The snow drops and daffodils are out and winter is drawing to an end! We are looking forward to our next season of boutique campers at The Old Forge Glamping. We will be opening Easter weekend and this is an ideal time for hillwalkers and cyclists to make the most of the not so warm weather. This time last year a gang of us walked the final section of the Wicklow Way from The Berney Woods to Clonegal. There were 6 of us and probably the same amount of dogs. We had the best time ever! I would highly recommend getting a gang together for some really fantastic hill walking and glamping to kick off the year.

Please get in touch if you fancy making your booking with us now.



Easter 2020

People love to walk in the area at this time of the year. Tinahely Mangan’s Loop Walk is stunning as is Tomnafinogue Woods. We highly recommend Altamont Gardens for a nice walk too. The Rathwood Train is starting up for the season too and we are located within 4 miles of Rathwood. Also if you have a young family the Rathwood Train will be leaving from late March to the start of Apriland then the Teddy Bear’s picnic Train will run in April. A fantastic way for kids to enjoy a day out!