About Us

Nestled into a naturally wooded site with extensive views of the Wicklow mountains, our Glampsite has been kept as natural and eco friendly as possible. This gives you a real close-to-nature experience. Sheep, horses, ponies, hens and ducks all graze nearby while you look out over our breathtaking scenery.

Bring your Horse on Holiday

Featured in the Irish Independent as one of Ireland’s Top Equestrian Holiday venues.

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We are located on the Wicklow Way Walk which offers some of Ireland’s most magnificent hillwalking and nature watching opportunities.

Walking in the Area

As The Old Forge Glamping is set on the Wicklow Way Walk. there are numerous beautiful walks from the farm. If you follow the yellow arrows you will hike on the farm for an hour with stunning views over Lugnaquilla and Mount Leinster. If you follow the red arrows you will hike for approximately 2.5 hours taking in a Motte and Bailey, an erratic stone deposit from the ice age, a 18th century police barracks which saw significant actions during the 1798 rebellion, the memorial stone of Christabel and Peter Bielenberg, Christmas trees, the oak wood and much wildlife.
If you are interested in foraging you will love coming across crab apple trees, wild mushrooms, watercress, Angelica, blackberries, wild garlic, elderflower, dandelions, sloes, elderberries, rosehips, sweet chestnuts and much more. In addition to this you can stop off in the Crablane Pub which is just a 10 minute walk from the red trail.

Other hikes from the farm include Moylisha Hill which is the home of Leaba Na Sidhe or ‘The bed of the fairies’, a megalithic wedge tombs and one of only three on the east coast of Ireland.

Handy Phone List


Sharoe Bistro Clonegal
Highly recommend but pre-booking a must. Stephanie 053 937 5636

Directions: Out gate left and through x road. Left at T junction. Right at T junction. Left at Blacklion xroads. Straight til you hit the main road then left into Clonegal Village. Upon entering Village turn left passed Huntington Castle and Sharo is located on your right hand side.

Mount Wolsely Hotel
Tullow Bar and Restaurant and Spa – 059 918 0100

Riverbank Tullow
059 915 2944 or Macreddin Village Aughrim 040236444

Take Away Pizza – Benny’s
059 915 1885


Thrive Cafe Tullow
Tinahely Farm Shop

Afternoon Tea

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

Pre-Dinner Pub Drink

The Dying Cow and Crablane

Entertainment/ Fun days out

Rathwood Train and music events – Patrick Keogh 059 915 6285

Chocolate Garden of Ireland Chocolate making workshops – Mary and Jim – 059 648 1999

Huntington Castle – Clonegal – Alex – 053 937 7160

Altamont Gardens – Ballon – Robert – 059 915 9444

Clara Lara Funpark – Rathdrum – 040 446 161

Mangans Loop or Tomnafinogue Woods Walking/Hiking – Wicklow Way Walk from the farm here


Ballymoney Beach near Gorey