One of the Ring of Gullion’s latest tourism initiatives, Bluebell Lane Glamping site near Mullaghbane, is off to a flying start in its first season. Even though it only opened a few weeks ago, the fantastic weather has given this beautiful site a boost. Visitors can choose between wooden glamping pods, a quirky shepherds hut, a dramatic tepee and of course the traditional country cottages; the site also boasts an extensive wood-built playpark, picnic benches and bar-b-q sites. Padraig and Sharon who have developed the site are both artists, and their creativity shines through in the quality of the accommodation and furnishings. The site design and setting are also exceptional, and Padraig has taken on board the landscape values of the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership with whom he has worked closely to plant wildflowers, hedges, trees and to build a pond boosting the biodiversity of the site. The quality of the drystone walls within the site makes this vernacular boundary style a work of art in itself.
Bluebell Lane glamping has already hosted students from Spain on an exchange, an U12 GAA teambuilding weekend, walkers completing the Ring of Gullion Way, musicians, families on staycations and couples looking for a romantic get-away. Why not join these folk ahead of the crowds and have a taster of this amazing place on a midweek or weekend break this summer?