Take a mid-week Micro Adventure

Take a mid-week Micro Adventure

Adventure is not as expensive or time-consuming as you might think. In fact, adventure is more a state of mind than anything else and something which is easily accessed at any moment in time. Take Alastair Humphrey’s for example, a renowned British Adventurer and the pioneer of Micro adventures.

Through first-hand experience, this popular figure in the UK has spent the past four years encouraging adults and children alike, to get outside more often and to start exploring their local environment as opposed to spending any more time lusting after far flung places on the other side of the world. Alastair is a very articulate fellow, well-educated and experienced in the great outdoors but in contrast, his message to the general public is that these adventures are available at any time and for any cost.

Micro Adventures
True to the name, a micro adventure is short, simple, local and cheap, while still retaining all the same rewarding traits of a long or more expensive journey.  In fact, the entire concept of a micro journey revolves around the fact that adventures do not always require a lengthy duration of time and they do not need to cost money. Affordable and requiring the absolute minimum amount of preparation, a micro adventure is the best way to simplify a break from normality and venture into a new experience.

 

When to take your next adventure
So when is the best time to take an adventure? Although the weekend is usually the easiest time of the week to organize a trip some place, this does not necessarily apply when it comes to micro adventures. After all, the concept openly encourages people to get outside more often, regardless of time. Local and easily accessible, the west of Ireland is an idyllic destination to take a mid-week trip and furthermore, glamping is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the local environment. Although most people will confine their travel escapades to the weekend, it must also be considered that accommodation is sometimes cheaper midweek, not to mention how it also guarantees you will miss the crowds, and noise in general.  

Just starting an adventure
As you can see above, Alastair Humphrey’s has set about eliminating the excuses and making adventure seem so accessible that it challenges people as to the reasons they cannot take one. However, as with any new experience or journey, starting is often the hardest part and the most daunting step to take. In this sense, it is usually best to set a date and stick to it
Yes, you can procrastinate about the uncertain nature of going somewhere new or ponder your lack of experience when it comes to the outdoors or adventure in general, but really, there are simply no excuses when it comes to a micro adventure. Simply put, micro adventures can be spontaneous trips and a sure way of injecting a little more excitement into life in the city.

So why don’t wait for summer, forget about the weekend, and start planning a midweek adventure into the beautiful west of Ireland – Cheap, local and easily organized; there’s really no good reason not to take one.

Aran Camping Glamping is currently offering both a Spring and Autumn mid – week offer. Book during the week for two nights and get the third night free. Check it out here.

 

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Aran Camping Glamping is conveniently located in the center of The Wild Atlantic Way. It is accessible from both Doolin (The Cliffs of Moher) and Rossaveal (Galway / Connemara).
Sligo Galway  -  Connemara -  Doolin -  Cork

 


Aran Holiday Village Campsite and Glamping Self Catering Units are situated on Inis Mor,
the largest of the three Aran islands at the mouth of Galway Bay on the Atlantic coast of Ireland.
Inis Mor is an outstandingly beautiful island, a world heritage site renowned
for its stunning landscape and cultural heritage.

Frenchman's Beach, Kilronan, Inis Mor, The Aran Islands, County Galway
Email: arancampingglamping@gmail.com
Telephone: 086 189 5823

 

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10 Reasons to go Glamping in Co. Galway

10 Reasons to go Glamping in Co. Galway

Few experiences offer the same rewards as camping or glamping in Ireland. Far from bustling city and deep in the midst of the iconic Wild Atlantic Way, glamping in Galway is the perfect way to take time out of the busy world in which we live and embrace the natural surroundings in the West of Ireland. That said here are ten more reasons to go glamping in Galway:

10 Reasons to go Glamping in Galway

 

1.    Glamping is a relatively new experience
Are we stating the obvious when we say that glamping is different to staying at a hotel? Maybe, but at the same time the rewards of choosing to go glamping in Galway as opposed to staying in a hotel cannot be understated. You will find reasons on this list as for why glamping can be such an appealing option but simply put, glamping is a relatively new prospect for many people, and this should be one of the first reasons to go glamping in Galway. After all, travel is all about new experiences.

2.    Escape distractions and feel centred
It should go without saying that camping and outdoor adventures are easy ways to leave busy or city living behind and immerse yourself in nature. Staying in a hotel has advantages of course, mostly in terms of comfort, but glamping in Galway will leave you feeling centred and far from distractions.

3.    The perfect location for a break in the west of Ireland
Galway city is a very musical and cultural destination but in terms of location, Galway County is perfectly located to visit many nearby destinations. Take the Burren for example, the cliffs of moher or Connemara; these are some of Ireland’s most incredible places to visit and they are all within easy reach while glamping in Galway.

4.    Glamping in Galway is affordable
Not only is glamping a comfortable option, but affordable too. Forget the five star hotels in which you spend a minimal amount of time and feel confident in the value of a glamping trip. Prices are often a fraction of nearby hotels although that being said, price is just one of many reasons to go glamping in Galway.

5.    Galway is on the ocean
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6.    Ease of access
Galway’s is easy to reach from all corners of the emerald isle. Just a two hour drive from Dublin and almost every other part of the country, Galway is blessed with an excellent road infrastructure and transport system which ensures a short travel time and straight forward navigation.

7.    Glamping is surprisingly comfortable
We mentioned how hotels are sometimes chosen for the sake of comfort but if the truth be told, glamping can be just as comfortable. Yes, not everyone wants to sleep in a tent or live without showers; glamping facilities can provide luxurious beds, appliances and modern facilities which would not look out of place in a quality hotel in Galway.

8. Recharge and refresh
We don’t need statistics to support the benefits of getting outside as much as possible. Exercise and the great outdoors is only a good thing concerning health. In this sense, glamping is a great opportunity to refresh, recharge, and regenerate amidst natural surroundings before returning to the busy and modern life we live in.

9.    Experience the minimalist lifestyle
Statistics and studies show that reduced possessions and materials can drastically reduce stress and increase happiness. Leave the electronic gadgets and luxury items at home, as you experience a minimalist lifestyle with few distractions and an entirely stress free environment.  

10. It’s the same as camping, but different
Many people love the idea of getting outdoors more often and explore the surrounding nature trails, but it is often the prospect of putting up a tent or sleeping without basic facilities that put them off. If you go glamping in Galway, you can have the best of both worlds, including a shower and cup of tea in the morning, before getting outside for a few hours trekking in the afternoon.

May Wishes Come True

May Wishes Come True

No, not Theresa’s – she will be hoping for a landslide in early June.  We’re thinking more of the month of May, starting with the Bank Holiday weekend.  If you didn’t manage a getaway during the Easter holidays, why not head for the great outdoors now?  Specifically, come glamping on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

 “Don’t you know what that is? It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want–oh, you don’t quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! It seems to you that mainly what you want is to get away; get away from the same old tedious things you’re so used to seeing and so tired of, and set something new. That is the idea; you want to go and be a wanderer; you want to go wandering far away to strange countries where everything is mysterious and wonderful and romantic.” wrote Mark Twain in “Tom Sawyer, Detective”.  Not all of us can be as adventurous as Tom Sawyer but we can identify with his longing for new experiences.  Getting away is good for the soul.

 Getting away and keeping some creature comforts is an even more attractive prospect; experience the great outdoors without grappling with pegs and a groundsheet at our eco-friendly, purpose-built Glampsite just five minutes away from Kilronan pier.  Our units accommodate 4 persons and are a great deal cosier than the monastic beehive huts after which they were named “Clocháin”.  The huts are self-contained and situated across the road from a sandy shore in a newly-appointed green site suitable for self-catering holidaymakers.

 Self-catering gives you many options:  free from a mealtime schedule, you can eat what and when you please.  Go a little mad this May.  Have a bacon butty on the beach at break of day, binge on a breakfast roll, bring a baguette and some cheese on the carrier of your bike and explore the island in your own time.  Spring fever or Maytime magic, you can enjoy Inis Mór at your own pace and return to the tranquility of the Glampsite for restful nights.  At Aran Camping and Glamping, we want you to have a memorable experience.

 We’ll do our best to make your stay special.  We may not be able to make your wishes come true but they just might, anyway. 

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Aran Holiday Village Campsite and Glamping Self Catering Units are situated on Inis Mor,
the largest of the three Aran islands at the mouth of Galway Bay on the Atlantic coast of Ireland.
Inis Mor is an outstandingly beautiful island, a world heritage site renowned
for its stunning landscape and cultural heritage.

Frenchman's Beach, Kilronan, Inis Mor, The Aran Islands, County Galway
Email: arancampingglamping@gmail.com
Telephone: 086 189 5823

 

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Sligo Glamping

Sligo Glamping

From Sligo to go Glamping on the Aran Islands, if you are taking public transport you would need to get a bus to Galway City which is around 1.5 hours. In Galway City you would need to switch and get a bus to Rossaveal. The ferry companies have an inexpensive bus service to Rossaveal.

If you are going by from Sligo it would be advisable to take the scenic route and head towards Castlebar and Westport. This direction will take you down through Connemara which has incrediable scenery. However it is advisable to use Sat-Nav in the as it is easy to take the wrong turn in Connemara . The driving time from Sligo through Connemara and Rossaveal is about 1.5 hours.

 

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Aran Holiday Village Campsite and Glamping Self Catering Units are situated on Inis Mor,
the largest of the three Aran islands at the mouth of Galway Bay on the Atlantic coast of Ireland.
Inis Mor is an outstandingly beautiful island, a world heritage site renowned
for its stunning landscape and cultural heritage.

Frenchman's Beach, Kilronan, Inis Mor, The Aran Islands, County Galway
Email: arancampingglamping@gmail.com
Telephone: 086 189 5823

 

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Glamping on The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s 2500km coastal touring driving/cycling route – a spectacular range of land and sea, along the scenic west of Ireland’s magestic coastline. The Aran Islands are on the Wild Atlantic Way and thus can be added to an itinerary if one wishes to explore Irelands Islands.

The Wild Atlantic Way’s world-famous coastal route includes seven of Ireland’s counties, taking in some breathtaking scenery along the way. The Aran Islands are located in the County Galway section of the Wild Atlantic Way

The following are detailed route maps and guides for each county on the Wild Atlantic Way.

  1. Cork
  2. Kerry
  3. Clare
  4. Galway
  5. Mayo
  6. Sligo and Leitrim
  7. Donegal

The Wild Atlantic Way suits those with an agenda from a couple of days to a few weeks. The Wild Atlantic Way has everything, in excess of 1,000 Attractions; in excess of 2,500 exercises including strolling, cycling, kayaking, surfing, angling and that’s just the beginning, in excess of 50 Blue Flag shorelines, about 20 long separation strolls, over 120 Golf courses and over 500 celebrations and occasions to appreciate amid every year.

The Atlantic coastline of Ireland has captivated and bewildered guests who leave in awe of how this coastline has characterized Ireland. The Wild Atlantic Way recounts the story of the seascape and its kin including Surfers, Swimmers, Kayakers, Adventurers and Activity aficionados, Artists, Story Tellers, Seaside towns, Fishermen, Farmers, The Islanders, Colorful cabins and Windswept Lighthouses. Actually for the Native Irish and emigrates returning home, the memories of summer occasions in Castlecove, The Gaeltacht in Connemara, The Caravan Parks, swimming and snorkeling, kelp showers in Sligo. All these memories serve as a transitional experience on the Wild Atlantic Way.

 

The Wild Atlantic Way course cooks up a course of emotions for travelers of all ages and tastes. Take off and experience the true Ireland.

– The Wild Atlantic Way is one of the longest characterized and marked traveler courses on the planet at roughly 2,750 km (1,700 miles) long.

– the Wild Atlantic Way will likewise have spots to stop and take in beautiful perspectives and in excess of 150 focuses for travelers along the way.

– Begining in the Inishowen Peninsula in region Donegal close fringe with Northern Ireland and Derry City the Wild Atlantic Way ventures to every part of the whole west drifting throught provinces Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry and closes in the beautiful town of Kinsale in Cork.

– You can join the Wild Atlantic Way at any number of focus points along its length, complete it in either heading and delight in the numerous shorter side circles and many attractions, strolls, cycles and spots to stay and see along the Wild Atlantic Way.

– The Wild Atlantic Way furnishes guests with dazzling views every step of the way and giving them a chance to experience the wild nature of Irelands Atlantic shore be it brilliant daylight or the significantly more amazing tremendous Atlantic swells battering the coast amid terrible climate.

– At in excess of 2,500 km the Wild Atlantic Way will overshadow other picturesque driving courses like the Ring of Kerry (170km), The Great Ocean Road in Australia (250km) and the Garden Route in South Africa (200km) however will likewise give shorter (100km to 300km) side circle grand drives along the coast.

 

 

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Sligo Galway  -  Connemara -  Doolin -  Cork

 


Aran Holiday Village Campsite and Glamping Self Catering Units are situated on Inis Mor,
the largest of the three Aran islands at the mouth of Galway Bay on the Atlantic coast of Ireland.
Inis Mor is an outstandingly beautiful island, a world heritage site renowned
for its stunning landscape and cultural heritage.

Frenchman's Beach, Kilronan, Inis Mor, The Aran Islands, County Galway
Email: arancampingglamping@gmail.com
Telephone: 086 189 5823

 

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Galway Glamping

Galway Glamping

Galway has established itself as an extremely popular tourist destination. Galway is only 1.5 hours from the Aran Islands and so when coming to Glamp or camp here you have a couple of choices. You could drive or take a bus to Rossaveal which is a village in the Connemara area of County Galway, Ireland and it the main ferry port for the Aran Islands in Galway Bay. It is about 38 kilometres (23 mi) from Galway city and there are regular bus services from Galway with the Ferry companies at very reasonable rate. The bus ride takes 50 minutes from Galway and is a pleasant and scenic journey. For those who rent a car there is ample parking at a designated carpark. Rossaveal is accessible from any point in Connemara and venturing down from Westport and the Wild Atlantic way is scenic journey in itself. There is also a restaurant and Accommodation in Rossaveal itself which in itself is a pleasant village.

The city also bears the nickname “The City of the Tribes” (Irish: Cathair na dTreabh) because “fourteen tribes” of merchant families led the city in its Hiberno-Norman period. The term tribes was often a derogatory one in Cromwellian times. The merchants would have seen themselves as Irish gentry and loyal to the King. They later adopted the term as a badge of honour and pride in defiance of the town’s Cromwellian occupier
In 2007, Galway was named as one of the eight “sexiest cities” in the world. A 2008 poll ranked Galway as the 42nd best tourist destination in the world, or 14th in Europe and 2nd in Ireland (behind Dingle). It was ranked ahead of all European capitals except Edinburgh, and many traditional tourist destinations (such as Venice).
Music
Galway has a vibrant and varied musical scene. As in most Irish cities traditional music is popular and is kept alive in pubs and by street performers. Notable bands from Galway include The Saw Doctors and The Stunning. Galway Early Music Festival presents European music from the 12th to the 18th century. It encourages not only music, but also dance and costumes. The festival involves both professional and amateur musicians.
Galway city is a major centre for traditional Irish music. Traditional and contemporary music can be heard at numerous locations around the city. Among the more notable are The King’s Head on High Street, Tigh Neachtáin and The Quays on Quay Street, Róisín Dubh and Monroe’s Tavern on Lr Dominic Street.Irish language
Galway City has a reputation among Irish cities for being associated with the Irish language, music, song and dancing traditions. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘Bilingual Capital of Ireland’, although like elsewhere in the Republic of Ireland, inhabitants converse mostly in English. The city is well known for its “Irishness”, mainly because it has on its doorstep the Galway Gaeltacht. Irish theatre, television and radio production and Irish music form a component of Galway city life, with both An Taibhdhearc, the National Irish Language Theatre, in Galway city itself, while TG4 and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta headquarters are in the Connemara Gaeltacht elsewhere in County Galway.
 
Galway – The Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way drive along the Galway coast takes no less than 2 days to finish yet 2 weeks would be perfect to appropriately absorb the area.

Top Attractions on the Galway Stage of the Wild Atlantic Way
The accompanying is a rundown of the main 40 Attractions and ‘Things to See and Do’ on the Wild Atlantic Way from south to north beginning at Kinvarra with bounty all the more not specified here:
Kinvarra – Dunguaire Castle and Medieval Banquet
Galway City, Eyre Square, Spanish Arch, Latin Quarter, Lynch Memorial and Quay Street
Galway Festivals – Galway Races, Arts Festival, Tedfest Aran Islands – Fr. Ted and others
Salthill Promenade and Beach
Spiddal Village and Beach
Rossaveel and Carraroe Beach
Lettermore Island
Ship or fly to the novel Aran Islands – strolling, cycling and the sky is the limit from there
Roundstone
Errisbeag Mountain (300m) Walk for grand perspectives over Roundstone
Ballyconneely Beaches and Links Golf Course
Sky Road Scenic Drive
Derroura Mountain Bike Trails
Killary Harbor
Steed riding on Connemaras Beaches
Connemara National Park
Glencoaghan Horseshoe Loop Walk, Galway
Kylemore Abbey
Muckanaght, Benfree and Benbaun Loop Walk, Galway
Derrigimalagh Bog and Nature Reserve
The Wild Atlantic Way is Irelandsdriving course along the whole west bank of Ireland from Donegal in the north to Cork in the south. In the event that you are searching for an occasion agenda from a couple of days to a few weeks, look no further as the Wild Atlantic Way course has everything. From bluff top perspectives to extraordinary climbs and from noteworthy urban areas to picture impeccable beachfront towns and a percentage of the best surfing on the planet, the Wild Atlantic Way drive is ideal for voyagers of all ages and tastes. Back off and experience the true Ireland.
– The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest marked beachfront traveler course on the planet at give or take 2,750 km (1,700 miles) long.
– You can join the Wild Atlantic Way at any number of focuses along its length, complete it in either bearing and delight in the numerous shorter side circles and many attractions, strolls, cycles, golf, angling, surfing, swimming and spots to stay and see along the Wild Atlantic Way.

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Aran Camping Glamping is conveniently located in the center of The Wild Atlantic Way. It is accessible from both Doolin (The Cliffs of Moher) and Rossaveal (Galway / Connemara).
Sligo Galway  -  Connemara -  Doolin -  Cork

 


Aran Holiday Village Campsite and Glamping Self Catering Units are situated on Inis Mor,
the largest of the three Aran islands at the mouth of Galway Bay on the Atlantic coast of Ireland.
Inis Mor is an outstandingly beautiful island, a world heritage site renowned
for its stunning landscape and cultural heritage.

Frenchman's Beach, Kilronan, Inis Mor, The Aran Islands, County Galway
Email: arancampingglamping@gmail.com
Telephone: 086 189 5823

 

ONLINE BOOKING

 

© Copyright 2016 Aran Camping Glamping. All Rights Reserved.

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