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Carry on camping: Owners hope new-found craze for staycations will continue in future

Sector relishes surge in demand from first-time campers, writes Claire O’Mahony

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Owners Tuesday and Wes Pollington of Willowbrook Glamping and Hideaways in Roscommon. Photo Brian Farrell

Owners Tuesday and Wes Pollington of Willowbrook Glamping and Hideaways in Roscommon. Photo Brian Farrell

Conor Glennon owner of Summer Glamp in Wexford

Conor Glennon owner of Summer Glamp in Wexford

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Owners Tuesday and Wes Pollington of Willowbrook Glamping and Hideaways in Roscommon. Photo Brian Farrell

With international travel still up in the air this summer, more people are opting to camp, glamp and stay in caravans – and campsite owners hope staycationers will carry on camping.

Campsite owners said they noticed the surge in requests for reasonably priced accommodation at home from early on this year and have invested significantly in providing the best kind of facilities possible.


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