Tuesday 21 May 2019

Glamping site gets go-ahead near Bunclody

Pádraig Byrne

The granting of planning permission for a new 'glamping' site at Kilbranish is being described as a major positive for Bunclody. As a result of the site's location just across the border, the application was made to Carlow County Council for the development and those behind the plans were delighted to see that it had gained the council's approval.

The application was made by Norman and Michelle Levingstone and consists of a total of eight glamping 'pods' which will offer customers the experience of camping in the picturesque foothills of Mount Leinster, without the misery of attempting to pitch tents in the rain.

Under the plans, the owners have also agreed to upgrade the existing entrance and access roads and will also build a main building that will consist of toilet facilities, a kitchen and a communal area.

Bunclody based councillor Barbara Anne Murphy has welcomed the development saying that accommodation of all types around Bunclody is to be welcomed.

'It's great to see that this has been granted planning permission by Carlow County Council,' she said. 'Accommodation is badly needed in Bunclody ever since we lost the (Millrace) hotel here. We have so much to offer to tourists in this area, but obviously, we'd like to be able to offer them somewhere to stay in the area. I think this is a great development and hopefully more will follow.'

Enniscorthy Guardian