The best darn eaterie west of Galway city Boy was I excited to get back to Connemara this July. The camp site was booked, the weather was glorious and the food mecca of Clifden beckoned. Little did I suspect that our most taste-buds exploding experience would be at a food truck! Inishwallah is an old London double-decker bus parked up in the westquarter of Inishbofin island serving delicious Indian fusion street food. We had heard about it at our camp site, so got the 11am ferry from Cleggan, arriving just before midday and headed straight there (about a 20 minute walk). I ordered the insanely good fish stew – delicious […]
Are you planning your first camping trip? Excellent choice my friend, you are about to have some fun! Below are a few helpful hints to avoid any major pitfalls.
An affordable but durable family tent that’s easy to set up This is our current family tent. We upgraded from our trusty but compact Coleman Sundome when we moved back to Ireland because the kids were bigger and the climate wetter. It ticks our 4 major boxes: 1. It fits us all, 2. it’s easy to put up, 3. it holds up to the unpredictable Irish weather and 4. has space to hang out in when it’s wet outside. Good fit for family of 5 The Vango Iris is divided in to a living and sleeping area. The sleeping area is actually a separate piece that hangs off the main […]
It’s not easy to remember everything when you go camping! There’s the usual stuff like the tent, sleeping bags and camping chairs you can get together in advance. But it’s the last minute things like the frying pan, phone charger or God forbid, the wine opener! that are so easy to forget when you’re rushing out the door. Of course your definitive camping list will change depending on time of year, who’s going with you and where etc. As a starting point, take a look at our core list for our family (2 adults, 3 children). Feel free to save (right click and save) or share it with friends. You’re […]
A lightweight gas camping stove with a selection of cooking surfaces After the tent, the camping stove is probably the most important piece of kit for a camping holiday. We spent a long time researching the best one for us. We wanted something small, sturdy and versatile – the Safari Chef ticked all those boxes. The Safari Chef is basically an adjustable burner plus a variety of cooking surfaces, all of which slot in snugly together when packed up in its carry bag. THE BITS EXPLAINED 1. The grill lid. It can also be flipped and used as a large pot for cooking stir-fries and other vegetables. 2. Aluminum non-stick […]