Rock Farm Slane Glamping Ireland is hidden in a grove of sculpted sycamore, aged and wizened oak, ash, chestnut and hawthorn forming natural enclosures around the yurts and shepherd’s huts. This grove is surrounded by an undulating wild meadow with an open flat pasture below perched on a ledge of land overlooking the turrets of the infamous Slane Castle. From here you drop down to a secret bathing spot on the mighty but languid River Boyne. This is Ancient land. This is Ireland
Rock Farm Slane Glamping offers you Luxury Ecotourism Camping on the River Boyne between April and November for fun-packed holidays or private events in one or all of our 5 yurts and 2 shepherds huts
We offer stays for everyone, from single travellers, couples and families visiting Slane, Newgrange (Bru Na Boinne), the River Boyne or The Boyne Valley, as well as those wanting to participate in adventure activities and large groups of up to 30 people in the yurts and shepherds huts. We can also host weddings, celebrations and corporate events with Farm Tours, Group Activities, Hosted BBQs and other options.
Central to the campsite you will find Le Shack. This is where our Toilets, Showers and Self Catering Kitchen Facilities can be found. While we call it Le Shack, it’s far from that… For more details on our camping facilities please see GLAMPING FACILITIES
Our Showers are gas heated offering lots of hot water for the morning or perhaps after an hours Kayaking on the River Boyne as part of our Active Hen package! Our toilets are in keeping with our Eco-tourism approach to the campsite and you may be surprised to find a compost loo or two in the block!
The main part of Le Shack is our kitchen-dining area where we have created quite a homely space for you to prepare food, eat and relax. With a fully equipped kitchen, large fridge, gas hob, wash up area – you will find it to be a home from home – or later in the evening the place to be for the party proper!
While we operate a self-catering campsite we are delighted to offer groups food packs which are one less thing to worry about and we will have ready for your arrival.
Due to Covid-19 our food packs are now limited to the following:
Pizza Pack – 2 x 12″ bases, mozarella and passata sauce with bacon lardons, Rock Farm chorizo or salami, organic greens (basil, spinach or rocket depending on the season) as well as red onion, peppers mushrooms and a pizza oven firewood pack to lit the pizza oven for your wood-fired self-catering experience – €15 per pack
Breakfast ingredients – we are no longer able to provide the self-catering breakfast packs. However we still have fresh organic eggs for sale at the Honesty Box (open all hours beside Reception) and you can pre-order (subject to availability via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 041 988 4861 10am to 4pm weekdays) sausages and bacon for your breakfast fry.
BBQ Meat & Salad ingredients– seasonal cuts of meat, sausages, ribs and or burgers are available from our Honesty Box or via pre-order from email@example.com for you to cook or BBQ yourself. The cuts are subject to what we have available and must be pre-ordered or you can take pot luck at the Honesty Box on your arrival.
Honesty Box – the Honesty Box is accessible 24/7 at reception and has a fridge with all our organic meat and veg from the farm as well as local cheeses and charcuterie. The wooden box carries our organic eggs, Hilda’s homemade chutneys and jams, Newgrange Gold Oils and Ariosa Organic coffee. To pay for your produce please pay at reception or leave exact change in the box or pay by the online payment methods listed at the box. For assistance out of office hours please call mobile contact number on your booking.
Farmer’s Market (Thursdays 10am to 2pm) If you are staying on Thursdays from May to September, we have a Farmer’s Market in the Hay Barn (big Green Barn) opposite reception every Thursday 10am to 4pm. You can pre-order meat and veg from the farm and other select local produce via firstname.lastname@example.org for collection on Thursday to Saturday from the Hay Barn.
Hosted BBQ – includes chef, all food, bread and salads and wash up of dishes afterwards – starting at €25pp (minimum numbers of 10 adults required), or just come prepared with your own food and make use of the kitchen facilities on site.
The tents and camping experience is offered to you in partnership with Ireland’s leading tent company Bohemia Tents who provide yurts and marquees for private and festival hire. It was on Chaz Preston’s suggestion that Carina and Alex Mount Charles began to look at glamping as part of their ecotourism offering and so Glamping was created in 2013.
Rock Farm Slane Glamping is a luxury eco campsite based on an organic farm and ecotourism project on the Slane Castle estate. The luxury eco campsite is situated on a beautiful hillside overlooking Slane Castle, enclosed in a secret grove of parkland trees overlooking meadows and the demesne woodlands on the North bank of the River Boyne. The Glamping boasts quick access to the beautiful Boyne Meadow along the River Boyne and the Boyne Navigation Ramparts Walk below which will take you into Slane or along the river to Navan. The parkland surrounding the boutique campsite is a designated Natural Heritage Area and Special Area of Conservation and includes an interesting bird population (herons, cormorants, egrets) and a thriving population of Irish hares who are often seen leaping across the field on their way to neighbouring pasture or woodland.
Our ethos is to offer you the best luxury camping experience while protecting and enhancing the local ecology. With that in mind, we will continue to provide the best habitat for the surrounding flora and fauna and introduce more people to the beauties of the Irish landscape. On the farm itself, we harvest our own rainwater and will process our waste water through natural systems which feed into a landscaped wetland. We intend to provide the majority of our energy needs from renewable energy. See our Ecotourism Policy section for more details.
For queries with regards to group bookings please contact us now:
(T) +353 41 988 4861
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