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16/06/2017

Best places to BBQ around Ireland

The weekend looks set to be a warm one so why not use the good weather to have a BBQ? Whether you’re well into your own BBQ season or you’re ready for the first one of the summer, Ireland is full of great locations to make it a fun day out for everyone. 

Remember, many public places do not allow coal BBQs but there are options around the country for using gas varieties like the Calor Mini BBQ

Curraghchase Forest Park in County Limerick

Curraghchase is a 609 acre forest park located in Kilcornan, just a short drive from Limerick City. There is plenty to entertain the family here with many walking and cycling trails, several playgrounds, and a lake with ducks and swans. BBQ facilities are set up near the main car park which makes it the perfect location to have a walk followed by some good food.

Glendalough in County Wicklow

Few places offer the views and setting that Glendalough does. It is one of the most popular visitor areas in Ireland, known for its two lakes and round tower. Coal BBQs are not permitted at Glendalough but luckily gas ones are. There are designated areas to cook at the picnic area overlooking the Upper Lake for a scenic lunch. 

Rathbeggan Lake in County Meath

Rathbeggan Lakes in Dunshaughlin, Meath gives you another chance to eat lakeside. It’s packed with all sorts of family fun - a bungee trampoline, rope challenge course, children’s train, and swan paddle boats all mean that there is hours of entertainment to be had here. Work up an appetite and then cook at one of several BBQ areas. Don’t forget that the lake is catch and release though! 

Powerscourt Waterfall in County Wicklow

Powercourt in Enniskerry is an ideal place to eat outside. Sit with views of Ireland’s highest waterfall for a relaxing afternoon of (hopefully) delicious food. BBQs are allowed, and there is plenty of space to go for a walk or even see some wildlife. You might spot all kinds of birds, red squirrels, and even sika deer. 

Malahide Castle, Dublin

Have a packed, interesting day by touring the historic Malahide Castle which dates right back to the 12th century. Then have a wander through the gardens - at 22 acres there’s a lot to choose from! BBQs can’t be brought into the gardens but they are allowed in other parts of the grounds.

Remember to always be respectful in public places and take all of your rubbish with you. After all, we want to keep these locations as great places to cook on a sunny day.

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Make sure you’re stocked up on cylinders for your gas BBQ and if you are looking for a great gas BBQ we have a full range in stock. 


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