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 Post subject: Re: Rathbeggan Lakes
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:18 am
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The back lake is where the serious fishing is done and as everyone knows the best time for fishing is daybreak and twilight. At those times it's quiet. Anyway, the beaches around the country are mobbed at weekends too, surely you don't expect someone else to be minding your kids? It's €2 entry. The same price as car access to Bettystown beach and you don't get to reserve a beach spot there either!
It's access to the nature spot that you're getting. If it's luxury, limited numbers and larger facilities you're looking for it's a country club you want and it'll cost a bit more than €2.

Yes it has become commercialised because they are self employed making their living from it. That is what one must do to put clothes on your kids back and food on the table.

On another note you don't have to go through the coffee shop to get to the lakeside, unless they've had to get very strict because of people not paying in. One person can go in, pay and come back out.

It does exactly what it says on the tin!


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Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:47 pm
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Was there today good day out but I have to say the wasps put a dampner on it, my DH ate his roll running around the lake, he was packing up the food as i'm trying to make my roll, swarms of the buggers!!!

Will definitley go earlier in the year next year, bring my own nets, waterguns etc expensive to do everthing if you have a few kids.

€2 each In
€5 bouncy area
€4 jumping trampoline
€2 face paint
€5 paddle boats
€15 fishing
€10 BBQ
And a few other things to do around


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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:38 am
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We probably passed each other by today Goingagain :) I was there today with DD too. It was an impromtu visit and yes it was definitely wasp territory - it is that time of year though. They're starting to die off.

Had a lovely afternoon, tried out the Hamster Roller on the lake, DD was on the Bungee Trampoline and the climbing wall. We didn't bother with the face painting or the bouncy castle area. Booked in her birthday party for next month. As I wouldn't be outlaying for all the additional activities etc., on the day of her party, I figured I'd spoil DD today. She had a lovely time and was absolutely exhausted after climbing the big hill at the back.

Disappointed that the water zone was moved and the other fee paying activities put in it's place at the lakeside but its still onsite, up the back by the playground so not too bad.


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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:39 am
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I was there yesterday with two other MM's, everyone had a ball. I'd highly recommend it ! It's much cheaper than tayto park, and the kids have just as much fun. I was looking at the facebook page last night, it seems some kids netted a turtle out of the lake :lol:

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:00 am
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That's mad Bambii, you just don't know who could be a MM :lol: Yeah we were there for the turtle find!!!

We didn't do the hamster roll or climb the hill or anything on the lake for that matter, my DH thought we'd never leave with the wasps!! I'll definitley visit again and do all that stuff we didn't do. I seen the water gun maze alright nobody using it.

Do you mind me asking how much the birthday package is and what it includes?


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Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:02 am
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Niamhx wrote:
I was there yesterday with two other MM's, everyone had a ball. I'd highly recommend it ! It's much cheaper than tayto park, and the kids have just as much fun. I was looking at the facebook page last night, it seems some kids netted a turtle out of the lake :lol:


D'you know I reckoned you guys were MM's...don't know what made me think it. You were bbq'ing beside the lake and the kiddies were having a ball feeding the ducks with their burger buns.........was that ye? :D

Goingagain, there's no 'package' for the birthdays. I just told him I was coming *lol*
Last year I paid €2 for each child - they didn't charge me for the adults who accompanied them.
I bought a pinkeen net each - €2 {they're €3 this year, in bulk}
A small water pistol - €2
And they threw in a pedalo ride for anyone who wanted to go - not everyone did
€6 a head + the food
This year it'll be €5 a head + the food but I think there'll probably be a couple more kids because DD is at school now...... :huh:

I hired a bbq for €10 and they gave me two.
I brought the food in tinfoil cartons with me. I did cocktail sausages {pre-cooked}, beef, pork and turkey balls, carrot sticks and sweet potatoe wedges - a carton for each. I just bunged them, carton and all, stacked two high, on to the bbq and closed the lid. I gave them a shake up every five minutes or so and they were done in 20mins.

I printed off a sheet of insects for each of the kids, gave them a pencil and sent them and their parents off around the lakes hunting. Food was done when they came back. We'd pedalo rides before having the picnic and then each empty plate got a water pistol. They changed into swimsuits/old clothes and drowned each other in the water zone.

Some of us brought dinner too, and some parents came in to join the family after work. We bbq'd our dinner and were there 'til after 8pm.

This year, with all the 'added attractions', I have to be practical so I'm giving each child a ticket for either the climbing wall, the bungee trampoline or the hamster cage. It'll be up to them which they pick. I'll advise them to bring water pistols/nets, change of clothes etc., and do the same as last year.


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Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:45 am
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Bambi that wasn't us. BBQ's with a 9yr old, two under two, and three three year olds just don't work ! unless your parshall to fried children :lol: We spent most of our time over at the bouncy castle's. We took them down to the lake for an icecream and a run around, they spent most of their time running up and down the hill, getting filthy :D

Your party sounds like every little kids dream, must keep that in mind for ds next year :bigups:

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Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:11 am
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Sounds brilliant, you have it all organised!! I'll defo consider it in June for my DD's birthday!

Think Niamhx was there the day before us. I had a dress on full of lemons not hard to miss lol did you spot me?


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 Post subject: Re: Rathbeggan Lakes
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:37 am
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Hello,

I'm thinking of a vacation plan where I see beautiful lakes view clouds touch the mountain & so on.
Is this place better for adventure vacation???
Suggest me a better option...
Thanks in Advance...

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:04 am
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Hello,

Thanks for the information about Rathbeggan Lakes. I'm waiting for the feedback of the lake because I will plan for my daughter birthday event. If this lake according to me then I'm thinking about it.
Thanks...

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