Trabolgan Holiday Village

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Trabolgan Holiday Village
Trabolgan Holiday Village is located in Ireland
Trabolgan Holiday Village
Trabolgan Holiday Village
Location Whitegate, Midleton, County Cork
Coordinates 51°47′55″N 8°14′09″W / 51.798691°N 8.235810°W / 51.798691; -8.235810
Subsequent names Trabolgan
Opening date June 14, 1985; 31 years ago (1985-06-14)
Residences 344
Restaurants 2
Other Facilities Indoor sports complex, an indoor swimming pool
Total site area 140 acres (0.57 km2)

Trabolgan is a self catering holiday village located in the civil parish of Trabolgan, County Cork in the Republic of Ireland and is situated on a 140-acre (0.57 km2) site which was a former country estate. The holiday camp was registered on May 1, 1984 (1984-05-01).[1] The present Trabolgan was officially opened on June 14, 1985 (1985-06-14) by Matt McNulty who was the Director General of Bord Failte.[2]


Pontin's Trabolgan[edit]

Trabolgan first opened in 1948 by British holiday camp company, Pontin's. Pontin's built over 100 chalets, a dance hall and an outdoor swimming pool, and the development was initially successful at attracting British holiday makers.[2]

Scoil na nÓg[edit]

Trabolgan was not successful in the longer term however, and it was converted into a boy's boarding school, Scoil na nÓg, operated by Gaedhealachas Teo from 1959 through 1973.[2]

Trabolgan Holiday Village[edit]

In 1975, the Trabolgan estate was purchased by a Dutch Coal and Metal Industry Pension Fund and a small holiday development consisting of 30 houses, bar and clubhouse was opened in 1980, catering mainly for the Continental market. The decision to extend the village to include a Main Centre and a wide range of facilities was taken in 1983 and building was completed in 1985. The site was put up for sale in 2000,[3] and purchased by Trevor Hemmings in 2002.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Trabolgan Holiday Centre Ltd | Irish Legal & Business Services Company & Director Check". Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  2. ^ a b c "History of Trabolgan". 
  3. ^ Fagan, Jack (18 October 2000). "Trabolgan complex put on the market with £20m-plus price tag". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Troy, Catherine (4 May 2004). "Leisure-savvy Briton plotting a 'sequel' to Trabolgan's fairytale". Irish Independent. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 

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Coordinates: 51°47′47″N 8°14′06″W / 51.796443°N 8.234888°W / 51.796443; -8.234888