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The ultimate guide to camping in Ireland
Discover the best places to go camping all over Ireland.
Escape into nature in a vintage caravan or put up a tent with seascape views. Toast marshmallows under the stars in Donegal or wake to the sound of birds in Clare. Unforgettable experiences await across the country’s many camping and caravan parks, from the traditional to the extraordinary.

Discover the best camping in Ireland and plan your next trip into the great outdoors.

Enjoy a classic camping holiday

Roundwood Caravan and Camping Park, Wicklow

Go camping in Wicklow and embrace a slower pace of life at Roundwood Caravan and Camping Park. Pitch your tent in the highest village in Ireland and set off on foot around the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Satisfy an empty stomach after a full day of exploring with a hearty meal in The Roundwood Inn; this cosy spot dates back to the 17th century.

Blue lake set in the middle of rolling green hills in the Wicklow Mountains, Wicklow.
Set up camp in the scenic Wicklow Mountains.

The Trading Post Camper Park, Wexford

Experience the best of both worlds in the Sunny South East with a seaside holiday and camping trip in one at The Trading Post Camper Park. Discover this scenic caravan park between two of Wexford’s best beaches, Morriscastle and Curracloe. Spend a day swimming in the sea and wash the sand away with a hot shower back at the campsite.

Two people walking up the sand dunes at Curracloe Beach in Wexford.
Make a trip to the seaside in sunny Wexford.

North Beach Caravan Park, Dublin

Visit Dublin and see a different side of the capital from North Beach Caravan Park in Rush. Watch the sun rise over the Irish Sea before meandering along the cliff paths on a gentle hike. Pick up a jar of homemade jam for breakfast at the local Skerries Mills Farmers Market, it’s open every Saturday in Skerries Mills. Keen golfers can’t leave without checking out Rush Golf Club - tee up on the nine hole course and admire stunning views of Lambay Island.

Blue windmill behind a stone wall at Skerries Mills in Dublin.
Check out the magnificent windmill in Skerries.

Boyles' Caravans and Camping Ground, Donegal

Enjoy evenings toasting marshmallows by the fire at Boyles' Caravans and Camping Ground in west Donegal. Bed down in a comfy caravan or bring your tent and wake up to the sound of the sea. Look out for pods of dolphins and basking sharks when you go camping in the County of the Gaels. Campers can spot these magical creatures from Narin and Portnoo Beach, just a three-minute walk away from the campsite.

Dolphin swimming in the water in Donegal
Look out for dolphins in Portnoo.

Valentia Island Caravan and Camping Park, Kerry

Hit refresh in a truly unique setting and pitch your tent at Valentia Island Caravan and Camping Park for an epic home holiday. Roam the rugged landscape where dinosaurs once walked, go for a swim in the sea and hop on a boat to Skellig Michael to explore one of Ireland's most famous landmarks.

Sun shining on Bray Head on the coast of Valentia Island, Kerry.
Explore the incredible landscape of Valentia Island.

Beirne’s of Battlebridge, Leitrim

Visit Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and spend a night at Beirne’s of Battlebridge iconic camping ground in Leitrim. Soak up the lively atmosphere at the gastropub once you’ve settled into your campsite or cast your fishing rod in the River Shannon and sit back as you wait for the perfect catch.

Boats in a marina with a backdrop of trees and a church in Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim
Cruise the River Shannon for the perfect catch.

Rosses Point Caravan Park, Sligo

Pack your trunks, take yourself to Sligo’s stunning coastline and book a stay with Rosses Point Caravan Park. Surf the famous Atlantic waves or keep your eyes peeled for seals on a breathtaking Sligo Charters boat trip. With access to two beaches on either side of the caravan park, there’s lots of choice when it comes to activities on the water.

Mobile homes parked at Rosses Point Caravan Park in Sligo.
Roll up to Rosses Point Caravan Park in beautiful Sligo.

Streamstown Caravan and Camping Park, Tipperary

At the heart of a dairy farm, this classic caravan and camping park in Roscrea is all about tranquil living but you don’t have to go without your creature comforts like hot showers and a full camper kitchen. Hire a mobile home or curl up in your sleeping bag in a cosy tent at Streamstown Park. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the cattle roaming around.

Get back to nature in an eco-friendly hideaway

Clifden Eco Camping and Caravanning Park, Galway

Journey to Galway for a getaway at Clifden Eco Camping and Caravanning Park. Perched on the Atlantic coast, enjoy panoramic seascape views from the private beach where bottlenose dolphins are a familiar sight. 

As the first climate neutral campsite in Ireland, sustainability is at the heart of everything here so disposable barbecues and single use water bottles should be left at home in favour of environmentally friendly choices. Soak up stunning coastal views as you experience camping in Connemara.

Two people relaxing on sunloungers at the beach
Enjoy a sunny day on a private beach.

Purecamping, Clare

A little piece of heaven on the Loop Head Peninsula, Purecamping is an idyllic place to recharge. Wake to the sounds of country life and find peace and quiet in the fairy tale woodland or book a restorative session in the rustic wooden barrel sauna. Pop into nearby Kilkee and spend a memorable day out on the Kilkee Cliffs

Lough Key Caravan and Camping Park, Roscommon

Make your way to Lough Key Caravan and Camping Park for an action-packed camping holiday with the whole family. Go on a magical journey through the treetops on Ireland’s first tree canopy walk in Lough Key Forest and Activity Park or hire a rowing boat and cruise around the islands of Lough Key at your leisure. Spend some time in the woodland park and later, set up your tent or get comfortable in your caravan.

Children in a Toy Car at Lough Key Forest & Activity Park, Boyle, Co Roscommon
Visit Lough Key Forest and Activity Park for a family adventure.

Hidden Valley Holiday Park, Wicklow

In RathdrumHidden Valley Holiday Park is a great choice for a family break with activities to keep everyone entertained. Choose from kayaking, rock climbing, bungee trampolines, laser tag, bingo, and bumper boats. A short walk from all the action, grab a glamping lodge suitable for all the family or find a spot by the lake in the caravan and camping park. Treat the kids to a visit to Clara Lara Fun Park for a day of water adventures.

Dog looking out the window of a caravan at Clifden Eco Camping and Caravanning Park in Galway.
Take the whole family to Hidden Valley Holiday Park.

Dunmore East Holiday Resort, Waterford

Hit the road in your motorhome and prepare yourself for an amazing weekend in The Déise at Dunmore East Holiday Resort. Stretch your legs on the Woodland Trail or take on the exhilarating Wipeout course at Dunmore East Adventure Centre’s incredible aquapark, just make sure to book in advance. The much loved village of Dunmore East has wonderful pubs and restaurants for holidaymakers looking for a great meal out.

A kayak beside the water at Dunmore East Beach, Waterford
Make a splash at Dunmore East.

Nore Valley Park, Kilkenny

Make special memories on a fantastic family trip to Nore Valley Park. Have some time out while the children feed animals at the pet farm or let them run wild in the playground. Later, test your need for speed on the go kart track open to kids big and small. Enjoy camping in Kilkenny or rent one of the motorhomes on the Nore Valley campsite, and make sure to stock up your picnic basket at the on-site shop.

Discover unique camping getaways

Clissmann Horse Caravans, Wicklow

Set up camp somewhere new every night and stay in a colourful caravan pulled by a friendly horse for a truly unique holiday experience with Clissmann Horse Caravans. Venture around the Wicklow countryside with your trusty steed and reconnect with nature on a camping trip that you’ll never forget. Don’t worry if you haven’t handled a horse before as the owners provide you with training before setting off.

Lough Arrow Touring Park, Sligo

Make it a romantic weekend for two at the adult only Lough Arrow Touring Park where a warm welcome is guaranteed. Wander the countryside and immerse yourself in the area's history with a stroll around the ancient monuments at Carrowkeel Megalithic Site.

Ancient stone tombs at Carrowkeel, Sligo
Discover ancient tombs at Carrowkeel.
Glamp the night away

Want the perks of the great outdoors without giving up your home comforts? Step up your camping experience and discover the best glamping spots in Ireland. 

More to discover
Family funThe best places to go glamping in Ireland

Want to get away and have an adventure in the wilderness, without the faff of pitching a tent or foraging for firewood? Well, glamping makes it easy to embrace the great outdoors with minimal effort. All around the country, there are glamping spots where you can sleep in any number of set ups, from a bell tent kitted out with luxury beds and antique furniture, to little pods set right on the seafront.

The great outdoors9 unmissable outdoor adventures

There’s nothing quite like escaping to the great outdoors, leaving the world behind and finding a fantastic location or experience that you can’t wait to tell your friends about. You might think that you know all the hotspots in Ireland, but there’s always a secret beach or a secluded waterfall that you’ve yet to visit.

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