Are you looking for your next great adventure? If so, Ireland is calling.
Take a leisurely cruise down Ireland’s ancient rivers, go mud surfing or experience an energetic Irish trad session. You won’t be short of stunning experiences on our incredible island.
Whether you’re looking for relaxing days by the beach or lively city breaks, now is the time to book a memorable summer holiday in Ireland.
1. Island Retreats – An Excellent Place for Holidays in Ireland
Set sail on the ferry from Dunquin Pier in Kerry and take in the amazing scenery as you travel towards Great Blasket Island.
Spend a day on the walking trails and observe the seals on Trá Bán. Then, settle in for the night in a cozy traditional cottage and wake up to the sound of the Atlantic Ocean.
Further up the west coast of Ireland are the Aran Islands, located just off Galway Bay. The Aran Islands consist of three islands. The largest island is Inishmore (Inis Mór). Here, you can see the magnificent Dún Aonghasa Fort.
Or, you can choose to journey to Mayo and witness firsthand the raw landscape of Achill Island. Go for a swim in Keem Bay, or rent a bike and explore the quiet country roads. Breathe in the salty sea air on the Dooagh Loop Walk. Learn all about this fascinating island at the Achill Experience and Aquarium.
Take your family on an unforgettable holiday in Ireland.
2. Camping – Experience Memorable Family Holidays in Ireland
Experience a night of luxury glamping at Portsalon Glamping in Donegal, considered one of the best camping sites in Ireland. Enjoy the evening by toasting marshmallows and keeping warm by the fire pit.
Then, visit Connemara and discover Clifden Eco Camping. Why not make it a holiday to remember with the Atlantic views? With crystal-clear bathing waters nearby, this is a great place for all kinds of sea activities.
Head inwards into the Irish midlands for a lakeside retreat at Cabu by the lakes, located deep within the woodlands of Killykeen Forest Park. Check into your cabin or boathouse. This is a perfect spot for family fun, romantic breaks, or solo adventurers.
Travel to Leitrim and book into Beirnes of Battlebridge. The craic is always great at the award-winning pub on-site or if you’d rather a more intimate experience, spend a quiet night camping on the banks of the River Shannon. If you are willing to go a step further and get the best possible holiday experience for you and your family, consider renting a campervan at Craic and Campers.
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Escape to another world entirely with a break in the Blackstairs Mountains. Take the foraging workshop and stay overnight at Blackstairs Eco trails Shepherds Huts. A short walk from your hut, you’ll find the communal barn with a library, fully equipped kitchen, and comfy loft area to enjoy the incredible scenery.
3. Active Family Breaks
Planning and organising the best family holidays requires careful consideration of everyone’s preferences and interests, ensuring your kids have fun can be tricky business.
If you want an active break away and want to spend a lovely holiday in Ireland, book into the Killary Adventure Centre in Connemara. Take part in cool activities like laser combat, water skiing and cliff jumps and stay overnight in their hostel or family accommodation.
The Eclipse Activity and Adventure Centre in Kerry have self-catering cottages and fun activities like bog runs, mud surfing and fly fishing. This 90-acre estate boasts incredible views of the MacGillycuddy Reeks mountains.
For a more lavish short break, the Delphi Resort with its outdoor adventure centre has not only 300 acres of land but also an onsite bar, restaurant, and luxury spa. Plan an overnight stay in their comfortable four-star accommodation.
If camping is more your style, head to Lough Key Forest and Activity Park in Roscommon. Kids love the canopy tree trail and thrilling ziplines while families can team up for the Boda Borg challenge, creating an unforgettable holiday experience for you and your family. Travel to Louth and discover epic outdoor activities at the Carlingford Adventure Centre. Challenge yourself to the high ropes course, bounce on the water trampoline or go canoeing on Carlingford Lough. Later, book into the on-site hostel or check out one of the self-catering style holiday homes.
4. Walk On The Wild Side – Beautiful Places to Spend Your Family Holiday
Explore the countryside and Ireland’s walking trails with the lush landscape as your backdrop. Experienced walkers should plan to take on The Wicklow Way. The six-day trek goes by remote lakes and mountains, but a public road is never too far away.
Travel to the spectacular Suck Valley in Roscommon, part of the Beara Breifne Way. Discover the 105km looped walk which crosses the border into Galway and follows river valleys, bogs, and side roads, or plan to take on one of the shorter sections, taking you from one quaint village to the next.
Or test your mettle and walk the entire length of the 700 km historic Beara Breifne Way from Cork to Cavan. Order a special passport and collect stamps at each completed section; a fitting souvenir of the 14-day hike across the spectacular Beara Peninsula, the banks of the River Shannon, and the picturesque Lakelands of Leitrim and Roscommon.
Discover the Slieve Bloom Way in Offaly. The 75km waymarked trail starts and ends at the Glenbarrow trailhead in Laois. Trek through scenic foothills and enchanting forests, making your way into Offaly. You can tackle this hike in three days or choose a smaller section by starting in the village of Kinnitty.
For shorter walks to suit the little ones, visit the Rock of Dunamase in Laois. It’s a popular place for family strolls and the views from the summit are magnificent. Take a short spin to Emo Court after and explore the woodland walking trails. Feed the ducks at the lake and allow the kids to have their best holiday ever.
5. Vibrant Irish City Breaks
Discover colorful city scenes in Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Kilkenny, Galway and Dublin. Book a Cork Fab Food Trail and meet the producers behind some of the country’s best artisan goods.
From stargazing to climbing towers, discover all there is to do in Cork City.
Plan a break in Limerick City. Tour King John’s Castle and experience the hustle and bustle of the Milk Market with a stroll down Cornmarket Row.
In Waterford City, live as a Viking warrior for a day at the King of the Vikings VR experience and walk around the winding streets of the oldest city in Ireland.
Journey to Kilkenny and get an insight into the city’s rich history at the Medieval Mile Museum. Walk around the glorious rose garden at Kilkenny Castle and later, enjoy the buzzing nightlife with great restaurants and welcoming pubs.
For history buffs, a lively walking tour of Dublin with expert local guides is a must, or shop until you drop on Grafton and Henry Street. From scenic parks to top-class theatre and welcoming restaurants, there’s plenty to love in our capital city.
When in Galway City, spend an evening on Quay Street. Listen as the tunes of local buskers carry on the fresh sea breeze, drop into Taaffes Bar for an epic trad session and feast on fish and chips from McDonagh’s with a seat in Spanish Arch.
Craic N Campers Campervan Rental For Your Irish Road Trip
Ireland has so much to offer. Unfortunately, public transport will take up your valuable time. If you really enjoy your family holiday, the best way to explore Ireland is to rent a Campervan..
We have a modern, stylish and safe fleet that provides all the facilities necessary for your trip. Our vehicles are maintained to the highest industry standards by our SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) approved workshop.
Unlike other companies, each of our vehicles benefits from a private toilet area plus gas-fired central heating & water heaters to ensure cozy sleeping and hot showers. Each vehicle has a 12v power inverter to provide charging facilities for phones & electronics regardless of location.
At Craic N Campers, we pride ourselves on providing the best professional and personal service in Ireland, ensuring our customers experience a perfect, carefree, family holiday. We have integrated our knowledge and experience into our website to ensure a smooth and informative booking experience. We understand that everyone is different & therefore we use informational videos to help familiarise you with your chosen vehicle prior to pick up. If you cannot find the answer to your question on our website we are simply an email or phone call away.
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