Our modern campervan fleet is available for hire all year round with home comforts like gas heating and water on board, making them suitable for wild camping, even in the winter months. If wild camping isn’t for you and you’d rather stay somewhere with extra facilities during your winter campervan trip, we’ve put together a list of Irish campsites open all year round and some recommendations of things to do while you’re there.
Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre in West Cork offers unique campervan pitches on a working farm where the animals will often wander right up to the campsite fence. You’ll have access to 6amp Electric Hook Up, and a lovely view over the surrounding hills. Campervan guests also have use of laundry facilities, a reception area with free WiFi, a shower and toilet block, and a games room, all only a short 70m away.
Top of the Rock is a popular choice for people looking for campsites open all year round in Ireland and hundreds of previous visitors have left them 5-star reviews on Google.
Why include West Cork on your winter campervan itinerary?
- West Cork is a walker’s paradise with around 300km of designated walking trails, including the Sheep’s Head Way and the Seven Heads Walks.
- If you’re a foodie you’ll have to fit in a visit to the quaint town of Kinsale. With over 50 restaurants dotted throughout the town’s quirky, colourful streets, it’s arguably the gourmet capital of Ireland. Fishy Fishy Restaurant and Man Friday are two of my personal favourites!
- Children (and children at heart) will enjoy a visit to charming Clonakilty. The town’s famous Model Railway Village transforms for the festive period into the Polar Express, and the GLOW Cork Christmas Festival is back running from December 1st 2023 to January 7th 2024. GLOW is an annual festive celebration in Cork City that attracts thousands of visitors each winter.
Once you collect your campervan from our Craic N Campers Roscommon Depot, you’re only 45 minutes from Leitrim’s Lough Rinn Caravan & Camping Park, a state-of-the-art campsite that is open all year round. Even during the winter months, you can enjoy modern camping facilities including kitchen, washing and ironing facilities, showers and electricity points. All of this while parked on the shores of picturesque Lough Rinn, adjacent to Lough Rynn castle and Gardens.
If it’s good enough for Irish rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll and author Amy Huberman to choose for their wedding venue, it’s surely worth checking out!
Located on the new Shannon Blueway and open from open from February to December, Battlebridge caravan Park in Carrick-On-Shannon is a firm favourite with Craic N Campers customers and another great option as a base for exploring the beauty of the north-west and the Wild Atlantic Way. It offers all the facilities you would expect, plus a lively vibe!
Why include Leitrim on your winter campervan itinerary?
- Lough Rinn and Battlebridge the both perfect base options to hike the famous Cuilcagh Boardwalk, known as “the stairway to heaven”, which is less than an hour away.
- For all year round family fun, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park is a short drive away.
- The lovely riverside town of Carrick-On-Shannon is known for it’s lively nightlife and well worth a visit, day or night.
There’s something even more magical about the Wild Atlantic Waves in Winter. You can’t get closer to them than Inch Beach Campsite with it’s panoramic views of the Ring of Kerry and MacGillycuddy Reeks. As well as the stunning location, campers have access to facilities including a shower and toilet block, washing machine, tumble dryer and a dining area. It’s also worth mentioning that Inch Beach Campsite is one of the few pet friendly campsites open all year round in Ireland.
Why include Kerry on your winter campervan itinerary?
Apart from the stunning scenery that you’re promised all year round in Kerry, the town of Dingle is particularly popular as a place to ring in the New Year because of their annual street celebrations and spectacular fireworks display at the pier.
If you’re looking for a well equipped campsite in Dublin that’s open all year, Camac Valley Camping Park in Clondalkin is the place. There you’ll find over 100 fully serviced hardstands, miles of walkways, fishing lakes, a children’s playground and much more on site, as well as a bus route outside to bring you directly to the City Centre.
Why include Dublin on your winter campervan itinerary?
When you stay at Camac Valley Camping Park in Clondalkin, everything the Capital has to offer is on your door step. The Award Winning, Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo is a festive favourite, especially for families. Lovin Dublin is a great guide to see what’s going on during your stay.
The Getaway, as it’s called, is exactly that. A gem of a campsite located in Dungarvan, that is open all year round. They provide all the essential services and some surprising extras like “The Nook” – a converted stone barn equipped with, wood stove, seating areas, books, games and free WIFI!
Why include Waterford on your winter campervan itinerary?
The Getaway in Dungarvan is the perfect base to discover the wonders of Ireland’s Ancient East during winter. From this cosy base on the edge of the Comeragh Mountains you can explore the local trails and coastline, cycle the Waterford Greenway, enjoy the hospitality in the surrounding historic towns, or all of the above.
Whichever part of Ireland you decide to explore this winter, whether you want to wild camp or stay in one of the wonderful winter campsites mentioned above, at Craic N Campers we have a wide range of modern, cosy campervans available at off peak rates. Book your Winter Campervan Break here.