Recommended Campsites in Ireland!
Morriscastle Strand (Wexford)
If you’re heading down to Ireland’s sunny southeast, there are a variety of good campsites to stay in but Morriscastle Strand is a beautiful spot to stop off! This family run camp site is situated beside a blue flag beach. It has a playground for kids, two tennis courts, a small basketball court, a volleyball net and a new Astro Turf football pitch which are all freely available for use for customers. You will find plenty to do with all of these coupled with having the beach directly beside the campsite!
If that’s not enough there are a number of activities and games run throughout July and August to keep you entertained! There is a shop and takeaway on site and the village of Kilmuckridge is only 3km away which has more shops, ATMs, restaurants and a chemist. In the surrounding 20km of the campsite there are heritage sites, amusement and adventure parks, tourist attractions and water sports if you have time to go exploring further!
Battlebridge Caravan and Camping Park (Leitrim)
This site is in a picturesque location beside the banks of the River Shannon just outside Leitrim village. It comes highly recommended by the Irish Independent and RTE’S No Frontiers to name but a few. There are all the standard facilities including a children’s playground, a slipway for boating and free wash up facilities. The two most unique features of this campsite are firstly the rustic feel to the park, it’s not your traditional purpose-built park. Secondly they have an award winning pub on site that serves gourmet food and offers entertainment by way of lively trad music sessions and regular sing-a-longs! If you are looking for a fun campsite with entertainment then this is the one for you!
Situated right beside the Shannon Blueway, which offers you the option to go cycling, walking, canoeing, kayaking or stand up paddling. From here you are only 7km from the ever popular town Carrick on Shannon which is an ideal starting point for exploring some of the Wild Atlantic Way. The river Shannon is also an excellent spot to go fishing!
River Valley (Wicklow)
A popular place to camp if your exploring Ireland’s Ancient East! This site caters for families and kids and has fantastic free amenities such as playgrounds, a pet’s corner and a paddling stream. They also have a strict noise curfew of eleven pm so you can be assured of a good night’s sleep!
Also, if you wish there are additional activities such as archery, football, basketball, movies crazy golf and a kid’s club all accessible on site. All of these activities do incur a small fee but they are an optional extra!
Nearby to the site there are endless activities and trips you can take. From going surfing at Brittas Bay, to visiting Glendalough or Clara Lara Funpark, to visiting Glenroe open farm or having a picnic in the Powerscourt gardens, there is something for everyone!
Tree Grove (Kilkenny)
Tree Grove is ideally located just outside Kilkenny city which is within walking distance of the campsite. It is close to the road but the campsite is surrounded by trees and vegetation so it feels like you are in the middle of the countryside! This campsite is spotless and has great facilities including WIFI, a playground, free hot showers, a TV and games room. Next door is Danville House Farm Stables where you can go horse riding if you wish. On site bicycle hire is also available and there are numerous cycle paths which lead into the city.
Kilkenny itself has plenty to offer including Kilkenny castle, Kilkenny Activity Centre and there are many different festivals happening throughout the year so make sure to check what’s on before you leave! Near to Kilkenny you can explore the Dunmore caves, have an action-packed day in Castlecomer Discovery Park or go visit the Reptile Zoo!
Glen of Aherlow Caravan and Camping Park (Tipperary)
Situated in an idyllic location with views of the Galtee mountains this campsite is the perfect location for anybody looking to unwind in a relaxing and tranquil environment on their camping trip. There are however endless activities should you want to get out and about. You can follow any of the various walking trails, hire bicycles, go horse riding, mountain climbing or fishing. Nearby attractions include Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Rock of Cashel, the Holycross Abbey or the Glen of Aherlow Nature Park.
Tipperary is a good location from which to travel and explore Ireland’s Ancient East.
Facilities onsite include a camper’s kitchen, games room, TV room, hot showers and this campsite has a great reputation for the immaculate condition in which it is always kept!
Strand Camping Doonbeg (Clare)
Is advertised as “ideally located and designed for tourers exploring the breath-taking scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way along the West coast of Ireland” The owners of this campsite are experienced motorhome owners themselves and use all of their knowledge to efficiently run the campsite to suit their customer’s needs. Facilities include an outdoor covered seating area to dine alfresco, a laundry room, WIFI and they are constantly looking to improve the site.
Located in Doonbeg on the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way, Strand Camping Doonbeg is the perfect location to stop off or location to use as a base to explore Co Clare. The site is also close to the beach and the stunning coastal towns of Kilrush and Kilkee which are well worth a visit. Other activities and attractions nearby include water sports, dolphin watching, the Cliffs of Moher and a trip to the Trump International golf course is highly recommended for any golf enthusiasts visiting!
Keel Sandybanks Caravan & Camping Park (Achill Island, Mayo)
Achill, Ireland’s largest island sets the perfect scene for a camping trip. Starting with the drive onto the island, the scenery is stunning. This campsite situated in front of Keel beach with breath-taking views of Minaun mountain. Achill is a haven for water sports fanatics and adventurers! You can cycle along the Atlantic drive that boasts 40km of beautiful coastal scenery, there are five blue flag beaches to visit and there are annual events and festivals that take place here. So, if your taking part in the Achill Half Marathon or Achill Quest this would be an ideal spot to camp in!
All the essential facilities are to be found here including a camper’s kitchen, shower/toilet blocks and a laundry room. There is also a recreation hall and a playground within the park should you want to just sit back and relax after a day exploring!
Newtown Cove Caravan and Camping Park (Waterford)
A family run park set in a quiet area just 2km from the seaside resort of Tramore. Newtown Cove beautiful campsite to stay in if your heading down to the “sunniest corner” of Ireland! All the usual facilities you would expect are here including a camper’s lounge and kitchen, TV and games room, laundry, shower/toilet and a children’s playground.
Newtown Cove is just a five-minute stroll from the park which is a beautiful area where you can swim.
There are plenty of activities around, as you would expect from a popular tourist spot that is along the coast! These include swimming, kayaking, golf, tennis and horse riding. Around Tramore, local attractions here are Splashworld, the Copper Coast Geopark, Tramore Amusement Park, horse racing, coastal scenic driving routes and much more!
Rosguill Holiday Park (Donegal)
Donegal was named No.1 on the cool list for 2017 by National Geographic Traveller! An essential place to have on your bucket list and Rosguill Holiday Park is a great place to start! Located in a spectacular area with stunning views and direct access to the beach, this park is peaceful, remote and the perfect place to unwind and relax. Downings and Carrigart are not too far away should you need to go to a shop or just fancy somewhere to eat out. However the site does have ice-cream and good coffee for sale, so if you’ve stocked up well on food there will be no need to move! There is a tennis court, small play area and a pitch and putt course available to use on site free of charge!
If you would like to explore some of the surrounding area you can go visit Fanad Peninsula, Glenveagh National Park or check out Ards Forest Park. The area also has numerous gorgeous beaches nearby including Tra na Rossan and if you can find it, the elusive Murder Hole Beach! (warning if you do find it, this beach is not suitable for swimming and should be accessed at low tide.
Rancho Reillys (Carlow)
This campsite is highly recommended for families with kids. Visitors who have camped here all say the same thing, how much the kids loved it! This is mainly down to the abundance of things to do! When you camp here you have free access to the pet farm and the activity centre and after hour access to some of the pet farm facilities! There is a camper’s kitchen, free shower facilities and a TV room. Facilities are basic but clean and functional and really the experience of how much fun and enjoyment there is to be had here is most important and what will be remembered!
Other interesting activities near to the Rancho Reilly’s are the Delta Sensory Garden, the Chocolate garden of Ireland and Go with the Flow River Adventures. Find out more below!