Top 5 Camping Spots in Ireland

There’s no better way to spend the summer than camping with your family. Check out some of the most beautiful camping locations that Ireland has to offer, that are also family friendly.

Wicklow Mountains, Co. Wicklow

Hidden Valley Holiday Park

This campsite is located right next to the Avonmore River, and is the closest campsite to Glendalough, giving an endless amount of beauty. The park features a private lake giving a large variety of wildlife including kingfishers, cranes, wild geese, ducks, otters and pheasant. Hidden Valley’s accommodations offers tent camping and other options like log cabins. There are a number of activities at the park like kayaking, fishing, swimming, and more. The park also has a toilet and shower block, and also a laundry room and camper’s kitchen.

Prices for Hidden Valley Holiday Park are €12.00 for the site fee, €6.00 per adult, €5.00 per child 2-15 years old.

Tel: +353 (0) 86 7272 872

email: hiddenvalleyholidays@gmail.com

 

Connemara, Co Galway

Clifden Camping & Caravan Park

Located at the foot of the Twelve Ben Mountains, there is plenty of scenery from mountain ranges to seaside views at this camping park. Enjoy what the town of Clifden has to offer, as well as local beaches, Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey, with endless hiking possibilities. The staff here offers to help you find the best places to venture to with ordinance maps, advice on walks, hikes, and can also help you book sea fishing trips, horseback rides, and other adventures.

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Prices are €20-€26 per unit with 2 adults & 2 children.

Tel: 087 7595035 / 095 22150

email: info@clifdencamping.com

 

Dingle, Co. Kerry

Dingle Activities Centre, Gallarus, Baile na nGal

If you like adventure, there is endless list of things to do here. This area has plenty of kayaking, water sports, hiking, horseback riding, scuba diving, surfing, and more! This area is near the small fishing village which is home to the shores of Smerwick Harbout, with the best views of Mt. Brandon. The Dingle Peninsula is also home to many monuments that date back to the Bronze-age to early Christianity, to Viking, Norman, and English periods in Irish history.

Prices are €26.00 unit plus 2 adults & 2 children.

Tel: 00 353 (0)86 8191942

email: info@dingleactivities.com

 

Dungannon, Co. Tyrone

Dungannon Park

This park is known as one of the best caravan and camping sites of Northern Ireland. There are plenty of family fun activities in the Annaginny Farm Park, Drum Manor Forest Park, Peatlands Park, and more! Dungannon offers many facilities that include water fly fishery, tennis, football, cricket, a children’s play area, and barbeque site. Not to mention the endless miles of hiking near the Northern Ireland coast, surrounded by Irish countryside.

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Prices are £12 per night and £19 caravans per night, including electric hook up.

Tel: +44 (0)28 8772 8690.

email: www.dungannon.gov.uk

 

Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Lough Ennell Caravan Park

Located on acres of lakeside property, there is plenty to do in Mullingar, with extensive gardens, a splendid array of follies, The Historic Gardens, and stunning surroundings of the park’s lake setting. Facilities at this park include a full-service block, incorporated showers/toilets, a campers’ kitchen, wash-up area, chemical toilet disposal, laundry room, TV room, games room, playground, an on-site restaurant, coffee dock, a takeaway and mini-mart. Also worth looking into near the site is Locke’s Distillery in Kilbeggan, the oldest licensed whiskey pot still distillery in the world.

Prices are €12 Family Tent, €5 Adult, €3 Child.

Tel: + 353 (0) 44 93 48 101

email: eamon@caravanparksireland.com

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