If you are planning a trip to the Emerald Isle there are many beautiful and historic sights to see. Ireland, with its beautiful countryside, historic towns, and rugged coastline has plenty of variety on offer. RV travel is fast becoming a popular option for travelers and is a great way to move around and visit multiple locations with ease.
Touring the country in an RV is one of the best ways to take advantage of Irelands impressive views and vistas. It is an excellent way to see locations that you may not otherwise experience by traveling in the traditional manner.
It is a very affordable and flexible method of travel. Once you have your RV and are ready to plan your trip, which places should you make sure are on your list? Ireland, with its beautiful countryside, historic towns, and rugged coastline has plenty of variety on offer.
With RV travel you can plan your route and maximize your travel experience while enjoying a ‘home from home’ feeling. Many RV parks are excellently located and offer wonderful amenities.
In this article, we will review some of the best RV camping spots in Ireland for you to take advantage of and ensure that you get the best out of your trip.
CAMAC CAMPING PARK
No visit to Ireland is complete without a jaunt to the historic city of Dublin. Known for its great pubs, friendly locals, and rich history that all combines in this capital city. Camac Camping Park is located just 9 miles from Dublin’s lively City Center. Visit one of the towns many historic sites, or try a Guinness in the local pubs. It’s even on a bus route if you don’t feel like driving!
Camac Valley is a top-rated holiday park with great amenities. It includes a Visitors center, Pet Farm, Fishery, and has excellent access for blind or disabled travelers. There is WiFi available throughout the park and dogs are permitted.
MORRISCASTLE STRAND CARAVAN PARK
If you are looking to visit the beaches of Ireland this park is for you. Located next to the Blue Flag Awarded beach of Morriscastle this park is excellently located on the eastern Irish Coast. Fantastic scenery, great for walkers, and located close to several heritage sites. The beach is almost 20 miles long and is close to the ferry port for easy access. Morriscastle Strand Caravan Park offers all the facilities you would need for your stay and allows dogs. (On leash only)
DUNMORE EAST HOLIDAY PARK
A new, purpose-built park situated on the southern coast of Ireland and great for golfing fans as it is right next to an 18 hole golf course. This park sits on 5 acres and overlooks the lovely town of Dunmore and its coast.
There is a lighthouse nearby and the park features an onsite restaurant and bar that gives panoramic views of the Hook Peninsula. Dunmore East Holiday Park is excellent for anglers, offshore fishing, and whale watching trips. It hosts several events and popular festivals throughout the year.
RUSHIN HOUSE CARAVAN PARK
Moving up to the north of the country, this park is just over the border of Northern Ireland on the shore of Lough MacNean (lake). For outdoor types this location is perfect. Woods, forests, boating, fishing, and walking trails are all available at Rushin House.
Close to the Marble Arch Geo Caves and just 1 mile from the picturesque village of Belcoo, Rushin House Caravan Park has won multiple travel awards. There are many amenities on site and the park is open all year round.
SALTHILL CARAVAN PARK
Galway City, Galway.
Situated on the world-famous Galway Bay with breathtaking views to 3 sides and access to the Strand. This park has been operating since the 1960’s and is now family owned. It is located in a lively seaside area and is a favorite among families with plenty of varied activities to entertain the kids.
There is a nearby shop, hotel and pub, and a supermarket on site. Salthill Caravan Park is close to golfing, amusements, swimming pool, bars, and entertainment. There is also free WiFi available for guests throughout the park.
KILLARNEY FLESK CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARK
This award-winning park is in the popular town of Killarney and is at the gateway of Killarney National Park. Known for its deer, woodlands, and mountains, it’s a great spot for nature lovers. A walking and cycle path leads from the site directly into the National Park area.
This is also the closest site to Killarney Town Center where you will find local restaurants and bars. It is at the start of the Kerryway on the famous Ring of Kerry. The Gleneagle Hotel is right next door offering a whole host of activities along with its own spa, tennis courts and other facilities. Killarney Flesk Park provides bike rentals, seasonal entertainment and has a restaurant and bar.
BARLEYCOVE HOLIDAY PARK
Located in west Cork, Barleycove Park is perfectly situated on a rugged coastline that’s interspersed with sandy beaches. This park is only open from June to September each year. It is on the Mizen Peninsula close to Mizen Head, the most south-westerly point of Ireland.
There are nearby beaches, harbors, and coves, and Barleycove features all the amenities travelers would need. No animals are allowed at this park but it features pitch and putt golf, basketball, and an indoor playground for the kids. Pubs and restaurants are nearby and the park has an onsite mini market and takeaway.
BLARNEY CARAVAN PARK
Further inland in the heart of the country is Blarney Caravan Park. In a secluded location with views of the surrounding countryside and close to Blarney Castle this park is a family favorite. This park is well laid out and maintained and has an 18 hole pitch and putt golf course. Explore the nearby towns of Cork, Kinsdale, and Skibbereen or visit the famous Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. The site has free WiFi throughout and accepts dogs on a leash. There is a field suitable for dog walking, and a shop and TV room available.
DUNDONALD TOURING CARAVAN PARK
Back in Northern Ireland and just 5 miles from Belfast this park is in an excellent suburban location ideal for exploring Belfast and County Down. Open from mid-March to end of October, Dundonald Caravan Park is a pet-friendly, family oriented park with many amenities nearby. Golfing, walking, cycling, restaurants, along with historic sites, nature parks, and greenways are all in easy traveling distance. There’s even an Ice Rink, rock climbing, bowling center and escape room for you to enjoy. Free WiFi is available throughout the park and there is a food shop on site.
BALLYNESS CARAVAN PARK
Also in County Antrim and way up on the Northern Coast is the 5 star Ballyness Caravan Park. It has won multiple awards and is close to the world famous Giants Causeway, Blue Flag Beaches, and Bushmills village and distillery. It features woodland areas and 3 ponds with swans and other bird species. The park was opened in 2000 and aims to give a country feel to its visitors but provides all amenities. It has WiFi access for guests and accepts leashed dogs. Much of the popular television program Games of Thrones has been filmed in the area and you can visit many of the filming locations.
GLEN OF AHERLOW CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARK
Situated right next to a picturesque valley and in the middle of the Galtee Mountains, the highest inland mountain range in Ireland. This 4 star park is great for cycling and bird watching. Close to the towns of Cashel, Lismore, Tipperary and Cahir it offers nearby lakes and woodland walks. The park is accessible for the disabled and allows dogs on a leash. Offering games, TV room, and WiFi, Glen of Aherlow Park is a popular location with cyclists due to the many cycle trails in the area. The award winning Ballyhoura Mountain Cycling Park is nearby offering excellent off road cycling. There is something for everyone here with many attractions close by; castles, walking trails, nature areas, caves, mountains, lakes, and fishing. There are endless activities and sites to explore.
ANNALONG HOLIDAY PARK
Situated on the east coast of Northern Ireland this is a 5 star awarded park that is close to local beaches. Annalong is a very small park with a limited amount of availability but with a sea front location that offers spectacular views. Located in the small village of Annalong it has good access to shops and restaurants. Local area attractions include a Marine Park, skiff fishing trips, a fully functional corn mill, and Annalong harbor. It is also a popular destination for hill walkers as the Mourne Mountains are nearby. Northern Ireland’s highest mountain range and voted the Best Walking Destination. Annalong Holiday Park has an onsite food shop and will accept dogs on a leash. It also has a playground, TV room, and WiFi access available for its guests.
These RV parks are all top rated or award-winning caravan and camping locations that offer some of the best amenities available for travelers. Many of the parks are pet-friendly with disabled access, WiFi, and on-site shopping. Check for availability when booking as not all RV Parks in Ireland are open the entire year round and are restricted to specific months.
The parks listed here should offer some of the best facilities and locations from which to explore the fascinating country of Ireland, enjoy the excellent area attractions, and get the most from your stay.