So we are keeping along the theme of going Galavanting for less in Ireland this summer. Did you know that there are over 70 camping/caravan sites in Ireland. They range in price from €10 per unit to €50 per unit per night. Considerably lower than renting a holiday home or hotel room and lets face it- its great fun! As I said in last weeks blog, its a lot easier to pack up the car with everything you need, no need to squish everything into a 10kg bag, no need to seperate all your liquids into tiny bottles and with all our new fancy roads, you aren’t very far from anywhere in this beautiful country. Convinced yet? Well here’s our pick of the 10 best camping parks to visit in Ireland.
Glen of Aherlow Caravan and Camping Park, Co Tipperary
Situated in the middle of the beautiful Glen of Aherlow with the Galtee Mountains as your backdrop, this camping park is perfect for all of you Galavanters who love to go walking and trekking. Nearby attractions include Cahir Castle, Mitchelstown caves, Swiss cottage, the Galtee mountain walks and of course the Slieve na Much walks right on your doorstep. Prices start as low as €10 per night for a tent and car. All the amenities you would expect are included such as hot showers, kitchen and even a tv room. Check out our blog on the Glen of aherlow for some inspiration for this trip. http://www.galavantingireland.com/?p=1724
Barleycove Holiday Park, Co Cork
Situated close to the most southerly tip of Ireland in Crookhaven, this holiday park is in one of the most picturesque parts of Ireland. Sandy beaches, mizen head and amazing walks greet you here. The camp itself has a mini market, a take away, tennis courts, basketball courts, as well as a games room and lots lots more. Prices start at €25 per night and you can also rent mobile homes here. Check out our blog post on Mizen head to give you some inspiration for a trip to west Cork! http://www.galavantingireland.com/?p=56
Westport House Camping and Caravan Park, Co Mayo
Situated within walking distance from the bustling town of Westport in Co Mayo, this park is close to the amazing Croagh Patrick, the pretty little harbour village of Newport, The great western greenway and of course its situated in Wesport house and adventure park itself. The park includes the pirate adventure park, the adventure activity centre, Westport Train tour, carnival rides and of course the historic Westport House itself. Prices start at €24 per night for a pitch. There is a restaurant on site also. Check out our blog post on Westport House to get some inspiration for a trip West! http://www.galavantingireland.com/?p=2376
Glengarriff Caravan and Camping Park
Situated only 2 km’s from the beautiful town of Glengarriff in Co Cork, this park is an ideal base for exploring the Beara Penninsula, Garnish Island or the town of Glengarriff itself with its beautiful pubs and restaurants. The park includes all the expected amenities like hot showers, campers kitchen and a playground. Prices start at €27 per pitch. Check out our blog post on Dursey Island that is less than an hours drive from Glengarriff.
Flemings White Bridge Holiday Park, Killarney
Situated just outside Killarney in Ballyspillane, this beautiful caravan park can only be described as the
perfect rural retreat. And still only a 2 kilometre walk into the centre of the bustling town of Killarney. Sites such as Muckross house and Gardens, Ross castle and Killarney National Park are just a short drive away. Prices start at just €10 per night and you can rent mobile homes also. Check out our blog post on the Kingdom of Killarney to give you some inspiration for a trip.
Valentia Island Caravan and Camping Park
Ah beautiful Valentia Island. A Jewel in the crown of the Wild Atlantic Way. This camping park is situated just 400 metres from Knightstown- the main town on Valentia Island. Here you are close to the spectacular Bray head, all the main cycling routes on the Island and of course the boat over to the Schellig Islands. The park includes a games room, campers kitchen, shower facilites and all the usual amenities. Prices start from €24 per night. Check out our blog post on Cahersiveen and Valentia Island for some inspiration for a trip. http://www.galavantingireland.com/?p=89
Green Acres Camping and Caravan park
Situated on the amazingly scenic Loop Head penninsula in Co Clare this camping park is only 3 kilometres
from the beautiful seaside town of Kilkee. Take a trip up to Loop head lighthouse, go for a walk along the Kilkee cliff walk or just hang out on all the nearby beaches. The park has shower and washing facilities and you can hire mobile homes on site also. Prices start at €20 per night. Check out our blog on our Wild Atlantic wander of West Clare for some inspiration. http://www.galavantingireland.com/?p=1614
River Valley Holiday Park, Co Wicklow
This award winning park is situated only an hours drive from Dublin and a short drive to the beautiful Brittas Bay. This is a perfect spot for scenic walks, mountain climbing, horse riding, and of course the nearby beach. They also have a micro brewery! Onsite you will find crazy golf, tennis, indoor badminton and basketball and lots lots more. They have a shower block and a campers kitchen also. Prices start at just €24 per night. Check out our blog post on the nearby Glendalough National Park for some inspiration. http://www.galavantingireland.com/?p=1769
Keel Sandybanks Caravan and Camping Park
Situated right on the Wild Atlantic way on Achill Island, Co Mayo, this park is a must visit for all you water sport lovers. Right on the beach, you have the most amazing scenery all around you here. Keem bay is a short walk away as well as the deserted village and all the other amazing beaches that Achill Island has to offer. Hot showers, campers kitchen and a BBQ are all available here. Check out our blog post on Achill Island for some inspiration for your trip. http://www.galavantingireland.com/?p=2441
Dundonald touring caravan Park, Belfast, Co Antrim
Situated only 5 miles from Belfast city this park is perfect for a base to explore all that Belfast and the Causeway coast has to offer. The Titanic experience, black taxi tours and all the buzz of Belfast city is so close. The park has shower facilities, a games room and shop situated on site. Prices start at just £15 per night. Check out our blog on exploring Belfast for some inspiration for your trip.
So there you have it folks, a fun way to go Galavanting this summer without breaking the bank. I have attached the websites of all the parks below so you can start planning your trip! As always- Happy Galavanting xxx