Camping and Caravanning Tips for Ireland


Ireland is a country of rich variety and contrast, so naturally the many caravan and camping parks listed in this Guide reflect this diversity. From vibrant city to tranquil lake-shore, from sandy beaches to inland rural retreats; wherever you choose to stay, you`ll be guaranteed a warm welcome.

The caravan and camping parks in this Guide do not attempt to be all things to all people. Instead, you`ll find information about parks which will appeal to particular holidaymakers-some premises are small and family run, some are large and offer a host of amenities that are particularly suited to families, while others offer fewer facilities in tranquil settings that may be more appealing to solo travellers or couples.

Happy childhood experiences of caravan and camping holidays often encourage adults to return to this kind of holiday with their children. Caravan and camping provides a real freedom holiday option; do exactly what you want, when you want. Relax in an informal unstructured environment, enjoy the pleasures of the outdoors and stunning locations whether they are coastal, inland, rugged or on the doorstep of a major city. Children can play safely, en joy the sheer novelty and adventure of a camping holiday and make new friends on site. And if Mum wants a real holiday too, opt for serviced accommodation in the shape of a modern mobile homes on site that allow you to relax and take it easy. For campers and touring caravan owners, simply plot your course from our center page map and choose from a number of sites around the country. Enjoy the complete independence and flexibility that only caravan and camping can offer.

Commonly asked questions about caravan & camping in Ireland

TV is broadcast on both UHF and VHF bands. To receive signal you need a dual or multi-band receiver. Update: The analog UHF and VHF signals are due to be terminated in Ireland in late 2012. A digital receiver will be required to receive the free to air transmissions.

GAS: Some visitors have difficulty replenishing their stock, so we suggest you bring an adequate supply for your visit. Camping Gaz International is widely available.

Most parks offer between 6 and 10 amps. The blue Euro connection is standard.

Parks offer payphones or card phones. Country access codes are listed in the front of all telephone directories.
Examples are:
Northern Ireland 08 + plus area code + number U.K. 0044 (drop zero from area code) + number; France 0033 + area code + number; Germany 0049 + area code + number; Italy 0039 + area code + number.

UK: Dogs can be brought from the UK to Ireland without quarantine restrictions. Rest of World: It is forbidden to bring animals into Ireland.

On main roads the yellow dotted line designates the hard shoulder. One should not drive on it. However, as a courtesy in Ireland many HGV`s and slow moving vehicles pull onto it if clear, to allow traffic to overtake.

Departure Times:
Checkout times on parks are 12 noon unless otherwise agreed with park proprietor.

Emergency Numbers:
For Fire, Gardai, ambulance, lifeboats, coastal mountain and cave rescue dial 999 or 112 and ask the operator for the emergency service you require.

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