Camping and Glamping on Newstalk

I’ve put together a range of different camp sites and glamping stays from around the country to suit families and couples and those with pets….something for everyone!

Starting off in Wexford.

Kilmore Quay Camping & Holiday Park

This is a campsite for all the family and ideal if you have your own caravan or tent. Admission to park starts at €15 for air camping and €25 for campervans and caravans

Located idyllically in the quaint fishing village of Kilmore Quay with convenient walking distance to local shops, restaurants and beaches – this is a beautiful part of the country with lots to do in county Wexford. The Irish National Heritage Park and Johnstown Castle are lovely places to explore nature and learn about history.

Optimal location to experience the famous Saltee Islands with a boat trip across to the tiny puffin populated island, The Saltee Islands are just 5 km from Kilmore Quay and are home to an array of seabirds such as puffins, gannets, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, manx shearwater, gulls as well as many other species of wildlife. Catch the Ferry during the summer

Perfect for families who love beach staycations and Pet-friendly also!

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Doolin County Clare

Wild Meadow Huts

A great spot for scenery and lively pub scene with music at night. This location is close enough to enjoy a day trip over to Inis Oirr in the Aran Islands or a visit to the Cliffs of Moher – it is also a great base to explore the Burren.


These lovely Shepards Huts on a six acre meadow and only a six minute walk into the village and although central the huts are very quiet at night.

The three huts are provide linen king size beds – target couples fully equipped kitchen coffee pods and you will enjoy prosecco and chocolates on arrival. The breakfast hamper includes granola and homemade scones and the hut has an en suite shower nad toilet and decking area. The hot tub area is sectioned off and you can book use by putting your name on a black board. The huts named after wild flowers in the meadow – clover, dandelion and daisy.  The colour scheme and decor in the huts replicates the flowers in the meadow.

There is use of a private car park and as you come in the meadow you can see the Cliffs of Moher and village of Doolin – surrounded by wild flowers. Adults only.

Low season – €180 per night for two people and offer for May and June with 15% off –

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The Boyne Valley

Rock Farm Slane

What about a stay in an YURT?

Rock Farm Slane offers luxury ecotourism glamping & accommodation on the River Boyne, perfect for a fun-packed holidays or private events. Accommodation is open all year round in our holiday homes, and glamping in our Swallow’s Nest and Shepherds Huts. Their luxury glamping yurts are available from St. Patrick’s Day to Halloween and Bell Tents are available June to August each year.

Guided tours of this Organic Farm are a fascinating insight into this pioneering 90-acre organic farm and ecotourism destination on the historic Slane Castle Estate. Visitors learn about the life of an organic farmer and artisan producer while they walk through the farm that is home to rare breed animals like Dexter cows and Tamworth pigs as well as the happy flock of chickens who provide free range eggs. They tour the organic market garden which produces bumper crops of veg and see fields filled with the barley used for the whiskey made at Slane Distillery. It’s an opportunity to learn about eco-tourism, glamping and strawbale buildings. The cost is €15 per person and tours must be pre-booked on the website Visitors are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and dress for the outdoors.

Rock Farm is part of the Slane Castle Estate and is owned and managed by Alex and Carina Conyngham, Earl and Countess of Mount Charles. An eco-minded entrepreneur Carina is passionately committed to sustainability and studied Energy Management and Environmental Technology at university. She has brought all her knowledge to developing Rock Farm Slane as a thriving organic farm and ecotourism destination. Alex and Carina were awarded with the Movers and Shakers award by Georgina Campbell in 2021 for their work on a new food and beverage programme across the two sites, as well as the Irish Food Writers Guild Environmental Award for their work at Rock Farm in 2022.

They offer stays for everyone, from single travellers, couples and families visiting Slane, Newgrange (Bru Na Boinne), Emerald Park (online price €39), the River Boyne or The Boyne Valley, as well as those wanting to participate in adventure activities and large groups of up to 30 people.

They can also host weddings, celebrations and corporate events with Farm Tours, Group Activities and other options


Sample pricing for a two night midweek stay in June:

Yurts – 4 people from €250, 6 people from €289

Bell Tent – 4 people from €229, 6 people from €252, 8 people from €299

Shepherds Hut – 2 people from €132

Whole glamping site – 28 people from €1434


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Keel Strand, Mayo

Keel Camping

Located on Achill Island in County Mayo, Keel Camping is an ideal base for exploring the West of Ireland. This four-star facility caters for tents, caravans and motor homes. The beehive restaurant is only across the road and there are lots of things to do and see in Achill – water sports, an aquarium, sea salt factory and the deserted village – it is going to be very popular this summer after the Banshees of Inisherin movie.

Linked by a bridge to mainland County Mayo, Achill Island offers a variety of scenic beauty, which can all be enjoyed by staying at Keel Camping. This four-star park is located alongside Keel Beach, which stretches for 3 km and is one of the finest Blue Flag beaches in Ireland. At the beach end, the Minaun Cliffs rise in magnificence to 243m.

Caravan (incl 1 car) €24 €30
Extra Large Tent incl 2 cars (8 person Tent MAX) extra per person after 2 adults €36 €40

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Ox Mountain Glamping Sligo

If you want a complete detox without wifi in the Sligo Mountains these unusual stays are quirky glamping at its best. A Spring Water Spa is the newest addition to the Ox Mountain Glamping site. The Ox Mountain Glamping is located approximately 8 miles from Tubbercurry and ideal for getting away from it all.

Residents of any of the on-site accommodations (red London bus, tree house, log cabin, shepherds hut, original cottage and hide-away) can now avail of booking a private time-out session in a hot tub jacuzzi, filled with warm soft spring water from the surrounding Ox Mountains.

Stays vary from 2/4 people per accommodation and the barn holds 40 people in bunks

Prices start at €100 for the tree house, the red bus and the hideaway cabin


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Wave Crest Camping – perfect for exploring the ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way

Wave Crest caravan and camping site is a 4 star, friendly, informal and family-run camp site in Caherdaniel on the Ring of Kerry, Ireland. Second generation family it has progressed to being 2000 bookings this summer – availability in June – shop on site from May – pizza in their yard –

This picturesque waterfront site with unique panoramic sea views offers the perfect base for a relaxing camping holiday in Ireland with friendly and helpful staff. Can go over to the Beara Peninsula

There are boat trips to skellig to see the dolphins – skellig coast discovery desmond o’shea

Have to have your own tent caravan or motor home – between €35 depending on size of tent and how many people – suitable for 2/4 and 6 man tents – pets on a lead on site once not banned – free


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Blackwater Eco Pods

I’ve stayed here and although they are small pods they are in the middle of the town and great location for exploring the Blackwater /River- go on the eco tour and learn all about the area

These cozy, eco-friendly wooden eco pods can comfortably accommodate up to four adults or a family of five people. Built using solid treated timber, they are designed to be comfortable in both hot and cold conditions; at night-time, the insulation in the walls means it never feels cold, while on a hot summer’s day, a foil layer inserted beneath the roof structure, keeps it nice and cool. Perfect for kids and adults alike!

Blackwater Eco Pods

Though small in stature, the eco pods are deceptively spacious and are designed to provide you with life’s essentials during your break away. Each pod is equipped with a small kitchenette, a bathroom with a shower and toilet, a large L-shaped corner sofa, one double bed, and a single sofa bed. There are also plenty of duvets and blankets supplied and a table and chairs which are perfect for lunch or a board game, outside or in.

Outside, each pod has its own decking area (perfect for chilling out in the sunshine with a good book and a nice glass of wine) to the front. You’ll also have your very own barbeque, giving you complete control over when to cook, so you never have to wait for a BBQ to become free!

Prices €120 per night for up to 4 people

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