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To find out about campsites in Northern Ireland, this website might be of help : http://www.caravansitefinder.co.uk/parks/find/location/448-northern-ireland
One of my most favourite campsites called http://www.wavecrestcamping.com/ in Co. Kerry.
It’s clean, tidy, has hot showers, well organized, and has a well stocked shop for provisions and is in walkable distance from a small white sandy beach, and as it’s overlooking the Ocean there, my husband gets to go fishing ( and I get to relax at the beach, whilst the kids build sandcastles) They also organize boat trips in and around Derrynane :Derrynane Bay and the larger Kenmare Bay are within a Special Area of Conservation. Most notably Derrynane contains islands and marine habitats that are part of Natural Heritage Areas and are further divided into habitat specific zones. Each zone has within, species that are listed on Annex 1 of the E.U. habitats directive and are protected. Derrynane Bay Rib Trips brings to you this amazing part of South West Ireland. Step aboard, relax and explore the Derrynane marine habitat. In summer you will see Atlantic Gannets, Razorbills, Puffins and may encounter Bottlenose, Common Dolphins and whales including Minke and Fin. http://www.ribtrips.ie/
We went camping there about 7 years ago, before our kids were born. We decided that it was time to introduce our kids to the idea of camping( they are 4 and 6 now) and spend a beautiful Bank Holiday WE there and it was a success!
One word of advice… Bank Holidays are THE BUSIEST times on Irish campsites, and most campsites will not allow you to prebook, so to avoid disappointment, make sure you turn up early, or ring the campsite ahead if there is much point to start a possibly long journey.
As I mentioned earlier, my husband did a bit of fishing, and succeeded in catching a few Pollock, which meant we had Fish for dinner, served with yummie Caherdaniel spuds( Potatoes) – I find food always tastes much better in the open air!
If the idea of a tent is not quite your cup of tea, you can also rent a caravan or rent a campervan.
As we are fast approaching the end of our summer, its THE moment to buy yourself a tent/camping equipment, as many of the shops are selling of their tents and camping gear.
Check out http://www.millets.co.uk/home.html, www.greatoutdoors.ie www.argos.ie http://www.omearacamping.com/index.htm ( in no particular order)
I am already debating where we can go camping next!