Throughout the island of Ireland, there are many Caravan & Camping Parks. Parks offer visitors, adventure within a rural setting while others are close to outdoor activities, tourist attractions, and cities. Some parks offer minimum facilities, land to park, or pitch a tent, electricity and water. Most parks offer between 6 and 10 amps of electricity. The blue Euro connection is standard. Others may offer markets, shops, activity centres, and on-site restaurants, along with the basics of electricity and water. Ireland is rabies free. At this time, only dogs from the UK can be brought into Ireland without going through quarantine. The rest of the world is forbidden to bring any animal into the country.

 

Some parks rent fully equipped caravan holiday home. These facilities are very economical for families. The caravans are usually rented on a weekly basis. Most Caravan & Camping Parks can accommodate motor homes, caravans, tents, motor cyclists, and hikers. Television is broadcast on both UHF and VHF bands. To receive the signal you will need a dual band or multi-band receiver.

 

Campers traveling around Ireland will want to make sure they have the proper gear for an enjoyable and safe experience. Basic items to consider are: compass, flashlight and batteries, lounge chair, lantern, pocket knife, torches, tarp, rope, water jugs, and whistle. You would want a tent that could handle the rain, and a tarp to lie under or inside your tent to keep the ground dry, as much as possible. You will get better ware from a good sleeping bag, along with an inflatable air mattress. Other needed items include tools, sunglasses, kindling for a fire, and cooking utensils. If you are flying to Ireland, security systems at airports would not permit you to pack some of the above items. However, you can purchase them in Ireland.

 

Here are a couple of tips for campers. First of all, no one goes to Ireland for the weather. You can always expect rain, so plan for it. Use a ground cloth under your tent, if the floor leaks use a tarp inside the tent. Take off wet clothes when entering, and set aside an area to stow wet gear until it can be hung it out to dry. Vent your tent to allow condensation to escape and never use gas lamps or heaters in tents.