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Campsites and Aires - Ireland 2018


We spent four weeks touring Ireland in 2018 arriving and returning via Belfast. We travelled along the Northern Ireland coast then took mostly the Wild Atlantic Way signposted tourist route down the west coast of Ireland as far as County Clare before heading across to the north east coast. We stayed mostly at campsites and official motorhome stopovers with a few nights wildcamping.

Site fees were for our 6.7 metre motorhome and two people
in June. Please check with sites for latest fees and opening times. Most campsites are well signposted.
CMC = Caravan & Motorhome Club    CL = CMC Certificated (5 van) Location for members only
CCC = Camping & Caravanning Club main site CS = Camping Club Certificated site (5 vans + tents) members only
COM =  Commercial Campsite (usually mostly static caravans with touring pitches)
ACSI CC
 denotes a site in the ACSI Camping Card low season discount scheme with prices from €11 to €19 including electric hookup (+ tourist tax at most sites).
E denotes price includes electric hook-up, + E = electricity at extra charge which we didn't use
wifi  We mostly used our Huawei Mifi device with a Three or EE data sim.



Site name
Town/village
NEAREST LARGE TOWN
County
Co-ordinates
COST
per night
facilities


OUR COMMENTS
NORTHERN IRELAND
Ford Farm CL
Islandmagee
WHITEHEAD
Mid & East Antrim
N 54.78053
W -5.71402
CMC CL
15E
HS
Ford Farm CL Islandmagee
Small C&MC site with level hardstands and toilets. overlooking tidal creek.
Near the recently restored Gobbins cliff path
Broughshane Aire
Broughshane
BALLYMENA
Mid & East Antrim
N 54.89307
E -6.20033
Municipal aire
5
water/elec borne 2
Broughshane aire
The first official aire set up in Northern Ireland. Signposted five marked bays. Tokens for borne available in local bar and shops. Possibly no overnight fee in low season
The Hedges Hotel
Stranocum
BALLYMONEY
Causeway Coast & Glens
N 55.13827
W -6.38243
Safe Nights parking
free
no facilities
The Dark Hedges
A Safenights overnight stopover in hotel car park. Short walk to the Dark Hedges - location used in Game of Thrones with many oversees visitors.
Portaneevy picnic site
Glenstaghey
BALLYCASTLE
Causeway Coast & Glens
N 55.23339
W -6.32875
parking
free
no facilities
Portaneevy picnic site Carrick a Rede
Large tarmac parking and picnic area off B15 to east of Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Busy during day with coach tours stopping briefly for photos Good views along coast
Portrush CL
Islandtasserty Road
PORTRUSH
Causeway Coast & Glens
N 55.17181
W -6.66389
CMC CL
15E
HS
sorry no photo Small CL with level grass and concrete areas adjacent to house. Toilet & shower.
Quite busy main road on North West 200 motorcycle race route.
Groarty Manor B&B
Groarty Road
DERRY/LONDONDERRY
Derry City
N 55.01422
W -7.37543
Safe Nights
10E
water
HS
Groarty Manor B&B Safenight stop
A Safenights stopover in grounds of guest house about three miles west of Derry. level concrete area with water tap but no waste disposal facilities.
Thistle-do CL
Kilmore Road, Drumquin
OMAGH
Fermanagh & Omagh
N 54.64830
W -7.52938
CMC CL
15E
HS
sorry no photo
New CL with large level gravel area.  Good views across countryside. Narrow approach roads Quite near the excellent Ulster American Folk Park.
Riverside Marina
Derrylin Road
ENNISKILLEN
Fermanagh & Omagh
N 54.32530
W -7.65067
Private Aire
12.50+E
HS
water & waste
sorry no photo

Private motorhome aire large level concrete area next to a few static caravans. Good facilities including toilets. Boat launching available
Delamont Country Park
Killyleagh
DOWNPATRICK
Newry,Mourne & Down
N 54.38560
W -5.67407
CCC
19.50E
HS
Delamont Country Park C&CC campsite Large full facility Camping & Caravan Club site with hard standings on edge of country park overlooking Strangford Lough
Loughgall Country Park
Loughgall
PORTADOWN
Armagh City
N 54.40850
W -6.60538
CCC rally site
7.35
water & waste
sorry no photo A level grass rally site in a country park with golf, fishing and lakeside trails.
Aghalee CL
The Hollow Road, Aghalee
CRAIGAVON
Armagh City
N 54.52604
W -6.27914
CMC CL
12.50E


sorry no photo Small CL behind a farm. Level grass meadow, toilets and information room. About one mile from village and quite near Lough Neagh
IRELAND
Stroove Beach
Inishowen Head
MOVILLE
Co Donegal
N 55.22683
W -6.92942
carpark
free
HS
water
Stroove beach car park
Carpark by small sandy and rocky beach. Water tap and portaloo. On the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) tourist route. Near car ferry across Lough Foyle at Greencastle.
Pollan Bay
Ballyliffin
CARNDONAGH
Co Donegal
N 55.29013
W -7.39130
carpark
free
HS
no facs
Pollan Bay car park Carpark by large sandy and pebble beach on WAW. No facilities. Near the excellent Doagh Famine Village and museum.
Rosguill Holiday Park
Melmore Head
DOWNINGS
Co Donegal
N 55.23356
W -7.79571
COM
€20 +E
HS
water & waste pt
Rosguil Caravan Prk
Caravan park with large touring area by sand dunes overlooking beautiful sandy bay. Full facilities; free pitch & putt course. Narrow access roads and poor roadsigns. Nearby town is Downies on some maps
Deadmans Point
Rosses Point
SLIGO
Co Sligo
N 54.30732
W -8.57343
layby
free
no facs
Rosses Point parking Grass layby on clifftop. No overnight parking in nearby car park. Several MH's parked. Near commercial campsite
Gortnor Abbey Pier
Crossmolina
BALLINA
Co Mayo
N 54.09381
W -9.29966
municipal aire
free
water no waste
toilets
Gortnor Abbey aire Carpark overlooking Lough Conn. Short marked MH parking. Toilets sometimes closed. CCTV No official waste disposal
Rosmoney Pier
WESTPORT
Co Mayo
N 53.82555
W -9.62040
carpark
free
no facs
Rosmoney pier parking
Very small parking area by yacht club. Limited space with boating activity. Narrow roads from Westport. No overnight parking at Westport Quay
Clifden Campsite & Caravan Park
Shanakeever
CLIFDEN
Co Galway
N 53.50160
W -10.01777
COM
€22 +E
HS
Clifden Campsite
Marked gravel pitches on terraces; good facilities. Quiet. About 1.8km from town centre partly along busy road. Good for touring Connemara region
Spiddal Caravan Park
Spiddal
GALWAY
Co Galway
N 53.25568
W -9.30189
COM
€20 +E
HS
Spiddal Caravan Park
Small caravan park mostly statics with some hardstands for tourers. Fair facilities. About 1.5km from town centre. Quite near Rossaveel for ferries to Aran Islands and Connemara uplands
Vaughan's Bar
Kilfenora
DOOLIN
Co Clare
N 52.98978
W -9.22049
carpark
free
no facs
Vaughans bar Kilfenora
Large gravel carpark behind bar and hostel. Sunday nights set dancing with Ceili band worth watching. Just south of the Burren
Lough Ennel Caravan Park
Carrickwood
MULLINGAR
Westmeath
N 53.46613
W -7.37544
ACSI
€19
HS
sorry no photo
Quiet site mostly statics on edge of lough; Good facilities but showers coin operated. Suitable for stopover in midlands. limited access to loughside
Carlingford Marina
Carlingford
NEWRY
Louth
N 54.04751
W -6.19052
private aire
€10
parking
free water & waste
Carlingford Marina aire
Gravel parking area by marina overlooking lough. About 1km from attractive town centre. Greenore car ferry to NI nearby
updated 28 Oct 2018