Staying in a tent in Ireland

April 13, 2007

Question:

We are from Denmark and are planning a summer father and son trip to Ireland in june. We will rent a car and follow the trip that was described by Kathrine.

Our question, are we allowed to stay in a tent, wherever we find a nice spot, along the road or close to the cost line, or do we have to stay on camp sites?

one Answer

  • DoChara says:

    Mostly you need to stay in designated camp sites.

    Although you will certainly find nice quiet looking coastal or woodland spots where it looks as though it would be ok to camp, bear in mind that someone owns the land, and you need, at a minimum, their permission before camping. Often even finding out who owns it can be a problem, but it would be illegal to camp there without the owner’s permission.

    You might sometimes find a farmer who is willing to let you camp in a field, but unfortunately this is becoming rarer and rarer due to insurance problems.

    Camping Ireland have very good listings of camp sites all around the country.

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