Ireland, an island filled with lush vegetation, a lively culture and awe-inspiring landscapes, is just waiting to be explored. Its castles, moors, coastlines and renowned landmarks make for some fantastic photographs, while its cities are great for wining, dining and shopping. Visit in the summer months and have the opportunity to experience Ireland’s numerous annual festivals.
Self-drive is a fabulous way to zip around the country and take in its famous sights, with roads in great condition all over the island. Hiring a motorhome is a popular way to explore the Republic, as camp grounds are plentiful both within the interior and along the coastlines.
Recommended campervan drives in Ireland
Cliffs of Moher:
a picturesque drive across the country, from Dublin to these magnificent 120 metre high cliffs that rise above the Atlantic Ocean. This is one of Ireland’s most impressive landscapes and it can easily be explored from the O’Connor’s Riverside Camping & Caravaning Park. On the way to the cliffs stop overnight at Laois Campervanning Park.
this county is home to some of Ireland’s most stunning countryside and it sits just south of Dublin. It is home to the Wicklow Mountains, the Japanese Gardens and 8,472 hectares of forested land, and is a great place for a holiday drive. Explore the county from Forest Farm Caravanning & Camping or Moat Farm Holiday Park.
on a peaceful drive south from Dublin along the coast of the Irish Sea. Get a glimpse of some magnificent views, walk in the hills, visit old Viking towns and go to the beach. On this picturesque drive there are plenty of places to stop, including Hidden Valley Campervan & Camping Park and Saint Margaret’s Beach Campingvan Park.
What to see and do
There is no shortage of things to see and do in Ireland, most of which can easily be enjoyed by motorhome hire. Brú na Boinne, the Giant’s Causeway and Skellig Michael, which are the Republic’s three World Heritage sites, are of course a must, as are the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and the stunning Ring of Kerry. Ireland is also filled with beautiful castles, with the most impressive being Blarney Castle, and no visitor here should go without making a visit to the Holy Cross Abbey.
With so many stunning landscapes and picturesque countryside there is no excuse why one should not go hiking in Ireland. The Lough Boora Parklands is a great place to do this, as are the numerous hills in the Midlands. Go underground and explore the Doolin and Ailwee caves or stay above ground and play a round of golf at the Killerig Golf Resort. Drinkers should not go without tasting one of Ireland’s famous stouts or whiskeys, while foodies should indulge in some coddle, boxty or colcannon.