Set in the Southwest of Ireland in County Kerry is Killarney, a land of mysticism and magic, of stunning scenery, of wild, winding country roads and local life, flora and fauna.
Killarney is a sacred place with marvellous outdoor activities and opportunities to experience Ireland and all it has to offer. And, with such an emphasis on the outdoors, where better to stay than camping or glamping in a campground.
Just remember to check the weather in advance before booking outside of the summer months. Ireland may have many merits, but good weather isn’t one of them.
Check out our top five camping and glamping spots to seek out when in Killarney!
5. Donoghues White Villa Farm Caravan Park
This family-run camping and caravan park has been welcoming guests since the 60s.
Set in Killarney on a perfectly manicured estate, the Donoghues site has won awards for its accommodation offering as well as real customer service.
Expect a truly heart-warming welcome from the team here who have put time and love into the property.
Many amenities such as a camper’s kitchen, children’s play area, disabled facilities, free Wi-Fi, TV lounge and dog walks make this a truly relaxed home away from home.
The Donoghues welcome tents, caravans and motorhomes, including those that need to be hooked up to power. Only unrestricted dog breeds are allowed to be checked-in as guests to the property.
4. Killarney Flesk Caravan & Camping
This four-star caravan and camping park is located just at the mouth of the Kerry Way. It is a stunning location to be set in, with all there is to see and do in the locale right outside your door.
With woodlands, forests, flora and fauna to pepper your stay, expect to hear birds as your alarm clock and to see deer graze by dusk.
Located moments from Killarney town, this also is a great spot to be set up in if you’re keen to explore local life, with an abundance of pubs and restaurants all a short drive from the park.
An on-site restaurant and bar (with takeaway food), bike rentals, a wet weather shelter and a supermarket-cum-garage ensure you will feel right at home in this ideal camping centre.
3. Fleming’s White Bridge Killarney Holiday Park
Set in “the lake district of Ireland”, this award-winning campsite offers the highest standard of “roughing it”.
Situated on the shores of River Flesk, this family-run business offers personal service and a warm welcome from the Fleming family for each guest that passes through.
Not far from Killarney town, all your needs are met. Saying that though, they also have wonderful on-site facilities and amenities including a TV lounge, football pitch, fishing opportunities, live music, bike hire and tours available.
2. Killarney Glamping
Tired of the old common camping trip? In search of an outdoor experience that offers a little slice of luxury on the side? If you answer yes to these two questions, we suggest you check out Killarney Glamping.
“Glamping” is essentially camping in absolute comfort, without the need to pitch or put away your tent, and it has become quite the trend over the past number of years.
At Killarney Glamping former bell tents offer campers a boutique experience with each “tent” furnished with a bed, stovetop, electric blankets and even an en-suite bathroom.
There is also a fantastic outdoor kitchen and BBQ area, a communal fire pit, and perhaps one of the most stunning stretches of the night sky.
With breath-taking views of the surroundings right outside your tent, we can think of no finer way to experience the nature of Killarney.
1. Carrauntoohil Eco Farm
Carrauntoohil Eco Farm is an exceptional and original place to stay when looking for camping digs in Killarney.
It has topped our list as the finest option in the district due to its awesome business model which prioritises eco-friendly business practices and sustainability.
Set on a 10-acre farm in Killarney the campgrounds also offer luxury yurts and cosy cabin sleeping options for those looking for a little extra oomph in their stay.
Whilst mystical rivers run through the property and the only sounds you hear are of natural wildlife, it is truly easy to get lost in this magical landscape.
Facilities include eco-friendly toilets and hot showers providing only eco-friendly products, as well as a communal fire pit which encourages an inclusive experience for all guests.