There’s some great places to go camping in Limerick.
Spend days happily exploring historic castles, nature parks and cultural sights and sleep in the fresh outdoor air.
Luckily, there’s plenty of excellent campsites in Limerick, many of which cater to campers, caravans and tents alike!
Our favourite places to go camping in Limerick
The first section of our guide is packed with what we think are the best places to go camping in Limerick.
Below, you’ll find everywhere from the brilliant Adare Camping and Caravan Park to Castleconnell Camping and more.
1. Curraghchase Caravan & Camping Park
Situated in the leafy surroundings of Kilcornan, Curraghchase Caravan and Camping Park is a superb choice for families.
Right outside your tent the 774-acre Curraghchase Forest Park is nature’s playground with endless walks and wildlife.
Kids will spend hours in the various playgrounds making new friends, feeding the ducks on the lake, or perhaps exploring the Fairy Trail.
Close to pretty Adare and Limerick City, it’s widely regarded as one of the best places for camping Limerick has to offer for good reason.
2. Adare Camping and Caravan Park
Another lush gem in the Limerick countryside, Adare Camping, Caravan and Motorhome Park is a family-run business just 3km from Adare’s history and heritage.
It’s one of the most beautiful towns in Ireland and well worth a visit. The 2-hectare park has just 28 pitches making it feel very personal and exclusive.
There’s a communal kitchen, playground, ball park, river walk and even a hot tub for relaxing and star gazing after dark. Kids can pet the donkey, pony and resident dog, Hugh!
This Limerick camping site gets high marks for its cleanliness and attracts many international visitors as well as families.
3. Castleconnell Campsite
Watersports enthusiasts should definitely book a camping stay at Castleconnell Campsite which is known for its outstanding watersports opportunities.
Pitch your tent (or park your campervan) in the 22 acre woodland and make plans. The nearby River Shannon offers kayaking, swimming, sailing and hiking opportunities which can be booked onsite.
End the day with a BBQ, make use of the onsite pizza oven or gather round the communal campfire for a sing-song.
For a day of culture and history, Limerick City and King John’s Castle are a mere 20 minutes away.
4. The Galtee Art Truck
Located in Kilbehenny, the Galtee Art Truck is set in the mountains and is perfect for those who fancy camping but don’t have their own gear.
It’s actually a campervan permanently pitched on a lovely wooded site in the Galtee Mountains.
It has all the advantages of glamping – a fully equipped kitchen, real bed, cosy living area and even a hot tub from which to relish those stunning mountain views.
There’s an outdoor fire pit, furnished deck and BBQ. Best of all, guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast. This is camping for people that don’t like camping!
Other very popular campsites in Limerick (and nearby)
Now that we have our favourite places to go camping in Limerick out of the way, it’s time to see what else is on offer nearby.
Below, you’ll find campsites a stone’s throw from Limerick, each of which boasts great reviews online.
1. Ballyhoura Campervan Park
Mountain bikers looking for a camping base should check out Ballyhoura Camper Van Park.
Right in the hub of Kilfinane and surrounded by mountain trails (92 km of them in Ballyhoura to be precise), this campsite is primarily set up for 40 vans but tents can be pitched on request. There’s even an bar onsite. Bring your bike or rent when you get here.
There’s an excellent adventure sports centre in Kilfinane providing opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, raft building, archery, rock climbing, abseiling, orienteering and …mountain biking!
2. Killaloe Camping
Killaloe Camping site is a well-located base for exploring historic Lough Derg and this ancient area, steeped in legend and history.
The campsite welcomes tents, caravans and motor-homes and is the perfect base for enjoying watersports just a short walk away.
Just steps from the campsite is Ballycuggeran, a gorgeous Blue Flag Beach for lake swimming, picnics, fishing and windsurfing.
Sailing, paddleboarding, hiking and guided kayaking trips are naturally very popular.With an award-winning gastropub onsite, this campsite really does tick all the boxes for a stunning adventure camping break in Limerick.
3. Glen of Aherlow Caravan & Camping Park
First class amenities and spectacular scenery combine at the Glen of Atherlow Caravan and Camping Park in Newtown.
This four star site is recommended by most major camping groups and has modern washrooms with hot showers, a camper shop, games room with pool table, camp kitchen, laundry and Wi-Fi.
It’s also just a hop from the Nature Park, restaurants and the local Tourist Information Centre.
With the lofty Galtee Mountains and the wooded slopes of Slievenamuck on the doorstep, this is a superb choice for those interested in hiking, bird watching and exploring the Golden Vale.
4. Lakeside Holiday Park
Located on the shores of beautiful Lough Derg, Lakeside Holiday Park is a beautiful nature-orientated camp site in wooded surroundings.
Relax by the lake, go fishing and kayaking or plan some hikes in the historic area.
Facilities include a modern shower block and wash area, campers’ kitchen, table tennis, tennis court, football pitch, swings and canoe hire.
If you fancy a swim, there’s a diving board too! You can even hire a motor boat and explore the area from the Shannon River. It’s definitely a place to chill out and have fun!
What Limerick campsites have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places to go camping in Limerick from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
Limerick camping FAQs
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Where can you wild camp in Limerick?’ to ‘Where’s good for camper vans?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best Limerick camping spots?
Adare Camping and Caravan Park and Curraghchase Caravan & Camping Park are two of our favourite Limerick campsites.
Where can you go wild camping in Limerick?
If you follow the wild camping code, you’ve an endless number of place to camp. In particular, there’s plenty of places around the Ballyhoura Region.
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.