The planning can often be as enjoyable and stressful as the actually holiday.  There is nothing worse than arriving onsite to discover you have forgotten something and there are tears.  Here is a handy checklist of items that we think are important.  This isn?t a definitive list as no doubt there are things that we have forgotten but it should help in some small way as a gentle reminder of what you do need.  It might be worth your while printing this off and having it as a tick off list before you set off each time.


Camping Equipment Furniture
Tent / Caravan / Motorhome Chairs (both adults & kids)
Carpet Power lead + 16amp plug
Footprint Extra extension lead (suitable for outdoor use)
Mallet / Hammer Camping Table
Pegs (good proper pegs & spares!) Kitchen cooker stand
Air pump + spare pump Storage units for food & clothes
Tent extension + groundsheet Picnic rug
Gazebo + sidewalls Table & bench set
Cooker + Gas bottle + regulator + hose Personal items
Camping Lights (batteries if required) Clothes
Lamp / Torch Swimming clothes including wetsuits
Ice box + Ice Packs Wet gear & willies
Plug in cool box / fridge Fit flops ( for showers and beach)
Water container Hats (sun hats and warm hats)
Airbed / Camp bed / Sims / Travel cot Towels (micro towels will save space)
Heater (gas or low watt electric) Wash bags (1 for each person)
Portable toilet / chemicals / TOILET ROLLS Bug spray & repellent
Kettle Pyjamas & warm socks
BBQ Small travel mirror
Repair kits Pop up bins (can be used for storage)
Small / folding bin Vacuum space saver bags
Hot water bottles (vital)
Items from home First aid kit / medication
Blankets (for outside in evening)
Pillows For the kids
Pots Board games
Frying pan Deck of cards
Bowls, plates, cups Bubbles
Glasses, wine glasses Favourite toys
Cutlery & sharp knife Glow sticks
Chopping board Skewers / Marshmallows / biscuits (SMORES)
Tin opener Colouring books and crayons
Bottle opener (very important) Frisbie
BBQ utensils Football / hurley / sliotar
Strainer / Seive Beach toys
Basin / Bucket Bikes / scooters
Large spoon / Spatula Books
Tea towels
Kitchen roll Other vital items
Tin foil Buggy / Travel cot
Matches / lighter Power Banks (bring a few)
Dust pan & brush Extra batteries
Bin bags Small torches / battery laterns
Mini condiments (salt, pepper, tomato ketchup)

There is no better way to see the country with all your own home comforts.  Don?t forget to check out all the great caravan & camping sites throughout Ireland before you travel. There are over 100 quality approved caravan & camping parks throughout Ireland.  Sites offer top class facilities with many onsite amenities.  There is a variety of sites around Ireland.  Maybe you are looking for a quiet site where you can pitch up and use the site as a base for travelling around.  Maybe you want a site where there is a playground for your kids or even sites where there are a host of onsite activities for all the family to enjoy.  Whatever you want Camping Ireland has something for everyone.

For information on these sites, the facilities they offer and other information log onto our website Camping Ireland  Enjoy the independence and flexibility that camping in Ireland can offer in quality approved sites.  We look forward to welcoming you to Ireland?s outdoor living.  Download the Camping Ireland App which you can use to browse and search for approved sites with ease while you are travelling around.  For more information on the app click here Don?t forget to order your Camping Key Europe Card which offers great discounts and savings at campsites, visitor attractions and many more outlets.  The card is accepted in over 2,800 sites in Ireland and Europe.  It also includes free third-party insurance.  You can order the card here