Handy checklist for must haves to help you have a brilliant caravan & camping holiday in Ireland | Camping Ireland

Handy checklist for must haves to help you have a brilliant caravan & camping holiday in Ireland

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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


Tent / Caravan / Motorhome

Chairs (both adults & kids)


Power lead + 16amp plug


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)


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


Pyjamas & warm socks


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)



For the kids


Board games

Frying pan

Deck of cards

Bowls, plates, cups


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)


BBQ utensils

Football / hurley / sliotar

Strainer / Seive

Beach toys

Basin / Bucket

Bikes / scooters

Large spoon / Spatula


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)




Camping torch         Camping chair    Camping coolbox

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

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