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Camping next year in Ireland (Ring of Kerry)

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Camping next year in Ireland (Ring of Kerry)

Planning on a camping trip next year with the friends. Probably comes across as a stupid question but are you allowed to put your tent up at the end of the hiking day and camp anywhere?. I understand camping on private property / land is a no go. For example at 6pm could we stop beside a local lake or field wherever we are and put the tent up and not having to worry about breaking the law etc?

Thanks in advance.

Limerick, Ireland
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1. Re: Camping next year in Ireland (Ring of Kerry)

Wild Camping is illegal in Ireland.

The Flesk Campsite just outside Killarney on the Muckross Road has good facilities and is in a nice location www.killarneyfleskcamping.com

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2. Re: Camping next year in Ireland (Ring of Kerry)

Historically, farmers were usually quite amenable to people who asked to pitch a tent in one of their fields. So long as the field didn't have crops or animals in it at that time, it didn't bother them much.

Unfortunately, people are now so fearful of getting sued that this has pretty much died out.

You may still some who will tell you where you can pitch up provided you accept that they did not give you permission to do so.

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