No Festivals, No problem - Camping with friends this Summer

There has been no Festivals for 2 years in a row in Ireland. This blog will give you all you need to know for camping with friends regardless of any cancelled events.
Decathlon Ireland
September 10, 2021


No Festivals, No problem - Camping with friends this Summer

There has been no summer festivals for a second year in a row is a bummer, but it doesn't mean that you can’t enjoy what's right on your doorstep. Make the most of your staycation this summer by camping with friends in some of Ireland's most iconic locations. There's always something to do that everyone’s sure to enjoy. 


What do you need?

The most important item for any camping trip is the tent! Popup tents are a great option for two or three people sharing and have the added convenience of a quick assembly and disassembly, meaning you have more time to adventure! 

3 Person 2 Second Pop Up Tent

The next item on the list is a sleeping bag. We recommend a 10° sleeping bag to ensure maximum comfort from colder temperatures during the Irish summer nights.

Arpenaz 10° Sleeping Bag

Sleeping on the ground of the tent isn't always the best idea, and if you're a creature of comfort an air mattress is the best option to maximise the enjoyment of your sleep. Our two person tents have a standard bedroom size that allows for a 120cm air mattress, and with our larger three person tents it is possible to use a 140cm air mattress.

Air Basic 140cm Mattress

After a long day of activities, opening up your camp chair is the best feeling in the world! Whether you use it during the day at the beach or when staying up late at night chatting with friends, a camp chair should be on everyone’s packing list!

Folding Camping Chair


Where to go 

Once you’re all packed it’s time to decide where you’re going! Here's some suggestions:

Kilbroney Caravan park,

Lough in Rostrevor Village,

Co. Down


Activities:

Walking, mountain biking, football, tennis 



Clifden Eco Beach Camping & Caravan Park,

Clifden, 

Co. Galway

Activities:

Walking, surfing, swimming, stand up paddle board, cycling


Achill Seal Caves Camping & Caravan park,

The Strand, Duggart, Achill Island,

Co.Mayo 

Activities:

Walking, surfing, swimming, stand up paddle board, cycling

Eagle Point Camping,

Bantry,

Co. Cork 


Activities:

Walking, surfing, swimming, stand up paddle board, cycling


Lough Key Caravan & Camping Park 

Co. Roscommon


Activities:

Walking, surfing, swimming, stand up paddle board, cycling, ziplining 



Activities 

While on your staycation be sure to include other activities to the itinerary to make sure you get the most out of your time away. If you’re close to the beach be sure to hit the waves and give surfing or paddle boarding a try! If you’re a fan of solid ground why not try some local day hikes or get up on two wheels and explore the area on some of Ireland’s new cycleways! No matter what activity or destination you choose, you're sure to pick up some additional equipment or clothing at Decathlon.ie


Make memories, have adventures and stay safe!

This blog was written by Kirsten Doyle, Decathlon Ireland Team Member.

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