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Ten acres of native Irish woodland edged by an ancient ring fort and pure camping in serious eco style – on the south side of the famed Loop Head Peninsula, named in 2013 as ‘the best place to holiday in Ireland’ and a designated European Destination of Excellence (EDEN)? Sounds heavenly to us.

Run by owners Trea, Kevin, their two children, three dogs, three cats, three hens, cockerel and donkeys Betty and Jack, Purecamping in the small village of Querrin, Co Clare, will have you on cloud nine with its sincerely thought out vibe and facilities: it’s designed to let guests experience ‘camping as it should be’ and has a seriously sustainable living vibe (there’s even an electric car charger on site).

All overlooks the Shannon Estuary (where you may see bottlenose dolphins a-frolicking) and is near the Querrin shore to flock to for spying winter waders, herons, ducks and geese, and Querrin Creek for a bit of action at rowing, sailing fishing and kayaking. Pure bliss.

Among the many splendoured things on site are the ways it’s set up for collective activities: the 12m geodesic communal dome, sauna and shared campfire spots are pretty flawless; and guests are also fervent fans of the outdoor clay oven to bake goodies under the stars. Wood is available on site for a nominal fee if you haven't brought your own.

Purecamping has a choice of loo and shower facilities, both designed for their green credentials: the main shower and loo block has hot water via solar panels and a wood stove, with water harvested from rain and the site’s own well, and a second block has compost loos and solar showers.

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade



TV room


Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access



Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal sites


Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed



Hikers’ paradise


Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby


Small (11-25 sites)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents


Pre-erected tents


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  • Querrin, Kilkee, Co. Clare, Republic of Ireland, n/a
  • Timezone Europe/Dublin GMT (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.6332°N 9.5996°W


We are situated on the Loop Head Peninsula, Co. Clare. We are about 45 minutes west of Ennis. Follow the signs for Kilrush or the car ferry signs (Killimer-Tarbert ferry). Once in Kilrush, take the first right and follow the signs for Kilkee. About halfway to Kilkee, turn left at Lisdeen church (you will see Keanes pub on the right). Follow the main road (about 5km) as it winds right and left and through a crossroads until you come to a crossroads with Querrin School on the right and you can see the river straight ahead. Turn right and you will see the sign for Purecamping about 200m down that road on your left. You are here - welcome!

For public transport options, check out the journey planner with Querrin as your destination. We have a taxi service on Loop Head, Around The Loop.

Local attractions

Might you want massage therapy on demand? Yoga classes and sauna sessions, ditto? Trea is a Satyananda Yoga teacher of many years and Purecamping holds classes all year round for all ages as well as a yoga festival in summer.

Once your unknotted self/muscles are ready to surface off site, the surrounding area and Co Clare is a peaceful place with activities and attractions for all sorts (there’s a reason people come here to feel muscles unrelax). As with pretty much all the west Irish coast, locals are rightly proud of the area and its activities: ask Trea and Kevin for recommendations or set off with a picnic on foot for an unadulterated amount of spectacular Irish scenery.

In the immediate area, an immediacy for most visitors is delving into the countryside and shoreline of the Loop Head Peninsula. Look here for shoreline wildlife, lobsters, mussels and the best of Co Clare food; the Loop Head Heritage Trail for the West Clare Railway, Doonaha Napoleonic Gun Battery and the Grave of the Yellow Men; and active land and sea activities such as sailing, scuba diving, rock climbing, deep sea fishing, riding lessons and seashore workshops at Ross.

Whichever way you go or whoever you ask, you’ll likely find yourself directed to Loop Head Lighthouse, shining out since 1670 and one of the main attractions of the Co Clare coast. It’s open to the public from late May until the end of August (check the Clare County Council to be sure it’s open when you want to visit) for guided tours up the tower and onto the balcony: on a good day, the views to Connemara’s Twelve Pins and Co Kerry’s Blasket Islands are really something rather special.

For meals, shopping and a pint of the black stuff, Purecamping is within ten—15 minutes’ drive of four scenic Co Clare towns: Kilkee (7km), Carrigaholt (8km), Kilrush (13km) and Kilbaha (20km). Head to Naughtons in Kilkee for pub grub; The Long Dock in Carrigaholt and Keatings Bar in Kilbaha for seafood; and Murphy Blacks or the Strand Bistro at Kilkee for seafood.

Finally, ever tried/watched handball? You may not know this is a Very Irish Sport, but take your camera to Querrin pier to see. Gloves and hand cream very much recommended for those who want to join in.


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via
Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via

Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 06/01 and 08/31 and between 05/01 and 05/31.
Reception is unmanned after 8 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

This area is not subject to city tax.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..

Additional terms

Purecamping is a quiet family campsite where people come to get away from it all. We ask that you consider other campers when it comes to late night noise etc.

The geodesic dome is a common space for campers and a wonderful all-weather space for children. It is available from 9am to 10pm each day. We ask that parents and children help us to keep it tidy and a pleasant space for all users.

Quiet time is from 11.30pm to 9am. The campsite gate will be closed for vehicular traffic from 11.30pm. If you are taking a taxi home, please ask them to drop you at the top of the road. This will ensure less disruption for sleeping campers.

Alcohol is allowed at Purecamping in moderation.

Drugs are not permitted at Purecamping.

Abusive or aggressive behaviour will result in the termination of your holiday with no refund.

We are an eco-camp site, so we ask that all elements of the environment are considered and protected.

Please think carefully about waste and perhaps offer any leftover food to other campers.

Recycling and composting facilities are available. Please separate your waste.

Please conserve water where possible and use solar showers.

During your stay please feel free to ask us about the green technology that we employ on site.

Wifi is available for your convenience to help you with your holiday plans and email, etc. Purecamping should be an opportunity for adults and children alike to step back from technology and enjoy life. Therefore, we ask that children's online activity should be kept to a minimum and we reserve the right to turn off the wifi access at any time.

Dogs must be kept under control and on leads.

We encourage you to bring your own firewood for campfires but we do have some available on site.