Dublin's first municipal tourist caravan and camping park opened for business in 1996. It occupies 15 acres in the south western area of Corkagh Park, adjacent to the N7 with access via the Green Isle Road off the Naas Road Dual Carriageway.
The Caravan Park is managed by- BK Management Ltd Mobile No. 00353 86 8540804
The project was part of South Dublin County Council’s strategy to attract more tourists to the County, and was based on the recognised need for additional camping facilities in Dublin. With the support of Dublin Tourism and Bórd Fáilte, the Parks & Landscape Services Department took the initiative to provide a Tourist Caravan and Camping Park to service both foreign and domestic tourists.
The internal layout includes two principal roads and three minor roads separating the various divisions within the site. The park includes 113 sites, of the dimensions 10m x 15m, each site having a hard stand area for a caravan and car. The rest of the park caters for approximately 50 tents and there is a special area to accommodate touring buses; a particular feature of school tours from continental Europe.
The caravan pitches are serviced with mains water, sewage and electricity to accommodate the more modern caravans, and there is also a chemical toilet disposal area. Fresh water points and electrical sockets are convenient for the tent locations.
The park has three buildings designed as pavilions. The principal building is an administrative pavilion located near the entrance, providing a reception, small office, store, shop, TV room and an area where visitors can relax and have tea or coffee. With a floor capacity of 245 square metres, it also includes toilets and showers, with a laundry and nappy changing room.
A timber frame bungalow located nearby is designed to harmonise with the administration building. It has 100 square metres floor capacity comprising two apartments; one is a residence for the manager of the park and the other for his supporting staff. The third building located toward the rear of the site is a more conventional structure with concrete blocks. It has the largest floor capacity at approximately 360 square metres and includes toilets, showers and a camper’s kitchen.
In addition to the general facilities, disabled visitors can enjoy enhanced ramped access to the main building and shower block; accessible campers’ kitchenette; induction hearing loop in reception; accessible reception desk; Braille and tactile way-finding signage; accessible chemical toilet disposal point; seven accessible toilets and six accessible level-entry showers. Please click here for a detailed access guide.
There is a children’s playground located in the centre of the site comprising over 600 square metres containing a range of attractive play equipment for the younger age groups. The playground is surfaced with bark mulch with impact absorbing rubber tiles placed beneath the swings and major items of equipment.
Visitors come from 40 countries around the world. Half of all visitors are from the UK and half of those are from Northern Ireland. Visitors from France, Holland and Germany comprise about 10% from each country.
Accolades to date include being the outright winner in the Accommodation category of the ESAT Telecom / Dublin Tourism, Tourism Business Awards and it was also an outright winner receiving an “Award of Excellence” in the Irish Caravan and Camping Council Parks Award Scheme sponsored by Bórd Fáilte.
For further information please contact Telephone No. 00353 1 4640644
Mobile No. 00353 86 8540804 - BK Management Ltd
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