Caravan and Camping Parks
The following is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the competent authorities listed below.
Procedures required for operating Caravan and Camping Parks
Under the Tourist Traffic Acts 1939 - 2016 any tourism business calling themselves a caravan or camping park must be registered with Fáilte Ireland.
In order to register as a caravan & camping park, your business should consist of a site comprising 20 or more touring pitches and not more than 50 touring pitches per hectare.
There should be toilets and a washing-up facility provided within a permanent structure, and the site should be constructed, laid out, or adapted and properly equipped for use as a caravan or camping park
Other procedures required
Other procedures a provider of caravan and camping accommodation services may have to comply with include the following:
- Planning legislation, fire safety, and local building regulations
- Food legislation
- Health and Safety
The relevant competent authorities dealing with those areas are :
- The Relevant Local Authority, (Planning and Building requirements)
- The Environmental Health Office of the HSE (Operating a Food business)
- and the Health and Safety Authority ( Health and Safety regulations)
Please find relevant links below which provide general information on the procedures required for the areas listed above:
The following competent authorities websites also provide general information relevant to operating caravan and camping parks in Ireland.