Cavan trip – Row Campsite

Cavan trip – Row Campsite

Hi everybody,

let me start the blog talking about my first experience camping in Ireland!

I choose Row Campsite as suggested on a Facebook page, as it seemed the most quiet and dog-friendly location: and I was right!

The camping is near Killashandra, on a lake called Lough Oughter.
From Dublin it takes around 2 hr to get there (coordinates areĀ 53.992913, -7.488623 )

But, of course, I stopped on the way so the dogs could take a break.
And for my dogs a proper break involves water:

When we finally arrived, we found two campers on the lake shore. The owner of the camping told us we could park anywhere because we didn’t need electricity.
As far as I know there are only 4 pitches with electricity.
The camping has, on the lake shore, the space for campervans and bigger tents plus another field closer to the main house with spaces for tents.

We have been very lucky that the other camper had two dogs and we could all let them be mainly off lead. I believe the policy would be to keep dogs on-lead, but in this very quiet situation (and with well-behaved dogs) we have been free to choose! And that meant paradise for Jago and Buddy!
They spent two days running, going in the water, sniffing around, exploring.

We have been able to use the kayak and the boat… for free! Luckily it was sunny for the entire weekend!



There are cows, two friendly donkeys and a beautiful dog!

The camping is small and minimalist, but it really has everything needed!
There is a kitchen, where we could cook our dinner, and a sheltered area to eat.
The toilets are close and clean.

An absolute great experience, for me and for the dogs!

I was there only for two days, so I didn’t visit a lot the surroundings, but I went for a walk in Killikeen Forest Park

I can say that, as first experience, it has been wonderful, so I am happy to share it with other fellow canine campers travelling around Ireland!