Camping FAQs

Please find answers to frequently asked questions – in handy drop down format and also typed out in full below that. If there is something that is not covered, please feel free to email us at: climatecampireland@gmail.com

If you have any particular needs please let us know! We can not guarantee that we will be able to meet every need, but we will do what we can. 

The camp is located near Saleen Pier, Tarbert, North Kerry. Coordinates 52.55932767447949, -9.466059018067554.

Yes! There will be a daily sign-up sheet to volunteering to help. Everybody is encouraged to volunteer for something. Jobs include food preparation, workshop support, toilet checks, vibe patrol. The Climate Camp will be a co-created, democratically organised space – everyone who takes part is involved in making it happen.

We will have a number of marquees set up as event spaces, a kitchen providing food, some running water and limited electricity, and space for people to camp! There will be a minimum of 1 wheelchair accessible toilet. There is limited power available and this will be reserved for the kitchen and projector to use. 

Please bring your own phone battery power banks. Please bring your own cups, bowls and cutlery. There are no shops near the camp. All cars and campervans will need to park at the nearby pier, rather than on the campsite.

Yes we will provide 3 vegan meals a day. Attendees are asked to make a donation for each meal in order to cover costs. The kitchen will be run by volunteers and there will be a sign up sheet onsite for people to volunteer to help with cooking.

Please bring any other food that you need or like. Please bring your own cups, bowls and cutlery. There are no shops near the camp.

Please bring your own tent and camping gear, waterproof clothes, a chair or something to sit on, a torch, a battery power bank (if needed), a cup, bowl and cutlery. There will be a kitchen onsite which will provide meals but please bring any extra food you want or need. 

We also have a wishlist of items that will be useful for the Climate Camp. If you have any of these, please do bring them along labelled with your name and number. See https://climatecampireland.ie/camp-wishlist/

Yes, children are very welcome to attend. Whilst many of the sessions are aimed at an adult audience, there will be a minimum of 1 workshop per day suitable for all ages. These include a willow weaving workshop, forest school and more.

Please note, all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have issues with mobility, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) letting us know when you are planning to arrive and we will be happy to help you.

The camp is located in a field which has recently been cut for hay. The ground is bumpy underfoot but fairly flat in general. The sessions will be mainly held in marquees which are fully accessible. We have limited power onsite so only a limited amount of the sessions will have a speaker with microphone. Some of the sessions will have visuals which will be projected on a large screen. Cooked meals will be provided onsite and people will be asked to give a donation to cover the cost. Compost toilets will be set up on site, one of which will be fully wheelchair accessible.

The Celtic Coast section of the Euro velo 1 route connects Limerick to Listowel. It is composed mainly of normal roads with Eurovelo signs marking the route along the way. See https://en.eurovelo.com/ev1/celtic-coast


A section of it, the Great Southern Greenway, is a cyclist/pedestrian only route that follows old train tracks. Details on the lengths, climb and grade of this segment can be found here: http://southerntrail.net/map_my_ride.html A general summary of the trail can be found here http://southerntrail.net/maps/walking%20ireland%206.8.13.pdf

From Limerick:

Bus 13 to Listowel

Departure times: 8:35, 11:35, 13:35 15:35 17:35 19:35 21:35

See https://www.expressway.ie/route/13-limerick-to-tralee

We can organise lifts to the camp from Listowel or Tarbert. If you need a lift from these nearby towns to the camp, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) with the number of persons, date and time of arrival. We might ask you to wait for other people to arrive as well in order to reduce the number of trips by car.

From Cork:

Option 1:

Train and Bus 13 to Listowel

Train departure times: One direct train at 9.00 and multiple others 

See: https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/

Bus 13 departure times: 8:00, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 18:00

See https://www.expressway.ie/route/13-limerick-to-tralee

Option 2:

Bus 40 to Tralee and Bus 13 to Listowel

Bus 40 departure times: Mon – Sat 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 16:30,17:30,19:00, 20:30, Sunday less frequent.

See https://www.expressway.ie/route/40-rosslare-to-tralee

Bus 13 departure times: 8:00, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 18:00

See https://www.expressway.ie/route/13-limerick-to-tralee

We can organise lifts to the camp from Listowel or Tarbert. If you need a lift from these nearby towns to the camp, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) with the number of persons, date and time of arrival. We might ask you to wait for other people to arrive as well in order to reduce the number of trips by car.

From Dublin:

Option 1:

Bus 300 to Abbeyfeale and Bus 13 to Listowel

Bus 300 departure times: Every hour from 6.15 to 23.15.

See: https://www.dublincoach.ie/all-timetables/route-300-m7-express

Bus 13 departure times: 9:40, 11:40, 12:40, 14:40, 16:40, 18:40, 20:40, 22:40 

See: https://www.expressway.ie/route/13-limerick-to-tralee

Option 2

Train to Limerick and Bus 13 to Listowel

Train departure times: Every hour from 7:00

See: https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/

Bus 13 departure times: 8:35, 11:35, 13:35, 15:35, 17:35, 21:35

See: https://www.expressway.ie/route/13-limerick-to-tralee

We can organise lifts to the camp from Listowel or Tarbert. If you need a lift from these nearby towns to the camp, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) with the number of persons, date and time of arrival. We might ask you to wait for other people to arrive as well in order to reduce the number of trips by car.

Congrats on making it this far! We can organise lifts to the camp from Listowel or Tarbert. If you need a lift from these nearby towns to the camp, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) with the number of persons, date and time of arrival. We might ask you to wait for other people to arrive as well in order to reduce the number of trips by car.

Yes, we have a WhatsApp group where you can offer a lift or ask for a lift. You can also organise to arrive by public transport together so that someone onsite with a car can pick you up at the same time. See https://chat.whatsapp.com/CUSB0JQ95jY3Wbg1E7ndoS

We can organise lifts to the camp from Listowel or Tarbert. If you need a lift from these nearby towns to the camp, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) with the number of persons, date and time of arrival. We might ask you to wait for other people to arrive as well in order to reduce the number of trips by car.

We have limited room on the campsite. We are requesting that people park their cars in Ballylongford, Listowel or Tarbert. The camp has a lift service from these locations. Please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) letting us know when you need a lift.

Cars and campervans may park temporarily at the nearby pier, rather than on the campsite whilst unloading. If you have issues with mobility, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) letting us know when you are planning to arrive and we will be happy to you.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the camp.

No alcohol before 8pm. Strictly no drugs onsite.

FAQs – the long version!

1. Where is the camp located?

The address is Saleen Pier, Tarbert, North Kerry. Coordinates 52.55932767447949, -9.466059018067554.

2. Can I volunteer to help?

Yes! There will be a daily sign-up sheet for volunteering to help. Everybody is encouraged to volunteer for something. Jobs include food preparation, workshop support, toilet checks, etc. The Climate Camp will be a co-created, democratically organised space – everyone who takes part is involved in making it happen. 

3. What camping facilities will you have?

We will have a number of marquees set up as event spaces, a kitchen providing food, some running water and limited electricity, and space for people to camp! There will be a minimum of 1 wheelchair accessible toilet. There is limited power available and this will be reserved for the kitchen and projector to use. 

Please bring your own phone battery power banks. Please bring your own cups, bowls and cutlery. There are no shops near the camp. All cars and campervans will need to park at the nearby pier, rather than on the campsite. 

4. Will there be food at the camp?

Yes we will provide 3 vegan meals a day. Attendees are asked to make a donation for the meals in order to cover the cost of the food. The kitchen will be run by volunteers and there will be a sign up sheet onsite for people to volunteer to help with cooking.

Please bring any other food that you need or like. Please bring your own cups, bowls and cutlery. There are no shops near the camp.

5. What should I bring to the camp?

Please bring your own tent and camping gear, waterproof clothes, a chair or something to sit on, a cup, bowl and cutlery, torch, a battery power bank if needed. There will be a kitchen onsite which will provide meals but please bring any extra food you want or need. 

We also have a wishlist of items that will be useful for the Climate Camp. If you have any of these, please do bring them along labelled with your name and number.

6. Are children welcome at the camp?

Yes, children are very welcome to attend. Whilst many of the sessions are aimed at an adult audience, there will be a minimum of 1 workshop per day suitable for all ages. These include a willow weaving workshop, forest school and more.

Please note, all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

7. I have limited mobility. Will the camp be accessible?

If you have issues with mobility, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) letting us know when you are planning to arrive and we will be happy to help you.

The camp is located in a field which has recently been cut for hay. The ground is bumpy underfoot but fairly flat in general. The sessions will be mainly held in marquees which are fully accessible. We have limited power onsite so only a limited amount of the sessions will have a speaker with microphone. Some of the sessions will have visuals which will be projected on a large screen. Cooked meals will be provided onsite and people will be asked to give a donation to cover the cost.  Compost toilets will be set up on site, one of which will be fully wheelchair accessible.

8. How can I get there by bike/foot?

The Celtic Coast section of the Euro velo 1 route connects Limerick to Listowel. It is composed mainly of normal roads with Eurovelo signs marking the route along the way. See https://en.eurovelo.com/ev1/celtic-coast

A section of it, the Great Southern Greenway, is a cyclist/pedestrian only route that follows old train tracks. Details on the lengths, climb and grade of this segment can be found here: http://southerntrail.net/map_my_ride.html A general summary of the trail can be found here http://southerntrail.net/maps/walking%20ireland%206.8.13.pdf

9. How can I get there by public transport from Limerick?

From Limerick:

Bus 13 to Listowel

Departure times: 8:35, 11:35, 13:35 15:35 17:35 19:35 21:35

See https://www.expressway.ie/route/13-limerick-to-tralee

We can organise lifts to the camp from Listowel or Tarbert. If you need a lift from these nearby towns to the camp, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) with the number of persons, date and time of arrival. We might ask you to wait for other people to arrive as well in order to reduce the number of trips by car.

10. How can I get there by public transport from Cork?

From Cork:

Option 1:

Train and Bus 13 to Listowel

Train departure times: One direct train at 9.00 and multiple others 

See: https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/

Bus 13 departure times: 8:00, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 18:00

See https://www.expressway.ie/route/13-limerick-to-tralee

Option 2:

Bus 40 to Tralee and Bus 13 to Listowel

Bus 40 departure times: Mon – Sat 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 16:30,17:30,19:00, 20:30, Sunday less frequent.

See https://www.expressway.ie/route/40-rosslare-to-tralee

Bus 13 departure times: 8:00, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 18:00

See https://www.expressway.ie/route/13-limerick-to-tralee

We can organise lifts to the camp from Listowel or Tarbert. If you need a lift from these nearby towns to the camp, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) with the number of persons, date and time of arrival. We might ask you to wait for other people to arrive as well in order to reduce the number of trips by car.

11. How can I get there by public transport from Dublin?

From Dublin:

Option 1:

Bus 300 to Abbeyfeale and Bus 13 to Listowel

Bus 300 departure times: Every hour from 6.15 to 23.15.

See: https://www.dublincoach.ie/all-timetables/route-300-m7-express

Bus 13 departure times: 9:40, 11:40, 12:40, 14:40, 16:40, 18:40, 20:40, 22:40 

See: https://www.expressway.ie/route/13-limerick-to-tralee

Option 2

Train to Limerick and Bus 13 to Listowel

Train departure times: Every hour from 7:00

See: https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/

Bus 13 departure times: 8:35, 11:35, 13:35, 15:35, 17:35, 21:35

See: https://www.expressway.ie/route/13-limerick-to-tralee

We can organise lifts to the camp from Listowel or Tarbert. If you need a lift from these nearby towns to the camp, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) with the number of persons, date and time of arrival. We might ask you to wait for other people to arrive as well in order to reduce the number of trips by car.

12. Getting to the camp from Listowel or Tarbert?

Congrats on making it this far! We can organise lifts to the camp from Listowel or Tarbert. If you need a lift from these nearby towns to the camp, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) with the number of persons, date and time of arrival. We might ask you to wait for other people to arrive as well in order to reduce the number of trips by car.

13. I’d like to get/offer a lift or come as a group by public transport. Is this possible?

Yes, we have a WhatsApp group where you can offer a lift or ask for a lift. You can also organise to arrive by public transport together so that someone onsite with a car can pick you up at the same time. See https://chat.whatsapp.com/CUSB0JQ95jY3Wbg1E7ndoS

We can organise lifts to the camp from Listowel or Tarbert. If you need a lift from these nearby towns to the camp, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) with the number of persons, date and time of arrival. We might ask you to wait for other people to arrive as well in order to reduce the number of trips by car.

14. Can I park my car/campervan at the camp?

We have limited room on the campsite. We are requesting that people park their cars in Ballylongford, Listowel or Tarbert. The camp has a lift service from these locations. Please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) letting us know when you need a lift.

Cars and campervans may park temporarily at the nearby pier, rather than on the campsite whilst unloading. If you have issues with mobility, please text the camp phone (+353 89 9621842) letting us know when you are planning to arrive and we will be happy to you.

15. Can I bring my dog?

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the camp. 

16. Do you have an alcohol and drugs policy?

No alcohol before 8pm. Strictly no drugs onsite.