Learn more about the history that shaped Downshire Camping & Caravans Northern Ireland
Downshire Camping & Caravans Ireland is a family run business whose origins can be traced back to Thomas Preston founding a small grocery outlet in the early 1900's. From this simple beginning the business flourished into a thriving retail business with 4 retail outlets.
His son Thomas Andrew Preston loved the outdoors, particularly camping and caravanning and in the late 50's this prompted him to start up Downshire Camping, supplying what was then the best range of tents and camping equipment Northern Ireland could offer.
In 1958 the company was incorporated and with continued growth soon added caravans to its product offering.
In turn Thomas Preston's two sons Andrew and Michael joined the business which has run successfully for almost 60 years. Andrew and Michael are stepping back to enjoy their retirement and now with the fourth generation of the family Louise Preston at the helm, prompting their relocation to the idillic country setting just outside Waringstown, Downshire Camping & Caravans continues to trade on its decades of experience offering customers, old and new, a quality service and back-up on all products.