Dublin area site recommendations

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  1. Autowbars

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    Hello, as it is wet in Eire at the mo, have any funsters used any sites around Dublin to start with that are open last week in Jan?
    Need one for a couple o nights, then any tips of others in say 100 miles appreciated.
    Just having an 8 day break but dont want to spend all day driving.
    Cheers in advance.
     
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    Camac Valley cMPSITE
     
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  3. Lookaround

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    http://www.motorhomecraic.com/forum/topic.php?t=4111&page=5
    If you have a look at this thread on an Irish Forum there is a list of all sites that are open year round in Ireland which might be helpful. If you are wild camping come to Kinsale. Great little town in West Cork - great bars and restaurants. You can park easily on The Long Quay right in town. I've no shame plugging my home town!!
     
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    Hi there,
    The only campsite in Dublin is the Camac valley as mentioned already.
    If you are travelling down the south east there is a campsite in Wexford town called Ferrybank and it's also open all year round.
    After that you will struggle without going down to West Cork or Kerry.

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  5. Autowbars

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    That sounds good, how long a drive is it from Dublin?
    We arrive Dublin at 6 in morning, I think we will feel a little tired.
    But my idea was to stay somewhere close to Dublin the first night, is there water or waste disposal? Look around , looks like we will be down to you at the end of Jan
     
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    Camac website does not seem to be working, so off to Wexford first
     
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    Kinsale is about a 3 1/2 hour drive from Dublin and about the same from Wexford. If you plan on Kinsale try to arrive at the weekend.
     
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    As you said the website for Camac Valley seems down at the moment but I'm sure it will be back soon and it would be a better option at that time of the morning than driving for a few hours
     
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    It's a few years back now but camac was the first site we went to after leaving the ferry. We were well pleased and it was just far enough .....we arrived early evening and just wanted to get to settled as it was first time away in the van.
     
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    I will probably be tired arriving at 6 in the morning, but did think I would be a bit early to book into the site at Camac, could always park up and kip for a wee while at Dublin Port maybe, can that be done?
    Is there room somewhere to park for say 4/5 hrs?
     
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    Hi Autobars...Welcome to Ireland!.....There would be no problem parking within Dublin port.
    Kinsale is a lovely town down in Cork as was already mentioned, but, If you dont want to travel that far you should try Wicklow, just 40 mins south of Dublin. It's the Garden County of Ireland and has lots of lovely attractions, Glendalough and its vistor centre being well worth a days visit. Just north of Dublin you have Newgrange, It predates Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Eygpt....worth a days visit also.....whatever you do...stay warm and have fun!

    Slainte!
     
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    Thanks Irishrover, Looks like a couple o hours kip at Dublin if needed, down to Wexford, then further to Kinsale, then work way back up.
    We have 8 nights.
    I was beginning to to think that a spur of the moment decision was a mistake I was going to get a right ear holing from the missus, but getting better. She does not even know where we are going, when she sees a sign for Wales that in her mind will b our destination. She is just asking too many questions tho.
    Such as..... Why are we setting off from home after work, you NEVER do that? Why will we be getting home in the dark, you NEVER do that?
    Love it:)
     
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    I'm sure she'll love it!.....Just got back from Wexford ourselves today, we were down in Curraghchloe Beach ( They filmed " Saving Private Ryan " there, it was the opening Omaha Beach landing scene....Anyway, you'll enjoy your trip down the East Coast, Kinsale is a great place to be, even in a grey , wet January...have fun!
     
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    Curraghchloe Beach

    Is that wild camping, or a site.

    Stuart
     
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    If you're going to head further west - you might like Wavecrest camping site in South Kerry. This is probably my favourite site. I'd be careful of the weather though as it's in a spectacular location right on the water so if the weather was bad you wouldn't see much and might be blown away! If the weather is clear it's well worth a visit. There is a nice pub about a mile away in the village of Caherdaniel, called the Blind Piper.
     
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    I am looking at going as far from Dublin as Kinsale, over the eight nights, don't really want to spend much of a day and every day driving as I really need a rest, break, for reasons I won't go into
    Stuart
     
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    Hi Stuart, It's a Beach with a large Carpark literally 100 yards off the beach ( They filmed " Saving Private Ryan " there, We wild camped there last night, just 5 mins drive from Wexford Town Centre. Here's a couple of pics from yesterday....not great as camera seems to be on its last legs....Meant to add, there wouldn't be many campsites open this time of year unfortunately, but wild camping is very safe here... IMAG0025.JPG IMAG0031.JPG IMAG0027.JPG
     
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    That looks like we will be stopping there for at least one night.
    Thank you
     
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    Camac booked for our first day/night, as we arrive before 6am. Will hopefully park up at port for a few hrs kip as I think will be needed.
    Will be going with two 13kg propane cylinders as looks like it may be cool.

    Really looking forward to our first trip to Eire, even the missus has got it out of me where we are going after sly remarks, questions, we better not be going there comments, etc.
     
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    We spent all day Sunday in Dublin by taking the train from Portmarnock. There is a automatic ticket machine and I don't remember it being expensive.
    We also stayed the night at the top end of the overflow car park -- FOC

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