Hello From Tipperary!

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  1. Travel Lightly

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    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Patrick and I am from Co. Tipperary in Ireland.

    My wife [Michelle] and I [and our 5 kids] have been camping in our motor home for the past three years, mind you, not three years actually living in the MH :Laughing: just holidaying a few weeks every year, with the occasional weekend away around Ireland, etc... In any case, we just returned from two weeks in North France and Belgium, Bruges was an amazing surprise, the people so friendly and the city itself so wonderful with all the lovely architecture and different sights. We were never there before but have vowed to return.

    That's all I'll say for the time being, 'cept that I am delighted to have found this site and be able to speak to other camping enthusiasts, and hopefully learn from your experiences on the road.

    Regards,

    Patrick.
     
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    Hi Patrick and Michelle, glad you found us, welcome to the fun:thumb:
     
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    Thank you Jim. The forum looks great and inviting. I am sure we will gain much from our time here:Smile:
     
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    Hi Patrick & Michelle,

    Welcome to Fun. We loved Ireland when we toured in 06, but sadly never got to the Atlantic coast due to an early return, (mother's health).

    We are told that Ireland is very expensive these days, and with the horrendous costs of ferry travel, it doesn't make it an attractive touring option. We were lucky to get a one off deal of £185 return on any sailing in or out, with Stenna, within a 28 day window, through a friend of a friend. :Wink::Wink::Wink:

    But as said previously, that was in 2006.

    Jock & Rita.
     
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    Hi Patrick and Michelle WELCOME glad you found us.

    Sounds like a good trip you had.

    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Thanks for the welcome:Smile:

    There are some deals to be had but you are right and it can be expensive coming over here, especially in high season. But having said that once you are here the sites are pretty reasonable compared to the UK. We are also good for a bit of wild camping, but as anywhere you have to pick your spots - we have some nice places in Co. Tipperary, particularly up in the Vee, which is a grand place to visit if your like mountins and winding road, also there's no worries with campers up there:thumb:

    the vee tipperary - Google Maps


    Thanks also to DESCO for the welcome:Cool:
     
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    hi all :thumb:
     
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    hi and welcome:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    Hi patrick & michelle :welcome:

    regards
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    Thanks everyone for the welcome. I can see you are a nice bunch:BigGrin:

    Looking forward to getting to know you all and reading your comments....Some great posts on some very interesting topics on this place, so I am learning from the get go:thumb:
     
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    Hi :BigGrin:and welcome. You live in a beautiful part of the world.
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    Thank you Lucile. We are very fortunate in that respect, but it is a shame we don't get the weather to be able to appreciate it:BigGrin:
     
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    hi patrick and michelle,welcome to the fun,we live in donegal and waiting for the rain to stop so we can have a trip down your way,will it ever stop?lol.:Rofl1: happy travels.joanie
     
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    Hi patrick and welcome to fun.Surprised i am the first to say this but ( ITS A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY).Well it is fun:BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
    Dave
     
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    Hi Joanie. Donegal is a great place to go camping, we love it there, especially around Dungloe, near the beach.

    If you're popping down this way let us know, our place is just a mile from the Horse and Jockey, near Thurles:Smile:
     
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    Never heard that one before:BigGrin::Rofl1:

    Thanks for the welcome.
     
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    Hi Patrick + Michelle, we found this site three weeks ago so we kinda still newbies, welcome:Smile:
     
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    :thumb:Thank you Amblekate, it is a very friendly and helpful site and we are so glad to have found it
     
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