Ireland in September

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    We are off to Ireland for the whole of September and would like to know if there are any decent campsites there, we dont wildcamp as we would not sleep being too worried about what might happen!!!:RollEyes:
    We also think that as we dont have to worry about the cost too much why do it anyway and sleep with no worries in a camp site!!:Cool:
    We are going ffrom Holyhead on Anglesy with the dog and also would like to know if you have to get anything like you have to get when you go abroad like a triangle high visibility jackets and spare bulbs and the like and do you nee to have dog passport up to date anything like that would be helpful, we have never been abroad and might try it this winter after reading most of you guys enjoying yourselves over there making em especially sick as a parrot when reading about the weather you are getting:thumb:
     
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    No dog passport needed.
    If coming over to the west coast try Westport House they have a campsite in the grounds also a pub that does meals. Might need to check on their website though to see if pub open in Sept.but only a mile oput of town up hill but down hill on the way back!. Old Head near Louisburgh has a campsite at the top of the hill to the beach also pub in the apartmentts (used to be an hotel. There's a campground at Lecanvey (between Westport and Louisburgh) handy walk to a very good pub.

    Also Dogs Bay between Clifton and Roundstone in Galway has a basic campsite but beautiful coral beach.
    Keel on Achill Island has a basic campground right on the beach and great waves!

    Donegal is good surfing country too.

    Triangle etc road regs same as UK. The roads have been improved al ot lately so no probs there.
    September can be a very good month for weather so fingers crossed for you!
    I see you like surfing Louisburgh has a couple of surfing beaches. Pm me nearer the time if your coming this way and I'll give you more details
     
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    Lovely country

    Did East coast taking in N Ireland (my home country) then down the West coast a few years ago. Sadly it rained most off the time but enjoyable all the same. Eire is not motorhome friendly and barriers on all beaches and car parks (They say its to keep the gypsies out but they are all here in UK now!) The beaches are fantastic both in the North & South
    Dublin is a must and do take a bus tour of the city and take in the Guinness brewery and visit the Giant Causeway and Bushmills whiskey distillery in the North East. There is a CC CL near to Bushmills.
    Belfast and Londonderry do tours of the areas involved in the "Troubles" which are good also but you can walk around Derry's walls and take in the views.
    I had a book on sites incl Caravan club sites but seemed to have mislaid it but lots of sites out there. Go for it and have great time:thumb:
     
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    Remember if you shop in Tesco's you maybe able to trade in points for discount on the ferries.
     
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    There aren't many campsites over here.
    I've personally only stayed in a few, but there are some more listed here :

    http://www.camping-ireland.ie/parks.html


    I particularly liked this one, in Kerry, http://www.killarneycamping.com/


    Others I could recommend would be:
    Ballina, Co. Mayo : http://www.belleekpark.com/

    Castlebar, CO. Mayo : http://www.loughlannagh.ie/

    and last place I stayed in Northern Ireland, near Drumaheglis, near Ballymoney ..
    http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Drumaheglis-Marina-Caravan-Park-Ballymoney-P7561

    As someone said already, most of the lay-by's and a lot of the car parks in towns have height barriers, but you will always find a spot to park, eventually :Smile:

    Hope that helps, and enjoy your trip. :Smile:
     
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    The Glen of Aherlow Caravan and Camping Park is a very nice Park, its open all year and is an affiliated site of the Caravan Club. I can certainly recommend it.

    Web: www.tipperarycamping.com

    Email: rdrew@eircom.net

    GPS: N52.419981 W08.187867
     
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    concur with Sue1959's post all of the places listed are stunning especially Keel on Achill Island one of the nicest places in the Republic. Bellmullet is worth a look as well. You can park on Gallway prom (Salthill_ with no issues and you wont be moved on either.

    Enjoy you lucky things!

    Phil
     
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    Rushin House Caravan Park in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh is also a gorgeous lakeside setting. Only open a few yrs but all mod cons and very nice owners.

    Happy Hols
     
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    Thanks Sue thats exactly what I have done It cost us the grand sum of £4 just to make up the difference, would have been £314 otherwise which I think is a bit steep considering the cost of going to Farnce

    Thanks to all of you guys for all the suggestions ...any more keep em coming I am keeping all the replies and then looking at them again just before we go:thumb:
     
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    Can confirm Sue's advice that pet passport not required between Ireland and UK. We acquired our Patterdale from Mayo two years ago and checked it out thoroughly.

    Regards

    Graham & Marian
     
  11. skylark_irl

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    Check out this Irish campsite review site www.campsitereview.com - . (Hope I don't get into trouble here for mentioning it). There are several regular posters that will give advice and suggestions. Personally, I like Rathdrum (Wicklow), Casey in Dungarvan (Waterford) and Woodlands in Tralee (Kerry).

    Dublin is a bit devoid of campsites, but there is one on the western outskirts (Camac), although I've never stopped in it being only up the road from home.

    Traffic in September in towns will be busy at school run times (we teach our kids to drive at a young age it seems), but the main roads have improved lately. Several of the newer roads are now toll roads, but not too expensive as Motorhomes are classed as cars (or at least they are according to the companies running them). Diesel is now at €1.25 or thereabouts, and so far, we don't have any rest-stops on motorways - so make sure you have a full tank or you'll be pulling off them to find a refuel spot.

    Hope you enjoy the trip - and wave!
     
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    :Smile::BigGrin::RollEyes::thumb:relax ireland is chillsville regulations are usually ignoredie pub customer to publican when do you close he replies when you leave ,
    campsites a bit expensive 20 25 euros and only ok,
    now rteally is the time to go wild in lots of ways i always wild camp and virtually any where is good to wild camp if you e mail me i can tell you where to go ,i am new to this site so not sure how to send you a message direct but along south up west across north is lovely ok for now enjoy irish reg
     
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