Ireland

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  1. gordoncbrown

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    Hi, we are thinking of heading to Ireland for a couple of weeks this year. Where is the best place to get info on sites etc over there? I'm sure there are plenty but I like to have a rough idea of where Im going etc. Often it changes but thats part of the fun.

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  2. PaulyP

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    Try ukcampsites.co.uk
     
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    have a word with Smudger he has toured Ireland extensively over many years.
     
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  4. landscaper

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    We contacted the Irish tourist board and got lots of info including a booklet on campsites.
     
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  5. Jonkil

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    Will follow this thread as fancy going there as we'll noticed MCC had return sailings on selected dates for about £198 from memory if you are a member
     
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    If the sailing dates/times suit then it is definitely worth joining the MCC otherwise you are looking at paying a LOT more - last time we went in our PVC in 2012 and it cost us nearly £350!
     
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    There aren't actually that many sites in Ireland at all and they can be very expensive. We did 5 weeks there in 2012 and didn't use one, just wild camping all the time.
     
  9. Larrynwin

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    In 2013 we booked Fishguard / Rosslare ferry through CClub which saved a bit, we also used their AS site at Glenbeigh overlooking Dingle Bay and on the Ring of Kerry, a couple of handy pubs in the village which is a short walk from the site. We found some locations on ACSI and UK campsites.
    Its not cheap over there but the folks are very friendly.
     
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    As above.......Kerry!:)
     
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    Plenty of wildcamping in Donegal and the natives are friendly :)
     
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    Oh , btw don't rely on wild camping in lay-bys, most have height barriers to repel Itinerants :rolleyes:
     
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    If in Kerry there is an old caravan and camping site which reopened last year as a motorhome parking place (Aire) at Sneem. It has dump facilities and water but no toilet/shower services.
    It's right in the middle of the town, nice and peaceful, except for the distant sound of the nearby waterfall (y)
    See http://www.motorcaravanningireland.org/189814514

    BTW if doing the Ring Of Kerry it is best to to in in the same direction as the tour coaches, anti-clockwise.
    If setting off from Killarney it is also best to leave in the morning as later in the day you will meet them (the coaches) head on :eek: as the come back down to Killarney from Molls Gap.
    https://www.google.ie/maps/@51.9819...m4!1e1!3m2!1s5-NppKt4NtKAs8NTb34cyA!2e0?hl=en
     
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    Just been looking at some of the sites and prices. I think the safenights membership is looking good.
     
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    Ireland is easy to wildcamp in.
    Tons of areas, or if stuck simply ask at a pub/business yard.
    If near Donegal, I can accommodate you.... Have properties there and hard standing yards.
     
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    I was looking at ferries for Ireland last night, Holyhead to can't remember! £400ish. Stuff em I'll spend my money in France.
     
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    Looking at fares for May - £150.00, travelling on a Tuesday - Fishguard/Rosslare. Seems reasonable to me!
     
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    Also looking at going to Rosslare from Fishguard in April/May with our Auto Trail Savannah 7 .5 metres long. We also tow a small car and didn't know if its a possibility to take. We have never been on a ferry before !! Have been looking for camp sites but don't seem to be many.My interests is genealogy so going to find my roots at Donoughmore, Stuarke, Ballycunningham, and Upper Kilmartin. Cant wait :)
     
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    Oh forgot to say I have joined Motorhome Craic.Hoping to pick up some tips.
     
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