Our Ireland Tour

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  1. Stewart J

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    Day 3 and a new location which was unplanned but what a corker of a sight, stunning. Kilbroney forest park near Rostrevor near Newry. :thumb:

    Almost have the place to ourselves, toilets and shower block absolutely immaculate, some great walking and cycling. Photos 2 & 3 some interesting dappled light during our afternoon walk and the last photo through the windscreen at 19.00hrs tonight. :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:

    Forgot to add a link for anyone interested:-
    http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Kilbroney-Park-Rostrevor-Newry-P2885
     

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  2. Stewart J

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    Should of mentioned these are fully serviced pitches, ehu, waste water disposal and fw tap, cost £18 per night for 2 adults, discount available for 7 or more nights. :thumb:
     
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    Headed West today and found a superb CL near Balcoo, this sort of site is the only reason we renew our Caravan Club membership. The photo's don't do it justice, its so scenic.

    £6 per night £9 if you want electrickery :thumb:
     

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    it certainly looks beautiful there, can see now why they call it the emerald isle..
     
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    Thanks for sharing your Ireland tour with us we were supposed to be there now but due to familly commitments had to shelf it for a while. Keep the pics coming please :Smile::thumb:

    regards Bill Kate Amanda
     
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    Made it over the border today, phone now on O2 ir so international roaming applies :Eeek: Diesel on the other hand is 15 to 18p per litre cheaper topped up today 1.42 euro per litre :thumb:

    Staying at a rather nice family run site at Belleek Park, Faranoo, Ballina, Co Mayo, great location and free wifi in the reception area. Weather a bit cool and showery this evening so no photo's.

    Recommended to do the Mayo coast so will try that tomorrow :BigGrin:

    Its certainly a beautiful area no wonder they call it the emerald isle, plants, trees etc are a lot further advanced than at home everything is in leaf or flowering.
     
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    Three photo's taken yesterday morning in the sunshine before we left (Belleek Caravan Park, near Ballina) Lovely place. :thumb:
     

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    Drove the so called "Wild Atlantic Way" yesterday in the sunshine (and a few sudden showers) what a wonderful drive, scenery is stunning and so varied we really enjoyed the experience. :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:

    Overnight at Sandyhills Caravan park, Keel, full on facilities all spotlessly clean but as seems the norm in Southern Island showers are to pay for at 1 euro. Fast wifi at 1 euro for 24 hours is a big plus. :thumb: http://www.achillcamping.com/index.php/location/map-of-achill

    Nice place with a backdrop of awesome sea cliffs and a beach just a few yards away. Best of all aside from the 2 wardens we had the place to ourselves.
     

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    The wild Atlantic way stretches all down the west coast of Ireland and is very spectacular in places. Glad you are enjoying your stay and you might find that fuel gets even cheaper the further south you go.

    Kath
     
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    And a few more taken yesterday early evening around the campsite and beach.

    So impressed with the site and area we decided to have a rest day and catch up with laundry (superb facilities and reasonably priced) Also gave me a chance to set up the Multimo sat dish for a spot of TV. For anyone visiting Southern Ireland the frequency range of their freeview system is outside the range of most UK TV's. :Angry: So bring plenty dvd's or whatever :RollEyes:

    Tonight we have company in the form of 4 Brit motorhomers (all touring before attending the MCC national up in the North) a small French camper and a German lady in a VW camper conversion.
     

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    Hi Kath, heading south along the Wild Atlantic Way tomorrow I want to see Clew Bay it looked stunning on the BBC Coast program :thumb:

    So we'll see how far south we get.:Eeek:
     
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    Looks great.

    Keep it coming please.

    Never really toured Ireland so I am interested.:thumb:
     
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    Fabulous scenery, we were over last year and loved it and the people were so friendly wherever we went :thumb:
     
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    we did 2 weeks in the far south a few years ago scenery is stunning and the people wonderful didnt have the best of weather which made the rivers and falls inspiring to watch i remember thinking if they find a way to make fuel from rocks and water the paddies will be the new sheiks
     
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    And a couple more from today, awning and chairs out, washing hanging everywhere and most important for OH the Multimo dish set up so we've now got TV (and of course Eastenders for herself) :thumb:
     

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    It looks a brilliant place and we must go up to Mayo this year.

    If you are going to Connemara we can highly recommend Actons Eco camping near Clifden - it is really fabulous and very relaxing although if you want set layout pitches you won't get them!

    Kath
     
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    Sounds great. We are arriving in Ireland Friday so looking forward to it now
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    You over for the National Chris ?
     
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    No wifi last night so no update. Weather yesterday morning was awful fog and a steady drizzle so we stayed on site till it cleared at 13.00hrs and continued South along the "Wild Atlantic Way" scenery is superb. We eventually ended up on at Shenahaven Caravan Park, nice site up on a hill near Clifden. Toilets etc spotless good size relatively level pitches cost 22 euro with ehu. As seems to be the norm here everything else is and extra ie showers, wifi additional people etc. :Eek!:
     

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    Looks great Stewart keep them coming.
     
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