Planning a Trip to Ireland - Any Advice

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  1. Hooflungdung

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    Planning to take the MH, wife and border collie to Ireland mid sept to mid October - across to Dublin and then across south and up west coast. I found some useful pointers and locations on this section on the Forum and wondered if anyone has any updates or further advice.

    We are interested in quiet stuff, walking, lakes, mountains, beaches and nice pubs. Looking to mainly wold-camp to keep costs down - especially since recent slippage in Euro rates.

    Also, is Budget and/or Calor Gas readily available in Ireland?

    Any advice/suggestions greatly appreciated.

    Mark
     
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    I mentioned it in a thread I posted on Ireland. . I'm just back ftom touring for 5/6wks..covered the length of the wild Atlantic way and the Antrim coast. A must get is the books from the tourist information.. free comprehensive and cover the whole island..
    No bother wild camping but in the south west you may have to look a bit harder for nice spots.. lots of low barriers..
    A lot of the roads are a challenge if you have a larger mh.. narrow and restricted vis with high hedges so go slow lol..
    I hope you have a great time and the sun shines..
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    Thanks for that. I just checked out the motorhomewild site and looks like it hasn't been updated since early to mid 2014. Shame because there's some good stuff there but the google maps link is broken. Not sure if the downloads are working - I will try later.
     
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    Hi we are traveling over to Ireland both north and south in a few weeks you can get an app called motorhome parking Ireland created by the people who run the motorhome Craic website have a look on playstore.
    I purchased the full app for four pounds odd. Caravan sites can be expensive in Ireland. We will be staying at a mixture of wild camping and staying at the many bars that are happy for you to stay if you eat or drink in there premises.
     
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    Calor and Flo Gas readily available. If you are down in Kerry check out Inch Beach. Great pub/Restaurant there and you can stay directly on the beach in the MH, Your Collie will love...ours did! d1.jpg d1.jpg d3.jpg
     
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    Someone has mentioned motorhome parking app. It will be worth the investment. Gas often is an issue for uk travellers coming to Ireland but there are places, not many where you can get your bottle refilled. The bottles here tend to have a different regulator.
    Noted you intend to mainly wild camp but if you're looking at campsites lots close in September or October. Campsite guide the green guide, camping and caravan guide Ireland is a website and you can get free hard copy guides in some tourist offices and campsites.
    The WAW is great roads will be quiet. You must learn to wave not just at MHs but all vehicles and pedestrians. Note lots of pubs do not allow pets.
     
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    Mine is very good value for money money in Sep and Oct €12 per night including 2 people ehu 16amp €3. Showers wifi no extra charge.
    And we're excellent according to trip advisor.
     
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    Hi your site looks a nice stop if we're in the area we will give you a visit regards jeff
     
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    There is also some great places to wild camp in west Clare but do try and take the drive from Loophead lighthouse to Kilkee stopping at the Bridges of Ross. Not overly touristy but better for it.
     
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    @jimiol ....Just browsed your website, Looks great there! Will have to get down your way before 31st October....
     
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    The bank holiday weekend end of October is good as there is a traditional festival in the village but you'd be welcome anytime
     
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    Just look up motorhomecraic, this is the one that you need when you visit Ireland.a friendly welcoming community with a mass of useful information.
    Worth the joining fee many times over and will give access to places to stay and places to see.
    Enjoy your trip.
     
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    Totally agree
     
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    and if you are really stuck you could stay at strandcampingdoonbeg.com !!!
    trouble is that the last couple we sent there liked it so much they
    did not want to leave!
    put it in your sat nav ,a stop you will never forget.
     
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    Hi there HO had three weeks touring Ireland last year docked at Rosslaire then bumbled along the South coast,Dingle Penninsula,Ring of Kerry,Bantry Bay,all mast sees,then up the west coast to Donnegal Galloway bay,all wild camping, no problem spoke to a couple of irish folks about the "No overnight parking"and "No camping"signs they said ignore they only apply to the Itinerants it then gives the "authorities" the right to move them on.there is a usefull website similar but obviously not as good as ours called Motorhomecraic.co.uk you might find it usefull to register on that,same as on ours to gain some first hand info. hope this hasn't come to late for you as i only just seen your post,happy travels,
     
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    Thanks everyone for your responses - some really useful stuff and the plan and route is coming together. Just hoping the weather will be good.

    Planning to leave around 15th Sept via Holyhead so still open to more ideas/suggestions.

    Cheers
     
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    If you are sailing back from Dublin and coming there from the Dundalk area there is a good overnight at Annagason good food at the pub or if you are there when the fishing boats are unloading you may be able to buy something. Don't forget to have a look at the replica boat at the quay made from a wooden frame with leather stretched over it. (y)(y)
     
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    Watching this with interest as our son gets married next August just outside Clifden, Co Galway.

    We are off on a trip round Ireland after the wedding so sucking up all the useful info from this thread.

    Hymie
     
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    we were there last year without the motorhome eating out was expensive and the quaility wasnt great but we were a bit restricted for choice where we stayed so that may not be the same everywhere
     

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