sites in republic of ireland

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  1. oliandstu

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    Hi....we bought our first motorhome this year having previously had a caravan...we intend spending a couple of weeks in Ireland and wonder if anyone knows any good sites...we arrive in Rosslare and plan to travel via Waterford, Limerick up to Donegal....many thanks
     
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    Sites in Repubic of Ireland

    We toured Ireland for a month a couple of years ago and if it is of any help will see if I can find where we stopped . Too late tonight to out to the van in the dark!!

    I do remember many sites were closed as only open in season so depends when you are going to be there. Also found them to be pretty expensive.

    But loved it and would visit again . :thumb:
     
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    On our last trip to Ireland we [FONT=&quot]left home in the first week of September and went to Pembroke Dock, via the CC site at Tredegar House and Windmill Hill campsite at St. Daniels Hill. We sailed to Ireland and stayed at The Trading Post before starting an anti-clockwise tour via campsites at Camac Valley, (C&CC) Delamont, Ballyness (where we discovered Irish whiskey!), Sleepy Hollow, Ballyshannon, Ballina, Cong, Adare, Blarney and Dungarvan before returning, at the end of October.

    We had used some of these sites before and would recommend them all. I would also suggest that you obtain a Euro travel card from Thomas Cook - you preload it with Euros and use it like a credit card and top it up via the net whilst away. Using your £ cards you do not know the rate that you are getting until you see the bill. Also if you lose the Euro card you should not have too many Euros to worry about unlike your £ cards that could have large (credit) allowances.

    Details of all the sites can be found on the net - hope this helps. If they are open you could substitute Greens (Anne and Charles) in Dunglow for Sleepy Hollow.
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    There is a comprehensive list of site here. http://www.camping-ireland.ie/parks.html We bought their booklet when we toured the southwest of Ireland a few years ago and although facilities varied all were of an acceptable standard.

    With regard to pre loaded euro cards there are many available. Shop around. In particular look at Martin Lewis's site http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-travel-money for detailed information if you are new to using euros.

    If you do use a UK card do watch out for the practice at some places of converting the price to sterlng at their often inflated rate "for your convenience" especially if you are using a pre loaded euro card which will cost then you two conversion charges!

    That aside, we found the people incredibly friendly and welcoming and the scenery of the south western coast and mountains spectacular. I'm sure that you will have a great time.
     
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    Ok have looked out the info I kept from our trip which was made in March so not too many sites open. But Nagles Doolin , Nore ValleyPark, Mannix Point, Belleek Park, Ballyness Caravan Park, Woodlands Park all excellent. Avoid jasmine Villa at all costs !! Is expensive and v basic and no bus passing to take you into Cork even if it says it does !!

    Hope this helps a bit ! As said before you should be able to pick up a caravan and motorhoming guide for 5 euro at the first tourist info office. :thumb:
     
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    A couple of weeks ago we stayed at:
    Camac Valley, near Clondalkin, just south of Dublin . Our TomTom Camper and Caravan contains ACSI, MHF, ANWB and NKC sites, but it directed us towards the city centre for Camac Valley, taking us some 2kms in the wrong direction.
    It’s a large friendly site, maybe a little bit ‘tired’ around the edges, with tokens for everything, showers, tumble driers and hair dryers. €1.50 buys a 6 minute shower, but I timed it at only a few seconds over 5 minutes, which can be critical for getting the soap out of those important little places!
    The bus to Dublin stops right outside and the Hop on Hop off tour bus comes into the site. http://www.camacvalley.com/
    We then stayed at The Apple Farm, just west of Cahir. It's a small site on a fruit farm, complete with farm shop and a free bottle of apple juice for campers. It's quiet and, when we were there, idyllic! http://www.theapplefarm.com/camping.htm
    For Killarney/Ring of Kerry we stayed at Fossa, another slightly tired site but everything is there includinmg a small shop and burger bar! And, to show the Irish have a sense of humour, the shower token payment boxes are outside the door :Rofl1: You can walk from the site down to the Lough and look at the Mac Gillycuddy Reeks (I'll never tire of saying their name :BigGrin:) http://www.fossacampingkillarney.com/location.html
    Nagles campsite at Doolin is excellent, spotless and with fully serviced pitches. It's a short walk to the harbour to, maybe, watch a Dolphin or two. http://www.doolincamping.com/index.html
    How adventurous and eco-minded are you? We went on to Acton's Beachside Camping and Caravan Park in Connemara and chilled out for a few days. Just one shower and two toilets, for now. But then you have your own in the van :Doh: Some lovely views and walks, especially to Omey Island across the sandy causeway at low tide.
     
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