There are a lot of good spots to wildcamp in Ireland and the best place to find these is at www.campsitereview.com/forum but remember like anyplace else these days, you have to be carteful and remember the old addage "safety in numbers"
That's the spirit, my relatives have land in Eire and go wild camping around the west coast. Never any problems from the Garda nor any autocrats.Hi again! We tend to wild camp for a couple of nights then go on a site and so on for the duration of the holiday. It works really well in France, there are so many options there - and the campsites seem to be well utilised too so no-one really loses out.
I've read accounts of poor campsites in Eire but which still charge high fees. I've not had experience there yet so I don't know if this is justified or not. We go on July 6th so I'll soon find out won't I. If it is the case then I'm afraid the campsites have only themselves to blame if people want to wild camp instead of using them. While we have a choice we'll exercise it won't we.
I went to ireland for amonth last year and wild camped all the time.We stopped in the south part and had no trouble at all. we camped it the middle of villages as we stopped fot a meal and asked the vilage people we were told that it was ok as we would be gone in the morning.we also stopped in pub carparks after asking if we could. said we did not like to drive after drinking, not that we drink much anyway.We wild camp were ever we go as been pensioners we just can not aford to go into parks at £12 to £25 a night. Irish people are very friendly and we had a great time, good luck and enjoy. George
Hi Melinda, and a Happy New year!Travel Lightly--
I would appreciate your recommendations on free camping in County Tipperary. We'll be traveling in a campervan and plan to camp as el-D does--a few nights free camping, and then a few nights in a camping park.
We were told about the Rossis Point area by an Irish couple we met on our trip and it did look fine when we got to Sligo BUT there are lots of signs saying no camping. I have no doubt that if you arrive latish and park up you wont be bothered. Nice tap for filling up at at the back of the toilets.We were in Ireland in May ( heat wave wonderful) we did not wild camp, but when we arrived in Rossis Point Sligo and we got on site I noticed wild campers on the grass part of the car Park Leading to the Beaches there were loads of them Motor homes and tents I saw someone with the same year motor home as my self I was having problems ( thats another story ) L/B died.
But in the main I was asking about the wild camping there if they ever had any problems as I had seen the police drive around. and I had never thought of wild camping there he said no they come drive around as long as nothing is amiss they just go out again. There were quite a few surfers , divers, there was no noise and we only had a fence between us which we used to climb through to walk the dogs on the beach. and that area is on grass but sand unter it so is solid. and it is a level as any pitch on the campsite trust me on that! So if you are going over that way beautiful beaches public toilet's as well and the rubbish was left by the day trippers not the campers but there is a man out first thing in the mornings cleaning up the place is as good as new by 9 am or 10 .
No idea and the council doesn't publish anything for motorhomes on its Parking Web Page. However, there are contact details at the foot of the page so it's probably worth getting in touch with them for direct advice.Does anyone know where to park in Dublin centre as we are going for a few days over Christmas
I've stayed at the camach valley site on the south side of Dublin many times. It is open all year round and has a regular bus service to take you into town:thumb:Does anyone know where to park in Dublin centre as we are going for a few days over Christmas