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    Hello folks,
    Can any of you give us some guidance as to best route, camping place etc?
    It might be mid July we're heading over.
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    a few more details would be nice.
    how long will you be here?
    which ferry ports are you using?
    do you prefer to do a lot shallowly or a little in depth?
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    I love Ireland, and really want to go back soon.

    Well worth staying at Actons beach on the west coast, absolutely breath taking scenery. It is a tad expensive but worth a relaxing stop over and if the weather is nice you have your own little beach to relax on. Also nice and close to a pub and not many miles from Clifton town centre which has everything you could need.
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    If you are wanting to Wild then give Omey Island a try - wait until the tide is out and drive across, usually 1 or 2 motorhomes up past the houses overlooking the Atlantic and wilding is tolerated (well it was last time i was there) if you are respectable and tidy up after your self.

    Hope that is of some help - not loads of campsites to choose from but plenty of wilding along the Wild Atlantic way
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    We went over during Christmas and New Year with most places closed.

    Arriving at Rosslare we stayed at Sixacre, Tagoat - a youth adventure site (IOAC) with about 20 pitched (EHU) open all year round ideal for the late ferry crossing.

    We then stayed at Cove (Cobh), a port south of Cork, which is a municipal carpark for Motorhomes, 10 euros per night, has water and chemical waste disposal only, but can walk into the town which is a fun place.

    On the road to Cork a town called Middleton has parking for small vans with a superloo in the shoppers car park, but we were too big.

    As its summer for you many sites will be open so just ask a petrol stations for the local one.

    Sneem in Kerry is another site open all year.

    We were told to ignore any notices about No Parking for Motorhomes as not enforced!

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    April all will be open,west coast /donegal is best if you wish to wild,dont go near dublin,wheel clamp every where,tell us what port you will be landing at bring plenty money im starving,.
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    If arriving in either Belfast or Larne best to head up the coast road (supposed to be one of the best drives in the world) see fair head (very steep and not a good idea in a big M/h) and overnight at Ballintoy harbour - which if you are a fan of Game of thrones you will recognise (if too busy and it might be in peak season - there is an Aire of sorts in nearby Portrush).

    From there stay on the coast road towards Magilligan point if the ferry is running nip across to Donegal and do the Atlantic way you shouldnt have too much trouble finding a suitable place to park up for the night.

    from there continue through the gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) to Donegal town where you can park up

    of course all this supposes that you will be arriving in the North!

    I will keep my powder dry until I get more details
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    We were there last summer

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    Hook Head is a nice spot.
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    James is Irish, so we go often. I am sure there are quite a few threads about Ireland on here if you search.

    But hereís my best tips.
    For Dublin, use Camac Valley campsite. The red tourist bus stops there which is really cheap. They will take dogs as well. Otherwise he wait for the normal bus to come in.

    Donegal as previously mentioned is beautiful.
    On our last trip we focused on County Antrim. The coast is stunning but donít miss out the waterfalls area and the walks there.

    Clifton eco-campsite is a treasure. It is a hippy couple that run it.

    Belfast ... Louth Neagh.

    Sligo and Ben Bulben.

    Midland lakes pretty and often missed out by tourists.

    In the Republic, recycling and rubbish have to be paid for. There are not very many dumps for you to take your rubbish too either. If you see somewhere, dispose of it. We actually paid and went on to a campsite at one point as it was half the price again of the rubbish disposal.

    Enjoy
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    Thanks the replies.
    Sorry I missed out obvious stuff! Dah!
    Thinking of going to Belfast round about 10 July for 10-14 days. We've done N.I. and fancy going S.I. this time.
    Not bothered if we wild camp or not. It would be handy to be on a site now and again to charge up items.
    Cheers
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