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    Hi, as anyone been wildcamping there as we fancy it next year what's the water situation and are there plenty of CRs
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    We did Dublin and then straight down to Cork and then all along the west coast to Sligo and then heading back across country to Dublin.

    The only real sensible Dublin option is the campsite at Camac Valley some way out of Dublin centre. Then you can spend whole days in Dublin not worrying about van security. Get a LEAP travel pass to make public transport travel easy and cheap.

    Otherwise the the trip between Cork and Sligo was a complete wild camp job with plenty of water taps available along the coast at various harbours. And fantastic as the weather was the best Ireland had known since 1976. The only real issue was cassette disposal as nearly all the public loos on route had signs stating no motorhome disposal permitted. Most loos along the coast use septic tanks as public drainage is limited to large towns only. We used green fluid which is public loo friendly and carried the green bottle if questioned. Do not rely on public loos for water as they nearly all had the automatic hand wash facility and no tap. There are virtually no chemical disposal points even at harbours.

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    We travel very regularly the Republic and Northern Ireland. Definitely Camac Valley for Dublin. There is a red tourist bus that goes at one time but it does not take dog, however it is cheaper. Other buses are more regular but they’re not always on time. You can pick up a timetable in the reception. Book early if you’re going in peak season, as it gets very busy.
    We mostly wild camp. Definitely join motorhome craic. Great app and forum, with helpful members (got a us out of trouble a couple of times) as well as the POIs which will tell you about water, launderettes et cetera. If you are stuck somewhere, go for a meal in a pub, they will nearly always let you stay overnight in the car park. Lots of harbours have free water. Carry a watering can and perhaps another water canister. You should be seen to be only taking a little water and not overdoing it with a big fill.
    In the Republic, getting rid of rubbish is a problem. There are no public bins. Just occasionally a very small ones where you would have to feed rubbish bit by bit. And they have clear signs saying no domestic waste. Take some large thick black sacks so you can pack your kitchen bin bags into the large sacks. And place in the garage! We booked onto a campsite every now and again to get rid of the rubbish. You can take the rubbish to the municipal dump and pay to dispose of it but these seem to be few and far between.
    Enjoy great country and great great people
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    All the previous posts are spot on. Not much to add really. Just be prepared when wildcamping to be around to have a chat with passing locals, they are a friendly and curious bunch on the whole, especially in the west.
    Oh and be prepared for erratic road signage...and in the gaeltacht (irish speaking areas) all the signage is in Irish!
    Allow longer for journeys than it seems on the map...
    We go most years, can't keep away!
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    We toured from Larne to Rosslare

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    Lots of wild camping..
    As others have posted fresh water is easy and harbours are mainly good for overnights as well
    Rubbish at rubbish in ROI We mainly unpacked food from the usual supermarkets and donated their packaging back to them.
    Cassette emptying a bit of a challenge.
    Some aires .... Cardonagh Buncrana Crossmalina Bandon (Fuel station) Cobh one or 2 cheapish sites (Sneem & Fethard & Paddy's Field)
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    You will have a better chance up round n/ireland and west donegal for wilding and lots more to see of the main tracks ,nat park dunlewey centre ,malin head,getting rid of rubbish down south is a problem as folk have to pay for it,in north no bother.
    If it were me and you land down south i would go up east coast and vis newgrange ,boyne vally before going on up round north to letterkenny/donegal,all welcome.
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    Iím also thinking of a trip to Ireland so great info. Whatís September l8e for weather?

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    Not much to add to the excellent advice above, especially regarding the difficulty disposing of rubbish and donating excess packaging back to the supermarkets. What I've always done was use small bin bags and dispose of regularly, daily if possible. Every time you visit a supermarket or fuel station dump a small bag of rubbish in their bin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carol View Post
    Iím also thinking of a trip to Ireland so great info. Whatís September l8e for weather?
    Not to bad but a bit dark though settled weather,a a lot of places close end of aug but some hold to sep.
    June is norm best time before kids get of school july aug here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carol View Post
    Iím also thinking of a trip to Ireland so great info. Whatís September l8e for weather?
    Same as the other 11 months of the year

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