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garrad106

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could i ask someone to spend a few minutes we would like to have a short break in Ireland 6/7 days where would it be best to depart/arrive etc we live in the southwest have a chausson 85 this would be our first time in Ireland so haven't a clue
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Hi,
I am from the north of Ireland, but tour all over Ireland. For a first time visit you can do no better than to travel Pembroke to Rosslare with Irish Ferries.

This will put you close to the south coast of Ireland, so places like Waterford, Cork etc for city or town visits, and the scenery in the area is great and simply gets better the further west you go.

Cost of food etc is higher than Uk but diesel is cheaper. Make sure you have euros before you leave as they are the currency on the boat. Otherwise you will find that it is like driving and holidaying in Scotland or Wales. Roads are similar to uk. Good near cities, poorer in rural areas but fine. Use caution with a satnav in rural areas.

Depending on when you get off the boat, there is a field in Ardmore with water and disposal for about €10 per night. Like a big grass Aire at the seaside. Waterford has parking at a cost by day, Cork has a park and ride at Black Ashe where you can safely visit the city from. Or Cobh is an idilic spot with a real continental style Aire with services, right beside where the cruise ships dock and beside the train station which is 20 minutes to cork city. Cobh itself is nice.

I could go on and on. My suggestion would be to simply wander round the coast until your time runs out. Don't plan too much.

Join http://www.motorhomecraic.com for free friendly advice. There is also an app for about £5 per year which has 600 places of interest ant stopping points, lpg, caravan sites etc and we are gradually submitting reviews. Many pubs and restaurants will allow stopovers if you buy a meal or a few drinks, and of course the place is leaping with wild camp spots.

Ask again when you have more of a plan in mind, probably better on motorhomecraic as I will be in France all of June and July. I don't know if we have any othe Irish members active here although some Uk members could possibly pass their experiences.

Enjoy your trip.

Davy

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I wish I'd read Davy's advice before I visited a couple of years ago (on Irish Ferries half-price crossing + 20 euros campsites offer....can't wait for them to run this again!)

Just to add we were able to overnight in Rosslare port carpark to take advantage of the cheaper sailings at a cost, I believe, of 5 euros.

If you are a slower driver and want to please the locals it is common practice to move over onto the 'hard shoulder', i.e. to the left of the yellow line on major roads, to let faster vehicles pass safely.

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Well as a native of Co Wicklow, living in Devon, I have travelled by car on the route suggested by Davy. When I lived in Hertfordshire I used the fast ferry from Holyhead.

However, being biased, I would head north from Rosslare up the east coast through Co Wexford into Co Wicklow. There are loads of great beaches, towns and villages to explore, not to mention heading inland to places like Glendalough which is gorgeous but gets very busy in peak season.

Wherever you go I'm sure you will enjoy it - just remember that it's like living in Devon; you don't have to have webbed feet, but it helps if you do😂😂😂🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪

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