Ireland wild-camping

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Ireland wild-camping

Post by Muzorewa » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:21 pm

....and so to the 2010 Muz Tour - Does anyone know the ins & outs of wild-camping in the North & South of Ireland?

Any guidance most welcome :wink:
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Re: Ireland wild-camping

Post by Ron Miel » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:26 pm

Muzorewa wrote:....and so to the 2010 Muz Tour - Does anyone know the ins & outs of wild-camping in the North & South of Ireland?

Any guidance most welcome :wink:
Hi Muz. All I do know is that there are very few open road parking places in Southern Ireland - almost no lay bys at all - and it can be a nightmare even just pulling up to use a map, pop in the back to use the Porta Potti, etc. There's a lot of land not under cultivation but whether that means legitimate and/or safe for wild camping, am not sure. Despite the fact that many of the ones we get in England come from there, I think it's true to say that the Irish are even less tolerant of their substantial numbers of travellers ("tinkers") than we are here, and that's a main reason they deliberately don't provide parking places. In some areas, there's a lot of friction between locals and tinkers, and as a result the latter can be quite threatening - I would not want to wild camp there, for that reason.
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Re: Ireland wild-camping

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Re: Ireland wild-camping

Post by MountainGoat » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:04 am

Remember this one muz, might be useful.

http://rutgerbooy.nl/Wildcamping.htm

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Re: Ireland wild-camping

Post by Bongoplod » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:33 am

Campsites are expensive over there too

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Re: Ireland wild-camping

Post by Muzorewa » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:50 am

Thanks for the input guys. This is still very much at the planning stage, plenty of time yet although I hope to have the bare bones of the plan sorted before the New Year :wink:
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Re: Ireland wild-camping

Post by scanner » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:18 am

This may be of assistance.

http://www.motorhomefacts.com/forum-85.html

Especially this one if you intend going near Dublin.

http://www.motorhomefacts.com/ftopic-65 ... asc-0.html
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Re: Ireland wild-camping

Post by crazy uncle gray g » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:18 pm

:-k I toured Southern Ireland for a fortnight and only ever stopped at three
official camps and that was just for a warm shower :D
I can't rate the place highly enough =D> here's some of my stop overs :arrow:

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Re: Ireland wild-camping

Post by Muzorewa » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:46 pm

Well this has taken longer than anticipated to get off the ground but we now have a definite plan and ferries booked - stay tuned for further info :wink: :D
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Re: Ireland wild-camping

Post by Muzorewa » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:22 pm

Just getting in some acclimatisation - bunged this lot in a slow-cooker at 4 o'clock this morning, 15 hours later...... oh yes!!!! :D

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Post by sarahndaz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:43 pm

wicked dude when is the trip planned as we are going over to cork and surrounding area next year as sarah has sons living there ,so we would be interested in knowing where you find to stay etc
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Re: Ireland wild-camping

Post by dave_aber » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:57 pm

Cork & area is cracking - Kinsale particularly good. Can't comment on the camping though, I rented a wee house a few years ago for a week.
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Post by sarahndaz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:06 pm

dave_aber wrote:Cork & area is cracking - Kinsale particularly good. Can't comment on the camping though, I rented a wee house a few years ago for a week.
wow a small world kinsale is where sarah lived for over 10 years thats where we are going also
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Post by umbongocat » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:39 pm

We're mad enough to be going mid-winter and hoping to free camp as we've not booked anywhere :S

I posted a while back on here and got some great tips :)

http://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum/ ... =6&t=52022
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Re: Ireland wild-camping

Post by dandywarhol » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:28 pm

Muzorewa wrote:Well this has taken longer than anticipated to get off the ground but we now have a definite plan and ferries booked - stay tuned for further info :wink: :D
When you thinking of going Muz? If you see a VW Autosleeper on your travels give us a wave - tentative plans of doing over to the south 2nd week of July
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