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Ireland motorhome country guide
The Emerald Isle is a beautifully lush country, steeped in history and has rich culture. Ireland has a maritime climate so you should expect rain showers whenever you visit. You can always escape the weather by popping down the pub to warm your cockles by the peat fire. Information on heritage sites can be found at www.heritageisland.com. Ferries operate between Ireland and Wales, Scotland, England and France.
Campsites, Motorhome Stoppovers and Offsite-Parking in Ireland (free wild camping)
Ireland has nearly 100 campsites. The Irish Caravan & Camping Council produce a booklet entitled Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Guide Ireland, available from the Irish tourist board and Vicarious Media. The 91 campsites are marked on maps and full details are provided. 91 campsites are listed on Camping Ireland. Ireland currently has one motorhome stopover though more are planned. Pubs, restaurants and marinas may allow motorhomers to stop overnight in exchange for patronage. Safe Nights Ireland has a list of places where motorhomes can park overnight for €10. Membership is €15 per annum.
Driving your motorhome or campervan in Ireland
Speed limits and distances are shown in kilometres. Ireland’s main roads have been improved thanks to EU grants. There are plenty of country lanes to discover, but they are often dead-ends without signs to identify so. The best way to judge these roads is by the grass growing the middle, as soon as you see any look for somewhere to turn around. Barrier free tolling operates on the M50 around Dublin, your number plate will be recorded when you pass through the toll and the fee must be paid by 8pm the following day. Payment can be made at any of the ‘payzone’ outlets. Further information can be found at www.eflow.ie LPG autogas is available at about 80 fuel stations see http://www.ilpga.ie/autogas-outlets.php for details.