Are you like me - pack everything but the kitchen sink when you are going on holiday? Well, if you are one of the lucky ones to holiday in a motorhome you can take the kitchen sink!!! Motorhomes are very self-sufficient ample sleeping room, fully equipped cooking area (including the kitchen sink) toilet and shower on board, electric hook-up to power your devices and freedom to travel around at your leisure.
Did you know former US President Barack Obama and US actor Mathew McConaughey own their own motorhomes? Maybe the next time they come to Ireland they will get to experience an Irish motorhome holiday.
Ireland is an ideal country to holiday in a motorhome. Camping Ireland has over 100 sites throughout the Island of Ireland where you can hook-up your motorhome, stay for a couple of nights or move on in the morning to your next destination, the choice is yours.
Travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way in your motorhome, you can truly experience the wild and rugged landscape, stopping off along the route for a picnic; do some surfing or walking the many famous beaches in the area. Planning on visiting Sligo, don’t forget to stop off at Strandhill, Mecca for surfers or the flat sands of Culleenamore great for family fun. With great motorhome parks to pitch up for the night or two you can spend the day exploring, cook-up a hearty meal in your campervan that evening and re-charge your batteries for another day of exploring. Travelling onwards to Mayo, maybe you want to stretch your legs. A great spot for all the family is the Western Greenway where you can cycle from Achill to Westport or part of this 42km route. Staying in Achill, you must visit Keem Bay, I assure you the trip will be well worth it.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to drive through the Burren in your campervan, stopping off for a picnic or to explore along the way? Staying at one of the many motorhome sites throughout Clare you will be able to travel to great locations and visit many famous attractions as well as the Burren, including the Cliffs of Moher, Ailwee Caves or even take the ferry from Doolin to visit the Aran Islands. The popularity of Kerry and Cork for motorhome holiday makers is evident when you are travelling around. You will find it easy to navigate the coastline in your motorhome, stopping along the way to overnight in great sites. You can park up your motorhome in Tralee, Killarney, Skibbereen or Clonakilty for the night in one of the great sites and take a short stroll into the towns. Have a few drinks, nice meal and maybe join in the sing-song in the local pub.
Ireland’s Ancient East takes in the eastern part of the country. Experience coastal driving routes through Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow or travel inland to the historic city of Kilkenny or the many monuments and historic sites around Tipperary. A visit to Glendalough and Wicklow National Park is a must. Take a hike around the national park and head back to your motorhome for a refreshing cup of tea. Also a trip to Powerscourt is a must and tailor made for wandering. You might even catch one of the open-air performances that take place there during the summer months. You also have another great cycling and walking trail in the South East – the Waterford Greenway. Unhitch your bike and take a cycle along the old railway line. Maybe you could even manage a refreshing beverage in a pub along the way.
Ireland's Hidden Heartland from the banks of the Shannon into its various provinces and counties, has something for every traveller. Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands focuses on the beauty of the inlands countryside and is the perfect area for exploring in your motorhome. The Lakelands of Ireland are truly spectacular with over 800km of navigable routes. Lough Derg, Lough Ree and Mid Shannon, Upper Lakelands are some of the much loved lakes offering great activities and facilities for all the family to experience. Stunning countryside and an abundance of quayside towns like Killaloe, Ballina, Athlone, Carrick-on-Shannon make this area perfect for your next holiday. With many top quality caravan & camping sites throughout the region you will have a choice of destinations to park your motorhome for a couple of nights.
If you area reading this and don’t own your own motorhome but wish you could still experience a motorhome holiday, well how about hiring one from the many reputable hire companies. With excellent quality campervans and motorhomes for hire at reasonable prices you can experience the freedom of the open road. You can hire 2, 4 or 6 berth vans, even a classic VW campervan. Many companies have various pick-up location. Many offer great discounts for rentals of more than 14 days as well as off-season special rates or early bird discounts. Check out the following companies:-
With over 100 Caravan & Camping Parks offering safe and quality overnight stops throughout Ireland you will find plenty of places to pitch up for the night. Enjoy the independence and flexibility that motorhome holidays can offer in only quality approved sites. Our gates are open and looking forward to welcoming you to outdoor living.