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Ireland 2013

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Hobart
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Ireland 2013

We are planing to come to Ireland in Sept-Oct 2013. We are quite keen on hiring a camper van and spending 4 weeks and doing a loop of the island - more like a figure 8.

Can you free camp on the side of the road and what are the costs of a powered site in a caravan camp.

The other option is hiring a car and B&B'ing can anyone offer suggestions?

Many Thanks

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1. Re: Ireland 2013

personally I would prefer to go the car hire/b and b route. There are some places where you can free camp at the side of the road, but not many. Most car parks stipulate no overnight parking.

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4 weeks is a great amount of time for a visit to Ireland.

I'll side with soonas, and opt for b&b/guest houses - and why not consider a week (or weekend) self-catering cottage or historic building.

This is my favourite web-site when I'm looking for inspiration (hotels, guest houses, b&bs and self-catering):

www.sawdays.co.uk/accommodation/ireland/

Self-catering:

http://www.irishlandmark.com/

http://www.shamrockcottages.co.uk/

Found this, which may be useful if you opt for camper van:

http://www.camping-ireland.ie/

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Great choice for your holiday! In 4 weeks you will have the time to appreciate the amazing natural and historical beauties of Ireland! Regarding the accommodation we would recommend the second option: to have a genuine Irish experience sleeping in the traditional B&Bs/Guesthouses/Farmhouses is a must! ... But if you prefer the camping style, check our website to have more information about campsites location & fares. Happy planning! :)

Hobart
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4. Re: Ireland 2013

Thanks for your help. We will consider the car option. Have been looking at maps and trying to work out what to see - too many choices :-)

Is it necessary to book B and B's in advance in Sep/OCt or can we wing it??

Thanks again

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5. Re: Ireland 2013

Re B&Bs you could wing it/ worst case scenario - you have to travel to the next town or village for accommodation.

I think a camper would be a fantastic way to see the country. You d need to budget approx €30 per night for a serviced site.

But there are loads of "freesites" all over the country - just may take a lot of research .

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We have now booked our trip to Ireland. Change of dates - now arriving mid May and departing mid June. We have decided to do the rental car and B & B option. We have booked hotels for 3 nights on arrival to Dublin and the final night in Dublin. We have a map of Ireland with so many places to visit and we are very excited. Is there a goo B & B website we could use to check out different options and places before we come?

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In a month you could see a lot of ireland. I would suggest you research the places you would like to visit first, then plan your B&Bs. I would also suggest that you do not move on every day, give yourself a few days in several places, you will find lots to explore when you get there.

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8. Re: Ireland 2013

The sites we use

http://www.goireland.com/

http://www.ireland-bnb.com/

www.irishfarmholidays.com/ifh/index.cfm…

Popular Site (take accommodation vouchers)

www.bandbireland.com/…

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