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Camper Van Trip from Wicklow to Cork

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Hook Head Lighthouse Waterford

We started this trip from Sharon and Leighton’s wedding in the beautiful Kippure Estate in Wicklow in August. After a fab two night stay at the wedding, we set off in our home for the week; a bright orange converted VW camper van, courtesy of the lovely Eoin De Barra. We planned a week’s trip in the Sunny South East with no set itinerary other than to eat well and to hopefully get as far as Kinsale.

Before we even got to the wedding, Military road in Wicklow was a revelation; so close to my cousin’s house in south Dublin and to many of the places I lived in Dublin over the years, yet I’d never been before. Stunning! The wedding was fab too; the ceremony and meal were held outdoors with the mountains all around us but we moved indoors as the night wore on. Everyone stayed on site in the lovely self-catering houses. Many thanks to Sharon and Leighton; we had a great time!


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North Coast, Ireland

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

My sister got married in November, and after a great few days celebrating with the family we had a weeks holidays in Northern Ireland to look forward to. Dundalk, where I’m from, is a border town half way between Dublin and Belfast. I’ve spent a lot of time up North over the years but rarely went further north than Belfast and hadn’t been up that direction since I was a youngster on a family camping trip to Antrim. After peeling ourselves from a cosy fire and my mums cooking, we set off on the M1 towards Belfast to start our weeklong sojourn up North and see what it had to offer.

Musenden Temple

Downhill Beach


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