Ireland 2014 – Mike Bendall



  • Benferri to Zaragoza Camping Municipal Cuidad de Zaragoza. C/  San Juan Bautista de Salle. Acceptable site as stopover, very good for seeing the City.
  • Roquelaure/Auch, France ACSI Camping- Le Talouch Nice friendly site, Yellow Village , Dutch runRoute BIELSA over the Pyrenees, very spectacular, but the French side is not for the fearful, we took this route as the Somport Tunnel has a 3.5 tonne limit.


03-05-2014         Poitou-Charentes  ACSI Camping du lac de Saint-Cyr Camping by Lake, Council run , needs bringing up to scratch.

04-05-2014          St.Aubin Sur Mer ACSI Yellow Village Cote de Nacre. Very large site with all facilities , Dutch run.  Near Quistram.

  • Quistram, Ferry port CAEN.
  • Bognor Regis Rowan Park, Caravan Club Site. Very nice Club site for visiting area, we have been here 4 times. All amenities close by.
  • Wimborne, Dorset. Merley Touring Park. Very nice run site, Good for Bournemouth and Poole. Tends to be expensive.

09-06-2014           Watchet Summerset  Warren Bay Holiday Village  Nice Hillside Site, on Bristol Channel. Do not take Motor Home through Watchet, use route from Minehead.

Davids Head. WALES. St. Davids Lleithyr Meadow. Caravan Club Site.  This Very nice site on west coast, suits the ferry at Fishguard, for Ireland. Access roads very narrow, use directions in ACSI.

  • Wexford Ireland  Ferrybank Caravan and Camping Park  ACSI Nice outlook and great for Wexford. Near Roslare Ferry Port. 30 mins.

14-06-2014             Tramore   Co Waterford Newtown Cove Caravan and Camping Park.  Nice Quiet site, close to beaches and Town. Well kept site.

  • Kinsale  Garrettstown House Holiday Park  ACSI Nice quiet stop, on steep hill, but flat area at top, a short distance from lovely coves, Village near by, short run in to KINSALE, one of the best places, lots of history, Large protected bay, and Marinas. Do not miss a stop at the Spaniard Pub and Meal to die for, Guinness good too.
  • Blarney  Blarney Caravan and Camping Park  ACSI Very Nice Clean Site, close to Blarney Castle. Don´t forget to kiss the stone. Good site to visit Cork Town.
  • Kilarney Kerry  Kilarney Flesk, Caravan and Camping ACSI Very nice site but 15-20 mins walk to Kilarney Town. Very good pub next door. Good from here to do the “ring of Kerry”. Go on the coach trip, super day and good food, very good value.

21-06-2014              Tralee      Co Kerry Woodlands Park   Very nice site and quite new, community funded, short walk through gardens ,into lovely Town and good shopping Centre.

22-06-2014                 Mountshannon      Co Clare Lakeside Holiday Park On side of the Shannon and Lakes, natural setting, Watched the Sea Eagles, nesting on nearby Island. Nice walk to nearby Harbours.

24-06-2014                   Salthill            Co Galway Salt Hill Caravan and Camping Park  Very nice position on Shannon Estuary. Good views, well kept site, but expensive. Warning do not opt for Pairc Saoire an Spideil, at Spiddal.  We promptly left this dustbowl,

26-06-2014                        Ballykeeran         nr Athlone  Athlone-Lough Ree (east) caravan and camping park   Another site on the Shannon. Pub close by with good food. The locals keep their ski-boats here.  Transport needed to visit Athlone, but well worth the visit, and Fort, Nice town.

  • Dublin Camel Valley Tourist Caravan and camping Park Nice well kept site with good Bus service to Dublin

29-06-2014                         Wicklow     Redcross River Valley Holiday Park  Very nice quiet site, Golf. Excellent Pub Next door “ Mickey Finns” all in small Village.  No WiFi on Pitch.

  • Wexford (return to site)  Ferrybank Caravan and Camping Park

For return trip to UK.

02-07-2014                         Llandovey   WALES  ACSI Erwlon Caravan and Camping Park  Very nice quiet and pretty site, Lovely flowers and shrubs. Small supermarket 10 mins walk.

  • Newport  Penycross  Bessalag, Mrs MM Walford.   Farm. Pleasant stopover, quiet, with friendly Pig.   (fenced off)     

06-07-2014                          Tiverton  Devon  C/club site Minnows Caravan Club site   Very nice and well kept site but close to M5, noisy Next to Canal, and walk to Village, and Bus into Tiverton.

08-07-2014                         Wareham  Dorset Wareham Forest Touring Park Very large and well kept site, large pitches, in forest, good walks and cycling, transport needed for pubs ect.  Heated Pool and Shop.

10-07-2014                     Merley   Wimborne Info previously entered.

  • Ferry Poole to Cherbourge

                              LE Mans = Yure-LÉveque  ACSI Camping Le Pont Romain  Lovely stop, free wifi, good access and good pitches.  Nice new Toilets, Excellent.

21-08-2014              Lampdes-sur-Allagnon  ACSI Municipal Le Pont d´Állagnon ( South of Claremont Ferrand ) Close to large village 5 mins with good shopping. Next to river and sports. Good stopover.

22-8-2014               Sant Pere Pescador  FRANCE ACSI Camping Riu    3rd Visit to this site but not one of our favourites, there are better options.

23-8-2014                              Altea   ACSI  Cap Blanch Third visit here, I think all are familiar with this site.