All Around The Emerald Isle In A Purple Van

In this article Fiona fills us in on all the important information from their recent trip to Ireland!…over to you Fiona!

On this year’s Grand Tour, Brambles took us on a trip around Ireland. Of course, there will be many other, shorter trips throughout the year, but we always try to do at least one “bucket list” journey as well. Here’s what we did:

THE STATS

  • 2200  miles
  • 18 counties
  • 3 cities
  • 39 days
  • 19 sunny days
  • 20 campsites

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Antrim Coast
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
  • The Wild Atlantic Way
  • Free swimming in the ocean
  • Open-top bus ride round Derry
  • Brigit’s Garden near Galway
  • Newgrange and Loughcrew Megalithic Centre
  • Bacon and Cabbage
  • Mannix Point campsite at Cahersiveen
  • Connor Pass to Dingle

THE CHALLENGES

  • The cost of EVERYTHING in ROI
  • Mayfly Invasion at Ballyronan
  • Weather
  • Height restrictions of 2m on open air parking in almost every  town
  • Connor Pass to Dingle
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