Trip of the Month – Irish Hospitality
Our October trip of the month involved a drive up to Holyhead and putting GlamperRV onto a ferry for the first time over to Dublin. A great experience and the waiting for a ferry was transformed as it allowed us time to have lunch in the relative tranquillity of our own ‘home’!
On arriving in Dublin we headed North for an overnight stay at the Man O War pub in the village of Courtlough. We enjoyed some great Irish hospitality and Guinness pie in the pub before retiring to our beds only to be woken the following morning by the bleating of sheep! Finding a good pub for a stopover was simple with many great Irish websites and forums recommending spots (eg: – http://wildcamping.moonfruit.com/ireland-w-c/4572721487).
Again through a forum it was recommended that the best place to park a motorhome in Dublin was the beautiful Howth Harbour. From here you can take the DART into the City Centre in 35 minutes but enjoy the delights of this tranquil fishing port and the wonderful fresh produce on offer. This really was a top spot and we parked up at the end of the pier with a stunning view of the Irish coastline.
Our journey back up did not finish with the return ferry, we took the scenic route through Snowdonia, stopping for a walk and lunch in the lovely Betws y Coed. GlamperRV really came into its own allowing us to set up our outdoor table and cook up yummy bacon sandwiches to make an idyllic lunch far from the tourist crowds!