Ireland is a wonderful country to visit with beautiful countryside and stunning coastlines.
Many people enjoy taking a road trip so that they can travel and see as much as they can during their stay.
The Emerald Isle’s attractions are celebrated and plentiful, so the potential for freedom and fun is as wide as the open road.
Whether you’re driving an RV, motorhome or campervan, the experiences of the jaw-dropping scenery, rich cultural depths and the friendliest of people can all be at your own pace.
There are plenty of ferry options from England, Scotland, Wales and France, and for those who are hiring, motorhome rental depots are located near the major airports and many places around the country.
Ireland has a great road network so travelling between cities is easy and efficient. Excellent campsite options are also available throughout the island, and this is Ireland, so the friendliness and camaraderie among locals and fellow travellers alike is something you will feel instantly.
Once on the road, you’ll discover beauty never thought imaginable, because Ireland is full of absolutely fabulous driving routes.
The Causeway Coastal Route, The Braveheart Drive, the Ring of Kerry, the Mourne Mountains, the Inishowen 100 – with no set itinerary you can decide where you want to go and what you want to see.
The Wild Atlantic Way is much loved by camper tourers and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a finer untamed, rugged and more natural touring route anywhere in the world. This 1,550-mile route takes in the entire west coast of Ireland, so unless you just take a chunk of it, anticipate a three-week trip of a lifetime.
The Grand Tour, linking all the top attractions in counties Wicklow and Kildare, is another great way to explore the stories of Ireland’s Ancient East, being close to Dublin and Rosslare ports.
Wherever you go there will be stunning scenery, rolling green hills, pristine beaches, ancient castles and medieval ruins to mix with lively cities, heritage towns and welcoming cosy villages.
As you tour around, take the time to learn about the culture and history of Ireland and indulge in some of the great food and drink.
There are other ways to get around the island of Ireland, but few are as relaxing as a camper tour.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling