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Open Forums => General => Topic started by: Philip on Jan 21, 2020, 11:15 pm

Title: Ireland 2020
Post by: Philip on Jan 21, 2020, 11:15 pm
This year we hope to meet up around Friday 24th July to Tuesday 4th August. We're heading back to the Shannon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Shannon) probably again starting at Galey (https://galeybaycamping.ie/) on Lough Ree (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lough_Ree) before heading on south or maybe north, east or west visiting anywhere interesting along the way including places like Hodson Bay Clonmacnoise and Lukers (http://www.lukersbar.com/). We hope to explore some sections of the river we've not been on before so there may be some surprises (https://www.independent.ie/editorial/StoryPlus/the-lakelands-irelands-hidden-gems-lough-ree/). On the Shannon we usually stop at campsites which have access to the river without needing a trailer including Mountshannon (https://www.lakesideireland.com/) on Lough Derg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lough_Derg_(Shannon)). Most of the river has recently been added to Google Street View although no monsters (https://www.tripsavvy.com/the-lough-ree-monster-1542878) are shown!

 
 Then we'll move to Kerry where we can explore some rivers and head out into the Atlantic visiting places like Blennerville (http://www.blennerville-windmill.ie/), Castlemaine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlemaine,_County_Kerry), Killorglin (http://killorglinringofkerry.com/), Inch, Spa and Cromane.  All of course is weather dependent but we can always stick to the more sheltered rivers.
  If anybody wants more info just ask. :)
Title: Re: Ireland 2020
Post by: Philip on May 02, 2020, 9:18 pm
Some video taken in 2018 of Galey campsite and Lough Ree, we may yet get there this year :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL059Uyxhgc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL059Uyxhgc)
Title: Re: Ireland 2020
Post by: David on May 13, 2020, 12:28 am
Galey: Where else can you hover from the campsite, down the road to the lakeside.
Title: Re: Ireland 2020
Post by: Philip on May 13, 2020, 8:55 pm
Galey: Where else can you hover from the campsite, down the road to the lakeside.
Yes,and they even have roadsigns