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Seems fair enough. You want to be welcome and contribute to a towns economy but can see that councils need to try to keep everyone happy. Self regulation doesn’t always work, especially in very popular areas. I’m thinking of Donaghadee and Howth.

With motorhomes becoming ever more popular this is likely to become more common but hopefully it will result in more Aires and dedicated parking areas as a result. Demand for spaces to visit towns is outstripping supply at the moment. Better that councils try to find a balance rather than just putting up barriers and signs and leaving it at that.


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Fully agree with everything that Gavin says.
I think that because the summer of 2018 was exceptional warm and dry resulting in times of overcrowding by campervans and general public in popular places.
A summer like 2015 would definitely reduce overcrowding.


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Seems fair enough. You want to be welcome and contribute to a towns economy but can see that councils need to try to keep everyone happy. Self regulation doesn’t always work, especially in very popular areas. I’m thinking of Donaghadee and Howth.

With motorhomes becoming ever more popular this is likely to become more common but hopefully it will result in more Aires and dedicated parking areas as a result. Demand for spaces to visit towns is outstripping supply at the moment. Better that councils try to find a balance rather than just putting up barriers and signs and leaving it at that.

Absolutely agree. Unfortunately self regulation generally doesn't work.


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Cobh, Cobh, Cobh.
We have been extremely lucky to have had the ear of two open-minded and progressive people in Cobh, namely the Town Clerk (now known as The Municipal District Officer) and the County Council local Executive Engineer together with some helpful Councillors.
Cobh now stands an excellent example of the best of European Aires. The motorhome parking area is well laid out with fine views over the harbour complete with a services bay which provides for the free replenishment of water tanks and disposal of grey and black water. The parking is provided for a typical €10 per 24 hours and bye-laws, modelled on the European norm, are in place to control the facility and prohibit inappropriate behaviour such as staying too long, putting out equipment and engaging in activity more proper to a campsite.
Members of West Mayo Municipal District and their Director of Services could do well by making a 'fact-finding' visit to Cobh, I'd be delighted to put the kettle on for them.


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I think they should also look closer to home. Mayo council already provide excellent facilities for Motorhomes at Crossmolina. This is a popular spot. I’m sure they could do something similar at Westport only a few more bays.


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Plenty of room in the carpark down beside the harbour


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Plenty of room in the carpark down beside the harbour

Couldn't agree more with Eirebus.
Large Car park beside the Harbour which is usually empty but has Height Barriers.


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Hi everyone.
Can anyone put up an overhead pic as to parking in Westport quay..my son is there now with the camper and doesn't know where to park


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Anywhere along this road / area.


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All the information you need is on the motorhome parking App


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Thanks for that... there parked a bit further down the quay.. .


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Hi everyone.
Can anyone put up an overhead pic as to parking in Westport quay..my son is there now with the camper and doesn't know where to park


Tell him to download the app and he’ll have no problems finding a parking spot wherever he goes. It’s only 4.50.


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No over night parking for campervans signs on the triangle . I parked up at westport recently but not on the triangle , review and where to park on the app.

Thanks for that Robert :up: where are you at now, have you gone home?


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No over night parking for campervans signs on the triangle . I parked up at westport recently but not on the triangle , review and where to park on the app.


I noticed those a few weeks ago, they are new and on both sides of the triangle where many usually park. I normally park further down outside the little museum. Have never had a problem there and it’s not too far to walk to the Harbour pubs etc


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down the docks is where my son parked with no problems.. im going there tomorrow for my 1st night in a camper.. cant wait.


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down the docks is where my son parked with no problems.. im going there tomorrow for my 1st night in a camper.. cant wait.



Enjoy, you can get a taxi into the town centre for €5/6 Well worth it or of course you could walk 😂


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Thanks.. I go to Westport a few times every year..love it there.. usually camping or in a hotel..1st timeline a campervan.looking forward to a pint in molloys 😁


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It'll be a nice walk up to Mat Molloy's for a few ,but it's a bloody long way back to the van. :(


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1st night in a campervan.
Westport docks


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That's a grand big van, enjoy your first of many many nights 👍


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