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Irelands Premier Ultimate Motorhome Resource Website & Community. The original & still the best! Motorhome Craic forums are the longest running dedicated Irish Motorhome forums, established 24/08/2011 they are the main source of information for all Motorhome owners living in Ireland or those visiting. The only Irish motorhome website to win a tourism award.


Web version of our MAP
I now have a Web Version of our map for you all to use "WITH REVIEWS" whilst we wait on the app (which shouldn't be long). Please note: This Map and its content is copyright of Motorhome Parking Ireland © 2022. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited.


https://motorhomeparkingireland.com/

Date: 15.09.2022 · Author: Motorhome Parking Ireland · 0 Replies
Donagheys Motorhomes closing
Donagheys Motorhomes sadly closing, no other reason other than they can't get stock and what they can get is arriving late and prices fluctuating.

They close in December.

Date: 30.08.2022 · Author: Ally · 58 Replies
MPI status
Sadly MPI has gone temporarily. After Paul Malones (app developer) sudden death it has been impossible for different reasons, Apple were a major hurdle, to get errors on the app fixed, it had got so bad that as from this morning it is no longer viable.
We hope to have the new app within two weeks. 🤞
Apologies for any inconvenience, we tried our best😞


CANCEL ALL PAYMENTS

Date: 13.08.2022 · Author: Motorhome Parking Ireland · 3 Replies
Ulster Motorhome Club
The Ulster Motorhome Club! (nine counties) will be created on 1st July. Anyone that's interested in joining please watch this space. We have more or less everything ready to go and already over 50 members.
There will be a lot on offer and won't be run to increase a club bank balances like some clubs, all money will be redirected back into the members.
All meets will be ran the same as we ran MHCC, you pay what the venue charges, nothing more.
Looking forward to it. 😉😁

Date: 23.06.2022 · Author: Ally · 26 Replies
Where to today? 🤔
Retail therapy!
MHC goodies

https://mhccshop.weebly.com/

Date: 09.06.2022 · Author: Ally · 0 Replies
🔸Atticall Community Centre, motorhome parking
On App

🔸Offsite Motorhome/Caravan site for overnight stays

This venture is run and operated by the local community association in conjunction with Atticall GAC and The Mourne Lodge.

It is a project that will bring benefits to the local community and also to our visitors. The area is well known for its natural beauty and outstanding hospitality which we want to share with all of you!

Terms and conditions relating to staying in Atticall Community Grounds:

🔸Arrival time from 2pm onwards and leaving on day of departure by 12pm.
🔸The area should be left in the same condition as it was originally in prior to stay.
🔸All rubbish must be disposed off correctly using the bins provided.
🔸No loud music to be played. – Please consider other guests and residents.
🔸Payment must be made prior to arrival via The Mourne Lodge Website per night per Motorhome
🔸Details of the vehicle should be given at time of booking.
🔸Any special requirements should also be noted upon booking.

Costing and availability:
🔸£15 per motorhome per nightly rate
🔸Booking required in advance please contact Mairead White at 07918197000
🔸Availability all week and during July and August with few restrictions
🔸Newly prepared parking facilities and community centre with a complete revamp

Additional Information:

🔸Full cooked breakfast can be provided upon request for an additional cost. (Please note when booking at the nearby Mourne Lodge).
🔸Packed Lunches can also be made to order upon request.
🔸Gated secure parking (ideal for walking/ hiking in the Mournes)
🔸Access to the community centre with outdoor facilities if necessary
🔸Bar facilities at the weekend
🔸 Spectacular views of the Mournes

Local Attractions:

🔸The Local GAC Club – Located on the grounds
Full Bar facilities, pool room and Juke Box
🔸Grants Stores (Local Supermarket)
Open 8am – 9pm Daily
🔸An amazing set of local walks:
Details can be found on notice board

Location:

🔸Atticall Community Centre, 140 Tullyframe Road, Atticall, Newry, Co.Down, N.Ireland , BT34 4RZ
🔸Grid Reference: Grid Reference Link
🔸Google Maps Link: Atticall Community Centre Google Maps Address

Contact in case of Emergency:

🔸Mairead White (Atticall Community Association) - 07918197000

Date: 09.06.2022 · Author: Ally · 2 Replies
Motorhomecraic, the biggest, the best and the most popular!!! 45 Million visitors!!!!
(exact as of today at 11:00 45033230)

45 million visitors!!!!

 

Date: 08.06.2022 · Author: Ally · 9 Replies
Donegal County Council, tell Motorhome users to stay away.
Good job there is still a ferry to the continent, what a crowd of tosses.

https://www.donegaldaily.com/2…mper-vans/

Date: 01.06.2022 · Author: JJF · 22 Replies
Circle K Fuel Card launch 1st June!! **Now Live**
Our Circle K fuel card launch is the 1st June.

3 Cent of a litre and 2 pence of a litre at all Circle K Stations.

NO CHARGES EVER, unlike who we were previously with.


Circle K ROI Application

Circle K NI Application

Mobile App: https://www.circlek.com/mobile-app

Station Locator: https://www.circlek.ie/station-search

Date: 30.05.2022 · Author: Ally · 24 Replies
Bars that welcome Motorhomes - overcharging?
I made the Bars listed on Motorhome Parking Ireland free for everyone, no need to buy the app, to support bars in Ireland and NI. Yes there are google maps, but they are quite useless, clumsy, awkward, no reviews etc etc.

It seems now that quite a few are going to make us regret that as they are starting to introduce higher charges. The whole idea is Motorhome owners bring custom to Bars, if they don't spend money in the premises then the premises charge them. Recommended is €10 with no services, we don't need services.

It's not uncommon to spend well over €150 or £150 in a bar with food & drink so why would the bar charge for parking, it seems greed is the order of the day. A couple of bars have went ahead and installed not needed services, thats all welcome, but when you start pricing that parking at €15 + then its not going to get used by people frequenting the premises.

Another review added today with a bar charging €10 for parking even when you spend money in the bar and you have to pay in cash at the local shop.

Some bars are going to turn people away. We all know who they are.

Pubs/restaurants who provide Parking for a charge should discount the charge from any bar/restaurant bill over a specified amount.

Date: 06.05.2022 · Author: Ally · 18 Replies
Clonmany festival
Clonmany music festival, one of our members has secured Parking right in the village in the community centre.

Please email enquiries@motorhomecraic.com

The festival runs for the full week, there is water, cassette emptying, grey emptying but no EHU. Showers on site @ €2.00.
The Saturday prior to opening (30th July) we can arrive only after 1:00pm as a car boot sale is there in the morning. Also on the Thursday (4th Aug) and Saturday (6th Aug) there is a craft and car boot sale.... all motorhomes will need to leave the carpark at 8:00am and can return after 1:00pm to facilitate these events.
Parking is €20.00 per night, you can stay as many or as little nights as you wish.

This festival attracts the biggest names and artists, the pub scene has music each day and night, there is all amenities you require in the town inc an excellent supermarket etc.

There is a dedicated festival page at http://clonmanyfestival.com/
Their Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/clonmanyfestival/
another link is https://www.inishview.com/events/clonmany-festival/

Date: 05.04.2022 · Author: Ally · 0 Replies
#westandwithUkraine
#westandwithUkraine

 

Date: 09.03.2022 · Author: Ally · 16 Replies
€1.5million boost to Graignamanagh thanks to campervan visitors
Graignamanagh’s Outdoor Activity Hub is bringing a €1.5million boost to the town’s economy every year.



The massive financial boost comes from visitors spending money in local businesses - and it’s not just supermarkets or hospitality benefitting, local councillors have been told.

https://www.kilkennypeople.ie/…itors.html

Date: 26.01.2022 · Author: Ally · 1 Replies
Sunflowerfest 2022
Information: https://www.sunflowerfest.co.uk/

Tickets: https://ww2.theticketsellers.co.uk/embed/10049988

Once again Motorhomecraic will be running the Campervan field. Hope to see you all there at one of Ireland's best festivals!!! :fgrin:

Date: 19.01.2022 · Author: Ally · 12 Replies
Patsy Dan’s in Dunfanaghy closing until further notice.
One of our favourite pubs with its own Motorhome parking is closing for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing restrictions.
I do not know how this will impact Motorhome parking at the venue.

https://www.donegaldaily.com/2…mporarily/

Date: 09.01.2022 · Author: JJF · 6 Replies
Bins
Bins category added to MPI app today.
Especially worthwhile when touring ROI.

I'll start adding some tomorrow. HNY 🍺🍺

Date: 26.12.2021 · Author: Motorhome Parking Ireland · 21 Replies
Is Your Ducato Leaking Oil
My 2005 Ducato X244 engine started leaking oil from the front oil seal on the crankshaft. 18 months ago while getting a new timing belt fitted I also got a new oil seal fitted.
The leak continued, although not as bad (there is 150k on the enginel
I started digging on various forums about the issues.
Many said the leak is the result of garages using the 5W30 oil recommended for the 2007 onwards X250 engines on the older X244 engines.
The recommended oil for the X244 engine is 10W40.
I got the oil in the engine drained and refilled with 10W40. The oil leak has stopped.
So, if any of you have a bit of a leak on your X244 (pre 2007) Ducato first make sure you have the correct oil before spending on new seals.

The opinion of many on the forums was that the engineering tolerances in the older engines are not as tight as in the newer ones, so the thinner oil leaks out. It makes sense.

Date: 11.11.2021 · Author: baguette · 3 Replies
European trip routes
My route, it has taken 15 years to complete, many roads travelled more than once
 

Date: 11.11.2021 · Author: baguette · 10 Replies
2022 MHCC Meets (still some TBC)
Early list - more to be added.

January

14th 15th The Corner House Bar, Lurgan

February

11th 12th Ferrybank Campsite

March

Bannow Bay Confirmed with Bannow Bay, 16th 17th 18th 19th - St Patricks Day

April

(Exact date TBC) MHCC ‘Vive-Le-France” trip to Brittany/Normandy.

15th 16th 17th April Easter at our School CL, Portstewart - School will be available all week.

May

Malin Head - May the Fourth be with you - Bank Holiday weekend

13th 14th 15th NW200 Portstewart School CL

29th 30th 1st May Westlodge Hotel, Bantry
This is confirmed.


June

3rd 4th 5th Vantastival

The Hub

July

29-31 JULY 2022 Sunflowerfest

24th - 30th July Red Sails

August

Norman View
26th to 29th The Hub (NI bank holiday weekend) this is confirmed, book direct with Joe.

September

2nd 3rd 4th Strandcamping Doonbeg

Air Show Portrush (TBC)

Jean Andersons Thatch Pub

October

Halloween at The Getaway

November

Atlantic Sessions Portstewart School

Date: 04.11.2021 · Author: Ally · 8 Replies
Baguette's Travels
After much encouragement I've finally started a blog.
As time goes by I'll fill in the past 12 years and over 110,000km of motorhome touring as best I can. Mrs has a stack of notes we've kept over the years.

Edit: Start here.

Date: 01.11.2017 · Author: baguette · 110 Replies
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