SOUTHERN IRELAND

Southern Ireland is a beautiful place to visit, especially in June, with some of the lowest average wet days and highest average temperatures! Enjoy the vast array of lovely Sandy beaches, epic walks, great fishing and a nice pint of Guinness.

My family has had some great holidays in Ireland, travelling through Wales, with a night in the Brecon Beacons, to catch the Ferry from Pembroke Docks, to the pretty port of Rosslare. If you book to go to Ireland early you can get some great deals on ferry travel, which is how we travel when we are in our Campervan.

From Rosslare we have travelled south down the coast, stopping at picturesque sandy beaches, and ‘wild camping’ in the beautiful countryside, to the character full city of Cork, with its Cathedral and multi coloured houses a tiny snippet of all the city has to offer. We have often visited the historic town of Lismore, on the way, to see St. Carthage Cathedral and Lismore Castle, and take a walk down the Blackwater River, stopping for some fishing. Other great walks in the area include the breathtaking V valley and The Towers magical woodland trail, 3 miles outside of the City. We once went on a fishing boat from County Cork to the Cow Island, an tiny island, completely deserted, apart from cows. It was very pretty with sandy beaches, covered in millions of tiny shells surrounded by lovely warm sea. We were picked up after a couple of hours of exploring to go sea fishing- we eventually caught some Mackerel and cooked and ate it for tea!

Other great places to visit include the market town of Macroom and beautiful Kilarney with its National park and the Lough Leane. Southern Ireland has a multitude of beautiful destinations, from rolling hills and spectacular lakes and rivers in the countryside, to gorgeous beaches, and fascinating towns and cities, not to mention lovely locals! My tip to you… just go and Discover Ireland!

Rebekah Lopez Co-Director, Sussex Campers and Campervanning Mum

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