Take the Slow Road: Ireland: Inspirational Journeys Round Ireland by Camper Van and Motorhome

Take the Slow Road: Ireland: Inspirational Journeys Round Ireland by Camper Van and Motorhome

by Martin Dorey

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Overview

The ultimate guide to the very best scenic and fun routes for camper vans and motorhomes around the valleys, mountains and coastlines of beautiful Ireland.

Forget hurrying. Forget putting your foot down and racing through sweeping bends. Forget the understeer (whatever that is). Forget the blur of a life lived too fast. This is a look at taking life slowly. It's about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake.

In Take the Slow Road: Ireland, we define the best driving routes around Ireland for camper vans and motorhomes. We show you the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do and explain why it's special. We meander around Ireland on the most breathtaking roads, chugging up mountain passes and pootling along the coast. We show you stuff that's fun; often free. We include the best drives for different kinds of drivers; for surfers, wildlife watchers, climbers and walkers. We include the steepest, the bendiest, those with the most interesting bridges or views or obstacles, ferries and tidal causeways. And you don't even have to own a camper van or motorhome—we'll tell you the many places you can rent one to take you on the journey.

All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey. So if all you want to do is flick through it on a cold day and plan your next outing, you'll be transported to pastures, beaches, mountains and highways that will make you want to turn the key and go, go, go!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844865871
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/14/2020
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.51(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

Martin Dorey is a writer, surfer and serial camper van owner. In 2011 he presented the BBC2 television programme 'One Man and his Camper Van'. He is the author of The Camper Van Cookbook (2010), The Camper Van Coast (2012), The Camper Van Bible (2016), Take the Slow Road: Scotland (2018), Take the Slow Road: England and Wales and No. More. Plastic, and he writes regular features for Coast magazine, Camping magazine, Motorhome and Motorcaravan magazine, and the Huffington Post.

@campervanliving; www.martindorey.com

Table of Contents

About this book 7

How to use this book 8

Why Ireland? 10

Your essential and non-essential Kit list 14

Where to stay in Ireland 18

How to get to Ireland 22

The Wild Atlantic Way and waymarked routes 24

Driving in Ireland 26

Land, access and ownership 30

Dos and don'ts in Ireland 34

A word about the Irish weather 36

Things you might find perplexing about Ireland 38

Notes on Irish architecture 41

My top ten Irish beaches 45

My top ten Irish campsites 50

Keeping you shipshape with a seaweed bath 54

Eating in Ireland 56

Leinster 60

Counties: Carlow, Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Louth, Kildare, Meath, westmeath, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Longford

01 The Boyne Valley Drive 63

02 Howth to Arklow 73

03 The Old Military Road, Wicklow: Dublin to Arklow 85

04 Rosslare to Helvick Head 101

Munster 114

Counties: Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford

05 Youghal to Dungarvan 117

06 The Beara 129

07 The Lee Valley 143

08 The Ring of Kerry 1 151

09 The Ring of Kerry 2 165

10 The Dingle Peninsula 175

11 Limerick to Kinvarra 187

12 The Burren 201

Connacht 210

Counties: Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo

13 Galway to Clifden (And the Sky Road Loop) 213

14 Clifden to Westport 227

15 Achill Belmullet 237

16 Belmullet to Ballina 251

17 The Surf Coast: Enniscrone to Bundoran 259

18 Sligo to Enniskillen 271

Meath: The Fifth Province 284

19 The Shannon: From Shannon Pot to Killaloe 287

Ulster 308

Counties: Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan. Antrim, Armagh, Down, Derry, Fermanagh, Tyrone

20 Donegal to Malin Beg 311

21 Carrick to Letterkenny 323

22 Limavady to Belfast 333

23 Antrim Glens 345

24 Belfast to Newry 353

Camper Van and Motorhome Hire 362

Index 364

Acknowledgements 368

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