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Please note.
Membership Renewals for 2024 is now open.
If you are a curerent member and wish to pay membership fees by "PayPal" please proceed to the "Members section" on the Menu.
If you don't have a Password you can request one by filling in the form Forgotten/Change Password .

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2023 AGM
2024 Committee

The following committee were elected at the AGM held in Parsons Green on 29th September 2023.    


Chairperson:-              Pat Moloney

Vice Chairperson:-       Anne Moloney

Secretary/Treasurer:-  Gerry Murray

PRO:-                        Angela Murphy Kirby

Further details are in the "Members Section".

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DFDS Ferries.

DFDS Ferries are now operating a ferry crossing between Rosslair and Dunkirk.
For furthe information visit their website www.dfds.com.
For the 2024 season contact our Secretary for discount codes.

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Tips for Drivers, Cyclists and Pedestrians
 
We have been informed of the following information about recent changes to the Highway Code in the United Kingdom.
 
This information applies to all road users no matter what country you are in.
 
Remember that “Ignorance is no defence in law” in any jurisdiction.
         
You are urged to follow the link given below and   read the full article.
            
            
Ride Responsibly and Share the Road: Tips for   Drivers, Cyclists, and Pedestrians
            
The recent Highway Code changes are largely   focused on ensuring the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. However, there’s   a growing concern that drivers aren’t getting the information they need about   the new changes. That’s why I wanted to reach out with this informative   guide, Share the Road: Cyclist & Pedestrian Safety Awareness for Drivers.
     
It covers everything drivers today need to be   aware of: -
  
New changes to the Highway Code. How to be   considerate around cyclists, pedestrians, and horse riders.
  
What to do if there’s an accident. Here are just   some of the insights the guide offers: The Highway Code changes follow the   Mayor of London’s pledge to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries that   occur as a result of road traffic by 2041. The new rules state that you can   cross a double white line (usually prohibited) in order to overtake a cyclist   if they are going under 10 miles per hour, provided it’s safe to do so. It’s   important to pay particular attention to these rules about overtaking, as   overtaking led to a shocking 141 fatalities on British roads in 2020.

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Research Reveals Why You Should Take Driver Fatigue More Seriously.
 
We have been contacted by Amelia Johnson on behalf of Hendy Car & Van Store about the above subject. Although the statistics are UK based the subject of driving while fatigued applies to all drivers. One might be tempted to drive for extended periods while driving when on holidays.
 
A read of the information contained in the following link should be considered when you are tempted to "press on" to reach your destination.
 

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Considering taking your Dog on holidays?.
 
Johanne Harris on behalf of Dog Friendly Cottages, has sent us the link below outlining the advantages of taking your Dog with you on holidays.
 

 There are many advantages of taking your dog on holidays, but the following should be considered: -
 
  •  Not all Camp Sites that you wish to visit will accept Dogs.
  •  Is your Dog a good traveller.
  •  Not everyone like Dogs.
  •  Be careful with Dogs when Children are around.
  •  Do you comply with all the regulation if taking the animal abroad.

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Motorhome Campervan Survey
Clare Co. Council are currently carrying out a survey in an effort to determine the requirements and travel pattern of motorhome/campervans with a possibility of providing suitable dedicated parking areas for such vehicles.
If you visit Co. Clare please follow the link below and contribute to the survey.
Your response will be anonymous.
https://online1.snapsurveys.com/3ps9ig
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Ferry Discounts,

For the2024 season the club has again negotiated discounts for those that wish to travel overseas with their Motorhome using DFDS Ferries, Irish Ferries or Stena Line.
For further information please see Members Section.
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Rally List for 2024 is not yet confirmed.

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How to add a Munster Motorhome Icon to your phone's home screen

This will make it very easy to access any site without using your phones web browser.
Just follow the link:

This works for IPhone or Android phone.

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We have just been made aware of the following web sites which may be of interest to our members.

https://cityviewwheels.com/ which is a company based in Cork City and deals with electric bicycles. This link has now been added to our "Useful "links" page.

The other web site https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/First-French-department-Haute-Marne-Grand-Est-confirms-return-to-90kph-road-driving-speed-limit has to do with the speed limit changes on some of the French roads, It appears that some speed limits have increase from 80 to 90kph. Please make sure that this change applies to your roads as it is not a general increase in speed limits.
This link is also added to our "Useful Links" page.

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Thanks to all our sponsors and friends,
wishing you all a Happy New Year.

Our very kind sponsors and friends who kindly donated to our Christmas party (2019), we greately appreciate it, and a big thanks to all individuals who kindly donated, thank you very much.

                                                

                                             

                                                         


                                         

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Changes to Speed Limits in France.

As and from the 1st July 2018 new speed limits came into force in France.
A brief description is as follows:

  • In built up areas 30 km/h will apply.
  • Other Roads 80 km/h.
  • Urban Motorways or Dual Carriageway with central reservation 110 km/h. In rain or other precipitation 100 km/h.
  • Motorways 130 km/h. In rain or other precipitation 110 km/h.
  • In visibility less than 50m the above speeds are reduced to 50 km/h.

More details are given on the RAC website: https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/travel/country/france/

Remember: "Ignorance is no defence in law".
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Interested to start camping using Tents or Caravans?

We have been contacted by Will from "Wonderful Wellies" about their website which is packed with very useful information and tips about Camping. Our younger members might be interested in this as it should help them avoid making the mistakes of beginners.

It can be contacted by clicking on the link below:


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Camper Stop.

This Web site claims to have 9000 monitored camper stops in 27 countries in Europe.
It is free to download onto mobile phones and other devices.
If you are travelling abroad, it might be worth investigation.
Just click in the link below:
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CVRT Motorhome Testing.

The test as we know is due after 4 years, then every 2 years and every
year over 10 years.
and select Motorcaravan.
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Some views from Mountshannon Lakeside Caravan Park Co Clare.
From our recent visit.

Some views from Mountshannon Lakeside Caravan Park Co Clare.
From our recent visit.

          

Click on the photo to view.

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Camper Repair Centre.

Just got the following link “Derek Walsh Camper Centre” www.camperrepaircentre.com . It is worth looking at this web site.

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Leisure Batteries.

Had contact from Bill Blair of “Power Drive Golf Batteries Ltd.” advising us that they now have a large stock of wet and gel batteries suitable for the Leisure Industry (including Motorhomes), Car, Commercial, Mobility Vehicles, Motorcycles, Security Industry and Garden Ride-on Mowers.
You can visit their web site at: www.powerdrivegolfbatteries.com or contact Bill at 086-0768979.  
Power Drive Golf Batteries Ltd. are located in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

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Motorhome Insurance.

There are some changes to Motorhome Insurance.
You can see details of this by viewing the Mororhome Insurance section of this site

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The 2023 Camping Card ACSI is now available from the following outlet:-

Anchor Point Motorhomes Ltd.,
Shannonside Business Park,
Killaloe Road,
Birdhill,
Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Ph:  +353 (0)61 379903
Fax: +353 (0)61 379906


(Please ignore the date on the image above as it is for demonstration purposes only.)
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