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15/8/2018

Please note that details of our AGM and Christmas Dinner are available in the "Members Section".

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1/6/2018

Bantry Redfest.

We have bee contacted by Lisa O'Donovan of West Lodge Hotel Bantry informing us of the Redfest 'An Slua Rua'  Festival. Details are as follows:-

Bantry Redfest ‘An Slua Rua’ 2018 Join us for The Bantry Redfest, a weekend of fun and entertainment celebrating the rarest hair colour in the world. We invite all people of redhead and non-redhead origins to The Bantry Redfest ‘An Slua Rua’. The Westlodge Hotel and Leisure Centre is situated in the market town of Bantry, overlooking the eternally beautiful Bantry Bay on The Wild Atlantic Way. Join us June Bank Holiday weekend 2018 and watch ‘Bantry Go Red’. Red hair is the rarest hair colour in the world, and of the world’s population only 0.6% are blessed with red hair, Irish people more so with 10% of the Irish population freckled and flame haired. Fun-filled weekend of activities and events promoting the joy of being of redhead origins. A strong line-up has been organised with The Kilkenny’s Live on Friday night, with Red Karaoke in Hannie Murphy’s, and Mr.Music for a late night gig. Saturday kicks off with The Red Olympic games, a series of games and team challenges where teams will battle it out to become Olympic champions. An outdoor movie, and Club Rua. We are holding a family fun day on the Sunday, with Bagatelle live. Derek Ryan finishes off the weekend on Monday. The weekend is in partnership with Cork County Council, Fáilte Ireland, Pure Cork, The Irish Cancer Society and Cork’s Redfm. All welcome to a weekend jammed packed with celebrating everything to do with having red hair.
Campervan parking available on-site for only €10 per night, please contact 027-50360 or reservations@westlodgehotel.ie for more information


5/4/2018

Changes to Speed Limits in France.

As and from the 1st July 2018 new speed limets will come 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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29/01/2018
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 avoide making the mistakes of beginners.

It can be contacted by clicking on the link below:-


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24/01/2018
Ferries from Cork to Santander Spain
(Brittany Ferries).

Bill Connell (see Wintering in Spain) has contacted us with the following news.

Cork to Santander Spain return direct sailing will commence this year.

First sailing will be about mid April.
Booking through the website will not be available until about mid February but telephone reservations will begin
on Tuesday 30th January.
Prices are not yet finalised.

For further information telephone Brittany Ferries at 021-4277801 or look up the following link:-



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th November 2017

AGM and Christmas Dinner.

The AGM and the Christmas dinner were held in Adare Caravan Park, Co. Limerick on the weekend of the 25th to 27th November.
Santa paid a visit to the children's party on Saturday afternoon the 26th which was enjoyed by both young and young at heart.
The AGM was held on Sunday morning 27th which was well attended.  There were no contentious issues and the club finances are in a healthy condition.
The following committee were elected:-
Chairperson:-                     Fergus Moloney
Vice Chairperson:-             Catherine Walsh
Secretary/Treasurer:-       Gerry Murray
PRO:-                                   Stephen Yelverton

The outgoing committee,  were thanked for their efficiency and dedication over their term of office.
The Christmas Dinner was held on Saturday evening in the Woodlands Hotel which was a huge success. A shuttle bus brought people between the Caravan Park and the Hotel without hassle.
Much gratitude and praise was bestowed on Brigid Fenton for excellent organisation
over the weekend, to all those that helped for making the Caravan Park reflect the joyous season, and of course to Santa for his much anticipated visit.

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9th December 2016
Camper Stop.

This Web site claims to have 9000 monitored camperstops 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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27th July 2016
New Touring Site.

We have been contacted by a new site which is primarily a luxury “Pod Park” located in Drimoleague, West Cork. It has five to six pitches for motorhomes and space for Tents. Due to its size Caravans are welcome during low season. Booking is advisable. An ideal site for walking tours and as a touring base. It has lots of other facilities.
See their web site:-  http://www.topoftherock.ie/  
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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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The article below was published in the Dungarvan Observer, dated 3rd July 2015.  The copy below is difficult to read but it can be viewed by following the following link and going to page 7.

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Ferry Discount for 2017.

Our committee has again negotiated a discount with Irish Ferries.
See members section for details.

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Need Tyres??.

Had Contact from Gleeson Tyre Products, Ahane, Newport, Co. Tipperary. www.gleesontyreproducts.com . If you are looking for tyres this site is worth looking at.

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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.

The Club has negotiated  some changes to Motorhome Insurance.
You can see details of this by logging into the “Members Login” section.
If you do not have Internet access, please contact one of the Committee.

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The 2017 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



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Renew your Membership for 2018.
Please note that your membership for 2018 is now due. If you have not already paid,
please forward your fees to the Hon. Secretary/Treasurer or go to the "Members Section" as soon as possible.



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