Reports from Ireland and Beyond

Council planning to open motorhome park in New Ross

A motorhome park is being opened by Wexford County Council to accommodate tourists to the area.

Follow this link for the full information https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/council-planning-to-open-motorhome-park-in-new-ross-39365088.html 

Portugal Promotes Sustainable Motorcaravanning

Follow the link below for the latest government sponsored developments in Portugal
https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/portugal-promotes-sustainable-caravanning/55020 

Council planning to open motorhome park in Dungarvan

In accordance with Article 81 of Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council proposes to carry out the following development: Re: Development of a Campervan Facility at Quanns, Ringasilloge, Dungarvan

Follow the link to see the full text of the notice https://www.waterfordcouncil.ie/media/newspaper-adverts/2019/july/WCC815%20Plan%20Campervan%20Facility%2021x3%20DO%20DL.pdf 

Waterford councillors have given the go-ahead for Dungarvan’s first made-for–purpose campervan facility following a public consultation process.

Motorhome tourism continues to expand especially amongst professional retirees, bringing in their wake a robust spending power.

The realisation of campervans' economic potential, allied to negotiations with representatives of campervan organisations like Phoenix Motorhome Ireland, paved the way for the current development.

Cllr John Pratt said it was important that Waterford Council was now seen as welcoming campervans.

Generally speaking the overnight charge for motorhome parking is about €10-€15, within limited staying times. Mr Hynes said these logistics for Dungarvan will be established after the infrastructure is completed early next year.

Mr Hynes said the council realised a need to strike a balance between the provision for car parking provision and campervan requirements.

The engineer said he hoped that the development at Quann’s would precede similar developments from the private sector on the town’s outskirts.

Director of Services Kieran Kehoe said the town was open to “provision for all types of visitors”.

 

Irish Caravan & Camping Council Object To Cobh Development

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS AT MEETING OF THE COBH MUNICIPAL DISTRICT, HELD IN CARRIG HOUSE, COBH, ON TUESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY, 2017.

See item 5 DRAFT COBH (OVERNIGHT PARKING) BYE LAWS 2017 for the full text in the following link https://www.corkcoco.ie/sites/default/files/2017-11/Cobh%20MD%20Minutes%2021%20Feb%2017.pdf 

The Debate In Killarney Pro and Con

CONCERNS have been voiced in Killarney that camper vans and caravans are using town centre car parks and popular scenic areas as their overnight base rather than registered parks capable of providing all the facilities they need.

Read the full article here https://www.killarneytoday.com/town-car-parks-popular-with-camper-van-owners/

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MOTORHOME owners have taken issue with complaints made in Killarney that visiting camper vans and caravans are using town centre car parks and popular scenic areas as their overnight base rather than checking into registered parks. 

Read the full article here https://www.killarneytoday.com/motorhome-owners-hit-back-at-killarney-opinions/

PLEASE NOTE, WHILE CAMPAIGNING FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICE BAYS AND OVERNIGHT PARKING PLACES FOR MOTORHOMES, MOTORCARAVANNING IRELAND DOES NOT SUPPORT THE UNAUTHORISED PITCHING OF CARAVANS IN PUBLIC SPACES.