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Dublin Beatles Festival

dublin beatles festival For all the 70′s music lovers out there, the first weekend of November is a must for you to visit Dublin. After its success last year the Dublin Beatles Festival will take place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th November in Dublin city centre.

The festival was initially set up as a once off event in 2013 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the only performances of The Beatles in Dublin on 7th November 1963. Due to the overwhelming success of the festival there has been a huge demand for a repeat performance. The festival will include an exciting programme of gigs, film, theatre, free events, public interview, table quizzes and much much more.

The Dublin Beatles Festival will be held in a number of different locations throughout Dublin over the three days. Some of the venues which will be hosting the festival include The Workman’s Club, The Twisted Pepper and also The Oval, where John Lennon and Ringo Starr, who were dressed in disguise, enjoyed a drink before their Dublin performances in the Adelphi Theatre on 7th November 1963.
One of the highlights of last year’s festival is The Beatles Session which will be held this year in The Oval at 9.30pm on Friday 7th of November. This event is free and will include performances from The Statics, Keith Grogan, Biggle Fly Again, Enda Reilly and many more special guests.
To round up the Dublin Beatles Festival is The Finale Show with Beatles For Sale and The Rockets in the twisted pepper. This is the perfect way to end this year’s festival. For further information on the festival simply visit The Dublin Beatles Festival

Campervan Hire Cork

To travel to and enjoy the festival in comfort you need to hire a campervan from Celtic Campervans. All our campervans have all the modern facilities that you would need and expect. We do advice you to book fast to avoid disappointment as we cannot guarantee we will have a space for the Dublin Beatles Festival as our fleet is in high demand. If you are looking to plan next year’s holidays then visit www.celticcampervans now as for this month we are offering an early bird offer where you can save 20% on your booking for next year.

Waterford Film Festival

Waterford Film Festival

What better a reason to visit the sunny south east than to travel to Waterford for the Waterford film festival, which will run between the 7th – 9th of November. The festival now in its eight year was established by a Waterford based filmmaker by the name of Stephen Byrne back in 2007. His goal was to something refreshing and new to the cities arts and cultural scene by promoting independent film, local and national filmmakers and writers. Over the past 7 years the Waterford film festival has screened 100s of films from all around the World. Filmmakers from across Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Holland and as far as Canada and USA have attended the Waterford film festival.

This year’s festival will be hosted by the Garter Lane Arts Centre. The centre boosts a theatre which is set up in a cinema style and all films shown here will be screened on a full sized cinema screen from a multi-media HD projector with Dolby Sound. This will allow the festival goers and film makers to watch the films been shown in a cinema environment.

There will be awards at the film festival including The Waterford City Council Award for Best Short Film and the Short Screenplay Competition. There will be a cash award as well as a certificate for both awards.

If you want to read up some more info on the festival then simply visit

Campervans In Connacht

To enjoy the Waterford Film Festival and explore the city in comfort then book a campervan with Celtic Campervans. We have a large fleet of campervans available to hire and we are sure you will not be disappointed with the level of comfort and affordability that we have to offer. Simply call +353 (0)87 2794927 or email and we would be only too happy to help.

Dingle Food Festival

Dingle Food Festival

The Dingle Food Festival will be hosted this year from Thursday 2nd of October to Sunday the 5th of October. Founded back in 2007 this year’s food festival is in its eight year. The festival hosts only the best of food that is sourced locally with a warm and friendly welcome.

The town of Dingle, which was voted among the top 100 destinations in the world by Trip Advisor, is well known for its beautiful location and surroundings and also its fine list of restaurants that offer excellent locally sourced seafood. Each year tens of thousands make the annual pilgrimage to Dingle, overflowing guesthouses, hostels, and campsites, pubs, restaurants, and shops.

The biggest highlights of this year’s Dingle Food Festival include a taste trail in over 80 premises around dingle, where festival goers can purchase taste tickets and sample local cuisine delights in locations that vary from pubs, galleries to shops and restaurants. To participate on the Taste Trail, you will need to purchase food festival Taste Tickets from selected outlets across Dingle.
The festival is an ideal family event which includes Markets, Taste Trail, Cookery Demos, Workshops, Wine Tasting, Line Music, On Street Entertainment and Kids events such as face painting, bouncy castles and farm animals just to name a few.

The Dingle Food Festival will also again host the finals of the prestigious Blas Na hEireann, National Irish Food Awards which celebrates the top quality of the best Irish producers and award gold, silver and bronze medals in over 30 categories. You can find more info at Dingle Food Festival.

Book your campervan for the dingle food festival

Celtic Campervans
So pack your bags and contact Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927, email or simply fill out the booking form on the top left of the screen, to book your campervan for the Dingle Food Festival. Remember you can bring the family as we have a large fleet of 4-6 berth campervans for you to choose from. You can get more info on our campervans here.

Bluefire Street Festival

Bluefire Street Festival
The summer may be over but September is packed with events and festivals for all the family. One of those festivals, is the Bluefire Street Festival which takes place from 12 midday till 10 pm on Saturday 20th September 2014 in Smithfield Square, Dublin. And if you are strapped for cash don’t worry as the festival is completely FREE!! The festival will showcase a diverse range of musicians and artists from all across Ireland and the World, ensuring that there is something for all ages and nationalities.

The Bluefire Street Festival is now in its second year and is increasing its number of free performances and workshops over the course of the day. The festival will host 30 performances and 50 workshops including live music, comedy acts, street performers, dance lessons, storytelling and family play dates, making the festival an ideal visit for all tastes. If you need more info on the festival simply visit


The event is been held in a city that offers a wide range of tourist attractions that will only enhance your experience at the Bluebird Street Festival. If you need to sort out transport to the event and also your accommodation then kill two birds with one stone and contact Stephen in Celtic Campervans on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email to book your campervan for the event. Not only are our campervan ideal for travelling to the event but they also provide the comfort and amenities that you would expect while staying in Dublin. If you need more info on our campervans simply visit our motorhomes and if you have any queries do make sure you give us a call as we are only too happy to help.

So don’t miss out on the Bluefire Street Festival which should be one of the street festivals of the year and book a Campervan with Celtic Campervans

Fingal Film Festival

Fingal Film Festival

For all you movie buffs out there, another event taking place in September is the 2014 Fingal Film Festival. The event will take place in Swords at the Movies@Swords Pavilion’s Centre from the 26th – 28th of September. The festival is set to host over 60 films over the 3 days. The Film Festival is now in its third year and has continued to prosper allowing up and coming film makers to promote their new work in a top class cinema environment and also engage with industry experts and independent filmmakers from around the world.

The event also includes an Animation Workshop which will be hosted by Dublin based Boulder Media, who are an award winning animation company who work on The Amazing World of Gumball which is a very popular children’s animation programme that is viewed worldwide.

To add to the atmosphere of the film festival, the Pavilion’s Centre also offers a shopping centre, cafes and bars which will only boost the atmosphere for those around Swords. The neighbouring multi storey car park offers secure parking facilities for those travelling to the film festival.

To book your tickets for the Fingal Film Festival simply visit

Campervan Hire

Once you have your tickets then why not sort out your transport. Celtic Campervans have the ideal campervan for you to hire to visit the festival. A campervan will be perfect as you not only have sorted your transport but you have also arranged your accommodation which will be a big big saving for you. You will have all the comforts and amenities of your home to relax and enjoy the film festival. Contact Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email info@celticcampervans to book your campervan. Do hurry as availability is limited.

National Ploughing Championship

NAtional Ploughing Championship

Another major event in the month of September is the 2014 National Ploughing Championship. The event will return to Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois for the second year from the 23rd to 25th of September. The ploughing championship has been held annually ever since 1931 when the championship began by a row breaking out over which county in the country had the best ploughman. Ever since then the ploughing championship has developed and grown into one of Ireland’s largest festivals with some recent events attendances hitting 200,000.

The championship has evolved since its conception in 1931 and now hosts a variety of entertainment for all interests, from fashion, sheep dog trials, food fairs and craft fairs and also allowing many exhibitors to display their latest products or services to the public.

The National Brown Bread will also be taking place over the duration of the Championship. There will be 2 participants selected from the Regional Final in An Grianán in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth from each province, to go to the Ploughing Championships for the semi-finals and final in the Aldi Marquee, to be named as “The Best Brown Bread Baker” in Ireland.

The championship on average attracts 1,350 exhibitors from a wide range of industries. There will be exhibitors on display from many areas including agriculture, retail, engineering, house & home, health & wellness, motor and lifestyle and tourism to name just a few. There will be big names exhibitors on display such as AIB Bank, Aldi Ireland, Nissan Ireland and TG4. This is just a small picking of the exhibitors on board and for a full list simply visit

Travel to the National Ploughing Championship

Celtic Campervans

To make sure you get down to Laois to enjoy the National Ploughing Championship in comfort contact Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927 or simply email Make sure you to contact us early and we have found from previous years that our campervans will be in high demand for this event.

Dublin Fringe Festival

There are a whole host of fun festivals and entertainment on offer in Ireland in the month of September. One of these festivals is the Dublin Fringe Festival.

dublin-fringe-festivalDublin Fringe Festival is 16 days of dance, music, theatre, spectacle, street performance and more. The festival will run between the 5th and 20th of September 2014, all across a host of venues around Dublin city. The festival helps by developing and supporting new work by Irish and International artists across a wide range of art forms.

The Dublin Fringe Festival is a huge attraction for authors, musicians, comedians and actors to demonstrate their talent and provide a unique and colourful selection of entertainment for all those visiting Dublin to enjoy over the 16 days.

For the duration of the festival Dublin is transformed into a presentation of amazing unique talent from around Ireland and around the world. The festival programme gives all involved the opportunity to showcase their talents which will entertain every kind of festival goer through work that is provoking, challenging and highly entertaining! The festival includes artists such as Shaun Dunne and Talking Shop Ensemble to DJ Kormac. The programme also includes comedy from Fringe favourites Foil, Arms and Hog with their new show Begorrah.

If you need to find out more details on the Dublin Fringe Festival such as programme schedules then simply visit

Why not enjoy the festival in comfort with a campervan from Celtic Campervans. We have a large fleet of luxurious and spacious campervans for hire that really are a home away from home. So make sure you book with us by using the booking engine at the top left of your screen or call +353 (0)87 2794927 to secure your campervan for your trip to the Dublin Fringe Festival, but do book early to avoid disappointment as we only have a limited number of campervans left in our fleet for hire in the month of September.

Campervan Hire Cork with Celtic Campervans

If you are in Cork and looking to hire a campervan to travel across Ireland then look no further. Celtic Campervans are Ireland’s number 1 hire company for top quality and luxurious campervans. We are sure that we have the right campervan to suit your holiday. Whether you are a large group of tourists or a small family looking for a weekend break, contact us and let us organise your campervan hire for you.

Our luxurious motorhome fleet range from 2-4 berth Motorhomes to 2-6 berth Motorhomes. We ensure that all our vehicles are serviced and maintained to the highest of standards possible. We want you to feel as comfortable as if you were sitting in your own sitting room on your journey across Ireland.
Our campervans have all the amenities necessary to enjoy your touring holiday including:

  • Cooking facilities
  • Shower and bathroom facilities
  • Dining area

If you need to plan your holiday and you are looking to see what tourist attractions is available in Ireland, then we have some tourist attractions in ireland listed here for you to read over and help plan your journey.

Campervan Hire Cork

Luxurious Campervan Hire Cork

For further information on our motorhomes be sure to visit

So for campervan hire Cork contact Celtic Campervans. If you need any more persuasion just have a read through our testimonials and see how some of our other happy campers have enjoyed their break travelling across Ireland with Celtic Campervans.

There are massive savings to be made on holidays in September and October so don’t miss out and make sure you book with our booking engine on the top left of our page. A fast, secure and convenient way to ensure your holiday with our campervans is secured.

We can be contacted at +353 (0)87 2794927 or email

Motorhome Sites in Leinster

Motorhome Sites in Leinster

Now we have finally reached our instalment of our selection of motorhome sites across Ireland. We are concluding with part 2 of motorhome sites in Leinster. So why not enjoy the upcoming summer months with a campervan from us and travel around Ireland and experience these campervan sites first hand.

Motorhome Sites in Leinster


Forest Farm Caravan and Camping Park

Forest Farm Caravan and Camping Park is a family run park 5km outside Athy in Co. Kildare.
The caravan park is ideally surrounded by mature trees which provide those staying a relaxing and quiet environment. The park is ideally situated for access to nearby attractions such as the Japanese Gardens and the National Stud. Their facilities include a camper’s kitchen and a large lounge area. Not only that, it is also possible to access bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in Forest Farm Forest.

Contact Details:
Forest Farm
Dublin Road (R418)
+353 59 8631231


Laois Caravan and Camping Park

Laois Caravan and Camping Park is located in the Mountrath Road only three miles from Portlaoise which offers those staying there plenty of local amenities and attractions.

They have everything a campervan tourist may need from 16amp electric hook ups, kitchen, and laundry room to chemical waste disposal.

Contact Details:
Mountrath Road,
Co. Laois
+353 59 8631231


Grangeclare Paddocks

Grangeclare Paddocks is located in the Boyne Valley in Co. Meath. They offer their guests a comfortable and affordable county retreat. The paddocks are easily accessible from the M3 motorway and only an hour from Dublin city and airport.

Being located on an open farm, it is the ideal place for a family stay where the kids can be easily entertained.

Contact Details:
Bog Road,
Oristown Kells,
Co. Meath

Newgrange Lodge Campsite

Newgrange Lodge Campsite is located on seven acres overlooking Newgrange. The campsite offers spectacular views of the Boyne Valley and the River Boyne.

Newgrange Lodge cater for tents, tourers and motorhomes. Their facilities include loos and showers in the site’s main lodge where there’s also a self-catering kitchen and free wifi. Guests staying at the lodge are only able to use the picnic area, outside decking area and barbecue facility on site.

Co. Meath

Slane Farm Hostel

Slane Farm campsite is situated on a working dairy, in the heart of the historic Boyne Valley. There are a large number of walkways for our visitors to get out for a peaceful walk in nature. If you fancy eggs for breakfast, you can collect free-range eggs for yours.
The hostel is set beside the campsite and offer facilities such as a fully-equipped kitchen, gas showers and toilets.

Harlinstown House,
Co. Meath

West Meath

Lough Ennell Caravan and Camping Park

Lough Ennell Caravan and Camping Park is located in a quiet, sheltered location in Co. Westmeath. The park covers 18 acres of beautiful mature woodland which stretches along the shores of Lough Ennell.

Their facilities include toilets, campers’ kitchen, wash-up area, laundry room, TV room, games room, playground, on-site restaurant & coffee dock to name just a few. If you are looking to visit the many attractions in the midlands then Lough Ennell Caravan and Camping Park is the place you need to stay.

Contact Details:
Lough Ennell Caravan and
Camping Park
Tudenham Shore
Co. Westmeath
+ 353 (0) 44 93 48 101


Gyles Quay Caravan Park

Gyles Quay Caravan Park located in Co. Louth is an ideal stop for those touring the country. There are plenty of local amenities in a 5 km radius of the park including fishing, golf, wind surfing, mountain climbing and hosts a licensed pub on site which provides live entertainment.

Contact Details:
Gyles Quay Caravan Park
Gyles Quay,
042 9376262


Glebe Caravan and Camping Park

Glebe Caravan and Camping Park is an award winning, family run park in around 5km from Clonmacnoise. Due to its central location it makes the park ideal for touring the midlands.

Glebe Caravan and Camping Park
090 6430277



And there we have it. I hope you have enjoyed our lists of motorhome site s in Ireland over the last few weeks. We hope we helped you plan your campervan tour of Ireland. As always if you need any more information on these camp sites or more sites available in Ireland then please visit If you are looking out for a campervan for your Ireland break contact Celtic Campervans on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email We have luxurious campervans for hire, ranging from 2 – 4 berth to 4 – 6 berth. Our hire rates are very affordable. Celtic Campervans have the campervan to make your short break a holiday to remember..

Campervan Sites in Leinster

campervan Sites in Leinster

Campervan Sites in Leinster

Now we have finally reached our last province, Leinster. We have split the province in to two posts, this one and the final then next week. So why not enjoy the upcoming summer months with a campervan from us and travel around Ireland and experience these campervan sites first hand. First off is:


Ferrybank Caravan & Camping Park

Overlooking Wexford Harbour, Ferrybank Caravan & Camping is ideally located overlooking the Wexford Harbour. The park is only 20 km away from Rosslare Europort making it ideal for those looking to tour the sunny south east. There is a selection of beaches in close proximity to the park.

The park provides excellent facilities such as a 25m swimming pool, gym, sauna and a fully equipped gym. Concession rates are available to those using the caravan park.

Contact Details:

Ferrybank Caravan & Camping
053 9185256

Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park

Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park is a family run business located beside the Blue Flag beach of Morriscastle.

Their facilities include playgrounds, tennis & basketball courts, astro pitch, toilet / shower blocks, shop and take away and much more.
Contact Details:

Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park
087 7737637


Nore Valley Park

Nore Valley Park is a family run park situated on an open farm in Kilkenny. The park has won numerous awards Failte Ireland/ICC awards in between 1999 and 2003 and was winner of the Best Family Friendly Park in 2008.

The park provides facilities such as showers and hot water. The park is ideal for young families who can participate in assisting in animal feeding.

Contact Details:

Nore Valley Park
Co. Kilkenny.
056 7727229

Tree Grove Campsite

Tree Grove campsite is set in a farm estate surrounded by large green fields and mature trees. The campsite has a number of hard standings for campervans to park up and admire views of Mount Leinster. The campsite is only a 20 minute walk from Kilkenny city.

The campsite provides facilities such as sheltered eating area, kitchen & Laundry, Games room and a TV room.

Contact Details:
Tree Grove
New Ross Road
056 7770302 / 086 8308845


Ravens Rest – Caravan and Camping Site

Raven Rest is a camping site located on the Carlow / Wicklow border. The campsite is fully serviced offering fully maintained facilities such as kitchen, showers and restrooms. The campsite is ideally located for those looking for a quiet break out in nature.

Contact Details:

Ballysallagh Upper,
Co. Carlow
087 239 7374


Roundwood Caravan Park

Roundwood Caravan Park is a multi-award winning park, located in the village of Roundwood beside the National Park. The scenery here is breathtaking so do make sure you bring your camera.

The park provides top class facilities such as camper’s kitchen, dining and a TV room. There is a wide variety of Shops/Pubs/Restaurants/Entertainment within a 5 minute walk of the park.

Contact Details:

Roundwood Caravan Park
Roundwood Village
01 2818163

Hidden Valley Caravan and Camping Park

Hidden Valley is located Set in a beautiful valley with sites overlooking the Avonmore River and the park’s very own restful lake. The park is ideal for the nature enthusiast as it offers an opportunity to experience a holiday surrounded by an abundance of wildlife including Kingfishers, cranes, wild geese, ducks, otters and pheasants.

The park provides Hard Standing sites with electric, water and waste for caravans and motorhomes. There are a wide range of activities available at the park, including
a new adventure playground, space net, fishing, swimming, kayaking, rowing boats, paddle boats and bicycle hire.

Contact Details:

Hidden Valley Caravan and Camping Park
086 7272872

River Valley Caravan & Camping Holiday Park

River Valley Caravan & Camping Holiday Park is located in County Wicklow and is an ideal destination for families with children that are seeking a holiday destination with fun and activities, or if you are a couple seeking a quiet relaxing holiday then River Valley Caravan & Camping Holiday Park is the place to go.

Their on-site facilities for campervan enthusiasts include
Electric hook-ups, Public phone, fresh water taps, heated toilet block, kitchen and TV Room and a Bar and Restaurant to name just a few.

Contact Details:

River Valley Caravan Park.
Co. Wicklow
0404 41647


North Beach Caravan & Camping Park

North Beach Caravan & Camping Park is a family owned park located near the M1 and is situated on a peaceful location.

There are many amenities in the area including restaurants, pubs, supermarkets and small shops.

This is an ideal park for those visiting Dublin.

Contact Details:

North Beach Caravan & Camping Park
North Beach
01 8437131

Camac Valley Tourist Caravan & Camping Park

Camac Valley is located on a 300 acre Park on the Naas Road. There are grassed walks, fishing lakes and a coffee shop and an animal farm for families to keep their kids entertained.

Fully serviced hardstands with water, electricity connections are readily available.

The park provides shower/toilet areas, camper’s kitchen and laundry room.

Ideally situated for those looking to travel around Dublin with a regular scheduled bus service pickup at the entrance gate.

Contact Details:

Camac Valley Tourist Caravan & Camping Park
Corkagh Park,
Green Isle Link Road,
Naas Road
01 4640644

Leinster Campervans


And that is part 1 of our 2 part update on campervan sites in Leinster. If you need any more information on these camp sites or more sites available in Ireland then please visit If you are looking out for a campervan for your Ireland break contact Celtic Campervans on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email We have luxurious campervans for hire, ranging from 2 – 4 berth to 4 – 6 berth. Our hire rates are very affordable. Celtic Campervans have the campervan to make your short break a holiday to remember..