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The Wild Atlantic Way Sligo To Ballina

To continue our exploration of the world-famous route that is The Wild Atlantic Way we will now take a look at the stretch from Sligo to Ballina.

Leaving Sligo, you can travel over to The Fairy Glen which is definitely a standalone destination in Ireland. Located at the foot of Knocknarea, The Fairy Glen will amaze you with beautiful scenery and nature with ivy-covered stone, hanging vines, mossy rock and ancient trees. This makes the area look like a hidden garden that kids would love to explore.

As you leave the The Fairy Glen you will travel through Carrowmore which is Europe’s largest cemeteries of megalithic tombs. Here you will be taken back in time with the collection of tombs and ring forts.
As you travel further away from Sligo along the coast you will then come upon Dunmoran Strand. Dunmoran Strand is picturesque and has great surfing, swimming and walking along the 4km beach. This is only one of several quiet and secluded little beaches that are scattered along the Co. Sligo coast.

Just further west from Dunmore Strand is Aughris Head which is located in the southern section of the Sligo Bay. The view you can experience from Aughris Head overlooking Sligo bay is simply spectacular. I the area is a holy well which history claims that St. Patrick had visited. While you are there why not stop off at the Beach Bar which is steeped in Irish heritage and culture.

The next must visit location as you travel towards Ballina along the coast is the beautiful village of Easkey. Easkey is internationally considered as one of the most popular surfing destinations in Ireland with surfing taking place in here all year round. What makes Easkey perfect for surfers is the rocky cliffs situated before the coast that break the waves and shapes them perfectly for surfing.

The next area of interest before you reach Ballina that we think you visit is Inishcrone. Inishcrone is a small seaside town with a beautiful sandy beach, tourist campsite, and golf course for you to park up for a day or two and enjoy. The beach is surrounded by amazing sandy dunes and in the centre of the dunes is the Valley of Diamonds which is a dune hill that shoots up and looks like a volcano.

Just before you arrive in Ballina make sure you stop off at Ballina quay. A picturesque location the quay is typically filled with small boats located around the wreck of a huge ship in the centre of the Quay. Across on the opposite bank you will see Bellek Castle and forest park.

The picturesque route of The Wild Atlantic Way has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The section of the route from Sligo To Ballina is no exception. Breathtaking views and scenery is waiting for you as you embark on a campervan trip that you will remember forever.

Wild Atlantic Way

Explore what the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer with a 2018 campervan roadtrip with Celtic Campervans.

The Wild Atlantic Way Surfers Paradise

To continue our exploration of the World famous Wild Atlantic way we will now look at the route from Donegal town through to Sligo and into Ballina in Co. Mayo. This section of the route is a major attraction each year for keen surfers as the coast gives amazing waves to catch and surf and experience the famous Prowlers waves in action.

Donegal Bay To Sligo

Donegal Bay has a number of beaches to experience with some of the best surfing waves in the world. Stretching from Murvagh Beach to Rosses Point the route is simply spectacular and breath taking. Donegal Bay is Ireland’s largest bay and has some of the highest sea cliffs in Ireland with Slieve League towering at 1972 ft.

The Wild Atlantic Way is best expressed at Mullaghmore Head. On the west, the Atlantic demonstrates its strength and aggression while on the east an amazing beach and a beautiful harbour nestle in the protection of the bay. From the bay you catch get a ferry over to the island of Inishmurray and explore Inishmurray monastery and delve into the islands ancient heritage.

As you travel into Sligo you can step back in time and visit Yeats Memorial Building or discover Carrowmore megalithic tombs which includes ring forts, chamber tombs, passage graves and cairns.
Some of the must visit towns and highlights of Donegal Bay include:

If you are planning your campervan trip along the Wild Atlantic Way why not take a look at the map below to help you plan your route and maybe get in some surfing along Donegal Bay:

Get your surfboards polished and book your campervan with Celtic Campervans and travel over to Donegal Bay and experience some of the best surf conditons in the world. Bring the friends along and share the hire costs and save on accomodation fees.

Wild Atlantic Way

Explore what the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer and dive into Donegal Bay with Celtic Campervans.

Gathering Traditional Music Festival 2016

Gathering Traditional Music Festival 2016

One of the biggest traditional music events coming up early in 2016 is the Gathering Traditional Music Festival. This year’s event is the 17th annual festival and will take place between 17th – 21st of February at the INEC and the Gleneagle Hotel in beautiful Killarney in Co. Kerry.

The festival is regarded as one the best traditional music festivals in the Irish social calendar. The event takes place over 5 days which includes various features such as Ceilí, Concerts, instrument masterclasses, a number of free music session, set dance & seannós workshops, a full education programme and much more.

Each year the Gathering Traditional Music Festival attracts some of Ireland’s top traditional musicians, both to showcase their talents in playing trad music and also to meet up and mingle with fellow traditional musicians. There have been a number of highlights over the years of big performances by acts like Dervish, Noel Hill, Altan, Martin Hayes, Sean Keane & Liam O’Flynn and many more great musicians. Some of the best Céilí Highlights have included the likes of The Allow Ceili Band, Johnny Reidy, Tim Joe & Anne O’Riordan among many others.

Next year’s Gathering promises to provide a wide range of entertainment for the whole family, making it the ideal event for a little family getaway for a few of days in the new year. The festival attracts people from all over the world to Killarney each year. The town’s atmosphere is one to enjoy as it buzzes with excitement and joy as the festival takes over.

Killarney is a beautiful town in Kerry that offers great tourist attractions that can be experienced while visiting the Gathering Traditional Music Festival. Some of the local attractions include Muckross Abbey, Muckross Gardens, Killarney National Park, Kerry Woollen Mills, Franciscan Friary, Meeting of the Waters, Muckross House, Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle, Dunloe Ogham Stones, Gap of Dunloe, Killarney House, Muckross Traditional Farms, Millstreet Country Park, Greyhound Stadium, Killarney Lake Tour, Dunloe Castle, Castle Lough, Crag Cave, Cycling Byroads, Buddies Childrens Centre and many more.

For more info on the Gathering simply visit

The event really presents the opportunity for you and the family or a group of friends to travel to Killarney to take in the local attractions and enjoy the trad music festival. To really add an additional element to the holiday you should hire a campervan with Celtic Campervans. We have 2-4 and 4-6 berth campervans available to hire. Our 2008 fleet are provide a spacious and luxurious experience for you to travel to and stay in Kerry. Hiring a campervan is extremely affordable and can be more economical than travelling and staying in local hotels and guesthouses.

So book online with us or email and plan your trip to the Gathering Traditional Music Festival 2016 with a campervan from Celtic Campervans.

Early Bird Offer

Celtic Campervans, Ireland leading motorhome rental company are offering you the chance to make big savings on your 2016 holiday. We are running an Early Bird offer that allows you to save a massive 20% on your campervan booking for 2016. Simply book online through our booking system on the left of your screen and make your full payment to receive the discount. It is that simple.

Our campervan fleet are one of the most luxurious and spacious campervans available to hire. They are fully equipped with all the mod cons that you would require to comfortably travel around Ireland and the UK. All our campervans are 2008 models which provide driving comfort and comfortable accommodation.
There will be no better way than celebrating the New Year than planning your campervan holiday in 2016. There are plenty of big events next year including Glastonbury, Euro 2016, Silverstone F1 Grand Prix and the Kilkenny Cats Laugh to name just a few. These events can be made even more special and memorable by booking a campervan with us.

So go ahead and make your 2016 a memorable occasion and book your campervan with us now to receive your 20% discount.


Campervan Competition

Do you want to win a holiday in a luxurious campervan with Celtic Campervans? Of course you do! Simply post a short video clip of one of your favourite holiday’s right here in Ireland and why you should win a campervan holiday, on our facebook page. The best clip will win a 4 day holiday in one of our luxurious campervans. The competition is open until the Friday 12th of June with the winner announced on the 15th of June 2015. Of course, our terms and conditions apply.

Campervan Competition

Dine in Dublin Food Festival

Dine in Dublin Foof Festival

This week’s event update is one for those who are lovers of fine food. The annual Dine in Dublin returns in February from February 23rd through March 1st 2015. This will be the festivals 6th year in bringing a feast of cultural delicacies to tantalise your taste buds! Dine in Dublin originally began as a week-long food festival back in 2002.

Some of the top restaurants across Dublin city centre will participate in the event by hosting special events and excellent value meal deals that won’t be beaten. There are almost 40 restaurants participating in Dine in Dublin in 2015 so there is a large selection of food choices on offer to the public. You can choose from all types of restaurants including Asian, Café, Cake, European, Fast Food, French, Ice Cream, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Moroccan, Pizzeria and Steakhouse just to name a few. Simply mention ‘Dine in Dublin’ when making your reservation!

Some of the top class restaurants involved include Acapulco, Boulevard Café, Chilli Club, Pichet Restaurant, San Lorenzos, TGI Friday’s, Mao Restaurant, Gotham Café, The Millstone, Zaragoza, Steps of Rome and many many more. For further information on Dine in Dublin and for the full list of restaurants and locations simply visit

Enjoy Dine in Dublin in comfort

To enjoy the Dine in Dublin festival in comfort simply book a campervan with us simply fill out our quick and easy booking form on the top left of your screen. All our campervans are serviced and maintained to the highest of standards. We are certain that we have the right campervan for you and your family to enjoy the Dine in Dublin festival. If you have any questions or queries on our campervans you can contact Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927 and he will be only too happy to discuss any queries you may have.

Temple Bar Tradfest 2015

Temple Bar Tradfest

If you are in mood for a traditional music festival then you may head to temple bar at the end of the month. The annual Temple Bar Tradfest takes place between the 28th Jan to the 1st Feb 2015 in Temple Bar, Dublin. The Temple Bar TradFest, which first started in 2006, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. The festival started out as a small niche traditional music festival showcasing both Irish and international traditional music. Over the past decade the festival has grown from strength to strength.

The festival showcases both established and up-and-coming artists from right across Ireland and overseas, allowing new and upcoming voices to get their music across to their audiences, as well as offering a full programme of events suitable for all the family.

The festival has a world class line up with a list of legends from the traditional music including Donovan, Sweeney’s Men, Liam O’Flynn, Hot House Flowers, The Undertones, Beoga & Big Band, Danú, Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGlynn, Mick Flannery, Irish Conertina Ensemble, Cara Dillon & Band, DeBarra, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Marc O’Reilly and The Hard Ground, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Paddy Glackin & Neil Martin, Levellers, and many, many more. For further information on the festival you can visit

The Temple Bar TradFest not only caters for traditional music lovers but also offers concert goers a unique opportunity to experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic landmarks. There are a large number of historic venues across Dublin hosting some of the shows including Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which makes the festival an attraction to music fans and also those interested in visiting historic Dublin.

Travel to the Temple Bar TradFest

To travel to the Temple Bar Tradfest in comfort then contact Stephen in Celtic Campervans and book your campervan for the event. All our campervans have all the mod cons that you would expect from a luxurious campervan. We have excellent rates to suit any budget. You can simply book your campervan with our booking engine on the top left of your screen, so shake off those Christmas blues and book your campervan for the Temple Bar Tradfest.

Shannonside Winter Music Festival

shannonside winter music festival

The shannonside winter music festival takes place from the 15th to the 19th of January 2015. The festival comprises of 70 events, pub gigs, sessions, shows and set dancing in the two villages of Sixmilebridge and Bunratty. The event has increased in popularity over the last few years. The festival is estimated to attract 5,000 visitors over the weekend to sample some local and not so local talent in acoustic music, great food, great hospitality and exceptional talent at the unique festival, celebrating musical diversity.

The event in Co. Clare will be the 16th in its history and have over 100 musicians from all over the world will be on show in Sixmilebridge and Bunratty, making the shannonside winter music festival a truly international event.

Whats On offer At The Shannonside Winter Music Festival

The festival will host a large selection of talent including Breaking Trad (Donal Murphy), Blues Train with Johnny Fean, Cintron Brothers (USA), CrossHarbour (UK), Athenry Youth Orchestra ft. Brendan Walsh and Down and Out Bluegrass Band to name but a few. You can find further information on the festival lineup and general information at With over 70 different musical events in 15 diverse venues including intimate cosy pubs to the world famous Bunratty Castle, you can be assured there’s something for you and all the family to enjoy.

The shannonside Winter Music festival is the ideal reason for you and the family to hire a campervan from Celtic Campervans. With the festival been spread out over two villages over the weekend transportation and accommodation will need to be arranged in both villages to ensure you get to visit the shows you wish to see. Our campervans allow you to arrange your accommodation and transport in one go. Why not park up your campervan in Sixmilebridge and visit the shows you wish to view and simply move your campervan then to Bunratty, saving you the transport and accommodations expenses. Our campervans are equipped with all the mod cons making them an ideal means of accommodation.

Christmas Offer
Not only do we have the ideal campervan for you to hire but we also have a special offer on for this month only. If you book and pay in full for your campervan hire for 2015 then you will automatically get a 15% discount on your hire charge. This is an excellent offer that you cannot afford to miss out on. Simply book your campervan with our booking form on the left of your screen and relax knowing that you have got the best deal available on your campervan hire for The Shannonside Winter Music Weekend. So why not shake off those Christmas blues and enjoy the start of 2015 with a campervan holiday in the West of Ireland with Celtic Campervans.

Winterval Christmas Festival

Winterval Christmas Festival

With Halloween now over, it won’t be long now until we all turn our attention to Christmas, if we haven’t already. To get us in the Christmas spirit Waterford is going to turn into winter wonderland at the end of November with their annual Winterval Christmas festival. The event will run from Saturday 22nd November to Tuesday 23rd December 2014.

Winterval Christmas festival is an amazing showcase of seasonal events and activities for the young and old set across Waterford city. There will be over 25 Christmas events taking place over 30 days including 17 free family events that will attract families from all across Ireland. Winterval was inspired by Christmas markets across Europe and brings the Christmas sights, sounds and festive feelings to Waterford city.

To list some of the attractions at the festival we have Waterford on Ice, Winterval Illuminates Lightshow, a toy museum, an animal farm complete with reindeer, Winterval Express Train, Winterval Christmas market and the Christmas Carousel, which is set to make the Winterval Christmas Festival the highlight in the Christmas calendar for all the family. For further information on the festival simply visit where you will get more info on the events available at the festival. With 17 FREE events on offer the Winterval Christmas Festival should not be missed, no matter what your age.

Enjoy The Winterval Christmas Festival

To enjoy this festive collection of activities in comfort then contact us at Celtic Campervans where we can offer you the most luxurious and and cost effective way to travel and stay in Waterford. The Winterval Christmas Festival is an ideal time for you and the family to pack up your bags and travel with us to take in the Christmas cheer and experience the fun and joy the Winterval festival can bring to all the family. We would advise you to book as soon as possible as our campervan fleet is in high demand so to avoid disappointment book early with us so you can bring the family down and enjoy Waterford city.

Campervan Hire Offer

It won’t be long now until you will need to start planning your holidays for next year. To put you in the holiday spirit we are offering an amazing campervan hire offer in the month of October. Celtic Campervans are offering you a massive 20% discount off your campervan holiday in 2015 when you book & pay in full at least 28 days in advance in October. That’s right. You will save a massive 20% on your booking.


There are a whole host of events on next year that you should not miss including Glastonbury in June and Electric Picnic in August, the Ploughing Champiosnhips in September and next year we have the pinnacle of all rugby championships kicking off in Twickenham in September. The rugby championships present the perfect reason for you to hire a campervan and travel across the waters and tour around Wales and England to see some of the best fixtures in the sport. There is also the chance to experience the Wild Atlantic Way which is a beautiful 2,500 km scenic route stretching from Donegal to Cork. An ideal reason to book with Celtic Campervans.

How To Avail Of This Campervan Hire Offer

To avail of our campervan hire offer simply book and pay in full with our booking form on the top left of the screen in the month of October and you will receive a 20% discount on your hire charge for your campervan holiday in 2015. You can view or get more info on our fleet on our campervans to hire page. All our campervans have all the luxuries and amenities you would expect and need to enjoy a holiday away and not too forget you will also be saving on accommodation fees. Make sure you avail of this offer as soon as you can as it is set to expire in one weeks time so don’t miss out.

Campervan Hire Offer