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National Ploughing Championships 2018

National Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships was a great success in 2017, which was held at Screggan, Tullamore, County Offaly. This year will see the championships return to Screggan for a third year running. This is great news for the area of Screggan as it will possibly get a boost of around €40 million to the local economy. This year marks the 86th running of the Ploughing Championships and takes place from September 18th to 20th 2018.

The 2017 Championships was a huge success which saw over 280,000 visitors pass through its gates over the 3 days. There were 1,700 exhibitors present last year with the same if not more expected this year to fill the 600 acres acquired for this year’s championships.

The ploughing competitions themselves are extremely interesting to watch. Each participant displays an amazing level of skill with the control and straightness of their furrows. Some of the more vintage displays get huge attendance with the horse drawn plough classes.

The Ploughing Championships is the main event, but there is also a wide range of exhibitions on show ranging from machinery, livestock, trade stalls, classic & vintage motors, craft stalls, art exhibitions, interior design & fashion shows. This wide diversity of exhibits and trade stands makes the National Ploughing Championships the largest outdoor event of its kind in Europe.
Tickets for the festival will be available to purchase online on www.npa.ie/online-admission/ in early August.

With accommodation locally set to soar for the 3 days of the championships you may need to find a cheaper alternative. Hiring a motorhome for the Ploughing is a great way to save on travel & accommodation. We have the newest fleet of motorhomes in the country. With 2-4 berth & 4-6 berth available we can cater for all group sizes. Our spacious and luxurious motorhomes are extremely affordable and can cost you as little as €33 per person per day, based on 6 people sharing. This makes our motorhomes the perfect solution for your travel & accommodation costs.

So, if you are planning a trip to the National Ploughing Championships in September or if you are an exhibitor at the event then have a look at our beautiful motorhomes and book your motorhome online now as demand is high for the National Ploughing Championships


Féile Classical | The Trip To Tipp

Féile Classical

Féile is back! This year will see the return of the Trip to Tipp which was one of Ireland’s first big music festivals. The festival was a massive attraction to music lovers back in the early nineties between 1990 and 1994. The music festival attracted some big names such as Blur, INXS, Simply Red, Iggy Pop and Meat Loaf.

The historic music event, some 28 years after the festival first launched, will return for two nights only (originally planned for 1 night, after tickets sold out a second night was added) on Friday 21st – Saturday 22nd of September and will have some of Ireland’s top names in the music industry including An Emotional Fish, The 4 of Us, Hothouse Flowers, The Stunning and Something Happens. The festival has been re-branded as “Féile Classical” with its main musical focus set on Irish talent.

This time around the festival organisers added a little bit piece of bling to the event with the addition of gourmet vegan food stalls, and a selection of pop-up gin and Prosecco bars and of course clean toilets. The tickets for the fully seated event are priced from €49.50 and ticket numbers are limited. You can buy your tickets here.

With accommodation prices set to soar for the weekend of the festival there is no better an opportunity to get the friends and pool together for a campervan Trip to Tipp. You can cover your transport costs and accommodation from as little as €33 per night per person, based on 6 people sharing. That is a massive saving compared to increased accommodation costs in the area. Spacious, luxurious & comfortable our Group D Mauritius campervan is ideal for you and 5 of your mates to make that historical Trip to Tipp for what promises to be an electrifying weekend of Irish music.

If a smaller motorhome is what you’re looking for we have 4 berths also, giving plenty of options for large or small groups.

So don’t miss out on experiencing some 90’s nostalgia and get the friends together and make that Trip to Tipp for Féile Classical with Celtic Campervans.


Summerfest Carlow 2018 | July 21st – 22nd

Summerfest Carlow

With this amazing weather set to continue why not check out Summerfest Carlow. This is the first year of this music festival and will take place in Oak Park in Carlow town on July 21st – 22nd. Carlow Rugby Club located in Oak Park will play host to country and western music festival. The festival weekend, which takes place inside one of Ireland’s largest marquees, will have two nights of live entertainment and dancing to a collection of Ireland’s top country stars.

Two of the current biggest male Irish country and music singers, Nathan Carter and Derek Ryan (who is a Carlow native) will headline the festival. Other live performances on the line up include Cliona Hagan & Barry Kirwan.

Doors for the festival will open both nights at 6pm, with the first act expected to take to the stage at 8pm and the headline act at 10pm. you can get more information on tickets here.

Camping for the festival is provided by Rancho Reillys at a cost of €30 per night for up to 5 people.
Summerfest Carlow is the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy some live country and western music. why not get the family or a group of friends together and hire a campervan for the weekend.

Bela easy Mauritius

Ideal for a group of 6 our luxurious Group D, Bela Maurius campervans are spacious, comfortable and a pleasure to drive. Not only that but our Group D is extremely affordable, costing from €33 per person per day based on 6 people sharing.A campervan holiday has never been more affordable!

A campervan road trip to Co. Carlow for a weekend of country & western music, fun & laughter with the friends or family will create those memories that you will remember forever. So go on and book your campervan now for Summerfest carlow 2018.


Longitude 2018

Longitude 2018

Longitude 2018 will return this July on the 13th – 15th. This years festival, taking place in Marley Park Dublin, promises to be the biggest and best daytime festival in Ireland. The festival has a large diversity of acts including J.cole, Solange, Migos, Diplo Tyler, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Blackbear, Sampha, Anderson .paak & The Free Nationals, The Creator, 6lack, Khalid, Cardi B, Giggs, J Jacob Banks, Hus, Joey Bada$$, The Internet, Kali Uchis, Lil Pump, Princess Nokia, Ibeyi, Belly, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Mabel, Big Shaq, Naaz & Bas.

The lineup promises an electric atmosphere over the 3 days with J Cole to headline the Friday night of Longitude. The hip-hop performer will be joined by Grammy nominated rap trio Migos and Irish single chart #1 hit maker Post Malone.

On the Saturday Travis Scott will headline with Diplo, The Creator & Tyler performing on the Saturday night.

And to round up the festival weekend on Sunday Solange will headline on the main stage. Also on Sundays schedule is Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Sampha.

Tickets are sold out for Friday & Saturday but there are a number of General Admission tickets available for Sunday which can be bought at Ticket Master.

With prices for accommodation over the weekend of the festival set to go up why not get the friends and pool together for a campervan road-trip to Dublin which will cover your travel costs and also your accommodation. Our campervan fleet has expanded with new 2018 campervans available for you to hire. With 2 -4 berths and 4 – 6 berths available our campervans are the ideal way to enjoy a weekend away with the mates.

Camac Valley Tourist Caravan & Camping Park is located just a short drive away from Marley Park.
If you book now you will receive a HUGE 15% discount on your hire fees leaving more money in your pocket to enjoy the Longitude 2018 festival in Marley Park.

Booking is quick and easy, simply book here on campervan bookings discount page.


BARE Music & Arts Festival 2018

Bare Music & Arts Festival

BARE Music & Arts Festival 2018 will return in July to continue our summer festival season. The festival promised to return in 2018 after its absence last year and the organisers have kept their promise.

BARE 2018 will take place on the grounds of Borris House Estate on the 6th – 7th of July. This beautiful estate is scenically situated with the Blackstairs Mountains as a backdrop and the River Barrow flowing adjacent to it’s beautiful woodland and gardens. This picturesque setting is truly relaxing and one to enjoy.

The festival brings together a wide diversity of acts and talents, both homegrown and International. Some of the acts you can expect to enjoy range from rock, reggae, rap, hip hop, folk, electronic, indie and comedy. The music festival is set in one of the most scenic locations in county Carlow is one not to be missed.

BARE Music & Arts Festival 2018 will be headlined by Detroit rapper Obie Trice, with other acts including Obie Trice ft Kuniva D12 & Swifty D12, God Is An Astronaut, Quinton Campbell, Neomadic, Seamus Fogarty, Natty Wailer, Kila, Corner Boy, Katie Cassidy, Sleep Theives, Tebi Rex, Gok Wan DJ set, Ashley James, Ratboy, The Lost Brothers, Mick Konstantin, Noel Hill (Planxty), The Pale, Josh Coakley, Gemma Bradley, Ri Ra, Wolff, Mindriot, Craic Appeal, Exiles, CPNGHN, & Amber and The Bear plus many more.

Tickets are limited for the event but are still available at their website www.barefestival.com. Tickets are priced from €50 upwards with a campervan pass only €30.

The BARE Music & Arts Festival 2018 is the perfect piece of escapism for you and your mates which will allow you to relax in a picturesque setting and enjoy a wide variety of music and comedy. To make the weekend extra special why not hire a campervan for the weekend and take the friends to Co. Carlow for a weekend of bonding and eclectic entertainment. Our 2018 model campervans are ideal for a friend’s getaway, with 2-4 berth & 4-6 berth campervans available for you to hire. Spacious, comfortable and stylish, our campervans will provide you with transport for you and your mates and accommodation which means you will save money compared to local accommodation. And to help you save even more we are giving a 15% hire discount on our campervan rentals when you book online now. Booking is easy and quick so go ahead and visit our discount page to book your campervan for the BARE Music & Arts Festival 2018.


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.


The Wild Atlantic Way Donegal Route

The Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous route that is travelled by thousands of international and national tourists every year. The route stretches from Malin Head in Donegal which is the Northern tip of Ireland right down to Mizen Peninsula which is Irelands most southernly point. The journey is one of the longest coastal routes in the world, which stretches to 2,600 km and is covered with amazing scenery at every turn.

We will break up the spectacular route into each county and look at the must-see attractions.

Donegal

Donegal is the most northern tip of the Wild Atlantic way and was named as the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017′ by National Geographic Traveller. This stretch of the journey is littered with jaw dropping scenery, a beautiful selection of wildlife, golden sandy beaches and rugged islands to be explored. Donegal is filled with local hospitality and delicious fresh seafood that you must sample in a variety of cosy pubs which are packed with heritage and music that characterises the Wild Atlantic Way.

The coastal route between Malin Head and Bundoran is populated by picturesque towns and villages with amazing local hospitality to greet you on your journey. This section of the Wild Atlantic Way stretches to about 460km. The coastal waters are buzzing with water sport enthusiasts while the rugged landscape presents excellent areas for walking, cycling and horse riding. There is an abundance of sights and scenery to embrace as you travel the Donegal stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way. We have listed below some of the main attractions you should visit on your travels:

Donegal Campervan

You can plot your campervan journey along the Donegal stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way and take in some of the amazing views on our map below:

This is only a selection of what Donegal has to offer. Kicking off your journey along the Wild Atlantic way in Donegal will surely wet your appetite for more of what this epic route has to offer.

The Wild Atlantic way is Irelands crown jewel with hundreds of thousands of tourists travelling the route each year. To really add that extra piece of magic to the journey hire a campervan for your road trip and you will certainly return in the future to travel this amazing route. Explore what scenery each turn will lead you to and camp out under the stars in a 2017 campervan that is equipped to make your journey both comfortable and relaxing.

Wild Atlantic Way

Pull out your map and plan your journey now along the Wild Atlantic way in 2018 and book your campervan to make the journey unforgettable. Booking your campervan now for 2018 will save you 20% on your hire fees. Not only will you save 20% on your hire price but you will also save on accommodation fees as you can easily park up your campervan overnight along the Wild Atlantic way and relax with a camp out under the stars.

So kick off your Wild Atlantic Way journey and explore the Donegal route with Celtic Campervans.


Cork Chocolate Festival 2017

Cork Chocolate Festival

For all you chocolate and baking lovers out there the Cork Chocolate Festival & Baking World is surely worth a visit. The festival will take place at the Cork International Hotel on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of November 2017, from 11am to 5.30 pm on both days. With Christmas just around the corner, there is sure to be plenty of festive inspiration on offer for you.

This year is the first Chocolate Festival and the only one of its kind to take place in Ireland. The 2-day event gives visitors the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the best chocolatiers in the country and from abroad. The main exhibition area will host chocolatiers displaying and selling delicious & the highest of quality Chocolate on the market. The festival hosts a range of showcases, workshops and tastings. There will also be cookery demonstrations from top class chefs, chocolatiers and bakers. Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory suitably so is the main theme of the inaugural event with some special appearances over the weekend of the Oompa Loompas.

Ticket prices for the festival are just €5 for entry into the exhibition area while children under 12 are FREE. To keep the kids entertained there is a Children’s Zone which is open from 11am to 2pm.
For more information or to wet your taste buds with some delicious chocolate imagery feel free to visit www.corkchocolatefestival.ie/

The Cork Chocolate Festival & Baking World raises a great opportunity for a family getaway to Cork city. To treat the family even further why not hire a campervan and enjoy the trip down to Cork and of course the fun of camping overnight in one of the local camping parks, in particular the amazing Blarney Caravan and Camping Park. Not only will you get to attend the Chocolate Festival & Baking World festival, but you can also experience some of the local attractions including Fota Wildlife Park, Blarney Castle & the Blarney Stone. Our campervans are ideal for a family road trip which all the necessary facilities that you would require for a comfortable weekend for up to 6 people.

So, treat the family to a weekend of delicious chocolate treats at the Cork Chocolate Festival & Baking World and experience some of the attractions of Cork city. Simply fill out the booking form on the top left of your screen and for a limited time only enjoy a 20% DISCOUNT on your campervan hire cost.


Waterford Winterval 2017

waterford winterval 2017

Waterford Winterval 2017 is a major highlight of the year for many kids and indeed parents across Ireland. Winterval is Ireland’s Christmas festival and this year is its fifth year of delivering that festive spirit to young and old. The festive festival kicks off on November 17th and carries right through until the 23rd of December.

The Waterford Winterval Festival is jam packed with a huge range of events, attractions and shows with over 30 events to enjoy every weekend of the festival programme. Not only that, many of the events are FREE to enjoy and treat the family.

Waterford, which is Ireland’s oldest city, will come to life over the course of the festival with a selection of traditional family fun to be enjoyed by young and old. We have listed below a selection of some of the must-see events and attractions over the festive month:

Waterford on Ice.
Helter Skelter.
Snow-globe.
Winterval Illuminates. (featuring Keith Barry)
Horse-drawn Sleigh.
Winterval Express Train.
Christmas Carousel.
The Christmas Markets.
The Ballybricken Fair
Toy Museum – large Room, City Hall.
Old Man Winter.
Santa’s Grotto at the Medieval Museum.
Winterval at the Theatre Royal.
Winterval at Garter Lane.
Creative Writing Workshop.
Valgard.
Late Night Winterval Club.
Story Telling at Reginald’s Tower.
The Singing Christmas Tree.
City Square Snowman Competition.
A Georgian Christmas at the Bishops Palace.
House of Waterford Crystal Christmas Experience.

The man himself, Santa, will be taking all the kids Christmas lists from his grotto at the medieval undercrofts.

The city will be filled with filled with beautifully decorated traditional log cabins which will host the very best selection of quality goods, food, toys, crafts and decorations. Visitors to the festival can also enjoy some fine Artisan produce and traditional Christmas confectionary. There will also be kids’ movie Screenings, Storytelling and live music.

You can get more information on Winterval Waterford 2017 at www.winterval.ie

Waterford city will be alive with festive cheer and spirit over the months of November and December. If you are planning on travelling to the city for some festive cheer why not plan a 4-day break for the family and hire a campervan to add that extra piece of magic to your stay. Treating the family to a campervan holiday at Waterford Winterval festival be forever stay as a cherished memory for your family and one that will be talked about for years to come.

So, treat the family to a festive family getaway with Celtic Campervans to Waterford Winterval 2017.