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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.

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 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

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.
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.
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

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.

Bram Stoker Festival 2017

Bram Stoker Festival

The Bram Stoker Festival pays homage to Bram Stoker, who was born in Dublin and wrote the world famous novel Dracula. In late October in Dublin city the festival will light heartedly celebrate all things mysterious, the after-dark and gothic as we approach Halloween and Samhain. Previous years has seen tens of thousands of festival goers from all over the country visit the city for a weekend of gothic fun.

The festival programme is geared at all ages with family adventure events taking place during the day and evening and more darker antics for a more mature audience later in the night. The Bram Stoker Festival, in association with Dublin City Council and Failte Ireland, will take place over the Halloween weekend from the 27th – 30th of October.

During the day the festival presents family orientated events, talks and interactive experiences. During the night Dublin city will embrace the darkness with adventures for the festival goers to enjoy as well as some late-night parties. The festival programme includes visual arts, theatre, music and spectacle in some of Dublin most haunting locations to add to the supernatural and gothic experience. The festival will also play host to a new score for Cult Classic Vampyr, the world premiere of Colin Dunne’s New Show and a night of giggles, music and ghouls at Vicar Street.

For more information on the Bram Stoker Festival and to get yourself some tickets simply visit

The Bram Stoker Festival is both a family festival during the day and a festival for the horror and gothic fans during the night. To add that extra element to your festival experience why not treat the friends or the family to a campervan trip and stay in Dublin city over the Halloween weekend. Hiring a campervan will enhance the excitement and thrill of the most dark and gothic weekends of the year and you will also avoid those expensive accommodation costs. You can simply book your campervan by filling out the booking form on the top of your screen and then look forward to a family or friend getaway that you will never forget.

So, don’t miss out on a weekend of fun and thrills with Celtic Campervans at this years Bram Stoker Festival

The Galway Jazz Festival 2017

The Galway Jazz Festival

The Galway Jazz Festival will return this year to the West from October 5th – 8th. The festival has been described by the Irish Times are a “boutique festival with a big heart and growing international credibility”.

Every year the city of Galway becomes a popular destination for Jazz lovers from all over the country and also the world. Talented musicians from all over the world make the trip to Galway each year to showcase their amazing jazz talent. Each year the festival attracts musicians from America, Britain, Germany, Norway and of course some homegrown talent. Some of the amazing talent that have been on show at the festival include Andy Sheppard, Lauren Kinsella, Aerie, Cuar and Christian Wallumrød

This year sees a huge line-up of brilliant Jazz acts and artists including Arve Henriksen, Conor , Carl Corcoran, Aengus Hackett, Isungset Aoife Doyle, Brett Sroka, Simon Nabatov, Jimmy Cake, Anthony Collins, Mike Nielsen, Meilana Gillard Trio, Naomi Berrill, Neil Yates, Rauno Niemenen, Emil Brandqvist Trio, Ronan Guilfoyle, Skratchlords, Sam Comerford, Simone Graziano, Karen Egan, Le Rex, Matthew Barrell, Trondheim Voices, Terre Cello Ireland, Graham Dunne, Hazar Trio, Hugh Buckley, Ian Date Swing Combo, Irish Memory Orchestra Jazz Ensemble, John Conerly and Jazz Juice.

cover a wide range of jazz styles ranging from traditional jazz music to contemporary versions of classical pieces and well as a selection of modern hip hop. The festival will have a selection of events to enjoy including live performances and jamming sessions which will be taking place through Galway city.

Galway is a hub for jazz music with events happening all year round. Galway city is an amazing medieval city with centuries of heritage to explore. There are numerous attractions to visit in Galway city including the Spanish Arch, Eyre Square, Galway City Museum, James Mitchell Museum, Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland and the Galway Arts Centre. This gives you the opportunity to take in some amazing heritage along with some of the World’s best jazz musicians.

For more information on the festival visit

The Galway Jazz Festival gives you the opportunity to travel to the West of Ireland to enjoy some excellent jazz music and take in some amazing scenery in Galway and along the Wild Atlantic Way. There is no better way to enjoy the West of Ireland than hiring a campervan for your journey. Hiring a campervan will slash accommodation costs and allow you the freedom to explore Galway and the Wild Atlantic Way and also give you the means to park up in the evening and enjoy some of the world’s best Jazz musicians.

So, go ahead and book your campervan now with the booking form on the top left of your screen and enjoy the Galway Jazz Festival with Celtic Campervans.

The Belfast Comedy Festival 2017

The Belfast Comedy Festival

The Belfast Comedy Festival is one of the big highlights in the comedy festival scene in Ireland. This year it will be taking place from the 2nd until the 8th of October across different venues in Belfast city.

The Festival was initially set up in 2011 by a group of comedy enthusiasts with one of their main goals been to provide a platform for local talent to showcase their comedic skills and also entertain a wide variety of audiences with diverse acts. Celebrating its sixth year the festival has a number of events on offer including workshops, theatre, circus, film, seminars, competitions, quizzes and events for children.

The star attractions of this year’s comedy festival includes The Rubberbandits, John Bishop, Bec Hill, Henning Wehn, Joel Dommett, with local leading comedians including Mary Flanigan, Terry McHugh, Tim McGarry and Caz Brennan. Also for the first time to make an appearance at this year’s festival will be Farmer Michael and Kathleen who are well known for their comedic sketches on social media. There will also be the staging of a new hilarious play Three’s a Shroud.

To keep the kids entertained there will be a special series of workshops which are organised with Australian storyteller, Margaret Linley. This year’s festival promises to entertain audiences of all ages and interests.

For more information on the Belfast Comedy Festival simply visit

The week of the Belfast Comedy Festival gives you a great opportunity to travel to Belfast and explore this beautiful city and its architecture. You will certainly be treated to some excellent comedy and local attractions that the entire family can enjoy. To add that extra spice to the Comedy Festival why not hire a campervan for the week and treat yourself and the family to a getaway that they will cherish for the rest of their lives. You can enjoy the festival and the atmosphere it creates in the city and take in some attractions including Titanic Belfast and Belfast Zoo. Not only will, the family enjoy the journey to Belfast in a stylish and comfortable campervan but they will also love the experience of been able to rest and eat in the campervan. And the good news for your pocket is that you will be saving on accommodation fees.

So, don’t miss out on a family getaway to the Belfast Comedy Festival and book a campervan for October. We have 2 – 4 berth and 4 – 6 berths available and this year we have extended our fleet with brand new 2017 models. Booking is easy, simply fill out the booking form at the top of your screen and treat the family to a unique experience at this years Belfast Comedy Festival.

Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival is the oldest festival of its kind in the world. This year’s event will take place at the Spanish Arch Marquee from Friday September 22nd to 24th September. The festival is one of the most internationally known Irish events. Taking place in the centre of Galway city it has become a highlight in the west of Ireland’s festival calendar.
Seafood is the main theme of the event, with local restaurants and bars pulling out the stops for the occasion. The opening night begins with the crowning of the Oyster Pearl after which the seafood eating frenzy gets underway in earnest.

The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival has been running annually since 1954 and is a festival for all types of festival goers. Not only will you get to taste good food but there will also be a wide range of entertainment to enjoy. During the food festival, there will be a wide variety of exciting events to enjoy such as the World Oyster Opening Championships, a beauty contest, seafood trails, a Mardi Gras Party with Champagne, cooking demonstrations, family activities and live music. There will also be some tasting events in some of Galway’s finest restaurants. On the final night, you will have the Gala Ball to experience through the streets of Galway.

The Seafood trail is a selection of Galway’s finest restaurants which be serving locally sourced seafood and ingredients and each restaurant will have Galway Oysters available for you to taste.
You can get more information on the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival at

Galway city is always buzzing with excitement with tourism. The festival not only gives you a great opportunity to enjoy some fine local seafood but you can also take in some of the counties amazing scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way. There is no better way to travel and experience the Wild Atlantic Way than to do so by campervan. Hiring a campervan for the oyster festival weekend will let you and your family enjoy the trip over to Galway and be your accommodation for the entire weekend, saving you on accommodation costs. Our new fleet of 2017 campervan will let you experience the ultimate in camping comfort and luxury. Not only that, we have a 15% hire discount for you to avail of. Simply enter the code CELT1C2O17 upon booking and you will receive your instant discount.

So go on, treat the family to a weekend of fine food, family entertainment and stunning scenery with a campervan trip to the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival.

National Ploughing Championships 2017

National Ploughing Championships 2017 The National Ploughing Championships, which is Europe’s biggest outdoor event, is due to return this year to Screggan, Tullamore in Co. Offaly. The Championships takes place on the 19th-21st of September 2017 with 600 acres been made available for the event. Last year, 2016, saw a record breaking attendance of 283,000 making it the most successful Ploughing Championships in history. The site in which the championships were held last year got a positive review the attendees, local community and the wider public and has won its bid to be staging the event again this year.

The main attraction of the event is the Ploughing Match competition. Here ploughmen from all over the world pit their skills and talent up against each other. Apart from the ploughing there is also am massive trade show including livestock exhibitions, the latest technology in machinery, trade stalls, vintage and classic cars, interior design and art exhibitions and craft stalls. There was a total of 1,700 exhibitors present at last year’s championships.

For more information on the National Ploughing Championships simply visit

The National Ploughing Championships is a big attraction every year and with so much activities available it really is an event that all the family can enjoy. With parking facilities available for campervans why not book a date in September for yourself and the family and travel over to Offaly for the 3-day event. We have expanded our fleet and now we have a range of new 2017 models for you to enjoy and relax in. Book your campervan now for the September event to avoid disappointment. For September, we have a 15% hire discount that you can avail. Simply enter the code CELT1C2O17 to save on your campervan booking. Then simply enjoy the buzz and excitement of the National Ploughing Championships.