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Old Sunday 6th July 2008, 17:34   #1
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Question Camp site near Bridges of Ross

Please could any one tell if they know of a camp site within say 20 minutes of Bridges of Ross.

Preferably a small quiet site rather than an all singing dancing commercial one?

Though any info gratefully recieved!

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Old Sunday 6th July 2008, 21:15   #2
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The car park at The Bridges itself - it's picturesque, secluded, quiet and free. It's done me for the last six years (or a car or nearby barn). Washing/toilet facilities can be used discretely nearby at The Lighhouse Pub or Keatings Bar.
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Old Tuesday 8th July 2008, 06:26   #3
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The car park at The Bridges itself - it's picturesque, secluded, quiet and free. It's done me for the last six years (or a car or nearby barn). Washing/toilet facilities can be used discretely nearby at The Lighhouse Pub or Keatings Bar.
Thanks for this info Rich. I will be with my wife and we have a big tent (coming over on the ferry for a week of sea watching, so will have a reasonable amount of gear with us). We don't mind basic camping but our sleeping in the car days are over!

How far away is the pub ........... toilet ........... and water supply ?

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How far away is the pub ........... toilet ........... and water supply ?
In this exact order, I suppose?
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How far away is the pub
I've not camped there, but the pub would be a bit of a walk, more so when coming back, if one had overindulged...

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I've usually had to wait until nobody was looking and take a quick leak (after leaving the seawatching spot, of course), there could be even more problems if one had to do much more!

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There's a shop in Kilbaha...
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Old Tuesday 8th July 2008, 19:28   #6
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Ok, thanks for the info guys.

It sounds as though my long suffering wife will need somewhere a little more convenient and private if you get my drift.

Are there any simple campsites with basic toilet and water supply within 20 minutes drive of The Bridges??

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Kilkee is a short distance from the Bridges.
http://www.camping-ireland.ie/carava...ping.php?id=86

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Ok, now that my rather tongue-in-cheek suggestion has been (politely) dismissed, Iíll try and be a little more helpful! Though Iíll be using the car park/barn again this August...

As Tom says, have a little look around Kilkee and Carrigaholt Ė these are the two nearest places to The Bridges where you could find a campsite: -
http://www.clare.ie/members/listing.php?id=495 (same as Tomís suggestion)
http://www.thelongdock.com/carrigaholt_useful_info.htm (try Rahona Lodge)
http://www.holidayinclare.ie/camp_en.html (a couple more in Kilkee)

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Thanks to everyone for your help

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