County Waterford, Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 2019

Date: 10th June 2019

Travelled: 92 kilometres from Kilkenny to Hook Head

Visited: Waterford and Hook Lighthouse (County Wexford)

Stayed: Wildcamping Hook Head, free no services. N52.12444, W06.93061

Budget: 8 days @ โ‚ฌ107 per day

We enjoyed a wonderful second evening in our car-park in Kilkenny. We were asleep by 8.30 and didnโ€™t hear a thing all night. Only stirred by a street sweeper about 6 am. After coffee and fruit we rolled out of Kilkenny, fueling and filling with water as we left. We have a couple of housekeeping issue to deal with today.

Filling with LPG and emptying the toilet cassette the next priority. Anyway we are on the M9 south for Waterford before you can spell Leprechaun. Forty minutes later we are in the morning traffic making our way along the dockside of the River Barrow to a recommended car-park we had found on the Motorhome Ireland website. At โ‚ฌ1 ph itโ€™s expensive, but only a short walk to the Viking Triangle.

Center map

Our first stop is the Medieval Museum โ‚ฌ14 pp in a combination ticket with the Bishopโ€™s Palace.

What happens when you hide something really well.

Enough medieval stuff for this morning we wander back to the Hymer for a coffee and a little planning for later in the day. The was a post today from someone wildcamping at Hook Head Lighthouse, its on the eastern side of the River Suir in County Wexford, looks just like our cup of tea.

Off again, this time to the Bishopโ€™s Palace. Not really a palace but a stately Georgian manor house.

Having done the Bishopโ€™s place we wander up to the tourist office to find out where we can get some auto-gas and check out the passage east ferry. This will save the long drive up to the Barrow Bridge. We find the LPG at a Texaco on the Cork Road and we can empty the cassette there as well.

Center map

For the princely some on โ‚ฌ16 return we take a shortcut across the River Suir.

We do a guided lighthouse tour โ‚ฌ9 pp, including seniors discount.

Itโ€™s early evening. The suns out, the tides out and the Germans are out. We give the microwave a burst and re-heat some left-overs. We are still drinking cheap beer and wine we purchased from Lidl as we returned through France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท last year. Lucky or our daily budget would be even worse.

Michael and Pam

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