Retro Camper Road Trip Part 1: Wexford & Waterford
Welcome to Retro Camper's New Road Trip Page.
We have started this blog by telling you a short story of our own Retro Trip at Halloween around Wexford, Waterford and Co.Cork.
For every blog we publish we will give €10 to a homeless charity The Simon Community that operates all over Ireland offering services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
All you need to do is email us in some photos of your trip or write your story in our Story Books (one in every Retro Camper) we will do the rest.
Our Retro Trip started in a cold October in County Wexford. We packed up with the kids and the camper and off we went. We stayed our first night in Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park, Co.Wexford. Run by the Darcy family since 1969, we had a warm welcome. Morriscastle is one of the most picturesque areas to stay in the country and a perfect start to our short break, with miles of sand and sand dunes right beside you on the blue flag beach, we all turned into children and ran to the beach! The next day saying goodbye to Hugh Darcy, who had given us ideas for things to do in the area, we jumped into Oman and headed to the Irish National Heritage Park Wexford.The Heritage park packs 9000 years of Irish History and how we lived into 35 acres of a heritage trail. From Huts to Crannogs to Viking houses it was a great afternoon.
The next day we packed up the camper and took off to Hook Head in Waterford. With clear skies and fresh air the kids were so excited to see Hook Heads huge lighthouse and the many seals below popping their heads up from the rough seas.Then it was onto the Ferry at Passage East and on to Waterford. With a quick stop on the way to see Dollar Bay, a small inlet where it is said that pirates had buried treasure there and still to this day hasn't been found ! People walk on the beach with metal detectors !
Passage East and the ferry was very exciting although it only takes a few minutes to get across the inlet, the area itself is beautiful and full of small villages offering seafood lunches and warm fires. We stayed in Waterford City as many of the campsites at this time of year are closed. We had the best dinner on the Waterford quays that evening, where there are many restaurants to choose from.
It was then time to move on to see County Cork, check out part 2 of our Retro Road Trip or watch this space for more stories from a Retro Camper. Jenny & Colm.