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Campervans in Marina area?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,245 ✭✭✭Fabio

    The hand-wringing is a bit much.

    Yes, there are a couple of campers there which have been there kinda semi-permanently. The vast majority are tourists parking for a night or else people coming down to have a cup of tea in the camper, go for a walk, maybe get a coffee from the van nearby, or else stroll up to Marina Market or into town.

    Anytime I have been it's clean, there's no rubbish from campers around, and they only take up one parking spot (i.e. they don't park sideways).

    This kind of hand-wringing is a bit much Sporina - you've said yourself there are no issues, to be fair. What's next, remove any benches along the Marina in case people sit on them?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,248 ✭✭✭Kaisr Sose

    I also sail in DL. Not many people turn up for regattas with camper vans for crew. Most visitors to our club are happy to sleep on board or in hotels/BB's etc. When visiting other clubs, including Howth, we have stayed on board.

    There was litter and sewage issues in DL. Not all, or many, but some users. That's all takes.

    It's unfair to label critics of camper vans over nighting in Howth or elsewhere as busy bodies etc.

    What is needed in both locations, and elsewhere, are custom built pitches for campers with the required facilities for them. Obviously, these would cost more to stay in and may impact the popularity of them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,806 ✭✭✭sporina

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,549 ✭✭✭John_Rambo

    You're correct, not many people turn up to regattas in campers but some do.

    There's no record of litter & sewage from campers in DL. The statement from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown local authority cited other reasons, if there was cases of effluent this would be emphatically stated.

    It's perfectly fair to accuse people critical of people parked up doing nothing wrong as busybodies.

    Unfortunately that's not how Ireland works. When people complain and make up scurrilous stories because they don't like people in Campervan's, barriers are put up and it's ruined for everyone. There's no alternative arrangements made for the people in campers unlike other countries where aires are set up and the complainers will wonder in years to come did they do the right thing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 224 ✭✭mrpdap

    There are regularly 10 / 12 campervans parked in the Marina carpark, they tend to stay there for a while rather than just an overnight. Some have on occasion parked across more than one parking space, and there are a few that are longer than a parking space so they stick out into the roadway. There are also a couple of caravans. There's a Facebook page to guide the campervans to the spot.

    However, its not a campervan park, there are no facilities of any kind, its unclear how they are disposing of any waste.

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