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#The Happy Camper

# the-happy-camper - Monday 17 April, 2017

People are rallying around that little pancake caravan in Donegal after a disastrous weekend
# The Happy Camper
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# The Happy Camper

People are rallying around that little pancake caravan in Donegal after a disastrous weekend

Apr 17th 2017, 2:00 PM 10,949 Views 3 Comments

From heartache to hope.

# the-happy-camper - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

This little caravan sells delicious pancakes in the spectacular setting of the hills of Donegal
# The Happy Camper
From The Daily Edge
# The Happy Camper

This little caravan sells delicious pancakes in the spectacular setting of the hills of Donegal

Apr 12th 2017, 7:55 PM 12,560 Views 1 Comment

Lovely.

# the-happy-camper - Sunday 23 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: Final thoughts on an incredible tournament
# Reflections
# Reflections

The Happy Camper: Final thoughts on an incredible tournament

Oct 23rd 2011, 5:03 PM 689 Views 0 Comments

The Happy Camper is home in wet and windy Ireland. It didn’t stop him from penning one last diary entry for RWC 2011.

# the-happy-camper - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: it's time to go home, Tosh
# Check In
# Check In

The Happy Camper: it's time to go home, Tosh

Oct 12th 2011, 11:01 AM 652 Views 0 Comments

Cian the van is parked up for the last time and the lads file onto the flight home with plenty of other Irish. It’s been a wild ride.

# the-happy-camper - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: home thoughts from abroad
# Green Army
# Green Army

The Happy Camper: home thoughts from abroad

Oct 11th 2011, 2:10 PM 1,243 Views 0 Comments

As they point it towards the airport, our man in the van recalls the many Irish friends they’ve made along the road.

# the-happy-camper - Monday 10 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: 'it feels like a one horse town when the horse is out to lunch'
# Garbage Time
# Garbage Time

The Happy Camper: 'it feels like a one horse town when the horse is out to lunch'

Oct 10th 2011, 11:45 AM 585 Views 0 Comments

It’s back behind the wheel for the lads after the weekend’s heartbreak before the flight home this week.

# the-happy-camper - Sunday 9 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us

Oct 9th 2011, 11:57 AM 685 Views 0 Comments

“Imagine a junior disco in Ireland. Now imagine it without the tipsy teens staggering from one song to another before a big fight breaks out.”

# the-happy-camper - Saturday 8 October, 2011

The (Un)Happy Camper: Bye, bye, bye Delilah
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

The (Un)Happy Camper: Bye, bye, bye Delilah

Oct 8th 2011, 10:18 AM 1,673 Views 13 Comments

“Before leaving Dublin we asked only one thing of this Irish team; a whole-hearted performance. And, by God, they delivered that in every second of every game.”

# the-happy-camper - Friday 7 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: watch out Wellington, here comes the cavalry
# Camper's Run
# Camper's Run

The Happy Camper: watch out Wellington, here comes the cavalry

Oct 7th 2011, 10:36 AM 962 Views 0 Comments

The greening of Wellington is almost complete. But half the Irish in town have tickets to the wrong quarter-final.

# the-happy-camper - Thursday 6 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: the joys of living in a van
# On The Road
# On The Road

The Happy Camper: the joys of living in a van

Oct 6th 2011, 10:56 AM 643 Views 0 Comments

“Tosh arrives over to make the deposit in our laundry press. CLICK, FLOP: a pair of boxer shorts lands with unwavering precision in the middle of my bowl, breakfast is over.”

# the-happy-camper - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: 'It's like a deserted city scene from 28 Days Later'
# Reality Check
# Reality Check

The Happy Camper: 'It's like a deserted city scene from 28 Days Later'

Oct 5th 2011, 12:27 PM 597 Views 0 Comments

The lads roll into Christchurch, a city still very much recovering from their devastating earthquake.

# the-happy-camper - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: new austerity measures on the road
# Penny Pinching
# Penny Pinching

The Happy Camper: new austerity measures on the road

Oct 4th 2011, 12:27 PM 439 Views 2 Comments

“Men like Tom Crean and Roald Amundsen have looked into such tracts of the wild unknown and thought ‘onward.’ For us, this will be the southern limit of our lifetime.”

# the-happy-camper - Monday 3 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: the long and winding road...
# Business End
# Business End

The Happy Camper: the long and winding road...

Oct 3rd 2011, 10:45 AM 653 Views 0 Comments

It’s the morning after the night before and the lads head out for a bit of a bird-watch. Literally.

# the-happy-camper - Sunday 2 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: Bring on the Welsh!
# Sea Of Green
# Sea Of Green

The Happy Camper: Bring on the Welsh!

Oct 2nd 2011, 2:24 PM 1,059 Views 1 Comment

The Happy Camper is soaking up the post-match atmosphere in Dunedin. How we wish we could be there too.

The Happy Camper: we always knew this would define our tournament
# On The Road
# On The Road

The Happy Camper: we always knew this would define our tournament

Oct 2nd 2011, 8:33 AM 582 Views 0 Comments

“The Dunedin Holiday Park was a hive of activity deep into the cold night as the community gathered to sing the songs that always bring us together.”

# the-happy-camper - Saturday 1 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: the calm before the storm
# Setting The Scene
# Setting The Scene

The Happy Camper: the calm before the storm

Oct 1st 2011, 4:41 PM 436 Views 0 Comments

The Happy Camper has arrived in Dunedin and is soaking up some pre-match atmosphere ahead of Ireland’s crunch clash against Italy.

# the-happy-camper - Friday 30 September, 2011

The Happy Camper: a leap of faith ahead of Italy game
# Going Native
# Going Native

The Happy Camper: a leap of faith ahead of Italy game

Sep 30th 2011, 12:51 PM 382 Views 0 Comments

Some 84 kilos of Irish beef free-falling toward the Heineken-bottle green river below. Checklist completed; seen it, done it got the T-shirt… now for some rugby.

# the-happy-camper - Thursday 29 September, 2011

The Happy Camper: come fly with me...
# Leap Of Faith
# Leap Of Faith

The Happy Camper: come fly with me...

Sep 29th 2011, 11:39 AM 350 Views 0 Comments

The free-fall from 9,000 feet lasts around 20 seconds. It was terrifying, exhilarating and a serious rush for the senses – it was almost as good as beating Australia in Eden Park.

# the-happy-camper - Sunday 25 September, 2011

The Happy Camper: head west, young man
# On The Road
# On The Road

The Happy Camper: head west, young man

Sep 25th 2011, 10:51 AM 660 Views 1 Comment

“It feels so long ago since the dizzy highs we experienced in Auckland, but you can always rely on the Irish to make you feel part of a group, at kick off 20 people have drifted in.”

# the-happy-camper - Saturday 24 September, 2011

The Happy Camper: southbound and down
# Island Hopping
# Island Hopping

The Happy Camper: southbound and down

Sep 24th 2011, 2:09 PM 345 Views 0 Comments

“It was another early start in Wellington this morning, 7 am at the ferry terminal. With the Aussies in town, we shacked up on the outskirts of the city, in Porirua, and catch a train to spend Friday evening chanting ‘USA, USA’”