Ireland is such a wonderful country to visit on so many levels; the warmth of the people, the spectacular scenery, there’s so much to see and do. Driving its roads is a fantastic way to get to really see its essence as it takes you out of cosmopolitan cities like Dublin, Belfast and Cork. While Ireland’s roads can be, at times challenging in their nature, there are many main roads and motorways which link the main towns and cities. You will encounter unique roadways at times in places like county Kerry and county Cork and other counties but generally this adds to the character of your visit. Like anything when it comes to organising your holiday, it pays to do some research in terms of your car hire company as price varies so widely.
There are an abundance of price comparison sites out there so keep an eye on those. Depending on the duration of your visit, it’s so important to get outside of main centres like Dublin
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to see the real Ireland. Places like the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, BantryBay, Galway should be on your list but these routes will require planning ahead. Weather is inclement in Ireland and that is something that will not change. It’s always best to be prepared so bring all weather gear like an umbrella and a rain jacket, a warmer jacket, a scarf as it’s very likely you’ll need them. Be aware that on roads that are off the beaten track, road signage isn’t always reliable so a sat-nav’ app is a good thing to have. Of course, don’t be afraid to stop and ask the locals who will be more than happy to help!
This video below from Killarney Hotels is a useful guide on driving around Ireland and what to watch out for with some extra tips included. Check it out! http://www.killarneyhotels.ie/blog/driving-the-ring-of-Kerry