Irish Transportation

Welcome to IrelandBecause there are many remote areas in Ireland worth visiting, we feel hiring a car is the best way to visit this lovely island.

Having a car on hand also allows you to drive through villages you may not have known to exist and be spontaneous.

In the past, B&B owners would sit in their living rooms with the lights on outside waiting for tired visitors to pop in but it is now suggested to have a reservation.

Still, the old way is still there for the courageous. The Irish are very tidy and staying at a B&B is a good way to meet new friends.

One of the best reference guides to driving a car in Ireland was sent to us by Sarah Washington at the Valley Book Club in Ireland. We thank her for her suggestion and warmly ebrace it. Thank you, Sarah.
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The Travel Guide for Car Drivers in Ireland is provided By Liberty Mutual Insurance. It has the following information in it.

Traffic & Road Condition Information

Current Weather Information & Forecast

Met Éireann: The Irish Meteorological Service Online
RTÉ: Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster
Breaking News: National Weather Forecast for Ireland
Irish Independent: Weather Updates

Safety Information

RSA: Road Safety Authority of Ireland
Health and Safety Authority: Vehicles at Work
Digital Driving Resource Guide: Driver Help in Ireland


Car Touring Guides: Downloadable Tour Brochures
Irish Caravan and Camping Council: Map of Ireland
Distance Calculator: Calculator and Driving Directions Ireland

Speed Limits

Citizens Information: National Speed Limits in Ireland
Rules of the Road: Speed Limits
Speed Limits: How They Are Set

Fuel Information

Health and Safety Authority: Handling Petrol Safely
LPG Stations in Ireland
Pumps IE: Prices at the Pumps in Ireland
Fuel Watch: Consumer Council of Northern Ireland
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland: Fuel Cost Comparison

Miscellaneous Travel Information

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Other Ways To Get Around in Ireland

Aer Lingus 

Belfast Airport 

Bus Eireann  (Republic of Ireland)

Cork Airport 

Doolin Ferries 

Dublin Airport 

Dublin Sightseeing Tours: City tours, sightseeing tours, special charters and overnight tours.

Shannon Ferry 
Shannon Ferry Group operates a vehicular ferry service from Killimer in Co. Clare to Tarbert in Co. Kerry. Shannon Ferries Bridging the Best of Ireland's West.


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Irish Rail (Republic of Ireland and NI Trains)


Shannon Airport 

This offers those on holiday a chance to drive along the western coast of Ireland and enjoy a lovely 20-minute trip across the Shannon.

Stena Line