Exploring the beauty of Ireland by car
With its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality, Ireland offers a unique and enchanting adventure for campers. Here are some key aspects of traveling by car in Ireland that are worth mentioning:
Driving in Ireland is on the left side of the road, meaning the steering wheel is on the right, and overtaking is on the left. If you are not used to driving on the left, be extremely careful on the roads and follow the directions of road signs.
Roundabouts, known as "roundabouts" in Ireland, are common at many intersections. Be aware of the rules for entering and exiting the roundabout and give way to vehicles already in the roundabout.
In rural areas of Ireland, roads can be quite narrow, sometimes making it difficult for another vehicle to pass. Be alert and use caution when moving through narrow passages.
Be aware of the speed limits on Irish roads, which are usually posted on road signs. Urban areas typically have a speed limit of 50 km/h, while highways and motorways may have higher limits.
Some Irish roads and bridges may require tolls. Pay close attention to the signs and be prepared to pay the required fees if you intend to use these routes.
When choosing a parking spot, follow the rules and directions indicated on the signs. In cities and popular tourist destinations, parking may be limited.
Driving under the influence is strictly prohibited in Ireland, with a blood alcohol limit of 0.5 ppm.
Do I need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Ireland?
To drive in Ireland, you must have a valid driving license from your country of residence as well as an International Driving Permit (IDP). You can apply for an IDP through our website.
Exciting driving routes in Ireland
Ring of Kerry. This famous route stretches for approximately 180 km and features spectacular Kerry scenery including mountains, lochs and spectacular coastline.
Atlantic Coast Path: This route follows the coastline of Western Ireland, offering spectacular ocean views, rugged coastline and stunning beaches. It covers attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Bay and the Iverha Peninsula.
Gaeltact Route: Passing through Western Ireland, this route combines nature and culture, allowing you to explore the islands, mountains and coastline while immersing yourself in the Irish language and culture.
Monastery Road: Take a historical journey through Irish monasteries along this route. Visit famous places like Rock Cashel, Clonmacnoise and Clonfert to admire their architecture and experience their unique atmosphere.