Driving in Ireland

Driving a rental car in Ireland

Save on Car Rental in Ireland

Where, when and how to get the best value when you book car rental for your Irish holiday.

There is also an exclusive discount for DoChara users in here on all rentals from Dan Dooley.

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Road signs in Ireland

Irish Road Signs & Traffic Signals

Many Irish road signs – such as the STOP sign – will be familiar, but there are others which are not so readily identified and you need to know about.

Traffic signals are on a slightly dfferent sequence than in other countries, and the rules about how to behave at them (official and unofficial!) are a bit different also.

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Drive safely in Irelad

Driving Safely in Ireland

Driving on the left may seem like the major obstacle to overcome in Ireland, but there are other hazards you need to be alert to also.

Knowing some local terminology and being familiar with road signs and road layouts is also important – this is a basic intro to staying safe on the road in Ireland.

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No Parking

Rules of the Road in Ireland

Tourists are not exempt from compliance with laws relating to driving. Since those policing the laws have authority to apply on the spot fines or even to seize your car, it’s wise to become familiar with the basics before you set out.

Speed limits, parking restrictions and proper licensing are the areas where visitors to Ireland are most easily caught out.

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About Irish Roads

The moterway network in Ireland, though growing, is not as extensive as elsewhere in Europe, and most visitors will eventually end up on narrow meandering roads.

There are some things to look out for on these roads: for one thing there is always the chance that unexpected road users may force you to slow your journey down!

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