Is it difficult to drive in Ireland?

Due to the difference in the way commuting in Ireland is compared to other countries, some travellers will find driving to be challenging. We always advise clients that you will want to make a decision that is both safest and most convenient for you.

The main differences are:

  • Ireland’s country roads are narrow that most people are used to.
  • We drive on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Cars in Ireland are typically manual.
  • Drivers salute each other on country roads, no matter if they know each other or not. (You’ll get used to it)

Not to worry. There are several ways which can make driving in Ireland easier. We advise that when you rent your vehicle (we use Hertz by the way), you ensure:

  • The vehicle is an automatic. (Easy to get if booked in advance)
  • A GPS is included.
  • You are fully insured.

For more please read our driving guide.