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Traveling in Ireland - How to Get Around Ireland

Trains, planes and automobiles are the most popular options to travel around Ireland, but you might also catch a bus, walk or use a bicycle.

Emergency Phone Numbers in Ireland
Emergency telephone numbers for travellers in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Access All Areas in Ireland
Access in Ireland - how to get over, around and through seemingly locked gates that should be open ...

Winter Driving in Ireland
Winter driving in Ireland, is it any different? Of course you know how to drive - but winter driving in Ireland might test your limits (and patience) more than expected. And what can you expect? The unexpected ...

Winter Driving in Ireland - Readers' Best Tips and Hints
Winter driving in Ireland, what are the readers' best tips and hints?

Start Touring Ireland - Taking Your Own Car or Getting a Rental Car?
With low air fares and cheap car rental "traveling to Ireland" has become synonymous with "fly and drive". But this might not always be the best idea. You can also take your own car ... and here are the pros and cons of it.

Start Touring Ireland - Taking Your Own Car or Getting a Rental Car?
With low air fares and cheap car rental "traveling to Ireland" has become synonymous with "fly and drive". But this might not always be the best idea. You can also take your own car ... and here are the pros and cons of it.

Touring Ireland in Your Own Car - Essential Equipment

So you have decided against renting a car in Ireland, instead binging your own car over? Now it is entirely up to you to make sure you are equipped correctly when touring Ireland. Check your pockets and your trunk (or boot in Irish ca-speak) for some essentials. Some things to take are common sense items, some are legal necessities.

Renting a Car in Ireland - Essential Equipment Checklist
Have you ever wondered what car you should rent? Sure you have, and I have even put together a list of things to consider when looking for an Irish rental car. But renting the car is just the first step. It is up to you to make sure you are equipped correctly when touring Ireland by rental car. Some things to take …

Driving Through Ireland's Rain and Floods
Maybe the most challenging aspect of driving in Ireland is ... rain. Even the natives struggle to get to grips with downpours, poor visibility and frequent floods. As a tourist you’ll be even more disadvantaged, lacking local knowledge that will, for instance, help you to gauge the depth of a spreading puddle. So here are some (hopefully) helpful hint

Barrier-Free Tolling on the M50
To provide a fairy-tale ending, toll barriers have been scrapped on the notorious M50 ringroad around Dublin. But there is a twist in the tale - since there are no toll booths anymore, you might fall foul of the authorities and incur hefty penalties. Here are some questions and straightforward answers regarding barrier-free tolling on Dublin's M50.

Ireland by GPS
Satellite navigation has really taken off in Ireland over the last few years. The combination of a global positioning system and a digital map is the must-have gadget for many Irish drivers. But is it a must-have for travelers touring Ireland?

Driving Tips for Ireland
Driving a (rental) car in Ireland does not need to be difficult or even dangerous - as long as you stick to the rules of the road and some basic advice. Let your About Guide Bernd Biege show you how to enjoy a driving holiday in Ireland without any hassle.

Renting a Car in Ireland - What to Consider
Renting a car in Ireland for a week or two is no problem - thanks to the Internet it can be done from the comfort of your home and within minutes. But actually getting the right car for your needs can be difficult. Be aware of what to look out for when planning a touring vacation in Ireland.

Around Ireland Without a Car
Ireland without a car? Possible, but maybe not too convenient and fast.

Ireland on Two Pedal-Driven Wheels
Cycling through Ireland can be a rewarding alternative for anyone moderately fit and with a willingness to invest their own muscle-power into getting from A to B. It is, however, not as idyllic as described in many brochures - Ireland has changed immensely in the last few years.

Hiking in Ireland - Walking the Irish Walk
Hiking through Ireland can be a rewarding alternative for anyone moderately fit and with a willingness to invest their own muscle-power into getting from A to B. Several way-marked routes are available for long-distance hikes and shorter routes are identified locally.

Cruising on Ireland's Inland Waterways
Ireland is not only surrounded by water, it also has an amazing 9,000 miles of waterways and around 800 sizeable lakes. As many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals a veritable network of navigable waters exists. Cruising on Ireland's inland waterways is a very popular option for a really relaxing vacation.

Ireland's Airports - International and Local Airports in Ireland
Complete list of Irish airports with connections within Ireland, European and long-haul flights.

Safe Travel in Ireland
Travelling in Ireland is not dangerous as such - millions of tourists visit the country every year without coming to harm whatsoever. Still it is a wise precaution to be a safety-conscious traveller.

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