Driving in Ireland
In recent times the quality of the roads in Ireland have transformed, and while they are not yet at the standard of other European countries, they are particularly good between major towns and motorways are common for long stretches.
Cars in Ireland drive on the left hand side of the road, and road safety is a hot topic and speeding and drink driving is simply not tolerated. Seat belts are mandatory as are child seats and booster cushions for children travelling as passengers.
To rent a car in Ireland, you will need a full Driver's License for at least 2 years without endorsement, a credit card in your own name. Most cars come with manual transmission, so if you require an automatic vehicle please make sure to book one well in advance.
Speed limits in Ireland are noted in KM/h so be aware. In general Motorways are 120 km/h, a general road is 80 KM/h and a town is 50km/h. The use of mobile phones while driving is against the law. If you have any questions about driving in Ireland, please do not hesitate to contact e Car Rental Ireland by email.