Driving in Ireland

In Ireland one drives on the left hand side of the road, and the cars are right hand drive. Although the highway infrastructure is improving it is important to note that many roads are single lane and have rough surfaces. If you would like to stop to take photographs be sure to keep your eyes open for a safe place to pull over as the roads can be quite narrow.

Speeding is a problem here, so please be alert and aware when driving. Not only must you be aware of other drivers, but the roads are commonly used by walkers and hikers, cattle, dogs, sheep, goats, wildlife, farmers moving their livestock, leprechauns…well, you get the idea. I’ve posted a typical signpost found locally to give you an idea of what to expect. Although this particular sign says “80 km” ( it is not uncommon to see “100 km” posted on a similar roadway.) The road is a winding, overgrown, single lane with poor sight lines at the entrance and exit. Be smart and aware on the roads and be safe. Just because the sign says you can drive it at over 80 km per hour doesn’t mean you should!


About Susanne Iles

Contemporary symbolist artist, writer,curator,and geek/nerd girl . Interested in photography, mythology, alchemy,ancient history,science,gaming and magic.
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