My next-door neighbour lived in Ireland for awhile, and passed onto us some advice about driving in Ireland.
“The Irish drive like maniacs…
down these really narrow roads….
… and if you try to get out of the way, you know those hedgerows, they look really soft and ferny? They’re not! Behind every hedgerow is a solid stone fence!”
She learned this through hard experience, and it was really good advice.
A narrow road curves around farmland in the Beara Peninsula drive.
A narrow road through the Ballighbeama Gap to Killarney in Ireland.
Dark Hedges in the Antrim Glens, Northern Ireland, UK.
We had the car for 25 days and drove mostly along the Wild Atlantic Way and the Coastal Causeway. Ireland.com has excellent instructions for exploring these out-of-the-way places with really narrow roads!
Superb images …
Perfect for the theme.
The last one is simply awesome 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
Indeed, extremely narrow.
I think it is safe to say though that one should not be afraid of driving in Ireland. Once you do it for a short time you get the hang of it. Just be careful and pay attention and you will be ok. I get people asking me a lot if I was afraid of driving in Ireland. And I most definitely was not. That said, some of those roads sure are small!
Without a car, it is almost impossible to get to most of the spectacular out-of-the-way, semi-deserted spots that I so loved in Ireland (and yes, most of them had really narrow roads, no coach buses allowed!)