WPC: Narrow Roads and Hedgerows, Driving in Ireland

My next-door neighbour lived in Ireland for awhile, and passed onto us some advice about driving in Ireland.

A drive along a narrow road along Torr Head Road in Ireland“The Irish drive like maniacs…
A drive along a narrow road on the Inishowen Peninsula in Ireland down these really narrow roads….
A drive along a narrow road on the Inishowen Peninsula in Ireland … 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!”
A drive along a narrow road on the Beara Peninsula in Ireland She learned this through hard experience, and it was really good advice.
Stone fences line the road in the Aran Islands of Ireland A narrow road curves around farmland in the Beara Peninsula drive.
A narrow road curves around farmland in the Beara Peninsula drive A narrow road through the Ballighbeama Gap to Killarney in Ireland.
15IrBallighbeamaGaptoKillarney0067w Dark Hedges in the Antrim Glens, Northern Ireland, UK.
Dark Hedges in the Antrim Glens, Northern Ireland, UKWe 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!

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4 responses to “WPC: Narrow Roads and Hedgerows, Driving in Ireland

  1. 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!)

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