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Ireland: Travel

Author: RxPG, Posted on Sunday, June 08 @ 19:58:36 IST by RxPG  

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Ireland

Driving
Inland waterways
Cabs or Taxis
Trains and Buses
Driving

This can be a real pleasure since Irish roads are the least congested in Europe.

Here is some useful information for

driving in Ireland.
Note: Remember to drive on the left in Ireland.

Unless signs indicate otherwise, speed limits are:

In cities 48kph (30mph).
Open road 97kph (60mph)
Motorway 113kph (70mph)
Distances are given in both Kilometres and Miles.

Seatbelts must be worn by driver and passengers at all times.

The major car hire firms are represented in Ireland, and you will find them represented at airports, ferry ports, and all major cities.

Inland waterways

The three main waterways for cruising are

the River Shannon
the Grand Canal and
the River Erne
All three are exceptional for fishing and bird watching.

In the Republic, six approved companies offer cabin cruisers for hire on the River Shannon and two on the Grand Canal.

Cruisers range in size from two to ten berths, all have refrigerators and gas cookers, most have heating, hot water and showers. Dinghies, charts and safety equipment are included in the package.

Experience in handling a boat is an advantage, but not a prerequisite. Training will be provided.

Trains and Buses

In the Republic of Ireland, the State transport authority, CIE (Coras Iompair Eireann) is the umbrella body for three companies.

Dublin Bus (Serving the city)
Bus Eireann (serving provincial areas from Dublin) and
Irish Rail (Operating inter-city trains as well as the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) system)
Timetables for bus and train services, including details of various money-saving commuter and tourist tickets, are sold in outlets throughout the city.

For bus and train information within Ireland.

Tel: 01 873 4222 (Dublin Bus)
Tel: 01 836 6111 (Bus Eireann)
Tel: 01 836 6222 (Irish Rail)
You can dial direct for a recorded timetable for most mainline rail destinations, check phone directory under Coras Iompair Eireann.

The DART rail service provides an efficient means of travel along the eastern coastal strip between Bray and Howth.

There is a comprehensive bus network servicing routes throughout the city, but bus times tend to be unpredictable.

There are also daily bus services to many provincial towns including Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

Eurail passes are valid for bus and train travel everywhere in Ireland, excluding city services.

CIE offers reduced rate rambler passes providing unlimited bus and train travel for 8 to 15 days, excluding city services.

Tickets can be bought from any bus or train station in the Republic of Ireland or through a travel agent abroad.

Cabs or Taxis

There are metered cabs (also called taxis) available at various locations such as railway stations, ports, airports and taxi ranks in main cities.

Elsewhere, it is possible to book hackney cabs where fares are agreed by arrangement with the driver in advance.

Details are available in the telephone directories.




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