Ireland has something to suit every visitor! From Castles, Museums, National Parks to deserted beaches and stunning scenery, taking a tour of the emerald isle is a perfect way to discover your very own piece of paradise and perhaps see where your ancestors came from!
Castles, Churches, Beaches, Music, Food and so much more can be discovered in this wonderful Isle. Ireland is full of history and culture from the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland to the port of Cobh in County Cork which was the last port of call of the fateful Titanic. From the beautiful Wicklow mountains to the rugged beauty of Donegal, Ireland is the perfect tour choice.
Tour in Ireland - Driving It is important to remember when driving in Ireland that it is in fact two complete separate countries with different currencies, laws and speed limits! In Northern Ireland, road signs and speeds are in Miles and Miles per hour (MPH) whereas in the Republic or Southern Ireland the speeds and signs are in Kilometres and Kilometres per hour (KPH)!
Tour in Ireland - Driving Tips
In Ireland you need to drive on the LEFT
When touring Ireland remember that it is in fact two separate countries!
Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom so speed limits on the roads are the same as in England, Scotland and Wales and are measured in miles per hour
In the Republic of Ireland speed is measured in Kilometres per hour. This can be particularly confusing when renting a car in the Republic and crossing the border into Northern Ireland, the speedometer on the car will report km/h not mph!
Stopping to refuel can also be confusing when crossing between Northern Ireland and the Republic due to the change in currency. Northern Ireland uses Sterling whereas the unit of currency in the Republic of Ireland is Euros. This should not put anyone off visiting the North of the country, the scenery is just as spectacular as the south of Ireland
Road signs in the republic of Ireland are often in Gaelic only so ensure you have a map that gives the town names in Irish and English
Upgrade your Sat Nav (Satellite Navigation) and purchase up to date Irish maps, you will be glad you spend the extra money!
Tour in Ireland - Wild Atlantic Way An amazing country to visit, Ireland has something to attract every type of visitor from the weekend traveller visiting one of the vibrant cities of Dublin or Belfast to the visitor who wishes to tour the complete country.
The Wild Atlantic Way is an amazing route to complete. It covers some of the most spectacular scenery in the country and its route goes through counties on the completely unspoilt west side of Ireland including Mayo, Donegal, Cork, Kerry and Sligo.
Ireland is an ideal destination for Surfing, Fishing, Walking, Cycling and Golf as well for families and returning emigrants, Ireland has something to suit everyone and is a perfect tour destination.
Ireland Tour- Blarney Castle
Blarney castle in County Cork is a huge attraction for those who choose to tour Ireland. It is visited by thousands of people each week who come to kiss the famous Blarney stone in hope that they receive the 'gift of the gab'!
The Blarney stone is built into the battlements of the castle and kissing it is no easy job! After climbing to the top of the castle you then need to lean backwards over the parapet, a castle assistant is available to help but it not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights!