Read the rules of the road before you start your adventure
Driving on the left
In Ireland, similar to Northern Ireland and other parts of the UK, motorists drive on the left side of the road. Just remember to occasionally check your position in traffic, especially in the countryside where roads are often narrow and winding. For travellers used to driving on the right, we recommend booking an automatic transmission car, not a manual, to make it easier.
Whether you're visiting Ireland from the US, India or even Australia, you can rest assured that as long as your licence is valid and in date, you can drive in Ireland and in the UK. If you're visiting from the European Union, then you can drive any type of vehicle listed on your license.
Your rental car
Your self-drive adventure starts with picking up your rental car. Begin on an informed foot by carefully reviewing the rental contract and inspecting your vehicle for existing scratches and damage before leaving the lot. Also, familiarise yourself with the insurance options available and ask the rental agent any questions you may have.