Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Self Drive Trip to Ireland for Mom and Me

Jump to last reply

I will be taking my mom to Ireland for a self-drive trip and am just strating the planning. We are going in October and will have 11 days on the ground (I am not counting the travel days). We are flying in to and of Dublin and planning on driving across country to Galway, down to Dingle, Kilkenny and then east to Cork, Killarney and back to Dublin. We are going to stay in a hotel in Dublin and then B&B's with perhaps two castles in there somewhere. Lastly, we are looking to see historic sights but also take in the local culture. We like taking things slow and going off the beaten path.

So here are my beginning questions:

1. What is the weather like in October? Are we talking jackets or coats? (I am Floridian so cool weather is always great for me)
2. How is driving in Ireland? Basically, how hard is it to drive on the left side of the road? And is it safe for two women to drive through Ireland?
3. Does our itinerary sound like a good route?
4. Any suggestions to start off our planning with?

We have traveled Europe but have never done Ireland so this is all new to us. We are good independent travelers. Any pointers or suggestions would be most welcome.

Thank you all!

24 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 700 die off Italian coast in boat accident.
  2. 2 Camino No-No
  3. 3 Bus ride to Positano
  4. 4 Paris or Rome in March or possibly September/October
  5. 5 Help! Overwhelmed by Italy Trip Planning
  6. 6 Train tickets and Theatre tickets: how far in advance to book?
  7. 7 Traveling with 6 in the Netherlands & Friesland - car or train?
  8. 8 Critique my 3 week Balkans Itinerary + Budget
  9. 9 Non-Crowded Europe in Mid-July
  10. 10 Taxi from CDG to Paris for 4. Cost?
  11. 11 Travel Route from Spain to Portugal
  12. 12 What's on your Paris wish list?
  13. 13 Bayeux tapestry
  14. 14 Advice for large family trip to Ireland next summer
  15. 15 Please help with Itinerary Draft for Madrid, Andalucia
  16. 16 Ibiza, San Sebastian, Sicily or Nice??
  17. 17 Visiting Exciting Turkey in the Throes of Restoration
  18. 18 Europe itinerary advice
  19. 19 What is open in Naples on May 1 ?
  20. 20 Nike tennis shoes and leggings
  21. 21 Day visit to Terezin Memorial - Tour or on our own?
  22. 22 Trip Report Pilgrim Churches of the Llyn Peninsula
  23. 23 Ideas on what to do for Granddaughter's 12th Birthday in London
  24. 24 Group Transportation in French Riviera
  25. 25 Trip Report London, Vienna, Prague Trip Report -- Part 2 Easter Sunday London
View next 25 » Back to the top