driving distance in Ireland

Jul 29th, 2007, 08:21 AM
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driving distance in Ireland

What is the estimated driving time from Shannon airport to dingle during a weekday?
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Jul 29th, 2007, 08:45 AM
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Try www.aaroadwatch.ie/routes/route.asp
It gives time and directions.
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Jul 29th, 2007, 11:41 AM
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I have done that drive in a little under 3 hours but if you are not experienced in driving in Ireland or you have a deadline I would allow four hours to be on the safe side. Have fun
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Jul 29th, 2007, 02:37 PM
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are you getting off a transatlantic flight at Shannon? If so, do you really want to drive 4+ hours w/ jet lag?? And you can add another 45 mins or so just for collecting your rental car.

(if you aren't flying in overnight - ignore the above )
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Jul 30th, 2007, 09:13 AM
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I have driven or I should say my brother has driven from Shannon to Dingle after a transalantic overnight flight. It is on the edge of the driving limit one should do with jet lag.

We found that taking the Kilmer/Tarbert Ferry, www.shannonferries, was a good way to break it up and took off some of the driving time, as well. It is a twenty minute Ferry crossing, allowing you to get out of the car, stretch your legs and breathe deep of the sea air. Using the Ferry, it took us just about three and a half hours to get to Dingle town. Of course, that is because we are both professional photographers and had to stop quite a bit.

As for using the aa site or michelin site, they are great for calculating distances but overly optimistic in their driving times. It is recommended that you take the distance and divide by 30 or 35 to get a better estimated travel time.

Slan Beo,

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Jul 30th, 2007, 12:02 PM
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I would like to add that the AAroadwatch site first gives your distance in kilometers. You must click on "convert to miles" and then divide the miles by 30 or 35 to get the correct time. If you divide the kilometers it will not work.
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