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Should 2 sisters take a tour or drive themselves around Ireland?

Old Jul 28th, 2006, 09:34 AM
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My sister and I did a trip 20yrs aga also and still talk and laugh about it. I did all the driving and I drove a stick. Had a few lessons in the States befor we left. We were in Ireland for five weeks and never stoped laughing. Go and enjoy you'll be fine.
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 06:29 PM
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Yes definitely do the driving--the tour buses have mostly white haired little old ladies and men--my 2 girlfriends and I just returned from driving 13 days (2500 miles) in Ireland with no problems at all--it was very rare to see women traveling together so we had lots of people talking to us curious that we were traveling without males--we are in our early 50's--but DO get an automatic even if it is more expensive. It was work enough to remember to drive on the left and the windshield wipers and turn signals are also on the reverse sides. I also recommend getting the super collision waiver even if it is more $$$--there were many times driving that the left side of the car scrapped along the side hedges or the side mirrors almost clipped another car so it was worth it in "worry"
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 07:03 PM
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By two sisters, do you mean two nuns?
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I know I am a late comment,but as a woman who has been to Ireland alone many times, I can't tell you enough good things about the people and the safe feeling I always have when I am there. DRIVE! It is the only way. However, you have packed way too much in as far as your itinerary. It takes much longer than you might think to get to some of your destinations. If I were you I would pick an area ( i.e. Southwest, West or wherever and explore - else you will be driving the whole time - the roads are much slower than a map might indicate) You will have a blast and will want to return anyway!

I'll be there in Sept!
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Old Apr 11th, 2010, 12:39 PM
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My best suggestion -- ONE SUITCASE!!!! pack and take light!

Dingle - emlacht lodge is marvy! Maggie a great hostess - my one question on the car -- Do you have a world mastercard or are you planning on getting the CDW coverage -- that will cost quite a bit --

Don't you have to be 24 or somthing to rent a car in Ireland? Just asking -- good luck and have fun! Ireland's a dream! I agree -- i'd see less and save some for your next trip -- we did the south and west coast last feb - and are doing the West & north this coming Sept.....you'll want to go back -- trust me -- it's the best place to visit!
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Old Apr 11th, 2010, 12:55 PM
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I was thinking how odd it was that the OP was no longer a member already! Then I noticed the date... it looks like this is from 4 years ago?

Still *very* relevant advice (and I wish they had posted a trip report).
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