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Driving in Ireland

A Motorists' guide to driving in Ireland

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Capital: Dublin
Language: English, Irish Gaelic
Currency: Euro
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Ireland is an island in northwest Europe, situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. Its geography is characterized by low central plains surrounded by a ring of coastal mountains. Carrauntoohil (Irish: Corrán Tuathail), with its summit being 1,041m above sea level, is the country’s highest peak.

The island is divided by the River Shannon, which is the longest river in Ireland. Situated west of Great Britain, it is separated from Britain by the Irish Sea and from mainland Europe by the Celtic Sea. It covers a total area of 84,412 km²

Driving distance map of Ireland
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Driving in Ireland

Speed Limits

Motorway: 120 km/h
Rural: 100 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Useful phone numbers in Ireland

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Ambulance, police & fire: 112 or 999

Some useful phrases

Useful Phrases

Dia duit (hello); go raibh (thank you);

Places to drive to in Ireland


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