AA recommends driving holidays in Ireland

26 January 2009 09:39

AA recommends driving holidays in Ireland

Holidaymakers are being advised to opt for a driving holiday in Ireland with the AA claiming it is easy for motorists to get around.

A spokesperson for the Irish branch of the firm says that motorists in Ireland also drive on the left and that road signs are similar.

Thomas Brosnan added that the west of Ireland has "spectacular scenery" for driving holidays.

The "geographical proximity" of the two islands also makes it easy for Brits to take short trips, and even bring their own car, he added.

Figures show that in 2006, 4.97 million Britons visited Ireland, spending a total of 1,722 million euros.

The majority (63 per cent) of these decided to stay in Dublin, while 36 per cent visited the west.

Speaking about holidays in Ireland, Mr Brosnan said: "English tourists have been coming here for years and years.

"It's a fact that we drive on the same side of the road, road signs are similar and so forth. It's rarely the case that things would be new to English tourists." ADNFCR-1320-ID-18620980-ADNFCR

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