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August 17, 2005

Finding your way out of Dublin

IT IS HARD to figure out how to drive out of centre city Dublin and towards the Kilkenny Arts Festival or the Rock of Cashel. That was my experience as a left-hand driver 10 years ago and it's much the same today. Now a survey carried out by the Fine Gael political party reveals that 50% of visitors have reported problems finding their way around Ireland. Blame it on signage. But there's a method worth trying if you're caught in a confusing tangle of streets, lights and roundabouts--follow regional license plates towards your destinaion.

This is not a sure-fire aolution but when I follow cars registered as WW (Wicklow) or WX (Wexford) from Dublin AIrport, I normally find myself on the N11 heading south. And when I exit a car park in Dublin city and attach myself to a TS-registered (South Tipperary) car, I'm usually at the Red Cow roundabout within 30 minutes. Your mileage may vary and even if they steer you wrong, it's kinda exciting to let the locals drive for you. NOTE: These tips work best on Sundays when following cars with mud caked below knee-level.


Eugene Moloney -- "All roads lead to Dublin" in the Irish Independent, 17 August 2005.
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I find the following phrase quiet distrubing "NOTE: These tips work best on Sundays when following cars with mud caked below knee-level"

And if you want to find your way around Ireland -> buy a road map, take a taxi OR CATCH A BUS!!!!

Posted by: Some Guy | Nov 18, 2005 10:10:24 AM

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