Driving in Ireland

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  1. TG

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    I did this yesterday on a whim, mainly to share it with family and friends in Canada and the US who can't come to visit. It's just a random road near where we live...there are hundreds of miles of this sort of thing just in County Clare.
    The car is very quiet as it's electric.

    Thought some of you would enjoy a little bit of armchair travel...

     
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    It reminds me of the roads around where my wife's family come from in County Galway, and in Tipperary where my brother in law would drive his tractor the eight miles to Birr across the border in County Offaly. He has now moved to the outskirts of Birr, and bought an old car. If you see a golden Labrador driving an old Peugeot, that will be Tom. The Labrador will only travel in the car sitting on his lap, and does not like being left alone in the house. It's a different world!
     
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    That's not Ireland. I didn't see a single pub.

    And I wouldn't trust living anywhere where I didn't have to fight my way through drug dealers, muggers, and estate agents.
     
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    Planet Clare ;)
     
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    You didn't pay attention...I went past 2 shebeens disguised as hedges.
     
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    Not sure about an electric car in rural Ireland. How will the sheogue's hear you coming? Unless they are in lockdown ...
     
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    So it was you in that car that wouldn't let me by...
     
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    Thanks...enjoyed that. Ireland is on our list to visit soon. My ancestors were from County Clare, I've been told: McMahon's and Kiniry's, . Of course spelling may have deviated over the generations: Maclnerney > Kiniry, for instance. My surname , Collen, is actually a rather obscure English name. My wife, surname Cameron, is Scotch/English. Her mother immigrated from Surrey, England after WWII but never became a US citizen. So we both have good reason to visit the British Isles.
     
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    Brings me back to my trip there a couple years ago. We rented a Corolla which turned out to be FAR TOO BIG for the roads!
    Everything was lovely except the Cliffs of Moahr which are actually a thick wall of fog from what we could see.
     
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    When I visited in 2018, I remember driving through parts of Co. Clare and having to hug the left shoulder to avoid a sideswipe on my right. This Yank was not accustomed to such narrow roads! I felt like things opened up once I got farther north, into Sligo and Donegal. Either that, or I just became more comfortable driving.
     
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    no dirt stretches, not a pot hole or a puddle to be seen. o_O

    though, I did see a leprechaun lurking behind a roadside bush at one point, but when I went back to look again he was gone.:eek::twisted::D
     
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    I wanna see driving to Ireland from Canada!
     
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    Single lane roads like this are what I have to navigate to get to the home studio of my luthier in rural Kent. I work in Dublin but I've never been anywhere further outside of the city than to the airport, to my shame.
     
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    Lots of McMahons and McInernys around here.
     
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    All one lane roads.
    Pretty though.
    tks
     
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    what neck of the woods are you TG?
    we've been taking the kids down camping in kilkee for last few years, then we'd stay for a few days around ennistymon or lahinch. it looks like you're the other side, near galway or limerick county?
     
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    We're sort of between Tulla and Ballinruan.
     
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    Love the pieces where the tar is growing up either side of the grass! Looking good.
     
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    We loved our visit to Ireland! The driving was terrifying. Since then, whenever I find myself in a tight spot, driving in the states, I remember Ireland, and that if you can survive driving there, anything else is a piece of cake.
     
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