Ireland is a wonderful country to visit; it has beautiful landscapes and its people are widely warm and genuine. In terms of infrastructure, Ireland has come on leaps and bounds in recent years and all the major cities and towns are supported by good quality roads.

However, that is not the case in all of the country but in a way that adds to the charm of rural Ireland. It does however mean that you need to be prepared for when you travel to those more rural areas. Scenic routes such as the Ring of Kerry are for the most part quite narrow and meandering in places.

In saying all of this, driving in Ireland allows you to really veer off the beaten track and see the real Ireland which is full to the brim of characters and amazing beauty. The guys at Ard Na Sidhe have prepared this video below which details how you can get yourself prepared for your epic Irish road trip. Safe travels and enjoy!

For more information, read this in-depth guide to renting a car.

Ard na Sidhe Country House

Ard na Sidhe Country House is a luxury 18 bedroom hotel on the shores of the Carragh Lake in Killorglin, along the Ring of Kerry. This Country House offers guests an ambience of elegance and luxury, combined with modern comforts. It can be best described as a place where old Ireland meets new Ireland. The philosophy of Ard na Sidhe Country House is that of total relaxation and calm – an escape from the stresses of the modern world, just a short drive from Killorglin on the famous Ring of Kerry. For more information about the hotel, click here.