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Small enough to be easily explored by road in a week or more, RV rental Ireland provides a great balance of thriving cities, historic castles and natural sights as diverse as the Cliffs of Moher and beaches of Kilkee. Regularly rated as one of the top destinations in the world, its delights extend beyond static attractions to include a warm welcoming, as anyone walking into a small village pub for a pint of Guinness will testify to. In short, Ireland is all about taking the road less traveled to uncover hidden gems, from mountain crags to tumbling waterfalls.
Wild camping is allowed in most of Ireland, including along its coast and within its national parks. Rules do differ by location, so it’s always best to check first before you go wild camping with your campervan rental in Ireland. You can also often get permission from a landowner (or nearest house) without difficulty. You shouldn’t drive off-road, light a fire, or damage the site in any way.
Popular camping locations include the Beara Peninsula on the coast of counties Cork and Kerry, and within the Wicklow Mountains National Park (outside the Glendalough area, where camping is discouraged).
Ireland drives on the left-hand side of the road, like the United Kingdom. Generally speaking, the road network in Ireland is well-maintained. All main routes are surfaced for all-weather traffic, with excellent signage. Country roads may be limited to a single lane, with passing places to maneuver around vehicles coming in the opposite direction. Private and rarely used roads may have a gravel surface.
There are 11 toll roads in Ireland, corresponding with the country’s main highway routes (denoted by an M or N prefix). Except for the M50, charges can be paid in cash (€) at toll booths. Costs vary, but range between €2-3 for RVs. The M50, ringing Dublin, automatically captures vehicle number (license) plates. The toll must be paid by phone or online by 8 pm the next day to avoid fines.