Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Get out and See Ireland without a Map

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Get out and See Ireland without a Map

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Byline: By Dr Peter Russell

Although in these previous articles about holiday motoring I have made continual reference to the lovely country lanes, and the magnificent scenery of the lakes and hills when driving around the Republic of Ireland, this does not necessarily apply to the area within a 20-mile radius of Dublin.

My advice is to use the motorway - there is now a toll payable of course - to get out into the country, preferably well to the south and west of Dublin. An outline map of the country showing towns, roads and places of scenic beauty is all you need. Detailed maps tend to be a bit confusing and often fail to show the best roads to take. And even if you believe them, you will find that the road signs won't tell you which way to go. My own recent six-day spell started in Dublin, immediately went across due west, with a number of inviting diversions, towards Limerick. …

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