Galway & The West

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If you're a resident of the U.S., Canada, or the European Union and you have a valid driving licence, then you will be able to drive in the Republic of Ireland. Drivers from other countries will need to obtain an International Driver's Permit. Also, make sure to familiarise yourself with the Irish road rules. As a start: Ireland has left-hand traffic and speed limits are determined to be 50 kph (30 mph) in urban areas; 80 kph (50 mph) on single open roads; 100 kph (60 mph) on national roads (marked by a green sign); and 120 kph (74.5 mph) on motorways.

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