Monday, October 25, 2010

Welcome to Ireland, now get lost

Good piece by Matt Gross in today's New York Times on being "Lost in Ireland". It is interesting how different the piece is from something that would have been written a few years ago. Now, rental cars from Dublin airport are "cheap", roads are surprising good, but the radio is non-stop depressing gloom and doom about the economy.

I was surprised to see Johnny Fox's pub on the list of places he visited. In my experience, this pub in the Wicklow mountains is not somewhere you can find without a good map or GPS. More than once, I have had to follow the Dublin Bus which I know drives past it. But perhaps the best way to find it is to first get lost?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CNN's circular road trip around Ireland

It's always good when you get the impression that the person writing about a road trip actually went on the road trip themselves, and didn't just write it from a guide book. This CNN road trip around Ireland by John D Sutter is good, for this reason.

For the record, here are my own recommendations on driving around Ireland (follow the links at the bottom of the page for more)