My wife and I are thinking of taking a trip to Ireland in late April through mid-May and are looking to rent a car. I've read a number of things on the internet stating how stressful and dangerous driving in Ireland can be. We don't really want to tour Ireland without a car, but we also don't want our vacation to be filled with stress.
We have driven in Normandy before...is the experience with narrow winding roads the same or does Ireland take it to a whole new level? We wouldn't be looking at driving in Dublin or even picking up the car in Dublin. I think most of our vacation would take place in the western counties...and possibly North Ireland. What is the stress level here? Thanks for the help.