How to get to Jib Luff, Inver Port, Donegal.
By Car & Ferry from Britain.
This entails driving in your own car and perhaps towing a boat & trailer, to your chosen cross Irish Sea ferry operator and then
up through Ireland at your own pace. There are two major ferry operators, Stena Line or Irish Ferries. They both give excellent service and comfort.
Click here to get some quotes.
They both operate HSS (High Speed Vessels) as well as traditional ferries. Well worth the few extra pounds!
The major routes are........
Holyhead, N. Wales to Dublin.
Pembroke, South Wales to Rosslare, S.E. Ireland.
Stranraer, S.W. Scotland to Larne, N. Ireland.
Driving in Ireland
For route planning click here.
Basically this is the same as in the UK. Information and advice on road safety equipment and the requirements
for driving in Ireland are as follows.
Please note that you will require the following motoring equipment to legally drive in Ireland,
If your vehicle breaks down or is involved in an accident, you should place a warning triangle 50-150 metres behind your
vehicle to warn approaching traffic. The use of hazard lights alone is NOT sufficient in certain situations, for example
an accident on a blind corner.
GB Plate or similar.
These are required by law to indicate your vehicle's country of registration.
All lamps, including lenses and reflectors must be in working order, even during daylight hours. Failure to be in a position to replace
a blown exterior bulb could result in an on the spot fine.
First Aid Kit & Fire Extinguisher
The European Good Samaritan Law requires every driver to stop and provide assistance when encountering an accident
or incident, providing it is safe to do so. This may require a first aid kit and/or fire extinguisher and it is therefore
advisable to carry these when driving in Europe.
Anybody providing roadside assistance, or leaving a stranded vehicle should always wear a reflective vest to ensure their own safety.
Be Safe, Be Legal
The quickest way is by aeroplane!
Today there are lots of flights from the British Isles and Northern Europe going to airports situated reasonably close to
Donegal. You can fly to Dublin, Belfast, Derry City, Belfast International, Sligo, Galway, Donegal Airport, Knock and Shannon.
Once you land it's between a 30 minute and 3 hour drive drive by hire car to Jib Luff.
As we all know by now, getting the most competitive flight to Ireland is not as easy as it sounds. So use these links to
start your search.
for European travellers and
for USA travellers.
If your are leaving your car at the airport, this site can get you extra discounts.....
This is not a great option as they only run between Dublin and Belfast. However you can get to Holyhead and Stranraer, from where
you connect with the ferries. After that it is by Bus or hire car.
This is a personal choice, but we have found the above flight providers have very good deals with their chosen car hire firms.
However why not check out the following sites to make sure you are getting a good deal. Just a small point, but most carhire
companies are now insisting on seeing the full green paper driving licence issued to UK citizens as well as the plastic card
with your photograph on it. If you don't have it with you
they will telephone Swansea. If you are out of office hours, they will decline to rent to you, even if you have booked in advance.
This is because only the green paper licence has your "up to date" endorsments on it. Beware!
Reciprocal Health Care
IMPORTANT. Whilst you're organising your travel arrangements, ensure you have an EHIC! The free government European Health Insurance
entitles you to free or reduced price medical treatment in any EU country (or Swiss) public hospital due to reciprocal
arrangements between nations. You can and should order one free on the web. It can often get you quicker treatment and
stop you needing to pay an excess on your travel insurance. Click here
Maximise your foreign travel money and get the best exchange rates by clicking here
Click on the water to return to Jib Luff at Inver Port.
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