I will be traveling from Dublin to Arranmore Island in August. A few months ago, I purchased a roundtrip Dublin-Donegal flight on Aer Arann for €58. Initially, my trip was going to be solo but now I will have a friend traveling with me. Also, the Aer Arann flight time has been changed by the airline which results in 10.5 hours between my arrival in Dublin and the departing flight to Co. Donegal. This has led me to consider making the journey by car. The AA Ireland Route Planner estimates roughly 4.5 hours drive time between the Dublin Airport and Burtonport ferry terminal. The proposed route travels north on the M1 and then northwest via N53, A37, N2, A5 and so on. I’m pretty sure I can get a refund on the flight (they offered when the flight changed) but a car is still much more expensive (€300+ for just a few days). I’m hoping for some expert advice to help me decide – fly or drive?