If you are debating if you should hire a driver or rent a car while in Ireland, I highly recommend going with a driver. We hired Michael Meere who has his own 19 seat luxury Mercedes bus. We would not have been able to see or do all the things we did in the few days we were there if it wasn't for Michael. This guy is awesome! Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, he will accommodate you with a smile. He helps you plan your itinerary if you are unsure of what to do or where to go, and makes sure you will get in everything and more for you Ireland vacation! If you go to his website and send a request for cost, ideas, etc. he will get back to you right away. Highly recommend this guy! He made our trip. We had ages 10 to 76 in our group and Michael was able to make sure everyone had a great time! You won't have to worry about getting behind the wheel of a rental car on the opposite side of our USA, and driving on the opposite side of the road. You can sit back, have a few pints, and let Michael get you back to your B&B safely. He's awesome!