Excellent book for touring Ireland Recommended by Rick Steves....
|Title||:||Official Road Atlas Ireland|
|Number of Pages||:||492 Pages|
|File Size||:||566 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Official Road Atlas Ireland Reviews
Even tho you see this recommended by various travel sites, this is not the easiest to read or clearest atlas for Ireland. The Collins atlas is better. There are roads that are not labeled on the survey atlas but are labeled on the Collins maps. This reviewer, who was the map reader and navigator for the driving trip, really didn't like using the survey map and pretty much only referred to the Collins. I thought the survey maps were "busy" and confusing to read. The Collins was just plain clearer and more complete. You only need one road atlas. Get the Collins. (My opinion of course.)
This item, published by the Ordinance Surveys for Ireland and Northern Ireland looks brand new, and is the 2015 version. The scale is nice and large, the pages feel tearproof and waterproof, and it's a nice size and shape for easy use. In addition to the map pages showing what looks like every single road in Ireland and Northern Ireland, it also includes city maps (major roads only, not street level), motorway exit replica signs in order, and a gazetteer (alphabetical city names with map grids). Place names and are given in both Gaelic and English much of the time, but sometimes only the Gaelic version. This will be very helpful for Ireland travel.
I purchased two Ireland Road Atlas versions for our pending trip. The AA has much more detail than the Ordnance Survey map in terms of road numbers (and number of roads) and color coding by road type. I found it to be much more useful in setting our itinerary. The Ordnance Survey is the official mapper for Ireland, and so both sets of maps are basically the same. But it's like one is in technicolor and the other B&W.
We used this road atlas everyday for 8 days for our recent trip to Ireland. Drove from Galway to Connemara region, then Dingle, then Kerry, and finally Kenmare, & Kinsale.
Detailed but pretty hard to follow. I hope I can use it when I get there. It seems to be very complicated. I think if you are from Ireland it might be easier because you are used to the layout and the road signage and have a general knowledge of the country. I almost bought another atlas but my wife said.. I was crazy for buying more than one atlas.
Many of the towns and other info on the maps are written in Irish and not English. I believe that there is a version that is in English.
We used the Atlas on our trip to Ireland and it was far better than the map the car rental place gave us, and also better than some of the maps provided by the regional tourist bureaus. We were really happy that the towns were also listed in gaelic on the Atlas pages as we were in quite a few places where the signposts were in gaelic ONLY! Recommend getting this Atlas to anybody who plans a driving trip to Ireland.
planning road trip in Ireland this year -- Just what I needed