Drivers Licence to drive in Ireland
As a visitor to Ireland you can drive on a driving licence from any state outside the EU/
EEA for up to a year provided the driving licence is current and valid.
However on taking up ‘normal residence’ in Ireland you must either exchange your driving licence or apply for a driving licence in Ireland.
Driving in Ireland
But you may want to rent an automatic car rather than one with a stick shift. Yes, it is more expensive, but the convenience is worth it if you’re not used to driving on the left.
a document verifying the registered owner’s name and
address, for example, a current utility bill or bank statement.
Do you need an international Drivers Licence to drive inIreland
Your full US, Canadian or EU driving licence allows you to drive in Ireland both North and South.
There are some age and other restrictions on renting cars in Ireland
After you pass. After you pass you test, the tester will issue you with a Certificate of Competency, which you can then exchange for a full driving licence at your local NDLS Center. The certificate should be submitted to the National Driver Licence Service within two years of the date of issue.
Your examiner will take your provisional driving licence photo card to send to the DVSA, where it will be updated for your new full driving licence.
You’ll get your updated full licence photo card through the post within 3 weeks, but you don’t need to wait for it to arrive before you
If you are visiting Ireland you can drive with your valid NI driving licence, which you should carry with you in your vehicle. You do not need an International Driving Permit