QUOTE(shipbroker @ Jul 18 2007, 09:23 AM)
Just go into the AA Routes site (Ireland)...enter Dun Laoghaire - Bantry Bay and it gives a good route to follow.....didn't manage it to there on my last trip as in the month we were in Ireland there was too much to do...enjoy the cheap fuel ( about ?1 a gallon cheaper on diesel) but not the expensive blackstuff (?1 a pint more than here!)...
Personally I would not take this into account whatsoever.
Firstly, you say "just go into the AA Routes...... and it gives a good route to follow" how do you substantiate this when you have stated that you, "didn't manage to get there on your last trip" ? so how do you know that it is a good route? Secondly, if one is travelling from Rosslaire to Killarney for example, the AA Route shows the quickest route, but it is also the worst route! every campsitre owner will recommend that you travel via the Cork route because it is horendously better, likewise travelling from Killarney to Bantry, AA route shows the N71, but with a caravan it is a nightmare because of the very narrow roads and uneven surfaces across the mountains. You would have to have everything nailed or welded down inside of the 'van on that route. So I would not give advice about routes unless I have had personal experience of them let alone saying that "it gives a good route to follow" and in the next breath saying that you have never done it!!, this goes for sat nav as well! do sat nav's take into account that you are towing a caravan? best advice I could give is to speak to someone that has already been there and done it or to speak to the locals or site owners or tourist information centers pointing out that you are towing a caravan and ask what is the best route, they all have telephone's and addresses to write to.