Thinking of converting a campervan? Here’s what you need to know – AA Ireland

The campervan craze is sweeping the nation. Don’t just take my word for it, look at social media. Every second person is travelling around the country in their cool van, enjoying the comfort of their own kitchens and beds, while also enjoying the wild outdoors. If you’re on a budget and aren’t willing to invest… Continue reading Thinking of converting a campervan? Here’s what you need to know – AA Ireland

Spanish roads don’t melt – so why do ours?

Here in Ireland, we have a complicated relationship with hot weather – we’re desperate for a few sunny days, until they come, and then half of us immediately pivot to complaining about the heat. While it makes a change from the wintry or rainy weather that’s usually the focus of road safety alerts, hot weather… Continue reading Spanish roads don’t melt – so why do ours?

AA Travel Advice During the Summer Months/Hot Weather

Summer is in full swing and with the good weather, many motorists will be planning longer trips, especially towards coastal areas. But, driving during the summer months can present some unique challenges such as glare from the sun, your vehicle overheating and keeping your belongings safe.  Traffic volumes may also increase on coastal routes and… Continue reading AA Travel Advice During the Summer Months/Hot Weather

Summer driving checklist

It’s another year of “staycations” and holidays at home, so as the weather improves, many of us will be taking day trips and longer journeys across Ireland. Before your mind wanders to scenic trips along the west coast, it’s important to ensure your car is ready and prepared for the longer journeys the summer months… Continue reading Summer driving checklist

Surf’s up! Swap your keyboard for your surfboard at great spots around Ireland

The summer is now in full swing and it’s time to put your ‘work from home’ keyboard aside, pop on your wet suit and swap surfing the web for real life waves. Ireland mightn’t have year-round sunshine but we do have plenty of great spots to surf. With AA Membership, you can access Ireland’s best… Continue reading Surf’s up! Swap your keyboard for your surfboard at great spots around Ireland

Holidaying in Ireland – a city break at home

Back in January, you might have seen future-you on a city break sipping wine in an Italian piazza; but we won’t get into what’s happened since then. As the saying goes, there’s no use crying over spilt Pinot Grigio, and when you start to look a little closer to home you’ll soon see that there… Continue reading Holidaying in Ireland – a city break at home

Crashes, breakdowns, fires: what to do at the scene of an incident – AA Ireland

As we well know in the AA, all sorts of hazards can happen on the roads. While safe driving and safely sharing the roads minimise our risk of being involved in a collision, you might still come across an incident on your journey, find debris in your way or experience a vehicle fire. It’s always… Continue reading Crashes, breakdowns, fires: what to do at the scene of an incident – AA Ireland

Summer Driving: Hazards To Watch Out For

Summer is in full swing, with many of us already complaining that it’s “too hot” or we’re “absolutely melting”! Summer months also bring a lot of long drives. While the (hopefully) good weather is certainly something to enjoy, driving during the summer months can present some unique challenges. With this in mind, we’re warning motorists of… Continue reading Summer Driving: Hazards To Watch Out For

How to Drive on Greasy or Slippery Roads

By Esther O’Moore Donohoe and Lauren Beehan Why are roads greasier after a dry spell? Are roads more slippery when it rains after a dry spell? It’s not something we come across as much in Ireland –  if sunny weather is a distant cousin from America who visits every ten years, rain is our neighbour… Continue reading How to Drive on Greasy or Slippery Roads