AA Roadwatch’s top Christmas gifts for motorists

Our selection of gifts for the driver in your life might not win any awards for glamour, but they are entirely practical. And after all, nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a practical gift! We’ve thought car-fully about the list below, and we’ve made sure it isn’t exhaust-ive so it shouldn’t tyre you out.… Continue reading AA Roadwatch’s top Christmas gifts for motorists

Christmas Shopping in Ireland 2018

It’s that time of year again, when lights twinkle, sleigh bells jingle and shopping centre car parks are full to the brim! If you’re planning a big shopping trip ahead of the Christmas season, then you’ll want to minimise the pain of getting there, getting parked and getting home again – and that’s where Roadwatch… Continue reading Christmas Shopping in Ireland 2018

Public Transport & Dublin Bus Over Christmas 2018 & New Year

Many of us will be relying on public transport to get out and about over the Christmas and New Year period. If you are hoping to avoid long delays and busy car parks, or to get home late after your Christmas parties, then read on for details of extra services and schedule changes for Dublin Bus,… Continue reading Public Transport & Dublin Bus Over Christmas 2018 & New Year

Dublin Bus Christmas Nitelink

Dublin Bus’s late-night Nitelink service is to be expanded over the Christmas and New Year period, with extra services starting from Thursday 6th December. Christmas party-goers will be able to get home from Dublin city centre between midnight on the following dates and 4am the next morning: Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th Thursday 13th, Friday 14th, Saturday… Continue reading Dublin Bus Christmas Nitelink

How to keep your home safe this Christmas

Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends and of course, reflect on home security. Truly, there is nothing more festive than thinking about home alarms! Seriously though, we’ve put together some home safety tips for the festive season which have been vetted by Santa himself. Tell your friends, not your followers If… Continue reading How to keep your home safe this Christmas

Christmas shopping in Northern Ireland – the AA Roadwatch guide

Belfast Christmas Market

Over the coming weeks, thousands of Irish bargain-hunters are likely to make the trip to Northern Ireland to do their Christmas shopping. With the pound remaining weak as the UK gets to grips with Brexit, just over one in 10 respondents to our 2018 AA membership poll said they intended on doing just that this year. The… Continue reading Christmas shopping in Northern Ireland – the AA Roadwatch guide

A very New York Christmas!

From Miracle on 34th Street to Home Alone 2: Lost In New York and Elf, there’s always been something iconic about Christmas in New York. The city’s sheer scale, glitz and glamour make for an unforgettable short break at the best of times – but when Christmas is around the corner, it’s just magical. Here… Continue reading A very New York Christmas!

Christmas shopping in London – the AA guide

The clocks have gone back, the chill in the air is here, the goose is getting fat… Yes, it’s that time of year – Christmas is coming! Shops have been preparing since the summer and you may have spotted tinsel and mistletoe on the shelves before you had your trick or treating done, but never… Continue reading Christmas shopping in London – the AA guide

What Is Hogmanay in Scotland?

No-one celebrates New Year’s Eve quite like the Scots. The country that gave us the traditional midnight Auld Lang Syne singalong even has its own word for December 31st: Hogmanay. For several centuries, Hogmanay was considered a greater feast in Scotland than Christmas, and plenty of local traditions remain to this day. Nowadays, Hogmanay is… Continue reading What Is Hogmanay in Scotland?

Ireland Top 10 Christmas Driving Songs

There’s something special about those Christmas songs that we all love to hear year after year. Most of us have fond memories of singing along to some seasonal classics in the back of the car, so we decided to find out your favourites for a festive road trip. First we asked around the office and… Continue reading Ireland Top 10 Christmas Driving Songs