The end of the road - well, the Ireland 'Road' Trip..!

I think it is fair to say that holidays always go really quickly... though on this occasion it was someone else's!!

If you've missed any of their fantastic drive around Ireland, video, photos, and the full story is still online on the Discover Ireland website...

I think it is fair to say that they had a "good" time..!!!

Throughout their trip we (and fellow twitterers) have been offering them tips about driving on holiday, and most are just as true wherever you are....

  • Always observe local speed limits, and note the kmph/mph changes!
  • Take the driving nice and easy. Enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  • SatNav really can be the holiday driver's best friend. Explore new places but don't get lost!
  • When you pick up hire car, put the location in SatNav so it is easy to return at end of holiday.!
  • Make the most of any road trip, get out of your car! Talk to people! The Irish particularly friendly...
  • "Watch out for the sheep!" Not a trivial matter in some places...
  • When in Ireland make sure to take time to stop & take in some of the most amazing views in the world.
  • Stop at some of the golf in the world!

Congratulations to our winner... Jamie5jw..! The hamper should be with you soon...


Samantha and Nick Brown from Bath have put their holiday under the control of the British public who can vote on what they get up to on their Irish adventure via Twitter and Facebook.

Twitter them @GoToIrelandGB

It all started today, Friday 20th May 2011, and they are coming home next Friday, 27th May, so now is your chance to help them see the very best Ireland has to offer...

Follow their every move at

But it is not just about them having a good time... By joining in on twitter or facebook, you too could win your very own Irish road trip for two from Tourism Ireland... as well as other Irish classics such as Barry's Tea and Tayto crisps in daily prize draws...

AND on top of all that, if you offer some helpful motoring related advice (using the hashtag #ukmt_tips ) you could also walk away with a special hamper full of Irish goodies!

So, get your thinking caps on... Relive some of your own Irish holidays of the past... and make sure Sam and Nick have a holiday to remember!

Nick and Sam Brown


Hamper competition small print:

  • The best motoring related tweet using the hashtag #ukmt_tips will be chosen by the UKMT team after the end of Nick and Sam's Road Trip on 27th May 2011, and the winning tweeter notified via twitter. 
  • Only entrants with residential addresses in England, Scotland or Wales are eligable for the prize, though this does not prohibit others from offering good tips too. 
  • As always, the judges decision is final, and no cash alternative can be offered for the prize. 

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