Reviews - What do customers think about Michelin Ireland/Irlande (Michelin)?
A Fantastic Map of Ireland Jul 20, 2008
My husband, who has a fondness for detailed maps, absolutely adores this map of Ireland. Compared to the other ones we looked at, it was by far the largest and most detailed, showing the most towns and cities and roads on one map. Other maps only show you main cities and main roads and the color coding can be distracting. This map is clear and has a very extensive legend showing places of interest and historical sites.
We are using this map to plan our trip to Ireland. It's tacked up on the wall so as we look through travel guide books, we can find the locations on the big map and plan our driving trip accordingly.
As for using this map while actually in Ireland remains to be seen. I doubt the size will lend itself to ease of use (unfolding it in a car might be a hazard) so we may get a small atlas for the actual trip. But for those with an affinity for maps or want a detailed map for planning your trip, this is the map for you.
Get it!!! Jul 14, 2008
Excellent map - if you are driving in Ireland this map is the real deal.
My Mistake Dec 17, 2007
Thanks for the opportunity to comment. When I purchased this item (actually two of them, sending one as a gift to a friend),I was under the certain but mistaken impression that I was purchasing the Michelin "Red Book", the guide book on Ireland which lists and rates hotels and restaurants! How surprised I was when the package came and, alas, it was the Michelin map which I already own (and a fine map it is too!). Having a home in Ireland, the Red Book is quite useful to me, probably getting more use by us than any other travel tool (I have both the 2001 and the 2004 editions and thought that, oh boy, I was getting a brand new 2007 edition). But this was my mistake and I accept responsibility for it; these things happen at my age (66)--must be entering my dotage, attention span and all that. This mistake certainly does not signal the end of western civilization as we know it...(it doesn't, does it?) You are doing your usual excellent job with our various book gifts for which we thank you. Be well and God bless. Have a Blessed, Merry Christmas /Joyful Holiday Season! Yours faithfully, James Bell
Maps of Ireland Nov 18, 2007
This map is good for an overall, general view of the major highways, but we found it lacking in detail. We ended up on many smaller roads that didn't show up on the map. The size of the roads is also misleading. Irish roads are very narrow and winding. When we looked at this map, we had the impression the roads were much larger and that they covered quite a bit of the country. They don't. Even when you get on a divided carriageway, it will end unexpectedly for many kilometers before it suddenly divides again. The map looked good when I bought it, but the reality was very different.
Prelim Review Oct 12, 2007
I will first comment that I have not used this map in Ireland so I presume the information to be accurate. It appears to be a top rate map for information, though I find it a little thick and thus cumbersome to fold. Its "foldability" is not helped from the cover being of heavier paper stock than the rest of the map. Scale is 1:400,000 or 1" = approx. 6.3 miles. I suppose you can't have too much detail on a map, but for me there's actually too much information and I find it a bit crowded and hence more difficult to read. I'll be going with the AA Ireland Road Atlas - larger foot print for carrying purposes, but twice the scale and easier to handle while on the move.