When we were last in Ireland in 2000 we ended up picking up hitchhikers on 2 separate occasions. We would NEVER do that in the US. At the time we were told it was acceptable in the areas we were in and even expected, near Clifden and again in Co. Kerry. One person we picked up was an older, well lubricated gentleman, the other was a girl who had missed her school bus. So, when we are there in Dec/Jan, will we run into this dilema? Just wondering, haven't seen this addressed in the forums lately. Thanks!