Ireland is great for hitching, especially in the west. I've hitched the length of the country within a day on two separate occasions! Here's some advice from someone who's been doing it a few years.
Ever since I found this suit I've felt strange new needs. And a tiny ad:
Self-Sufficiency in MO -- 10 acres of Eden, looking for a renter who can utilize and appreciate it.https://permies.com/t/95939/Sufficiency-MO-acres-Eden-renter