You buy a micro/SD card preloaded with the Ireland/UK maps, you insert it into the side of your device and off you go.
This process is painless, straightforward and the cheapest solution.
Getting Official Garmin Map Updates Using Maps from Other Sources Community Q&A Before you go on a road trip, you may want to update the maps on your Garmin Nuvi GPS device so you have the latest map data and won’t get lost.
If you've purchased a map update or lifetime membership from Garmin, you can download map updates through the Garmin Express program.
Once downloaded and installed, the update process is relatively straightforward.
The nu Maps Guarantee lets customers get a Nuvi map update for free and state that: “Simply connect your new Garmin Nuvi or Zumo to your computer and visit within 90 days of first acquiring satellites while driving with your device and you’ll be able to see if a free map update is available.” What this essentially means is Garmin will offer the customer a one-off map update for free within the first three months of them owning and using their Nuvi GPS.
If you have lost your USB cable you can get a replacement. Within Garmin Express, selecting 'Install All' under the 'Updates' tab is the safest option.
Have you saved addresses, routes or waypoints to your device?
Updating your Garmin maps has become easier over the past few years, as the company has streamlined its maps update processes and access points.
However, map updating has also become more complex, as we use more devices for more activities, and we access updates online.