Car Hire in Ireland

Boasting lively cities, breathtaking landscapes and some of the world’s most scenic roads to view them from, taking a long drive is one of the best ways to discover the diversity Ireland. Here are a few of the top travel spots to enjoy with an Ireland car hire:

Dublin

Don’t miss Dublin’s stellar music scene; for folk and traditional tunes, make your way to the Cobblestone, or for the more cutting edge be sure to catch a show at Andrew’s Lane. Park your car and take a glimpse into Dublin Castle, a stately monument featuring an unusual mix of architectural styles, or meander through the Dubh Linn Gardens tucked away behind the castle. Take full advantage of your Dublin car hire and drive to the Dublin mountains for quietude and beautiful views. After your hike, warm up at a pub with traditional Irish fare; choose from Johnnie Fox’s on the mountain, or turn your Dublin car rental back into town to the well-established The Brazen Head.

Cork

The second largest city in the republic of Ireland, Cork has a lot to offer the curious traveller. A stop at Shandon is worth a visit for a bird’s eye view of town from Shandon tower, where visitors can try their hand at ringing the church bell. The neighbourhood is a delightful web of lovely lanes, antiques stores and galleries. For lunch, whiz over to the English Market with a Cork rental car and enjoy selecting local produce under the indoor market hall’s surprising vaulted ceiling. The towering St Fin Barre Cathedral is well worth a visit, or take an easy day trip with your Cork car hire to Blarney castle on the fringes of town, the famed home of the Blarney stone.

Galway

The medieval city of Galway is a treat to explore for its traditional architecture and lively atmosphere. Cut through by the river Corrib, a body of water just 6 kilometres long, walk from one end to the other of the river and discover some of the city’s most important structures including the Spanish Arch, one of Galway’s oldest buildings. Make the most of your Galway car hire and take a day trip through Burren, an area of spectacular and varied natural beauty ending at the cliffs of Moher, looming over North Atlantic. Turn your Galway hire car back to enjoy Galway’s lively nightlife; stop in at Monroe’s Tavern on a Tuesday night for traditional Irish dancing, or for the less daring there are plenty more options for a lively night out in the medieval heart of town.