Hiring a car

Car Rental Ireland is an Irish car hire company offering car booking service in Cork, Dublin, Galway and other locations across Ireland for easy access for customers. We also provide information on the the best locations in Ireland where you can enjoy your outdoor activities.


With our cars located in Cork and Shannon you have the closest access to the Wild Atlantic Way where you can explore the best of the wild west of Ireland. Driving along the west coast of Ireland is the most pleasurable driving experience anywhere in the world, it covers over 2500 km from the North to the South of Ireland stretching from Donegal’s Malin Head to Cork’s Mizen head and it remains the longest driving route in the world.


We have access to one of Ireland’s largest vehicle fleets in the country with over 5000 vehicles ranging from small mini dublin city cars to large SUVs offering varied options for you.


With car locations also at Dublin Airport, you can now easily and quickly pick up your booked car to start your adventure around Dublin and have quick access to locations like Wicklow, Howth and Meath. We recommend visiting the Wicklow Mountains, The Grange and Howth Castle respectively.


We are affiliated to CarHire member of the Car Rental Council of Ireland (CCI). The trade organisation for the Irish car rental industry. Renting a car from a member of the CCI means you are using a company committed to providing a high quality car hire service to customers.


By hiring your vehicle with carrentalIreland.com, you have the opportunity to book the car that would suit your holiday needs from sight-seeing jeeps to city rides in our mini cars. You can also add our additional accessories to make your trip much more pleasurable and hassle free. Accessories like the child safety seats and Sat Nav are available for hire.


Exploring Ireland

One route to explore is Irelands Ancient East (irelandsancienteast) located on the East of ireland providing an opportunity to wander through over 5000 years of Irish history which has been buried within the meadows, towns and mountains in the East of Ireland.


The ancient east covers counties Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Longford, Louth and Meath. Each landmark tells different stories that will capture your imagination. Looking to hike, the irelandsancienteast would satisfy that urge so get your hiking boots on and explore the rugged mountain and iconic locations like the Cavan Burren Park. If you are also looking into kayaking, there are numerous adventure companies that would cater for your adventure needs and requirements.

You can also explore Dublin by visiting the must see sights in the city, a trip to the Dublin Zoo and the Leprechaun museum will definitely fill your day with excitement.


Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way remains Ireland’s most popular touring route from our survey of previous customers, car rental Ireland can confirm that the Wild Atlantic Way still remains one of the breathtaking routes they have ever ventured.


It covers over 2500 kilometres of untamed, unspoilt countryside that follows along Ireland’s majestic Atlantic shores. This driving tour features 157 discovery points, and over 3500 attractions and activities.


Depending on your choice of start up, you can start from Kinsale, Co. Cork, and follows a suggested route that takes you around the spectacular coastal and cliff-top roads that takes you along Ireland’s Atlantic edge.


When you are heading into Kerry with your Rental Car, you’ll encounter Dingle, the Ring of Kerry and the North Kerry Head peninsulas, these regions are considered to be Ireland’s most outstanding countryside. Take the cable car to Dursey Island as the night draws in and you can experience ‘Europe’s last sunset.


If you are landing into Shannon, you will be right in the middle of Ireland busiest tourist county. From here you will be heading into Co. Clare, where you will encounter the Cliffs of Moher, the breathtaking Aran Islands, and remarkable views of River Shannon, Loop Head Lighthouse, and all these locations brings in visitors from all over the world, regardless of the weather or the time of year.


Galway City is also a lively city that awaits you. Where you will be able to visit the Connemara beaches.


Your journey then goes into Co. Mayo, where you will be able to see the remarkable Croagh Patrick Mountain which looms over the surrounding countryside, and you can make your way through the road bridge to Achill Island and visit the deserted village where the remaining locals mainly speak the Irish language, though you will still get to meet some locals that speak English.


If you are adventrous as well you can visit Skellig Michael named as Ireland most protected Island by UNESCO.


Car pick up

The vehicle pick up process is so simple all you need to do is arrive at the airport with all the essentail documents like your proof of ID, drivers licence and your card. Our customer service team will attend to you as soon as possible.


Also note that our airport desks are easily visible immediately upon exiting customs except for Dublin Terminal 2 where the desk is about 3 minutes’ walk from the Arrival Hall. All our teams at the Airports always on stand by ready help you through the entire rental process.

Fleet of cars

When hiring a car with us, you get to pick any car from our fleet located in nine specific locations, this includes our cheapest priced cars for quick city tours to our premium cars you decide.


A full range of fleet is avialable from all locations nationwide this gives the opportunity of travelling in Ireland without any hassle. The cars on offer range from the economy car rental which is suitable for city breaks, to MPVs, SUV and luxury cars which are more suited for travelling with family, or driving along the Wild Atlantic Way. When you enter a search into the website, you will be shown a comparison of all car types with prices. This allows you to compare the type of vehicles on offer, and make an informed choice based on your individual requirements. Before completing the booking, you will be provided informaiton on the various insurance and the level of the excess for the car class you have chosen.


Our vehicles are locate at these locations: Dublin city centre, Dublin Airport, Cork city, Cork Airport, Galway City, Shannon aiport, Kerry Airport and Knock Airport.


Public Transport

Ireland has an efficient public transport network mainly serviced by buses, however, Dublin remains the most serviced city on the entire country. Been the capital, it enjoys frequent and modern mode of transportation with non stop bus, train and tram services.


If you are planning to go outside Dublin to visit the likes of Galway, Cork and other counties, then getting a car rental will be the best suited to your needs.


Rental Discount

Car Rental Ireland offers its customer the opportunity to book car hire dublin city cheap and the lowest rate where customers can save up to 10% on their booking rate. You can available yourself to this deal through our discount page.


Car Rental Insurance Cover

This is one aspect that confuses of a lot car hire customers due to insurance words used when car rental are been booked. We have simplified the car rental insurance information to help you make the right decision that suites you while you are making your car booking.


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