car rental dublin city

About Ireland

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About Car Hire Dublin City

Whether you are traveling from Dublin Airport, Galway City, Cork Airport, Shannon Airport, Kerry Airport or any Irish destination we would highly recommend you include a trip into Dublin City, it's a vibrant and charming city, full of history and culture and really is a must do when visiting Ireland.

Car Rental Ireland offers high-quality car hire service in Dublin City for easy access for customers. We also provide information on the best locations in Ireland where you can enjoy your outdoor activities.

When you rent a car in Dublin, you will benefit from a customer friendly cancellation policy, you can make any changes to your car rental booking for free, and you can choose a vehicle from our wide range of luxury rental cars. All cars are supplied by Europcar - largest car hire company in Europe, so you can be rest assured that the car we supply are of the highest standard.

Renting a car in Dublin City Centre is more convenient if you have not had the time to pick one up at the Dublin Airport car rental desk.


Picking up car rental Dublin City

Car Rental Ireland office is located at 26 Lombard Street, Dublin 2 which is right in the middle of the city centre and just a short walk from O’Connell Street where you can quickly and easily collect your Dublin city car hire and have a wander around the city centre.

If you are looking to do a one-way rental, there will be one-way drop off fee depending on the location you are dropping the vehicle to. Please visit the FAQs section for one way drop off information.

About Dublin City

Dublin city centre remains the heartbeat of Dublin it’s full of character and life, we cannot recommend having a stroll to the heart of Dublin City. The River Liffey divides the city you get to tour between both sides of the River by crossing the famous O’Connell bridge. Each side has a lot to offer. Don’t forget to visit the infamous Temple Bar, to really get a feel for the Irish culture.


The City Centre engages your imagination with an array of impressive and historic buildings and sculpture from the GPO (General Post Office) to the public art across the whole city permanently displayed.

From the city centre, you are within driving distance to stunning coastal views of Howth Head, Wicklow Mountains and Mourne Mountain where you can enjoy hiking with breath-taking panoramic views.



Things do in Dublin City

It is easy to see how Dublin has become one of Europe’s most popular short break destinations with its fascinating cultural, historical attractions, superb shopping, and warm hospitality.

While in the city centre you can take part in various activities like touring the town on the tour buses, visit the National Museum and other historic buildings like the GPO (General Post Office) which is strongly associated with 1916 rising right in the heart of O’Connell Street.


The famous Temple Bar is located in the city centre where you can enjoy the rich Irish culture from any of the bars where you can indulgence in a little Irish music, we know you will feel just at home.


The city offers a wide range of highbrow, low-cost attractions and Dublin is home to Ireland’s national museums and galleries, most if not all of which offer free admission.


The city has long been associated with the arts and with writing in particular. As the one time home of literary greats such as James Joyce, Jonathan Swift, and Oscar Wilde, visitors are sure to find something about Dublin to catch their imagination. A visit to the Dublin Writer’s Museum is highly recommended for all bookworms or anyone interested in the world of literature. The museum is located at Parnell Square, just off O’Connell Street. Apart from literary giants, Dublin’s greatest gift to the world is probably Guinness.


Tours of the Guinness Storehouse at St. James’ Gate are popular with visitors to the city, who can take advantage of excellent panoramic views of the city while enjoying a complimentary pint of ‘the black stuff’ at the brewery’s stunning Gravity Bar.


Though downtown Dublin attractions are wonderful for sightseeing such as Trinity College. There are also other activities around that would keep you engaged, you could even combine your activities with bike riding to ensure that you take full advantage of your time in Dublin City. You could take a bike tour of the city with Dublin city bike tours to ensure that you take full advantage of your time in Dublin City.


Shopping in Dublin City


When walking the streets of Dublin city, it’s a shame not to take advantage of some of the beautiful shops and stores which are around the city. Dublin is hailed the best place in Ireland to shop.

Irish Boutiques and Stores in Dublin City
Dublin city is full of talented Irish Designers: Jewellery Designers, Milliners, Fashion Designers and Homeware Designers. So there is something to will appeal to everyone.
If you looking for a quick fix the main areas of Dublin City that you’ll find these designer’s is in the ‘Creative Quarter’ on the south side of the Liffey, around South William Street, Georges Street, Lower Stephen’s Street and Wicklow Street.

Markets in Dublin City
Dublin City plays host to a number of fantastic markets all year round, including a spectacular display of Markets for Christmas. Market Shopping in Dublin City offers you everything from food to fashion, including music and entertainment, making them perfect for days out for the whole family, there will something to appeal to everyone.
On the south side of Dublin City, there’s a Designer Mart held on Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar every Saturday which is hosted by talented Irish and Irish based Designers. For the book worms there’s the Book Market which is held in Temple Bar Square and the Temple Bar Food Market which is held in Meeting House Square every Saturday. Based in the middle of Dublin city centre and there’s a lunchtime market every Thursday and Saturday at Christchurch offering delicious traditional food. There’s plenty more Markets to see if you just go wandering around the beautiful City of Dublin you’ll spot them.
You can also take your rental car to the outskirts of Dublin, where there is stunning Markets, one of which is the Market in Farmleigh, in the Phoenix Park – Lovely Market goodies with a view, you can even take a stroll through Dublin Zoo.

Vintage Stores in Dublin City
No matter where you turn in Dublin City, you won’t have to look hard to find a vintage store. One of the longest running vintage stores in Dublin is The Harlequin, just behind the Georges Street Arcade. In Temple Bar there are lots of vintage stores that will tickle your fancy if you are that way inclined, it’s worth the ramble and be sure to look up as there are lots of stores on different levels of the ancient buildings there. You never know what treasure you could find, and as a bonus some of the shops donate the proceeds to charity.

Shopping Centres in Dublin City
With the unpredictability of the weather here in Ireland it’s always nice to have the option to shop in doors, but as an added bonus, Dublin has some seriously decent Shopping Centres both North and South of the Liffey something that most cities can’t boast about. On the north side of the Liffey is the Jervis Shopping Centre and the Ilac Shopping Centre, both in walking distance to one another. On the south side of the Liffey is the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre at the top of Grafton Street and the Powerscourt Centre, on South William Street. Each of the Shopping Centres have parking facilities and somewhere to get a bite to eat.

Department Centres
Dublin City has great Department Stores, again on both sides of Liffey. On the north side is Arnotts and Debenhams which both on Henry Street. On top of being a great shopping destination, they buildings are often examples of beautiful architecture. In 2015 Clery’s on O’Connell Street, was closed, this store was around since the 1800 and was an iconic point for the people of Dublin. People often reminisce about meeting their sweethearts under Clery’s Clock over the years. The clock can still be seen and is worth taking a ramble up to see it. On the south side is Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. Full of designer brands, luxury fashion and accessories, perfume counters and cosmetics. It’s a must visit when in Dublin.

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Free entry attractions in Dublin



For more information on free Dublin upcoming events, visit this useful Dublin Event Guide website.


Paid entry attractions in Dublin



For top 10 things to do, read this Places to go in Dublin guide.

Day trips from Dublin

For more adventures outside the city, you can take your Dublin rental car to take a drive to Portmarnock, Howth or Salthill. Maybe you want something a little more exciting, why not head out to Dun Laoghaire to partake in some windsurfing, canoeing, Scuba diving, and our favorite fishing ranks among the best things to do in Dublin, right there in Dun Laoghaire.

Due to its location, it makes a perfect base from where you can explore not only in the immediate area, but also in the surrounding areas of County Wicklow.


Howth

Howth is a 35-minute drive or one hour by train to the north of Dublin. A lovely fishing place and with great cliff top hiking trails or a short pier walk with views of Ireland's eye. For more information on things to do in Howth, visit Ireland's sights page.

County Meath

Navan takes you north of Dublin and it is one of the closest counties to Dublin, it is approximately 40 minutes' drive. While in Navan, you can visit the Hill of Tara, Newgrange UNESCO site, and Slane Castle. These sites are part of Ireland's Ancient East.

County Kildare

Kildare is an approximately the same journey time as Navan but it is to the East of the city. While in Kildare, you can visit the Maynooth Castle, Castledermot Abbey, Burtown House, Donadea Forest Park, Castletown House. This quaint little town will certainly put a smile on your face.

County Wicklow

Wicklow is approximately 1 hour drive from Dublin city center, driving south from the city center will get you to Wicklow. While in Wicklow you can trek the Wicklow Mountains or Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk


County Louth

Louth this is easily a 45 minutes' drive from Dublin once you get on the M2 motorway, follow the signs to Louth until you see signs to the counties most popular town which are Dundalk and Drogheda. While you are in any of these towns you can indulge in activities such as walking in Bellurgan Park, or visit the beautiful Knockabbey Castle and Gardens.



Dublin Ireland Acommodation

Dublin is rich with accommodation in the city for backpackers from B&Bs to hotels, you will always get the type of accommodation to suit your budget.


Backpackers' accommodation: Backpackers Citi Hostel, Sky Backpackers, Garden Lane Backpackers, Paddy’s Palace and much more. For more information on these hostels, visit this link


Bed and Breakfast (B&B): Castle Lodge Bed And Breakfast Dublin, Ashling House Bed and Breakfast Dublin, Heatherview B&B and others.


Hotels: There are lots of Hotels in Dublin, ones that are particularly convenient are: Hilton Dublin Airport, Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport and Regency Hotel Dublin. There are other hotels that would suit your budget and if you are looking a local host, you can look into lodging in an AirBnB property for the duration of your holiday.


Useful Information


Car Rental Ireland - Dublin City Branch Map & Contact

Our Address:

EUROPCAR Office
26 Lombard Street East
Dublin 2
Co Dublin
Ireland

Our Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number: +353 1 6707890

Fax Number: +353 1 6707844

Emergency Telephone Number: +353 1 844 1944

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