Galway city

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


About Galway City

Galway city is one county in Ireland that capture the heart and mind. Located along the west coast of the Island, Galway presents to you a unique and admirable viewpoint of the Wild Atlantic Way.

It is very compact city and that makes it easy for visitors to go from one end to the other easily especially in autumn, winter and in the summer it is gladly awaiting guests from all over the world to show off its beauty and culture.

The city is also known for hosting many festivals throughout the year with huge gathering for the annual Galway Arts Festival. The Arts Festival is Ireland’s largest international arts festival.


To really explore the city, you would need to rent a car, this would provide you with the flexibility to see, admire and understand why it is called “The City of the Tribes”.

If you are looking for hotel overlooking the sea then, Galway bay Hotel and the Salthill Hotel will be to your delight at affordable prices. The hostels are also of fine quality with most of them having free Wi-Fi.


Not forgetting AirBnB you have the opportunity to pick from over 300 properties to choose to stay from Furbough to Kilcolgan, there is always a fascinating property to share with the lovely locals.


Things To Do Around Galway

Aside from visiting the Spanish Arch, Salthill or taking a tour on the River Corrib, Galway has more to offer for those that are ready to step out the city centre.

To visit places like the Connemara, The Burren, Kylemore Abbey and Aran Islands, you will need to have a car hire available as these locations are outside of the city centre and they are a delight to anyone. The main attraction of Galway city is that even though it is small city it’s outskirt is amazing.


Aran Islands

Located in the heart of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands are three Islands located in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way, from it, it has a remarkable view of the Cliffs of Moher. The Island offers visitors a glimpse into a way of life used to be in the country. The Islands’ raw beauty and charm leaves visitors wanting to visit often.


The west side of the island faces the Atlantic, the North - East coast offers smooth passage for visitors between the mainland at Ros a’ Mhíl and the Islands.

The island has various accommodation options suitable for all budgets. You can choose an Hostel, Self-Catering, Bed & Breakfasts, Camping and a Hotel whichever you fancy.


It is an ideal holiday destination with a great range of facilities including, tours, a small food market, restaurants, and a couple of pubs. This is also a great destination to immerse yourself into the Gealic, as there are over 1200 residents that speak Irish.


To see the outskirt of Galway, you need a car to get you around from location to location, if you are looking to visit places to go mountain biking in Connemara National Park, Salthill Beaches, Merlin Woods Park, Doo Lough Valley and if you want you can go for some horse-riding in Bushypark.


The Burren

The Burren, in between the North of county Clare and South of county Galway covering a landscape of over 150 km, there is no other place like it in Ireland.

The Burren is made up of huge pavements of limestone called 'clints' with vertical fissures in the called 'grikes'.


The view around the Burren is truly spectacular. While you are there, you can take a walk on Corkscrew Hill and view across the Galway Bay; or the journey around Black Head or the view from Ballinalacken Hill across to the Aran Islands. Driving to the Burren from Galway takes just over an hour by driven and if you are driving from Dublin it is just over 3 hours.


The Burren is a very good location for cycling tours where you get to go through the Ballyallaban Ring Fork, Chermore Stone Fort, Gleninsheen Bronze Age Collar of Gold, Gleninsheen wedge shaped gallery grave (Diarnaid’s and Grainne’s Bed), Poulnabroune Portal Tomb, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Poulawack Cairn and the Kilconrney Caves.


Driving in Galway City

You can rent any of our Car Rental Ireland’s car and drop off at many of our drop off locations across the country which is a great additional to your experience while visiting Ireland.


Car Rental Ireland provides affordable car to rent for you to explore Galway city, all of the rental cars include the following: Car cover, 24 hour breakdown cover, theft protection and unlimited mileage. Car Rental Ireland carry a full range of vehicles (Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Full-size, People carrier, SUV) to meet your requirements.

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EUROPCAR Office
C/O Motorpark
Headford Road
Galway City
Co Galway
Ireland

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