Car Rental Cork City

Car Rental Ireland provides you with cheap car rental in the heart of Cork city centre. We provide information on best activities in around Ireland with our hire car located at specific locations for your ease of pick up and drop off.


About Cork City

Cork City is a vibrant city, it offers so much for you to enjoy. Most of the tourist and relaxation spots are within a 10-15 minutes’ walk from one another. Cork city is just the starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way.

If you are feeling more adventurous a car rental from the city centre would allow you to explore other counties such as Clare that has the Cliffs of Moher, which is two and a half hour drive away. This would also provide you with the chance to drive to other beautiful suburbs of Cobh and Kinsale where they have the best of fresh seafood in the region due to their closeness to the sea.

You can also engage in other activities like fishing, hiking, horse riding and other watersports.

Things To Do Around Cork City

Cork is such a beautiful County it has almost everything you want in a holiday destination, however you would need to plan yourself very well to make it easy to see and do in Cork all you can while there. The first thing you would need to see in Cork is the Blarney castle and it is only customary to schedule time to kiss the Blarney Stone, the stone has been known to mystically gift those that kiss the stone with the gift of eloquence popularly known as the "gift of the Gab".


Activities in Cork City

Cork is almost surrounded by water and this gives you the chance to enjoy a lot of water activities especially when you travel to Kinsale, which is 25km away from the city centre. You can go fishing with one of the best in the area to take you out fishing however there are also interesting places to visit around the city as well, you can visit the Blarney Castle, St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral and The English Market. All these locations would be providing you with a unique perspective of Cork.



Cork also host the famous Jazz Festival that takes place annually, festival is one of the most successful till date it has been running since 1978 and it has had over one millions jazz fan from with around 1,000 musicians from over 30 countries playing at over 80 venues throughout the amazing city.


The English Market

Situated in the heart of Cork City, the English Market is a roofed food market and has been trading since 1788. The Market is one of the oldest markets of its kind in the world. This establishment remains in the heart to all visiting cork but for mostly foodies, it is a must visit spot. You can check out the vintage stores or go up the stairs to try out the famous farmgate restaurant.

The market has become a multicultural venue, with variety of fresh produce from around the world. It is still best known for its fresh fish and butchers, and it serves many of the city’s top restaurants.

There are over 4 entry points into the market with Patricks Street been one of them. If you are looking to getting your hands on Corks finest organic foods, then you are in good company as you will be able to get them in the market. It is one of the places Queen Elizabeth II visited while she was in Ireland in 2011. Looking to take some time, you can have a relaxing time in any of the markets Café/Restaurants to enjoy the wonderful traditional Irish foods available.


St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral

The Cathedral is one of Corks most iconic building located within 5 minutes’ walk from Patricks Street. It is indeed an historical gem in the centre of Cork. Designed by English Architect William Burges and built from limestone and marble from Cork, it truly is a view from the outside or the inside.

The interior is magnificent it includes glass stained windows depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament, marble mosaics from the Pyrenees while the sanctuary ceiling portrays Christ surrounded by angels. The building has over 1260 sculptures to gaze. The main entrance into to the courtyard is on Bishops Street which will provide you with a very impressive view of the cathedral for great photographs to be taken at different angles from the road side.


You will definitely learn some great history on the guided tour and you will be kept entertained throughout, definitely a great time passer. You can also purchase some small religious artefacts there.


There is that sense of been in a sacred place that emanates from the atmosphere while you are there. This cathedral also has a marvellous tradition for church music. So keeping all of these in mind, if cathedrals are your thing, it is the place to visit.

Car Hire Cork City

Our hire office is right in the heart of cork city only 8 minutes’ walk from the bus station on Parnell place. All you need to do is walk past the Union Quay and you are there right behind the College of Commerce. From here you can travel to see other spectacular locations that are located outside cork city centre.


Driving in Cork City

Cork is a very small town where you can move around from bar to bar within 10 to 15 minutes’ walk, but to see and enjoy the entire city, you would need to get a mode of transportation. You can go by public transport; however, a rental car provides you with the opportunity to be flexible with your travels that also gives you the opportunity to explore other counties.


When making a booking, you can choose to drop off the vehicle at different locations, this does come at additional cost but we found that it is convenient when travelling between counties. It is recommended that you check before hand as some drop off locations are not open all day but Dublin Airport and Dublin city centre are open. We do recommend that you check when you intend to drop off the cars in locations such as the Shannon and Kerry.


The way to get a cheap car hire fare is to make your booking in advance also this gives you the chance to pick your preferred car locations as there can be limited vehicles in some locations.


Car Rental Ireland provides affordable car to rent for you to explore Cork 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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Our Address:

EUROPCAR Office C/O Lee Garage
11-13 South Terrace
Cork City
Co Cork
Ireland

Our Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number: +353 (21) 2400140

Fax Number: +353 21 4314359

Emergency Telephone Number: +353 1 844 1944

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