Car Hire in Ireland
Car hire in Ireland
Visit Ireland with Avis. We have hire stations in most cities and airports throughout the nation, giving you the opportunity to get out and explore Ireland’s green and picturesque countryside. Whether you're into mountains and waterfalls or crumbling castles and mystical monasteries, Ireland is truly worth a visit.
Drive to Galway for the Oyster Festival, to Cork for some Jazz or to Dublin's Temple Bar for the craic.
Plan your trip to the Republic of IrelandIreland, often referred to as the Emerald Isle, is an all-weather destination offering an array of natural and cultural treasures to enjoy, rain or shine. Pick up your Avis hire car from a choice of country wide rental stations and explore.
Dublin, the capital, is a great place to start with museums galore. Trinity College is situated at the heart of the city and it’s here that the Book of Kells, a famous illuminated manuscript from the 9th century, is on display.
Grafton Street is the place to go for shopping and dining while those in search of cultural fulfilment should head to the National Gallery of Ireland which features work by Irish artists as well as an extensive collection of European art from the Middle Ages to the present day.
For family days out Dublin Zoo in Phoenix Park, with its collection of animals including Asian lions, tigers, hippos and penguins, is a definite crowd pleaser.
Away from Dublin a host of other treasures await; visitors flock to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous Blarney Stone and explore the imposing medieval castle and gardens.
Those in search of natural wonders may wish to head to Killarney National Park, situated south and west of the town of Killarney. With endless walking and hiking options this enchanting place offers a winning combination of mist-topped mountains, glass-still lakes, woods and waterfalls.
Other beauty spots worth adding to the itinerary include The Dingle Peninsula and the Cliffs of Moher.
Road trips around the Republic of IrelandIreland is a beautiful country with a rich and colourful history and picture-postcard scenery. From the museums of Dublin to the lakes of Killarney there are a host of cultural and historical treasures just waiting to be discovered. Pick up your Avis hire car and venture out to see these and other attractions.
Malahide Castle and Gardens
Taking Dublin as your start point, it’s around a 30-minute drive via the N1 to Malahide Castle and Gardens. The castle has a historic past and the oldest parts of it date back to around 1175. Built by an old English family, the Talbots, this impressive building has a collection of beautiful reception rooms and 260 acres of grounds to enjoy. The pretty maritime village Malahide is also worthy of exploration with its collection of bars, restaurants and boutiques.
From Dublin, via the M50 or M11 and N11, it’s around a 50-minute drive to Powerscourt House and Gardens. Situated in County Wicklow, this large country estate is spectacularly set in immaculate landscaped gardens. The gardens are themed and include Italian and Japanese inspired plots. Just 6km from the estate is Powerscourt Waterfall; at 121 metres high it’s Ireland’s highest and well worth a look.
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Drive from Dublin for around an hour and 20 minutes, via the R759, to visit the Wicklow Mountains National Park. This stunning 20,000 hectares of enchanting rural paradise includes lakes, mountains, large areas of mountain bogs and Glendalough Wood Nature Reserve. Perfect to enjoy a lakeside picnic or make the most of numerous walking and hiking opportunities.