What you should know before hiring a car in Knock
|Knock city centre|
|Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC): 80 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Knock: practical information
Where to rent a car in Knock
Heading to Ireland? Is Knock on your itinerary? It should be! Once you've booked your flights it's time to look at getting the cheapest car hire in Knock for exploring the Irish countryside. Car hire Knock airport is a good place to start, there are a number of car hire companies at the airport including Budget, Avis, Europcar, Alamo/National and Hertz. The airport is the only place to get a rent car in Knock as there are no rental offices in the town centre. Under all circumstances you should book your cheap car rentals in Knock before arrival to avoid being disappointed upon arrival.
Driving in Knock: parking and other tips
There is quite a lot of parking available at the airport and in town, you won't have any trouble finding residential streets to park on. Even in the town centre, there is parking on the main street which is paid for with a meter. Knock is not a big place and most visitors to Knock are interested in trips to the countryside around the city. There are very few hotels in Knock but they all can accommodate guests with rentals while on holidays in Knock.
Road trips from Knock: what to do, what to see
Ballycroy National Park
Ballycroy National Park is located on the western seaboard of Ireland and covers some pretty mountainous terrain as well as some bogs. The park is a great place to hike and spend the day exploring the nature trails. It is just over one hour drive from Knock with a rent car. It comes highly recommended to bring food provisions with you, you'll likely be famished after a day on the trails.
Westport is right on an inlet facing the Atlantic Ocean. The city's most famous sight is the Westport House, designed by Richard Cassels and James Wyatt in the 18th century. As far as Ireland is concerned, Westport is one of the liveliest towns on the west coast, so pull up a stool at a local pub and see what the fuss is all about, the locals are friendly so don't be scared!
Knock itself is probably only known for one thing: the Shrine. Knock Shrine is the biggest attraction in the area, a pilgrimage sight for Catholic travellers. They believe the Virgin Mary once appeared there and since then, the most high-profile catholics have flocked to the sight to see it with their own eyes. Even Pope John Paul II has visited the sight.