What you should know before you rent a car
Car hires in Ireland: practical information
Where to rent a car in Ireland
Ireland is an emerald gem of history, nature and culture. For UK travellers, it's a mere 1 hour flight away and a cheap one too if you can snatch some cheap flight tickets to Ireland from London with Ryanair! With so many things to see, and most of them in remote locations, it's best to grab a low cost car hire in Ireland for your trip. There are a ton of car hire companies at Dublin Airport, the perfect solution for a car hire Ireland airport.
Apart from car hires in Ireland, there is rail service linking the capital with most all other major cities in the country. The bus is the cheapest means of transportation however, Eireann is the national coach company. Public transportation falls short of reaching some of the most interesting spots Ireland has to offer, which is why an affordable car hire in Ireland is invaluable.
Driving in Ireland: parking and other tips
For the most part, driving in Ireland is the same as driving at home. The Irish drive on the left-hand side of the road and seat belts must be worn at all times by all passengers. While Irish law may be tolerant of drinking and driving to some extent, if you're going to hit the pub while on holidays in Ireland, leave your rent car where it is and find an alternative way back to your hotel.
Speed limits between Ireland and Northern Ireland are different, so be aware if you plan to cross the border. In Ireland the limits are as follows: 50km/h on urban roads, 80km/h on suburban roads and 120km/h on highways (marked in blue). In Northern Ireland: 50km/h on urban roads, 100km/h on suburban roads and 110km/h on highways.
Road trips in Ireland: what to do, what to see
This is the main attraction in Northern Ireland. More than 40,000 hexagonal columns of basalt emerging from the sea create a very unusual spectacle. It just goes to show that Mother Nature is full of surprises! This site is full of legends as to their creation, one of which revolves around a giant trying to reach his sweetheart on the island of Hebrides. He created these columns to avoid getting his feet wet.
Burren is an area that stretches 150 square miles in the northern County of Clare. What makes it so unique? It's bleakness. It's an indescribabe place with weird rock art arranged in a maze caused by the shifting of the earth over centuries and thousands of year. Check out the dolmens, evidence that prehistoric civilizations lived in the region. There's no other place like this on earth.
Cliffs of Moher
Naturally stunning, the Cliffs of Moher are the most popular attraction among visitors to Ireland. You can find them on the western coast of Ireland, easy to reach if you have an economy car hire in Ireland. Some of the cliffs rise 200m out of the ground, creating a very impressive landscape with the Irish Sea in the background. Try to plan your trip to the cliffs on a clear day without rain in the forecast for the best pictures.
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