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Dublin car hire

Dublin - Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin Airport car hire
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin

The Irish capital is the best place to experience what the country has to offer in a concentrated space. There's the lively nightlife and rich architecture as well as the coast and countryside just a short drive away when you've got an Ireland car hire. Its historic centre is easy to explore by foot and is home to Irish from all over as well as a rather good mix around the world. You can enjoy a fantastic arts scene from traditional folk music played in pubs to world class theatre and dance productions at the contemporary Bord Gáis Energy Theatre by the docks. You'll also find plenty more to enjoy of Ireland around Dublin too - see our travel blog on Dublin for more ideas.

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Cork car hire

Cork, Ireland - Pope's Quay - Cork Airport car hire
Pope's Quay, Cork

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Cork provides strong competition to Dublin on the arts and culture front. Just as colourful and not as well visited, Cork makes for a great alternative as an Irish city break. Easily the biggest city in Ireland's south, it's good place to base yourself for drives to the surrounding region. 

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Galway car hire

Galway, Ireland - Connemara National Park - Galway Airport car hire
Connemara National Park, Galway

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If you're going to fall in love with Ireland anywhere, it's here. Galway celebrates all things Irish from its music filled pubs to its friendly locals  and from its green pastures to the rugged coastline. Galway is also your best bet for hearing Gaelic! Make the most of your Ireland car hire with a drive to Connemara National Park and head up to Clifden for spectacular panoramic views. Galway is just an hour's drive from Shannon Airport.

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Limerick, Ireland - King John's Castle - Shannon Airport car hire
King John's Castle, Limerick

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Shannon Airport, Ireland's second biggest is a key arrival point for visitors wanting to explore Ireland's west coast. The dramatic Cliffs of Moher are just an hour's drive from Shannon's centre and Limerick's island castle (set to re-open following a major renovation in May 2013) is just half and hour's drive away. Looking for a great deal Ireland car hire to explore the region? Look no further! 

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Belfast and Northern Ireland car hire

Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland - Bogside Murals - Belfast Airport car hire
History on the walls in Derry~Londonderry

Across the border, the landscape is as emerald green as the rest of the island. With a visit, however, it's pretty easy to spot the difference… Pounds are the currency and street signs will reflect miles rather than kilometres. Fly into Belfast and explore the north from here with a spectacular drive along the Causeway Coastal route to Derry~Londonderry where you can learn firsthand about the region's troubled past from locals affected by it (you can find out more on the city by reading our travel blog). Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital is also not a bad place to start to explore beautiful County Donegal south of the border. For starters, check our our low prices at Belfast International Airport car hire and Belfast City Airport car hire.

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