Renting a Car in Dublin City Centre
As a microcosm for all of Ireland, Dublin City could not be more apt. Yes, the Irish capital is relatively small, but belies its size through the sheer breath of cultural, natural, historical and social tapestry.
Which is exactly why we are located at the very heart of this vibrant and utterly unique town.
So, on behalf of everyone at CARHIRE.ie. welcome to Dublin.
Nestled between the magnificent Convention Centre and recently relocated Central Bank, you’ll find our branch on the bustling, cosmopolitan Spencer Dock.
Skirting the banks of the River Liffey, and no distance at all from the Samuel Beckett Bridge, a convenient conduit between the north and south of the city, there could hardly be a more ideal starting point for you to get on the road and begin your Irish adventure.
All rental cars for Dublin City Centre booked through CARHIRE.ie are serviced by Europcar.
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CARHIRE.ie offers customers a huge selection of different types of cars and vans available to hire. Whether you are looking for a van rental to move house, or a car to tour around Ireland, CARHIRE.ie has the vehicle for you.
Dublin City Centre Tourist Information
Dublin is a city with a thousand years of history. The city was founded in 988 AD by the Vikings in an area that can be found today beside Dublin Castle. The site was chosen because the River Liffey allowed the Normans easy access to the Irish Sea. Dublin Castle was built by the Normans in 1204 as a defensive fortification, but later evolved into a Royal residence. When driving or walking around Dublin, you might see some of the old defensive walls belonging to Dublin Castle.
Dublin has continued to grow and was the main city under the years of British rule with Dublin Castle being the head of the British Empire in Ireland until 1922 when Ireland became a Free State with Dublin as its capital. Since then Dublin has prospered and expanded with huge rejuvenation projects in Smithland and the Docklands. Dublin is home to Ireland’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Dublin 1.
In recent times Dublin has seen the opening of the new Aviva Stadium, Three Arena, Grand Canal Theatre and Ireland’s world class convention centre. Dublin city is also home to the GAA (Gaelic Association) in Croke Park, Dublin 3. Both codes of Irish sports (hurling and football) are played here and attract crowds of 80,000 people.
The city offers visitors a lively atmosphere, a vibrant nightlife and a wide range of restaurants and bars to enjoy. For those shopaholics out there Dublin City offers a plethora of shopping outlets of all shapes and sizes such as Grafton Street, Henry Street, Dundrum Shopping Centre, Jervis Street Shopping Centre and St Stephens Green.
With a 1,000 year history, it is not surprising Dublin offers a wealth of tourist attractions. While the city is home to two of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland, namely the Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Zoo, attractions such as Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle are two attractions that should not be missed.
Kilmainham Gaol is the largest unoccupied jail in Europe. It was the setting for some of the most tragic and influential events in Irish history. Many of the Irish rebels were imprisoned here at some stage. After the failed 1916 rebellion, fifteen high profile rebel leaders were executed at the prison. This action caused outrage among the Irish people and eventually led to the creation of the Irish Free State.
The Guinness Storehouse is a museum that celebrates the history of Guinness. The museum is housed in an old hop storehouse, and brings visitors through every aspect of the ingredient and brewing process of Guinness. The museum also catalogues Guinness advertisements, both antique and modern, before culminating on the 7th floor Gravity Bar. Visitors get a free pint of Guinness and can enjoy almost 360 degree views of Dublin.
Day Trips from Dublin City Centre:
From Dublin City Centre, there are a wide range of day trips that can be enjoyed. By far the most popular for customers collecting their hire car in Dublin City Centre is Glendalough. Glendalough means the valley with two lakes. It is located in the Wicklow Mountains and offers visitors the opportunity to partake in picturesque walks of various difficulty grades around the lakes and the opportunity to explore the monastery on the site that dates from the 12th Century. For more information on the best driving route through Wicklow, click here.
To explore the very early history of Ireland, there is no better day trip than Newgrange. Newgrange is a passage tomb that is as older than the pyramids, and dates from 3,200 BC. The tomb itself takes the form of a circle with a 19 meter long passageway. On the Winter Solstice each year, the sun lights the entire passageway. This is a wonderful feat of engineering considering that Newgrange is 5,200 years old!
Touring Ireland: Ireland’s Ancient East
Ireland’s Ancient East is a driving route along the East Coast of Ireland, exploring 5,000 years of Ireland’s history. The route takes participants off the beaten path, through beautiful landscapes and settlements that go back millennia, from ancient Irish settlements through early Christian Ireland, Medieval Ireland and Anglo Ireland. While the Wild Atlantic Way is a route, Ireland’s Ancient East is a region that people can tour at their leisure.
Boyne Valley Drive
The Boyne Valley Drive explores the beautiful Boyne Valley region of Ireland. This region is significant for the fact the area has been inhabited for 9,000 years! The Boyne Valley Drive is only 220km long, making it very accessible for people hiring a car in Dublin City Centre and wanting to get the most out of a short visit to Ireland. In total, there are 22 sites along the Boyne Valley Drive, with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange, Nowth and Dowth being particular highlights.
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Whether you are hiring a car to explore Ireland at your own pace, or follow a guided route such as the Boyne Valley Drive, CARHIRE.ie can offer you low cost car hire from a genuine City Centre location.