Renting a Car in Galway City
CARHIRE.ie provides low cost Galway City car rentals from a location a short trip north from the city centre. Renting a car in Galway gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy this fantastic city as well as the scenic beauty and historic attractions of the west such as the Connemara region. All rental cars for Galway City booked through CARHIRE.ie are serviced by Europcar.
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Galway's Car rental depot is located on at the Motorpark, which lies on Headford Road near its intersection with the N6. This is roughly halfway between the city centre and the airport, which can be reached by Car in about ten minutes. The city centre lies another five minutes to the south. Alternatively, you can pick up a car rental Shannon Airport is an option as this branch is just over an hour drive from Galway location.
Galway City Tourist Information
Galway City is one of Ireland's top tourist destinations as the laid back bohemian atmosphere is perfect for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Rated as one of the top cultural destinations due to its love for the performing arts and magnificent history.
Settlement started here in the 12th century and was soon taken over following the Norman invasion. The settlement became a major port In Ireland seeing a huge amount of ships arriving from Spain and Portugal. The city continued to expand and walls were erected in medieval times, some of these can still be seen today throughout the city centre as well as cobbled streets. The Galway City Museum is the best place to learn about the entire history of Galway as well as a family friendly exhibit dedicated to the marine life of Galway's Atlantic waters.
There's a lot to do in this vibrant city, as you wander through the narrow cobbled streets you'll find plenty of Irish pubs spilling traditional Irish music out onto the streets. These will be filled with friendly locals and visiting tourists and you’re bound to find some great conversation inside. The arts have a special place in the Galway lifestyle, from street performers to international theatre and comedians you'll find something to suit your taste. There's plenty of eateries around the city and you should endeavour to try the local sea food as it is some of the best in all of Ireland. Just spending a day exploring this beautiful city and soaking up the friendly bohemian atmosphere as well as the visible history is a great experience and well worth the time.
Apart from the city itself being one of the best tourist attractions in Ireland, the city provides a great base from which to explore some of the best sights in Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher are located 75km to the south of Galway City, and are the most visited outdoor attraction in Ireland. The cliffs themselves stand 215 meters tall at their highest point, and stretch for over 8 kilometres. For those who want to see more of the cliffs, there are a number of signposted walks on offer, ranging from 5km to 12km.
To the west of Galway is Connemara, one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. Connemara is an area of almost untouched natural beauty. Consisting of mountains, bogs, lakes, rivers and coastline, the area is best described as rugged. One of the must stop places along the way is Clifden. Known as the capital of Connemara, Clifden is a picturesque village. From Clifden is the picturesque sky road, a 11km circular route offering beautiful views over the coastline.
To find out more things to see and do around Galway check out our TOP 10 LIST.
The Aran Islands
No trip to Galway is truly complete without visiting at least one of the beautiful islands off the coast of County Galway. The Aran Islands are a set of three islands found in the mouth of Galway Bay. The experience available on these islands gives a true insight into traditional Irish life and the Irish language which is still well and truly alive on these islands. There's a host of attractions on the Aran Islands including ancient forts and religious structures. The number one attraction is Dun Aengus, an Iron Age fort now in ruin that sits atop a staggering cliff overlooking the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is a newly opened driving route that starts at Ireland's southernmost point in County Cork and stretches to the northern heights of Donegal. The route is the longest defined coastal route in the world and passes through some of the best attractions Ireland has to offer while travelling through a constant flow of majestic natural beauty. The Galway section has a huge amount of stunningly beautiful discovery points such as golden beaches, majestic cliffs and unique Irish landscapes.
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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 Wild Atlantic Way, CARHIRE.ie can offer you low cost car hire from Galway City. Having a car is highly recommended when visiting the west of Ireland as the majority of attractions are located in the otherwise inaccessible countryside.
Galway City Car Hire
Galway City Location:
Galway’s Car rental depot is located at the Motorpark, which lies on Headford Road near its intersection with the N6. This is roughly halfway between the city centre and the airport, which can be reached by Car in about ten minutes. The city centre lies another five minutes to the south.