Renting a Car in Kilkenny
CARHIRE.ie provides low-cost Kilkenny car hire from a location just north of the town. Renting a car in Kilkenny gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy this historical town as well as the many medieval sights and buildings that surround it. All car hires for Kilkenny booked through CARHIRE.ie are serviced by Europcar.
CARHIRE.ie Price Promise
CARHIRE.ie is a discount car hire company, offering the cheapest rental rates on the market in Ireland. To prove this, CARHIRE.ie offer customers a price promise. Should you find the same rental car from another car rental company in Ireland for less, CARHIRE.ie will match the price and beat it by 10% of the difference!
CARHIRE.ie offers customers a huge selection of different types of cars and vans available to hire in Kilkenny. Whether you are looking for a van hire to move house or a car to drive around Ireland, CARHIRE.ie has the vehicle for you.
The CARHIRE.ie car hire depot in Kilkenny is on Callan Road, in the south-east of the city. It’s a short drive to the town centre, as well as to the N10 and down to the south coast, or north up the N77.
Kilkenny Tourist Information
Originally an important river crossing and trading town, Kilkenny has since become a popular visitor destination thanks to its friendly vibe, authentic feel, and striking old architecture. Sitting centrally in the county, the town is a great base from where to explore the surrounding countryside as well as being a reasonable distance from Wexford, Waterford, and the south-east beaches. And, being such a popular city for visitors, you can be sure there are some of the best restaurants and accommodations in Ireland within the town walls.
Made wealthy from the worldwide exporting of Kilkenny ‘Black’ Marble over centuries past, one of the City of Kilkenny’s biggest draws is its ‘Medieval Mile’ that stretches along the riverside between the 12th century Cathedral of St. Canice and Kilkenny Castle and brings visitors back to a bygone time, with pubs, shops, and restaurants peeking out along the narrow streets. Right in the centre of the Mile sits Rothe House and Garden, originally the 16th-century dwelling of merchant and Mayor John Rothe Fitz Piers, which is now a lovely relaxing setting and home to a renowned collection of Rothe and his contemporaries’ artefacts.
Across the CountyKells Priory is a fortified Augustinian monastery originally founded in the 12th century and attacked and burned three times during its first 150 years of existence. Despite this, many interesting ruins still remain. Just up the road from Kells can be found the Kilree round tower with its 9th century High Cross, said to be the grave marker of Niall Caille, former High King of Ireland.
Castlecomer Discovery Park is located on the grounds of the former the Wandesforde family estate. Made up of about 80 acres of mixed woodland, it is now a family leisure park that includes play areas, a craft yard, and nature trails through the woods.
Woodstock Gardens can be found just outside the village of Inistioge, overlooking the Nore Valley. Inside is a mix of formal and informal gardens, an arboretum, a walled garden, a terraced garden, a yew walk, and a rose garden that is the biggest draw, along with two stunning avenues, the Monkey Puzzle Avenue and Noble Fir Avenue, and a rustic summer house built from materials sourced in the gardens. The arboretum is home to trees from Asia and South America, with many recognised as champions thanks to their size.
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Whether you are hiring a car just to explore Co. Kilkenny and experience the rich and history-filled countryside for yourself, or plan a couple of trips to the south-east coast or Dublin, CARHIRE.ie can offer low-cost car rental from Kilkenny.
Picking Up Your Car Rental:
The Kilkenny location is serviced by Europcar on Callan Road, off the N76. There’s easy access from this location to the N10 and down to the south coast, or to the north of Co. Kilkenny, up the N77.
Returning Your Car Rental:
This is the same location where you picked up your car rental from CARHIRE.ie (serviced by Europcar). Once you have arrived in our city centre office, you will be instructed on where to return the vehicle.