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Renting a Car at Ireland West Knock Airport:

CARHIRE.ie provides low cost Knock Airport car rental in the arrivals hall inside the terminal with an entire range of cars located on site. Once you have gone through a few minor details with our friendly staff they’ll escort you outside the terminal to our car depot and you'll be on your way in no time.

CARHIRE.ie Price Promise:

CARHIRE.ie offers a low cost car rental price promise at all locations throughout Ireland. The price promise extends to all rental cars offered by CARHIRE.ie at Knock Airport. If you find the same rent a car for less from any car rental company located at Knock Airport, CARHIRE.ie will match the price and beat it by 10% of the difference.

On Airport Car Hire:

Knock Airport is a small regional airport located in County Mayo in the west of Ireland. It is the 4th busiest airport in the country, seeing over 700,000 passengers using the airport in 2014. The airport has one terminal and you’ll find our desk located in the arrivals hall with rental cars located on site a short walk from the terminal.

Fleet:

CARHIRE.ie offers a wide range of cars to rent at Knock Airport including manual and automatic transmissions. Cars are also offered in a range of sizes, from economy to compact to executive and MPV vehicles to suit all budgets and requirements.

Airport Location:

Knock Airport is located just 18 km north of Knock town centre in County Mayo. It is situated off the main Galway-Sligo Road (N17). It is the biggest Airport in the West of Ireland and serves many of the Western counties including Mayo, Galway and Sligo.

Routes Served:

Knock Airport has evolved into much more than a transit point for pilgrims and now serves 25 scheduled destinations in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. In the summer months there are increased routes to popular holiday destinations to the likes of Alicante and the Canary Islands. The airport is serviced by Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Croatia Airlines, Flybe and Germanwings.

Airport History:

Due to the huge amounts of visitors making the journey to the pilgrimage site in Knock it was decided that an airport would be built to cater for the large numbers. The airport opened in 1985 with 3 Aer Lingus flights to Rome. The airport was then officially opened in May of 1986.

The planning and building of this airport came down to Monsignor James Horan, he dedicated a huge amount of his time to make sure his plan came to fruition in spite of widespread disapproval of the proposed location. He died shortly after the opening, and his funeral was held at the then named Horan International Airport. In recent years Horan has been celebrated with a bronze statue erected at the airport.

Knock Airport continues to grow and has seen more and more routes opening up as time goes by. Since 2003 multiple airlines have added more routes connecting Knock with the UK and mainland Europe. The airport has been voted Ireland's best regional airport in both 2006 and 2009 by the Chambers of Commerce Ireland.

Attractions in County Mayo:

The main attraction in the area is the Marian Shrine in the village of Knock. This religious pilgrimage site draws in over a million visitors each year. It is world renowned as the site of apparitions in the late 19th century. The shrine has been awarded the golden rose, a rare papal token of honour, from Pope John Paul II when he visited Knock in 1979.

Achill Island is the largest of Ireland's islands and has a lot to offer to visitors. This beautiful island has pristine golden beaches, historical monuments and a truly welcoming Irish atmosphere. Even more convenient is that there is a bridge connecting Achill to the mainland so you can take your hire car around the island and witness the stunning Atlantic views.

Although a huge amount of County Mayo's attractions are located in rural areas there are vibrant towns that have grown a reputation for a buzzing nightlife and plentiful facilities. The town of Westport is one of the most population holiday destinations in Ireland. After you collect your hire car, Westport is only 55km away. This picturesque Georgian town is a fantastic destination with streets lined with shops, bars and restaurants. From Westport, tourist attractions such as the Greenway, a 42km cycling route along an old railway line from Westport to Achill Island. Westport is situated on Clew Bay. According to legend, Clew Bay has 365 islands, one for every day in the year. In actual fact, there are only 117 islands in Clew Bay! The views of the bay and islands are simply stunning.

Water sports are abundant in the beautiful coastal regions and islands around Mayo. You can expect to find surfing, kayaking, windsurfing and kite boarding as well as some of best fishing grounds in the Atlantic. There's even more to do back on dry land as you'll find stunningly picturesque golf course as well as plenty of horse riding options and walking routes.

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 County Mayo section of the Wild Atlantic Way will bring visitors to 31 discovery points, two of those recognised as signature discovery points; Downpatrick Head where you’ll find majestic Cliffside views and Keem Strand which features a beautiful sheltered beach perfect for catching some rays.

CARHIRE.ie Advantages:

CARHIRE.ie offers the following advantages:

  • On airport car depot
  • Wide range of cars & vans to rent
  • Excellent customer service record
  • Price Promise: Find a better price elsewhere & we’ll beat it

In Short:

CARHIRE.ie offers customers at Knock Airport discount car rental prices and access to a wide range of cars to suit any need with either automatic or manual transmission options. Knock Airport is situated in an ideal location to act as gateway into the west, north, and midland areas and renting a car gives you the freedom and flexibility to experience everything this beautiful region has to offer.

Car Hire at Knock Airport

Our Address:

EUROPCAR Desk,
Main Arrivals Hall
Knock Airport (Ireland West Airport Knock)
Co Mayo
Ireland

Our Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number: +353 61 206094

Fax Number: +353 94 9368036

Emergency Telephone Number: +353 1 844 1944

Opening Times: Opening Times

Airport Location:

Knock Airport is located just 18 km north of Knock town centre in County Mayo. It is situated off the main Galway-Sligo Road (N17). It is the biggest Airport in the West of Ireland and serves many of the Western counties including Mayo, Galway and Sligo.

Knock Airport Surrounding Area:

There is a host of attraction in the surrounding areas around Knock airport; Donegal, Derry, Fermanagh and Sligo. The River Shannon, Wild Atlantic Way, Connemara, Achill and Galway City are all within an hours drive.