Kilkenny has 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.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.
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. All car hires for Kilkenny booked through CARHIRE.ie are serviced by Europcar.
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.
Numerous bus and taxi routes from destinations around Ireland bring you to the CARHIRE.ie depot close to Kilkenny town, which is situated in County Kilkenny in Southeast Ireland.
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We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Discover Cards. We only accept debit or credit cards from the person in whose name the booking is made. GoCar by Europcar bookings have to be prepaid online.
Debit cards will only be accepted if either (1) a credit card is also provided to cover the excess; or (2) the customer purchases our Super Collision Damage Waiver product, which reduces the excess to €250. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions.
Yes, you can check rates through our booking system before making a reservation. Your booking is only complete when you agree to the Terms & Conditions and click the 'Pay now' button.
Most of our basic rental fees include Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Waiver, which have an excess of between €1,500 and €2,500 depending on the vehicle category. For more information, please refer to the Excess Amounts and Coverages section in our Terms & Conditions.
Car hire excess, also known as the excess waiver or collision damage waiver (CDW), is a financial liability that renters are responsible for in the event of damage or theft of the rented vehicle. Read guide on car hire excess.
Drivers must meet the requirement for licence eligibility. If the number of years is eight, this does not mean the driver must have held their licence for 8 years — they must have been eligible to hold their licence for eight years. This information is stated clearly in our Terms & Conditions.
When you arrive at the CARHIRE desk (operated by Europcar), we will ask you to provide a valid unendorsed driving licence issued by your country of residence, and a payment card in the name of the main driver. If your licence is issued in the UK, you must provide the ‘Share Driving Licence’ information, which you can obtain by visiting gov.uk/view-driving-licence.
Non-EU/EEA driving licences cannot be accepted if the holder has been resident in Ireland for more than 12 months. Holders of UK, US, Canadian, Australian and all EU member states are not required to supply an International Driving Permit (IDP).
If an International Driving Permit is required, it must be accompanied by the driver’s original domestic licence and photo ID or national identity card. If you are using a prepaid voucher (with a specified value or that says group and days apply'), you must also present a credit card for your deposit and charges that have not been prepaid.