Ireland- known as The Emerald Island- is a land steeped in history and myth, as well as currently undergoing an economic and cultural renewal. Rent a cheap car in Ireland in order to freely roam the countryside and unearth its hidden gems. Discover the land that inspired poets, musicians and authors- drive from the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way from untamed Donegal to County Kerry's gentle hills, draw a pint of Guinness at a pub in Dublin, and find there are enough tales and adventure in Ireland to last you for several trips.
Dublin is Ireland's capital city and its leading tourist destination. Voted as the Friendliest City in Europe by Tripadvisor, although Dublin is Ireland's largest city, it retains an intimate and welcoming atmosphere. Renting a car in Dublin for a bargain price is a good starting point for your trip in Ireland, since motorways link Dublin to all the major cities in the country. Dublin itself is known for its pubs that were frequented by famous writers and poets, and has plenty of historical and heritage sites such as Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is kept. After a stroll on St. Stephens Green, you can visit the museums around Kildare Street.
Travelling westwards on the M4 You will reach Galway, and from there you can travel to Doolin and its surroundings- the rugged Aran Islands and Moher cliffs- or drive around the Connemara scenic roads. Whether you want to climb up The Twelve Bens peaks or attend the Galway Races, the area has plenty of activities for you. Further northeastward towards the western coast you will reach County Clare, where you can visit Aillwee Cave, a site that includes the Birds of Prey Educational Center. It is possible to fly in directly to this area via Shannon Airport, or to Knock Airport in County Mayo. Traveling Northwards to County Mayo, take a pilgrimage to Ireland's holy mountain the Croagh Patrick near Castlebar and explore Ireland's wild west by taking The Great Western Greenway –a walking or cycling route from Achill to Westport.
Counties Sligo and Donegal are located at Ireland's northwest tip, close to Northern Ireland. Donegal beaches are popular surfing spots, while the Grianan of Aileach is a fort built by early mediaeval kings of Gaelic Ireland located in Donegal. Belfast is Northern Ireland's capital city, once synonymous with troubled times but now a symbol of renewed hope. Only a two hour drive to cross the 100 miles distance from Dublin with your cheap rental car, you can even take a day trip to Belfast. Visit the Titanic Belfast, an exact copy of the infamous ship, and walk the Giants Causeway on the north-east coast of County Antrim. You can reach with your cheap rental car other Northern Ireland highlights such as Londonderry/Derry, a town that has a 400 years old wall which has never been breached and the Gold Cycling route in Glenelly valley, near Omagh and Tryron.
Another option for travel from Dublin is to drive your affordable rental car to the southwest via Limerick to Counties Kerry and Cork. Limerick has its share of medieval castles – Castle Oliver, King John's Castle as well as several abbeys and friaries from the same period. Killarney attracts tourists since it has one of Ireland's earliest established monasteries, and also has its own airport, Kerry Airport. From there you can take the Ring of Kerry, a circular tourist route. Following the N71 to Cork, you will pass Skibbereen, Ireland's most southerly town, home to the Cork X Southwest Music & Arts Festival. Cork City is one of Ireland's most popular cities and its third largest, it's accessible with its own airport. Located on the River Lee, this quaint city has markets, restaurants and a cathedral.
Halfway between Cork and Dublin on the south-east coast you will find Waterford, Ireland's oldest Viking settlement. Waterford is also world famous for its crystal glass, and you can see it being produced at the House of Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre. Nearby Wexford has several music and drama venues, as well as a wildfowl reserve. Making your way back to Dublin, you shouldn't forget to stop in Ireland's Garden, Wicklow, and walk the mountainous The Wicklow Way.
Ireland's culture – its music, dance and alcoholic beverages - are popular worldwide, so it is no surprise it is one of Europe's most attractive tourist destinations. Try out Dublin's energetic nightlife and visit the city's many museums or head out to the countryside and try out the many activities available: drive through the Kerry Ring, take a boat trip to one of islands on the west coast, cross Northern Ireland’s Giants causeway or climb the Wicklow Way. Travel back in time and experience Ireland's Viking and Celtic heritage in Waterford and Tara, or explore Ireland's many mediaeval castles, cathedrals and monasteries in Cork and Limerick. Wherever you go, you will enjoy the friendly and outgoing nature of the locals, especially while joining a sing-along in a local pub.
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