Drogheda Car Hire
Irish Car Rentals now offers cheap car hire service in Drogheda, with a wide range of rental vehicles available on site at low cost value rates. The town of Drogheda is a popular tourists and Irish residents alike due to its historic importance and ideal location to base yourself in and explore the surrounding countryside.
Drogheda is the last town on the River Boyne before it enters the Irish Sea and boasts beautiful coastal views just outside the town. Drogheda has everything one might need during your stay, from a range of accommodation options to shopping, restaurants and a vibrant social scene in the evening hours. The performing arts are also a mainstay in the town as youâ€™ll find theatre productions, live music and comedy gigs readily available in Drogheda. The town is home to a number of historic monuments including St. Peter's Church, St. Laurence's Gate, the Boyne Viaduct and many more.
The main allure of this part of Ireland is the historic Boyne Valley. Here you'll find historic sites that stretch back over 5000 years. This area is peppered with ancient meeting places, megalithic tombs, large castles, and a variety of religious sites.
The main attraction in the area is Newgrange, an incredibly well restored megalithic tomb that predates Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. This impressive structure awes all that visit due to its engineering feats such as the intricately designed sun box that illuminates the entire inner chambers of the tomb once a year at dawns light on the winter solstice.
The scale of the exterior is impressive, but its faÃ§ade is admittedly subdued. One of Newgrangeâ€™s most amazing features is easy to overlook. The artisans that designed and built this passage tomb fit it out with a roofbox that allows a focused slice of light into the innermost chamber on the day of the winter solstice. On that day, this inner room â€“ which is normally steeped in darkness â€“ is bathed in sunlight for 17 minutes. Itâ€™s a marvellous site to behold.
Newgrange passage tomb has been standing for approximately five millennia, which means that itâ€™s older the Stonehenge. It sunk into the ground and slipped from the public mind for around 1,000 years, until excavation began in the 1600s.
Picking up your Drogheda rental car
Droghedaâ€™s car hire depot is located just off the M1 motorway among the townâ€™s major business parks.
Itâ€™s found in Newgrange Business park, just off the motorway, a very short drive from the town centre.
From here, itâ€™s a short drive to hotels, restaurants and shops in Drogheda.
Some visitors pick up their Irish Car Rentals hire car in Dublin and then drive to Drogheda. Others prefer to connect by public transport and then rent a vehicle in one of Ireland's most beautiful coastal towns. In either case, simply present your reservation to the staff on duty, and you’ll be behind the wheel of your vehicle in just a few minutes.
Drogheda is well covered by Bus Eireann and Iarnod Eireann between Dublin and Drogheda.
Like anywhere, taxis are also available.
If you have any enquiries regarding car hire in Drogheda, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact form.