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Car hire Ireland from €11/day* with Irish Car Rentals, book directly for your car hire in Ireland.

Irish Car Rentals is one of the leading car rental companies in Ireland offering cheap car & van rental service.

Irish Car Rentals have nationwide locations in Ireland with cars and vans to meet your every rental requirement. Our vehicles are fully sanitised and cleaned before every rental to meet the COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Irish Car Rentals is a member of the Car Rental Council of Ireland. Renting a car from a council member ensures a high quality car rental service to customers.

GoCar by Europcar

GoCar by Europcar allows you to bypass the rental desk, go directly to your car and drive away. Get on the road quickly, reducing contact with staff and other travellers. It’s our newest, safest and fastest way to rent. Learn more about GoCar by Europcar service.

Bypass the rental desk
Bypass the rental desk
Unlock your car with the GoCar app
Unlock your car with the GoCar app
Drive away faster and safer
Drive away faster and safer
  • Book online
  • Download the GoCar app
  • Upload your documents to the app
  • Locate and unlock your car
  • Get your keys in the glove compartment
  • Drive away!


Car Hire Locations Across Ireland

A network of over 20 locations, wherever your vacation takes you, Irish Car Rentals are on hand to provide cheap car hire Ireland service.

Irish Car Rentals is located at all major airports including Dublin Airport, Cork, Shannon, Knock, and Kerry. We have the following city locations; Dublin, Galway, and Cork.

For regional locations in Navan, Athlone, Waterford City, Cavan, Drogheda, Sligo, and Naas. On request, one way rentals can be arranged between any our locations. i.e Picking up your car hire Cork airport and dropping it off in Dublin's branch.

Car Rental Fleet

Irish Car Rentals' car fleet consists of a wide range of cars to rent ranging from small or economy cars to luxury cars in models. We have a variety of types to cater for your budget and requirement needs on short & long term car rental options. We offer both manual and automatic transmissions to suit your driving preference.

Our value for money, you can now budget with our low cost car rental prices.

We Will Not Be Beaten on Price

Irish Car Rentals will match/better car rental Ireland quotes from a direct car hire supplier in the Republic of Ireland. We believe you will not be able to beat Irish Car Rentals' car hire rates. Call us to verify the quote you received. Read more here.

2021 Driving Routes - The best way to visit Ireland

Touring Ireland by car hire is a popular activity by locals and international travellers alike.

In Galway, there’s a seaside town called Clifden that offers access to the Sky Road, an 11-kilometer circular route. Over the cliffs provide amazing views of the Connemara region, Clifden Bay, and its islands out to sea.

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Longer than the Sky Road is the famous Ring of Kerry. This 180-kilometer looped route winds past fabulous beaches, mirror-like lakes, and medieval ruins. Inside the Ring of Kerry is the lesser known Skellig Ring. An 18-kilometer route that links Waterville and Portmagee. Via a rarely visited area teeming with ancient monastic structures and diverse wildlife.

Another well-known route is the historic Boyne Valley. A region of crisscrossed roads set against vibrant green scenery that holds ancient, historical and mythical wonders.

These range from the old, such as the site of the notorious Battle of the Boyne, to the very old, Trim Castle. And to the ancient, Hill of Tara, to the prehistoric, like the 5000-year old tombs of Newgrange and Knowth.

Ireland's Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East tour has no prescribed route, divided into three distinct zones, covering seventeen counties. Together, stretching from the southern border of Northern Ireland, and eastern regions to just west of Cork.

With over 5,000 years of history, Boyne Valley delves into the myths, legends and prehistoric findings. Singling Ireland out as a land of magic and mystery.

The Historic Heartlands focuses on the land’s medieval times, with tours and suggested routes. Taking visitors to some of the greatest heritage sites, grandest houses and castles built during the turbulent times of war and invasion.

The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s number one touring route, it has won ‘Best Self-Drive Holiday Destination’ Award.

It is the longest coastal driving route in the world, at an astonishing 2,500 kilometers. Down along the Emerald Isle’s awe-inspiring Atlantic coast, featuring 157 discovery points, and over 1,000 attractions.

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A suggested route that follows the winding clifftop roads from Malin Head in Donegal right down to Kinsale in Cork. Visiting in every breath-taking sight and humbling view along the way. Of course, the Wild Atlantic Way can be covered in a matter of days. However that misses the experience of appreciating the surroundings as you visit them.

Following the route, leave vibrant Cork, known as the real capital of Ireland behind and travel the Ring of Kerry. Stay the night in Kenmare, then head across the Burren before arriving at the legendary Cliffs of Moher.

Alternatively, watch the northern lights from the remote Tory Island, and enjoy a pint of Guinness in Ireland’s most northerly pub. Watch the waves swell and break 600 meters below the Slieve League cliffs, enjoy a seafood lunch in Sligo. Then head to a folk music festival in lively Galway city. Rent a car and start exploring!

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Optional Services & Products

When you book a rental car with Irish Car Rentals, there are a number of additional products and services on offer. These include options such as additional drivers, child safety seats, Global Positioning System GPS and cancellation cover.

These optional services are in place to further your car hire experience and convenient as possible.

Why Irish Car Rentals?


tick 22 nationwide locations

tick Choice of fleet vehicles

tick Member of Car Rental Council

tick Will not be beaten on price

Car Rental Ireland | Reviews

"This is the way rental car should be. Normally there are lines of people, lots of delays, prices way too high etc. keep these prices and service levels. " Dublin Airport, Ireland - 2nd October 2020

"Satisfied regular customer" Cork Airport, Ireland - 26th September 2020

"Very happy customer again. I always choose you as I trust you." Dublin Airport Ireland - 22nd September 2020

"It was a great car , the staff were very nice , I would definitely use again 100% rnThank you for the great service." Cork Airport, Ireland - 9th September 2020

*From €11/day is based on a week rental; Prices are subject to change.