Car Rental in Navan
Car hire in Navan is available through Irish Car Rentals, with a comprehensive range of vehicles on site. Navan is an up-and-coming city not far outside of Dublin, and it serves as an excellent base from which to explore the Boyne River Valley. Historical sites and natural attractions abound, and there is no better way to explore than with Navan cheap car rental.
The Navan car hire depot is located in a central location on Academy Street. Itâ€™s within convenient walking distance of the local bus station and several hotels. Navan Shopping Centre is also in the area. This complex hosts more than 70 retailers and attracts shoppers from all over Ireland. With that in mind, dining and entertainment options abound.
Navan stands on the doorstep of one of one of Irelandâ€™s richest cradles of cultural landmarks and ruins. The River Boyne joins the River Blackwater here, carving out a fertile valley that was essential to the survival of the ancient people that lived here. This region is, without a doubt, the leading tourist destination in Ireland.
The following are the leading sightseeing attractions in the Boyne Valley:
Hill of Tara
Long before St Patrick lit his legendary fire on the Hill of Slane to signal a shift in Irelandâ€™s religious psyche, the country was ruled by the Kings of Tara. The Hill of Tara is their legendary seat of power. Ancient kings were coronated here on the Stone of Dessiny, and the ceremony involved the would-be ruler subjecting himself to a series of challenges. If he completed these challenges with the deftness expected of a warrior and ruler, then the stone would belt out a scream that could be heard all over Ireland.
For those who access to a hire car in Navan, there is no need to pick and choose which sites to explore. Driving between the most prominent attractions is easy and affordable, and there is no reason that a visitor could not expect to see all of the major attractions. That being said, if there is only time for one round of sightseeing, this is the attraction that simply cannot be missed.
Newgrange passage tomb has been standing for approximately five millennia, which means that itâ€™s older the Pyramids of Giza. It sunk into the ground and slipped from the public mind for around 1,000 years, until excavation began in the 1600s. This large, dome-shaped mound is a spectacular site to behold, covering more than an acre of land and comprising 97 kerbstones. Imagine hauling these hunks of granite â€“ which are believed to have originated in the Wicklow Mountains, more than 80 km away â€“ with nothing but Neolithic-era tools.
The scale of the exterior is impressive, but its faĂ§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.
Of course, the list of people who would like to witness this 17-minute event is far too long to accommodate. A waiting list is maintained, but even getting your name on this list is daunting. A simulation in the visitorâ€™s centre recreates the event for tourists.
The largest Norman Castle in all of Europe is found in Ireland. The original walls staked out a half-kilometre perimeter around Trim Castle, and well over half of the original construction is still standing. The castle was built in the 1100s, and it withstood a seven-week siege a century later. Bear in mind that the castle is only open at weekends and on bank holidays except for during the summer season (Easter Sunday to Halloween), when it is open every day.
Picking up your Navan car rental
The Irish Car Rentals depot in Navan is easy to access. Itâ€™s a short walk from the Bus Ă‰irann stop, so arriving via public transport and transition to your own private is no problem at all. Bus passengers disembark at St Josephâ€™s Mercy Convent near Academy Street. Customer service representatives inside will help you clear the paperwork and formalities in just a few minutes.
Returning your Car rental
Navanâ€™s Car rental depot is open on business days (Monday to Friday) from 09:00 to 17:30. The Car hire desk is closed on Sundays. When dropping off your Navan rental Car, the Maxol petrol station down the street from the depot allows for convenient refuelling.
Navan is serviced by 109 Bus Eireann for these areas Dublin, Dublin Airport, Ratoath, Dunshaughlin, Navan and Kells. There are no Irish rail services however there are plans to link Dublin & Navan by rail services.
Local taxis are available, bear in mind that a moderate fare costs as much as a dayâ€™s rental, so those planning on doing any amount of commuting around the city or exploring the countryside are well-advised to hire a car, save on taxi fares and enjoy the freedom of coming and going as you please.