Portlaoise Car Hire Location
The town of Portlaoise is a countryside outpost in Ireland, located in County Laois in the south-central region of the country. The town is located along the M7 motorway, approximately halfway between Dublin and Limerick â€“ though itâ€™s technically a few miles closer to Dublin. With that in mind, Portlaoise makes for satisfyingly weekend retreat from the capital. Visitors can explore the Slieve Bloom Mountains, cast a line in the River Barrow or even embark on a horse-drawn caravan tour of the back country.
Some visitors in Ireland arrange car hire in Dublin or Waterford and then travel on to Portlaoise from there. Others prefer to connect by public transportation, picking up a rental car in Portlaoise once they arrive.
The Portlaoise Car Rental's depot is located north-east of the town centre along R445 (also called Dublin Road). Itâ€™s part of the Downeyâ€™s Auto Stop. This location is especially convenient for those arriving from Dublin, as the depot is relatively close to the M7 motorway. Simply exit at the signpost indicating â€˜Port Laoiseâ€™ and â€˜R445â€™.
Given Portlaoiseâ€™s relatively central location in Ireland, drivers are never far from other key cities in the country. The following destinations are all easy to reach by hire car from Portlaoise: