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Irish Road Signs

About Road Signs in Ireland

With a few exceptions, many of our road signs are comparable to those seen in Central Europe and the United States. Before driving on Irish roads, you must understand what traffic signs and road markings represent.

Regulatory traffic signs indicate the course a driver must take and the action they must or must not take. The majority of regulatory signs are circular, with a red border and black symbols or lettering on a white backdrop. Blue and white regulatory signs indicate the traffic direction at junctions.

In Irish-speaking areas, the "Give Way" (Yield) sign (a downward pointing triangle) is displayed as Géill Slí.

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Driving in Ireland Safely

We want you to have the best time possible when renting a car and visiting Ireland. To get you on your trip safely, we've provided some basic yet crucial road safety advice.

Driving in Ireland
Frequently asked questions

You will need your licence and a payment card for booking your rental online and for signing the rental agreement at the pick up desk.

We cannot accept any temporary licences, certificates or letters stating the driver has a licence if it is not present on collection. All drivers must have their physical licence present on arrival for a vehicle to be released.

At the commencement of rental, drivers must meet the requirement for licence eligibility. If the number of years is 8, this does not mean that the driver must have held their licence for 8 years - it means they must have been eligible to hold their licence for 8 years.

At the time of pick-up, the person renting the car must be present to sign the rental agreement and provide their debit and credit card.

To add an additional driver, they must be present with their driver's licence on the day of pick up. They must have a valid driver's licence for at least two years.

Bookings made through can be amended on Manage Bookings.

Yes. At Irish Car Rentals, we have one of the biggest and most modern fleets in Ireland for business.

You can choose from passenger vehicles, commercial or speciality vehicles – all of which can be customised internally or externally if required and delivered to you anywhere in Ireland.

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