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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 license, passport and credit card for booking your rental online and for signing the rental agreement at the pickup 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.

You must be at least 25 years of age to rent a car with Irish Car Rentals.

If you're 75 or older, bring a printed medical certificate or letter showing that you're fit to drive, as well as a statement from your insurance company confirming that you're actively driving and haven't had an accident in the last five years.

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

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

Bookings made through Irishcarrentals.ie must be amended over the phone with our reservations team on +353 1 8122880.

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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