Waterford Car Rental
Irish Car Rentals offers competitive car rental service at Waterford in the south-east of Ireland with cheap car rental prices and a full range of rental fleet vehicles; Compact, Intermediate, Family and Luxury vehicles- you can budget and meet your space requirements.
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford has played an important role at key moments in history since its founding in the 9th century. Today, this city balances small-town charm with big-city status, and offers visitors everything from quaint B&Bs to luxurious accommodation in a private castle.
With a rental car in Waterford, you can easily get out and explore the nation's south-east. This was an extremely important port city during medieval times, and wealth of information and artefacts related to this period is on display at the Waterford Treasures museums. Whether you're out hunting fossils on the Copper Coast, visiting glacial lakes in the Comeragh Mountains or picking up the local lingo in the Ring Gaeltacth, you'll be glad you hired a car.
It should come as no surprise Waterford is home to so many historic attractions. These are among the top attractions in Waterford city centre and across the county at large:
House of Waterford CrystalWaterford's crystal industry exploded onto the world stage in the 1980s, though its roots go back much further. Recently, an industry revival has been underway, and there's a good chance that Waterford crystal will be a household name again in the near future. This showroom operates like more of a heritage centre, and it hosts a variety of interesting facts exhibits related to glassmaking in Waterford. You can even watch skilled glassblowers plying their trade on site.
Christ Church CathedralIreland's only Neoclassical Georgian cathedral was built in the late 1700s, which makes it relatively young compared to the actual site that it was built on. As far back as the 11th century, the Vikings had a religious structure here, and after that, the site hosted an imposing Gothic cathedral. The latter was actually razed on the orders of a prominent bishop, because some rubble fell from the structure into his path on more than one occasion.
Reginald's TowerLocated in the historic city centre, this round tower was built by Vikings in the early 13th century. Its walls are 3 metres thick and 24 metres tall, and the tower previously served as residence for a string of Anglo-Norman kings. It served other purposes as well. At various points in history, the tower was alternatively used to mint coins, house prisoners and stockpile weapons.
Today, the iconic Reginald's Tower Houses the 'Treasures of Viking Waterford'. One of the highlights of the exhibits is the Kite Brooch, which was fashioned in the 11th century and remains one of the finest examples of metalwork from that period. The brooch is a composite of gold, silver and glass. Visitors can also see the Kufic Coin, which was minted in modern-day Iraq way back in the 8th century and then found here in the region roughly 1,000 years later.
Waterford rental location
The Waterford car hire depot a few kilometres' drive outside of the city. It's located in the town of Kilmeaden at the Sweep Garage. From here, all it takes is a short drive east along R680 to reach Waterford city.
The Waterford car rental depot is convenient for other reasons, as well. It only takes two minutes to reach the M9, which puts you at an important crossroads that ties several important Irish cities together. From here, drivers can easily connect to Cork (1 hour, 30 minutes), Dublin (1 hour, 30 minutes) and Limerick (2 hours). The Waterford car rental location is serviced by Europcar.
Returning Your Car Rental:
To reach the Irish Car Rentals Waterford Car hire depot from the city centre, simply follow Cork Road south-west out of town and pass the roundabout intersection with the Outer Ring Road. From here, the route is signposted as R680. Continue from the roundabout another 5 km to the Sweep Garage, which is next to a Texaco filling station.
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