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Driving in Ireland Eire

Speed Limits
Motorways: 120 km/h
Open Roads: 80 km/h
Urban Areas: 50km/h

Minimum Driver age: 17

Minimum Driver age for Rentals: 21

Required equipment for your car: Warning Triangle.

Seatbelts: Compulsory for both front and rear-seat passengers

General driving information: Driving in Ireland is on the left and the wearing of seatbelts is compulsory in front and back seats. Children under 12 are not allowed in the front seat. Speeds differ depending on whether it is the R or N route and generally in built up areas. Barrier free tolling now operates on the M50 Dublin. Number plate recognition is depoloyed your number plate will be recorded when you pass through the toll. The fee must be paid by 20.00hr the following day.

Car Hire Ireland Eire

Book your cheap car hire online for all car rental in Ireland. We have cars available at all the major locations including Dublin, Cork, Knock and Galway.

Ireland is 300 miles long and 190 miles wide and covers approximately 32,600 sq. miles. Ireland is divided into four provinces - Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connaught and into 32 counties. The Republic of Ireland (Eire) consists of 26 counties and Northern Ireland consists of 6 counties. Dublin is the capital of Ireland and it has a mild temperate climate. In Ireland there are hundreds of attractions to visit including castles, monuments, galleries and museums and other places including the Jameson Distillery and Dublin Zoo.

Must See in Ireland Eire

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

You can explore Goat Castle with its Murder hole, bartizan, garderobe, machicolations and battlements. View models of Medieval Dalkey, the Atmospheric and Funicular railways and the much-loved trams. Explore the folklore, customs and literary history of Dalkey, written by playwright, Hugh Leonard. Visit 11th century St. Begnet's Church & Graveyard and between April - December you can take part in Heritage Trails & Historical Walks in Dalkey.

Guinness Brewery, Dublin

The manufacturing home of Guinness for over 200 hundred years, it has now been turned into a museum detailing the history of Guinness. Here you can purchase much sought after Guinness souvenirs and taste a complimentary pint of Guinness.

Blarney Stone, Co. Cork

Situated five miles north west of Cork city, this little village is home to the Blarney Castle which was built in 1446. And, on the top storey is the world famous Blarney Stone said to give the 'gift of the gab' (eloquence) to all who kiss it. So, if you feel you don't have enough to say or can't think of the right way to say it, head to Blarney Stone.

The Ring of Kerry

This beautiful peninsula stretches from Killorglen to Killarney and is one of the most visited regions in the country. It offers breath taking coastal scenery as well as attractions which include Muckross House and Kate Kearney's Cottage it is a tour well worth including on your visit to Ireland.

Dates for Your Diary

Dublin Horse Show

The Horse Show is a Dublin institution. A celebration of Ireland's affinity with the horse, from the best show horses to the best international show jumpers. It is one of Ireland's largest events, a highlight of the summer, each year welcoming close to 80,000 people from Ireland and all over the world. (Early August)

Irish Champion Stakes

One of the most important races in the European season and part of the Emirates World Racing Championship Series, expect a high calibre field in this event. (Early September)

Dublin Fringe Festival

Dublin's Fringe Theatre Festival, set up in 1995, offers the visitor three fantastic weeks of theatre, dance, comedy and visual arts, showcasing a number of new Irish works. (Late September - Early October).