Ireland

Visit the stunning ‘Emerald Isle’ and explore the lush green landscapes that earned Ireland its nickname. Rugged coastline and beautiful historic cities – including the captivating capital of Dublin – are all waiting to be discovered in glorious Ireland.

A taste of Ireland & Northern Ireland

Dublin style

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Ireland’s dynamic capital Dublin offers something for everyone with its lively music scene and thriving attractions in and out of the city.

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City breaks in Ireland

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With its blend of warm Irish hospitality, rich literary heritage and famously exuberant nightlife, Dublin has an irresistible charm. Soak up the bohemian atmosphere of medieval Galway City and wander around the quaint cobbled streets of Kilkenny, stopping for a pint of Guinness at a cosy watering hole. Tuck into the fabulous culinary scene of Cork, or marvel at artistic masterpieces and explore the fascinating history of picturesque Limerick.

Romantic getaways in Ireland

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Steeped in history and boasting breathtakingly beautiful natural scenery, Ireland is a sparkling gem just begging to be explored. Take in miles of spectacular coastline sprinkled with lively fishing villages and idyllic sandy beaches. Or discover the unspoiled natural splendour and awe-inspiring ancient monuments of rural eastern Ireland. Experience the legendary ‘Craic’ in vibrant Dublin and visit the beautiful historic cities of Galway, Kilkenny and Limerick.

Things to do in Ireland

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Not far from Dublin you’ll discover a fantastic cliff-top walk at Howth Peninsula. Visit Bull Island – an enormous municipal park and nature reserve in Dublin Bay. Take a trip north to the banks of the River Boyne to see the UNESCO World Heritage site Bru na Boinne. Or venture south to visit County Wicklow, the ‘Garden of Ireland’, to explore Powerscourt, the Japanese Gardens at Kildare, or experience the dramatic horseracing at Curragh.

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Cork City

Use your Dublin car hire to visit the beautiful riverside city of Cork. Admire the magnificent triple-spired St Finn Barre’s Cathedral and collection of fine historic churches. Browse the splendid array of fresh food on offer at the open-air English Market. Then stop by the Crawford Gallery to take in impressive artworks including bronze sculptures by Rodin. Sample the famous stout at the Beamish & Crawford Brewery, or enjoy a pint at one of the many traditional Irish pubs.

Kilkenny City

Discover the timeless charm of Kilkenny City on a day trip from Dublin. Explore the cobbled, pedestrianized streets of this vibrant city. Enjoy a bite to eat at eclectic restaurants or a pint of Guinness at one of the abundant watering holes dotted around Kilkenny. Venture beyond the old-fashioned shop frontages to discover chic boutiques. High on your list of must-visit attractions should be majestic Kilkenny Castle and the beautiful Cathedral Church of St Canice.

Eastern Ireland

The unspoiled beauty of rural eastern Ireland is waiting to be discovered when you hire a car in Dublin. Take in the lush rolling hills, verdant forests, meandering rivers and glassy lakes as you drive through this glorious region. Sports fans will be in their element in the renowned horseracing and golfing county of Kildare. While history lovers are well served with ancient sights such as the prehistoric monument of Newgrange and remarkable monastic ruins of Clocmacnoise.

Circuit côtier au départ de Belfast

Le circuit sur la côte de la Chaussée des géants

Si vous louez une voiture à Belfast, vous devez absolument suivre le magnifique circuit de la Chaussée des géants, de Belfast à Derry. Ce circuit de 200 kilomètres est ponctué par de grandes attractions et de superbes paysages côtiers. C'est sans doute pourquoi il a été choisi comme 'l'un des plus beaux trajets routiers du monde'. Parmi les moments forts, citons la Chaussée des géants, le château de Dunluce, le parc forestier de Glenariff et Londonderry. Et si vous quittez le circuit vous découvrirez des vues encore plus inoubliables dans les zones voisines, classées pour leur exceptionnelle beauté.

Londonderry à Belfast

La ville fortifiée de Derry

Londonderry, également appelée Derry, est la seule ville totalement fortifiée d'Irlande. C'est l'une des plus belles de ce type en Europe, et elle offre une expérience unique aux visiteurs. L'architecture originale de la vile et sa position dominante sur une colline dominant la Foyle en font une étape incontournable. Ses deux ponts routiers sur le fleuvre, le Craigavon et le Foyle, sont des structures emblématiques jouant le rôle de portes sur cette ville impressionnante.