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Car hire in Ireland
Home of many saints, battles and heroes, Ireland is a land of mythology and intrigue. Whether driving through Waterford City or the Ring of Kerry in the South, or enjoying an upbeat Irish jig, this beautiful country offers the eager traveller a wide array of unique sights and sounds. Golf lovers can also enjoy playing a round close to dramatic cliffs and ancient castles. Book Ireland car hire with CompareCarHire.co.uk and travel freely around Ireland's beautiful towns and secluded villages, and all at your own pace.Major Airports and Ports
There are 13 international airports in Ireland that offer regular scheduled flight services, with Cork, Dublin and Belfast international airports hosting British and other European airways; car hire in Ireland is available at these airports. Passengers and freight are ferried into Ireland via Dublin, Rosslare and Pembroke, courtesy of Irish Ferries.Transport
Buses in Ireland are flexible with varying pick-up and drop-off points, and Irish rail is efficient but services are limited to metropolitan areas. Taxis are plentiful, but tourists should be careful to choose the metered vehicles as hackney services require fare negotiation. Compare car hire on this site if you are planning to rent a vehicle, which is by far the easiest way to get around.Driving tips
Visitors can drive in Ireland if they are between the ages of 25 and 75. All western country-issued driving licences are accepted, but car rental in Ireland requires the purchase of CDW as well as Super CDW insurance. Most road signs are in both English and Irish, but there are different traffic policies in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.Places to visit
For those that bend over backward and kiss it, the Blarney Stone, set upon Blarney Castle just 8km's from Cork City, is said to endow them with the gift of gab. Tourists can also live like a king for a day at 700-year-old converted castle hotels, like Ashford Castle, set against a remarkable backdrop. Otherwise, tourists should just raise a glass of Guinness at one of several food and beverage festivals held in Galway and Dungarvan.