If you’re touching down at Shannon Airport just pick up your car rental and the West of Ireland is your oyster. Cheap Ireland car hire booked with us gives you the freedom to explore the countryside at your leisure and is an excellent alternative to public transport.
Shannon Airport is located in County Clare, about 24km northwest of Limerick city, and is one of Ireland’s busiest airports. Once you’ve cleared customs and collected your luggage, make your way from the baggage reclaim area to the Arrivals Hall.
The car hire desks are located here – check your car rental booking confirmation document, this should tell you which desk to go to. Once you’ve finalized the booking details and picked up your car hire (you’ll be directed to the car park; there may even be a shuttle bus) you can hit the open road.
Nearby areas include Limerick city for shopping, the magnificent and breathtaking Cliffs of Moher towering over the Atlantic Ocean and of course the interesting limestone region of the Burren. Take a look at this self drive tour of the Burren. Other areas and attractions worth exploring include Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and the colourful town of Ennis.
Heading north from County Clare you’ll come to County Galway, home of the culturally rich and unique Galway city (also known as the City of the Tribes) and the magnificent and rugged Connemara Region. While travelling south from Clare will bring you to counties Kerry and Cork in the South West. This part of the country is renowned for it’s spectacular scenery and multitude of attractions. These include the Ring of Kerry, Killarney with its enchanting lakes and National Park, Carrauntoohil, the Dingle Peninsula, Kenmare, the wild and rugged Beara Peninsula, the seaside resort of Kinsale and the list goes on. Have a look through some of these scenic drives; you may find one or two of them useful.
Whichever direction you and your car hire go, there’s plenty to do and see – book cheap Ireland car hire now!