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Fully Inclusive Car Hire in Ireland
Our Fully Inclusive Ireland car rental price includes the following:

  • Third Party Insurance
  • All Airport fees
  • Full Breakdown Cover
  • All local surcharges
  • Loss / Collision Damage Waiver
  • Unlimited mileage

Car Hire from airports and cities including the following major locations; Dublin, Cork, Galway, Knock. The Car Hire Group also provide car rental from smaller towns and cities, simply click on the image above to start.

Book now by clicking on the image above or using one of the links below to use our smart booking engine which scans your pick up and drop off times to see if you could save a whole days rental by possibly slightly changing them :

Dublin | Cork | Knock | Galway

Please call our reservations helpline on 0800 358 1229 quoting Ref : 72004514 or simply book online.


Booking & receiving your car hire voucher:

Ordering your rental car is simple, just enter your car hire pick up & drop off locations, your dates and click the "Click to Quote" button. You will be shown several groups of cars all you have to do is select from the tabs which hire car group you are interested in. From here you will be shown all hire cars in that group along with the price for your rental period in GBP£. You can also select to change the currency to whichever suits you best. . When you finally select the car you are interested in renting you will be then shown several options to the rental such as extra (baby seats, roofracks. cancellation cover etc..), just select any you require and continue. You will then be required to enter your own details such as address, flight number if required etc.. and finally you will be asked to enter your credit card details to pay securely online. You will receive your car rental voucher via email immediately with your unique booking reference number and all other booking details. If your car hire start date is sooner than this then don't worry we will be in touch via telephone to arrange safe and speedy receipt of your rental voucher. If you have any questions etc.. regarding your booking or any other aspect of our car rental site then please call our dedicated call centre helpline on 0800 358 1229 quoting Ref : 72004514.

When you receive your voucher it will give full details of which fleet provider has been used and exact details of how and where to find their desk, if airport pick up then this will be in the airport arrivals hall.

Driving in Ireland

Driving is on the left. The minimum age of a driver is 17 years. Children must be at least 12 years of age to sit in the front seat (unless the seat is equipped with a child restraint). The use of seat belts is compulsory for front-seat passengers. The legal blood alcohol limit is 100 mg. Generally, speed limits are as follows: 48 kph (30 mph) in built-up areas, 96 kph (60 mph) outside built-up areas, and 112 kph (70 mph) on expressways. Cars towing a trailer are limited to 80 kph (50 mph) on all roads.

Horns cannot be used between 11:30pm and 7am. It's illegal to use fog lights except in fog or falling snow.

Except where there are yellow lines on the road and except within a bus stop area, any restrictions you encounter are lifted after 6pm. Penalties for dangerous parking are stiff. Irish Parking metres are checked from 8am to 6.30pm from Monday through Saturday; maximum parking time is 2 hours. Fines may be collected on the spot for parking violations. Cork and Limerick employ the parking disc system in their central areas. A disc allows for one to three hours of parking.

Stations are usually open from 7.30am to 10pm, but some stay open 24 hours. Credit cards are accepted. Leaded super petrol has an octane rating of 98; the octane rating of unleaded super is 95.

There's a thirty-minute car ferry across the River Shannon between Tarbert in Co. Kerry to Killimer in Co. Clare. The ferry leaves Killimer every hour on the hour and Tarbert every hour on the half-hour. The cost per car is €12.50 one way; foot passengers pay €3. Contact Shannon Ferry Ltd. (website:; tel: (065) 53124).


Helpful Weather Information:

Republic of Ireland weather service

Frequently Asked Questions:

Please click here to view the frequently asked questions. If these FAQ's do not help answer your queries regarding Ireland car hire then please feel free to contact us with them.

The Car Hire Group:

Our aim is simple - to provide all inclusive comprehensive airport car hire. Along side this we also aim to provide anybody wanting to rent a hire car a hands on helpful approach and to ensure all questions relating to rentals are answered.