It seems to be a running joke in the office about where I’ll be this week (It’s Tuesday so it must be France!!) as I’ve been off on my travels again and have just returned from a couple of days in Ireland. As I have done with my other trips, I thought I’d give you some tips and information about visiting Ireland and renting from the Avis locations in Dublin.

Dublin has always been a popular tourist destination and its status shows no sign of abating. Areas such as the Temple Bar and St Stephen’s Green contain many bars, pubs and clubs (a haven for stag and hen parties). However, there are also many sites of cultural importance and attractions like the Guinness Brewery and O’Connell Street are always popular. In fact, Dublin has always had a great reputation, which allowed it to become the European Capital of Culture in 1991 and host the Special Olympics in 2003.

However, there’s more to Ireland than Dublin. Travel for a couple of hours and you can go horse racing at the Curragh or for a walk along the beach at Wicklow. My personal recommendation, however, is to visit Kilkenny, which is a great town, set in beautiful countryside. The castle is well worth a visit, as is the brewery, where they make Smithwicks and Kilkenny beer.

Avis have two locations in Dublin, one in the city centre and one based at Dublin Airport . The airport office is based in the arrivals hall and the cars are located a short walk away in the car park. However, if you’re flying in and you want to collect your car from the city centre, onward travel is easy as a regular bus service runs from the airport to Heuston station , a short walk away from the rental office.

I haven’t got any travels planned at the moment so will have to find some new things to write about!! However, let me know where you’re travelling to and I’ll try to provide some information to make things easier for you.

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2 Responses to “Travelling to Dublin”

  1. jerry Says:

    my advice is DONT DRIVE IN DUBLIN driving in ireland is interesting to say the least!!at night every one drives fast the new motorways look good but the signs on ‘a’ roads can suddenly disappear!! if you are travelling along way in ireland take the train its fast and cheep. we loved driving in ireland in a great avis vectra so nice we have gone and bought one!!!

  2. Stephen Spiers - Avis UK Customer Services Says:

    Thanks for the advice, Jerry and from personal experience, I agree. Driving in Dublin is not a pleasant experience. However, once you get out of the city, it gets much easier. The only problem is that there are a lot of roadworks around in Ireland at the moment where the roads are being improved. However, once they’re completed, it should make driving in Ireland a lot better.

    And just in case you’re not sure where you’re going, our cars in Ireland all come with a complementary map for you to keep. That should help you get to your destination!!

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