The capital of the Republic of Ireland, also sometimes called ‘Southern Ireland' or ‘Eire', is the city of Dublin, which stands at the mouth of the River Liffey. This reaches the Irish Sea midway down Ireland's east coast. The city spreads around Dublin Bay and includes busy cargo and ferry ports. The international airport is five miles to the north. Hire a car in Dublin and you'll find it is a big bustling city with normal rush-hour problems but that traffic is helped by the M50 motorway, looping from the centre right round the city, creating a ring road and enabling quick access in all directions.
Hiring a car in Dublin means you can easily explore right across the city and find its famous sights, like the 398ft steel Spire of Dublin on O'Connell Street and Trinity College, which houses the illustrated Celtic manuscript known as ‘The Book of Kells'. Other visitor highlights include the medieval remains of Dublin Castle, the imposing façade of St Patrick's Cathedral and a long list of acclaimed museums. Look out too for Phoenix Park, one of Europe's largest walled city parks. This huge green space boasts its own herd of fallow deer. Grafton Street is the centre of day-time activity, including shopping, people-watching and busking, and Temple Bar is the centre of Dublin's nightlife and culture. Note that the River Liffey divides the city into what locals traditionally consider the grittier ‘Northside' and the more affluent ‘Southside'. With a car, you will be able to explore both of them, and to tour the wider Dublin Bay area, for example visiting the picturesque suburb and seaside resorts of Dalkey to the south and Howth to the north. And don't neglect the places further afield too: Dublin is surrounded by classic Irish rolling farmland and magnificent Wicklow Mountains National Park to the south.
Opening hours:(Seasonal Location)From 7 March until 6 November: Mo-Fr 0830-1730, Sa-Su 0900-1400 /// From 7 November until 6 March: Mo-Fr 0830-1730, Sa 0900-1300, Su Closed
Address:2 Haddington Road
Opening hours:Mo-Su 0500-0100.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0830-1730, Sa 0900-1630, Su 0900-1530
Address:151-157 South Circular Road