Car Hire Dublin City Centre
Find your perfect hire car at Dublin City CentreThe vibrant city of Dublin is the capital of Ireland and offers a host of cultural attractions.
When you arrive at Dublin City Centre, pick up your Avis rental car and head off to explore this bustling city and beyond.
Plan your journey from Dublin City CentreThe city centre of Dublin is just a 15-minute drive from the Avis pick-up point, via the R801. There are a host of attractions to explore in the city, covering gastronomy, culture and heritage.
St Patrick’s, the largest cathedral in Ireland, is a good place to start. With a history dating back to medieval times, it should definitely be on the itinerary. Dublin Castle is also worth adding to the list. Dating back to the 13th century, it features a display of the Irish Crown Jewels.
If you’re into art, Dublin has plenty to keep the biggest art enthusiasts interested. The National Gallery, which showcases work by Irish and International artists including Picasso and Monet, is very impressive. Dublin City Gallery, housed within the delightful Claremont House, is also worth visiting. Incorporating 13 galleries across three floors, highlights include Francis Bacon’s studio.
Families will enjoy a trip to the Museum of Natural History, which features an array of weird and wonderful objects, including skeletons, stuffed animals and fossils from around the world.
When the sun sets head to the lively Temple Bar neighbourhood, which has a large selection of bars, pubs and restaurants. Most have live bands playing traditional Irish music and more modern varieties till the early hours.
Discover Dublin and Ireland’s east coast from the comfort of your rental car.
Beyond Dublin City CentreThe province of Leinster on Ireland’s east coast offers a long list of attractions, including stunning landscapes, historic castles and ancient monuments. These sights are just a drive away from Dublin.
Drive for around 50 minutes from Dublin City Centre (via the M50) to visit the pretty village of Howth. Topping the attractions is Howth Castle. Built around 1564, it has been transformed into private housing, but the extensive grounds are still open to the public. Take a look at the National Transport Museum, which features a Hill of Howth Electric Tram, double-decker buses and a selection of fire engines. To stretch your legs, walk up to Howth Summit, which provides fantastic views and an old lighthouse to explore.
From Dublin City Centre (via the M50 and R755), it’s about an hour’s drive to County Wicklow and the Glendalough Monastic City. Aside from its stunning setting within Wicklow’s spectacular countryside, Glendalough is a fascinating sight dating back to the 6th century. It was founded by Saint Cóemgen of Glendalough and has survived various Viking attacks during its turbulent history. There’s an interactive visitor centre close to the sight with audio visual displays and a scale model.
Hiring an Avis car makes it easy to explore all that Dublin and Ireland’s east coast has to offer. Just collect the keys to your rental from Dublin City Centre and start driving.