Galway Car Hire

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Travel around Galway with your affordable car rental. Your car hire will allow you to explore this vibrant city filled with winding streets and old stone structures. Galway is renowned as Ireland's cultural heart, a medieval city and vibrant love for the arts and rich in culture and history.

There's no better way to explore Galway than with a car hire to discover the magnificent scenery and picturesque farmlands. Galway has much to offer visitors both young and old and is known as the second liveliest city after Dublin.

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Destination Galway

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Hiring a car in Galway is a perfect support for your holiday to see the attractions in Ireland. Start your adventures upon arrival by collecting your rental car from Galway airport or from downtown depots located throughout the city.

Check out the historical sites and mythical legends of Galway’s River, famous for its legend that a mythological princess drowned in its waters. Galway has evolved from once being a fishing village to a vibrant university city filled with charisma, rich in the Irish language and traditional dances. There are many attractions and sites contained in this area with castles, lakes, streams surrounded by a delightful countryside. The unique city has many events held in this medieval town such as festivals, horse racing, restaurants, shops, and theatres.

A day tour to Connemara is a must, an hour car hire drive northwest of County Galway. This fairytale area offers a profusion of ancient mountain landscapes and is considered to be one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The best ways to explore the picturesque views are through the numerous walking trails. There are many activities for all ages to enjoy such as kayaking, rock-climbing, abseiling, archery, windsurfing, waterskiing and much more.

Take your car rental to the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most popular attractions. The Cliffs reach up to heights of 214 meters and range for 8 kilometres above the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs offer breathtaking scenes of Mother Nature, coastal landscapes and 300 million-year-old rivers. You can also have spectacular views from O’Brien’s stone tower built in 1835 which is used as an observation tower. From here you can see as far as the Aran Islands, the Galway Bay, the Turk mountains and Connemara. The cliffs are home to 29 species of birds including hawks, gulls, ravens and much more./p>

Enjoy the world famous Galway International Oyster Festival and delight your taste buds. This is celebrated in September and continues for four days and nights. There are competitions, Champaign and oyster party, the Oyster Pearl contest, parades, street entertainment and much more.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Galway - Dublin 208 2.5
Galway - Limerick 98 1.25
Galway - Cork 198 2.5

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