Apr 27, 2011

3 Click Car Hire - Rent a Car Services in Athlone Ireland

With its rolling emerald green hills and endless expanse of country lanes and charming villages, Ireland offers visitors an amazing variety of beautiful sights and stunning scenery.
From Dublin to Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Waterford and Limerick, every city in Ireland has its own unique flavor.
Renting a car in Ireland gives you a major flexibility and allows you to get to those faraway places, which otherwise you might not be able to see.
We have car hire desks, which are ideally located at Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport, Knock Airport, Kerry Airport, Cork Airport. We also have locations in Dublin City Centre, Dublin North, Limerick City, Kilkenny, Waterford.
3Click Car Hire Athlone offers the lowest cost car hire by comparing offers from over 50 suppliers such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, EasyCar, EuropCar, Hertz, Sixt, National Car and many others.

Our suppliers offer a wide selection of vehicle types like family cars, prestige models, 7 seater, 12 seater, mini buses, vans, luxury models, hatchbacks, compact cars or sports cars.

All you have to do is to choose the car you want and the dates and times when you want it and we’ll give you an instant quote.

Main cities

Dublin - one of Europe’s most thrilling capitals impresses on every level. Vibrant, youthful and energetic; the city pulsates with a compelling mix of cosmopolitan and traditional. This charming town with its history dating back to Viking times bubbles with creativity, culture and craic – The Irish for having a good time.
Galway city is not only one of the prettiest in Ireland, it’s also one of the most social. With a laid-back boho vibe, and an utterly unique atmosphere, this urban beauty in the west of Ireland wins out with its combination of wonderful pubs, fabulous scenery, excellent festivals and fabulous seafood restaurants.
Limerick is Ireland’s third largest city. Limerick is famous for its atmospheric medieval quarter, the wonderful King John’s Castle and the Limerick Museum, as well as the excellent Hunt Museum, home to Ireland’s largest private collection of art and antiquities.
Cork City is over 800 years old and is an artistic city home to the Cork Opera House and numerous galleries and theatres.
Kilkenny City is Ireland's most authentic medieval town; Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and the Black Abbey have being residing here since the thirteenth century. Remarkably these ancient structures rest seamlessly with hip bars, chic restaurants and fashionable boutiques.

Main Airports

Dublin Airport (DUB) is 10km (6 miles) north of the city (journey time - 40 minutes). Facilities: Duty-free shop, car hire, bank, bureau de change, bars, restaurants, tourist information center and chemist.

Shannon Airport (SNN) is 24km (15 miles) north of Limerick City (journey time – 25 minutes). Facilities: Outgoing duty-free shop, bank, bureau de change, bar, restaurant and tourist information center.

Cork Airport (ORK) is 8km (5 miles) southwest of the city. Facilities: Outgoing duty-free shop, car hire, bar and restaurant.

Knock International Airport (NOC) is 11km (7 miles) north of Claremorris (County Mayo) and receives scheduled international flights from the UK only. At other times of the year, chartered flights operate between Knock and a number of European destinations, such as Salzburg, Majorca, Crete and Lisbon. Facilities: Duty-free shop, bar, restaurant and car hire.

Useful Tips

Passports and Visas
EU nationals do not require a visa to travel to Ireland, however a valid passport or national identity card is required. Non-EU passport holders may need to apply for a visa to come to Ireland, however, some may not. For a comprehensive list of visa categories and requirements, visitors should log on to the Irish National Immigration Service (INNIS), or the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Most road signs in Ireland are in Irish and English. In a few Irish-speaking (Gaeltacht) areas, they’re in Irish only.

Speed limits are 50kph (30mph) in towns and cities, 80kph (50mph) on local roads (this is displayed on white signs) and 100kph (60mph) on national roads (this is displayed on green signs). Seat belts should be worn at all times. Children under 4 must have appropriate child restraints.

Car Hire Requirements
Age requirements vary from a minimum of 21 to a maximum of 70 years. A full license from the driver’s home country is required, and the driver will normally be required to have had at least two years’ experience. It is advisable to book hire cars in advance, especially in the peak season, and a child seat should be ordered in advance also.

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