In Cork you will have a choice between several car rental categories. According to your need and budget pick the correct model, deals start usually 9 euros / day.
Cork is the second largest city in Ireland after Dublin. The history of Cork as an urban centre goes back to around the year 920, a time when the Vikings founded a trading centre in the area. Despite the constant attacks by English and Viking forces, the city grew and developed to become one of the most important towns in Ireland. It got international recognition in 2011 when the Queen of England visited their famous trade centre: The English Market.
Many historic sites and centres in the area depict the trade and commercial activities that were carried out around the city. For administration purposed, Cork is divided into eight districts: Ballincollig-Carrigaline, Blarney-Macroom, Cobh-Glanmire, East Cork, Bandon-Kinsale, Fermoy, Kanturk-Mallow, and West Cork.
There are many places you should visit in Cork City. One of the important historical centres in the city is St. Fin Barre's Cathedral. This cathedral is positioned on a site that has been used for worship since the 7th century. It was built in the 19th century and still has an active congregation. Some elements of the medieval building have been maintained. For example, it has the original Dean's Gate and the carved heads.
Another key attraction in this place is Cork City Gaol, a museum which used to serve as a prison. The prison was opened early in the 19th century and was meant to house anyone who broke the law inside the boundaries of the city. Brian Dillon, the famous Fenian movement leader, was remanded in this prison before attending his trial. The first woman to be elected to the British parliament, Constance Markievicz, was also imprisoned in the Cork City Gaol in the early 20th century. At the time, the Cork City Gaol had been turned into an exclusively women's prison.
Before booking a car in Ireland, we recommend revising the current driving laws in the country. Here you will already find some useful information.
We recommend double check the following information on Ireland's government websites. If you see any changes to make, please let us know and we will update our database for other drivers!
In Ireland drivers must drive on the left side of the road
Town : 30-60km/h
Carriageway : 80-100km/h
Motorway : 120km/h
Blood Alcohol Level : 0.05%
In Ireland drivers are not allowed to drive if they overpass 0.05 grams of alcohol per 100ml of blood
Driver under 17 are not allowed to drive car.
Additional drivers can be added to your rental, an extra charge might be applied by the car rental agency.
25 to 99 years. Young drivers age: 21 to 24 years might be charge extra per day.
Bare in mind that in many car rental agencies, if your driving's licence is not in the Roman alphabet (i.e. if it is in Arabic, Greek, Cyrillic or Chinese) you are required to bring an International Driving Permit and your domestic licence. For driving licenses from countries not part of the international driving license treaty, an official translation of the license must be presented with the original license.
The most common fuel policy is Full to Full. Basically, your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and you will have to return it with full tank.
To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.
On your pick up, you may be required to leave a fuel deposit reserved or charged on your credit card, this will be released or refunded when you return the car full. Missing fuel will be charged on your return. The price per litre charged by the rental agent may be significantly higher than the price at the local service station. A refuelling charge may also be applicable. Fuel charges are payable at the rental desk unless otherwise stated in the top section of rate details.
Most of the time, the mileage policy will be unlimited. Meanwhile, some car rental agencies impose a mileage restriction per day. Please make sure to double check this policy before booking a car
For most rental, those basic insurance will be offered for free. You could take a complete damage cover package during your booking or when you will collect the rental.
The supplier might require a deposit amount at pick-up. It is a guarantee held on the credit card in the event of damage or theft of the vehicle. It will be automatically released if there is no damage or theft during the rental period.