Ireland is basically a rural country and sparsely populated, so getting to many places makes renting a car essential. There is no main network of highways similar to the U.S. or other major European countries available for transportation around Ireland. Any extended automobile journey should provide the visitor with many sightseeing opportunities. Although most people choose to drive themselves, there are many different sizes of coaches available for small and large groups who want to relax and let someone else do the driving.
Driver/guides in Ireland are very professional and experienced. A good driver/guide has a way of understanding what a group is like within just a few minutes. They’ll lead you to great restaurants, nightlife and sightseeing that you might not have found on your own.
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Rental cars are easy to obtain but are generally smaller than most American rental cars. It is necessary to carry with you a valid driver’s license and a credit card (used only as a guarantee) as the rental car company will require both at the time of rental. The renter must be over the age of 21 and a young-driver surcharge applies for drivers between 21 and 25 years of age. For renters over the age of 70, a driving test may be given to assure the company of the person's driving ability. However, most rental car companies reserve the right to refuse to rent when they believe the client can not handle Ireland road rules and conditions.