###Car Hire in Dublin This information is correct as of June 2015.
###Where to hire a car in Dublin Rent-a-car companies abound in Dublin, Ireland because of the various tourist destinations in the city. Some of the major rent-a-car companies here are Hertz, Europcar, and CarHire.ie which have branch-es/locations near major airports and attractions in Dublin. Aside from these companies, visitors can also opt to hire the services of other rent-a-car business operating in the city like Alamo, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Sixt, Avis, Thrifty, Celtic Car Rental, and Budget. If you are coming from other parts of the city oth-er than the airport, don’t worry as these companies have pick-up and drop-off points at Dublin North, Dublin City Centre, Dublin Boulevard, and Sawmill Road. Cars offered for rentals in Dublin can either be manual or automatic and also has a specified capacity of passengers, bags, and suitcases. Customers are given the choice to decide whether they need a small, mini or compact car, or SUVs and even vans.
###What to expect when hiring a car from Dublin Roads at the city centre of Dublin are usually filled with all kinds of vehicles during the critical hours in the morning and at night when people would head to work or go back home from their workplaces. Drivers are advised to avoid these roads especially during rush hours. Take note of the strict one-way system imposed on major roads in the city especially those leading to the centre of Dublin. The routes could get really confusing so be careful in using these one-way roads. Public transportation vehicles have designated lanes in the city separate from private cars and bicycles. If driving is hard, parking is doubly harder in the city because most parking slots are taken every day. Make sure to research first a nearby parking area to the destination which you will go to. To reach the city centre easily, people can opt to take alternate directions like the “Inner Orbital Route” and the “Outer Orbital Routes.”
###Getting to your destination
Trinity College Library
This is the largest library in Ireland which has the rights to receive material published in the country for free. This is said to be the only library in the entire United Kingdom to be entitled such right. If you want to be awed with the great collections of books and other materials, visit this repository of books during your stay in Dublin.
The Trinity College Library can be accessed from the Dublin Airport via M50 for just 30 minutes. Located near the city centre, the library can be reached within 8-10 minutes via R138 or via R802.
A prison in the past, the Kilmainham Gaol is now a memorable museum in the country which is being maintained by the Office of Public Works under the Government of Ireland.
It is a 34-minutes ride from the airport if you will be taking the M50 and Chapelizod Bypass/R148. From the central Dublin, you can reach this site via R148, via R804, or via R108.
The structure used to be the home of leaders in Ireland until 1922. Now, it is utilised as venues for state receptions and presidential inaugurations. There are areas in the castle which are open to visitors like the restaurants, state apartments, and a craft shop.
Take Swords Rd/R132 and N1 from the airport to reach Dublin Castle. The castle located right in the city centre of Dublin. To get here, make a 6-9-minute drive via Parnell St, via O’Connell Street Upper, or via R108.