Cork is the sort of destination where it will be entirely natural to assume that because Cork is a relatively small city and because it is surrounded by so much open countryside, then a hire car would be all but essential. The author briefly visited Cork in 2007, and did just that, picking up a […]


Ireland‘s capital is also the most popular arrivals point for people wanting to travel around the whole of Ireland. Naturally, anyone visiting Dublin on a short weekend break is unlikely to want to bother getting a hire car, but what about for longer stays? Value — of all the countries we surveyed, car hire in […]


Shannon airport has always been a bit of a geographical anomaly; a facility that has historically been in existence largely because of its strategic position as one of the last major refuelling stops before (or first after) the transatlantic crossing, putting it in a similar situation to an airport like Gander on the other side […]


The huge runway at Knock airport was built to handle an influx of long haul visitors to the nearby Shrine of Knock, and although the expected numbers never quite materialised, the airport remains as an important gateway to north-west Ireland. If you are just here to visit the shrine, or to embark on a local […]