If you intend to tour The Emerald Isle by hiring a car at Enterprise, don’t just stick to the coast roads. You’ll be missing so much of this lush green island if you do. For example, the County of Offaly sits in the heart of Ireland between the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the east the famous River Shannon to the west.
At first glance it may appear that County Offaly’s only claim to fame is the 2% of its landmass which is made up of bogs, including the famous Bog of Allen. Or perhaps the fact that in 2011 the then American President Barack Obama visited the tiny village of Moneygall in Offaly, reputed to be his ancestral home.
With a little digging, however, you’ll find Offaly offers so much more to those passing through the county, and even more to those who tend to stop a while. You could do far worse than decide to spend a day or three, enjoying the activities and sights this county has to offer.
Once settled into your Offaly guest house, hotel, or self-catering accommodation, collect your car rental, and prepare to explore. From fishing to golf, to skydiving and canoeing, there are outdoor activities for all tastes. Visit old distilleries, and even older castles. Enjoy watching local craft makers, and visit the Lough Boora Parklands.
Enterprise has branches at Athlone, County Westmeath, and Portlaoise, County Laoise, as well as most points of entry to both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.