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Car & Van Rental at Cavan
An attractive market town, Cavan is handily situated next to the junction serving the N3 and the N55, both major roads. It lies approximately midway between Enniskillen and Dublin, making it the ideal base for exploring both sides of the border. What's more, the county town of Cavan has a thriving music and arts scene. Touring the area's scenic routes is easy as Enterprise is located on the Dublin Road, just to the east of the town. Said to have been founded in the early fourteenth century by the King of Breifne, Cavan has a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes, from top-class hotels to self-catering properties.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Cavan
There are all sorts of vehicles available in Enterprise Rent-a-Car's Cavan branch. In terms of car hire, Cavan rental facilities can provide visitors with anything from class A miniature cars, ideal for couples looking for a run-around, to full-size MPVs like the Ford Galaxy. Cavan is often used as a base for walking holidays, so a people carrier can be a good choice for families or groups looking to tour the area. Additionally, the Enterprise facilities here offer the type of premium vehicles which are perfect for business people who are spending time in the county in order to visit clients. As well as the standard options, there is also a range of commercial vehicles to choose from. Two-seater commercial vans and much larger ones are available – the perfect choice for moving equipment or furniture. Such options are often favoured by the many anglers who visit the town each year in order to transport their fishing equipment to the best locations the county has to offer.
Attractions in Cavan
Cavan is deservedly renowned for being a regular host of the all-Ireland Fleadh, a traditional Irish song and dance festival. Within the town, both the Arts Space at the town hall and Cavan Arts Office, on Farnham Street, are well worth visiting. There are also a number of good restaurants and bars. Cavan has some attractions which are a short drive from the town itself and with a car, the area really does offer that bit more to visitors. A good case in point is the award-winning Cavan County Museum, which is about a twenty-minute drive from the town. Located in Ballyjamesduff, it is set in a wonderful Georgian period building and has a playground for children, a delightful tea room and holds regular events. Closer to home is Con Smith Park which is a great location for families, including an accessible play area as well as an outdoor gym for fitness-focussed adults.
Places to Visit Outside Cavan
As mentioned, Cavan is often chosen as a base for touring holidays. As well as the many great country walks that can be accessed from the town, it is a good starting point for water exploration. Touring the stunning Lough Oughter waterway by canoe is a popular pastime. A fifteen-minute drive north on the N3 brings you to Buttersbridge where you can hire boats, take part in guided canoe tours, or even try your hand at paddle boarding. Heading out on the R179 to Carrickmacross, in the far east of the county, brings visitors to the pleasant Dun Na Ri Forest Park which has four marked trails, picnic benches and some interesting sculptures. In the other direction, the Slieve Russell Hotel offers a world-class spa and wellness centre – the ideal thing for a spot of relaxation after enjoying all of the activities on offer.
Airport Car Hire
Although Cavan has no airport of its own, many business and leisure visitors to the town arrive via one of the nearby hubs. Enniskillen Airport is the closest, followed by Sligo Airport and Ireland West Knock Airport. For air travellers, hiring a car to get to Cavan is a good option. This can be much more convenient and save a great deal of time when compared to other travel options, such as relying on public transport.
Parking and Traffic Information in Cavan
The roads around Cavan and throughout the county are generally in good condition. The main arterial routes are well maintained and any works on them tend to be publicised well in advance. Being a market town, Cavan gets busy on weekends, so it is best to try and avoid driving through the main street on a Saturday afternoon. Other than that, few hold-ups are experienced unless the weather conditions force drivers to slow their pace. Because it is popular with shoppers, there is plenty of parking in the town. Expect to see several pay-and-display car parks in central Cavan, with free on-street parking afforded to visitors on the outskirts of the town. At certain hours, some car parking is free in the town, but visitors should ensure they have parked in a marked bay properly and that they do not exceed the number of free hours they are allowed.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
From large people carriers to smaller economy cars, Enterprise Rent-a-Car guarantees cheap rates on car hire from our Cavan branch. Our economy cars are renowned for being cheap to hire as well as low running costs with great fuel efficiency. Book online in advance for our cheapest prices, alternatively book in branch and get the car that suits your needs.
Moving house? Moving furniture? Enterprise has vans available at our Cavan branches to ensure that you can get a vehicle to suit your needs. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans – give our branches a call or book online to guarantee you a van hire that will suit your needs. Van hire is cheap and easy through Enterprise online or in branch, we promise to provide a vehicle to suit you for as long as you require it.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I be allowed to cross into bordering countries?
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
- Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
- How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
- What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
All drivers must produce all parts of a valid driving licence. Non-EU licence holders are required to have an international driving permit if the licence is not in English. Domestic renters must produce photo id, passport or driving licence. International travellers must produce a passport, proof of return travel and residency information while in Ireland. Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
- Can I hire a car with a debit card?
We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.
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