Car Hire in Clare

Welcome to the Enterprise Clare car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers

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Car Rental at Clare

County Clare is an exciting destination for active holidaymakers. The area is defined by several bodies of water, offering spectacular views and magnificent scenery. To the west of County Clare is the Atlantic Ocean while Galway Bay borders it to the north. County Clare is also home to the longest river in Ireland, namely the River Shannon to the south-east, as well as offering great access to the Shannon Estuary to the south, while Lough Derg is to the north-east. This fantastic geography promises a long meandering coastline that will make any summer holiday memorable.

The topography of County Clare offers its own attractions, from beautiful gardens to natural landmarks that will fill your trips with wonder. Delve into the different histories of the various towns and villages of County Clare as you drive through the region. Make use of a hire car to ensure you have complete flexibility to visit anywhere you wish. Enterprise Rent-a-Car has an office in the county, as well as the neighbouring areas of Limerick and Galway.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Clare

So, you've arranged all details for your holiday in County Clare but are not sure which rental vehicle will best meet your needs? At Enterprise, we offer different classes of vehicles, giving every customer the chance to find the most suitable one. Two groups may have the same holiday destination, but the rental requirements may vary significantly. For example, a couple who intend to travel together for some backpacking or camping for 14 days could be well served by a mini or compact. A family who is planning to do the same thing with three kids in tow will not only need a vehicle that accommodates everyone travelling, but must also have sufficient storage for all their belongings. If a smaller child is part of the group, then necessary considerations include space for a car seat and stroller. A large compact would, in such circumstances, be a more favourable selection .

Attractions in Clare

The Cliffs of Moher are the most famed attractions here, and for very good reason, as their magical vistas and natural grandeur are hard to ignore. Go to the clifftop and enjoy the picture-perfect views of the waters below, or take your hired car and travel the Loop Head scenic drive, which starts from Kilkee and continues along the coastlines and proceeds to Loop Head Lighthouse. Along the way, you can stop for some interesting sights such as the Moneen Church, Bridges of Ross and even the hills of Connemara. Ennis Friary is made up of various structures from the 13th Century, epitomising Christ's Passion through different objects and carvings. Learn a bit of history at the Clare Archeology Centre and the Clare Museum, then head to Dromore Wood for a noise-free walk along the river and catch a glimpse of the O’Brien Castle from the 17th century. The Knappogue Castle and Walled Garden, Shannon Dolphins and Wildlife Centre, East Clare Heritage Centre and Dolin Cave are other places of interest.

Places to Visit Outside Clare

Hiring a car for your time in Clare ensures you can expand your horizons and explore some of the surrounding regions. County Galway is where some of Ireland’s largest lakes are found and Lough Corrib, Lough Mask and Lough Derg have particularly interesting scenery. The Connemara National Park is another attraction to include in your itinerary as it offers a broad selection of wildlife to see. Connemara itself is a vision of beauty and splendour as it is lined with meadowlands, woodlands, lakes, rivers, hills and mountains. Kylemore Abbey is the ideal environment for a quiet getaway with its serene nature trails, a gorgeous walled garden and rich woodlands. County Limerick and County Tipperary are other places of interest to visit.

Airport Car Hire

Shannon Airport serves travellers coming in and out of County Clare, and Enterprise has a branch there. You can arrange for a car hire in advance so that you can drive directly from the airport, eradicating the stress which comes with finding public transport.

Parking and Traffic Information in Clare

Two national primary roads provide transportation for motorists in Clare, with the N18 linking Limerick to Galway, and the N29 passing through Shannon. Across the coast, you will find several national secondary roads such as the N67, N68, and N85, which provide access to places like Ballyvaughan, Ennistymon and Kilkee. The pay-and-display parking scheme is used in some parts of County Clare, including Ennis, Lahinch, Kilkee, Kilrush, Sixmilebridge and Doolin Pier Car Park. Ask about any other systems that are in effect when picking up your car rental.

Cheap Car Hire

Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers hassle-free, affordable car hire, with a large choice of vehicles on fleet and in stock. Enterprise guarantees cheap rates on car hire from all our Clare branch. Our range of modern economy cars are comfortable and reliable, but also fuel efficient, which keeps running costs low. Book online today and explore Clare and its surrounding areas at a price which suits any budget.

Whether you’re moving to a different city or just simply picking up some flat pack furniture, Enterprise Rent-A-Car's extensive range of new, reliable vans at our Clare branch will get you and your goods on the road and to your destination in safety and comfort. Choose from our large fleet of commercial and passenger vans online today.

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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