Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

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Car & Van Rental at Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Hiring a car or van in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is easy and convenient with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. With a wide range of vehicles, and exceptional customer service, our Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown staff will ensure that your trip get's off to a great start.

Our Vehicles For Hire in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Offering such diverse possibilities, trips to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown will never be the same. If you're travelling as a family, renting a small car for your trip allows you to conveniently explore the area at your own pace. Small cars have the advantage of navigating through narrow streets with ease, and they also make parking simple, though they should not be considered if you hope to traverse the smaller, country roads in adverse weather conditions. In these cases, a four-wheel drive is much more suitable for tackling the mountain roads. For those travelling as a group of adventurers, together with their hefty climbing and surfing equipment, a people carrier ensures transportation is simple. For anyone relocating to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, we offer a number of commercial vans, too.

Attractions in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

This county is great for exploration and adventure, as well as more relaxing, family-based activities. The National Maritime Museum offers detailed accounts of maritime history in Ireland. Check out artefacts, exhibitions and even an art gallery for extensive heritage lessons. Half a mile from Dun Laoghaire, you will find Monkstown, which used to be the grounds for Monkstown Castle. Go to Sandyford and be amazed by the splendour of Fernhill Gardens, which contain over forty acres of azaleas, trees, shrubs and woodland.

For a taste of some local delicacies, such as gourmet cheese, the weekend markets in Blackrock are the perfect places to indulge those taste buds. Besides food, you can find antiques and crafts from the region, too. With a hired car, you can even drive to the heritage town of Dalkey, where the medieval era is epitomised in a majority of the buildings and narrow streets. The tower of James Joyce is not only a unique structure, but also houses a museum complete with letters and memorabilia of the famed poet.

Places to Visit Outside Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

County Wicklow is one of DLR’s neighbours and makes an ideal destination when exploring the wider region. It is not called the Garden of Ireland for nothing - it is characterised by beautiful landscapes everywhere you turn. Wren’s Wood Garden, Mount Usher Gardens, The National Botanical Gardens and June Blakes Gardens are just a few of the examples that give Wicklow its fascinating aesthetic appeal. The waymarked long-distance trail of Wicklow Way is the oldest in Ireland. Book a car and take the Bluewalk Tour to experience Arklow Tidy Town in all its glory.

Airport Car Hire

From Dublin International Airport, only 12 miles from the county, you can arrange for a car hire and drive anywhere. Save time by booking your rental early so that your adventures can start right away.

Parking and Traffic Information in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

The M50 is the motorway to use, as Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is located only 4 miles to its south. Motorists can access Dublin using the motorway and move from there to other neighbouring counties. The several exits on the motorway will lead you to different towns, including Leopardstown, Carrickmines, Loughlinstown and Cherrywood. Then there is the N11 that heads to the city centre. The county utilises the pay-and-display parking system, so be sure to take this into account when leaving your hired car unattended.

Cheap Car Hire

From large people carriers to smaller economy cars, Enterprise Rent-a-Car guarantees cheap rates on car hire from our Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 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.

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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