Car and Van hire in Kildare
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Car & Van Rental at Kildare
A wealthy county famous for sheep farming and horse breeding, County Kildare is the perfect destination for exploring the East Coast and Midlands of Ireland. This scenic area offers a rich blend of culture, nature and history. Its location south-west of Dublin also positions the county as a gateway to Ireland’s historic capital city. Our car hire service is provided at our branch at the Newall Retail Park in Naas, close to the M7 motorway.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Kildare
From minis to people carriers, our County Kildare hire car fleet boasts a wide selection of vehicles for any holiday. Our cars range from compact options to larger saloons and estate cars. We also supply people carriers, with seating for up to nine people. This type of vehicle is the ideal solution if you are travelling with a larger group, whether with friends or family. For enhanced power and additional space, we have comfortable SUVs. Our modern fleet includes options from top car manufacturers, including Ford, Vauxhall, Skoda, Toyota and others. We also supply premium vehicles from top luxury carmakers, such as Mercedes and Porsche. Whichever vehicle you choose, you will travel in comfort and style wherever your holiday will take you in Kildare and beyond.
Attractions in Kildare
Top attractions in County Kildare include Donadea Forest Park. Situated in the county’s northwest, the 640-acre park includes a castle, church, lake, walled stream and much more. Other interesting sites include the Georgian-style Burtown House in Athy, the Palladian-style Castletown House in Celbridge, the Clonfert Pet Farm and Mynooth Castle in Maynooth, and Leixlip Castle. With one of our cars, you will be able to see and experience everything this beautiful region has to offer.
The county is Ireland’s horse breeding capital, so it is not surprising that you can experience the thrills of horse racing here. The Curragh Racecourse on the Curragh plain near Newbridge is Ireland’s most important track for thoroughbred racing. Naas is home to the Naas Race Course and is close to the Punchestown Race Course. Naas is also a good spot to explore the Grand Canal. Boat trips along the Grand Canal make it possible to travel between Dublin in the east and the River Shannon to the west.
Places to Visit Outside Kildare
With a hire car, Kildare is only a short drive from Dublin, Ireland’s capital and largest city. Dublin is about an hour’s drive from most villages and towns in the county. Known for its nightlife and tourist attractions, the capital is a must-see destination for any visitor to Ireland. Popular attractions in the city include the Dublin Castle, Chester Beatty Library, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Zoo, the Guinness Storehouse and the Dublin Writers Museum. The Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship Museum, Kilmainham Gaol, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Museum of Ireland and the General Post Office are also worth visiting. Renting a car for your trip also makes it easier to visit other destinations, including the Brun na Boinne tombs at Meath, the scenic landscapes of Wicklow and Westmeath, the medieval capital of Kilkenny and the Georgian architecture and cobbled streets of villages in Laois.
Airport Car Hire
We provide car rental services at Dublin Airport, which serves County Kildare. Picking up a car at the airport ensures you start your Ireland adventure minutes after arriving as you do not have to worry about waiting for a taxi or arranging an airport transfer to Kildare. Instead, you can pick up one of our comfortable vehicles at the airport without any hassle. To get to our desk, follow the Car Rental signs from the arrivals hall of Terminal 1 or 2.
Parking and Traffic Information in Kildare
In addition to private car parks, the Kildare County Council operates parking facilities in several towns. Pay parking is available in Athy, Clebridge, Kildare, Leixlip, Maynooth, Naas and Newbridge. Traffic is generally not a problem in Irish towns outside of Dublin, including in County Kildare. Many secondary roads are narrow and winding, so care is needed when driving. This is especially true in rural areas. Driving on rural routes may take longer than expected, especially if you find yourself driving behind a tractor or sharing the road with cows or sheep. At the same time, these roads often provide scenic drives when exploring the county and further afield.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
With rental branches across the county, Enterprise offers cheap car hire from convenient, accessible locations. Our large fleet of new vehicles includes great value economy and compact cars, sporty SUVs and spacious people carriers. Whether you need a vehicle for a single day or longer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the perfect car to suit your needs. Book online from our Kildare branch to guarantee your choice of vehicle at the best possible price.
Moving house or just moving furniture? Enterprise has you covered with a range of vans from our Kildare branch. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans, book online from our van hire page to reserve your perfect vehicle at an unbeatable price.
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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