Car and Van Hire in Leitrim

Welcome to the Enterprise Leitrim 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 Leitrim

County Leitrim is the smallest in the province of Connacht in terms of both population and size. The north-west of the county is characterised by hills and mountains while the south-east is relatively flat, thus resulting in wildly contrasting landscapes. The different water sources in Leitrim give picturesque sceneries that will make your holiday memorable in many ways. You can try fish angling in the lakes, head to the mountains for hikes and camping, or tour the various towns for some history lessons. Whatever your passions, Leitrim is one place where you will find ways to indulge them or discover new ones. Even though Leitrim has the shortest coast of any county in Ireland, you will find more than enough to occupy your time. Make your trips around the region easy with a hired car. Enterprise Rent-a-Car has convenient locations in the county for all clients, whether you are a tourist on holiday or a local who needs wheels.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Leitrim

Depending upon the nature of your trip, there is a wide array of vehicles you can choose from to navigate your way around the area. Maybe you wish to spend several days on the Southern Waters Trail before proceeding to other parts of the county? With car rental, the trail promises an enjoyable 385km drive and is best undertaken with one of Enterprise’s SUVs. A trip such as this one involves passing through rural roads that are off the beaten track, and that means using a vehicle with the right build like a 4x4.

If you are planning a trip as a group, consider a people carrier. This larger sized vehicle will easily offer space for your luggage and larger parties, as our people carriers in Leitrim come in seven- and nine-passenger variants. Commercial vans are available as well for customers who need the extra storage room. Car rental is not restricted to personal use since businesses can also hire vehicles for the transportation of goods for distribution purposes. Commercial vans are also suited for when moving house. If you are a bit more adventurous, you can go for a convertible or coupe to drive around the lush countryside of Leitrim.

Attractions in Leitrim

Leitrim is not short of exciting sight-seeing locations where you can learn more about the county or take in the fascinating landscapes that sprawl acres upon acres. Once you got your hands on the car keys, head to Glencar Lough and marvel at the Glencar Waterfall in all its splendour. Lough Gill is stunning even from afar, but a boat tour is the best way to capitalise on the serene surroundings. If cycling is your thing, then Leitrim has incredible trails for all level of cyclists. You can also choose to go horse riding in the gorgeous countryside.

For some first-rate hiking experiences, the Sliabh and Iarainn Mountains, on the eastern shore of Lough Allen, are the best places to do this. Get to the top and witness the wonder that is the Leitrim landscape below. The Lough Allen drive will take you to Drumshanbo, Ballinaglera, Dowra, Drumkeerin and back to Drumshanbo. Then there is the St. George’s Heritage Centre, telling the different stories of county Leitrim and educating on the old Gaelic traditions. Visit Parke’s Castle for a vision of early Plantation architecture and then head to the ruins of Creevelea Friary. Go to one of Europe’s smallest chapels, Costello Memorial, that has been standing since 1877.

Places to Visit Outside Leitrim

To the north of Leitrim you will find the county of Donegal, where the coastline offers pristine beaches and breath-taking cliff top views. Consider going to the cliffs in Slieve League, which are the second tallest in Ireland, or visit Glengesh Pass near Ardara for some fresh country air and outdoor activities. Drive to the Donegal Castle for enriching historical lessons and a glimpse of the magnificent architecture. The Glenveagh Castle, Grianan of Aileach, Mount Errigal Towers and Kinnagoe Bay are a few other places of interest to add to your tour plan.

Airport Car Hire

Dublin International Airport gives tourists and locals access to the county of Leitrim and the other regions surrounding it. Your holiday can start from the airport when you get a car hire in Leitrim immediately after landing.

Parking and Traffic Information in Leitrim

The N15 that runs through Sligo to Leitrim to Donegal is one of the national roads that make it possible to get in and out of the county unhindered, and the N16 and N4 both make it easy to get to Sligo and Dublin. You can count on more than enough parking spaces in Leitrim, regardless of your size of vehicle.

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 Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire 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


  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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