Car Hire in Longford

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Car Rental at Longford

Longford, the county town of County Longford, lies in northern central Ireland. County Longford is a land of rural charm, steeped in history and mythology, and home to an array of legendary and heritage sites. The town itself features the recently restored St Mels Cathedral, as well as many other fine buildings, such as St Mels College, St Johns Church and Longford Court House. To the north of town is Mall Park, a quiet and green oasis for relaxing and walking. Longford also has some great music and entertainment venues, so you won’t be lacking places to go to once the sun goes down. Car hire can be arranged and pre-booked in advance online or through Enterprise’s branch at Athlone, a 50-minute drive from the south via the N55 and N4.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Longford

Enterprise offers a variety of cars for hire in Longford, ideal to suit individuals and couples wanting smaller cars or families that need more room for both passengers and luggage. From Mini and Economy vehicles, such as the Ford Ka and Ford Fiesta, that can easily hold four passengers; to Large Compact and Standard cars, such as the Opel Astra and Opel Insignia, which can accommodate up to five passengers, Enterprise’s range means that everyone can travel in comfort. When even more room is needed, you can choose from mini and full-size MPVs (people carriers), such as the Opel Zafira or Ford Galaxy, which can hold up to seven passengers.

Attractions in Longford

St Mel’s Cathedral is a 19th-century Neoclassical building that has been described as one of finest Roman Catholic churches in Ireland, as well as being Longford’s landmark building. It features beautiful stained glass windows designed by Henry Clarke studios, and sculpture by noted sculptor Imogen Stuart. Other historic buildings worth a visit in town include St Mels College, St Johns Church and Longford Court House. Just out of town is the Backstage Theatre, a state of the art theatre, cinema and leisure complex, while Longford itself is home to many welcoming pubs and restaurants in which to while away the evening hours.

Places to Visit Outside Longford

Out of town attractions include Glen Lough Nature Reserve, Saints Island Priory, beautiful Lough Ree or ‘Lake of the Kings’, and Granard Motte and Bailey – one of the most notable Anglo-Norman forts in Ireland.

Driving through the region with a Longford rental car is one of the highlights of any trip and makes exploration a real pleasure. There are many scenic tourist trails throughout this low-lying region, connecting different towns and attractions. The inland lakes and waterways of County Longford, such as the Royal Canal, Lough Ree, Lough Gowna and the River Shannon, offer great opportunities for both energetic and relaxing water-based activities, such as canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, water tubing, cruising, boating and angling.

Airport Car Hire

Many visitors to Longford fly into Dublin Airport and this is a convenient place to pick up a hire car in Longford. The journey to Longford takes from one and a half to two hours along the M4 and N4. Dublin Airport is an international airport serving over 180 destinations, primarily with Aer Lingus and Ryanair, both of which are headquartered here. Dublin Airport has two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Enterprise has a kiosk in the Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall, where your pre-booked Longford rental car can be picked up, or staff can assist new customers. Terminal 1 is easily accessed from Terminal 2 by following the Car Rental signs.

Parking and Traffic Information in Longford

On-street pay and display parking are available at various locations in the centre of Longford, for example at New Street and Main Street. They allow easy access to shops and facilities in the centre of town. Generally, these are short stay spaces for up to two hours and for longer stays you may need to park further away from the centre.

Cheap Car Hire

Enterprise in Longford offers great prices across its large fleet of vehicles, whether you need a 3-door economy car, roomy SUV or 9-passenger people carrier. Book online in advance for the best deals on cheap car rental, or visit our knowledgeable staff in branch for friendly, personal service.

Enterprise offers a wide range of new vans from our city and neighbourhood branches. Explore the full fleet of passenger vans and larger commercial vehicles online or visit us in branch where our staff can help you find your perfect vehicle. Visit our van hire page to find out more.

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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