Car Hire in Meath
Welcome to the Enterprise Meath 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 Meath
County Meath is part of the province of Leinster but historically formed a section of the Kingdom of Mide, hence its nickname as the Royal County. A rich heritage characterises the county, along with an archaeological complex that dates back 5,000 years. The county is a combination of different landscapes with its fertile lands providing wealthy agricultural resources while Tara Mines remains Europe’s largest underground mine for lead-zinc ore. Boyne Valley, Trim, Kells and Tara are the areas that attract curious visitors who want to experience the nature and history of the place. The thriving dormitory towns are contributing to the development of the county, consequently boosting its popularity. Hiring a car is a great way to get around the county, whether for holiday or business.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Meath
If you are going to drive down to Boyne Valley with a group of friends, your chosen car has to be spacious enough, such as a standard class one, but if you are travelling alone, a mini or compact class car will suffice. Enterprise rental categories include cars, SUVs, people carriers and commercial vans. SUVs are ideal for heading up into mountainous or hilly parts of the region, all the while offering a great level of comfort.
People carriers are excellent picks when your travel adventures involve six or more persons. A people carrier allows you to seat occupants comfortably, in addition to hauling a sizeable amount of luggage. For those planning school trips and group tours, choose a seven-passenger people carrier or nine-passenger mini bus. The models in our fleet have all been selected for their great performance, comfort, level of safety and fuel efficiency, so you need not worry about a bad experience.
Attractions in Meath
After settling on the right car rental, Meath has a wealth of attractions for you to visit. Newgrange's passage tomb is one of Ireland's most ancient sites, with neighbouring Knowth and Dowth featuring other historic burial sites. The 5000-year old Brú Na Bóinne at Newgrange earned a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage list and the design of the tomb is such that during the yearly Winter Solstice, the sun illuminates the passage when it rises.
Trim Castle is another must-see when in Meath as its magnificent structure epitomises the English rule, not to mention it is the largest Anglo-Norman Castle in Ireland. The burial sites at Loughcrew Cairns are also hard to pass up when driving around the county. You can easily make your way to the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre and get a few history lessons.
Places to Visit Outside Meath
Once you get your car in Meath, you can drive beyond the Royal County and into Drogheda, which is only 3 kilometres away. For a family adventure, the Egyptian-themed Funtasia Waterpark is a perfect choice. The St. Peter Roman Catholic Church pays tribute to the martyr, St. Oliver Plunkett, with a display of his shrivelled head, and the Millmount Museum and Tower, Magdalene Tower, Butter Gate and Highlanes Galley are some other places of interest to fill your days with awe.
Airport Car Hire
Dublin Airport is the closest when aiming to get to Meath by air. Enterprise Rent-a-Car has an office at this location and our staff will be happy to assist you. You can drive to or from Dublin Airport via the M3, M2 and R154.
Parking and Traffic Information in Meath
The motorway links in Meath provide access to the whole county, as well as the surrounding areas. The M1, M2, M3 and M4 motorways allow motorists to get to Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Sligo. This County Meath has a fair amount of free parking spaces, and motorists can also pay relatively low fees for private car parks.
Cheap Car Hire
Enterprise in Meath 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 Meath van hire page to find out more.
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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