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Car & Van Rental at Sligo
Sligo is located in the Border Region and home to the Ben Bulben Mountains, an iconic landscape in Ireland. The county Sligo carries a rich historical significance with some studies suggesting that it was one of the earliest human settlements in Ireland. Nobel laureate William B. Yeats is from Sligo, and several heritage centres and museums are dedicated to his works. From the Ben Bulben to the Sligo coastline to the sprawling lands, this county has reason to be a top tourist destination. By hiring a car in Sligo, you can immerse yourself in the breath-taking views and enjoy the scenic routes this location has to offer. Enterprise has a car rental facility in Sligo for your convenience, ensuring you can prepare an adventurous escape into the wild.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Sligo
Car hire facilities in Sligo have something to offer every kind of visitor. Enterprise has more than six car variants, including SUVs, commercial vans and people carriers.
If you would prefer a car, then the Enterprise options include mini, economy, compact, standard and intermediate. For a solo tour, a mini offers a spacious interior and fuel economy, but a coupe is also a superb option. If the weather is up for it, consider a convertible to be able to take in more of a view when driving through the area. Alternatively, you could get a people carrier for your Sligo car hire. People carriers can accommodate a sizable group of passengers and still have room to throw in your suitcases. An SUV is another option if you prefer to be sitting a bit higher up or will be taking the mountain roads.
Attractions in Sligo
The Sligo countryside, particularly with the Ben Bulben in the background, is an awe-inspiring environment. Drive to the mountains for scenic tours and wild experiences. Knocknarea, a large hill, is another attraction you can check out, as well as Sligo Abbey, which contains carvings from the Gothic and Renaissance eras. The Abbey has been standing since medieval times, and its structure is proof of this area’s fascinating history. A holiday in Sligo must include a trip to at least one beach, and the options available include Streedagh, Strandhill, Enniscrone, Mullaghmore and Culleenamore Beach. Take a tour of the Sligo County Museum and educate yourself more on the region. Of course, a tribute to the legendary William B. Yeats is a great way to make your Sligo trip complete, and you can do that by visiting his statue, which is found on Stephen Street in the town. Read some of Yeats’ famous words on the bronze sculpture.
Places to Visit Outside Sligo
Hiring a car the freedom to explore the wider region. Mayo is one of the neighbouring counties that you can add to your list of places to see. It is enriched with history, such as the 16th-century pirating exploits of Grace O’Malley or the monastic settlements that are worth a visit. Clew Bay is a stunning vision that will spice up anyone’s holiday. You can enjoy some of the tributes to St. Patrick, such as Croagh Patrick, or head to the Ballycroy National Park for outdoor adventures like hiking and camping. County Leitrim and County Roscommon offer just as exciting sightseeing opportunities outside of Sligo.
Airport Car Hire
Just outside Sligo Town is Sligo Airport, though the area is also well serviced by Ireland’s major airports such as Dublin, Shannon and Ireland West. From these airports, you can hire one of our cars and head to Sligo with ease.
Parking and Traffic Information in Sligo
Parking rates in the town are at a premium and drivers need special discs to park. The parking discs are purchasable at local shops. The parking spaces in Sligo are adequate with several large car parks offering security. Street parking is limited, though, so keep this in mind. The county has access to national primary and secondary roads, meaning that motorists can get to various parts without a lot of trouble.
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 Sligo 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 Sligo 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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