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Car and Van Rental Wexford
Situated on the east coast of Ireland, Wexford is the county town of County Wexford and lies at the mouth of the River Slaney. It has a population of around 20,000 inhabitants and is well-known all over the country as a centre of culture. Indeed, the town has a fascinating history, having first been founded by Viking visitors who settled in the ninth century. Its quay used to be a major port in Ireland up until the 1960s before it fell into decline. However, the bustling atmosphere at the quayside has returned thanks to a substantial redevelopment programme. The town is a centre of sporting activities, particularly Gaelic games, but also football, rugby and golf.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Wexford
Enterprise has a modern fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles. All of the major vehicle classes are catered for, with Enterprise facilities to be found in the north of the town, just off the R741 at the Ardcavan Business Park. For low-cost car rental, Wexford has a range of Class A Minis, like Ford Kas, as well as Class B, or economy, vehicles. For those seeking something larger to drive in Wexford, Mini MPVs, like an Opel Zafira, or fully-sized MPVs, such as a Ford Galaxy, can also be hired. Along with standard saloons, which are often favoured by business visitors, there is a range of commercial vehicles that can be rented, too. Because the town is a favoured tourist destination for families, options also include a number of large compact vehicles which offer the right balance between roominess and economy.
Attractions in Wexford
Wexford is the host town of an internationally renowned Festival of Opera. Held every October, it is one of the busiest times of the year for tourists. Since the music festival began in 1951, it has gone on to gain a widely-held reputation for high-quality performances, often given by leading figures from the world of opera. A large fireworks display is held annually to coincide with the festival. At other times of the year, classical music performances can be found at the National Opera House. Other forms of music, as well as theatrical shows and dance events are put on at Wexford's well-run arts centre, which is located on the Corn Market opposite the town's library. Wexford has a number of great hostelries to discover, too. Many have live session music and serve good food. Try Greenacres Restaurant for some modern Irish bistro-style dishes or the Thomas Moore Tavern for a relaxed pub atmosphere which also serves food. If you are feeling active, then a trip to Wexford Swimming Pool and Gym may be in order. You don't need to be a member and can pay as you go. Alternatively, why not book a session with Wexford's Sub Aqua Club which has been in existence since the 1970s?
Places to Visit Outside Wexford
About 25 miles to the west of the town is one of County Wexford's most visited tourist sites. Known as the Kennedy Homestead, it is the birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather. A much sought-after site for American and British visitors alike, the homestead tells the story of this famous Irish-American dynasty. The visitor experience takes place on a farm that has changed little over the years. There are a guided tour, an audio-visual display and an extensive photographic exhibition. In the south of the county, Loftus Hall is certainly worth a visit. About a 40-minute drive from Wexford, this old mansion is said to be the most haunted place in Ireland. Located on the Hook Peninsula, it has almost seven centuries of history. Now unoccupied by living residents, spooky tours can be arranged. A shorter drive from the town, the nature reserve and beach called the Raven is north of Wexford's attractive harbour. It is home to a number of rare plant species as well as being a joy for bird watching.
Airport Car Hire
The main international airport in the area is Dublin, which has an on-site Enterprise branch, allowing you to pick up a car and head off without hassle as soon as you leave departures.
Parking and Traffic Information in Wexford
A good many of the public car parks in Wexford are run on a pay-and-display basis, although some have a Pay Station system whereby you need to make a transaction before you are able to exit. In most cases, these parking facilities are charged at an hourly rate. On-street parking in central parts of Wexford is also provided but you will need to purchase a ticket. These are dispensed from parking machines at the relevant locations. The supermarket on Distillery Road is free to use for up to three hours and this car park is only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers hassle-free, affordable car hire, with a large choice of vehicles on fleet and in stock. Enterprise guarantees cheap rates on car hire from all our Wexford branch. Our range of modern economy cars are comfortable and reliable, but also fuel efficient, which keeps running costs low. Book online today and explore Wexford and its surrounding areas at a price which suits any budget.
Whether you’re moving to a different city or just simply picking up some flat pack furniture, Enterprise Rent-A-Car's extensive range of new, reliable vans at our Wexford branch will get you and your goods on the road and to your destination in safety and comfort. Choose from our large fleet of commercial and passenger vans online today.
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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