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Rathgar Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Angela O’Connell wrote a book called The Servants' Church: History of the Church of the Three Patrons in the Parish of Rathgar.
  • Rathgar is considered part of Dublin south east.
  • Rathgar is believed to have sheltered the convicted war criminal Andrija Artukovic.
  • Rathgar still retains a charming small town feel.
  • It has plenty of traditonal shops like a butcher and baker.
  • Dublin is the capital and unsurprisingly the largest city in Ireland followed by Cork and Limerick respectively.

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Rathgar is famous for being the birthplace of James Joyce and also of Bram Stoker who wrote the novel Dracula. Renting a car in Rathgar allows you to see this suburb of Dublin and of course the rest of the city and all it has to offer. It is only a three kilometre journey into the city centre which takes no time at all as long as you avoid the rush hours. There is also good public transport if you prefer to operate on a park and ride basis.

harp bridge in dublin

The word Rathgar translates in Irish to Rough Ringfort, but it is actually one of the most pleasant places to live in Dublin and there are good schools and health care among other amenities in this pleasant neighbourhood. The High School Dublin and St Lukes Hospital are two of the most prestigious facilities there of that nature. People like to live there because of the attractive old Dublin architecture which includes terraced houses from the Georgian and Victorian ages. In fact Rathgar has actually been designated as a conservation zone for architecture.

The neighbourhood also hosts some of the region's best restaurants including Mulligan's which serves traditional Irish food.

rathgar period houses attached to a church

Hiring a car in Rathgar allows you to see these sights and many more and get to wherever you are going quickly and in comfort. Rathgar has the nice feeling of a small community and there are many good pubs and restaurants there too. Of course Ireland is very religious and you will also find many churches there.

Latest Update from Rathgar:

30/04/12 - If you're a more mature traveller you may want to check out www.rathgartravel.ie which offers activities and tours with the older traveller in mind; great if you can't get around as quick as some of the spring chickens!

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Rathgar is most famous as the birthplace of the Irish novelist James Joyce. Every year we supply many hire cars in Rathgar to tourists who want to find out more about the enigmatic author of Ulysses. The author of Dracula, Bram Stoker also lived in Rathgar, so this was a real artist quarter with a quintessentially Irish atmosphere.

Architecturally, Rathgar is a very intriguing part of Dublin with a number of interesting buildings. They include the Georgian house in Kenilworth Square which was used as the setting for the novel Tara Road. Book your low cost car today.

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