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Car Hire Limerick Mini Guide

Hiring a car in Limerick is an ideal way to get around and also see a bit of what Limerick has to offer.  Here is some helpful information to help you with driving in Limerick:

Road Quality: Roads in Limerick are typically well-maintained, and major routes are in good condition. However, like in many European cities, you may encounter narrower streets and tighter traffic conditions in the city center.

Traffic: Traffic in Limerick can vary depending on the time of day and specific areas. Traffic congestion is more likely during rush hours, especially in the city center.

Parking: Limerick offers both on-street and off-street parking options. Be sure to check parking regulations, fees, and time limits when parking in the city center.

Road Signs: Road signs in Limerick and throughout Ireland follow international standards. Signs are in English, and many signs are also in the Irish language. They are generally clear and easy to understand, providing directions to key destinations, landmarks, and services.

Places to Visit by Car:

Limerick is strategically located in the southwest of Ireland, making it a great starting point for exploring various attractions and scenic destinations by car. Some places to visit by car include:

The Cliffs of Moher: A picturesque drive from Limerick will take you to the stunning Cliffs of Moher on the Atlantic coast, one of Ireland's most iconic natural landmarks.

The Burren: Explore the unique limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its distinctive flora and ancient ruins.

Killarney National Park: Drive to Killarney and visit the beautiful Killarney National Park, where you can explore lakes, mountains, and historic sites.

Adare Village: Adare, known as one of Ireland's prettiest villages, is a short drive from Limerick. Admire its thatched cottages and historic architecture.

Lough Gur: Discover the ancient history of the Lough Gur area, including archaeological sites and a picturesque lake.

King John's Castle: In Limerick city, visit King John's Castle, a well-preserved medieval fortress that offers a glimpse into the city's history.

Folk Park: Explore Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, a short drive from Limerick, where you can step back in time to experience Irish village life.

When driving in Limerick and throughout Ireland, be sure to adhere to local traffic laws, speed limits, and parking regulations. Take your time to enjoy the scenic routes and explore the rich history and natural beauty of the region. We recommend reading our Drive Smart Ireland guide to ensure you know the rules of the road and can drive safely in and around Limerick.

Current Rental Rates in Limerick

Nissan Micra

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.68 EUR/day
Nissan Micra

7 Days rental at 186.79 EUR from 11/12/2023

  2 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 36.42 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 254.99 EUR from 11/12/2023

  2 |
  Manual |

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.53 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 262.74 EUR from 11/12/2023

  3 |
  Manual |

Useful to know about Limerick

  • Limerick is only a quarter of an hour away from Shannon Airport.
  • In 2006 five new hotels opened in Limerick.
  • Limerick is home to the University of Limerick.
  • You can also visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum.
  • Drivers can enjoy the coastal scenery along the N69 to and from Limerick.


Popular car hire destinations in Limerick

Best car rental companies in Limerick

based on 1943 reviews
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No.2: HERTZ,
based on 839 reviews
18 min (average wait time)

Limerick car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar EMEA Corporate
  • € 186.76
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 26.68
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 8
    Most Popular Type:
  • 3
    Most popular model:
    Ford Mondeo
  • 21
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Limerick

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