To drive a car in Ireland, you will need a current, valid drivers license which you have held for at least two years. In addition you will need your Passport for Identification. Travellers from overseas will need a license issued in their country of residence along with an English translation (where appropriate). Age Requirements
The minimum age limit to hire is 23 years and the maximum is 75 years. Other age restrictions may apply to some luxury and special vehicles. Minimum age restrictions may be reduced where renters provide their own fully comprehensive insurance cover, by prior arrangement only!
Car Insurance in Ireland
Car Insurance in Ireland is Compulsory and all drivers need to have a minimum of Third Party Liability Insurance to drive a vehicle here. This covers you for any damage to other vehicles and persons.
In addition to minimum statutory required insurance, the rates quoted on this site also include Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection to ensure complete "Peace of Mind" while renting a car from us.
Collision Damage Waiver: (CDW) - covers against damage to rental vehicle.
Theft Protection: (TP) - covers against losses arising out of theft / attempted theft The following additional cover options may be purchased at the time of rental, please check details and charges with your rental agent.
Personal Accident Insurance: (PAI) - provides extensive benefits in case of injury / death.
Excess Waiver: (EXW) - The standard CDW and TP excess is reduced to zero thus eliminating any financial responsibility in the event of loss or damage to the rental vehicle.
Accidents & Emergencies
Drive Safely and take care on the junctions and you should have no problems. In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident you can contact the emergency services by dialing 999 from any public telephone.
Ireland is a great place to visit and the best way to make the most of our beautiful scenary is to travel by car. Drive carefully and have a geat time!
Also take a look at our article on Importing Cars into Ireland