Savour a pint of Guinness and a shepherd's pie in the delightful city of Cork, Ireland's second largest city. This waterfront city boasts the second largest natural harbour in the world and is consistently adding new restaurants, venues and community activities, to the thrill of locals and tourists alike. Named the European Capital of Culture in 2005, Cork is also famous for being the last seaport of the Titanic before it sank in 1912. While in Cork, stop by St. Fin Barre's Cathedral or take a course at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, promising ingredients fresh from the farmland that covers much of this lush country. Stroll through the English Market and be sure to check out the National Monument on Grand Parade, paying tribute to the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848 and 1867.
There are attractions just outside the city as well. Bend over backwards to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, just 15 minutes outside the city, or tour one of Ireland's stunning castles, including the Desmond Castle which served as a prison for captured American sailors during the American War of Independence. For a day trip, travel to the coast of Baltimore, about an hour and a half south-west of Cork. If you'd like to explore another part of the country, Ireland is extremely easy to drive around. Head to the urban centres of Limerick and Dublin, the stunning town of Waterford, or enjoy one of Ireland's many quaint towns speckled throughout its incredibly lush countryside.
Our car hire suppliers in Cork include Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz and Avis.
Our car hire suppliers are conveniently located at the Cork Airport, as well as a number of locations in and around the city centre. Enter your information in the search form to find the best location and price for your holiday in Cork.
Some suppliers allow rental cars to be driven in Ireland and Northern Ireland without restrictions. Some cars are permitted to travel to the United Kingdom for an additional fee, though you will need to confirm at the time of booking that the car is permitted to be transported on ferries. Both international and domestic one-way rentals are on a request basis with the suppliers and include minimum duration conditions.
Parking is generally available and often free or inexpensive around Cork. Street parking, as well as private car parks, are located throughout the city centre.
There are a number of toll roads, bridges and tunnels connecting the larger towns and cities in Ireland. If you are driving from Dublin, you will drive on the M8 - which has toll sections - to arrive in Cork by the fastest route. Generally, you will pay at the barrier to the toll zone. The toll charges vary anywhere from €2 to €10, depending on the time of day, the type of vehicle and the particular road, bridge or tunnel used.
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