Around Dublin there are numerous exciting destinations easily reached by car. The highlights include the burial grounds of Newgrange, which are over 5,000 years old and built with remarkable precision.
Once a year, the sun shines through a small shaft and illuminates a burial chamber precisely at the winter solstice. The Newgrange passage tomb has been recognised as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1993.
From the car rental office in Dublin you can drive to Newgrange on the road to Slane in about half an hour. Guided tours are offered by the local tourist centre. If you hire a car, you can explore the surrounding countryside of Dublin at your leisure.
Dublin car tours: romantic fishing village of Howth
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the lively city of Dublin for a while and enjoy the countryside of Ireland, a trip to the small fishing village of Howth is recommended. The short drive in a hire car from TUI Cars takes you to the Howth Peninsula north of Dublin to marvel at breath-taking views of the Irish Sea and its craggy coastline. In Howth numerous restaurants offer a wide variety of fish dishes. The gourmet restaurant Aqua is famous for its specialities prepared by top cooks from locally caught fresh fish. From the pier you can go for walks around the peninsula or go on boat excursions. In your hire car picked up in Dublin you can also drive to the nearby Malahide Castle.
A small trip in Dublin by car: the cliffs of Moher
The most famous cliffs of Ireland are located on the west coast between the villages of Doolin and Liscannor.
The rocks fall vertically 200 metres into the sea and form an impressive backdrop. The 8-km-long cliffs can be conquered over various hiking trails. Strategically sited viewing platforms and the old O'Brien's Tower command magnificent views of the cliffs and the Atlantic Ocean.
By car from Dublin you can reach the west coast of Ireland in approximately 3 to 4 hours. Close to the cliffs between Galway and Limerick lie more exciting sights to visit. Enjoy the ride in the summer in a cabriolet or roadster.