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Touring by Car

suggested itineraries

Take the Road Less Travelled: Follow our recommended tours across the country, where the views will be spectacular and the "craic will by mighty"!!

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Driving In ireland

Everything you need to know

Irish roads are safer than they have ever been. To help maintain this record standard of road safety our visitors are advised to take some time to study the rules of the road

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Welcome to the website for
The Car Rental Council of Ireland

The Car Rental Council of Ireland is the representative trade organisation for the car rental industry in Ireland. The Council is a constituent member of the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation It is recognised by Irelands official agencies Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland Ltd and contributes to the development of national tourism policies. Membership of the Council is open to companies operating a year round car rental business with a minimum fleet size of thirty vehicles and is subject to acceptance of and compliance with the Councils constitution and code of practice.

Member companies of the Car Rental Council of Ireland are committed to providing a high quality customer service and to responding to complaints in a courteous and efficient manner. The objective of the Council is to promote policies that ensure customers of member companies have a positive experience when renting a vehicle in Ireland. Member companies are committed to providing vehicles that are in a safe and roadworthy condition and as a minimum are maintained in accordance with manufacturers servicing requirements. To avoid misunderstandings, it is always wise to check your rental agreement which provides vehicle details, what you have agreed to pay and the duration of your rental. You may find it helpful to review the information sections on our website.

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Republic of Ireland Members

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Contact Us


E-Mail: info@carrentalcouncil.ie

Rent Direct from a Car Rental Council Member

There are many organisations offering car rental services but avoid confusion and for your own protection make your reservation directly with an approved car rental company. The Car Rental Council does not offer a reservation service on this website. However you are welcome to click on any of the member company links to access company websites where you will find contact details and reservation facilities. Click for Guidelines on renting a car in Ireland >>