Car Hire Ireland

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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The Emerald Isle: Car Hire Ireland

Car hire Ireland is ideal for exploring the basically rural country. The roads are good, so visiting the most out-of-the-way villages is not a problem. Drive on the left! The weather is wet which, of course, makes for a stunningly green countryside! Finding the perfect time to visit is problematic: warm weather in July and August also means large crowds and higher costs for everything.

Winter might be best, but the rains are almost continuous. Since every nook that calls itself a village undoubtedly has a pub, you can always avoid the rain while journeying in your auto rental international and join the locals for a pint. Irish folk music played on fiddles, tin whistles, goatskin drums and pipes seems to be everpresent in the pubs, which obviously are manifestations of the famous Irish sociability and friendliness.

Culture and Rock

U2 might be Ireland's most famous current export, but the country also has other well-known musicians and groups, hardly surprising in a people who love their drink and their music! Elvis Costello, Sinead O'Connor, Van Morrison, Enya, and The Cranberries are some of the more prominent musicians. Literature would hardly be the same without the influence of Irish writers.

Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, and W.B. Yeats are just a few of the internationally-studied authors who are Irish. James Joyce is considered by many to be the most important writer of the last century, and many visitors to Dublin in their car hire Ireland retrace the steps of Bloom in the novel, Ulysses. Trips to Northern Ireland in international car rentals should be reviewed in light of the latest events in the struggles of this section of Ireland.

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