Dublin Airport Car Rental
Dublin International Airport is the only airport that serves the city and, as you can imagine, is the busiest one for passenger traffic on the entire island. A curiosity: the passenger traffic of the airport, that is about 10 km from the city centre, is mainly international.
The idea to build an airport took shape during the second half of the 1930s of last century, when Aer Lingus, which is still the main Irish airline, began to work in a military airport south from Dublin; only later, the civil authorities decided to build a civil airport, that became reality in 1939.
The first flight took off in January 1940, from Dublin to Liverpool. But the true development of the airport started after the Second World War. Nowadays, this airport is the reference point for Aer Lingus and Ryanair, and many connections are granted, among which there are those to London and various American cities.
Dublin: points of interest
Once landed in Dublin International Airport and picked your rental car up, booked on RentalUp before departure, you can soon start to discover the places of major interest of the city.
Taking advantage of the car rental at Dublin Airport, you can soon get to Grafton Street: here you will find the statue of Molly Malone, to which the inhabitants of Dublin are very attached. This statue represents a young woman dead at an early age, who inspired one of the most famous and popular Irish songs.
Later, you can go to Merriom Square, one of the areas where you can breathe the true essence of Dublin, famous for its very fine gardens, the buildings in a Georgian architectonic style and the typical entrance doors in bright colours.
In this square you can also visit the house of childhood of Oscar Wilde. In the regard of writers, taking advantage of the car rental service at Dublin Airport, why not to go to see first-hand the statue of James Joyce, who contributed to make this city so famous all over the world with his “Dubliners”? Lastly, among the points of interest, there is also the beautiful colonnade of General Post Office: for those who do not know, this is an indelible memory of the Irish battle for the independence, a page of the history of this country that deserves to be deepen.
Dublin: art and culture
The possibility to take advantage of the car rental at Dublin Airport could be exploited to discover the very famous Trinity College, university of global importance. Besides the Athenaeum, also the famous library deserves to be visited.
The Cathedral of Saint Patrick is absolutely a must-see too: the Gothic architectonic style is really fascinating and, even though it is the reference place for Protestants, it ended to become one of the symbols of Dublin, in addition to something more profane: the bier.
So, you must visit the Guinness Store House: this is the first historic establishment of the famous bier and here you will discover really everything about how it was and is now produced.
Lastly, the tour between art and culture of this splendid city can end with the Castle of Dublin, which is for some people the true symbol of the city, and the Irish National Gallery, where paintings by artists who made the art history at an international level are exhibited.