The mountain road veers down past wild rock formations rising from the sea, then inland, as a magical light sweeps the intense green of the fields and the blue of a shimmering lake, picking out a row of whitewashed cottages beneath the endless azure sky. Incredibly, theres no other car in sight. Where else in Europe would you find roads so free of traffic through such spectacular scenery? Unwind on a driving holiday, Irish-style.
The map shows the location of the various classic and sports car hire companies in Ireland. Click on the appropriate coloured dot and the company details will replace these paragraphs. Clicking on more info.. will take you through to the full page on the company.
If you are looking for a specific car and aren't too worried about the part of the country, just click on Marques and then select the appropriate Marque and then Model from those shown. You will be presented with a list of all available cars with details of their Location and the hire Company.
In 2005, Ireland was ranked the best place to live in the world, according to a "quality of life" assessment by Economist magazine. The country's combination of increasing wealth and traditional values gives it the conditions most likely to make its people happy, the survey found. These conditions include health, freedom, unemployment, family life, climate, political stability and security, gender equality and family and community life. The Economist said: "Ireland wins because it successfully combines the most desirable elements of the new, such as low unemployment and political liberties, with the preservation of certain cosy elements of the old, such as stable family and community life."
When you are planning your days itinerary, make sure you leave adequate time to reach your destination. Outside of motorways and dual carriageways, you should estimate on covering an average 30 miles/50 kilometres an hour on other roads. The pace of the traffic matches the pace of life in Ireland. The best way to tour the Emerald Isle is slowly and what better to travel slowly than in a classic car of your choice.