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Short term car hire in Dublin and Cork, Ireland.

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1. Posted by AKeane (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

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Hi all,

Not sure if this is the right place.

I'm an Aussie just landed in Ireland for a 6 months, and was wondering about car rental and the like. I won't need a car every day so I'm not looking bo buy one but will probably need to rent some for a half day on occasion. Does anybody know if there are car hire companies that rent out cars/small vans by the hour? We have them back home, but I haven't come across any yet here. All the usual suspects I've rang want me to take the car for the day yada yada yada, when all I'll usually need it for is at most 3-4 hours each time.

I suppose if I'm nice enough I might be able to blag one of a mate for the afternoon, but ideally I'd like to know I can get my hands on a motor whenever I need one.

Anyway, thanks in advance.

Regards
AK

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 6y

In Germany we have a system called car sharing. It usually works like this: you become a member in a car sharing club. The club owns several cars, from very small to van-size. When you need a car you ring the club and then you can pick up the car. You pay a membership fee plus some fees for actual use, those are based upon mileage and car.

A quick google search brings up http://www.gocar.ie - they seem to operate on a similar system.

3. Posted by AKeane (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Hi T_Maia,

Thanks for that! That looks like the kind of thing I'm after, although they don't seem to be doing Dublin yet, only Cork.

Still, it's half the battle won, as we're going to be spending some time based in the South.

Again, thanks for your help.

Regards,
AK

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