Dublin City, the capital city of Ireland, is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The historical city has plenty to keep visitors entertained and boasts a rich history reflected in the number of attractions and museums that delve into the city’s past.
Our Europcar office is located just off Pearse Street on the south side of the River Liffey, which divides north and south, within a five minute walk of the city centre. From this location you have the freedom to explore the wide range of attractions in the city and Dublin’s surrounding areas. Dublin City Mark Street boasts a large choice of cars and vans to suit any need you might have.
The architecture in the city tells a visual story of the past dating back to times of British rule. This is readily apparent in the vast amount of Georgian structures which was a product of a Georgian sprawl which occurred in the 16th and 17th century. In recent times Dublin has seen a huge amount of development which can be seen in the newer urban areas found in the city centre where one can marvel at impressive designs such as The Convention Centre located just off the River Liffey.
The city itself has a rich history which dates back over a 1000 years to the Viking era. Following the Norman invasion of the country, Dublin became the centre of British power in the country. One of the most famous and defining events of Dublin’s, and indeed the country’s, past was the 1916 Easter Rising. In April of 1916 republicans took control of several strategic locations and fought with British forces over the course of 6 brutal days. The British force’s superior numbers and artillery won out the fight and many were arrested and leaders executed. This event sparked a new wave of republicans to join the fight and paved the way for the eventual formation of an Irish Free State. Evidence of this struggle can still be seen today on the outer façade of the GPO on O’Connell Street where you’ll find bullet holes that still line the walls.
Notable attractions that are found in the city centre include the Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin. The Guinness Storehouse, which is perched on the banks of the River Liffey, offers fantastic guided tours of their facility which cover the fascinating history of the company and the intricate brewing process that goes into the world famous Irish export. Upon finishing the tour you can visit the Gravity Bar, which towers over Dublin’s skyline offering fantastic views of the entire city, where you can enjoy a pint of Guinness that you can pull yourself. Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland dating back to 1592. This beautiful college is home to one of the world’s most famous and most beautiful books, The Book of Kells. This gloriously illuminated manuscript contains the four gospels and is a must see for history and religious enthusiasts alike.
The world famous Irish pub culture is readily apparent in the city of Dublin. From street to street you’re bound to find a pub, trendy cocktail bar, or nightclub to fit any mood. The Temple Bar area is an ever popular destination for tourists as the cobbled streets are home to a vast array of traditional Irish pubs offering excellent live music every night of the week.
Restaurants can be found throughout the city. A wide range of flavours are on offer as the international food scene is ever growing coupled with a fantastic range of traditional Irish cuisine. In the city you’ll find a restaurant to fit any budget, whether it be Michelin star establishments, mid-range gastro restaurants, or creative budget dining.
Renting a car from Dublin Mark Street gives you the freedom and flexibility to not only explore the city but the surrounding countryside as well. Notable locations include the historic Boyne Valley, which is home to an ancient burial mound older than the Egyptian Pyramids, and Glendalough which is an age old monastic settlement located in the beautiful Wicklow Mountains. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.