Getting Here

Drive Yourself

With an expanding motorway network linking the main cities in Ireland, it’s easier drive to the Ring of Cork:

Dublin – 2.5 hours

Limerick – 1.5 hours

Waterford – 1 hour

Irish Car Rentals is a member of the Car Rental Council of Ireland (CCI), renting from a member of the CCI ensures you are using a company committed to providing a high quality car hire service from two locations in Cork; Cork City and Cork Airport.

The Cork city location is in the heart of city, 5 minutes’ walk from the main street. Irish Car Rentals offers car & van rental with a range of vehicles to choose from in an easily accessible location.

Car hire service at Cork Airport is also provided by Irish Car Rentals with a rental desk in the car hire section of the arrival halls. It is located close to the lifts/escalator and the arrivals hall exit doors.

Cork serves an excellent base to explore the Ring of Cork and the southern coastline of the country.

Renters’ information – included;

  • 24 hour breakdown
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Tax and Basic cover
  • Airport surcharge

Credit card accepted

Local Transport Providers:

Mackey Coaches

Gerard Mackey and Cliona Colbert run a very successful passenger transport business.

We primarily work within the East Cork area and are passionate about providing quality, licensed and top of the range vehicles to locals and tourists alike!

From stretch limousines to coaches; we have it covered!

To see the best of East Cork in luxury vehicles with well dressed, informative chauffeurs; call us to book your vehicle!

Contact Us:

(021) 466 8334 , 086-8346756

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Cork Airport

This is the closest Airport to the Ring of Cork. With daily flights from the UK and continental Europe, Cork is your destination.

Dublin Airport

A 2 and a half hour drive from the Ring Of Cork

Shannon Airport

Just a 90 minute Drive from the Ring Of Cork

Kerry Airport

Just a 90 Minute Drive from the Ring Of Cork

Waterford Airport

Just an hour drive from the Ring Of Cork

From France

Brittany Ferries - Ring Of Cork
Irish Ferries - Ring Of Cork

From The UK

Irish Ferries - Ring Of Cork

Irish Rail

Irish Rail provide a network of rail links throughout Ireland. From Cork, you can get the train to Midleton the heart of the Ring Of Cork.