This weekend is a bank holiday in Ireland which means plenty of people will be looking to get out and see some of the country. The weather forecast looks good (well at least better than usual) so there just might be some sunshine.
Recent reports have suggested that car ownership rates have dropped significantly in Ireland since the current recession began. A car can be an expensive item to keep with insurance and break down costs that can occur with older vehicles.
Rates are cheaper than ever this year in many locations depending on fleet sizes. Hiring a car at Dublin, Shannon, Cork or any other Irish locations is a cheap option of getting about and seeing some of the country this weekend. It will most likely work out cheaper than public transportation and will leave the schedule entirely in your own hands.
So will it be Cork and a kiss of the Blarney Stone? Or Shannon with a visit to the Cliffs of Moher or Bunratty Castle? Perhaps you will travel to Dublin and take in lots of historical sights during the day and enjoy the bank holiday atmosphere at night? Or maybe head up north to visit the legendary Giants Causeway? There is certainly no shortage of choice.