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Founded during the Reign of Queen Mary in 1557, the ancient town of Portlaoise in the Republic of Ireland has been the focus of much historical upheaval. Today, however, Portlaoise is one of Ireland’s fastest growing towns with a well-connected cultural hub and well-connected roads inviting those who have organised car rental to get out there and explore.

With the construction of the M7 bypass in the 1990s, Portlaoise was given a new burst of life and is now home to quirky festivals, unique places to eat, heritage hotels, scenic countryside and a burgeoning international population.

Hiring a Car in Portlaoise

As Portlaoise stands a major crossroads in the Irish road system, hiring a car may be the best way to get here. This is especially true if you’re flying to Dublin Airport, which is about 60 miles, or an hour’s drive away via the M7. While bus services operate between the major cities of Dublin, Cork and Limerick, if you want the freedom of getting around on your own, then car rental is really the best option.

Great Places to Drive in Portlaoise

Another reason to rent a car when travelling to Portlaoise is to make the most of the stunning landscapes and picturesque countryside. Sunsets from Dunamaise Castle, a hilltop ruin nearby, are truly memorable. With the N80 road providing great access between Portlaoise and the adjacent countryside, renting a car is the easiest way to enjoy a quiet drive through the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains. Europe’s oldest mountain range, the mountains are the perfect way to rejuvenate yourself with the finest of the Irish countryside. So, rent a car today with Expedia.

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