Car Hire in Knock
After taking mass at Apparition Church and wandering around the Folk Museum, rent a car in Knock and discover some of Ireland's most beautiful sights. Car hire in Knock is essential if you're planning a getaway to County Mayo, and a great way to spend the weekend if you live in the town and fancy getting out and about.
Where to Hire a Car in Knock
Looking for the cheapest car hire deals in Knock? Head to the airport. The majority of rental agencies offer car hire from Knock Airport. Europcar, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty all have offices on-site. Unfortunately there aren't any car hire companies currently situated in the Knock itself, so you'll need to hop on a bus or in a taxi to pick up your car.
Tips for Driving in Knock
Knock is a small town in the heart of the Irish countryside. The roads in and around the town are well-maintained and a pleasure to drive on. There are no eToll roads near Knock to worry about, but you'll need to pay if you hop on the N6 to the south near Galway. Knock is a small town, so driving around and finding parking spaces is fairly easy.
5 Easy Day Trips from Knock
Best for pilgrims: Croagh Patrick No visit to the Lourdes of Ireland is complete without a barefoot trek up Croagh Patrick (if you want to wear hiking boots, we won't tell). The view is fantastic, and the mountain itself is just 63km (an hour and 20 minutes) from Knock town.
Best for nature lovers: Cliffs of Moher The two hours and 20 minutes it takes to drive to Clare's famous cliffs doesn't feel like a slog. Gorgeous rolling hills, spectacular seaside views and historic villages make this a road trip worth savouring. Once you arrive you'll be treated to the incredible sight of the Atlantic breaking against the towering cliffs. This is what car hire from Knock is all about.
Best for families: Westport House It takes just under an hour to drive to this fab pirate-themed adventure park in Westport. There are rides such as log flumes and swinging boats for older kids, and a soft play for mini adventurers too. On sunny days hop in a swan pedalo, or take a train ride around the park. Leave time to visit the spooky dungeons of the house, too.
Best for foodies: Calvey's of Achill The one hour and 35 minute drive to Achill is well worth it just to pop into one of the best seafood restaurants in Ireland, Calvey's of Achill. Order up the seafood platter of Keembay lobster, Keel Island crab claws, Clew Bay oysters and steamed local mussels or go for a rack of their mountain lamb.
Best for surfers: Mullaghmore Some of Ireland's best surfing can be found just 95km (one hour and 20 minutes) from Knock. Mullaghmore, on the Wild Atlantic Way, is famous for its huge 20 to 30 feet waves. Not for the faint hearted.