My family and I will be traveling to Ireland in July. We fly into Dublin and spend our first three days there. Rather than renting a car in Dublin, I thought we could take the train to the west to save time and then rent a car over there. It looks like the train would take us to Killarney. It seems like the closest car rental would be at Shannon airport. So, should I just plan on taking a cab to the airport from the train station to pick up the car ,or is there a better option?
I believe there are at least 2 car rental agencies in Killarney. I googled Killarney car rental and found Budget and Enterprise. Word of warning, when I researched renting in Killarney a couple of years ago I found that the offices were closed on Sundays. Also note that Shannon Airport is not that close to Killarney. So I think a cab would be pretty expensive. You might also look into taking the train to Cork and renting from there.