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Frequently asked questions
If your trip to Kilkea is all sorted out but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.If you want to see more, Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow Golf Club and Carlow Town Park are top picks with visitors and within a short drive of the downtown area.
If you find yourself with a little spare time and you don’t mind traveling 16 miles, check out Ballon. This place boasts plenty of things to keep you engaged. Among the first stops you make here should be Mount Wolseley Golf Club, St. Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church and Bunclody Golf Club. Don’t miss Portlaoise either! Just 19 miles away, The Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise Golf Club and O’Moore Park are must-sees here.
Here for work-related reasons? You’ll be glad to hear that Ballintubbert Gardens has some great hotels and cafés nearby. It’s situated 8 miles from Kilkea.
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Research is the key to bagging the best rental deals in town, so be sure to look into both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets before you book your ride
You can sometimes save a few dollars if your plans are flexible. Play with different days and dates and find out what savings you can score
See if you can keep your pickup and drop-off times as similar as possible. If you bring back your rental car at a later time than you picked it up, you might be charged an extra day unnecessarily
Some companies reward you for paying upfront — keep an eye out for these money-saving deals
It’s best to make a reservation as soon as your dates are locked in. The early bird gets the worm!
Rent some wheels and see Kilkea at your own pace. Want to venture out into some nature? Go with an SUV. This vehicle is ideal for those after outdoor adventures. Just want to get from A to B and traveling with minimal luggage? If you aren’t planning on doing a lot of driving, a fuel-efficient mini is a great option.
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s a great range of luxury rental vehicles in Kilkea. What you go for is largely dependent on how much you want to spend and what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles are all about mod cons and comfort. If you want to indulge yourself, why not grab a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a flashy mid-sized vehicle? Otherwise, if you’re just after something to get you around town at the cheapest price possible, stick with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that’s unlikely to break the bank).
When driving in a new destination, you should have a good understanding of the local traffic laws. Here’s what you need to know to get behind the wheel in Kilkea with confidence:
In Kilkea, you’ll be driving on the left-hand side of the road. That means the driver’s seat is on the right side. If you’ve rented a ride with a manual transmission, get ready to be shifting gears with your left hand.
It’s relatively easy to find somewhere to park in Kilkea, although it can be difficult to secure a spot in the busier streets. Booking a hotel that provides guests with on-site parking is always a smart idea.
Speed limits vary in and around Kilkea, but typically range from 50km/h to 120km/h. Most residential areas have a maximum speed of 50km/h unless indicated otherwise.
More often than not, your rental company will bill the amount fined to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can send a fine directly to you.
Like many places, standard cell phone usage is not allowed while driving in Kilkea. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just make sure you maintain focus on the road.
In Kilkea, it’s against the law to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.05%. If you’re going to have a few drinks with lunch or dinner, you’d be wise to leave the rental car at your hotel.
No, it’s not. In Kilkea, red means stop, with no exceptions. When approaching traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Seat belts should always be worn in County Kildare. That being said, these rules may differ for certain vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.