we are staying at bewley's ballsbridge with my family for a few days after arrival. there are 7 of us - our 3 kids under 12, my husband and i and his parents. we will be going to athlone (for a wedding) and planning on renting a car to get there and explore cork afterwards. where in dublin can we rent a car, and any tips on getting a minivan/van? insurance?
when we return to the area a week later, it will be the night before we depart dublin. we are open to returning the car in another area close by away from the hustle of the city since it's just one night (malahide looks quaint). any rec's on how to do this? i read a few reviews that said return the night before and taxi it into the airport (flight is 11am).