Cork Airport is situated a short drive south of Cork City centre, making car hire from Cork Airport a popular option. Once you arrive in the city, youll realise why Cork has become one of the tourist capitals of Western Europe. The impressive University College Cork and St Fin Barres Cathedral lend the city a grand old stately heritage, and new developments like Cork Opera House maintain the citys status as a cultural capital. The city has many different aspects, so hiring a car from Cork Airport allows you the full scope of this wonderful Irish county. Head for Shandon and the renowned St Annes Church, or head east for the delightful coastline where youll find regular ferry trips to Spike Island.