Dooley Car Rentals New TravelBuddy App Launches to Help Visitors Make the Most of Their Trip to Ireland

A brand new app for travellers heading to Ireland launches this week, packed full of useful information, tips and assistance- all on demand and available via iPhone and Android.

TravelBuddy is a location based service that curates the very best of the beautiful Emerald Isle and has been painstakingly developed by Dooley Car Rentals, the largest independent car rental company in Ireland and winner of 17 of 22 customer experience categories in the last Dublin Airport (DAA) Red C Poll.

With more than 50 years experience helping holidaymakers and business travellers navigate Ireland’s beautiful towns, cities and unspoilt countryside, the family-owned business knows a thing or two about what to see, what to pack, where to eat and what not to be missed.  

TravelBuddy has the user experience at its core and has been designed to be an ultra useful travel companion. The app’s help functionality is exceptional and makes it easy for the user to perform critical actions with a list-format and touch and swipe interface. Options include Emergency help options in the unlucky event of an accident, following a breakdown, getting directions when lost, finding a petrol station when running low on fuel, request assistance after being robbed and be guided to the local police station or embassy.

The app makes road tripping and city hopping easy, convenient and stress free with a series of other ultra useful tools for out of towners, all available in the palm of the hand. From the welcome screen, users can use TravelBuddy to access all of the essentials they may need in an unfamiliar location – simply tap a button to find the nearest petrol station, hospital or bank – or assist with trip planning on the fly for the ultimate in open road spontaneity.

There’re also options for searching and browsing hotels, bars, restaurants and local attractions as well as a handy tool to check the weather forecast. Drivers can use the app to pay tolls, find special offers, click a button to get their exact location or find their closest Dooley’s car rental depot, check in, check out and get instructions for returning a car rental vehicle. For those looking for help getting from A to B, a route planning feature can be used to discover the most scenic drive or simply plan the fastest course.

Pat Dooley - CEO Dooley Car Rentals said, “We are very proud of our new TravelBuddy app. We set out to create a useful tool that combined our local knowledge with the very latest technology. We knew that it needed to be customer focused and for us, that meant pooling our expertise and consolidating useful tools such as accident reporting, medical assistance and fuel finding with the things we all need when planning a trip or enjoying a holiday. Couple this with smartphone access to car rental bookings and we’re confident our customers will leave with everything they need to enjoy their stay, in the palm of their hand.”

To download the app for iPhone or Android visit  

Or download it on the App Store (IoS) or on Google Play (Android)


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About Dooley Car Rentals

Dooley Car Rentals have been trading for more than 50 years. It is the largest independent car rental company in Ireland with more than 19 rental locations in Ireland and Northern Ireland.