289. Killarney, Ireland
Why Killarney, Ireland?
Killarney, Ireland is an area in Ireland that is naturally beautiful. Pretty much like many parts of Ireland. The color you see the most is green; this is due to the high amounts of rainfall. The region has a lot to see, but try to focus on Killarney itself when you go as it deserves to be explored.
Killarney, Ireland is northwest of Cork and south of the town of Tralee.
How To Get Here
Train service in Ireland is provided by Irish Rail. You can take trains from various cities around the country.
The closest airport to Killarney, Ireland is the Kerry Airport (KIR).
The following airlines has service to Kerry Airport (KIR):
Aer Lingus (EI) and Ryanair (FR).
Alternatively, you may fly into Cork ORK), Dublin (DUB) or Shannon (SNN) and take the bus or train combinations to Killarney.
The following airlines has service to Cork, Ireland (ORK):
Aer Lingus (EI), D8, Flybe. (BE), Iberia Airlines (IB), Ryanair (FR), Swiss Airlines (LX), Volotea (V7) and Wow Air (WW).
The following airlines has service to Shannon Airport (SNN):
Aer Lingus (EI), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Delta Air Lines (DL), Helvetic Airways (2L), Kuwait Airways (KU), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Ryanair (FR) and United Airlines (UA).
The following airlines has service to Dublin Airport (DUB), the home of Aer Lingus (EI):
Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), Air Moldova (9U), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), CityJet (WX), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Delta Air Lines (DL), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Eurowings (EW), Finnair (AY), Flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Iberia Airlines (IB), Icelandair (FI), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Loganair (LM), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), S7 Airlines (S7), SAS (SK), Swiss Airlines (LX), Transavia (HV), Transavia France (TO), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY), WestJet (WS) and Wow Air (WW).
The Bus Eireann, Dublin Coach and Eireagle will all take you into Killarney. Very reliable and comfortable. Free wi-fi is available as well. The journey time is about four hours from Dublin. But the beautiful countryside awaits you.
If you are already in Ireland or Europe, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. The ferries to Ireland do take cars so no worries there.
By Shared Ride
You can try a service like Carpool Ireland.
Where To Stay
This town is B&B Central and really accommodations central. Walking down the main street its littered with places to stay as you exit the main drag of the city. There’s even a Holiday Inn and Best Western here for those wanting to earn points for their stays. You will have no issues finding a place to stay in any star category.
I stayed at the Holiday Inn, Muckross Park Hotel and on a previous visit the Malton at the train station.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There are lots of places to eat and have a pint of Guinness around the city. The locals are very friendly so strike up a conversation when you go out. As a matter of fact, they may start up a conversation before you do :-).
There are many different types of food to eat here. And there’s a Murphy’s Ice Cream store right on main street. Don’t miss it!
If you like craft beer, check out the Killarney Brewing Company just about a 10 minutes walk out of town.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
You can walk the city or take a horse drawn carriage locally called a jaunting car. This mode of transportation dates back for some time in Ireland.
Here are some other places to explore and things to do:
- Hike the tallest peak in Ireland
- The Franciscan Friary
- Market Cross
- St. Mary’s Church of England
- The Old Milk Market
- Ghost Tour
- Killarney National Park
- Killarney House & Gardens
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
==>> Here is some additional information from Lonely Planet.
Language Spoken: English with a lovely Irish accent and Irish Gaelic (Irish)
Currency: Euros (EUR)
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