289. Killarney, Ireland

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Why

Killarney 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 - Kerry Way

Killarney, Ireland – Kerry Way

 

Killarney, Ireland - Main Street

Killarney, Ireland – Main Street

Where

Killarney, Ireland is northwest of Cork and south of the town of Tralee.

How To Get Here

By Train

Train service in Ireland is provided by Irish Rail. You can take trains from various cities around the country.

Killarney, Ireland - Killarney Train Station with Rainbow

Killarney, Ireland – Killarney Train Station with Rainbow

By Plane

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).

Kenmare, Ireland - Kerry Airport (KIR)

Kenmare, Ireland – Kerry Airport (KIR)

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).

Killarney, Ireland - Cork Airport (ORK)

Killarney, Ireland – Cork Airport (ORK)

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).

 

Killarney, Ireland - Dublin Airport (DUB)

Killarney, Ireland – Dublin Airport (DUB)

By Bus

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.

By Car

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.

Killarney, Ireland - Dromhall Hotel

Killarney, Ireland – Dromhall Hotel

Killarney, Ireland - Holiday Inn

Killarney, Ireland – Holiday Inn

I stayed at the Holiday Inn, Muckross Park Hotel and on a previous visit the Malton at the train station.

Killarney, Ireland - Muckross Park Hotel

Killarney, Ireland – Muckross Park Hotel

Killarney, Ireland - The Malton Hotel

Killarney, Ireland – The Malton Hotel

 

Killarney, Ireland - Killarney Plaza Hotel and St. Mary's Church

Killarney, Ireland – Killarney Plaza Hotel and St. Mary’s Church

Killarney, Ireland - Killarney Towers Hotel

Killarney, Ireland – Killarney Towers Hotel

==>> 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!

Killarney, Ireland - Murphy's Ice cream Killarney

Killarney, Ireland – Murphy’s Ice cream Killarney

Killarney, Ireland - Killarney Ice Cream Shop

Killarney, Ireland – Killarney Ice Cream Shop

If you like craft beer, check out the Killarney Brewing Company just about a 10 minutes walk out of town.

Killarney, Ireland - Killarney Brewing Company

Killarney, Ireland – Killarney Brewing Company

==>> 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.

Killarney, Ireland - Signage

Killarney, Ireland – Signage

Killarney, Ireland - Jaunting car Sign

Killarney, Ireland – Jaunting car Sign

Killarney, Ireland - Jaunting car

Killarney, Ireland – Jaunting car

Here are some other places to explore and things to do:

  • Hike the tallest peak in Ireland
  • The Franciscan Friary

    Killarney, Ireland - Franciscan Friary

    Killarney, Ireland – Franciscan Friary

  • Market Cross
  • St. Mary’s Church of England

    Killarney, Ireland - St. Mary's Church of England

    Killarney, Ireland – St. Mary’s Church of England

  • The Old Milk Market

    Killarney, Ireland - The Old Milk Market

    Killarney, Ireland – The Old Milk Market

  • Ghost Tour
  • Killarney National Park

    Killarney, Ireland - Muchross Park Lake

    Killarney, Ireland – Muchross Park Lake

  • Killarney House & Gardens

    Killarney, Ireland - Killarney House & Gardens

    Killarney, Ireland – Killarney House & Gardens

Killarney, Ireland - Flesk River

Killarney, Ireland – Flesk River

Killarney, Ireland - Birds saying hello

Killarney, Ireland – Birds saying hello

==>> 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.

 

Additional Information

Language Spoken: English with a lovely Irish accent and Irish Gaelic (Irish)

Currency: Euros (EUR)

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Killarney, Ireland - St. Mary's Church

Killarney, Ireland – St. Mary’s Church

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