Difference between revisions of "Killarney"
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Killarney town itself is probaby the main tourist centre outside of Dublin. There is probably a hotel bed for every inhabitant. However the scenery begins right on its doorstep. You can see Ireland's highest mountains from the town (weather permitting) and walk straight into beautiful parkland from the town streets. The weather needs to be mentioned. Ireland is rainy and Killarney — in the southwest — is one of the wetter parts of of the country. It is located on the Ring of Kerry, a circuit of various towns and villages in Kerry, which showcases some of the finest scenery in Ireland.
There is a small international Airport at Farranfore 10 lm to the north. There are regular flights from London, Frankfurt and Dublin.
Killarney is on the Dublin-Tralee railway. It is about 3 hours from Dublin. The train station is only a few hundred metres from the centre of town.
Killarney is situated approximately two hours from Shannon Airport, one and a half hours drive from Cork Airport and 3 and half hours drive from Dublin Airport. It is possible to rent a car from anyone of these places or to drive directly to Ireland via Ferry from the United Kingdom or Europe.
The bus station is located next to the train station.
Cycling is an ideal way to see the Killarney National Park. There are paved bicycle paths in Muckross, Knockreer and Ross Island.
If you do not have a bicycle, there are several places in Killarney where you can rent them.
Venture out to the countryside.
Visit Muckross House and Estates.
Visit Ross Road and Killarney National Park, which is very near to town — approximately 1 mile.
Take a boat trip on the Lakes of Killarney. Boats leave Ross Castle regularly during the summer.
Killarney always has lots of jobs available in the hospitality industry, especially during the summer months. The free local newspaper The Killarney Advertiser has several pages of job vacancies.
There is a wide variety of the pubs and bar in Killarney.
To visit an authentic Irish pub, visit Jimmy Briens pub.
Killarney is safe. Keep your radar up just as you would in any other urban area, even a little less. In case of trouble call the local police (known as the 'Garda') 064-31222.