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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 10, 2015
How to divide time between Killarney and Doolin  (4 Answers)

Coming with family group of 5 the end of next May coming and going from Dublin with 8 nights in Ireland. Have learned of the Killarney Bikefest happening June 3rd-6th (know about the June 1st holiday also), so am thinking we should go immediately to Killarney or wherever we decide to stay in the area on the day we arrive (May 28th at 10:00am from direct 8 hour flight). Here are my questions:

1) Are there one way train tickets going to Killarney from Dublin? (I know I can't catch the train directly at airport).
2) Are the autos large enough for 5 adults plus luggage quite hard to find for rental? My search seems to have found them for rent from Killarney but not Dublin, which is puzzling.
3) How long will it take to drive from the Dublin airport to Killarney on a Saturday? Is that manageable after a long flight? (FYI we are in our mid-50's, so not used to all nighters anymore, but hope to sleep on the plane).
4). Is it better to stay in Killarney to see Ring of Kerry and Killarney Nat'l Park or stay in Kenmare or further around the ring? And how much would that add to the drive from Dublin? Note we have three 20-something "kids" with us so we want to have a mix of Irish immersion and some fun for them as well on the trip. It is actually a graduation present for two of them, but they love the nature, history, and exploring culture.
5) We have been intrigued by the idea of staying in a castle and it looks like Ballyseede might be not far off the track between the ROK area and Doolin/Corofin. Do you consider this a worthwhile side trip?
6) Assuming we have 6 nights to spend outside of Dublin, how would you advise dividing the time between the area around Killarney NP (we love nature and plan to hike) and the area near Doolin or Corofin to give us time to do the Doolin Cliff walk, tour some of the antiquities and nature in the Burren? This include thoughts about that castle stay I mentioned as one night in the middle.

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions please?

Thanks so much!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2014
Car & driver for a day Dingle to Portmagee  (3 Answers)

We will be staying in Dingle with a group but plan to leave the group for a day trip to Portmagee & Skellig Michael. Would like to hire a local driver & car to take us to Portmagee and then back to Dingle after the Skellig trip. Know anyone who would do this? Thanks, Dan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2014
If you went to Kerry for a day what would you do?  (4 Answers)

I am planning to spend the day in Kerry in the near future. I have never been. Any attractions, points of interest, beauty spots etc that you could recommend. Of the beaten track always a bonus! Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2014
transportation from Farranfore Train station to Kerry Airport  (4 Answers)

Are taxis available at Farranfore Train station. We need to pick-up car rental at Kerry Airport and don't think we can walk with luggage to airport.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 19, 2012
Train from Tralee to Farranfore  (2 Answers)

How much is the train ticket? Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 01, 2010
Need to ID a location.  (5 Answers)

Hi everyone. I'm currently compiling professionally-printed photo albums of my travels. I want to properly ID all of the locations I photographed, but am having trouble with one in particular. It was on the route somewhere between Killorglin and Limerick. I saw some very nice ruins that were surrounded by a little moat or creek. I'd really like to know what they were so I can properly caption my photos.

I will make a photo of it my member picture.

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2010
Parknasilla any good?  (1 Answer)

Hi folks, has anybody stayed at Parknasilla hotel in Kerry recently? I want to give a relative a very very
special treat weekend, and just a bit worried that Parknasilla is a bit shabby in these days of NAMA and zombie hotels.

Nal, Dublin


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2010
House to rent in North Kerry for August 2010  (3 Answers)

I'm looking to rent a house for the month of August in the Ballybunion/Listowel area. I haven't been able to find anywhere that has such late availability so if anyone knows of a place, please please let me know!

Needs to be 2 bed minimum, allows 2 dogs, ideally near to the beach! :)))

Thanks, Jo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2010
Ring of Kerry  (11 Answers)

I have been reading that it is best to leave Killarney to drive the Ring of Kerry before 9:00 AM so as to get ahead of all the tour buses. I would like to stay in Kenmare and my family are not early risers. Would it work to leave Kenmare around 9:00 or 10:00 and be a bit behind than all the buses? Does it take the full day to complete the ring? I know we will be making stops to admire the view and take pictures.
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2010
hill churches in kerry  (2 Answers)

My cousin wants to get married in Kerry at a Catholic church on a hill in the country - any suggestions ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2010
Kerry in August  (7 Answers)

Do you think there is enough in Kerry to entertain us for a month. We are considering doing a home exchange for the whole of August. As well as tourist sites, and walking we are interested in food traditions,local food markets etc. Perhaps even a cookery school for a few days if there is anything like that.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2010
Playing Music  (2 Answers)

I will be visiting Ireland in June, staying in Cromane, and would love the oportunity to join (with guitar) in the playing of traditional music. Are there places that would allow/encourage that kind of participation?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 30, 2009
B&B last minute availability  (1 Answer)

My family is visiting Kerry in late September. We are renting a car and would like to meander around and stay wherever we happen to be in the evening. Are the B&Bs there generally booked solid, or is it possible to find rooms easily? I'm hoping it's like Stratford-upon-Avon, where there are always rooms to be had even in tourist season. I would appreciate any input. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2009
where to stay in kilarney  (4 Answers)

hi folks
can anyone recommend a good mid price hotel or b&b in kilarney. planning a three night stay from the 7th august
thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2008
why is motorhomes not wanted to visit this area?.  (7 Answers)

i believe your council do not want disabled driver in motorhomes in your car parks ,who organised this discrimination?.Please help me with ninformation before I contact the tourist board.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2007
Moving to Co. Kerry -need a job!  (9 Answers)

I am moving to the Dingle area after Christmas and I was hoping to find work maybe on a farm? or at a Pub. Somewhere where I can work and live( and eat)and meet other young people. I just need a bed !! I would like to stay for six months at least! Thanks anyone who has suggestions of where to stay or look!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 01, 2007
muckross house  (1 Answer)

Is Muckross house, gardens and traditionnal farm a nice place to visit? Is it worth the time as there is so much to see in Kerry.
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2007
From Dublin to Dingle  (2 Answers)

In late June my husband and I will be landing in Dublin. We'll rent a car and almost immeditely begin heading to Dingle. We're planning on a 2 day drive. Can someone suggest a scenic stopover that will turn the drive into something special?
Thanks, Canakate


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2007
thinking if a visit in Feb 07  (3 Answers)

Hello. My girlfriend and i are thinking of renting a camprvan and driving from dublin to county kerry for the weekend in early February. Since we have limited time and a desire for a romantic time I was wondering if i could tap all your wisdom about where to go....a nice hotel by a lake would be ideal or a place to park the van and "camp" (sleep in the van) for the night by a lake perhaps...any thoughts?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2007
Ardacluckeen, what is it in Irish?  (1 Answer)

Happy New Year from Tipperary.
A question has popped up on another forum and perhaps you might be able to help. Would you please tell me the Irish version of the townland of Ardacluckeen?
There is a lot of speculation but it will not be closed until we get the Irish version.
I hope you can help.
Regards.
Tom.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2006
Quill's Department Store  (1 Answer)

Several years ago I purchased gifts from Quill's while I was visiting Ireland. I would like to purchase additional items. Is it possible to buy items either over the internet or through a catalog?
Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2006
Help please -- First time to County Kerry  (6 Answers)

I'll be traveling in the County Kerry for the first time this August. I have 8 days to travel and I plan on renting a car. Does anyone have any suggestions for the best things to see and places to stay during my stay? I would like to visit the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry, but I don't have a good feel for how long that will take and the best towns to stay while seeing those areas. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2006
weather in september  (3 Answers)

We are planning a trip mid-september to Kerry.
Trying to miss the summer crowd but fearful we may get foul weather in exchange. Do we pack full rain gear or just warm sweaters.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2006
pity? please?  (1 Answer)

hi, i am a super-poor college student from Canada hoping to explore the Kerry area. I am wondering if anyone would be kind enough to let me pitch my tent on their property somewhere so i dont have to stay in a hotel. i promise i am very trustworthy and respectful. I am studying in England for a semester and i have a free weekend and got a cheap flight over to Sharron on Wednesday, May 17 and i fly out Monday May 22. I'd love a place to stay for a night or two in there so any help would be deeply appreciated, thanks so much and God bless

~Andrew


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2006
KIllarney two days  (2 Answers)

we have two days to spend in Killarney, we'll have a rented car. is it possible to drive into the national park? or should we walk around? and links on the park would be appreciated. thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2005
Where to stay in Kerry: Derrynane or Dingle?  (4 Answers)

We will spend three days in Kerry in mid June and are trying to decide where to stay . We are thinking of either the Derrynane area or Dingle. We have three kids 8, 5, and 3. Also, could we see both the Ring of Kerry and the DIngle Peninsula in a three day period? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2004
kerry to london by rail and ferry  (6 Answers)

Greetings With my name being Kerry (named after the county) and my daughters name being Keri we are planning a trip there next spring. My problem is that I'm having trouble getting information on how to get from Killarney and London. We're flying in but I want to see and travel as the locals do so I would like to do the train/ferry experience. Any guidance would be appreciated. Alkso how long does the trip take Thanks in advance Kerry


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2004
Hight of Mount Knockagarrane  (2 Answers)

Hello, Could anyone tell me the hight of this hill (mountain) - it's located near Lauragh. Or could anyone give me a link to a site where i could find this information. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2004
Kerry Way and Dingle Way  (2 Answers)

Hey, is it possible to travel the Kerry Way and the Dingle Way over two days (each, not together obviously) by busing between certain towns and walking selected areas? If so, does anyone know which towns have reasonable bus or rail service? I'm looking through Bus Eireann information but there are so many options it's just overwhelming. Thanks for any input.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2004
Kenmare or Sneem?  (3 Answers)

Hello! I am visiting County Kerry in August and was wondering where the best place to stay would be. I have been recommended to Kenmare or Sneem. Which would be best? Or is there another place that would be even better than these? Thank you!



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