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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2016
Any suggestions for an hour or 2 while in Killarney area?  (4 Answers)

We are arriving by train into Farranfore mid April around 5 pm to rent a car and drive to Killarney to pick up another couple that will arrive in Killarney by train around 7 pm. I'm not sure we will make it to the park before it closes but I would like to do something to explore this area! If we make it to the park before closing, is an hour enough time to take a short hike in the Killarney National Park? Any suggestions? The only short walk I found so far was the Torc waterfall.
Would we be better off just strolling the streets of Killarney?
Thanks!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 26, 2015
beachgirlfromCT  (4 Answers)

I am 71 years old, am NOT going to drive abroad (I am from the USA) any longer, but would love to spend a couple of days in Kinsale. I have heard it is so beautiful. Is there a bus I could take there from Shannon or Dublin? Where/how would I arrange that?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 04, 2015
Cheapest way Killarney to Muckross House?  (4 Answers)

Hallo together,
We will be traveling the Kerry Way in about 2 weeks time.
Starting at Killarney to Black Valley on the first day.
What will be the cheapest way to get from Killarney to Muckross House besides walking that distance :-)? approximated price range?

Thanks in advance
Wolf


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 02, 2014
Time to drive  (15 Answers)

What is a realistic driving time from Doolin to Killarney, Ireland?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 14, 2013
Is Killarney worth the drive on a short trip to Ireland?  (8 Answers)

Hi! My wife and I are planning a getaway to Ireland, and wondering if it's worth the drive to Killarney on 3-day trip. We are planning to spend one day each in Dublin, Galway, and Killarney, but don't want to spend all day driving. Do you think Killarney is a reasonable drive from Dublin/Galway, or if a long one, still worth it? Any advice is much appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2013
Hen weekend  (4 Answers)

Hi I am planning to have my hen weekend in Ireland next feb. Been looking at Belfast and Dublin. But have heard that Killarney has a good atmosphere with plenty of bars. Do you think it is suitable for a party of roughly 12 hens or are we better sticking with Belfast or Dublin for the nightlife?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2012
Easiest transportation from Killarney to Tralee  (4 Answers)

What is the easiest way to get from Killarney to Tralee. We will each have a suitcase?
Thanks,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 23, 2012
WW Kayaking  (3 Answers)

Going to be in the Southeast of Ireland at end of May and I'm looking for possible White Water Kayaking opportunities near Killarney. Something in the neighborhood of a half day would be good. I won't be bringing my boat over so will need equip. rental as well.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 01, 2012
Means of transport - Dublin to Killarney  (4 Answers)

Im flying from Edinburgh to Dublin tomorrow and, instead of staying in the big city first and travelling the countryside later on, Ive decided to do it the other way around this time, so my plan is to go from the Dublin airport to Killarney. I imagine the best way to get there would be by train, right? But in the Dublin airport website it said that there is no railway connection there, so I should take a bus to one of the train stations. Which one should I go to? My flight arrives at about 21hrs, can I still get a train that night to Killarney or would it be easier to just book a night at a hostel in Dublin and travel on the following morning?

I would also like to then go on to Doolin, to see the Cliffs of Mohre. Can I get there by train directly from Killarney or would it be better to be "stationed" in Galway (which Im planning to visit anyway) and make daily trips out?

Thank you very very much in advance for any answers! The VT forum has already been a HUGE help planning my travel so far and as soon as Im somewhere more stable, Ill start writing reviews and "giving back"! Thanks again :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 07, 2011
Christmas in Killarney  (3 Answers)

It may sound cliché, but having some Irish ancestry and hearing this song as a kid made it sound wonderful. Now, I have the opportunity to do so with my family. I am wondering if much is open over the long Christmas weekend or if we would be sufficiently satisfied with the amenities at a nice hotel, local walks and Christmas mass.

Please let me know if 3-4 days worthwhile over Christmas. Due to flight times and days that I can take off, we may do a couple of days in Dublin as well with a rental car and stop by Blarney Castle.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2011
Hen Party!!  (2 Answers)

Any suggestions in what bar/nightclub for roughly 30 ppl in Killarney for age group from 20 - 50... is there any bars with vip area and maybe cocktail bar????? help....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2011
fancy dress  (2 Answers)

hi i was just wondering how killarney is for fancy dress. its mine and my friends 25th in august and we'v booked a hotel in killarney and we all plan on dressing in sexy fancy dress and would like to know weather there is any places that object to this and any places that dont mind???


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 14, 2011
Wednesday and Thursday nights in Killarney  (5 Answers)

Will be on a tour of Ireland next week and will be spending Wednesday and Thursday nights in Killarney. In case we wind up having to find our own entertainment those nights. . . . - what would be some recommended locations that are not tourist traps but yet have a lively atmosphere. Our group of friends are in the 30's to 40's age bracket if that makes a difference.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2011
transport from Killarney to Dingle  (2 Answers)

We will be visiting in May and would like to kwow if there is any transport from Killarney to Dingle besides the daily bus or renting a car(not a good option) We would like to take the bus tour of the Ring of Kerry one day, and then get over to Dingle later on that day if at all possible.
Any ideas?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2010
Buying Liquor in Killarney  (6 Answers)

I am a fan of Gin and Tonic ( the english drink!). Will there be any problem
buying the ingredients for the "drink of the invader"?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2010
Jaames & Ellen Welch  (2 Answers)

We are planning a trip to Ireland in search of our ancestors. My Great Grandfather Robert Welch (several different versions of spelling have been found)was born in Killarney, Kerry, Ireland about 1840. The IGI file states that he and his parents Janes and Ellen were Roman Catholic. I am looking for further information on them. Does this church have the records if not could you advise as to where we should start. We plan to stay in Ireland about a week, so our time will be short. He married a girl by the name of Margaret O'Connor who was born in Bally-Na-Lackin, Limerick, Ireland and will want to go to that area too. We have a little more information on her than we do in Robert and his family.

Any assistance you can offer will be so greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance.

Sincerely
Kate Welch Denney
Canyon Lake, Texaa
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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 29, 2009
need Quills Woolen Markert e address  (2 Answers)

Can anyone help me find a e address for the Quills Woolen Market on Main Street in Killarney? My husband and I visited this beautiful city in September. I purchased a lovely linen and damask table runner from Quills and want to purchase more for Christmas presents. I would GREATLY appreciate someones help in getting contact information for Quills. Since I am in the U.S. I would prefer not to have to place a phone call. HELP!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2009
tour times and cost  (1 Answer)

I was wondering how much a usual tour of the Ross Clan Castle would cost. Also, what are the usual times for the tours, and do you need a reservation?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2009
bus  (2 Answers)

Is there a bus that runs from Killarney to Cork city


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2008
Train from Killarney to Dublin or Hire a Driver  (2 Answers)

Hello,
My Wife and I will be staying in Killarney for a few days this October before going to Dublin. We are trying to decide if we should take the train to Dublin or hire a driver (we won't have a rental car). The driver is more expensive but will include a tour of the Rock of Cashel. How easy is it to get to travel by train from Killarney to Dublin? Is the Rock of Cashel worth a stop off on the way to Dublin,
Thanks,
HunterP


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2008
Pools open to the public  (3 Answers)

Hi,

I'm looking for a swimming pool/jacuzzi open to the public in Killarney. I do know several of the spa complexes have special facilities with herbal saunas and fancy showers, but these cost 25 euros to use, and we don't particularly like saunas. Paying 25 euros/$40/£20 just to use the pool and jacuzzi is way too steep. Any suggestions for a less expensive option? Many thanks.

Cathy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2007
Killarney w/Teen  (1 Answer)

I will be in Killarney in November with my 15 year old son. Anyone have suggestions on accommodations when traveling with a teenager?

Mindy White
Georgetown, Texas


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2007
Strawberry trees and Cromwell  (2 Answers)

Has anyone heard about Cromwell felling the strawberry trees in Killarney?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2007
Moving to Killarney??  (2 Answers)

Hi there! A friend and I are considering a move to Killarny... we are in Galway right now and are not having a good time finding a place to live.. can anyone suggest a place online that is good for finding accommodation listing or jobs in Killarny?? Also, we are considering Dingle as well, so feel free to share anything that you know about that!!

We are hoping to move TODAY... lol... so I am really needing some advice!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2007
Armagnac  (4 Answers)

My husband loves Armagnac, and the past several times when we were in Ireland we scoured the places that sell wines and whiskeys but could not find any (except in bars, but we want to buy a bottle). Does anyone know if it's possible to buy Armagnac in Killarney, and if so, where? Thanks very much.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2007
What what what what???  (1 Answer)

Are the nightclubs in Killarney over 18s or 21s or what???


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 08, 2007
Tullyfern

Has anyone ever stayed at the Tullyfern Cottage? Not the B&B, but the self catering cottage. If so, what did you think?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2007
Please help with itinerary while in Killarney  (3 Answers)

Hi. we have 3 days for touring. Arrive SHannon wed. drive to Killareny for Event on Sat. How can we fit in, ROK, Dingle, drive up coast to Cliffs. Our last night is Sun (in Bunratty) for flight out Mon. It's a short visit, mainly for event in Killarney on Sat. So we need to be not tooo far out of the way on friday. Is dingle to far to go out and back (hotel in KIllarney OR should we do it on Sun. as we leave to go up coast to see Cliffs. Thanks for ANY suggestions!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2007
accommodations  (2 Answers)

planning on a trip to ireland for 4 couples, looking for a reasonably priced b&b,guest house,etc that is close to towne so we can park our car at night and do some walking,pubbing, and eating. any ideas?

also looking for same in clifden, will only need rooms for 3 couples.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2006
May 07 trip to Killarney--any feisiana?  (3 Answers)

We have just booked into Killarney at the end of May and are hoping to be able
to let our daughter enter in a feis in County Kerry or nearby. Has anybody heard of one scheduled during the final two weeks in May?
Thanks,
caboyd



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