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I am traveling from Shannon airport to Dingle to meet up with some friends who will already have a rental car. I am looking for the best mode of transportation to get there in a reasonable time. I have looked at bus and train schedules and the closest drop off for a rental car is Kerry airport. Any suggestions? You may email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We did this in 2005 using Irish bus. It wasn't lightning-quick, but it was quite cheap.
You can take a bus to Limerick, then change there for a bus to Tralee, then finally a bus from Tralee to Dingle. It took us about 4 hours total, if I recall correctly. If your friends have a rental car already, they should be able to pick you up at the Tralee bus station and save you a few minutes (and Euros). Take a look at http://www.buseireann.ie/site/home for the best connections.