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Killarney is a charming and traditional irish town located in county Kerry in southern Ireland. It is renowned for its vast wild countryside of rolling green hills, lakes, historic sites and pretty villages. The town itself is rather small with a population of about 15,000 but thrives from tourism, due to the beauty of the surrounding countryside. The Ring of Kerry is a popular route that attracts tourists from all over the world and consists of a 179 km loop of the Iveragh Peninsula and starts in Killarney.

It is definitely worth hiring a car to explore the beautiful wild surroundings, as public transport does not reach the idyllic, secluded spots which make the area so magical. There are several convenient pick up locations to hire a car and discover what county Kerry has to offer. The closest to Killarney is Kerry airport, which is about 7 miles away, where we have partners such as Europcar, Keddy and Enterprise. Prices start at about £15 per day out of season for an economy 5 door car big enough for the whole family such as VW Polo. Alternative pick up locations include Shanon Airport or Cork Airport, which are all convenient flight destinations which are both located less than 2 hours away.

Guide to Killarney

It is the area’s natural beauty and stunning landscapes that make it one of the most picturesque destinations to visit in Ireland. The locals are incredibly friendly and welcoming everywhere you go and that is what makes this region a truly unique place. Whether you want to fill your day with outdoor, adrenaline packed activities or would rather settle into a cosy local enjoying live music - Killarney has it all !

Things to do in Killarney

The Killarney National Park is home to lakes, forests and mountains and makes for the perfect territory for a plethora of outdoor activities: whether it be wild swimming, hiking mountain biking, paddle boarding or kayaking. There are several peaks to climb, including Torc Mountain and Carrauntoohil, which stands at 1038m and is the tallest peak in Ireland. There are also several historic sites worth visiting such as the 6th Century irish monastery, Muckross Abbey,15th century Ross Castle and St Mary’s Cathedral.

Eating out in Killarney

Killarney is a melting pot of cultures when it comes to food and has everything from the traditional fresh fish and pub food to Italian or Indian. The area is renowned for its pubs with live music, of which The Laurels is the oldest in the town, a traditional pub which has been run by the same family for the best part of a century.

Transport in Killarney

Killarney is fairly well connected by public transport with regular connection to most major cities including Dublin, Cork and Galway. The closest airport is Kerry airport which is only 7 miles outside the city centre. However there are also several larger airports that are only a fairly short drive away: Shannon Airport (2 hours), Cork Airport (1.5 hours) and Dublin (4 hours and a half).

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FAQs about car hire in Killarney

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Killarney

Car hiring prices in Killarney start at €27.85 per day.
The minimum age to hire a car in Killarney is 21.
The distance betweem Dublin airport and the city centre of Killarney is around 313.7 km/194.92 miles.
The distance betweem Killarney and Cork is around 88 km (around 54.6 miles) - 1 hr 14 minutes drive.
Killarney is a famous town for holiday goers in Ireland, but despite that it is not expensive. You'll spend €88 more or less per day.
Killarney is a relatively small town so moving around without a car is fine, but if you'd like to make excursions out of town then hiring one is advisable.
Going to visit the most popular attractions is a great way to see Killarney. Those include but are not limited to Killarney National Park, Gap of Dunloe, Muckross House, Torc Waterfall and Ross Castle.
The best time to travel to Killarney is from June to September, which is when you'll enjoy the best temperatures possible.
Price of fuel in Killarney is between €1.54 and €1.25 per litre

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