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Located in the stunning county of Kerry, Killarney draws loads of tourists to the green (and often wet) southwest of Ireland. It boasts stunning scenery, a lively atmosphere, excellent traditional music and a welcoming tourist infrastructure. Explore this area of Ireland and reserve car hire in Killarney right here. Fill in the form above and let us find you cheap deals for car hire across the market. Car rentals are always highly recommended by many visitors here.
The little town can scarcely cope with the influx of tourists during the summer, but there are plenty of B&B's, and it all adds to the atmosphere. Wandering around by foot is the only practical method of exploring the delightful lanes, packed with Irish craft and souvenir shops. If you really wish to enjoy the spirit of this tourist town, hop in a horse drawn cart.
The town sits beside Killarney's Lakes which are a group of beautiful lakes, dotted with quaint islands. The most noteworthy is Innisfallen and visitors can rent a rowing boat to get to these islands and visit the famous monastery built during the 7th century. The Lakes are best seen from a boat trip departing half hourly from Kenmare castle, and this national monument strikes a haunting image among the mist often found shrouding the lake. Muckcross House, also within the National Park, has been called the Jewel of Killarney and a visit to the grounds is a must.
Hiring a car and driving up to the ladies view gives the best views of the area, and several good waterfalls are encountered along the way. There are also good walking and cycling trails in the area. On a sunny day, the full-day cycle through the beautiful valley of the Gap of Dunloe, typified by massive glacial rocks, is rewarding, however the route is restricted to pedal power!
Being Ireland, there are endless pubs, and on rainy days the locals love to sit around pints of Guinness and spin a few yarns. But it is the excellent, diddly eye music, found in several venues about town, that is enchanting. Fiddles, penny whistles, bodhrans and Uilleann pipes all combine to create a captivating Celtic sound, unique to Ireland.
Drive around the Dingle Peninsula in your hire car and take in the spectacular coastline and stunning mountain views.
Kerry Airport is the closest airport to Killarney, only a short 15 minute drive northwards from the town's center. Transport options at the airport are reliable and include trains, buses and shuttle services.
Car hire suppliers operate from desks at the airport, they are leading suppliers Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Budget and Dooley. Let us find you cheap deals for car hire in Killarney, so all you need to do is collect the car on your arrival.
Killarney railway station is located a short ten minute walk from airport and offers cheap journeys to Tralee, Dublin and Cork.