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Killarney offers stunning scenery, medieval ruins and castles, lovely lakes and valleys, fairytale cottages and traditional Irish hospitality. Take a trip to one of Ireland's most visited destinations and experience this enchanting area firsthand.

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Overview

When you visit Killarney, you will experience the natural backdrop of Killarney National Park. There are several points of interest, like Ross Castle, Killarney House and Gardens, Muckross Abbey, and Muckross House. Take a scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry to see the lakes of Killarney, Torc waterfall, and Skellig Michael, a 6th-century Irish monastery. Experience a ride on a jaunting car (horse with cart). Enjoy the surroundings and so much more when you visit Killarney.

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The best time to visit Killarney and its environs is mid-March to June, and September and October. In July and August it's the peak holiday period. March can be chilly, with daily temperatures in the 40s and 50s. The average high in June is 65°, which is about as hot as it gets. May and June are the sunniest months. May and September are the driest months. The farther west you go, the more likely you'll get rain. From November to mid-March daylight hours are short, the weather is damp, and many smaller places on the Kerry coast and in Killarney are closed.

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Top Experiences

  • Killarney National Park : Just 10 minutes south of town, the park has ancient woodlands and lakes, as well as beautiful gardens. Walking and cycling are popular ways to explore the park.

  • Ring of Kerry : One of the most popular routes in the country, it loops around beaches, mountains and ancient ruins. Don’t forget your camera for this excursion!

  • Muckross House : A 19th century Victorian mansion is set next to a lake surrounded by lush gardens and parkland. There are working farms connected to the property that showcase traditional machinery and operations in farm work.

  • Killarney Falconry : A top-rated animal experience in this part of Ireland. Small tours entail guides walks around lakes in the company of a hawk and its handler. You may have the opportunity to handle one of the beautiful birds.

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Rental Cars

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Shannon Airport
Shannon, Ireland (Republic), M SNN
Telephone: (353) 61-715600
Monday-Friday Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Dublin Airport
Dublin, Ireland (Republic), L D
Telephone: (353) 1 605-7500
Monday-Friday Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Dublin City Centre
Dublin, Ireland (Republic), 8
Telephone: (353) 1-605-7501
Monday-Friday Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, unlimited mileage, taxes and service fees.

Renter Qualifications

  • Renters must be at least 25 years of age at the time of the rental.
  • Major credit card in own name. Debit cards are not accepted.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Avis at the rental location.


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Shannon Airport
Shannon, Ireland (Republic), M SNN
Telephone: (353) 061-704914
Monday-Friday Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Dublin Airport
Dublin, Ireland (Republic), L D
Telephone: (353) 01-8445848
Monday-Friday Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Dublin City Centre
Dublin, Ireland (Republic), L 1
Telephone: (353) 01-8366577
Monday-Friday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, unlimited mileage, taxes and service fees.

Renter Qualifications

  • Renters must be at least 25 years of age at the time of the rental.
  • Major credit card in own name. Debit cards are not accepted.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Enterprise at the rental location.