Official Killarney.ie App
Discovering Killarney couldn’t be easier with the latest Killarney.ie App. The official app is a tool you must have for your Killarney experience and can be downloaded directly from iTunes FREE of charge. You will be prompted to update your app and with all partner hotels offering free WiFi as well as free WiFi on the streets of the town, you won’t have to worry about incurring any roaming charges.
Explore the most scenic location in Ireland even before you arrive, from home or while you’re travelling. Get up-to-date information on what’s nearby as you walk through the streets, a list of all the current events, browse by categories of interest, find places to visit, discover historical & cultural sites, restaurant & refreshment options, special offers and so much more to make your stay more enjoyable.
Free WiFi in Killarney Town & Internet Access
Free WiFi in Killarney Town & Internet Access
As of March 2013, Killarney was one of the first town's in Ireland to offer visitors free WiFi on the streets of the town. You can connect to this BitBuzz service for 30 minute intervals while in the town centre, and in range of the masts. All mobile devices are suitable to utilise this service.
Internet Access is widely available in all the member hotels free of charge, up to a certain data usage. Terms & conditions apply respective of each hotel.
The primary language spoken in Ireland is English. However, there are a number of Gaeltacht areas, Irish speaking regions, where the residents would predominantly be speaking Irish. This is very much encouraged by the government.
Directions and sign posts are displayed in both English and Irish throughout Ireland.
The only official currency accepted and recognised within the Republic of Ireland is Euro. Foreign Exchange facilities are widely available at local banks with the post office also offering dollar and sterling exchange. Banks generally have an opening time of 10:00 – 16:00 with a slightly later opening time in most banks on Wednesdays.
The climate in Kerry can be described as mild for the majority of the year. Temperatures in winter generally range from 0°C (32°F) to 9°C (48.2°F) and in winter from 15°C (59°F) to 23°C (73.4°F).
The weather in Ireland can be very unpredictable and so it is advised to be prepared for all season.
The international dialling code for Ireland is 00353 and the local calling codes for the main towns within Kerry are as follows:
Killarney & Kenmare – 064
Tralee & Dingle – 066
For emergency services, please call 999 or 112 and you will be prompted as to which services you require.
A valid passport is the only form of Identification that will be accepted from visitors travelling from all countries to Ireland. A visa will not be required in order to visit Ireland.
If you have any specific query, please contact your local advisory/ travel agency.
The post offices are generally open from Monday – Friday between 09:00 – 17:30 with some in the larger towns opening Saturday from 09:00 until 13:00.
The services outlined below are available from the post office:
Sending Parcels & Mail
Buy Dollars and Sterling commission free
Many hotels offer onsite parking – this can be checked with the respective hotel prior to arrival.
Designated coach parking is available on East Avenue road, within Killarney town.
Special Driving Information For Coaches
Coaches doing the Ring of Kerry tour must do it in an anti-clockwise direction. This involves departing Killarney travelling on the R562 to Killorglin, and then on the N70 from Kenmare. The maximum speed limit for coaches is 80km per hour on all National Primary Roads and of course is lower in areas where advised.
Drivers are subject to the general Tachograph controls.
Website for Killarney Visitor Information
The official Killarney Town website is operated jointly by Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce and Killarney Town Council. The site is a comprehensive guide to all of Killarney and its facilities. The site also contains forthcoming events and links to festivals deepening on the time of year, e.g. Christmas in Killarney, July 4th Celebrations, Killarney I.N.E.C (Concert Venue) which is open all year round.
Wheelchair access Information
Main Visitor Attractions in Kerry – Wheelchair access by location:
Ross Castle: Exhibition Hall & Restroom Only. The Castle tour incorporates a spiral staircase and so is not suitable.
Muckross Gardens: Full Access (excluding rockery)
Muckross House, Gardens and Craft Shop: Full Access
Muckross Traditional Farms: Accessible via courtesy bus to various farmyard' farmhouse stops, however many of the stops are not fully wheelchair friendly.
Muckross Abbey: Accessible over rough paths and steps in places.
St. Mary's Cathedral: Full access to the main floor.
Watercoaches on the Lake: Wheelchair bound passengers are carried provided they are lifted out of the wheelchair on to the boats.
Skellig Experience: Fully Accessible.
Dingle Oceanworld: Fully Accessible.