Right out on the edge of Europe, where Ireland’s highest mountains dip down into the wild Atlantic Ocean, is the ancient Kingdom of Kerry. This is the furthest west you can go in all of Ireland. “Next parish, Manhattan” they say here. And it’s partly this far-flung feel – away from the rest of the world in Ireland’s beautiful South West corner – that makes it so appealing. There’s good food, fine pubs, easy banter and live music to be found right across Kerry in lively towns and tiny settlements. And while visitors may argue about their favourite towns, everyone genuflects to the perfection that is the Kerry landscape.
It’s just drop-dead gorgeous.
|Currency:||1 Euro € = 100 cents|
|Emergency numbers:||Police, fire and ambulance call 999
Killarney Garda (Police) Station: Tel: +353 64 31222
Dingle Garda (Police) Station: Tel: +353 66 9151522
Tralee Garda (Police) Station: Tel: +353 66 7102300
|Opening hours:||Most shops are open 0900 until 1730 or 1800 Monday to Saturday. Summer/Autumn period, a number of shops in parts of the county may remain open until 2200 or 2300.
Many shops are also open on Sundays.
|Tourist information:||Killarney Discover Ireland Centre
T: +353 64 6631633
Dingle Tourist Information Office
T: +353 66 9151188
Tralee Tourist Information Office
Ashe Memorial Hall
T: +353 66 7121288