Kerry Airport or Farranfore Airport is it sometimes known locally, is in County Kerry in the south west of Ireland. It is a hub for Ryanair and Aer Arran who offer limited flights to the UK and Ireland and occasional seasonal routes. County Kerry has some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland and car hire is a must, to explore all of it. The most famous attraction ‘The Ring of Kerry’ is 20 km from Kerry Airport and the town of Tralee is 15 km.
Kerry Airport is small, but has all the basic facilities you could need. There is a customer service desk for any questions you may have once you get to the airport and also to advise you of attractions in the area. They will also help you with accommodation and ticket reservations. The airport has Wi-Fi access if you need to check up on your emails. There is a bureau de change for all your money services and a gift shop for any last minute souvenirs and items for your journey. Should you get hungry, there is one restaurant and bar serving a wide selection of hot and cold meals.
Kerry will offer you a warm welcome, along with beautiful scenery and the highest mountains in Ireland. The Ring of Kerry is a 179 km horseshoe shaped route that takes you to the best County Kerry has to offer and some of the highlights are listed here. We start at the Muckross Estate, which has a 15th century abbey, manor house and farm and from here just a few kilometres away, is the beautiful Torc Waterfall. Look out for Skellig Michael, a 6th century monastic settlement on a rocky island off the coast and finds out more about it at the museum on the mainland. Drive through the incredible Killarney National Park and stop at the towns of Waterville and Kenmare. Don’t forget to stop at Ladies View for the amazing panorama.
Out and about with your car hire in Kerry, you can also visit the Dingle Peninsular and Garruan Point, the westernmost tip of Ireland, just 3,000 km from North America. You can also drive out to the Beara Peninsular and the city of Cork in the south. In the north of County Kerry, you can visit the town of Tralee and the Kerry County Museum or try out the Steam Railway and see the Blennerville Windmill.