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Getting There

By Bus-- Bus Éireann (www.buseireann.ie; 064/663-0011) operates regularly scheduled service into Killarney and Dingle from all parts of Ireland.

By Train -- Trains from Dublin, Cork, and Galway arrive daily at the Killarney Railway Station (www.irishrail.ie; 064/663-1067), Railway Road, off East Avenue Road. Kenmare and Dingle do not have train stations.

By Car -- Getting to Killarney from Cork is easy—just head northeast out of Cork City on N22; the distance is about 85km (53 miles). To get to Killarney from Dublin, take M7 southwest to Limerick, then N21 (which also leads to Tralee, gateway to the Dingle Peninsula), and N22 to Killarney. The total journey is about 310km (193 miles). Kenmare and Killarney are connected by the main N71 Ring of Kerry Road; they’re only 33km (20 1/2 miles) apart, but allow plenty of time due to the winding nature of the road (and, in summer, tour-bus traffic). To hire a car in Killarney, try Budget at the International Hotel on Kenmare Place (www.budget.ie; 064/663-4341) or Enterprise at the Gleneagles Hotel, Muckross Road (www.enterprise.ie; 064/663-1393). For details on car rentals in Dublin, click here; for Shannon Airport car rentals, click here.

By Plane -- Aer Lingus (www.aerlingus.com; 081/836-5000) has two flights per day from Dublin into the miniscule Kerry County Airport in Farranfore (www.kerryairport.ie; 066/976-4644), about 16km (10 miles) north of Killarney. There are also a handful of flights a week from London’s Lupton and Stanstead Airports, and Frankfurt’s Hahn airport, operated by Ryanair (www.ryanair.com; 0871/246-0000 in the U.K. or 1520/444-004), with fewer flights scheduled in the winter months.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.