We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Killarney or Kenmare as a base?

Colorado
Level Contributor
7 posts
18 reviews
Save Topic
Killarney or Kenmare as a base?

We will be traveling to the area in July. Which of these two towns, Killarney or Kenmare, would be the better base for exploring the area including the Ring of Kerry, Muckross, the Gap of Dunloe, etc. Are two nights sufficient? Would love some opinions on the 'jaunting cars' experience - cost vs. enjoyment.

CBRS

Limerick, Ireland
Destination Expert
for Limerick, Killarney
Level Contributor
26,809 posts
85 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Killarney or Kenmare as a base?

If its the Ring of Kerry, Muckross and the Gap then Killarney is a better base.

However Killarney will be very busy in July and while Kenmare will also be very busy it won't be as crowded.

Regarding the horses, I'm sorry I can't help.

Arlington, Virginia
Destination Expert
for Arlington
Level Contributor
12,660 posts
113 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Killarney or Kenmare as a base?

We walked the length of the Gap of Dunloe (and back) and saw some bicyclists too. If you enjoy such activities (and have the time), you might prefer either to riding in a horse cart. (The cost for walking was nil and the enjoyment was great.)

We stayed in Kenmare--a lovely little town.

Edited: 16 March 2013, 18:02
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
2,030 posts
261 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Killarney or Kenmare as a base?

Killarney is a small city. Much like a Colorado mountain city like the Springs, Aspen. Lots to do, pubs, restaurants, sites to see. Kenmare is a very nice, but a smaller, quiet and quaint town with more of a country feel.

County Dublin...
Level Contributor
26,556 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: Killarney or Kenmare as a base?

I like Kenmare. But for you're purpose, Killarney would be best.

5. Re: Killarney or Kenmare as a base?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 18 March 2014, 05:18