Third Party Collection at Kerry Airport - Get a "proper" quotation...!
We were a group of 8 golfers flying into Kerry Airport for transfer to one of Ballybunion's BB / Guesthouses. Our BB, knowing our group size and clubs to be transported and clearly used to arranging such transfers quoted us 70 to 80 euros one way.
We were duly collected on arrival and were to pay the +/-160 euro when dropped off for our return trip to the airport.
Due to one of our golfers forgetting his passport in Dublin, instead of flying he had to drive our 9-seater hired van to Ballybunion or miss the golf. This meant we were able to drive ourselves back to Kerry Airport after our golf. We duly cancelled the return trip with the 3rd party transporter only to be told that the 'one-way' trip cost was now 175 Euro!! and that the "quote" given by our BB was not given by them...! Our BB refused to get involved & sensing we would likely only pay the quoted 80 Euro, probably contacted the transporter who duly arrived wihtin an hour to collect his 175 Euro.
I know not what is the "correct" transfer cost but fellow golfers, if your BB / Guest house is not collecting you from Kerry Airport itself and using a third party, make sure you contact that 3rd party and obtain a quote from them directly.
This incident left a bad taste in our mouths but we just paid the 175 euro to avoid souring our Ballybunion experience.