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Currency

The currency of Ireland is Euro. Foreign exchange bureaus are widely available in most banks, tourist information offices, and airports. The below debit/ credit cards are widely accepted in Irish stores:

  • Visa
  • Visa/ Debit
  • MasterCard
  • American Express

Climate

The song ‘Four Seasons in One Day’ should have been written about Ireland. The weather can vary so much in one day that it is advisable to bring at least a light rain jacket when visiting our beautiful country. June is typically the driest month and the winter months of December and January the wettest.

Influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, the Irish weather usually brings mild winters with temperatures in the coldest months of January and February which sometimes can fall below freezing; however this is not a regular occurrence. The warmest periods occur between May – September and the best part is the 18 hours of sunlight each day. You can enjoy some glorious sunshine in Ireland, contrary to belief, and the long light of summer days can make exploring Killarney even more beautiful.

Free WiFi

Killarney offers a free wifi service in the town centre which also ranges through some of the main streets. Connecting through BitBuzz, you can access free wifi for 30 minute intervals while in range of the town centre masts. All mobile devices are suitable to connect to this service.

Passport Requirements

A valid passport is the only form of identification required for entering Ireland. You do not need a visa to land in Ireland if you are visiting from a European Economic Area.

Electricity

The standard domestic electrical supply is 230 volts AC (50 cycles). To use small appliances, you may need a plug adaptor to 3-pin flat or 2-pin round wall sockets. For standard commercial and industrial requirements 3 Phase 410 volts (nominal voltage) AC (50 cycles) is available. For larger commercial and industrial requirements, Medium Voltage connections at 10kv & 20 kv, and High Voltage connections at 38kv & 110kv are available.

Country Code

The international dialling code for Ireland is +353 and for Northern Ireland is +44.

Business Hours

General opening hours of most shops are 09.00 to 18.00, Monday to Saturday, and some shops are open on Sunday from 12.00 to 18.00. Some of the larger stores offer late opening on Thursday and Friday until 21.00. Opening hours are extended in the summer months of June – September; a variety of shops stay open late Monday through Sunday.

Banking Opening Hours – Monday to Friday 10.00 to 16.00.

An Post

An Post is a major commercial organisation providing a wide range of services which include: postal, communication, retail and money services.

Services: Post Office Savings Bank, Investment Products, Prize Bonds, Billpay, Postal Money Orders, Sterling Drafts, Western Union, Passport Express, Stamps, DSFA Payments, Parcel Services and Courier Post. AIB Banking Services: Bank Card Lodgements, Bank Card Withdrawals, Credit Card Payments, Personal Paper Lodgements, Business Deposits., One Direct, Postal Services, EuroGiro, PostPhoto, Top Up, Postbank.

Opening Hours:

Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 9:00 – 5:30; Tues 9:30 – 5:30, Sat 9:00 – 1:00 (Half Day)

Tel: +35364(0) 6631461

Emergency Contact Numbers:

  • Emergency Services – 112 / 999
  • Killarney Garda Station – +353 (0)64 66 71160
  • South Doc (Out of hours doctor service) 1850 33 59 99
  • G.P’s operate Monday to Friday 9.00 to 17.30 & Saturday 9.00 to 13.00

Hospitals

Kerry General Hospital, Rathass, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Tel: +353 (0)66 7184000

Bon Secours Hospital, Strand Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Tel: +353(0)66 7149800

Killarney District Hospital, St. Margaret’s Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Tel: +353(0)64 6631076

Library

Located in Rock Road Killarney, just off High Street, Killarney Library has a wide variety of services and currently caters for the following information:

  • Adult Lending
  • Juvenile Lending
  • Information Technology Section
  • Audio – Visual Collection
  • Local Studies/ Irish Section
  • Genealogy
  • Maps
  • Cultural Centre/ Activity Unit
  • Maps

Opening Hours – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday,10.00am-5.00pm. Tuesday and Thursday, 10.00-8.00pm.

Address: Killarney Library, Rock Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Tel: 064 66 32655

Church Services

St Mary’s Cathedral

  • Saturday: 6.15pm Vigil
  • Sunday: 8.00am, 10.30am, 12 noon
  • Weekdays: 10.30am, 6.15pm
  • Mass of Memorial: Monday 6.15pm
  • Months Mind Remembrance Mass: Friday 6.15pm

Church of the Resurrection

  • Saturday: 7.30pm Vigil
  • Sunday: 11.00am
  • Weekdays: 9.30am

Church of the Holy Spirit, Muckross

Sunday and Holy Days: 9.30am

St Mary’s Church of Ireland

Sunday 11.00 am

The Methodist Church

Services Weekly 9.00am & 11.00am

Maps

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