Q: What is the voltage in Kenmare?
A: The voltage in Kenmare is 240 volts. However, if you are traveling from outside Ireland or the U.K. you might need a converter plug. These are for sale in electrical outlets, airports but also here in Kenmare, in McSwineys on the Square.
Q: At what time are the services in the churches in Kenmare?
There are two churches in Kenmare. Holy Cross which is a Roman Catholic Church, it is located just off the square. St.Patrick’s Church of Ireland is located at Belheights. Both churches have beautiful architecture and are worth a visit. The Holy Cross mass is at 10:00am week days. On Sundays there is mass at 9.30am and 12noon.
Q: What is the closest airport to Kenmare?
A: The closest airport to Kenmare is Kerry Airport which is located in Farranfore. Farranfore is approximately 50mins drive from Kenmare. Cars are available for hire at the airport. Whilst traveling from Farranfore, you will see breathtaking and spectacular views. The Molls Gap route takes you through the beautiful National Park and through the mountains which is an exhilarating experience.
Q: Is there a bus service in Kenmare?
A: The bus service going to and from Kenmare is provided by Bus Eirean. The timetable for this is as follows:
Kenmare to Killarney Bus Station
Departing from Kenmare at 08:40
Arriving in Killarney Bus Station at 09:30
Killarney Bus Station to Kenmare
Departing from Killarney Bus Station at 15:00
Arriving in Kenmare at 15:45
Note: Please check Bus Eireann’s own website for accurate times (http://www.buseireann.ie)
Q: What is the population of Kenmare?
A: The population of Kenmare has a large catchment area. This includes Castlecove, Sneem, Kilgarven, Tuosist and Lauragh. The population has increased in the last few years to over 7,000 people. This figure includes all of the above catchment areas!
Q: Is there a train going to Kenmare?
A: There is no train going to Kenmare, however, the train does go as far as Killarney and there is connecting bus services to Kenmare.
Q: Are there any useful numbers, i.e. doctors?
A: The emergency numbers are as follows;
Kenmare Medical Centre 064 6641333.
Dentists Gerard McCarthy 064 6641650
Kenmare Community Hospital 064 6641088
The emergency number is 999 for Gardai, Fire Department, Ambulance.
Marine and Mountain Rescue, 064 6631222
Kenmare Gardai, +00353 64 6631222
Q: Is there a tourist Office in Kenmare?
A: There is a tourist office in Kenmare. It is located next to the courthouse on the Square. Its open during the tourist season and provides information about Kenmare and its surroundings.
Q: Is there a local market and is local produce for sale?
A: Every Wednesday there is a market in Kenmare. At this market local products is sold. The market takes place on the Square and has a very friendly atmosphere. Local produce such as fresh vegetables, potatoes, cheeses and breads can be bought here.
Q: Are there Banks and ATM’s in Kenmare?
A: There are two banks in Kenmare. There is a Bank Of Ireland which is situated on the Square. There is also an AIB which is located in Main Street. Both banks have ATM’s and also have foreign exchange facilities. There is also an ATM in The Supervalu and Centra Shop.