FAQs

? What is the best airport to fly into when planning a trip to Kerry?
A. Shannon Airport is the closest airport if you are coming from the United States.  Cork or Kerry airports are the closest if you are coming from Europe.

? Can I rent a car in Ireland?
A. Yes, most major car rental companies are located at the airports.

? Do I need a visa to visit Ireland?
A. You do not need a visa if you are an American citizen or an EU National,  however you do need a valid passport.  Visitors from other countries will have to check with their local authorities.

? What side of the road do they drive on in Ireland?
A. The Left side..

? How long is the drive from the airport to Caherdaniel?
A. From Shannon about 3 hours, from Cork about 2 1/2 hours and from Kerry Airport about 1 hour.

? What currency is used in Ireland and where can I get cash?
A. The Euro is the currency used in Ireland.  There are cash machines in the airports and we suggest that you get some money there to get you started.  There are cash machines in Waterville, Caherciveen and Kenmare, but none in Caherdaniel.

? Do most places take credit cards?
A. Yes, most establishments take credit cards, however they seem to favor Visa/Mastercard over American Express which many won’t take.

? Is there a doctor or a pharmacy nearby in case of illness or injury?
A. There is a doctor in Waterville who will take care of you, however in case of serious illness or injury the nearest hospitals are in Tralee or Cork.   There is a pharmacy in Waterville as well.

? What is the weather like?
A. Temperature June-September normally ranges from 50F-80F getting into the 40’s at night sometimes. Rain is always a possibility. Other times the range is normally 35F-65F.

? What clothes should I pack?
A. Casual……most places you will be ok in jeans or shorts, however it doesn’t hurt to throw in a pair of dressier trousers just in case.
Also, bring layers…..cooler in the morning, can get quite warm in the summer, so fleeces are a good thing to pack and of course a rain jacket.

? Do I need to bring a power converter?
A. No, we have set up a charging station in the mudroom, which will convert 220 volts down to 110 volts, so that you can charge any devices needing lower voltage.
We also have hair dryers in each room so you can leave those at home.

? Where do I buy groceries?
A. In the summer you can buy groceries, beer and wine at Freddy’s in the village or Wavecrest, which is about 100 yards from the end of our road.  In the winter Freddy’s is open, but you will find a bigger selection of goods in Waterville, including grocery stores, a pharmacy, and a butcher shop all within a 15-minute drive.

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