Ardree House

Muckross Rd., Killarney, Ireland
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by saktime

Are people under 18 allowed in pubs to eat?

Re: Pubs

by orlikins

yes they can eat there during the day but they have to be off the premises by nightfall....however rural pubs are more relaxed about this rule, so long as the kids behave themselves

Re: Pubs

by Celticfawn

Have yet to see a pub that didn't allow the kids to eat! Perhaps in Dublin they don't allow them in the later eveinings (after 9:30) but before then you shouldn't have a problem. In the small towns or even places like Killarney shouldn't be a problem at all.

Re: Pubs

by healy_ger

Thats usually not a problem, unless you're giving them alcohol with their meal! As the others have mentioned, most pubs don't allow childern in them after about 22:00. The older the person (i.e. 15, 16, 17) the easier it will be, the barman is not going to ask you for proof of age. Certain bars are more tolerant to having childern in them after dark, especially pubs which are part of a hotel! Examples of this are, 'the white gates' or 'Molly D'Arcys'. Hope this helps!

Re: Re: Pubs

by Lochlainn

In fact, at the moment the law has been changed and it is now illegal for any pub to refuse access or service to children right up to closing time. This stemmed from a "minorities rights" law which attempted to stop the practise of Irish "travelling people" (ie. tinkers) being refused on the basis of who they were, but the wording of which was so vague that it basically included everybody in the country in effect, toddlers and all! The Irish Vintners Association (pub trade union) has found a loophole in the new legislation which effectively means that pub owners can still execute discretion as to who they serve, but there have already been several incidents where they have been threatened with legal action by customers who were refused. At the moment there is an unwritten legal compromise in operation - pub owners won't now kick up a fuss about children on the premises as long as they can still refuse service to people who are likely to cause trouble in their opinion.

In city centre pubs of course, the same loophole means that they can "advise" people with small children to remove them from the premises for "their own safety". However, if the adult refuses to do so, the pub is on very dodgy legal grounds indeed.

Play it by ear.

Travel Tips for Killarney

this is more plant culture...

by kathycollins

this is more plant culture than human culture...
Rhododendron are plants native to China that were brought to Ireland in the 19th century. They are ideally suited to the climate and have spread throughout the native forests, taking over and supplanting the native oaks and vegetation. Whole mountainsides are loaded with them - a lovely sight! An effort is being made to irradicate it in some National Parks so the visitor to Ireland might enjoy Irish plants! Beautiful it may be, but Irish IT IS NOT!

Blennerville Windmill & a museum-train

by globetrott

Blennerville Windmill and the museum-steamtrain from Blennerville/Tralee are well-known landmarks at the "gate to Dingle-island". It is the best-preserved of all windmills in Ireland and the museum-steamtrain will take you the short distance between the windmill and Blennerville, running daily between may and october !
This windmill is just a museum today, and it is located right at the north entrance-road to Dingl Island.
They have a nice tea-room there with great scoones, a large parking and some nice souvenir/antiques-shops, BUT it is also one of these places, where all of the tourbuses will stop, so the prices for souvenirs are higher here than in the smaller villages nearby.
The museum-windmill is open daily
from April to October / Telephone : 066 21064

Ross Castle

by Deefstes

On the shore of Lough Leanne Ross Castle can be visited. It's a nice castle to see and also offers a lovely area to walk around in.

The castle was built in the 15th century by the O'Donoghue clan.

The Ring Of Kerry

by tvdm

This tour around the Iveragh peninsula is a must-see indeed. The scenery is second to none in Ireland but like I said before, you'll almost be driving bumper-to-bumper in summer. Visit outside this hectic time and things will be much quieter and therefore much more enjoyable.

Orlikins goes to Killarney

by orlikins

I must admit my bias here - I don't actually like the town of Killarney all that much! It has been totally ruined by tourism.
Killarney is a lot more commercial brash, overtouristy than Tralee. Doesnt stop thousands of you flocking to Killarney every year though, eh? :) Dont get me wrong, I always enjoy myself when I get there, however Killarney conjures up lots of images of elderly American tourists bleating about their great-grandma Schwartz who came from Dingle. You won't catch many Irish people there on their holidays, as we leave it to the Yanks. :)

It is a total rip-off of a town, in some cases, it is as expensive as Dublin. Unfortunately the local traders have gotten greedy and are in danger of killing their golden goose by slapping on extortionate prices on anything you can think of.

Our last visit to Killarney was in New Year 2006 to visit our old college friend Aisling.

"Killarney National Park"

You will inevitably visit the sprawling National Park which surrounds Killarney. This pic is of Lough Leane, if you follow a trail from Muckross House.

As pretty as Lough Leane is, it is suffers from high levels of algae blooms and phosphate sewage from the town, so that is why you will never see anyone swimming in it. Indeed, there are signs around the lake asking you not to swim in it.

"Jaunting Carts, faith & begorrah & bejaysus"

Jaunting carts are synonymous with Killarney and American tourists, you wont find them anywhere else in Ireland. They usually come part of a package tour but seriously, you will look a total idiot trotting around Killarney on one of these things :)

They could do with a pony pooper-scooper scheme along the park paths, they're covered in horse crap for miles! (you think I'm joking?!) :-)


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