The Tralee To Killarney Road In Center Of Farranfore
Farranfore (Irish: An Fearann Fuar, meaning "the cold land") is a village on the N22 road approximately half way between Tralee (17 km) and Killarney (15 km) and on the railway line connecting those two towns.
Farranfore came into existence as a turnpike; a gate at the cross-roads in the village marked the boundary of the lands of the Earls of Kenmare.
Between 1893 and 1960, farranfore railway station, which opened on 18 July 1859,was known as Farranfore Junction, as it was the point where one boarded for the spectacular train ride to Valentia Harbour, which was the western-most railway in Europe.
Farranfore is notable in particular for its nearby airport, known as Kerry Airport. The single runway at Farranfore saw intensive use when Ryanair opened a base at the airport in July 2008. Ryanair flies daily from Farranfore to Dublin, London Stansted, London luton and Frankfurt-Hahn.
In the wake of its disagreements with Cork Airport, it announced that it was moving its Liverpool service from Cork to Farranfore from June 2006 (this service subsequently ended later that year). Aer Arann also flies regularly from Farranfore airport to Manchester Airport; there are weekly summer flights to/from Lorient in France.
Farranfore Railway Station details:
Routes serviced: Dublin Heuston - Tralee; Tralee - Cork Limerick – Ennis
Station address: Irish Rail, Farranfore, Co. Kerry
Phone Number: 066-9764101
Staff Hours: 07.00-23.30 Mon-Wed; 07.00-16.00 Thur-Sat 08.00-16.00 Sun