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is a village in County Kerry
Kerry means the "people of Ciar" which was the name of the pre-Gaelic tribe who lived in part of the present county. The legendary founder of the tribe was Ciar, son of Fergus mac Róich. In Old Irish "Ciar" meant black or dark brown, and the word continues in use in modern Irish as an adjective...
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. It lies on the N22
The N22 road is a national primary road in Ireland which goes through counties Kerry and Cork, from Tralee in the west through Killarney, Macroom and Ballincollig to Cork City in the east....
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approximately midway between Tralee
(17 km) and Killarney
Killarney is a town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is located north of the MacGillicuddy Reeks, on the northeastern shore of the Lough Lein/Leane which are part of Killarney National Park. The town and its surrounding region are home to St...
(15 km) and on the railway line
Rail services in Ireland are provided by Iarnród Éireann in the Republic of Ireland and by Northern Ireland Railways in Northern Ireland.Most routes in the Republic radiate from Dublin...
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
Farranfore railway station serves the village of Farranfore in County Kerry. It is the only railway station in Ireland that connects with an airport, in this case Kerry Airport, which is located 1.3 km to the north. There are currently no signs at the station promoting the footpath link to the...
, 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
-Ground transportation:Kerry Airport is approximately from both Cork and Limerick. Iarnród Éireann's Farranfore railway station is located to the south with services to Killarney, Tralee, Cork and Dublin....
. The single runway at Farranfore saw intensive use when Ryanair
Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline. Its head office is at Dublin Airport and its primary operational bases at Dublin Airport and London Stansted Airport....
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
Aer Arann is a regional airline based in Dublin, Ireland. Aer Arann operates scheduled services from Ireland and the Isle of Man to destinations in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and France, with a fleet of 18 aircraft. Aer Arann has expanded from a single aircraft to Ireland's third largest airline...
also flies regularly from Farranfore airport to Manchester Airport; there are weekly summer flights to/from Lorient
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- List of towns and villages in Ireland.