I did a search online and found www.killarneyrentabike.com and was impressed by the website as the quality of bikes on show led me to believe it would be possible to hire a decent mountain bike for me and my friends. This shop is also known as the Bike Shop or David O'Sullivans.
I phoned up to enquire and was told to drop into the shop on College street (they have 2 shops in the town) to get the specified mountain bikes I was after. Arrived in Killarney to find said shop closed so I phoned the number pasted to the door. It turned out that he had a few staff call in sick and to drop down to the other store. Unfortunately it started to rain heavily and we abandoned or plans to the following day.
What happened next knocked me for six! When I called into the shop I mentioned I had called the day before (no recognition) so to jog his memory I said the other store was closed because staff had called in sick? That I was looking to hire some bikes?
His reply: "what difference does it make the other store was closed?"
Him: Sure haven't we 2 stores?so so what if the other store was closed? (aggressive tone?)
Me: "Am, it doesn't matter that the other store as closed, I was just trying to make conversation..." (I was taken back and lost for words and just about got that out)
Him: "So do you want to hire bikes or not?"
I just left I was lost for words. Here was a guy itching for a fight. I felt I had done something wrong and was inconveniencing him. I live locally so god help tourists who call. Take your business elsewhere is my advice. Unless you want your day soured