Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is a amazing route passing through some of the most beautiful scenery is southern Ireland. The route is circular and around 110 miles (180km) in distance. It passes through Killarney with its lovely National Park alongside Lough Leane, around Iveragh Peninsula, passing through Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen and Killorglin.
Along the way there are beautiful views - particularly at Ladies View in Killarney National Park; castles, forts and historic houses including Derrynane House, home of Daniel O'Connor; the impressive glacial valley of Gap of Dunloe; St Mary's Cathedral in Killarney; Skellig Michael - a sheer rocky island in the Atlantic which housed a monastery and now a nature reserve; Torc Waterfall and Ogham stones which contain carvings of the Old Irish language.
If you prefer a slower pace and want to walk or cycle through this part of the world, The Kerry Way follows almost the same route but on quieter roads.
Best seen by private car or organized tour, start from Killarney and drive the circular route of 110 miles (180km) in a day, or longer if you have time. In summer, the narrow roads get crowded and there is little room to pass at some points so all the buses travel anti-clockwise and it recommended that car travel in the opposite direction, clockwise.
Tours & Tickets
An essential part of any visit to Ireland, this tour circles the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks, running through its many passes and valleys along the shore ... Read more
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From Cork and Blarney Castle to the Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher, you'll see the best of Ireland's west and south-west on this leisurely three-day rail ... Read more
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Want to explore Ireland outside Dublin? This leisurely four-day rail tour shows you the best of Ireland's southern and western coastal regions, crammed with ... Read more
Duration: 4 days (approx.)
See the highlights of Ireland on a 5-day small-group tour from Dublin! Traveling by luxury minivan, head to Galway and Killarney with an expert guide, checking ... Read more
Duration: 5 days (approx.)