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  • Address: Killarney, South West Ireland, Ireland
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  • Admission: Free

Explore southern Ireland on a road trip along the Ring of Kerry, a 110-mile (180-km) scenic route of narrow roads winding around the Iveragh Peninsula. Most travelers start and end the loop in Killarney and make stops all around County Kerry to see historic seaside villages, Killarney National Park, the rugged Atlantic coast, and a few Irish castles. Many tours depart from other Ring of Kerry towns such as Sneem, Parknasilla, Cahersiveen, and Killorglin, the home of the famous Puck Fair festivities, but if you need transportation to southern Ireland from elsewhere in the country, Ring of Kerry day tours are offered with starting points in Dublin, Kenmare, Cork, Limerick, and Kinsale.


What to See Along the Ring of Kerry

As you cruise along the Atlantic Coast on this spectacular mountain road through the towns of Kells, Derrynane, and Glenbeigh, you’ll find a number of impressive sights, with various tours including different stopping points and photo opportunities. From Ross Castle and Muckross House to Torc Waterfall, Bog Village, and the glacial valley of the Gap of Dunloe, you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled and your camera out. The ring also passes the golden beaches of Inch Beach, the Lakes of Killarney, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountains, Ladies View, and Dingle Bay looking out to the Dingle Peninsula. The coastal side of the loop offers a taste of the Wild Atlantic Way, and in County Kerry’s Waterville, visitors tend to stop for photos with the waterfront Charlie Chaplin statue.


Insider Tip

As with many ring roads, there is little room to pass at some points. It’s good to note that all tour buses travel counterclockwise from Killarney and that self-driving travelers can head clockwise for less traffic.

How to Tour the Ring of Kerry from Dublin

The Ring of Kerry loop is one of the most popular day trips available from Dublin, as WiFi-equipped coach tours make it easy to see dozens of sights in one day. Bus tours depart from a main street in Dublin city center and head out on a four-hour drive 185 miles (300 km) southwest to then embark on the 110-mile (180-km) loop. Day trips tend to be quite long (upwards of 14 hours) due to all the driving. If a single day isn’t enough, multi-day tours include accommodation and allow you to see more at a slower pace. The ring can also be reached from Dublin on a rail tour, during which travelers take a train to Killarney and then hop on a coach bus to ride the ring.

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Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin, Dublin, null
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Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin

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Immerse yourself in some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery on a day trip to the Ring of Kerry from Dublin. You'll admire Ireland's coastal landscapes ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 15 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $117.79
Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Kenmare, Kenmare, Rail Tours
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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Kenmare

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Private Tour of the Ring of Kerry in a passenger vehicle with an experienced guide.

Location: Kenmare, Ireland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $60.79
Ring of Kerry Day Tour, Killarney, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ring of Kerry Day Tour

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The Iveragh Peninsula which contains Ireland’s most spectacular mountain road – the Ring of Kerry – is situated in the south west corner of Ireland. Over the ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.02
Private Ring of Kerry Bus Tour from Cork for 1-12 Passengers, Cork, Day Trips
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Private Ring of Kerry Bus Tour from Cork for 1-12 Passengers

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On this tour of the beautiful Ring of Kerry, you can depart from anywhere within a 20 mile radius of Cork city. You decide a pick up time and place that suits ...  Read more

Location: Cork, Ireland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $416.06
Star Wars and Ring Of Kerry Day Tour from Killarney, Killarney, Full-day Tours
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Star Wars and Ring Of Kerry Day Tour from Killarney

Spend a day on a guided Star Wars experience that will take you off the beaten track.  Unearth the real Ring of Kerry and explore the spectacular setting of ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.63
Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Limerick Including Torc Waterfall, Limerick, Full-day Tours
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Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Limerick Including Torc Waterfall

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From rugged cliffs to golden beaches, small villages and pastures green to peat bogs and picturesque mountain ranges, it is easy to see why the Ring of Kerry ...  Read more

Location: Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.15
Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killarney, Killarney, Day Trips
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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killarney

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The Ring of Kerry (or Iveragh Peninsula) is the Kerry tourist trail and part of the mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $421.46
Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Cork, Cork, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Cork

The Ring of Kerry (or Iveragh Peninsula) is the Kerry tourist trail and part of the mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for ...  Read more

Location: Cork, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $416.06
Ring of Kerry and Bray Head Day Tour from Killarney, Killarney, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ring of Kerry and Bray Head Day Tour from Killarney

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Take a spectacular small group Ring of Kerry day tour that takes you off the beaten track to let you experience its true beauty. Experience its unique cultural ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $43.23
Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Kinsale, South West Ireland, Day Trips
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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Kinsale

The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland's most famously scenic drives. It's unspoiled beauty is legendary among travelers, and on this 9-hour, private tour from ...  Read more

Location: Kinsale, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $421.46

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