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International Travel — Ireland
Southwest Ireland
County Kerry

— Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland

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Ring of Kerry
Ireland's Southwest Coast
Nature lovers from around the world are drawn to Ireland's famous Ring of Kerry — it's one of the most beautiful scenic drives in all of Ireland. Renowned for its spectacular natural beauty, mystical stones, ancient castles and ruins, the Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland's most visited attractions. View spectacular landscapes and stunning coastline along Ireland's Southwest coast.

Ring of Kerry Full Day Tour



The Ring of Kerry route travels through Killarney (with its magnificent National Park alongside Lough Leane), around Iveragh Peninsula, passing through the beautiful town of Kenmare, the coastal villages of Glenbeigh, Sneem, and Waterville, and the towns of Cahersiveen (birthplace of Daniel O'Connell) and Killorglin (best known for one of Ireland's oldest, longest and most unusual street festivals — Puck Fair).

Ring of Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland



Explore Ireland's ancient heritage — see the Iron Age Forts, Ogham Stones, Old Monasteries and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

Staigue Fort, located about three miles west of Sneem, is one of Ireland's largest and best-preserved Iron Age Ring Forts.


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Ring of Kerry, County Kerry, Southwest Ireland - Tourism Ireland

The picturesque 110-mile circular tour route travels around the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. You can drive the route in a day (two is better if you want to take your time) — explore the magnificent scenery and sights along the way — great for picture-taking!

Most people start and end the scenic drive in the popular town of Killarney — centrally located in County Kerry, it's an ideal starting and finishing point when visiting the nearby Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula (two of Ireland's most popular destinations). Signs are well posted. If you're driving, you may want to drive the route in a "clockwise" direction to avoid getting stuck behind tour buses (they drive the route in an anti-clockwise direction).

Note: The roads are narrow, winding and steep. Be prepared for crowds, especially if you're traveling the Ring of Kerry route during the busy summer months.


Day Trips and Excursions
from Dublin

Multi-Day Trips and Extended Tours from Dublin


Skellig Islands
— Skellig Michael

Nearby Ring of Kerry attractions include Skellig Michael (Sceilig Mhichil) — the steep rocky island towers over 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, just west of the tip of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. At the summit of the rock sits a 6th century Irish Celtic monastery (and World Heritage Site). Note: The remote Skellig Michael and its monastic ruins can only be visited by boat, (departing daily from Portmagee Pier, located in a small village in southwest Kerry).


 

 

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