Travel — Ireland
— Ring of Kerry
Ring of Kerry Google Map
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
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).
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
Staigue Fort, located about three miles west of Sneem, is one of Ireland's largest and best-preserved Iron Age Ring Forts.
Ring of Kerry
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.
Fun Ring of Kerry Tours
Take a FUN Full-Day Tour of The Ring of Kerry — one of Ireland's top tourist attractions.
Ring of Kerry Tour
Day Trips and Excursions
Tours from Dublin
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).
Gap of Dunloe
Ring of Kerry