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Ring of Kerry

N70/N71, Ireland
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Ranked #29 of 218 Attractions in County Kerry
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Walking, Golfing
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We went on a bus with a local tour guide firm from killarney , you see a lot more sat high up in the bus plus the guide knows the best areas to stop for views and photos , you'll need to be adventurous if you decided to drive . We left at 1030 and returned about 430pm it is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A long day's drive and I would suggest that you spent 2 nights in Killarney so you can drive the Ring a little more comfortably than we did. Coming from Cork on the day it meant that we had a long day in the car and were very tired by the time we were coming to the end of our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We went in May 2013, and had a great time driving the Ring of Kerry. We made many stops along the way, even just to get out a take pictures of the landscape. Torc Waterfall was a nice stop- trees, bluebells, deer, and the Friary. Rossbeigh Beach was another nice stop. Ladies View and Connors Pass to name a few.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went in November just at the end of the season and most places were closed. So if going at this time take a packed lunch. Also note that many places open from 5pm for food. Otherwise well worth seeing as part of the Wild Atlantic Way

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

From Killarney to Kenmare, in between: the Killarney National Park, The Muckross House, The Garden; the heaven like (to me) mossy trees and rocks around the Torc Waterfall, the abundant green trees lining the roads, the paradise like woods covered with bluebells, the lakes; Gap of Dunloe, the landscape everywhere, the live Irish music, the tap dancing at Kate Kearney's;... More

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Emerson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband and I just came back from Ireland and we are so proud to say that we had an amazing trip with Gate 1 Travel, our 5th, by the way. Our tour guide, Grainne, was very knowledgeable about the Irish culture and history, and paid attention to details , from our hotel accommodations, to our luggages, and room keys,... More

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rural montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I think the Ring of Kerry is wonderful but so are many other areas in Ireland. We loved getting lost even on the Ring of Kerry as we often pulled off the main road and drove to the end of that one to only find we had to turn around which made for a long trip but well worth it.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were amazed the entire ride of all the beautiful things we saw. Truly a special trip! We took a tour bus to see the trip and think it might have been more fun to go at our own pace in our own car. All in all it was amazing and would love to do it again!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We set off to see the Ring of Kerry in sunshine! We took the route outlined by all the tourist information places - do follow the buses as meeting them head on would not be pretty. If you set off early you really don't have too much of a problem with them. We had read some of the reviews before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am reading that the Dingle Peninsula Loop is better...it doesn't matter; they are different...you need to do both. The Ring of Kerry is delightful...it has sights that the Dingle does not have. ..such as the Muckross House and Gardens...the Torc Waterfall...the towns of Kenmare and Sneem...Ladies View...just to name a few. We had our own rented car and had... More

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