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Ring of Kerry

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Ring of Kerry

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The Ring of Kerry Day Trip including Killarney Lakes and National Park
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Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin
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Full-Day Ring of Kerry Tour from Killarney
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Ring of Kerry Tour from Killarney including Killarney National Park
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Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Cork: Including Killarney National Park
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2-Day Killarney and Ring of Kerry Rail Tour from Dublin.
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Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Limerick: Including Killarney National Park
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Jaunting Car Tour to Ross Castle from Killarney
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Jaunting Car Tour to Ross Castle from Killarney

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If you’re someone who loves history and prefers to plan ahead, book your Killarney horse-and-carriage tour in good time. With multiple departures spread across the day, choose the slot that suits you best. Then let your knowledgeable “jaunting car” driver guide you through town—the old-fashioned way.
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Tr8velbug wrote a review Sep 2020
Lisburn, United Kingdom544 contributions146 helpful votes
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We did different parts over several days so that we didn’t rush any of it and I’m so glad we did! Stunning is an understatement whatever the weather! We stopped a lot to enjoy spots along the way - highlights included Kerry cliffs, Dingle, funghie the dolphin, dunquin pier, Ross castle, Muckross house and lakes, ladies view, gap of Dunloe, inch beach and ballinskellig beach, kenmare town
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Date of experience: July 2020
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DERtravels wrote a review Aug 2020
Upland, California1,251 contributions249 helpful votes
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What a stunningly wonderful day! Our coach driver picked us up at 8:30 AM. We stopped for a sheep and dog show. We had a quick distant view of the Skellig Islands, those featured as the island of Luke Skywalker, the ring fort. Even a stop to see a local entrepreneur making St. Bridget crosses for sale. We had a nice lunch stop at 12:30pm and then continued around the Ring until 2:30pm where we were dropped off in the town of Killarney. Definitely a highlight of our trip to the Irelands. Be sure to take your time. There are so may pullouts worthwhile.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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igal27 wrote a review Aug 2020
Rehovot, Israel4,989 contributions463 helpful votes
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The Ring of Kerry Route made for a perfect day trip. We started at Kenmare and made our way around clockwise. The scenery all around is amazing and you can stop at as few or as many places you want along the way. Here are a few that we saw and that I would recommend (we had a few more planned but didn't manage to get to all of them): Staigue Fort, Derrynane Blue Flag Beach, Ballinskelligs Beach and Castle, stop at viewpoints along the west coast to see Skellig Michael in the distance, Skelligs Chocolate (a chocolate factory and store -- for a sweet break from the nature tour!), St. Finian's Bay Beach, Kerry Cliffs (fantastic view from the top of a VERY windy cliff!), Portmagee (stopped here for lunch), Valentia Island -- to see the tetrapod trackway. We basically got caught in a downpour at Valentia Island and didn't continue any farther, but you can continue along the north side of the route up to the Killarney National Park. If you want to spend a little more time at any of these locations and/or see some more, you can split the trip into two or three days. It's most definitely worth doing though!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Livinit.lovinit wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland549 contributions37 helpful votes
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The Ring of Kerry was an experience I will never forget and will definitely do again as well as recommend to everyone. I started the ring in Killorglin. From there I made my way to Portmagee where I stayed the night. Along the way I saw Ballycarbery castle, a few stone forts and some breathtaking views! Don’t forget to pull over every chance you get so you can truly appreciate the views and beauty around you. The next day we explored Valentia Island and did a few hikes. Definitely add this to your list as the island and views are stunning! From there we ventured the Cliffs of Kerry which is just a short drive past Portmagee. We decided to continue onto the Ring of Skellig which eventually connected back to the Ring of Kerry. Really lovely drive, more amazing views and some cute villages. When you pass through Ballinskelligs be sure to stop into Skellig Chocolate! Once we connected back to the Ring of Kerry we continued onto see some castle ruins, another stone fort, a waterfall, a few other random sites and stopped several more times at some view points. We eventually ended up in Killarney where we stayed the night. The next day in Killarney we saw Ross Castle, a few churches and a beautiful cathedral. We then made our way to Muckross House and Gardens and ventured around for a bit. Didn’t have enough time to really see the national park but if you do - make sure to do it. On our way home to Dublin we took a detour and drove down to Kinsale where we explored Charles Fort and then roamed around the colourful, stunning town. I did the Ring of Kerry in about 2 days but if you like to explore, hike and want to do it at a comfortable speed then I would add an extra day or two on. For example, the Killarney park can take a day if you really want to do it right. But if you have time restrictions then 2 days is plenty but I would recommenced doing half the ring the first day and staying the night (I stayed in Portmagee) and doing the other half the next day. Just some side notes to those travelling in from outside Ireland... When your in Ireland, be sure to check out the local churches, cathedrals or abbeys as they hold a wealth of history and many are breathtaking. Remember - if you go off the main road you will most likely be on local roads going to most of the sites. Ensure you drive carefully and you are being courteous to the other drives. As the roads can be very thin, pullover if your near a drive way or something to allow the vehicles to pass and in return others will do the same. There may be times you will need to reverse down the small roads into the nearest lane way for the other vehicle to pass. Although google maps etc. will give you approx. travel times - it will usually take you a bit longer. This is because like mentioned above the local roads can take a bit more time to travel on and your usually going to go under the posted speed limit.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Tiana Ward wrote a review Jul 2020
Tralee, Ireland643 contributions21 helpful votes
In April of 2018 me, my dad and 2 friends decided that we would drive the ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is a scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. Its 179km-long, circular route takes in rugged and verdant coastal landscapes and rural seaside villages. Skellig Michael, a rocky island with an abandoned 7th-century Christian monastery, is a major destination point, with several boats from Portmagee making the 12km crossing during the warmer months. Highly recommend everyone does the drive sometime ❗️
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Date of experience: April 2020
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