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Skellig Ring Scenic Drive

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We leave the Ring of Kerry to travel on the Skelling Ring Drive. Drive is picturesque with load of ocean views. Plenty of locations to take wonderful pictures. Plus you can visit the Skellig chocolate factory.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kathy49
Reviewed August 7, 2019

You can't visit County Kerry without taking this drive. We advise going counter-clockwise both because it's less stressful (you won't worry about falling off a cliff) and because the views are better coming this direction. Make sure to add the Skellig Ring into your journey....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

Would highly recommend this beautiful drive. We stopped off at a few locations and got some lovely pictures. The view from Kerrys most spectacular cliffs was amazing! Skellig Chocolate is also well worth a visit-excellent variety of handmade chocolates! Portmagee is a lovely small village...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Derekoc1984
Reviewed July 6, 2019

Even though the roads are smaller, extend your drive around the Ring route. You will see the Skellig islands (but no Jedi), and some really beautiful scenery. The Cliffs of Kerry are there, in case you want some photos of cliffs without the hordes at...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Radio9phs
Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

We left Killarney at 8.30am and drove the Ring of Kerry including the Skellig Ring through Portmagee. We drove anticlockwise and encountered very little traffic and hardly any buses. The scenery was brilliant and the little towns were delightful. We stopped at castles and forts...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank B9637XMroberts
Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

The trip is well worth it for the views. As others say, going clockwise is the best bet. There are 3 very tight corners with steep single tracked roads to negotiate between Skelligs Chocolate and Portmagee. However, if you follow usually precautions, sound a horn...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank pjbartlett
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

We driver out the Ring of Kerry clockwise from Kenmare, ending up on the Skellig Ring. Not crowded, very few other cars, and roads were fine. A bit challenging when the navigation wanted to send us on the minor backroad. But we made it!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mthebaker
Reviewed June 1, 2019

Amzing views and some great places to stop at around the way. We went out of season so very few cars on the road, but not for the faint hearted driver! We stopped at the chocolate factory and kerry cliffs, and then went onto Valentia...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank archieellie
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

But not for everyone. Try to go clockwise, specially if in the high season. Beware of very steep gradients. It is a very beautiful road with lots of viewpoints.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Skellig Ring scenic Drive is most certainly the most exciting part of driving the Ring of Kerry. In fact it is possible that you could miss this incredible part of the drive entirely on the ROK. That would be such a shame. We drove it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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October 6, 2018|
Response from whalewatcher09 | Reviewed this property |
you should be able to rent bikes in Knights town- Caseys Cycles
May 3, 2017|
Response from GregMc80 | Reviewed this property |
It seems people take it from whatever direction they're travelling from: from Waterville it would be clockwise, from Cahersiveen it would be counter clockwise. Personally, i'd recommend clockwise. As soon as you turn off the... More
March 29, 2017|
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Response from jaxx77 | Reviewed this property |
Depends how fast you drive. Could do it in 1hr. But take it easy stop in Knightstown for a Guinness. Then stop in portmagee allow 2-3 hrs.