I'm going to Ireland in mid july, so right smack in the middle of high tourist season. I'm planning on spending a day exploring the Dingle Peninsula. I also am spending two nights in Kenmare, which is a good base for the Ring of Beara or the Ring of Kerry. I'm torn between the two. Everyone I know who has been to Ireland raves about the ROK, but they all went in October, not July. I don't want to feel like a lemming in a herd of tourists, but I also don't want to miss out on something amazing. So what do you think? Brave the hordes and do the ROK, or skip it and do the Ring of Beara?
Also, I was hoping to have a chance to go to Skellig Michael. Is that doable if you're staying at either Dingle or Kenmare? Can you easily drive to where the ferries leave, or do you have to be staying somewhere on the Iveragh peninsula in order to make that work?
Thank you in advance!