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Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

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Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

After 2 nights in Dingle and doing Slea Head, we head to Killarney for 2 nights

is it best to drive from Dingle directly in anticlockwise loop via Killorglin on ROK and end in Killarney to sleep? Following day thought to visit Killarney area: Muckross, Ross and explore leisurely

after 2 nights there, we head to Kilkenny, so thought to break up long days in the car

would love DE and others' advice!

we will be there 2nd week of September

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1. Re: Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

I have often done the ROK from Dongle as a (long) day trip, so it is poosible

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2. Re: Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

The tour buses for RoK leave Killarney late morning and head counter-clockwise and are usually back by late afternoon. So you can time your path to either beat or follow them. Then take the side roads off the main and you'll avoid the buses and see more.

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3. Re: Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

Soonas, huv you been drinking the boor??? ;o)

Sue, that sounds perfect. The bit of the Ring between Killarney and Killorglin is one of the least spectacular bits (but its still lovely!!)

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4. Re: Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

Thank you!

So, are we better off to just head to Killarney Day 1 and see sights ?

Day2 wake up early and then drive Rok?

We want to enjoy ROK , not rush it

Is it too much to do whole drive? Parts only?

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5. Re: Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

Either is Ok because you would have to go to Killorglin from either Killarney or Dingle. You might need an extra 30 minutes or so when coming from Dingle but you'll be fine.

I think the full day in Killarney is better. It will give you time to see Muckross House (you usually need to wait for a tour) and the gardens.

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6. Re: Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

I also recommend Ladie's View in Killarney National Park!! The little cafe and views are not to be missed :)

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7. Re: Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

Such great advice!!

Bean: so best to first see Muckross etc??

And following day. , drive ROK.

Absolutely will see kenmare to Killarney section

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8. Re: Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

You can comfortably do the ROK and Killarney National Park in one day each, but I would never choose to stay in Killarney. It's a busy tour bus depot with plastic quality souvenirs and generally considerably higher prices or less quality (that's too often your choice) for food, shelter and souvenirs. Do Kenmare or a north ring B&B along the coast for two nights followed by less than two hour ride to Dingle.

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9. Re: Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

thank you preglad for your advice

we had been debating about Killarney or Kenmare for our 2 nights after the 2 nights on Dingle

Our friend had highly recommended Cahernane House due to its unusual features and "outside" Killarney proper location

Would you (or anyone else) still advise to stay Kenmare instead?

we leave from whichever location to drive to Kilkenny next: Blarney/Cahir /ROC en route

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10. Re: Driving from Dingle and then 2 nights Killarney: drive ROK ?

Look it up online, comparing cost, value and what is meant by outside Killarney proper. Compare that all to Ashfield B&B in Kenmare by reading view comments on TA for Kenmare B&B's. (It was highest rated, nicely priced and the owner is super).