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“Beautiful Scenery”
Review of Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry
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Full-day Ring of Kerry Tour from Killarney
Ranked #13 of 393 things to do in County Kerry
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed March 20, 2012

We spent two nights in a Farmhouse on the Dingle Peninsula so that we could enjoy the Kerry area and were not disappointed. Starting the Ring counterclockwise as suggested is a good idea as there are parts of the road that are narrow and curvy and buses and trucks have to be watched out for. The villages were interesting and the countryside beautiful. We had very thick fog and wet gentle rain on the southwest which I am told is normal. It reminded me of the California coast when it is fogged in but the farms were different. It was still worth the drive. The Killdare National Park was great and it had cleared when we reached it. The grounds and house of the Muscross House were beautiful and a needed rest to get out from driving and walk around to enjoy. Pleased we spent the extra night as you could take the drive at your own pace and stop when you want. Loads of lakes to see besides the coast and mountains and plenty of hiking trails if you want them.

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Reviewed March 17, 2012

The Ring of Kerry is very beautiful but some of the roads are very narrow! We got great advice from our guide book that said to drive the Ring of Kerry clockwise, because the tour buses drive it counter clockwise. This was great advice...we only saw a couple of tour buses but we weren't held up by them. We started out in Killarney about 8am, then drove through Kenmare and around the ring of Kerry. We had enough time to drive to Dingle and back to Killarney all by 4:30pm. Definitely a must see if you are traveling around Ireland.

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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Ok, so it was a little weird that we parked at this little tourist trap store to see the cliffs, but we had read that it was the best view. The man came out right away, as soon as we parked in the lot, and asked if we wanted to take the walk out to see the cliffs. We had read that the price was 4 Euros per person, but I guess the look on my face made him take pity on me (and the fact that the clouds were rolling in!) and he let our family of four go for 12 Euros. It was worth it!!!! We got out to the edge of the cliffs and wow! What a view! Even though it was dark and cloudy, we could see the cliffs with no problem. When you leaned on the fence to look, though, it was amazing how windy it was - like hurricane force winds whipping up the face of the cliff. Then, the rain started and we got pretty wet, but it was such an incredible experience, feeling that raw power. Our umbrellas would have been toast if we’d brought them. We could escape the wind by just stepping back a couple feet off the cliff, it was coming straight up and that was pretty neat. The first little squall cleared out some of the clouds and so we were able to see the Skellig Islands, where there is a 6th century monastery that you can go to by boat when it’s open in the late spring and summer.

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Reviewed March 9, 2012

If you have hired a car, you must do this. Head anti clockwise out of Killarney. Some of the views on the route were AMAZING!. Rossbeigh beach is worth a stop. Ballcarbary Castle too and then you must stop at Kenmare. We had lunch there. Very nice. Proper Irish town. You could do the full ring in about 3.5hrs however it took us around 5.5 due to the stops we made. After Kenmare we did the Ladies View and Torc Waterfall before getting back to Killarney. It would be a lot busier in the summer I imagine so I'm glad we did it now and it was a dry day too :o)

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Reviewed March 1, 2012

We drove the Ring of Kerry in a day and we had to rush the whole time. There is so much to stop and see/do along the way!! It would have been much more relaxed to do it in 2 days, that way we could have done a few walks and taken our time.
It was really foggy and misty all day so we didn't even get the best views but it was incredible none the less.

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