Interesting reading some of the reviews; so many disappointed because of weather or because they do not know the rhythm of traffic etc on the Ring, or even because they think Kenmare is on the Ring of Kerry which it is not. Early in the day is best; I trade at the wee market at Sneem on Tuesdays and the first coaches arrive around I pm having stopped at the Bog Museum in Glenbeigh. From then until around 4.30 the coaches come in in droves, always travelling clockwise as in places, especially between Moll' s Gap and Killarney, the road is too narrow and winding to allow two to pass. Thus trying to drive anti clockwise from Killarney to Moll's Gap mid afternoon can be scary.... while if you get behind a coach, you can always stop off at any one of the many viewing places which are hard to resist. I still do this and I live here! Just the utter beauty and that is so all the way round. And many more places off the main road also.
After around 4.30, the road is once more empty and blissfully peaceful
After all why should more folk not enjoy this beauty...they pay enough for their coach tours.. sometimes they seem to be thought of as second class folk.
I have driven Beara, and the other rings and would always choose Kerry. Just is knowing the best time to drive it and early morning is optimum. birdsong and a freshness..
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