We booked a RIng of Kerry tour with Kenmare Coach and Cab as we were staying for the week in a cottage outside of Kenmare and didn't want to drive to Killarney to start our tour. We were picked up at the door of our cottage on time by Mike Murphy, who was probably one of the best tour guides we have had in a lifetime of travel. He is a retired teacher and really a jack of all trades, so knew both the history of Ireland and County Kerry inside out. His tour really spoke of his love of the place he has lived all his life. The tour lasted all day of course, and the time just flew by. Several times he broke into song like a true Irishman, and we will never forget his rendition of The Hills of Athenrie as we stopped by some famine cottages.
The Ring of Kerry is a beautiful not to be missed place but not one to drive yourself, nor be herded on a bus tour. We shared the van with one other friendly couple so it was very personal. We stopped at a pub for a break and tea, had a wonderful fish and chips lunch in Port Magee, and a last stop at a chocolate shop and factory at the end of the tour.
The highlight by far was the added Skellig Islands ring tour. Beautiful and we loved the opportunity to see them and hear the story of the Islands.
We were late in returning to Kenmare after such a full day, but didn't mind a bit as it was just great!
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