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Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry
– The Ring of Kerry, known all over the world, follows the coastline of the Iveragh peninsula. It is one of the most dramatic scenic drives in the country and makes a most exciting day tour. Along the 175km route are picturesque villages, an abundance of historical landmarks, sandy coves and beaches. More History

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Caherdaniel: Popular coastal village on the Ring of Kerry, home of Daniel O’Connell

Castlecove: Is a unique and traditional rural village full of activities and home of the St. Crohan’s Festival

Sneem: Set on the shores of Kenmare Bay and surrounded by rugged mountains with the Sneem River Estuary flowing into the bay.

Kenmare: Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, the picturesque town of Kenmare, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara.

Killarney: The town is colourful with craft shops, art galleries, bookshops and lots more…

Killarney National Park: South and west of the town of Killarney in Co. Kerry is an expanse of rugged mountainous country. This includes the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland which rises to a height of over 1000 metres. At the foot of these mountains nestles the world famous Lakes of Killarney. Here where the mountains sweep down to the lake shores, their lower slopes covered in woodlands, lies the 10,236 hectare (26,000 acres), Killarney National Park

Muckross House & Gardens: Situated in Killarney National Park, Muckross House and Gardens are among the most popular of Irish visitor attractions. Queen Victoria paid a visit here, to the Herbert family, in 1861. The House was later owned, in turn, by Lord Ardilaun (of the Guinness family) and by the Bourn Vincents. Today, many of the rooms in this magnificent mansion have been restored to their original Victorian splendour.

Killorglin: The home of the world renowned ‘Puck Festival’ since the seventeenth century.

Glenbeigh: A pretty village on Ring of Kerry with its stunning Rossbeigh Beach which looks over the Dingle Peninsula.

Kells: Halfway point between Glenbeigh & Cahirciveen, once the home to the old south west railway, Kells overlooks Dingle Bay

Cahirciveen: Large town on Iveragh Peninsula, the home of our great Irish poet Sigerson Clifford.

Waterville: A village is established on a narrow land bank between the salty Ballinskelligs Bay and the fresh water of the spectacular Lough Currane.

Derrynane: Is one of the most alluring locations in Ireland, with its rugged shoreline, gently rolling mountains, a sheltered harbour and beautiful scenery and walks imaginable.

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