Destination: Ring of Kerry

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This area of Ireland is one of outstanding natural beauty

Ring of Kerry

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Introducing Ring of Kerry


The Ring of Kerry, situated on the Iveragh Peninsula, is probably the most visited attraction in Ireland outside of Dublin. This tourist trail is part of the mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years.

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Region: Ireland

Time to spend here: 1-2 - 1 day

More Information: Tourist Information website

What's nearby? Killarney, Cork, Dingle Penninsular

What transport do you recommend? A vehicle is definitely needed to visit the Ring of Kerry

Did you know? The Ring of Dingle is the shorter similar route to the more widely known Ring of Kerry

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What can I see in and around Ring of Kerry?


The famous Ring of Kerry circuit sits in southern Ireland around the Iveragh peninsula. The peninsular is part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. It has some of the finest beaches including the

Ross Island

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A visit of the region is not complete without going to Ross Island. Contrary to its name, Ross Island is not an island but a peninsula. This place provides a peaceful haven away from the bustle of town. You can stroll through the mystical and ancient woodlands along the lakeshore and see the remains of copper mines visible through bright blue pools.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Muckross Home and Garden

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A visit to the world renowned Muckross House & Gardens is a one-Stop Shop for Killarney's Heritage. This popular attraction is a Victorian mansion built in the mid 19th century. The park around the house is well-worth a visit, you'll be able to admire the beauty of the gardens, the great collection of Azaleas, Rhododendrons, extensive water garden and an outstanding rock garden hewn out of natural limestone.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Muckross Abbey

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Muckross Abbey was founded by the Franciscans in the 15th century. Although a 'ruin', the building is in a remarkable state of preservation with the walls of the Cloister and its associated buildings in their original complete state.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

St Marys Cathedral Killarney

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Designed by the famous neo-Gothic designer, Pugin, the foundation stone of St. Mary's Cathedral was laid in 1842. Building was suspended during the worst period of the Great Famine, when the partially completed building was used as a shelter & hospital for the sick and dying. It was not completed until 1855. Killarney's Cathedral is reputed to have been one of Pugin's favourite buildings.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Ring of Kerry

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The Ring of Kerry, situated on the Iveragh Peninsula, is probably the most visited attraction in Ireland outside of Dublin. This tourist trail is part of the mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years.
Time to spend here: full day   More information

Gap of Dunloe

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The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass of approximately 10 km long. It is renowned world-wide for being the finest example of glaciated valley in Europe formed some 2 million years ago. The Gap of Dunloe comprises five lakes which shaped the landscape of this magnificent area into a place of outstanding natural beauty.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Torc Waterfall

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Torc Waterfall an impressive waterfall of 70 to 80 feet high and the Owengarriff river which feeds it rises in "The Devil's Punchbowl" on nearby Mangerton mountain. The top of the waterfall makes an excellent point to capture the breath-taking views of the lakes.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Dingle Peninsular

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A trip to the Dingle Peninsula is a must, you can have a walk on Inch strand or an evening in the vibrant town of Dingle. This attractive and colourful fishing town is full of lovely craft shops, bars and restaurants. You can take a boat trip and explore to Blasket Islands or simply travel round Slea Head alongside magnificent views of the coastline and get stunning views of Mount Brandon and the Slieve Mish mountains.
Time to spend here: full day   More information

Castle Island

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Castleisland is a busy town situated on the main Killarney to Limerick road is seen as the gateway to Kerry. The remains of the town castle lie in ruins in a field south of the town. Close to the town, you will find Crag Cave, one of the largest cave systems in the country and were only discovered in 1983. 3.8kms of cave have been explored running right under the town with about 400m open to the visitors.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

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