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One of the most famous and popular coastal tours for tourists in the South West of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry, traverses the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula. Dramatic panoramas, majestic mountains, ancient sites and towns are found along the 166km (104 miles) route through the southern tip of Kerry.
The Ring of Kerry circuit runs anti-clockwise and passes through many picturesque villages such as Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Caherciveen, Waterville, Sneem and returns via Ladies View, the famous Lakes of Killarney and through the Oakwood’s of Killarney’s magnificent National Park. The Ring of Kerry is part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years and is undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest tour. Visitors can cover the Ring of Kerry on a full day trip approx 10.30 am -5pm). Many tour companies offer guided tours of The Ring of Kerry or Dingle, contact O Connor’s Tours or Deros Tours for further information. Leaflets are available in our homes with information on this.
If you have time, stray off the route a little to take in wonders like the Gap of Dunloe, Rossbeigh Beach, Derrynane, Staigue Fort, and Valentia Island. Even if you stick to the traditional route, however, you will experience places of exceptional beauty and history. Enjoy Waterville, a charming town overlooking the beautiful Ballinskelligs Bay, with some of Europe’s best salmon and sea trout fishing and a world-renowned golf course nearby.
Take time to stop and shop in Kenmare, one of Ireland’s prettiest heritage towns, with some of the world’s most stunning scenery surrounding it. A gourmet paradise, Kenmare showcases the splendid grandeur of the Ring of Kerry. Toward the end of the route, you will encounter Ladies View, named after Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting in honour of the Monarch’s 1861 visit. Here you will enjoy a magnificent panorama of Killarney’s Three Lakes and its world famous National Park which is just within two minutes of your home from home comforts at www.killarneyholidaycottages.com