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  • Ring of Kerry, Ireland
  • Kerry Cliffs, Skelligs and Penguin Island, The Ring of Kerry, Ireland

The Ring of Kerry, easily accessible from Killarney or Kenmare on an Ireland vacation,  is where you can enjoy not only spectacular beauty but also discover ancient sites, stone forts, old monasteries and several castles all amid a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age.  The Ring, a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean in south-west Ireland, is approximately 180 kilometres/112 miles in circumference and the main route follows the coast around, ringed by scenic mountains and lakes with views everywhere of the ocean.

When on Ireland tours, stops can be made at the laid-back village of Sneem, Staigue Fort, an imposing sight rising out of a desolate high valley. Derrynane House, once the home of Daniel O'Connell, Ireland's most influential pre-independence politician,  two ring forts, Cahergal and Leacanabuaile and the Kerry Bog Village Museum which re-creates a 19th Century bog village typical of the small communities that carved out a precarious living in the harsh environment of Ireland's ubiquitous peat bogs. The Gap of Dunloe is a picturesque area with 5 lakes, all connected by the River Loe. A popular form of transportation here is the horse-drawn trap, a cart where up to four occupants sit facing each other.

The jagged, 217 metre/705 feet high rock of Skellig Michael is the larger of the two Skellig Islands and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Early Christian monks established a community and survived here as far back as the 6th Century. The buildings are perched on a rock above sea level and reached by 600 steep steps cut into the rock face. There is also an established walking path named The Kerry Way, which takes its own route, and a signposted Ring of Kerry cycling path which uses older quieter roads where possible. The Kerry Way roughly follows the scenic driving route of the Ring of Kerry on an Ireland vacation.

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Ireland vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Ireland.

Ring of Kerry

  • All Ireland Explorer Mini Coach Tour: Dublin to Dublin

    This short Ireland tour is the perfect addition to a trip around the British Isles, or an ideal extension to a Dublin city break, taking in Galway, Connemara and Burren before returning to the capital.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,767
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Complete Ireland Mini Coach: Dublin to Dublin

    The complete Ireland tour from Belfast to Dublin, this trip takes you to the most famous sights and towns of the Emerald Isle, from the staggering Giant’s Causeway to the delicate crystal of Waterford.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,250
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Corners of Southern Ireland Dublin Backroads Dublin

    Explore the colourful southern end of the Emerald Isle on this Ireland tour that takes you to the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, historic Kilkenny and much more.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,861
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Escape to Ireland

    Explore the enchanting west coast of Ireland and some of its most famous highlights. This tour is a perfect trip for those who want to travel with a group that feels like family, but be given free time to discover what interests you most.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,264
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Explore Ireland: Dublin to Dublin Escorted Coach Tour

    Experience the charms and attractions of this friendly country taking in all the highlights including visits to both Dublin and Belfast. Marvel at the spectacular beauty of the West and North Atlantic coastal scenery plus have lake cruises, pony rides, walking tours and much more.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,043
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Glimpse of Ireland: The South-West

    Discover the beauty and the heritage of Ireland with a self drive car allowing flexible stops en route at Kildare, Cashel, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, the village of Adare and Limerick. This is the ideal tour when time is limited.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 333
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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