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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 southwest 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

  • Unforgettable Ireland Coach: Touring Dublin to Dublin

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH: The Emerald Isle has always charmed visitors with not only its warm and friendly people but also with its lush and sometimes dramatic scenery, its historic castles and its rolling countryside. Add to this time in its colourful capital and you will not forget Ireland.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,522
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Ireland Explorer Small Group Tour: Dublin, Galway, Killarney & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: This exhilarating tour of Ireland is the perfect addition to a trip around the British Isles, or an ideal extension to a Dublin city break, visiting much of the countryside, including Galway - the 2020 European Capital of Culture - Connemara and Burren before returning to the capital.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,339
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Complete Ireland Small Group Adventure: Dublin, Belfast, Galway & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: A complete tour of Ireland, this small group adventure 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:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,303
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Small Group Touring
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  • Corners of Southern Ireland: Dublin to Dublin

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: 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:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,309
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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