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    Ring of Kerry

    Dreamlike landscapes and dramatic coastlines, this is Ireland at its picturesque best
    County Kerry
    Amazing landscapes
    1hr 15mins from Cork Airport

    Skellig Ring, County Kerry

    The spirit of Kerry

    Rolling green hills and sparkling lakes. Sheep bleating and cows grazing in patchwork fields. Pristine golden strands giving way to jaw-dropping cliffs. This treasure trove in the southwest coast of Ireland really has it all, which is why people come from far and wide to see the Ring of Kerry.

    This scene-stealing route around the Iveragh Peninsula, beginning and ending in Killarney, takes in all the big hitters – Moll’s Gap, Torc Waterfall and the Gap of Dunloe are winners – but really, the route itself is so much more than the sum of its parts. Within this 179km of road, you’ll find that each turn brings a new treat to the eye, from lakes, rivers and waterfalls, to grand houses and castles. If you’re feeling adventurous, the Ring of Kerry cycling route is one of Ireland’s most famous, and there is really nothing like breathing in the fresh Kerry air as you drink up the incredible views around you.

    Ring of Kerry

    L-R: Ross Castle, Killarney; a jaunting car in the Killarney National Park; Torc Waterfall; a horse stands by a traditional stone wall

    Brilliant beaches


    This part of County Kerry is known for its pristine stretches of white, sandy beaches. Derrynane, Rossbeigh and St Finian's Bay are some of the most stunning, each strand a beautiful border between the glinting ocean and mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula.

    St Finian's Bay, County Kerry



    Top 10 things to do


    Seafood fresh off the boat, a 6th century monastery and a town where a goat is crowned king – these are 10 things not to miss when traveling the Ring of Kerry...

    Monastery on Skellig Michael Monastery on Skellig Michael

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    Views fit for a queen


    There’s a story behind the stunning "Ladies View" at the Lakes of Killarney – when Queen Victoria visited the Ring of Kerry in 1861, this spot was a favorite of her ladies-in-waiting. And the grandeur doesn’t stop at the scenery: sleeping on the edges of the world-famous lakes sits Muckross House & Gardens. This 19th century mansion, along with its lush gardens, became Ireland’s first National Park in 1932. Inside is luxury on another level, and upstairs you can even enter the perfectly preserved room that housed Queen Victoria during her famous stay!

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    Ladies View, Killarney, County Kerry

    3 colorful towns to visit

    Sneem, County Kerry Sneem, County Kerry

    Sneem

    Neat colorful houses line the streets of this pretty village that is bursting with rural charm.

    Kenmare, County Kerry Kenmare, County Kerry

    Kenmare

    Smart galleries and old-world pubs, traditional charm mixes with contemporary cool in this atmospheric town.

    Waterville, County Kerry Waterville, County Kerry

    Waterville

    Backed by deep green mountains and facing the Atlantic Ocean, this coastal village is the ideal place to relax.

    Star power


    The mystical beauty of this part of the island has enchanted some unexpected visitors in its time. The Skellig Ring, just off the main route of the Ring of Kerry, was given a starring role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the pretty village of Portmagee, the cast and crew were received by the locals as they welcome all their visitors: with a warm reception, a hot meal and some rousing traditional music!

    I can’t believe they let us shoot there – it was so beautiful!

    J.J. Abrams, Star Wars director

    Star Wars in Kerry

    You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to discover a landscape that is truly out of this world. Just ask the makers of Star Wars.

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    Stargazing


    On the Ring of Kerry, you really are far away from the hustle and bustle of life. So remote and tranquil is this area, that it is home to one of just three Gold Tier International Dark Sky Reserves on the planet – and the only one in the northern hemisphere. Under a canopy of twinkling lights, you can make as many wishes as you like...

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    Ballinskelligs, County Kerry

    Ring of Kerry highlights

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    Avoca Handweavers Molls Gap

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    Derrynane House, National Historic Park

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    The Ring of Kerry Tour - Railtours Ireland First Class!

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    Killarney Brewing Company

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    Murphy's of Killarney

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    Killarney Art Holidays

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    Killarney National Park

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    Tom Crean Fish and Wine

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    The Skellig Experience

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    Killarney Rent a Bike

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    Dromquinna Manor

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    Quinlan's Seafood Bar

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