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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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"tour buses"
in 139 reviews
"counter clockwise"
in 43 reviews
"anti clockwise"
in 37 reviews
"valentia island"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"beautiful drive"
in 56 reviews
"take your time"
in 51 reviews
"staigue fort"
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"rented a car"
in 18 reviews
"ladies view"
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"killarney national park"
in 71 reviews
"take pictures"
in 41 reviews
"the atlantic ocean"
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"irish countryside"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out for a drive out on the west of Ireland and the Ring of Kerry was the most unique place I had ever seen. You need to have good weather to be able to see everything, loads of viewing spots, beeches and peers....More

Thank Radu_Patrascu80
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a clear day and drive the Ring of Kerry. If you can start early, then you can avoid some of the busses that drive the route. I would suggest starting out of Killarney and driving counter clockwise. There are so many offshoot routes for...More

Thank lilcapman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a self drive tour of the Ring. It took longer than we had anticipated as it is really quite long and slow. We went right down into Valentina island but not onto the island. We walked to the Cliffs of Kerry which were fabulous....More

Thank RB5655
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It starts of in Killearney. You see mountains, lakes, roind cstles, Ross castle, a lot of sheep, rain, beautifull scenery and laprichorns if you are lucky.

Thank JCB3225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured the Ring of Kerry - beautiful scenery and overlooks along the way. Your tour guide is essential here to tell the history and stories of the area - we were blessed to have CIE/Carrig Coaches’ Tom O’Toole as our guide/driver- he made the...More

1  Thank Thomas D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a several hour drive and we did it in 5e rain and fog. The limited views we had were not spectacular. The rain limited walking in the “cute” villages. It was not worth the time. The cliffs of moher were way bettter and were...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a bus tour & were told that the buses go anticlockwise & cars go clockwise as the roads are very narrow in places. Although it was a dull day, the beauty of the peninsula is stunning. With planned stops at different places,...More

Thank noorcaughley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the Ring of Kerry but only after we drove (in our own car at our leisure) the Wild Atlantic Way 1. South from Galway to Dingle/Slea Head and 2. North from Galway to Clifden. Although the King of Kerry was beautiful, it came...More

1  Thank hipNJmom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have done the ring maybe six times during my lifetime, but to go round in this year of almost perfect weather was a privilege that concentrated virtually every positive aspect of the place into a day. You can have your Amalfi Coasts, and Cote d'Azur...More

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Ring of Kerry in June. We drove ourselves around. We followed the Rick Steve's guide as we wanted to avoid tour buses as much as possible. I am happy to report that we did not encounter 1 bus the whole day. We...More

4  Thank Julie H
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sunburst
19 July 2018|
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Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
You can drive in either direction, it is recommended to drive counter clockwise-same direction as busses, to avoid issues of backing up on narrow roads and cliffs. I drove it after taking a Buss, I recommend going with the... More
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Faith F
3 April 2018|
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Response from bobjanh | Reviewed this property |
Can be done but a very good chance you will spend the day driving rather than taking in and enjoying the sites. Not really recommended unless you have no other options.
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SHEETAL V
1 May 2017|
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Response from janemarion99 | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry I can't help you as we had a hire-car. Good luck.
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