Things to do in County Kerry
Ring of Kerry
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Ken V
Charlotte, NC555 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
I would recommend this trip when visiting southern Ireland area. The drive can be nervy if not used to driving on left side. Must di
Written 6 June 2023
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WBin
Singapore, Singapore458 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
The Ring of Kerry drive is beautiful especially at the mountains overlooking the valley and waters. Killarney is very touristy and it took an hour to get in due to the traffic from the Bikers’ Fest and the long weekend for the Bank holiday. The Muckross house is lovely to walk around their well maintained grounds. There is ample free parking and washroom facilities here. The flowers are in full bloom.

The Killarney National Park should ban the jaunting cars as the ground is full of horse dung. So unpleasant for those who wish to walk in to enjoy the view. One has to watch out for the cars, bikes, cyclists and the horse dung on the narrow road. A vast difference from the Burren and Connemara National Park which were clean, pleasant and pristine. The tourists at Killarney littered the place more with tissue paper and plastic bottles.
Written 5 June 2023
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Kathrine
Pennsylvania557 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
The scenery is beautiful but do allow all day to drive around it. There are many opportunities for photos along the way. There are many one-lane roads and busses. We didn't find it overcrowded, so is was quite pleasant to drive.

Stop at Kerry Cliffs - you need to pay for parking at the kiosk before walking to them. The views along the Coomakesta Pass were breathtaking. We also stopped at the Cahergal ring fort. You will need to pass through a gate with cows and sheep :-) . There are little villages along the way for food. Overall a really nice day.
Written 20 May 2023
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Marc N
Bartlesville, OK826 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Long day for the ring of Kerry- beautiful scenery. Several historic stops along the way. Food and restaurants available on the ring.
Written 18 May 2023
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jxx9595
Washington, DC1,378 contributions
May 2023
Doing the Ring of Kerry is a basic part of any tour of Ireland. You get a view of many different parts of the country. Not to be missed.
Written 15 May 2023
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Monique B
Baltimore, MD14 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We took this small group tour from Killarney. Our guide, Kevin, was entertaining and informative. The tour was well organized with many stops to capture the beauty of the Ring of Kerry. I would recommend this tour to anyone who want to see this majestic area of Ireland in a relax and informative setting.
Written 9 May 2023
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Judith H
Chandler, AZ102 contributions
Mar 2023
If you're on an Irish road trip, this is one of the highlights. We looked at a few websites and Google maps, and chose random places to stop.

Important note: the tour buses are only allowed to drive counterclockwise, so it you go the opposite direction, you will never be stuck behind one.

Quite by accident, we found a "holy well" just past Kenmare. Intrigued, we followed the signs and found it. It's a spring with cool, clear water and some interesting offerings (hair scrunchies, cat toys)

We also stopped at Blackwater Pier, Helen's Secret Bay (did not climb down in the rain, so Helens' secret is safe with us), Sneem's pyramid park, Derrynane seashore and nature trail, and a lot of scenic photo spots.

This is such a great place to explore Ireland. Do it.

(Trip Advisor rearranged my photos, so they are out of order.)
Written 10 April 2023
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Denartes
Kingswinford, UK1,421 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
So wanted to return here and enjoy the beautiful views again. It didn't disappoint. I loved it just as much if not more than when I came many years ago. It's approx 100 mile trip around the peninsular but we'll worth going.
Written 22 March 2023
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic6,156 contributions
Jun 2022
A beautiful place, definitely worth of visit. I and my boyfriend have rented a car and drew around. The views are spectacular, I liked them especially on sunset, with some cows in the background.
There are few interesting places on the way, such as Cliffs of Moher, and they are worthy of visit on them own. But don't disregard just enjoying nature and the views as you can rarely see anywhere else.
Written 22 March 2023
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london057
Dublin, OH493 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
First of this is once and lifetime experience. Second there are great views of the Irish Sea . Third there are great views of the mountains too. Lastly, I recommend the Ring of Kerry to anyone on a first visit to the Republic of Ireland.
Written 25 February 2023
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