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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Jumped on the ring in Killarney, spent 2-3 hours driving, stopping for amazing views, some picture taking, more driving, more amazing views, repeat until we made it back to Killarney. Plenty of pull-off spots to stop, and you’ll definitely want to.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank madsennd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First, whenever we go somewhere we always utilize tours such as this to see things we would have difficulty doing on our own. We were staying on Dublin, so this journey would have been difficult to do any other way. We were met at the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 171brucej
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Ring of Kerry drive is a circle. You start in Killarney and end there. The towns enroute tell so much about Ireland. Some to visit...Killarney, with its wide open arms to share good eating, parks and lakes. Waterville is a little more than half...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rascal3741
Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s a CLASSIC Everyone who has been to Ireland HAS TO BE done this ring. According to this = it’s overcrowded! Coaches everywhere, blocking the traffic and heavy car traffic. So take your time and enjoy the awesome landscape!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank bobx77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drive from Killarney ( anti clockwise) around the Ring of Kerry, absolutely breathtaking, the views, landscape, communities around the area. There are too many specific sites to say which is best as taking your time there are so many “Pearls” an photo opportunities. Take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely astounding! One week in Ireland. This was the best day of the trip. Outstanding! I can't wait to go back.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tim G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ring of Kerry is a classic scenic drive. The classic way is to do the drive anti-clockwise as this is supposed to reduce traffic jams.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Really enjoyed the Rinf of Kerry loop drive, especially adding the Skellig Road portion. I liked it much better than the Dingle/Slea Head Drive. Counter-clockwiseworked great for the driver to enjoy the views. I started in Killarney and took my time, spending 9 hours getting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank cowgirltraveller
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Wow. What a beautiful drive this is. The views are completely stunning and just when u think you have seen the best view, another one appears. We went around anti clockwise and had no issues with coaches etc.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank NeilDerry
Reviewed 30 January 2019

We traveled from Dublin to Killarney and visited the Village of Portmagee,;Cahergal Stone Fort (an impressive site); Kikarney National Park and Muckross House overlooking the Muckross lake; the Torc waterfall, about 6 minutes walk through verdent scenic woodland vegetation to the falls;Ladies view which is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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19 July 2018|
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Response from S6018QGmichaelr | 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
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.
1 May 2017|
Response from janemarion99 | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry I can't help you as we had a hire-car. Good luck.