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Skellig Ring Scenic Drive

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were advised to do the Skellig Ring and not just the ring of Kerry. Good advice. Skellig Ring is a lovely and scenic drive. Be sure to go to the little museum across the water from Portmagee to learn about the monastery life on...More

Thank TravelingRufus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is as the name says, a very scenic drive. Many locations to view the ocean, the farms and fields of Ireland and other interesting sights.

Thank 10sJohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highlight of an Irish Road Trip for sure. A must do on any Irish trip. The views are amazing with a new view on every turn. Some quaint villages, such a range of sights, from cliffs to pastures, villages to sand beaches.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The skelligs just sticking up out of the water are magical. It is also amazing that monks spent summers living in such rustic conditions.

Thank JeanneS581
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I've done the ring of Kerry before ; this is superior. The roads are too narrow and the hairpin bends too hairy for tour buses so it's just you and the cyclists. We were staying in Waterville and started from there. Ballinskelligs is pretty but...More

Thank virtual-inspector
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The Skellig Ring drive was much more impressive to me than the Ring of Kerry, most of all the ridgetop view from above Portmagee, Valentia Island, the Skelligs, and on down the coast. And tour-bus free!

Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Skellig ring is a road loop at the west end of the Iveragh Peninsula to the west of the Ring of Kerry. Here the beauty is special with mountains very close to the sea. Perhaps our favorite site was Valentia Island, which is now...More

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Very small road but it's amazing. The drivers are very understanding, so no problem at all although the road is small. The view is just so beautiful. You don't want to miss it.

Thank Ferdinand S
Reviewed 3 July 2018

That’s it has been described. The drive along the coast is amazing. Drivers are amazingly polite as the roads can be narrow. The views are magnificent all along the wild Atlantic coast. Skellig Micheal is an Island across that has been made famous as Star...More

Thank Rajasingam B
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Skellig ring offers some great views of the ocean with several pull off sites for viewing. Narrow roads and slow traffic, so allow plenty of time.

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Response from GregMc80 | Reviewed this property |
It seems people take it from whatever direction they're travelling from: from Waterville it would be clockwise, from Cahersiveen it would be counter clockwise. Personally, i'd recommend clockwise. As soon as you turn off the... More
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Response from jaxx77 | Reviewed this property |
Depends how fast you drive. Could do it in 1hr. But take it easy stop in Knightstown for a Guinness. Then stop in portmagee allow 2-3 hrs.
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