The Ring of Kerry is a 100-mile road tour of some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Ireland.
It takes in some of the country’s favourite tourist attractions including the Lakes of Killarney, glorious beaches, top surfing spots as well as ancient monuments and monasteries.
As well as the fantastic scenery to take in along the route, there are several places to stop and check out the attractions.
Killarney National Park – full of beauty spots
Killarney National Park is one of the most scenic areas in Ireland and contains some of the country’s most famous beauty spots and tourist attractions.
You can visit the Lakes of Killarney, Muckross House, Muckross Abbey, Ladies’ View, the Gap of Dunloe and several other areas of interest. More on the Lakes of Killarney
Bog Village – the way we used to live
This tiny village is made up of just six homes. Each home has been restored to its original setting including thatched roofing.
The old style cottages give a fascinating insight into the way ordinary people used to live in tiny villages all over Ireland right up to the early part of the 20th century.
The Bog Village is close to Glenbeigh, which lies at the bottom of a wooded mountain.
Rossbeigh – the beach beneath the mountain
Rossbeigh is one of the beaches you will pass on the Ring of Kerry. The views are striking with five miles of beach set before towering mountains.
It is also a great beach for activity seekers. The west side takes in all the wind and waves that the Atlantic Ocean can throw at it, making it perfect for surfing.
Conditions on the east side are not so extreme as it is better protected from the wind. This section of the beach is more relaxing and well suited for sunbathing, playing beach games or exploring the sea in a rowing boat or canoe.
You could also take surfing lessons at the east side of the beach before putting your new skills to the test on the west side.