Ring of Kerry

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by sizemoretravel on February 15, 2008

One of the must-see things in Ireland is the Ring of Kerry tour. You can drive the Ring of Kerry on your own, but I recommend taking a tour if you are not accustomed to driving on the left side of the road. The roads on the Ring are narrow with plenty of turns and cliffs. If you would like to enjoy the scenery, don't plan on driving yourself.

Tour buses travel counter-clockwise to minimize traffic problems on the narrower sections of road. Cars are expected to take the opposite (clockwise) route.

The Ring of Kerry is a circular road that covers the Iveragh Penisula. It covers the towns of Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville (favorite vacation spot of Charlie Chaplin-there is a statue of him along the route), Cahersiveen, and Killorglin.

Often, cows and sheep decide to cross the roads or walk in the roads. The locals are not suprised by this (it's called an Irish traffic jam).

By far, the Ring of Kerry is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. I have done the Ring twice and have learned that if the weather doesn't cooperate, you will not have a good view. The second time I traveled the Ring, the view was not good at all. The pictures I am posting were from my first visit. It was stunning. I would highly recommend this day trip.
Ring of Kerry
179 Km Circular Road
Kerry, Ireland


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