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Ring of Kerry, County Kerry
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One Ireland's great road trips, Ring of Kerry passes through a picturesque landscape that contains most of Ireland's notable features, including scenic outlooks, pristine lakes, glacial valleys, rocky islands, medieval castles, and historical forts. The circular route stretches for about 180 km (110 mi), beginning and ending in the town of Killarney. You can drive this route in a single day, but to experience the area at a slower pace, take the long-distance walking / cycling path following the slightly quieter roads. The narrow roads tend to get extremely crowded with tour buses, which travel counter-clockwise from Killarney. Avoid having to pass traffic in dangerously narrow sections by driving or cycling clockwise. To visit Ring of Kerry on your holiday in Caherdaniel, and find out what else Caherdaniel has to offer, use our Caherdaniel trip itinerary builder.
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  • Seriously disappointed with the Ring of Kerry "scenic drive". There were a couple of views that warranted stopping the car to have a longer look and take photos, but on the whole there wasn't much to ...  more »
  • My father lives in cork and when I went to visit we did the ring of Kerry and it was absolutely beautiful. If you're in the southwest of Ireland make this a priority 
  • My wife and I did this trip at the end of November. We started at the Torc Waterfall and drove around the entire ring. Because it was so late in season, there were hardly any drivers on the road which...  more »