It is said to be Irland’s most famous road, combining breathtaking viewpoints with a wide-ranging cultural offer: the Ring of Kerry. Going there, you can explore a charming coastline.
The Ring of Kerry – or simply “The Ring” – that’s the name of what is supposed to be Ireland’s famous tourist trail around the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, South Western Ireland. On approximately 170 km you can admire romantic bays and a rugged coastline. The scenic route takes you from the small town of Killarney into the pristine and nearly unspoilt southwest of Ireland. Be it the stunning scenery of Killarney National Park or the picturesque views of the Irish hinterland from the terrific viewpoint Ladie‘s View: the Ring will leave you speechless. But there are also numerous historic sites such as Druid’s Circle, several funeral sites of the Milesians, as well as ancient fortresses along the route.
You should travel around the Ring of Kerry outside of the summer months, as streets are usually full of tourists during high season.
Please keep in mind that In Ireland people drive on the left hand side of the road.
From Kerry Airport (KIR) to Killarney via N 23 and N 22 (distance: approx. 20 km).
Please inform yourself about signposted parking areas in situ.
For the stopovers alongside the route you need solid footwear, weatherproof clothing and enough to drink (preferably water).