IRL 5 Ring of Kerry Tour
Ring of Kerry
On day 5, the Ring of Kerry drove, this was one of the highlights of our holiday in Ireland.
It is a popular tourist car route along the coast of the Iveragh peninsula, so take into account a lot of traffic.

The Ring of Kerry is a beautiful route with many curves, hills, beautiful views and many historic sights. There are also a lot of points to stop. So prepare well and make a list of the points you want to visit and adjust the route with additional waypoints.

From our hotel in Killarney we drove to Renard Point where we took the ferry (RP8-RP9) to Valentia Island. On the island is the Skellig Visitor Center (RP11). Lunch is possible in Portmagnée (RP12), a beautiful fishing village with good pubs and restaurants.

After lunch we drove the Skellig Ring (RP13), this is without doubt the most beautiful part of the Ring of Kerry. At RP14 you have a beautiful view of Little Skellig and Skellig Michael, the islands where the latest Star Wars film was recorded.
You can visit these islands with a ferry service from Portmagnée, a must for the die-hard Star Wars fans, but take an extra day for the Ring of Kerry and spend the night in one of the hotels in Portmagnée.

We continue the route to Ballingskellig Beach (RP15), worth stopping to take pictures of the bay and the beach.
The route to Sneem runs along the rugged Irish coast with beautiful views over the mountains and the sea. Take the time to stop for a while to enjoy and take photos, two nice points are RP19 and 20.

In Sneem (RP24) you can choose to keep following the Ring of Kerry along the coast or turn right and follow the R568. Both routes each have their charms and lead to Molls Gap (R28), we drove the R568 because it is a series of beautiful curves through the green Irish hills.

Molls Gap (R28) is a beautiful winding route back to Killarney. At Ladies View (RP29) definitely stop to take pictures. This is one of the most beautiful panoramas of Ireland. In Killarney the Ross Castle (RP35) on Ross Island is the last attraction we visited on this beautiful trip.

This route is worth 5 stars because of the beautiful roads, the beautiful nature, the many sights along the way.
View from Ring of Kerry
Ladies view Killarney
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About this route collection
Ireland is a beautiful country to drive. This collection contains 10 connecting routes that take you past the most beautiful, cities, villages, sights and wonders of nature.

All routes include reviews, route points for hotels, restaurants and POI.
The Irish population is very friendly and hospitable, in every village there are several pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy Irish cuisine.

There are several (historical) sights included in the routes, here is a summary overview per route, in the reviews of the routes you will find more details.

IRL1; Belvedere House & Garden Parks, Charleville Castle and the Ruins of Clonmacnoise
IRL2; Sky Road, Connemara Natural Park and Kylemoore Abbey.
IRL3; The Burren, the peninsulas Lettermore, Tiermee and Teach Mor, Blackhead and the Cliffs of Moher.
IRL4; Bunratty Castle, Folk Park and King Johns Castle.
IRL5; Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring, this is without a doubt the most beautiful part of the Ring of Kerry. With a beautiful view of Little Skellig and Skellig Michael, the islands where the latest Star Wars film was shot.
IRL6; Ring of Beare, Glenngariff Woods Nature Reserve and one of the most beautiful panoramas in Ireland: "Ladies View".
IRL7; Killarney National Park with Molls Gap, Ladies View, the Healy Pass and Priest's Leap (very narrow winding route with partly very bad road surface) and Mizen Head.
IRL8; Blarney Castle, Cahir Castle, Killkenny Castle and Saint Canice's Cathedral.
IRL9; Dunmore Caves, SS Dunbrody Irish Emigrants ship, the ruins of Dunbrody Abbey and Garden and Kilkenny Castle.
IRL10; the ruins of the Black Castle, The Altamont Gardens, Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall and St. Patricks Cathedral.

The routes are mainly country roads, often with beautiful curves, but sometimes very narrow or of poor quality. Driving experience is required, partly because of driving on the left side of the road.

You drive through nature parks and pass such as the Healy Pass, Conner Pass, Priest's Leap and Molls Gap. Two beautiful routes are the famous Ring of Kerry (IRL5) and Ring of Beare (IRL6). These are long journeys with many beautiful things along the way, so staying overnight while on the road is highly recommended. It can also be very busy on these routes in the weekends.

The other two routes in this collection is The Wild Atlantic Way from North-South and from South to North. This route is a sensational journey past towering cliffs and lively villages and towns, past hidden beaches and beautiful bays. This route follows the West Coast and you do multiple places from the other routes. The review of the route contains more details and for even more information I refer to https://www.wildatlanticway.com/home

All routes in this collection are all beautiful and challenging and can be driven by car or motorcycle.
Have fun with these routes.