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. Plan your Ring of Kerry visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sneem using our Sneem trip itinerary maker.
Tours To Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry Day Trip including Killarney Lakes and National Park BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $31
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $134
Duration: 15 hours 30 minutes
Ring of Kerry Reviews
What an amazing drive. Yes, some sections of the road are a little tight but the views are unforgettable. Best driven in a clockwise fashion and take your time so you can pull over when possible and..... more »
We spent a whole day driving around the ring. We made many stops and did some short hikes. It is sooooo picturesque. Just beautiful. We read that one should drive clockwise around the ring to go... more »
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