The Ring of Kerry (or Iveragh Peninsula to give it its correct name) is a mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that charms anyone who sets foot there with its spectacular beauty. The coastline boasts white sandy beaches whilst inland the Ring of Kerry provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland; the Iron Age Forts & Ogham Stones are well worth a visit. To get the best vantage point of the magnificent landscape, give horse riding, cycling or hiking a try.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Enjoy a Jaunting Experience around Killarney National Park - traditional Irish mode of transport. A jaunting car is a two wheeled carriage pulled by a single horse
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Skellig Micheal, where Hermitic monks carved stones from the sea to make steps to their bee-hive like huts at the top. This revered site recently starred in the Star Wars film; The Force Awakens
  • The shores of Muckross Lake in Killarney National Park provide the stunning backdrop for a nineteenth century Victorian mansion, furnished in a lavish and elegant manner that really would be fit for royalty

Our guide to holidays in County Kerry

Whilst staying in Kerry and the surrounding area, we would recommend a visit to a traditional Sheep farm for a sheep dog demonstration followed by a visit to Avoca at Molls Gap before visiting the beautiful town of Kenmare. There are a number of interesting local galleries where you can meet local artists including potters, painters and sculptures. Our local driver-guides will show you an excellent beach restaurant on the Wild Atlantic Way before sampling a hot chocolate at a local chocolatier. We know the best places to stop for views of Skellig Michael and the surrounding sea.

Stop off in Dingle, one of the most traditional towns on the western side of Ireland. A working harbour and buzzing town, Dingle has a number of high quality restaurants which use local produce from the fish mongers, butchers and surrounding farms. Dingle comes alive in the evening, with live music pouring out of the pubs into the streets.

Killarney Town is set in the middle of the sublime scenery of its namesake national park. Beyond the obvious proximity to lakes, waterfalls, woodland and moors dwarfed by 1000m-plus peaks, it has many charms of its own. Killarney and its surrounds have been inhabited probably since the Neolithic period and were certainly important Bronze Age settlements, based on the copper ore mined on Ross Island.

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