Arguably the most iconic and best known driving loop in Ireland, ‘The Ring’ is a circular route originating from Killarney and ending back in Killarney. It is approximately 180 Kms long with part of the route also being some of the south-west part of the famed Wild Atlantic Way, journeying through picturesque villages, and taking in spectacular scenery and skirting stunning sandy beaches. These are our Top 10 suggestions for stops you should make on your day on the Ring – Kerry Bog Village, Rossbeigh Beach, Sheepdogs Trials at Caitin Baiters, Kells Gardens, The Old Barracks in Cahersiveen, detour to Valentia Island ( try to make time) Derrynane House and Gardens, Sneem Sculpture Park & Monuments, Staigue Fort, wonderful views at Molls Gap and coffee at Ladies View
Local Knowledge Tips! Always drive the Ring of Kerry in an anti-clockwise direction to minimise traffic problems on the narrower sections of some roads and to avoid oncoming buses, and leave early – by 9am if possible!