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Top Reasons to Go to the Southwest of Ireland

The Ring of Kerry: The most brazenly scenic coastal drive in Ireland might have been designed with the visitor in mind—get ready to use up your entire flash card in a jiffy!

Skellig Michael: Take a wet and wonderful ride out to Ireland's most spectacular island, whose twin peaks, crowned with a medieval monastery, beckon to you along the Ring of Kerry.

The Gap of Dunloe: A half-day tour lets you walk or ride horseback through the heart of Killarney's purple mountains and cross the glittering blue lake by rowboat.

Adare: Discover Ireland's prettiest village by taking a walk past its dinky thatched cottages to the banks of the River Maigue, where the remains of priories established by medieval monks still stand.

"Castle Country": Limerick is studded with top attractions like King John's Castle on the banks of the Shannon.

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