Ring of Kerry Drive/Skellig RocksBack to Ireland: Dingle and the Ring of Kerry »
The Ring of Kerry is arguably Ireland's most popular scenic drive, which means you have to plan your visit accordingly so that your main view isn't of other tourists. Buck the trend and do the ring on foot or by horseback, and make sure to explore beyond it. Take a fishing trip or a cruise for a different perspective, or head out to the Skellig Rocks for some solitude.
Learn more about The Ring of Kerry »
- Natural Beauty
- Great Drive
- The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland's most scenic drives, but to beat the rest of the tour buses, start your journey in Kenmare and head clockwise.
- The dramatic Skellig Rocks, 8 miles (12.9 km) off the west of Kerry coast, house the remains of a 7th-century monastery occupied by hermit monks.
- To enjoy the unspoiled views along the Ring of Kerry, skip the car (or tour bus) and admire the view on horseback, from a fishing boat, or by hiking.
- The Kerry Bog Village Museum in Glenbeigh (17 mi/27.4 km northeast of Cahirciveen) showcases the daily life of the region's working class in the early 1880s.
Fodor's Trip Planning Ideas
- Fodor's Go List 2014: Where we are going in 2014
- World Cup Fever: Start planning your trip to Brazil!
- Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards: Check out the winners of 2013
- Weekend Getaways: Fodor's Recommends the Best Weekend Escapes in the US
- Great American Vacation: Find Your Next U.S. Trip with Fodor's
- 80 Degrees: Fodor's Helps You Find Your Best Beach Vacation Spots
- Best of Europe: Fodor's Picks the Best Places to Visit in Europe