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Old Jan 28th, 2018, 02:03 PM
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Day trip from Kinsale Ireland to Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula

We have 5 adults traveling to Ireland in June. We would like to hire a driver to take us from Kinsale (near Cork) to both the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. We understand that we could spends days at the Ring of Kerry however we are trying to squeeze a little of that area plus the Dingle Peninsula in for a long day trip. Thoughts? We have limited time in Kinsale before we head to Galway area. Thanks
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Old Jan 30th, 2018, 06:53 AM
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Too much. Pick one or the other.
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Old Jan 30th, 2018, 07:13 AM
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[QUOTE=mhotchki;16662221]We have 5 adults traveling to Ireland in June. We would like to hire a driver to take us from Kinsale (near Cork) to both the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. We understand that we could spends days at the Ring of Kerry.

Are you flying into Dublin or Cork? Butler's coach service in Cork have vans and drivers that you could contact. You could take the bus back to Cork and get the train to Midleton and do the distillery tour and tasting, explore Ballycotton or my fav Cobh which is so full of history. Ballymaloe cooking school, gardens and cafe are close by and worth a stop. The train will take you to Cobh or Midleton. It is a slow drive to Kerry on a clear day. I would not attempt it unless you can get an organized tour.
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It would take 9 hrs or more just do the driving without stopping to do the both from Kinsale. The issue is not finding a driver. The issue is there is no time.
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Kinsale is not a base for the Ring of Kerry or the Dingle Peninsula - way too far for a day trip. Killarney or Kenmare would be a better base from which to visit those areas.
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Either one would be a pretty full day -- pick one (Dingle would be my choice but YMMV)
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This would be easier if you were not doubling back to Kinsale. Can you find your way to Killarney, spend a day touring, and then head from there to Galway?
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