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Killarney 24 hrs.. Ring of Kerry possible?

Killarney 24 hrs.. Ring of Kerry possible?

Nov 25th, 2013, 09:11 PM
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Killarney 24 hrs.. Ring of Kerry possible?

We will be in Killarney for one full day, the next day we will be going to the dingle peninsula. My question is that with only 24 hours in Killarney can we squeeze in a bit of the ring of Kerry. Keep in mind we would like to visit Killarney national park and the town of Killarney itself. Is there a shorter version of the ring of Kerry. With a possibility of 2 hrs drive time from Killarney and back. So basically one hour each way. Thanks
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Nov 26th, 2013, 05:14 AM
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You could drive to Kenmare, see the Stone Circle, enjoy the beautiful drive between Killarney & Kenmare.
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Nov 26th, 2013, 07:21 AM
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Instead of driving the Ring of Kerry (which I didn't find as scenic as the literature led me to believe it would be), I would spend my day in Killarney NP (tour Muckross House, hike around Muckross Lake, etc.) and driving to Kenmare with stops at Torc Waterfall and the Ladies' View. The Stone Circle is well worth a visit in Kenmare (as Abram suggests). We were the only ones there when we visited!
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Nov 26th, 2013, 12:00 PM
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We now have 2 full days in Killarney. Althought first day we are arriving in the moring from a transatlantic flight, hoping to just see Killarney that day. The next day should we just do the park and skip the ring of Kerry drive. Is it worth doing both rock and dingle. We definetly are doing dingle. Thanks
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Nov 26th, 2013, 12:17 PM
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Also we are going in 3 weeks.
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Nov 26th, 2013, 12:19 PM
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>>Althought first day we are arriving in the moring from a transatlantic flight, hoping to just see Killarney that day<<

landing where?

Shannon airport to Killarney is nearly a 3 hour drive - jet lagged. The drive from DUB can take close to 5 hours - again jet lagged.
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Nov 26th, 2013, 02:42 PM
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thanks longhorn and we have decided to take your advice. first day after a long flight we will be driving from Shannon airport, arriving 7 am! and just settle into seeing a bit of killarney that day. found a good trad session for a sunday afternoon! the following day we will spend touring the parc and head towards kenmare and visit the sights you recommended. we will save our drive for the dingle peninsula and skip the rok.
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Nov 26th, 2013, 05:33 PM
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Also would you recommend the gap of dunloe. Do we have time for it.
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Nov 30th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Killarney is a lot of fun, great shopping and pubs with loads of trad sessions. Enjoy the craic. and have a pint for us
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