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Ring of Kerry Drive/Skellig Rocks

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Days 4-5

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.
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  • 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.

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