Europe | Ireland (Eire) | West Coast | The Ring of Kerry – Blarney Castle to The Ring of Kerry (63 miles)

Europe | Ireland (Eire) | West Coast | The Ring of Kerry – Blarney Castle to The Ring of Kerry (63 miles)

This is an amazing place. The Ring of Kerry is the name given to the stunning scenic road that rims the rugged Iveragh peninsula.

It is backboned by the Macgillycuddy Reeks, and takes you through several lovely towns. There are many sandy beaches around this coastline, including the strand at Inch where ‘Ryan’s Daughter’ was filmed. The scenery is breath taking, with waterfalls coming down the mountains by the roadside, and up in the mountains it is not uncommon for the sheep to be waking along the roadside, so drive with care.

places to visit

Town of Kenmare – a charming town dating from 17th century, with old pubs, shops selling fine local craftwork. Kenmare is surrounded by the wild beauty of the Kerry mountains and the wooded Roughty Valley.

Gleninchaquin – awesome landscapes waterfalls, woodlands and lakes, and a cafe. Tuosist, Kenmare
00353 64 84235

Skellig Rocks – houses a lighthouse, and ruins of a monastic settlement, and is 9 miles by boat trip from Balliskelligs

Walking festivals – phone Michael Murphy, 00353 64 41034

accommodation

Ballinskelligs Youth Hostel – dorm, ?6 – ?7
00353 66 9479229

Sive Hostel, Cahirciveen – dorm, ?7.50 – ?8
00353 66 9472717

Village Hostel, Caherdaniel
00353 66 9475277

Carrigbeg County Hostel, Caherdaniel
00353 66 9475229

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