Ireland is less than 3 hours by plane from the mainland, making it an ideal getaway destination. Of course, this country should not be ruled out as a place to spend a long vacation, since it offers everything a tourist can look for: historical towns, unique environments, literary corners, spectacular landscapes … Without a doubt, it is a European gem that we should all know.
In Vuela Viajes we have shown you some of the points of interest in Ireland, such as the mysterious Newgrange tomb, the Connemara National Park or the Cliffs of Moher, among many others, but we still have to tell you about many more. Today, for example, we want to show you the Ring of Kerry , a tourist circuit located in County Kerry. Would you like to meet him with us?
A route of 179 kilometers
Many people agree that the Ring of Kerry is one of the most beautiful routes in all of Ireland. We are talking about a route of about 179 kilometers that, as its name indicates, has a circular shape. It is located in the southwest of the country, specifically in County Kerry (just an hour and a half from Cork), and offers the visitor a green paradise with spectacular natural corners and many cultural and historical attractions.
As you can imagine, the best way to discover this wonderful place is by walking. The itinerary, which begins and ends in the small but charming town of Killarney, winds through forests, valleys and spectacular coastal corners, winding picturesque lengths, discovering lush waterfalls and ruins of ancient cultures, including Killarney National Park , which offers trails in good state and very well signposted, as well as bridges, walkways and other elements that facilitate the path. After the park, there are sections of cattle crossing, old roads and some forest tracks and there are not so many signs anymore.
Although, as we have mentioned before, the best way to go around the itinerary is on foot, most people choose the option of organized tours , which can be hired from the city of Killarney and run through Kenmare, Sneem, Caherdaniel, Waterville, Cahersiveen, Kells, Glenbeigh and Killorgin, to finish, as we have already told you, in Killarney. Another interesting option is to rent a car and do the tour on your own.
Points of interest
There are many wonders that you can discover during the route. For example, in Killarney you will discover some beautiful lakes that you will see in a unique way from the so-called Mirador de las Doncellas (Ladies View); the Torc Waterfall and the Ross Castle , a castle that has been restored from which you can also discover the interior. After Killarney, you can visit the village of Killorgin, located on the banks of the Laune; Glenbeig’s Bog Villaje Museum, where you’ll discover traditional thatched-roof dwellings; Rossbeigh Beach; Dingle Bay; the seafaring town of Cahersiveen; the fishing village of Portmagee; the island of Valentia; the seascapes of Ballinskelligs Bay, the Coomakista Pass; the circular stone fort dating from the Iron Age; the picturesque town of Sneem and the town of Kenmare, known for its lace.
Those that we have just mentioned are just some of the many places that can be visited in this region of Ireland and only if you have the opportunity to visit it will you realize how truly wonderful it is. For now, we leave you with our gallery , where you will find more images of the Ring of Kerry. Do not miss it!