Ring of Kerry, County Kerry
The Ring of Kerry, also known as the Iveragh Peninsula is part of a mythical and unspoilt region in the south west of Ireland that has been attracting visitors for hundreds of years. The area is full of spectacular attractions and it’s natural beauty makes it the perfect center for outdoor pursuits such as golf, cycling, walking, water-sports and fishing.
The Ring of Kerry is also home to some of the finest beaches in Europe (Rossbeigh), but above all it provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland. Within the Ring you’ll find monasteries, Iron Age forts, Ogham stones and a landscape, which was molded over 10,000 years ago by the last Ice Age. Here are a selection of the many fantastic attractions that await you in the Ring of Kerry:
Taking the pass through the MacGillycuddy Reeks is a truly magical experience where you’re walking, cycling or taking a ride in a jaunting car.
Rossbeigh is a scenic beach in Glenbeigh consisting of 8 km (4.9 mi) of golden sand and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The west side of Rossbeigh facing the Atlantic ocean is perfect for surfing or windsurfing, whilst the east side is protected somewhat from the Atlantic's breezes making it great for beach games, canoeing and learning how to windsurf.
The lace making industry in Kenmare (one of Ireland's heritage towns) originated in the “Little famine years” of the 1860s. The Poor Clare nuns taught lace making to the women of the area, thus giving them a skill enabling them and their families to survive in hard times. This unique lace is still made in Kenmare today.
You’ll find Ladies View roughly 16 km (9.9 mi) from the town of Killarney and when you do you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the three lakes and primary mountains.
Just 7 km (4.4 mi) from Killarney town, Torc Waterfall is 18.3 m (60 ft) high with surrounding trees and you can even take in views of the Lake area of Killarney National Park on the way up to the waterfall.
The Ring of Kerry is the place to take of from if you want to visit the beautiful Skellig Islandsor Valentia Island.
Add to Custom Tour
Create your very own Ireland tour with our Tailor Made Tours section. Once you've created an account and logged in, you can add your favourite attractions, accommodation and activities. And, when you're happy with your choices, just send them on to one of our Ireland experts and we'll design a custom itinerary and quote tailored just for you.
Best of All Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 15 Days
The ultimate chauffeur drive tour - Ireland north and south.
Starting from $5,910 pps
Ancient Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Uncover the secrets of Ireland's ancient past.
Starting from $1,109 pps
Best of Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 6 Days
Enjoy this 6 day tour and see some of best of Ireland.
Starting from $2,321 pps
Scottish & Irish Dream Escorted Bus Tour 13 Days Gla/Shan
The best of Scotland and Ireland
Starting from €2,368† pps
Luxury South Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Stunning accommodation and your very own personal guide.
Starting from $4,502 pps
Ancient Ireland Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Adventure through Ireland's intriguing past.
Starting from $882 pps
Traditional Pub & Folklore Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Get acquainted with Ireland's culture and traditions.
Starting from $962 pps
Ancient Ireland Self-Drive Tour 11 Days
Jump back in time and walk in ancient footsteps.
Starting from $1,257 pps
Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle 8 Day
Experience the real Ireland on this Bus Tour
Starting from €1,840† pps
The Ireland Experience Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Including some of Ireland's top attractions.
Starting from $1,024 pps
Traditional Pub & Folklore Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Enjoy the best of Irish tradition.
Starting from $3,117 pps
Luxury South Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Treat yourself to the finest in Ireland's south.
Starting from $1,082 pps
Taste of Ireland Escorted Bus Tour 6 Days, Dub/Shan
Dublin to Shannon Escorted Bus Tour of Ireland.
Starting from €907† pps
Best of Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
History, heritage, breath taking scenery. An unforgettable tour.
Starting from $1,131 pps
Scottish & Irish Gold Escorted Bus Tour 15 Days Gla/Dub
The best of the Celtic Worlds
Starting from €2,813† pps
The Gathering Tour Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Gathering your best of Ireland
Starting from $1,086 pps
Golfing in Ireland's Southwest Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
A golfing tour you'll never forget.
Starting from $1,894 pps
Traditional Pub & Folklore Chauffeur-Drive Tour 6 Days
Relax and enjoy the culture.
Starting from $2,445 pps
Best of Ireland Self-Drive Tour 11 Days
The very best of Ireland in just under two weeks.
Starting from $1,233 pps
Romantic Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Fall in love with the Emerald Isle and enjoy a whirlwind romance.
Starting from $905 pps
Taste of Ireland Escorted Bus Tour 5 Days
See the most popular Irish attractions on this 5 day Tour
Starting from €739† pps
The Ireland Experience Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
See Ireland's best...
Starting from $3,629 pps
Castles of Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Enjoy the best castles in Ireland
Starting from $1,505 pps
Best of Ireland Chauffeur-Drive Tour 11 Days
Best of Ireland with driver/guide.
Starting from $4,215 pps
Irish Heritage Escorted Bus Tour 7 Days
Discover Ireland's Heritage on this Tour from Shannon-Dublin
Starting from €1,443† pps
Irish Gold Escorted Bus Tour 8 Days
The best of Southern Ireland
Starting from €1,303† pps
Golfing in Ireland's Southwest Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Golf tour with style.
Starting from $4,163 pps
Journey Through the West Self-Drive Tour 11 Days
Experience an unforgettable beauty.
Starting from $1,244 pps
Luxury South Chauffeur Drive Tour 6 Days
A luxurious getaway complete with private driver and guide.
Starting from $3,125 pps
Taste of Ireland Escorted Bus Tour 6 Days
Visit the most iconic attractions of the Emerald Isle
Starting from €853† pps
Romantic Ireland Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Find romance around every corner on this short getaway.
Starting from $904 pps
Journey Through the West Chauffeur Drive Tour 11 Days
Ireland's wonderful west.
Starting from $4,369 pps
Ancient Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 11 Days
The essential Ancient Ireland Tour with your very own guide.
Starting from $4,385 pps
Irish Spirit Escorted Bus Tour 8 Days
Experience the real Ireland on this Bus Tour
Starting from €1,226† pps
Honeymoon Self-Drive Tour 12 Days
Romancing the Emerald Isle and each other!
Starting from $1,965 pps
Best of Ireland South and West Self-Drive Tour 15 Days
Enjoy the best of the South-west
Starting from $1,733 pps
Best of Ireland South Self-Drive Tour
Take in Ireland's south at your own pace.
Starting from $1,699 pps
Romantic Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 6 Days
Embrace the romance of Ireland in this privately guided tour.
Starting from $2,321 pps
Best of All Ireland Self-Drive Tour 15 Days
Experience the best of Ireland north and south.
Starting from $1,715 pps
Best of Ireland Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Enjoy highlight after highlight during this short tour.
Starting from $981 pps
Ancient Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
A unique tour of ancient Ireland with a driver/guide.
Starting from $3,114 pps
Luxury South Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Luxurious accommodation and the south's arresting scenery.
Starting from $1,493 pps
Irish Odyssey Escorted Bus Tour 12 Days
Conquer all that Ireland has to offer. From / to Dublin.
Starting from €1,785† pps
Best of Ireland South Chauffeur Drive Tour 15 Days
Traverse the south in style.
Starting from $5,942 pps
Ancient Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 6 Days
Take a quick visit through Ireland's intriguing past.
Starting from $2,315 pps
Best of Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Sit back, relax and enjoy the best of Ireland.
Starting from $3,241 pps
Romantic Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Get swept away in the romance of Ireland with a touch of class.
Starting from $3,122 pps
Traditional Pub & Folklore Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Awaken your Celtic soul with Irish music and traditions.
Starting from $1,074 pps