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RING of KERRY/ SKELLIG RING DAY TOUR - ITINERARY


The Ring of Kerry/ Skellig day tour  is a circular tour over 100 miles long. It starts from and returns to Killarney. It is considered to be Ireland’s most scenic tourist drive - taking in some of Ireland's most spectacular landscapes and seascapes.  You will experience a rich and  endless succession of viewing delights.

 

Following a pick up from your accommodation and tour orientation in Killarney we will follow the Ring of Kerry route to Killorglin where we join the Wild Atlantic Way. Our itinerary then proceeds as follows:

  

 

The Bog Village Museum

The Bog Village Museum is located outside the quaint village of Glenbeigh. It presents  a fascinating insight into how people lived, worked and acquired fuel in rural 18th Century Ireland. It is the only attraction of its kind in Europe. We also visit the nearby sandy beach at Rossbeigh.

Cahergall Stone Fort and Cahersiveen

Following the N70 road we pass through Cahersiveen, the birthplace of Daniel O’Connell the political leader of the  struggle for Catholic emancipation, to the 500 BC stone fort at Cahergall. 

Valentia Island

Our tour continues - via the Wild Atlantic Way - over bridge spanning  the Portmagee Channel onto 'picture postcard' Valentia  Island. The western part of the island is dominated by the barren, dramatic cliffs of Bray Head which command spectacular views of the Kerry coastline. We return to Portmagee for lunch. After lunch we follow the Skellig Ring to the Kerry Cliffs.

The Kerry Cliffs

The cliffs have been a viewing point for generations and are widely accepted as the most spectacular cliffs in Kerry. They stand over 1000ft above the wild Atlantic and command awesome views over the two 'other worldly' rocks that lie in the bay before you:  Skellig Michael (Sceilg Mhichíl), an ancient monastic colony,  which lies off the coast from and Little Skellig (Sceilg Bheag) - home to Ireland’s largest  Gannett colony.

Skelligs Chocolate

Skelligs Chocolate is a family business based in St. Finians’s Bay.  It welcomes visitors to come to its open plan factory, view  the chocolates being manufactured and taste the delightful products.

Balliknskelligs

 

Is famous for its wild rugged coastline, scattered islands, mountains, high passes, miles of golden beaches and clear turquoise water. We return to the Ring of Kerry at Waterville famous for its Golf Links and where Charlie Chaplin was a frequent visitor. 

Sneem

This spotlessly clean village, nestled between wild mountains and rugged coast, offers some of the best scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way. The village is split into two by the picturesque Sneem River.

Killarney National Park

We drive around, at height, some of the best viewpoints of the Killarney National Park such as Ladies View. We skirt around  the Upper and Muckross Lakes, Torc Waterfall and Muckross house as we near the end of our trip at your collection point.