The Ring of Kerry (Iveragh Peninsula) is a part of the mystical & unspoiled region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question. It provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.
The route covers the 111 mile circular road (N70, N71 and R562), starting from Killarney, heading around the Iveragh Peninsula and passing through Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen and Killorglin. Along the way there are:
Ladies View in Killarney National Park;
Castles, forts and historic houses:
Muckross House (near Killarney), Staigue stone fort and Derrynane House, home of Daniel O'Connell; just south of Killarney, Ross Castle; St Mary's Cathedral in Killarney
The impressive glacial valley of Gap of Dunloe; Skellig Michael - a sheer rocky island in the Atlantic which housed a monastery and now a nature reserve
Torc Waterfall and Ogham stones which contain carvings of the Old Irish language.
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