One of Ireland’s most spectacular regions, the Ring of Kerry is a must-see on a trip to the West of Ireland. With our Day Tours leaving daily from Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Killarney, no matter where you are in the Emerald Isle you’re only ever a few hours away from this enchanting mountain and lake region. Whether you’re leaving from Cork, Dublin, Limerick or Killarney, your Ring of Kerry Day tour will start early in the morning. After a short bus journey, your first stop will be Killarney, the main town on the Ring. Killarney sits at the foot of the McGilliguddy Reeks mountains and is a stone’s throw away from Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest peak. Killarney is definitely a throw-back to the Ireland of old. It’s beautiful location and thatched buildings will make you feel as if you’ve been transported back in time.
Just outside the town is the famous Killarney National Park, comprising the lake district, Muckross House and Torc Waterfall. Your Day Tour will stop here and you will have the chance to have a walk around and marvel at the vast array of flora and fauna in the park, including deer that roam freely. Killarney is also known as being the home of Gaelic Football and it has produced some of Ireland’s greatest players.
After Killarney, your Day Tour will move on to Killorglin, site of the annual Puck Fair Festival, a festival that dates back to the pre-Celtic pagan festival of Lughnasa. A short drive from Killorglin is the world famous Dingle Bay. From here you have an impressive view of the wild Atlantic coast and the Blasket Islands can be seen in the distance. Although the waters seem choppy here, just a short drive away is the famous Inch Beach. Inch Beach has the unique feature that it has waves that are big enough to surf but the water in most parts is so calm that it is suitable for swimming as well. If you take the Ring of Kerry Day Tour on a sunny day, we highly recommend a dip!
Then it’s on to Cahersiveen and Waterville, two of Ireland’s most picturesque towns. Nestled in the middle of the Iveragh Peninsula, these two towns are surrounded by peat boglands and are even home to some ancient monastic settlements. Indeed Waterville is known as a popular getaway for international celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin.
On the way back, our Ring of Kerry Day Tour makes one last stop in Killarney. Many passengers decide to end their Day Tour here and stay an extra day in Killarney or, in some cases, take our Dingle Day Tour the following day from Killarney. If you have any queries or would like to make a booking, just pop in to one of our offices in Cork, Dublin, Limerick or Killarney where our friendly, multilingual staff are always happy to help.