The Ring of Kerry traces the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula. The combination of ocean, islands, mountains, towns and villages makes it a diverse journey of discovery.
Start Your Journey
Pay a visit to the Kerry Bog Village Museum, visit the Kells Bay Gardens, and stop at the Old Barracks Heritage Centre in Cahersiveen.
Valentia Island is accessible by road bridge from Portmagee and by car ferry (April – Oct) from Reenard Point, Cahersiveen. The ferry crossing takes 5 minutes. Visit the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, which features exhibitions on the unique wildlife and archaeology of the Skellig Islands. Continue on to the Signature Point Skellig View, at the southern tip of Valentia Island, for an enjoyable two-kilometre stroll and stunning cliff-top views of Skellig Michael, the Blasket Islands and Dingle Peninsula.
Continue on to the Blue Flag beach in Ballinskelligs, a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) village, then stroll through picturesque Waterville. Travel to Derrynane House, ancestral home of historic statesman Daniel O’Connell.
Carry on to Staigue Fort at Castlecove, and the Sculpture Park and Garden of the Senses in Sneem. Visit the heritage town of Kenmare.