Welcome to County Kerry
County Kerry contains some of Ireland's most iconic scenery: surf-pounded sea cliffs and soft golden strands, emerald-green farmland criss-crossed by tumbledown stone walls, mist-shrouded bogs and cloud-torn mountain peaks.With one of the country's finest national parks as its backyard, the lively tourism hub of Killarney spills over with colourful shops, restaurants and pubs loud with spirited trad music. The town... Read More
Top experiences in County Kerry
County Kerry activities
The Ring of Kerry Day Trip including Killarney Lakes and National Park
There is an unspoilt nature to Ireland's most beautiful region and the Ring of Kerry provides many unforgettable memories as it passes through many picturesque villages such as Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem.Your return to Killarney is via Ladies View, the famous Lakes of Killarney and through the Oakwoods of Killarney's magnificent National Park.
Full Day Tour of The Dingle Peninsula Slea Head and Inch Beach
Much of Irish heritage is maintained in this Irish (Gaelic) speaking region including traditional music and art forms. Considered by many to have some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, the peninsula also supports both a rare and unique assortment of flora and fauna.Slea Head is the most westerly point in Europe and standing there, looking towards America, instills a feeling of excitement and empathy with the millions of emigrants who took this route.There are splendid views around Slea Head, especially of the Blasket Islands and the scattered rocks, all part of an exploded volcanic area.In the storms of September 1588 four ships of the Spanish Armada were driven through the Blasket Sound. One, due to great seamanship, got into shelter, followed by a second. But a third came flying through the Sound with its sails in tatters and crashed onto the two other ships, which eventually got to back Spain.The Great Blasket island, evacuated in the 1950's, produced a number of books in Irish - a best-seller, translated as 20 Years A Growing by Maurice O' Sullivan, and a masterpiece, The Island man by Thomas O'Crohan. In this century some 60 books, mostly in Irish, have been written in the immediate area.This is also the countryside in which the David Lean film, Ryan's Daughter, was mainly made. The film Far and Away was also made here.
Private Tour: Ring of Kerry from Killarney
The "Ring of Kerry" is a spectacular scenic route in south west Ireland. A private tour is the best way to enjoy all the sights and scenery the route has to offer. You can fully be in charge of the itinerary. Compared with coach tours, we can make more stops (of your choice) and travel to places where buses have no access.The Ring of Kerry is a world-famous route following the N70, N71 and R562 roads in a circular direction around the Iveragh peninsula. The route starts in the town Killarney and passes through the towns and villages of (in order): Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Sneem, Kenmare, and finally back to Killarney.A private tour of the Ring of Kerry has great advantages. Of course you can visit the well known places of interest (for example: Muckross House and Gardens, Coomakista Pass, Kerry Bog Village and the Torc Waterfalls). In addition, we can show you lesser known places that are equally impressive. These lesser know areas are; Cromwell's Bridge is a mysterious bridge in the center of Kenmare. Folklore goes it does not get its name from Oliver Cromwell but is named after the Irish word croimeal - which means mustache! The Stone Circle in Kenmare is the largest of its kind in south-western Ireland. The Skelligs Ring boasts panoramic views of massive cliffs. The Skellig Islands can be seen in the distance. On Valentia Island, humans have been active from at least 4,560 B.C. Along with stunning scenery, Valentia Island is home to the Skellig Experience and Valentia Heritage Museum. At the Valentia Slate Quarry, to this day slate is being mined. Slate from here was used for the Opera House in Paris and Westminster Palace in London! Cahergall Fort, Leacanabuiaile Fort and Ballycarbery Castle are all great medieval forts around Cahersiveen. As old as they are, they still dominate the area present-day! On our private tour, we can stop anywhere you like. You will not miss any Kodak-moments and we can advise you on great places to have lunch, coffee or an Irish pint of plain.Several variations on the official route exist, that include for example Valentia Island and Saint Finian's Bay. The tour can take you to all these places, including of course the famous highlights such as the Gap of Dunloe, Kerry Bog Village, Derrynane House and Gardens, Valentia Island, Muckross House and Ross Castle.
The Gap of Dunloe Full-Day Tour from Killarney
The tour begins with a coach journey to Kate Kearney's Cottage where you can take a Jaunting Cart Ride (additional EUR25.00 per person payable direct on the day, based on 4 people sharing) through the six mile pass, alternatively keen walkers may care to "Walk the Gap" as the Gap offers an ideal opportunity for hiking.Once through the gap, boats are waiting on the Gearhameen River for the homeward journey via the enchanting Upper, Middle and Lower Lakes, to historic Ross Castle where coaches are waiting for the journey back to Killarney.
The Gap of Dunloe Adventure Day Tour from Killarney
Lakes, Islands & Mountain Passes The complete Killarney adventure! A 14 mile voyage across all three of Killarney’s Lakes combined with a Pony & Trap journey through the famous Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe.The journey begins at approx. 10.45 am at the world renowned Kate Kearney’s cottage at the foothills of Ireland’s highest mountain range. Here, you take a 7 mile jaunt on a pony and trap through the Gap of Dunloe where you can view a spectacular glaciated valley. Your pony and trap ride ends at Lord Brandon’s Cottage where you can enjoy a light snack (not included in price). After Lunch, you change to the traditional open boats. You are then taken through the three Lakes of Killarney passing by Innisfallen Island, Bricin Bridge, Colleen Bawn Rock, Torc Mountain, Old Weir Bridge , The Meetings of The Waters just to mention a few and ends at the wonderfully restored 15th century Ross Castle. The boat journey is 14 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours. The tour is the perfect way to see the rich and varied vegetation and scenery Killarney has to offer. Approx Finish Time: 15:30. An unforgettable adventure and the ultimate Killarney experience. This tour may also be done in reverse- on request and subject to availability. We usually meet with you at Ross Castle and transfer you by car to Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Experience one of Irelands oldest tours Traverse through a rugged glaciated valley Navigate through The Lakes of Killarney with your boat man Discover protected habitat areas of Killarney National Park Capture exhilarating views stretching beyond the eye Your ticket includes the "Complete" Killarney Day Tour - Traditional Open Boat Tour, Pony & Trap Ride and Transfer by Chauffeur Car.
Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killarney
The Itinerary:Following a pick up from your accommodation, on route we will visit Killorglin which is home of the semi-pagan festival; Puck Fair. From Killorglin, the tour will include the following scenic areas of interest:The Bog Village Museum The Bog Museum is located close to Glenbeigh. This museum gives a fascinating insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th Century. The village is the only one of its kind in Europe and is one of Kerry's leading tourist attractions. Whilst in Glenbeigh, we shall also visit its glorious sandy beach. CahersiveenFollowing the N70 road we will stop at Cahersiveen, the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, who was a political leader in the first half of the 19th century and was often referred to as the Liberator or Emancipator.Valentia IslandFrom Cahersiveen, the tour continues to Valentia Island. It is a picture-postcard island situated off the South West coast of Kerry and is of great beauty and contrast. It is joined to the mainland by bridge via the Portmagee Channel. Valentia was the eastern terminus of the first commercially viable transatlantic telegraph cable. Transatlantic telegraph cables operated from Valentia Island for one hundred years. In Port Magee, we shall stop for lunch. After lunch, the next part of the tour includes a visit to the Kerry Cliffs.The Kerry CliffsThe Kerry Cliffs is a family run tourist attraction in Portmagee. 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 were formed 400 million years ago. From the Kerry Cliffs, the tour continues to Ballinskelligs and Skelligs Chocolate. Skelligs ChocolateSkelligs Chocolate is a family business based in St. Finians’s Bay overlooking the magnificent Skelligs Rocks. It welcomes visitors to come to its open plan factory and see the chocolates being created, while tasting the freshly made delights. Following on from Ballinskelligs, we visit Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare.KenmareKenmare is cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay. The town is noted for its food and pubs. Along the N71 we will see breath-taking Ladies View,and we will have an opportunity to visit another spectacular marvel known as Torc Waterfall. It is a stunning heavy waterfall with amazing views. Your tour concludes in Killarney whereby you will be taken back to your accommodation.