The Ring of Kerry is a trail that travels through one of the most mysterious unspoilt regions in all of Ireland. Along the route you’ll be surrounded by spectacular beauty that changes throughout.
You’ll have the chance to gain an insight into ancient Ireland as you pass by Iron Age forts, Ogham Stones, Old monasteries and much more. One of the top historic attractions in the area are the old Irish stone forts, Cahergal and Leacanabuaile. These forts date back over 2500 years and will transport you to a time long ago as you wander through the ruins that have stood the test of time and seen so much of Ireland’s past.
The beautiful beaches and sprawling land provide the perfect setting for outdoor pursuits which include golf, water sports, cycling, walking and running. Fishing is hugely popular in the area as the freshwater rivers are home to plentiful Salmon and Trout while at sea you’ll hope to catch bass, rays, Pollack, conger eel, cod, flounder, wrasse, mullet, mackerel and tuna.
Skellig Michael is an island off the coast of Kerry which was once home to a group of monks who established a monastery here in the 6th century. The well preserved ruins are famous in archaeological circles and the vast amount of bird species and underwater creatures found on and around the island.
Killarney National Park is home to a beautiful blend of scenery and history. The parkland consists of high rise mountains, beautiful lakes and a woodland that begs to be explored. In the park you’ll find Muckross House which is regarded by many as the focal point of the park. The 19th century Tudor style house is surrounded by majestic gardens, and you’ll find various craftsmanship and events taking place throughout the year.
There’s a long list of towns and villages that you’ll pass through each offering a fantastic slice of Irish culture. The town of Kenmare is a splendid little town that is sure to entertain all who visit. One of the most striking features of the town of Kenmare is its colourfully painted houses and shops. The town has won the "Irish Tidy Towns Competition" in 2000 and was runner up in 2003 and 2008. The town library is one of the "Carnegie Libraries" funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
The Ring of Kerry is a fantastic way to take in everything that this beautiful area has to offer. The route is incredibly popular with national and international visitors alike.
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