Ring of Kerry Tour
The ring of Kerry is a 180-kilometer orbital route around the Iveragh Penninsula. Killarney is generally used as the gateway town to the ring. The route follows a counterclockwise direction as it skirts between mountain and ocean. On the left-hand side of the touring coach are the rolling hills and stunning peaks of the Mcgillycuddy Reeks range of mountains. Out towards the west, on the right side of the bus will be the rolling waves of the North Atlantic Ocean. They will be our constant companions as we circumnavigate the Ring of Kerry Tour.
The tour will take the best part of the day to complete. Leaving Killarney at 9 am and returning to Killarney that evening at about 4 pm. During the course of the day, we will pass through many idyllic towns and villages, through boglands where an ancient and unique way of life is still clung to. Up mountain passes to reach dramatically raised plates, put there, it would seem by a heavenly camera enthusiast. Down steep and windy roads, never designed for coach traffic, to verdant woodland where the mighty oak and Killarney native Arbutus tree are kings.
As would be expected from a luxury day trip, plenty of photo stops and hidden gems to discover will be littering our route. Not to mention plenty of comforts stops also.
Lewis road in Killarney
Full coach (27-50 Seats), Medium coach (17-26 Seats), Mini coach (4-16 Seats)
Time: 8:00 AM
Coach departs from the main coach park on the lewis road or a hotel of the groups choosing.
Time: 8:40 AM
Coach is open and driver is available to meet participants and check people in.
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The coach will be traveling between Killarney and Cahirciveen included will be a full guided commentary and plenty of scenic photo opportunities.
Time: 11:30 AM
Coach will stop briefly in Cahirciveen to visit the ancestral home of the Great Liberator Daniel O Connell. Time for a comfort break and a stroll.
Time: 12:00 PM
Coach departs Cahersiveen and takes its winding route to the seaside town of Waterville. A favourite spot of the king of mime, Charlie Chaplin.
Time: 1:00 PM
The journey continues and takes a step in the dramatically rugged direction. There will be plenty of stops on the most westerly headland in Europe. The views are spectacular. Genuinely impressive. The road is dangerous and hopefully one way for traffic. If you want to see a coach driver earn an honest wage, today’s the day.
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Gallarus oratory. A visit to this small approx 1,000-year-old church. Built of local stone and surviving the harshest weather known. Needs to be seen.
Time: 3:00 PM
Return to coach to relax, absorb all the knowledge gleaned from the trip and enjoy the trip back to Killarney.
Time: 5:00 PM
Disembark the coach in the town of Killarney.