Anyone been to Killarney/Ring Of Kerry?

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  1. TeeCee

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    We're off in June and would welcome any tips.
     
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    do it slowly..get into the rhythm of Ireland:D
     
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    Don't listen to a word the Irish say about the weather. Its always just about to get better and the rain is just about to stop and the sun will then come out. It always rains and the people are so friendly they cant stand giving visitors bad news. My favourite country in the whole world.
     
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    Don't stop a local to ask directions, you'll never get away:LOL:, I've never seen so many donkeys missing hind legs in my life;)
     
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    Make sure to go round the Ring the same way as the coaches otherwise you will do a lot of stopping and backing up to a passing spot. I believe it is anti clockwise as per the following:-


    Anyone living in Kerry will suggest that unless you have a specific plan i.e. go from Kenmare to Waterville and then Cahersiveen and on to Dingle then you are better off doing the Ring Anti-clockwise. We always do it anti-clock and we've never had a problem.

    The full ring takes a day so the buses will all start roughly before 11am.

    But remember you could just as easily be behind a local Bus Eireann bus as well!! Or a truck or whatever.

    For me (and others, I suspect) the best bits are actually OFF the Ring and in places that the buses can't and don't reach.

    For example in Glenbeigh take a right at the end of the village and go down to Rossbeigh Beach.

    In Cahersiveen, follow the signs for St. Finian's Bay and Skelligs Chocolate Factory (a lovely place to visit, their chocolate is divine.) http://www.skelligschocolate.com/

    After Waterville drive over to Derrynane House and Tropical Gardens and Derrynane Beach. heritageireland.ie/en/…

    Valentia Island with its wonderful slate Grotto is also worth a visit.

    Allow yourself time to visit these places and you will end up avoiding the buses.
     
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    Wow...thanks all (esp Phil)...even more excited now!
     
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    If you want to avoid the tussle with the traffic try the Sheep's Head peninsular the one the other side of Bantry Bay, just as stunning but much less touristic.
     
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    We did the ring a few years ago when touring Ireland with my parents. Definitely a good idea to go same way round as the buses and coaches as advised in earlier post. There are certain points where you may see the results of collisions, such as a collection of wing mirrors, scrapes along the side etc.

    We also saw the outcome of an accident involving an older MH and another vehicle (not the incident itself), the offside of the MH was ripped out/open and its contents spewed all around. It wasn't pretty. But the ring is definitely worth a visit.
     
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    We did it. . The wrong way around phew. Still had our wing mirrors intact them goodness but a lesson learned. Lovely views though. I would do it again. The right way round.
     
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