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This circular route is Ireland’s most popular and scenic drives. Beginning at Killarney, take the N70 to Killorglin along the banks of the River Glenbeigh. Follow this cliff section of road, offering unmatched views of the Dingle Peninsular, to the town of Cahersiveen, where you can see the Old Barracks Heritage Centre. Further on, head to Renard where in summer you can take the ferry to Valentia Island, or continue along the way to the magnificent gardens at Glanleam. Take the coastal road to Portmagee, and from here you can take a boat trip and tour to discover the World Heritage listed Skelligs Islands. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the Skelligs from Baile an Sceilge at the top of Coomanaspig.
Start heading east on the R567 to the lovely village of Waterville, which is home to one of Ireland’s top 5 golf courses. Stop off at the Coomakesta Pass for brilliant views of Kenmare Rover, Scariff and Deenish Islands. Further east on the N70, drive through the Derrynane National Park and Staigue Fort, the remains of a circular stone fort that remains within the national park. Stop at the picturesque village of Sneem, and further along to the Heritage town of Kenmare. On the final leg of the Ring of Kerry, keep driving north, via Moll’s Gap and Ladies View for great vistas of the Lakes of Killarney, and at the sixty foot Torc waterfall, before returning to Killarney.
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