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The Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry” is a popular day trip and South Kerry Taxi can offer you a private car with a driver for a day - tour only (approximately 8 hours between 8am and 8pm) for a very competitive price. Because it is a private tour, you decide how much time you need for taking those unmissable photographs, where to have lunch, and take a break. Also compared to bus trips we can stop in many more places (of your choice), and go where buses cannot.

The Ring of Kerry (Irish: Mórchuaird Chiarraí) is a tourist trail in County Kerry, south-western Ireland. The route covers the 179 km circular road (N70, N71, and R562 road), starting from Kenmare, heading around the Iveragh Peninsula and passing through Killarney, Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville and Sneem.

We can offer you a private tour around the Ring of Kerry in a passenger vehicle. The advantages of this option are great. Besides the places of interests which you can visit with regular buses (such as Muckross House, Torc waterfall, Coomakista Pass and Bog Village) we can take you to lesser known but equally impressive places. Here are a few examples: Cromwell’s Bridge – a very old and interesting construction well worth seeing.

Cromwells Bridge

Stone circle / Druids circle – in Kenmare, remembering the times before anyone had heard about Jesus.

Kenmare Stone Circle

Next stop we have at the Staigue Fort. Fantastic construction 1,500 years old with walls thick as 4 meters and 6 meters tall. Built with absolutely no mortar.

Staigue Fort

Right after passing the charming village of Waterville, we turn left onto the Skelligs ring. We can admire fantastic views of huge cliffs and the Skellig islands looming in the distance at the Kerry Cliffs and Coffeeshop.

Kerry cliffs

From Portmagee we drive on to Valentia Island, where human activity dates back to approximately 4,560 B.C. Expect stunning viewing points. Valentia offers the Skellig experience and the Valentia heritage museum and Slate quarry, where to this day slate is being mined for the purposes of roofing and billiart tables. For example the stone from this quarry was used to cover an opera house in Paris and Westminster in London.

Valentia Slate Quarry

We leave Valentia island by ferry heading towards the pittoresque village of Cahersiveen. The Ballycarbery Castle, Cahergall Fort and Leacanabuaile Fort are a few more ancient buildings you should not miss. These structures have witnessed and took part in creating Irish society and state structures in Ireland.

Ballycarbery Castle

During our trip you can have lunch anywhere you wish, take coffee breaks or enjoy a pint of great Irish stout in a real traditional Irish pub. We guarantee a great experience and a lot of opportunities to take beautiful pictures.

There are numerous variations to the route taking in St. Finian's Bay and Valentia Island which the official driving ring misses (the official cycling route takes in Valentia Island). As well as some fine beaches, it also offers the Gap of Dunloe, Bog Village, Derrynane House, the Skellig Experience Valentia Island, Molls Gap, Torc Waterfall, Muckross House and Ross Castle.

"The Ring" is a popular day trip and we offer you a private car with a driver for a day (approximately 8 hours between 8am and 8pm) for a very competitive price. Please contact us for a quote. Because it is a private tour, you decide how much time you need for taking those unmissable photographs, where to have lunch, and take a break. Also compared to bus trips we can stop in many more places (of your choice), and travel where buses cannot.