At the Southwestern tip of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, you will find The Ring of Kerry, a route around the dramatic coastline of County Kerry’s Iveragh Peninsula. The route offers breath-taking views, not only of the cliffs and islands (including, on a clear day, the Skellig Islands, famous for being Luke Skywalker’s home in the latest Star Wars trilogy), but of MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range, and home to its highest mountain, Carrauntoohil.
On the inland side of the Ring of Kerry, can be found Killarney, an ancient cathedral town and one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations. It is just to the south, in among the Lakes of Killarney, and within a short walk of Killarney National Park, that we base this holiday.
Walking among the foothills of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, we can explore the lakes, hills, waterfalls, and coast of the area, and also wander through its history, with visits to Muckross Abbey, Muckross House Estate (a Victorian mansion house with awe-inspiring gardens), and the fascinating Kerry Bog Village (where we learn about the lives and times of the people and ponies who worked the peat bogs, from within their reconstructed 18th century thatched cottages). Not forgetting the Gap of Dunloe and a stop at Dinis Cottage which is an idyllic cottage tea room on the shores of Muckross Lake.
Combine the stunning lakes of Killarney National Park, with the internationally renowned Ring of Kerry, with its dramatic coastal scenery, and you have the formula for a wonderful walking holiday. With high waterfalls, sandy beaches and ancient moorland tracks, you have the recipe for some truly memorable walking. Did we mention the view from the top of Torc Mountain?
Please be aware that this holiday is not eligible for our Early Booking Discount offer.