Trailing the Picturesque Ring of Kerry – Celtic Tour

What’s not to love about the Celtic culture?

Everything that bears even the remote semblance to the Celtic culture is spectacular and history driven. Being a tourist in the Celtic countryside is no lesser as a spectacle. From sandy beaches to bogs, from lakes and rocky shorelines, a sense of mysticism is a promise. Several monasteries and towering castles have stood the test of time and still exists to add to the captivating culture. If you are a fanatic of all things history and would love to see nature in all its glory, then the Ring of Kerry is where your Celtic adventure should begin. The ring of Kerry comprises of the following regions:

  • Sneem
  • Kenmare
  • Waterville
  • Kells
  • Glenbeigh, and
  • Killorglin

Each of these regions has a particular set of mystical surprises that await the tourist in you. The Ring spans a whopping 179Kms and is one of the best tourist attractions to visit in Ireland’s County Kerry. Visiting these regions are a part of most travel itineraries and for a good reason. The rich Celtic heritage that is comprised off in these regions is genuinely astounding. The Ring of Kerry can be explored either by car or through a tour guide’s anti-clockwise approach. Cycling is also a superb way to delve into the region on a budget. Trail fanatics will be happy to note that the Ring of Kerry is the fifth largest cycling trail in all of Ireland.

Killarney National Park

The first ever National Park in Ireland is the Killarney one, which was established in the year 1932 and houses the lakes of Killarney. The park was made a biosphere reserve in the year 1981 by the UNESCO too. Therefore, you can expect to find some of the urbanization’s secure areas maintained in tack in County Kerry. There are several attractions like the Muckross House and Gardens, a Franciscan friary, the Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle and the Innisfallen Abbey inside the park.


The little town of Kenmare is between Macgillycuddy’s Reeks and the Caha Mountains. The region even received the award for the Tidiest Towns in all of Ireland. The city was originally a plantation colony that primarily housed protestants from Wales and England. The town has been maintained since 1775, and the buildings along the streets of the town tell the history of the place.

Rossbeigh Beach and Cahersiveen

In the town of Glenbeigh, the sandy beaches of Rossbeigh exist. A place is a perfect place for families to picnic together and spend the day. Cahersiveen is also closeby from the beach and has the Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks. Forts and castles are a pleasant attraction that adds to the history of the region.

The Skelligs

Ever seen the Irish countryside photos and noticed two large steep rocks in the sea, and one of the two has been marked as a World Heritage Site. A monastery from the 6th century exists in Great Skellig. The public is however not allowed to visit the smaller island because it is a protected site for the largest colony of gannets. Tourists who wish to visit the islands can head there, through boats that regularly make trips.