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The Kerry Way

Killarney, Ireland
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A Walking Trip to Remember

An adventure through beautiful and often quiet scenery I won't forget. 210 km of camping, staying... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lenni M
State of Bremen, Germany
Walking The Kerry Way, not driving The Ring of Kerry

An amazing adventure, we started in Killarney and had a 12 day experience 9 walking days 210... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bell, Australia
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Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An adventure through beautiful and often quiet scenery I won't forget. 210 km of camping, staying in hostels and mostly walking.

Thank Lenni M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing adventure, we started in Killarney and had a 12 day experience 9 walking days 210 kilometres, the B&B's were great our luggage was always ahead as expected, the hospitality was great. Walking back through Killarney National Park and seeing the red deer topped...More

Thank fullo55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely beautiful nature is its best form. The reflections in the lake was as really as those above. In winter, the Kerry way can be dangerous due to high cross winds and slipperry road surfaces. A good break would be the cafe at the half...More

Thank omega123
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Delightful drive even in the rain, lots of places to stop off to eat, points of interest, a photographer's dream,

1  Thank Margaret c
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This scenic route is one of the most beautiful attractions in Ireland. Cliffs, beautiful towns and beautiful ocean views. Killarney with its park and Valentia Island are the most beautiful spots in these settings. If it is possible to choose a day with sunny weather...More

Thank LanaFerreira
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We set off on a dull day but unfortunately by halfway round the drive fog came in and lasted for many miles. Sadly this spoiled our trip. The road was very winding and not always in great condition so we found the driving very slow....More

1  Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Views are spectacular. Take plenty of time making your way around the ring as their is plenty to see.

Thank yorkboy50
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We hiked a week on the Beara Way and the one day on the Kerry Way. After ending the Beara at Kenmare we got on the Kerry and hiked through the National Park and into Killarney. It was a gorgeous hike, and a wonderful day.

Thank JypsiJ
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is a beautiful tour. However, it is best if you find a local tour company to drive you. My wife & I drove this, but it was difficult for us to enjoy as the road is very narrow and winding. It will take about...More

Thank Herman M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Take your time and make this drive. You won't be disappointed. Lovely landscape and sea views the entire time.

Thank Bobsadt
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Stacy W
18 November 2017|
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Response from Stacy W |
Thanks so much, John. I have been researching the most scenic and/or interesting parts of the Way and am still a little torn about which ones to do. I wish we had time to do the whole thing. Looks like the most... More
Bruria F
8 October 2017|
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Response from Clive B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the stages can be broken down to Killarney to the BlackValley (14 miles), BlackValley to Glencar (12 miles), Glencar to Glenbeigh (11 miles). In BlackValley you have Black Valley Hostel or B&Bs. In Glencar you have... More
26 December 2016|
Response from RippleManatee | Reviewed this property |
I do not advise walking the Kerry Way. Sorry - I do not have a guide book to recommend. I would suggest signing up for a local tour that include the Kerry Way.