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Best Beaches on the Ring of Kerry

Image Source: www.kerryfineart.comThe Ring of Kerry is a one hundred and seventy-nine kilometre coastal driving route that takes in a peninsula in Co. Kerry. Its official name is the Iveragh Peninsula, but it is known the world over by its ring route name. The recommended route in guidebooks and by local tourism organisations, is to begin in Killarney and you can choose to go clockwise towards Kenmare, or anti-clockwise towards Killorglin.Tour buses taking the route generally go anti-clockwise and many locals recommend going clockwise to avoid being stuck behind them. Equally, other locals recommend you should drive in the same direction as the buses so that you do not have to squeeze passed them on the narrow roads you will encounter on the route. Whichever you choose, one thin ... more
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Upcoming Events on the Ring of Kerry

According to the last census and CSO figures from 2011, Co. Kerry has a population of over 145,000 people. As the county is one of Ireland’s largest counties in addition to having some of the most visited sites such as the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and Lakes of Killarney, the events held on the Ring of Kerry attract not just locals, but also domestic and overseas tourism too. Here we profile some of the biggest upcoming events that are going to be held on the Ring of Kerry in the first half of 2015.The 16th Gathering Traditional FestivalThis annual event takes place from the 18th to the 22nd of February in 2015 in the INEC Killarney. It is a celebration of traditional Irish music and dance. The festival includes a mix of music sessions, set dancing workshops, concerts ... more
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