Why You Should Go To Kerry.

Whether you’re Irish, have recently moved here or are simply visiting Ireland, Kerry is a must-see county of Ireland. It’s located down in the south west of Ireland and there are so many things to do that I could write a book about it. Here I’ve tried to list off as many places as I can without babbling on about each in too much detail.  Ok, here we go…

The Ring of Kerry

This is basically long road which forms a Ring, thus the name the Ring of Kerry. This road brings you through thousands of years of Irish history, landmarks and landscapes. There are loads of things to do, see and experience. Below are some of the most popular…

  1. The Skellig Islands: The Skellig Islands are two small islands located of the coast of the Iveragh Peninsula. There is a small and big island. The small one, Little Skellig, is unfortunately closed to the public but the big island, Skellig Michael, is open for visiting. THIS is where STAR WARS WAS FILMED!!…Well, part of it. You know, where Rey meets Luke Skywalker on top of that mountain. Anyway, that, plus the fact that it’s a stunning island with beautiful views and an ancient monastery, is why you should go! Also, if you go during Puffin season (May-July) you’ll see thousands of them flying around which is pretty cool.

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  2. Killarney International Park: Killarney National Park is located at the foot of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, which is Ireland’s highest mountain range. Within the park you will find lakes, mountains, islands, amazing gardens and even a castle.

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  3. Beaches: Being on the coast, there are multiple beaches to visit. For example Derrynane Beach which is a beautiful, sandy beach where you might even see a dolphin!
  4. Small picturesque Irish towns: Who doesn’t love small picturesque towns? They make the best Instagram photos. I’d recommend going Kenmare. It’s a small town that is known for its beautiful and colourful painted houses and shops. Here, you can also go horseback-riding on Kenmare beach. The photos you will take here will be incredible, no filter needed.medium-1003641-jpg

The Kerry Cliffs

These are a must-see when visiting Kerry. They offer incredible views of the Skellig Islands and Puffin Island. I would recommend going around sunset because the view will leave you speechless. I know I’ve said this before, but seriously good Instagram picture to be taken here.

Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve

The Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve is Ireland’s First International Dark Sky Reserve, which is one of only three Gold Tier Reserves on the planet.

So, what does this mean?

This means that on nights when the sky is clear, it is simply stunning. It means you can see more constellations and stars than you could possibly imagine. The Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, Star Clusters and Nebula’s are just some of the beautiful wonders you can see without the need of any fancy astronomical equipment.

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Spending a night here should be on the bucket list.

The Dingle Peninsula

Similar to the Ring of Kerry, The Dingle Peninsula offers a circular route which begins and ends in Dingle, and is called The Slea Head Drive. The route takes you to a large number of attractions and stunning views. Between beautiful beaches, mountain hiking (if you’re into that), charming little islands, adorable little fishing villages, and dolphin tours, you really can’t go wrong. I mean, come on,  DOLPHIN TOURS! Who doesn’t love dolphins?

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Star Wars film location, dolphins, beaches, stunning views and star gazing? Sure, why not?

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20 Pics That Prove Ireland Is The Most Beautiful Place To Visit

Not to brag or anything but for only 84,000 sq.km, our little island sure does pack a punch when it comes to scenery.

Glendalough, The Cliffs of Moher, The Giants Causeway and most recently Skellig Michael, they’re all a source of mystical beauty known around the world and we want to show you them all in one place (before you come visit of course) so enjoy…

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One of Ireland’s oldest landmarks, Newgrange, Co.Meath
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A truly unique sunset over the Giants Causeway, Co.Antrim
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The Ballymoney Hedges made famous by Game of Thrones
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Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge in Co.Antrim isn’t for the faint hearted
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The most beautiful place in Ireland? The Cliffs of Moher
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Connemeara, Co.Galway
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Skellig Michael obscured by low cloud
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Dunquin Bay on the Dingle Penninsula, Co.Kerry
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Rathlin Lighthouse is the perfect example of wild Ireland
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Not a cloud in sight! Our little slice of heaven
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Glorious sunset over the Rock of Cashel, Co.Tipperary
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You can’t visit Dublin without visiting St.James Gate, home of the black stuff
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Mizen Head, Co.Cork is Ireland’s most southerly point
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See Luke Skywalker anywhere? Skellig Michael
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Head West and look out across the Atlantic at the Cliffs of Moher
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Group of friends sitting outside Malahide Castle, Dublin
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Glendalough is a must visit only an hour outside of Dublin City
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The Samuel Beckett Bridge, one of Dublin’s iconic landmarks
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Galway, Ireland’s most charming city and European Capital City of Culture in 2020
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The Kingdom of Kerry above the clouds

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