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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WATCH: Kerry Drone Footage Perfectly Shows Off It’s Stunning Beauty

Whether you’re already here in Ireland, counting down the days until you arrive or simply looking around for your next adventure, you’ll probably already know how beautiful our little island is when the sun shines.

The guys at Jogi Island have armed themselves with some bad ass 4k drones and they’ve put them to spectacular use with this footage of the Kerry coastline, basked in sunshine. A four-hour drive is pretty much as long as it gets in Ireland but getting to Kerry from Dublin will be worth every second for a glimpse at this…

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