If you want to go touring and exploring the Ring of Kerry in detail, you need a good quality map that will show all the side roads. A lot of the tourist maps show only the main roads which is sufficient if you are not planning on leaving the main Ring of Kerry road. Also don't make the mistake to rely on phone navigation or sat nav too much. They often loose connection particularly in more remote areas. And trust me... that is where you really need them! I like the OSI Discovery Series Maps because they show all the important details. To cover the RoK you need the maps No 78, 83 and 84. These maps are usually available in local newsagents or shops. If you want to come prepared you can order them here. OSI Discovery Series Maps are also great if you are planning on hiking or cycling in Kerry.
Particularly if you want to explore every nuke and cranny of the Ring Of Kerry you need a detailed map so you don't drive past the most interesting places. I broke down this route into three sections so you will be able to see it in more detail. You can save these maps into your Google drive if you are a Google user. You can then access the maps whenever you have an internet connection on your phone, tablet or laptop. These maps can also be printed out.
Part 1: Ring Of Kerry Map From Killarney To Caherciveen
Places to explore between Killarney and Caherciveen:
Castles and Stone Forts: Ballycarbery Castle near Caherciveen Cahergal and Learcanabuile Stone Fort near Caherciveen
Here is a tour suggestion for you for these places:
Beaches: Rossbeigh Beach near Glenbeigh White Strand near Caherciveen
Part 2: Ring Of Kerry From Caherciveen To Kenmare
Places to see between Caherciveen and Kenmare:
Valentia Island: Glanleam Gardens: a historic subtropical garden with beautiful walks and exotic plants Slate Quarry and Grotto: fantastic views! Geokaun
Mountain and Fogher Cliffs: walk or drive up to the highest point of
Valentia Island and enjoy stunning views over the Iveragh peninsula Cromwell Point Lighthouse: this lighthouse is open for viewing during the summer months Tetrapod Trackway: 350 million years old footprints of an amphibian creature preserved in rock right on the Atlantic coast Bray Head Signal Tower: enjoy the stunning scenery and beautiful views of the Skelligs on a walk up to an old signal tower.
Boat Cruise along the Kenmare River: explore marine wildlife from the boat. Watch seals and eagles along the beautiful Kenmare Bay. You can book trips here.
Gap Of Dunloe: beautiful valley between the mountains with lakes and river. You can either walk the 6-mile pass road or go by jaunting car. Horses for riding are also available near Kate Kearney's Cottage.
Carrauntoohil Mountain: This is the highest mountain in Ireland with 1039 m. If you want to climb this mountain needs you some basic experience and fitness. If you don't know the terrain you can book a guide here.
Killarney National Park and Muckross House: the National Park has
lots to offer. You can explore its natural beauty on foot, by bike,
horseback or boat. Boat tours are available from Muckross pier or Ross
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