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At 9 years of age, I desperately want to avoid going with my family to a travel film on Ireland. To my mind, the only good sounding thing mentioned about this Ireland film, was seeing the Ring of Kerry.

At that time, Johnny Cash had a song on the radio "I fell in to blazing ring of fire!” In my youthful imagination, I could only envision "The Ring of Kerry" as a volcanic hell; that sounded neat. Needless to say; the film wasn't what I thought it would be, just much longer than I thought it would be.

Some Ireland sights near the Ring of Kerry:
Muckross house
Ring of Dingle
Bantry House
 
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The Ring of Kerry describes the picturesque, approximately 110 mile long, drive around the peninsula of Iveragh. The loop can be driven in a day but plan on the 110 miles taking much longer than you think it will, particularly if you make frequent stops to enjoy the views.


The above photo and the one of the signpost below were taken at the same location.
 
For the record: as we lacked the time, we didn't drive the complete 'Ring of Kerry'. We by passed the coast and drove the section of the Ring from Killorglin to Kenmare.

The photo to the left, I am fairly certain, was taken around the area of Moll's Gap. The most fantastic parts of this landscape provide no place to stop the car and take photos.

The small section of the Ring of Kerry we toured had a marvelous diversity of landscape in a relatively short distance. Over a 20-mile drive, we went from rolling hills, to rolling forest, to tree line mountains, to a mountainous region with sparse vegetation.


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Most of the information on this website was gather during my families July 2004 visit to Ireland