Killarney and its surroundings:
Also known as The Kingdom, County Kerry and its surroundings boast the title of favourite holiday destination in Ireland. It’s world famous Ring of Kerry is a trip around the lovely Iverach peninsula that can be made by car, touring car, bicycle or foot. It is a mostly rural county with the towns of Killarney and Tralee being the largest. Interesting other towns are Kenmare, Castleisland and Dingle.
Annagh-More is located just passed the Cork and Kerry border. That makes it an interesting starting point for a day trip trough Co. Cork. With lovely areas around Mallow and Ballyvourney. ots of castles. Don’t forget Cork city, the second largest city in Ireland, that’s on only 1 hours driving from Annagh-More. It is definitely worth a visit.
A lesser known area that stretches over parts of Cork, Kerry and Limerick. It boasts the title of the cradle of the Irish music and dance culture. The townland of Annagh-More is the most southern tip of the area. There is a very interesting tour trough Sliabh Luachra where you can feel the real vibe of old rural Ireland. Imposing valleys stretch before you as you reach one of its mountain tops. You’ll pass gems of towns as Castleisland where a lovely lunch awaits you. If you visit Sliabh Luachra in the evening, don’t miss the sessions in the numerous pubs. There you will hear Irish music as it was meant to be: pure and honest. Ask Jan and Karen for the best locations for the specific night you are visiting.
Ring of Kerry
No one leaves Co. Kerry without “doing” the Ring of Kerry. It is a day trip taking you around the Iverach peninsula. The best starting point is Killarney. In July and August, the tour can be very crowded, especially with touring cars.
Ring of Beara
South of the Ring of Kerry is the Beara peninsula that is partly Co. Kerry and part in Co. Cork. Although lesser known it is a very interesting route with a lot of highlights.
Matt LeBlanc from BBC TopGear praised Dingle: ‘Best road I’ve ever driven on‘. And indeed this peninsula and its town with the same name are a pure gem in Co. Kerry. The drive along the southern coastline offers stunning views and shows The Wild Atlantic Way at its best. Make sure to make the return trip over Connor’s Pass for the best views. Dingle town is a must stop! Here you can also book a boat trip to see the local celebrity dolphin Fungi.