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One of the finest drives in the world is called the Ring of Kerry. From rough cliffs to golden beaches, small villages and lush pastures to peat bogs and dramatic mountain ranges. Everything that is amazing, wonderful and wild in our beloved island of Ireland is demonstrated by this peninsula.

McCarthy's Coaches are available to cater to your itinerary and bring you to where you would like to visit in comfort and style. McCarthy's Coaches main expertise is the Iveragh Peninsula with highlights such as Cahersiveen, Portmagee, Sneem, Killorglin and Killarney.

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Cahersiveen, the hometown of McCarthy's Coaches is home to some of the most historic sites on the Ring of Kerry. The medieval/Gothic revivalist style Daniel O'Connell church was built between 1888 and 1902 and is one of the only churches in the world dedicated to a lay person.

Visit the Old Barracks which serves as a heritage centre for the local area, built between 1870 and 1875 as a police station for the Royal Irish Consabulary to protect the transatlantic cable telegraph cable that entered the sea at nearby Valentia Island.

In an area known as 'over the water' locals you will find the remains of Ballcarbery Castle. Built in the 15th century, it was once home to the McCarthy clan. Situated a few hundred metres past the cast you will also find the Cahergal and Leacanabuaile stone forts. These forts are some of the best examples of early medieval stone forts found in Kerry.

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The Iveragh

The Ring of Kerry has many spectacular places to visit along it's route and McCarthy's Coaches can cater to a multitude of these stops.

Waterville is located on the Iveragh Peninsula. This small coastal village is home to some of the best seafood in Ireland. Waterville is also home to famous Charlie Chaplin statue in commemoration of his yearly holidays to the village over a 10 year period, starting in 1959.

Coomanaspig Pass is a scenic viewing spot located between the picturesque villages of Portmagee and Ballinskelligs. This spot offers a unique view from Valentia Island to Dingle Bay for those brave enough to reach the summit.

The colourful village of Sneem is a perfect lunch time stop for people exploring the Ring of Kerry. After a visit to Sneem, Moll's Gap and Ladies View are the next spots to visit along the Ring of Kerry heading back to Killarney, offering wonderful views of the Black Valley and the Killarney Lakes.

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A trip on the Ring of Kerry would not be complete without a visit to Killarney.

Whether it is a trip to the Muckross House and Gardens,a 19th century Victorian Mansion nestled amidst the veauty of the Killarney National Park or a step back in time with a visit to the Muckross Tradional Farms nearby.

Killarney boasts some of the most spectacular scenery to be seen in Ireland. Torc Waterfall is located along the Ring of Kerry 5 miles outside Killarney and is beautiful, especially after a heavy rainfall. The Killarney National Park offers many walk loops with amazing views of it's unique flora and fauna.

Killarney is also home to more historic locations, such as the impressive Ross Castle, where you can take a short boat journey to the enchanting Innisfallen Island, or Killarney's newest attraction, the Killarney House and Gardens located near the town centre in the National Park.

A trip to the town itself is essential to visit the many restaurants and shops, or grab a pint with some of the locals and experience the culture and character of the Kerry people.

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Skellig Islands

The Skellig Islands are located 12 km off the coast of Kerry The main island Skellig Michael was home to a Monastic settlement, evidenced by stone huts which are believed to date back as far as the 6th century. Skellig Michael was also featured as the home of Luke Skywalker in the recent Star Wars films. The Skellig Islands are also home to wonderful wildlife, with the Skellig Islands supporting some of the largest collections of Puffins and manx sheerwaters in the world.

McCarthy's Coaches can bring you to the village of Portmagee where you can take a boat trip to Skellig Islands, please remember to book the boat trip in advance with the tour companies in Portmagee. McCarthy's Coaches can help you with transport and luggage transfer to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.

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Walking Tours

Kerry is home to some of the most beautiful and scenic walking spots in the world. McCarthy's Coaches are available to be booked to transport you and your belongings to many of these spectacular, scenic routes.

Whether it is the Beentee Loop in McCarthy's coaches hometown of Cahersiveen which boasts a steep climb of the Beentee Mountain and offers spectacular views of Cahersiveen.

The Cnoc na dTobar Pilgram Path to visit the fourteen stations of the cross built in 1885 by parish priest Canon Brosnan.

The Kerry Cliffs walks with spectacular views of the cliffs and on a clear day a view all the way to the Skellig Islands.

The Geokaun Mountain walk, located on Valentia Island, this trip to the summit offers many amazing views and boasts 36 information panels containing information about the local mythology, history, wildlife and geography.

McCarthy's Coaches cover stops on the Kerry Way from Bridia Valley to Castlecove. McCarthy's Coaches offers transport to and from these amazing spots for you to begin your walk as well as luggage transfers from your starting point to your destination.

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