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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killarney
"The Itinerary:Following a pick up from your accommodation on route we will visit Killorglin which is home of the semi-pagan festival; Puck Fair.  From Killorglin the tour will include the following scenic areas of interest:The Bog Village Museum The Bog Museum is located close to Glenbeigh. This museum gives a fascinating insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th Ce we shall also visit its glorious sandy beach. CahersiveenFollowing the N70 road we will stop at Cahersiveen the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell who was a political leader in the first half of the 19th century and was often referred to as the Liberator or Emancipator.Valentia IslandFrom Cahersiveen the tour continues to Valentia Island. It is a picture-postcard island situated off the South West coast of Kerry and is of great beauty and contrast. It is joined to the mainland by bridge via the Portmagee Channel. Valentia was the eastern terminus of
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Private Tour: Ring of Kerry from Killarney
"The ""Ring of Kerry"" is a spectacular scenic route in south west Ireland. A private tour is the best way to enjoy all the sights and scenery the route has to offer. You can fully be in charge of the itinerary. Compared with coach tours we can make more stops (of your choice) and travel to places where buses have no access.The Ring of Kerry is a world-famous route following the N70 N71 and R562 roads in a circular direction around the Iveragh peninsula. The route starts in the town Killarney and passes through the towns and villages of (in order): Killorglin Cahersiveen Waterville Sneem Kenmare
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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Cahersiveen
"The ""Ring of Kerry"" is a spectacular scenic route in south west Ireland. A private tour with us is the best way to enjoy all the sights and scenery the route has to offer. You can fully be in charge of the itinerary. Compared with coach tours we can make more stops (of your choice) and travel to places where buses have no access.The Ring of Kerry is a world-famous route following the N70 N71 and R562 roads in a circular direction around the Iveragh peninsula. The route starts in the town Killarney and passes through the towns and villages of (in order): Killorglin Cahersiveen Waterville Sneem Kenmare
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Skellig Michael Tips (4)

Go there - not just virtually!

Favorite thing The information centre is ok, but it's nothing like the real thing. And the boat from the centre only takes you around (at best!), without landing...

You can find boats that take you to the island in several nearby towns - Portmagee, Ballinskelligs, and Caherdaniel. See the transportation tip for some more details.

The Ballinskelligs one also made special diving trips - the seafloor near Skelligs must be just as rugged as the islands! And the ocean water is remarkably clear, and full of "life"!

Fondest memory ....more to come soon!

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PeteNL
Aug 04, 2003

A funny outfit and a funny memory

Fondest memory In the morning we sat down in our little boat and waited for it to leave. The boat next to us was full of tourists wearing Army uniforms... we take the p*ss and lots of pictures coz they look sooo funny. A bit like D-day...

When we went back to the boats to get back to the mainland we sat down in our little boat again. Our captain suddenly is handing out army uniforms just like the ones we took the p*ss of this morning because of the expected seaspray. Aaargh, they didn't belong to the tourists but to the boats.

Hmmm I guess now we are the ones who look silly - the people from the other boat are now taking the p*ss out of us!

sabsi
Apr 09, 2003

History of Skellig Michael

Favorite thing In AD 600 monks formed a monastic settlement on one of the island's peaks. It is well preserved and still intact so it's one of the most important early christian monuments in Ireland if not the world.

They decided to make the way up to the monastery easier and built several "staircases" - one of the is the "tourist way" up the island. The steps are made of stone (well what else?) and it's amazing to walk up there and thinking about how those monks used to walk up the same steps more than 1400 years ago. Magic

sabsi
Apr 09, 2003

A trip to another world

Favorite thing Skelligs consist of two 'unreal' islands - Skellig Michael (Sceilg Mhicíl) and Little Skellig (Sceilg Bheag) . Latter one is populated by more than 20000 gannets - the white colour of the rock looks like a different kind of stone from the distance, when you look closer it's all white birds and what they left behind!!! Skellig Michael is the island you can go to for a day trip. It's a paradise full of birds, breathtaking views and history...

It's so unbelieveable and such a great experience to go there - I'm running out of superlatives...

Fondest memory Sharing a biscuit with a little puffin. I will never forget that picnic :)

The adventure of getting there and getting back.

Actually I have so many funny memories. I have them all written down in a travelogue on my Co. Kerry page but I will transfer bits from there to here definitely!

sabsi
Mar 19, 2003
 
 
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"Great and Small Skellig"
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"My favourite place on Earth"
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"An "out of the world" place!"
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Things to Do Near Great Skelligs

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Derrynane House

Derrynane House is an interesting place to visit. Derrynane House was the home of Daniel O'Connell who was a lawyer and politician (born August 6th 1775). O'Connell was instrumental in the movement to...
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Walk Dursey Island

Dursey Island is 6.5 km long and 1.5 km wide, so really isn't that big an area to cover by walking, I guess it depends on how fit you are though. To get there, you leave your car in the car park and...
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The Dolphin Fungi

Sure it's touristy -- but then, you ARE a tourist, aren't you? Come on, you know you want to. Climb aboard a EUR 12 boat tour, enjoy the harbor views and wait for Fungi. Don't worry, he's almost...
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Blasket Islands

The Blasket Islands are a series of 7 rocky islands just offshore. The largest is shaped like a dead man laying in the water. During the summer, you can take a 2-3 hour boat trip around the islands to...
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Gallarus Oratory

Pretty cool church considering it's age and the precision with which it was built. No mortar, cement, etc- just stones stacked so precisely and perfectly that it is completely bone dry inside....
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