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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 Island Tips (16)

Off Small Skellig,on the way to Skellig Michael

As our tour was not for watching seabirds on Small Skellig, we soon headed to for Skellig Michael. The other side (western) of Small Skellig was as covered with gannets and their droppings than the eastern side but now the wind prevented us from the scent!

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JLBG
Feb 13, 2008

Closer to Small Skellig

When the boat gets closer, it seems that the rock is covered with snow. Actually, this is not snow. Small Skellig is a bird sanctuary and hosts one of the largest gannet colonies in the world. The largest colony is in Scotland, on St Kilda island. Most of the world population (80%) lives in the British islands. Anyway, there are over 40,000 gannets living on Small Skellig. The whitish color of the rock is both the gannet themselves, their droppings and their drippings! Depending of the wind, we sometimes can smell an atrocious smell! It is good that landing as both almost impossible and anyway forbidden!

Besides gannets, other sea birds nest in smaller colonies on Little Skellig : Storm petrel, Manx shearwater, fulmar, kittiwake, razorbill, common guillemot and Atlantic puffin.

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Feb 13, 2008

Small Skellig

Small Skellig appears first. It is a narrow rock about 500 meters long. It looks like some stranded gigantic dinosaur! The sharp summit is about 150 meters high and is framed on the left by a series of even sharper rocks and on the right by a shoulder, half its height. The higher summit on the left and a lower on the right.

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JLBG
Feb 13, 2008

Little Skellig

Little Skellig is the smaller one of the Skellig Rocks -- hence the name ;-)

You can't go there as it is only inhabited by birds: There's thousands of gannets here as well as puffins, seagulls, razorbills, kittiwakes etc living here. We also saw some seals lying in the sun here.

On the way to Skellig Michael your boat will reduce speed around Little Skellig so that you can take many pictures and have a look at all those birds.

sabsi
Aug 07, 2003
 
 
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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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