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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Limerick
"The Ring of Kerry is without doubt one the most scenic drives in the south west of Ireland. Departing from Limerick you'll head south passing through some idyllic towns and villages including Adare famous for its thatched cottages and Abbeyfeale with its old fire station. Crossing the border into Kerry better known locally as ‘The Kingdom’ you'll witness the mountains and countryside which stand out above the rest. 'The Ring' begins in the tourist town of Killarney. The Ring itself is steeped in history and you'll pass through several towns and make stops as requested. Each town has its own story to tell and your driver/guide will share some history.    The first town on The Ring is Killorglin home to ‘The Puck Fair’ the oldest pagan festival in Ireland. During the fair
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Private Ring of Kerry Bus Tour from Cork for 1-12 Passengers
"Probably the most famous tour in Ireland - Touring the majestic Iveragh Peninsula - World famous coastal scenery mountain views and pristine lakes - Enjoy a stop at Killorglin Glenbeigh Waterville Sneem and much more - Find out where star wars was filmed - Experience Killarney National Park - Lots of quaint villages and towns to explore - Options to stops at the Bog Village KIssane Sheep Farm Muckross House
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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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Torc Waterfall Tips (8)

Torc waterfall.

Well worth the short walk from the carpark through the woods to view the waterfall. Plunging down from Torc mountain for over 18 metres the polished rocks are testament to the force of the water. Although I didn't go up, there is a trail that will take you up to the very top and a viewpoint over the fall.
There is a legend that says that a young man became bewitched by the devil to pass his nights as a wild boar roaming the forest. He was found out by a local farmer and burst into flame and plunged into the Devils Punchbowl lake creating a passage through which the waters fell, thus creating the waterfall. The legend is lent credence by "Torc" means "wild boar" in Gaelic.

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pfsmalo
Oct 28, 2012

Torc Waterfall

We stopped at the Torc Waterfall on the way back from Ladies View on our way to jump into the anticlockwise tour of the Ring of Kerry. I hadn't seen the signs on the way over to Ladies View but I spotted it on the way back so we pulled into the parking lot and headed up the trail to see the waterfall, a 5 or 10 minute climb. After oohing and aahing at the waterfall, head up another flight of stone stairs for a nice look over the valley or if you have more time and energy you can also do one of several marked circular walking trails.

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Dabs
Aug 19, 2009

Spectacular Falls

You will hear Torc Waterfall before you see it and when I was last there, just after torrential rains, the falls literally roared as they gushed and burst their way down the mountainside, pouring into pools and tumbling over giant boulders. The spray was everywhere.

The walk to the falls is a pleasant one, and even possible for those who find it difficult to walk. That saying, there are a number of different trekking paths marked out in degrees of difficulty. Choose the one that suits your ability.

The walk starts just off the main road and climbs upwards through the forest. Here it is leafy, mossy, and very green. It's about ten minutes to the first main level where you can look right up at the falls. From there there's a much steeper climb which I didn't take.

My advice is to wear wellington boots or snug warm footwear as it can be mucky and damp even on the driest day.

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SabrinaSummerville
Jul 05, 2008

Torc Waterfall

If you just want to see the waterfall you can simply walk up to it and take a picture but there's a nice trail going up the mountain. You won't get any better view of the waterfall from higher up though but the walk is lovely as it winds through the wooded Friar's Glen.

The waterfall is lovely as it falls 18m and flows to Muckross Lake.

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Feb 26, 2003
 
 
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Torc Waterfall

This small but very picturesque waterfall is usually teeming with busloads of tourists. But if you're here early of late in the day (or the year, for that matter), you just might catch a serene moment alone here. Enjoy the little valley and you're on your way again!

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tvdm
Dec 26, 2002

Torc waterfall

Torc waterfall is a cute little waterfall in the Killarney National Park. While not big by any stretch of an imagination, it is nevertheless a very pretty place. Climb up the trail along it, or jump in the water at the base and cool off. You'll go by it if you're hiking the Kerry Way or you can get there by car, as the road passes nearby. Unfortunately, it can get pretty crowded there during the tourist season.

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dracko
Nov 15, 2002

Torc Waterfall

60 foot waterfall located in Killarney National Park. It's well worth climbing to the top if you are reasonably fit. It's very peaceful and pretty up there.

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kevarms
Apr 03, 2005

Torc Waterfall

A beautiful waterfall about 4km outside Killarney, this waterfall is easily accesable as it is only 200m off the roadside.

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Nov 12, 2002

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