Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, a 1600 mile route following Ireland’s Atlantic Coastline is proving to be a major attraction for visitors to the Emerald Isle. A comprehensive tour of the entire route would take approx two weeks to complete. Not every visitor can spare that time to explore what is only a portion of what Ireland has to offer the discerning visitor.
For visitors touring Ireland on a limited timescale but nevertheless wishing to experience the best of what the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer, County Kerry will give you exactly what you need. County Kerry offers dramatic Atlantic coastal scenery, and has the tourist accommodation infrastructure to suit the needs of all visitors, whether you are seeking 5 Star hotel accommodation or you would like to experience good quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
If you are considering coming to County Kerry for a short or longer vacation, Killarney is an excellent base. The town, surrounded by Lakes and Mountains, offers the visitor a wide range of options as regards hotel or other accommodation, restaurants, pubs and night entertainment. Good quality accommodation is widely available, the town itself has a capacity to accommodate 13500 a night.
Having based yourself in Killarney, the following day tours on the Wild Atlantic Way are easily accessible –
(1) Ring of Kerry: Ireland’s best known coastal route, The Ring of Kerry brings you from Killarney around the Iveragh Peninsula taking in dramatic views of Atlantic coastline. The route also incorporates the Skellig Ring which gives unparalleled views of the Skellig Islands, recently highlighted in ‘Star Wars’. The latter part of the route brings you through Killarney National Park providing panoramic views of Killarney’s lakes and mountains.
(2) Dingle and Slea Head: Made famous in the 1970’s iconic film ‘Ryan’s Daughter’, The Dingle Peninsula again offers the visitor dramatic scenery and quintessential Irish towns and villages. Dingle, a lovely coastal fishing town, is a gem for the visitor and its status as an Irish speaking area adds to the attraction of the area.
(3) The Beara Peninsula: a much less travelled route but not lacking in stunning coastal scenery, this route offers the visitor the opportunity to travel through a mountain route known as the ‘ Healy Pass’. The views from the peak of this pass are some of the finest in Ireland. For photographers this route is paradise.
If you have come to Ireland the experience the Wild Atlantic Way, come to County Kerry. You will not be disappointed.
Classic Ireland Guided Tours proved private Guided day tours from Killarney to The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and The Beara Peninsula. For details email: