Our highlight of the day was to be Ireland’s famous Cliffs of Moher but on the way we decided to take a detour around the Ring of Dingle. You talk to anyone that’s been and they’ll likely describe Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula as one of the most stunning pieces of scenery in the world.
The Ring of Kerry is arguably one of the best drives in Ireland. It’s such a scenic area and there are so many interesting places to explore. There is really nothing like breathing in the fresh Kerry air as you drink up the incredible views around you.
Stretching 2,500km it sure is long but aside from its length, the Wild Atlantic Way is without doubt one of the most epic road trips I’ve ever done. Along the way, I was simply entranced by green rolling hills for which Ireland is famous, impressive mountains and tranquil lakes, daunting cliffs with its pounding surf, colourful towns, historic castles and abbeys, and rugged islands.
Granted, it’s not the Amalfi Coastal drive and it’s not the Wild Atlantic Way. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t backdrops of mountains and forests and waterfalls and castles to explore. If you have time on your hands, this otherwise straightforward drive can be turned into a cultural treasure chest.
I had been planning to visit Ireland for over a year but Covid put those plans on the back burner until finally, in September 2021, my dream came true. My original plan was to travel solo to Ireland but, almost at the last minute, was joined by three fantastic ladies for a truly memorable one-week road trip around the Emerald Isle.