Castles, cosy pubs and striking Irish coastline
This section of Ireland packs a real cultural and historical punch. Welcome to the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula – a land of rolling hills, serene beaches, national park and lakeside castles, all ready for you to explore. Embark on a five-day Intrepid adventure from Dublin, heading to the charming and historic Killarney region, along the rugged Ring of Kerry, and arriving at the scenic Dingle Peninsula. On the way, appreciate the history and local lore of Ross Castle, meet a custodian of Sean-nós singing in Dingle town, and spend the evenings doing as locals do – a hearty meal a the pub. It’s a quintessential Irish experience in its southwest reaches, but with some unique inclusions and a local leader to show you the best of what’s around.
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Explore the rugged coast of the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula, with plenty of time spent walking by the clifftops and stopping at scenic viewpoints. This is the best of Europe’s most westerly reaches.
Gain an insight into the O’Donoghue clan and historical significance of the Killarney region with an included private visit to Ross Castle, situated on the banks of Lough Leane.
Be treated to a traditional Gaelic experience, joining with a custodian of Sean-nós singing in Dingle town. They will explain the importance of their music and show you their craft, sung in the Irish language.
Meet with a seaweed expert on your way along the Ring of Kerry, taking a walk along the beach and discovering the region’s history, as well as the importance of seaweed foraging. Seaweed-based snacks included!
An Irish adventure wouldn’t be complete without some hearty pub visits. Enjoy an included meal at a traditional pub in Killarney. You'll have plenty of time to keep exploring – or eating – at your own pace.
Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.
Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
As this Irish adventure starts at around noon at Dublin and finishes at Tralee in the early afternoon of the last day, we recommend spending an extra night or two at each end to ensure there are no issues with onward travel connections. If you wish, we’ll be happy to organise pre- and post-trip accommodation (subject to availability).
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Ireland: Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1.A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2.This trip starts at 12pm at Dublin Heuston Railway Station on Day 1. Afterwards, your group will immediately depart by train for Killarney. This trip finishes on Day 5 at Tralee in the early afternoon. Please consider this when booking onward travel.
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