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Ring Around Kerry

Even Fly Guy had to stop and enjoy the Ladies View over Killarney National Park.

Fly Guy stops to the Ladies View over Killarney National Park.

At around 9pm you could still find locals out enjoying the sunshine and surf on St. Finan's Bay

If you’re lucky to get sunshine, the summer months are the perfet time to explore the Ring of Kerry as light lasts well into the evening hours. At around 9 pm you could still find locals out enjoying the sunshine and surf on St. Finan’s Bay

One of the many scenic views along the Ring of Kerry.

One of the many scenic views along the Ring of Kerry.

Staigue stone fort sits on the south side of the Ring of Kerry in the middle of sheep pasture three miles west of Sneem . Mind the cow pies when out exploring. The fort was built somewhere between 300 and 400 AD

Staigue stone fort sits on the south side of the Ring of Kerry in the middle of sheep pasture three miles west of Sneem . Mind the cow pies when out exploring. The fort was built somewhere between 300 and 400 AD

Ladies View is a scenic point along the southern portion of the Ring of Kerry, in Killarney National Park. It was here that Queen Victoria had her breath taken away from the view below in 1861

Ladies View is a scenic point along the southern portion of the Ring of Kerry, in Killarney National Park. It was here that Queen Victoria was wowed by the view below in 1861

After a long day at sea exploring Skellig Michael head over to Knightstown Coffee Shop to enjoy a light meal before heading back out to explore the Ring

After a long day at sea exploring Skellig Michael head over to Knightstown Coffee Shop on Valentia Island to enjoy a light meal before heading back out to explore the Ring

Ruins of Ballycarbery Castle built in the 16th century. The castle is located just a short drive from Cahersiveen

Ruins of Ballycarbery Castle built in the 16th century. The castle is located just a short drive from Cahersiveen

A view of Portmagee taken from Valentia Island

A view of Portmagee taken from Valentia Island

The beautiful peak of Skellig Michael

The beautiful peak of Skellig Michael

I pulled the car over just in time to catch the sun setting over this breathtaking scene at Killarney National Park

I pulled the car over just in time to catch the sun setting over this breathtaking scene at Killarney National Park

A Puffin found on Skellig Michael with Little Skellig Island in the back ground

Sheep out to pasture

Sheep out to pasture

Cahersiveen Barracks in Cahersiveen

At the top of Skellig Michael sits a Christian monastery that was founded on the island at some point between the 6th and 8th century. The remains of this monastery, along with most of the island are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

At the top of Skellig Michael sits a Christian monastery that was founded on the island at some point between the 6th and 8th century. The remains of this monastery, along with most of the island are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A lady takes in the soothing surroundings on a summer's evening at St. Finan's Bay

A lady takes in the soothing surroundings on a summer’s evening at St. Finan’s Bay

The Small towns of Kerry all have similar rows of colorful buildings and all charming in their own way

Passing streams on a hike through Killarney National Park

A summer sunset over Killarney National Park

A summer sunset over Killarney National Park

One of the many colorful doors of the charming town on Valentia Island

One of the many colorful doors of the charming town on Valentia Island

Boats rest waiting to take summer visitors around the lakes of Killarney

Boats rest waiting to take summer visitors around the lakes of Killarney

An old railway bridge across the River Ferta

An old railway bridge across the River Ferta

A random kike hanging over the city streets of Killarney

A random bike hanging over the city streets of Killarney

In the middle of Killarney National Park is a small mountain pass known as the Gap of Dunloe. If you want to visit the gap you will be told the only way to see it is by paying for a an expensive hours and buggy ride or my bike and foot. However if you wait until later in the evening around after 8:30 you can manage to drive through the gap.

In the middle of Killarney National Park is a small mountain pass known as the Gap of Dunloe. If you want to visit the gap you will be told the only way to see it is by paying for a an expensive horse and buggy ride or you have to go by bike or foot. However if you wait until later in the evening like after 8:30 you can manage to drive through the gap but be ready for a very small road.

Looking out the window from Ballycarbery Castle

Looking out the window from Ballycarbery Castle

If you have your own car and out exploring the Ring of Kerry expect cute little roads like this.

Driving yourself is the best way to see the Ring of Kerry but be ready for tight little roads like this.

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