Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, is a place that has a history of tragedy, romance, innovation, education and spirituality. It was built as a beautiful castle in 1868, and is now an Abbey and home to the Benedictine since 1920.

 

Connemara

The Connemara is a unique and wild landscape with bogs and lakes, and breathtaking coastal scenery. Oscar Wilde has described Connemara as “a place of savage beauty”.

Dingle

This Peninsula is a must see. Visit Inch Beach, Menard Castle, Dingle Town, Slea Head coastal drive, ancient Beehive Huts, Coomeenoole Beach and Dunquin Pier.

The Skellig Ring

Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as Top Destination

The Skellig Ring in County Kerry Ireland has been named one of the top ten regions travellers should visit  by Lonely Planet. It is the gateway to Skellig Michael and is located just off the famous Ring of Kerry. Travel with Kerry Experience Tours and we will take you along the Skellig Ring, a place that is wild, unique and majestic, and an integral part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The Undiscovered Ring of Kerry Tour includes the spectacular Skellig Ring Drive. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, rugged coastlines, and get a glimpse of the Skellig Islands that lie in the Atlantic off the Skellig Coast.

The Lonely Planet Travel Guide describes the area as “perhaps Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline”. Well, what can we say … they are right!

The Kerry Experience – guest photos

We always truly enjoy meeting new people on our tours and to show them the most beautiful places in Ireland. It makes out day even better when it turns out that there is a young photographer on board that has captured the essence of Kerry in many beautiful shots! Julia and her parents traveled with us last Summer, and we were just overwhelmed by her beautiful photographs. Enjoy Julia’s “Kerry Experience”:

 

The Burren

The Burren is a unique limestone landscape. The coastline is made up of rocky foreshores and limestone cliffs. Inland you’ll find rocky hills with ancient burial chambers and medieval ruins.

 

Aran Islands

The Aran Islands off the Galway coast are the embodiment of a traditional, almost mystical Ireland. Visit the breathtaking stone age forts on Innismore, or experience traditional island life on Inishmaan or Inisheer

Kilkenny

Explore the narrow, winding 17th century passageways of Kilkenny with colorfully painted shopfronts, the majestic riverside Castle, the medieval cathedral, and the centuries-old pubs.

Cork

Cork is an appealing, lively, waterfront city with busy narrow streets that weave around the River Lee and it’s canals. Here you’ll find some of the best food of the country. Don’t forget to visit the English Market.

Galway

Galway, the “city of the tribes”, is steeped in history. The thriving centre that has retained much of it’s easygoing charm.  Enjoy live trad music sessions all year round in one of the many traditional old pubs.