The Kerry Way
The Kerry Way
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the football man
Dundalk, Ireland16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
It's a great hike even on a rainy day. I did one from Tahilla to Blackwater Bridge. I was with my mam and I think we were the first to do it in 2024.
Written 2 January 2024
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Dave B
Durham, CT32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
What an amazing experience!!! We are in our mid-60's and are fairly active for our age. We did a fair amount of training to prepare ourselves for this hike - we did 7 days - Killarney to Sneem - and our tour was arranged with Wonderful Ireland. I cannot say enough good about this tour company. They are extremely detailed in communication, execution, follow through, and we stayed at the best possible locations at each stop. They moved our luggage to each stop and saw that our daily hosts provided us with a box lunch. emergency cell phone, detailed maps with trail descriptions, and trekking poles (absolute necessity). Yes, the hike was difficult at times, but we were fine. The trail is very diverse in terms of terrain and trail types. When we went the theme was WET! Of the 7 days it rained on 4 days. At times the rain was moderate and at times just showers. In places the trail was extremely wet and boggy. I highly recommend water proof shoes and also the use of mole skin for your feet. You will encounter sheep poo in abundance. I estimate that we climbed over 125 stiles along the way. At times we walked on back roads, pastures, rocky trails. At times you scale small mountains and almost every day you will be climbing and then descending. The views are spectacular. The lodging hosts at each stop were always very friendly and accommodating. Our favorite stop was at the Stepping Stone. The hosts here are very kind, accommodating, helpful and the food is gourmet quality. I know I am rambling but there is so much to say about this experience. We wished we had done the entire Way, but we did not have enough time and we did not think we would last 9 days on the trail - turns out we could have done it. Plan some extra time to see Killarney - it's a real nice town and a nice area. We spent one day in Dublin on each end of the trip - taking the train to Killarney and back - real easy to do.
Written 19 June 2023
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Ed Smith
Flagstaff, AZ1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a review on the Kerry Way, which is a walking route, and not the "Ring of Kerry", which refers to a motor route around the Inveragh Peninsula.

My wife and I did a 12 day itinerary, which included 2 rest days. On 1 of those days, we went out to Skellig Michael, which was outstanding. We had "Tailor-Made Tours" do our booking, and they were great (5 *s). The Way itself was outstanding. A few days were strenuous, involving some elevation gains and descents. Day over from Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen was long, but also had some excellent walking. Coming down into Cahersiveen involves either a circuitous route or a long walk on tarmac; might want to call for a ride once you hit the road down to Cahersiveen, and then, get a ride back up the next morn.

Be ready for inclement weather. On the ridge above Waterville, we got into a wind driven rain coming off the ocean there. We had all the needed gear, so all was good although way marking could use a bit of help. If the weather had been sunny, it would have been no problem.

Ireland is incredible, Irish are an absolute pleasure and folks we met along the route (Germans, Canadians, Americans, Irish) were great to stop and talk to. We saw many of these same folks in the pubs after a days walk and had lots more fun with more ongoing conversations.

All and all, a fantastic experience which I would highly recommend. If you have been eyeing this route for a while, pull the trigger and start the process of planning the trip today. If you are an avid walker, you'll love it.
Written 12 September 2022
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gooze3
Victoria B.C.14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We did the Ring of Kerry while on a motorcycle trip and it was one of the favourite spots in the south of Ireland. Spectacular views and plenty of pullouts along the way. Nice to go when it is quieter on the roads.
Written 15 June 2022
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Trudy C
Noble, OK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This was just one of the view that we saw on our scenic drive on the Killarney Ring of Kerry. History abounds.
Written 18 April 2022
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Linda P
Casa Grande, AZ193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We drove ourselves and had so much fun. The views are outstanding. Found a great little village to have lunch in.
Written 21 September 2021
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Marcus H
Furbo, Ireland366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Beautiful vistas, a lovely drive and scenery everywhere. Having been to Kerry a few times before, this is definitely a must for anybody travelling here. Take your time on the narrow roads and make sure to pull in to the side of road to take in the views.
Written 22 April 2020
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John
County Kildare, Ireland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Probably the best part of our trip. Cant wait to get back in the spring. Will bring my own bike this time!
Written 12 February 2020
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Snakebit12
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We just finished hiking 80 miles of the Kerry Way. At 10 miles per day (and occasional "off days") we simply did not have enough time to do the entire loop.

Started at Killarney and went CCW finishing in Sneem. We skipped the inland section from Cahersiveen to Waterville.

Thoughts:
1. You cannot miss the section from Killarney to Glenbeigh. Both Black & Bridia valleys were wonderful. It is shocking that some tour companies start you in Glenbeigh.
2 . We took the loop above Lough Accoose - that was a mistake. Lots of traffic on the road leading into Glencar - take the shortcut if not under water.
3. We dealt with bad weather for the Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen section. We would have enjoyed it more had it not been pouring.
4. If we could do it over again, we would have had our B&B in Cahersiveen drop us at Teeraha and hiked to at least Mastergeehy before getting a lift into Waterville.
5. Waterville to Caherdaniel was great - ended our hike at the Blind Piper pub...my idea of hiking.
6. Caherdaniel to Sneem was not as exciting as other days but Sneem is a really neat town and a fun place to visit.


All in all, our group preferred the Kerry Way hiking ever-so-slightly over last year's hike of the West Highland Way (which was great). Kerry is much greener and a bit less rugged.

Our B&Bs were fantastic, the fish and chips were terrific and we were all sad to leave Kerry.
Written 23 October 2019
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Sandy T
Saint Germain, WI11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Take the day and drive the beautiful and narrow roads of Ireland. Stop at small villages and landmarks and just take it all in. A must do
Written 19 October 2019
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