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From Parknasilla it is probably best advised to drive anti-clockwise on the ring of Kerry (All of the buses have to do this as the road is quite narrow in parts and travelling this way avoids meeting them on the sometimes narrow road).  Therefore from here you should drive from Parknasilla into Killarney via Molls Gap R568 (Very scenic).  Visit Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms (The National Park)- A Magnificent Victorian mansion and leading stately home. The rooms are elegantly furnished reflecting the lifestyle of the period. The gardens portray unblemished beauty. There are three separate working farms with a selection of poultry, Kerry cattle and traditional farm machinery. The farms are in working use where you can observe the daily routine of the many craftsmen with their specialised trade. 

From here head from Killarney to Killorglin and onwards to Glenbeigh (Rossbeigh is a beautiful beach – slight de-tour)and drive south from there towards Cahersiveen, Just after Cahersiveen you will see a signpost for Renard (Ferry to Valencia Island) take this turn and proceed to ferry pier, on the pier is a Pub/Restaurant called The Point, here you can get the nicest seafood, really fresh, great place to stop for lunch!  After take the ferry to Valencia and drive the island (It is very small so it won’t take you long).  Really lovely walk on Valencia is  http://www.geokaun.com/ well worth doing especially on a clear day.  You can then drive off Valencia via the bridge and in past the little village of Portmagee (If you have time & the weather is fine you should see if you can go to the Skelligs.  The hotel can arrange this but it is very weather dependant - Skellig Michael - UNESCO heritage site- is a large jagged rock, which hoists itself dramatically out of the Atlantic 8 miles off the coast of Kerry. There is a flight of steps leading to the remains of the monastic settlement, which occupy a series of terraces, enclosed in drystone walls on a narrow shelf of rock nearly 600 feet above the sea, the enclosure also contains the ruins of St. Michaels church. http://www.skelligexperience.com/ - Be warned the Skelligs is not for the faint of heart or anyone who has a fear of heights!

However, if you do not wish to do this then go to the Skellig Experience just before you leave Valencia Islandhttp://www.skelligexperience.com/skellig_michael.html

You will now be heading back on to the main ring of Kerry road towards Waterville.  The road between Waterville & Catherdaniel is very scenic, make sure you stop at Derrynane Beach, very nice and also Derrynane House - home to the late Daniel O Connell "The Liberator" .The house is restored to its former glory with the addition of a museum and period furnishings. Kepp on this road and you will find yourself back in the village of sneem and three miles from the hotel.

A day to remember!


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