Explore the Wild Atlantic
Wave goodbye to the stresses and strains of life as you sit into your car at Rosslare and let the world - or Kerry - be your oyster! Begin your journey to Parknasilla via Midleton taking in the seaside towns of Dungarvan & Youghal & enjoy a tour of the Midleton Distillery – The Jameson Experience.
Jameson Irish Whiskey is world renowned and its history can be traced on guided tours through The Jameson Heritage Centrehere, 12 miles east of Cork City on the main Cork Waterford N25 Road, in this wonderful restored Grain store. Continue your journey to Parknasilla through Macroom, Kilgarvan & Kenmare
Arrive at Parknasilla & relax as your car gets unpacked and feast in style in the beautiful Fine-dining Pygmalion Restaurant that evening.
Rise early & enjoy a full Irish breakfast. Tour the beautiful Beara Peninsula taking in the heritage town of Kenmare, located only 17km from Parknasilla Resort & Spa. Journey onwards and meander through the quaint villages of Eyeries & Allihies. Stop & have lunch in Castletownbere & enjoy the freshest seafood straight from the boats in this charming seaside town. This drive of the Beara is not complete without a stroll in Glengarriff & a boat trip out to the famous Island of Garnish to admire the tropical flora in the gardens. Travel home via The Caha pass and take in the majestic views over the the Mountains. Tonight enjoy a Bistro style meal in the Doolittle bar or visit the village of Sneem.
The Ring of Kerry traces the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula. The combination of ocean, islands, mountains towns and villages makes it an exciting journey of discovery. Travel via Molls Gap into Killarney & head out towards Fossa. Stop at the Kerry Bog Village Museum, visit Kells Bay Gardens, and the Old Barracks Heritage Centre in Cahersiveen.
Portmagee is the main departure point for boat trips to the Skelligs UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also connected by Valentia Bridge to Valentia Island. While on the island, take time to visit the Skellig Experience Centre.
Take in the ring of the Skelligs & Visit the blue flag beach or Cill Rialaig Gallery in Ballinskelligs Gaeltacht village, feast on delicious handmade Chocolates in the Skellig factory at St Finians Bay. Continue on & stroll through the picturesque village of Waterville. Travel to Caherdaniel via the Coomekesta Pass. Make a stop in Derrynane where you will find one of Ireland’s most outstanding beaches. While there why not call to see Derrynane House. Carry on to Staigue Fort at Castlecove and the visit the Sculpture Park and Garden of the Senses in Sneem before returning to Parknasilla. Reflect on the day with another fantastic meal in the Pygmalion restaurant
Depart after a full Irish Breakfast in the Pygmalion Restaurant. Travel onwards towards Dingle taking in Molls Gap, & see attractions like Ross Castle and Muckross House or roam through Killarney National Park and see its wide variety of flora and fauna. Killarney is always busy with people so stroll through the town and enjoy its lively environment. Travel onwards via Tralee to the coastal town of Dingle via Connors Pass. Dingle is a lively town with many wonderful restaurants & shops to explore. If you have the time then the Slea Head Drive is a must. The Slea Head Drive is a circular route, beginning and ending in Dingle that takes in a large number of attractions and stunning views on the western end of the peninsula. The route is clearly labeled by road signs throughout its length. To properly enjoy the Drive, a half-day should be set aside for the journey. Make sure you stop & discover the many artists along the way and stay for the night in Dingle that evening