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Best Scenic Drives in Ireland

Which scenic drive should you take in Ireland? The Ring of Kerry or the Dingle Peninsula?Kerry Cliffs, Portmagee

The famous Ring of Kerry is a popular scenic drive along the western coast of Ireland. Another lesser known, but just as beautiful scenic loop is the Dingle Peninsula. Both are beautiful, but from what we heard, the Ring of Kerry can get crowded during the summer months. We were there in early September and did not find the Ring of Kerry to be crowded at all. If you’re trying to decide which scenic drive to take, keep reading below for a photo tour of some of our favorite spots we found on both of these scenic drives. If you’re short on time, you don’t have to do the full loop. Just stick to the roads along the coast for the most beautiful views! Or just map out these points of interest below.

 

Ring of Kerry

Which scenic drive should you take in Ireland? The Ring of Kerry or the Dingle Peninsula?

We started our drive at the Kerry Cliffs in Portmagee. I could not get over these breathtaking views!!

Which scenic drive should you take in Ireland? The Ring of Kerry or the Dingle Peninsula?

From the cliffs, this is the view looking back to the tiny coastal town of Portmagee. You can see our Airbnb from here!

Which scenic drive should you take in Ireland? The Ring of Kerry or the Dingle Peninsula?