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    Travel Ireland’s Ring of Kerry… at Hyperspeed!

    The crashing waves and rolling coastline welcome you to Ireland’s majestic west coast. So much to soak up and explore as you journey through this part of Ireland.

    However, for those who want a wee taster, why not Travel around Ireland’s Ring of Kerry… at Hyperspeed!

    View our videos below!

    Author: Rupert Shanks
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    After seeing Top Gear’s visit to the Dingle and The Ring of Kerry we created a couple of short journey videos that take you through some of this area’s most iconic sections, at hyperspeed.

    Zip through the sweeping turns and soaring hills of the Gap of Dunloe in under a minute. Fly round Ireland’s most westerly point at the Dingle Peninsula in under 30 seconds! If Chris Evans and Matt le Blanc can do it so can you!

    Gap of Dunloe

    This narrow, winding road snakes its way through McGillycuddy’s Reeks and Purple Mountain in the east of County Kerry. Passing a variety of loughs (lakes), cliffs, strewn boulders and lush green landscapes, driving through the Gap of Dunloe is a magical route.  A self-drive trip is truly one of the best ways to see the Gap of Dunloe in Ireland.

    • A popular form of transport is the horse-drawn trap or more recently by road bike.

    The Dingle Peninsula

    Most of those travelling on the Ring of Kerry make their way to Dingle. If they don’t they should! Ireland’s most westerly point is a dramatic headland of rolling green and craggy cliffs leading down to the sea below. This narrow coastal road winds and weaves its way around the headland as the islands unfold across the horizon.

    Further inland, the Conor Pass winds across the peninsula from south-west to north-east, snaking through towering peaks and shimmering lakes. This part of Ireland’s west coast has a distinctive welcoming character epitomised by one of our favourite places to stay, Ballyseede Castle.

    So, the Ring of Kerry vs the Dingle Peninsula which one would you choose?  How about both!  Check out our challenging trip, Biking the Kerry Peninsulas, which traverses all three peninsulas of the Kingdom of Kerry.

    Why not discover these stunning areas with a little more time on your side? Check out our Bike Tour of the Kerry Peninsulas to bike across the Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Beara and more.

    Meet the Author: Rupert Shanks

    After a spell in the corporate world in London Rupert decided to find a more rewarding way of life involving a closer connection to the outdoors and to his camera! Rupert produces a lot of the photography and video for Wilderness Ireland and works within the Marketing team.

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