To get to Co. Kerry, you can get a boat across the Shannon Estuary or else continue to drive the coastline to Co. Limerick, Ennis, Bunratty, Limerick City and eventually arrive at the same place. It’s up to you which route to take! The ferry allows you to take a short break from driving to look out upon the wondrous Atlantic Ocean. From there you can head to Tralee. From Tralee, Dingle is your next port of call. Travel along the coastal route to Castlegregory, past some fantastic campsites and hidden beaches, and over the highest mountain route in Ireland: Conors Pass. Don’t let the beautiful views of Conor’s Pass fool you however – it can be a bit of a demanding drive, but when you reach Dingle it will all be worth it.
The final leg of the journey takes you around beautiful peninsulas with spectacular views of the Atlantic. Be careful while you are driving as there is some breathtaking scenery to behold. The Beara Peninsula, which straddles the border between Kerry and Cork, brings you right into what you imagine a rural, coastal Ireland would be. With archaeological sites; stone circles, wedge graves and other relics, it is a corner of the country steeped in myths and legends. There are places to get out and walk or cycle, and the Ring of Beara is one of the best drives you can do in the country. There are some very popular fishing spots and a number of small villages and hostels if you wish to spend a part of your journey here.