The Ring of Kerry takes in about 176 km of the most southern peninsula in Kerry, Iveragh, this will take you through some beautiful villages and towns such as Killarney, Waterville, Glenbeigh and Killorglin and there is plenty to see and do on the way. Stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean, the Iveragh Peninsula has a backbone of mighty mountains. Every environment is here, from the snow-capped Corrán Tuathail, Ireland’s loftiest peak, through woodland and blanket bog, to the sandy beaches of the coast. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream ensure a mild climate all the year round. Sub-tropical plants grow quite happily here - adding marvellous splashes of colour to the countryside. At Caherciveen you can visit the birthplace of the great justice-seeker and parliamentarian Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847). The Liberator, as he was known, eventually settled near the beautiful secluded beaches of Derrynane. In this century, Charlie Chaplin of silent screen fame was a regular visitor to Waterville. Last year the people of the town erected a monument to his memory. Sneem, possibly Ireland’s most colourful village, has won national awards for its beauty and neatness. George Bernard Shaw did much of his playwriting while staying at the nearby Parknasilla Hotel. Finally spectacular views await you as you head from Sneem to Moll’s Gap and down into the Killarney Valley.