Flora and Fauna of the Ring of Kerry

In the far south-west of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry is one of the world’s most famous tourist routes and an ideal destination for a family break. The Gulf Stream-warmed waters of the Atlantic moderate the climate here, making the land lush and green. The area’s isolation from the galloping modernisation that turned much of Europe from a rural to an urban civilisation so quickly has preserved both a way of life and some wonderful wildlife habitats.The Ring takes in a great variety of landscapes – the famous mountains and lakes of Kerry, rolling farmland and rugged heath and moor, ancient woodlandsand some of Europe’s most beautiful coastline – and is home to a huge variety of wildlife.Killarney National Park The country’s oldest national park si ... more
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Family Holidays at The Dunloe

The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most beautiful and most iconic landscapes and has a host of family attractions to keep the kids smiling whatever the weather. While no-one can deny it can sometimes be wet in the wonderful south west of Ireland, the moderating influence of the Atlantic Gulf Stream means it’s one of the warmest spots in Ireland boasting its own sub-tropical species, the Killarney Strawberry Tree.The Dunloe is the perfect base for exploring the most visited part of Ireland outside Dublin. While Mum and Dad revel in the luxurious comforts and first-rate cuisine of one of Ireland’s top five star hotels, there’s a host of activities designed with families in mind. The fact that youngsters have their own Kids Club shows the hotel values them ... more
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