4. Ring of Kerry
One of the most famous and popular road circuits in the south west of Ireland, the ring of Kerry traverses the coastline of the Inveragh peninsula with lots of tourist sites along the way.
Beginning in Killorglin, one and a half hours from Ballingarry, the ring is 179 km long and will provide an extensive and fulfilling day trip. It is best to travel anti-clockwise to avoid meeting the coach tours 'head on.
The scenery is breathtaking and continues to amaze even us, the Irish folk! Allow plenty of time at the end of the ring to stroll through the streets of Kenmare, a noble heritage town with lots of great shops and restaurants.
Homewards towards Killarney, the tourist capital of the region. Visit Muckross House and gardens (www.muckross-house.ie ) the torc waterfalls and Killarney national park.
If all that exploring sounds like too much hard work, Killarney alone will make a perfect, easy day trip being just over 1 hour's drive from Ballingarry.