If you’re driving, should you go in the same direction as the buses or the opposite way? That all depends on how confident you feel driving.If you drive in the opposite direction of the Ring of Kerry tour buses, then you may have to deal with passing them.As long as you stay focused, you shouldn’t have too much trouble making the switch.As I mentioned above, buses go counter-clockwise along the Ring of Kerry.If you’re renting a car in most other countries, your usual car insurance will extend to the rental.While driving lets you take your time and make stops on a whim, it does come with a significant extra challenge for US drivers: you have to adjust to driving on the left side of the road!
One important thing to note – the buses always drive counter-clockwise along the Ring.
The Ring of Kerry is a 111 mile (179 km) coastal road around Ireland’s Iveragh Peninsula.
Technically, the Ring of Kerry is the horseshoe-shaped N70, but you can take a linking road, the N72, to make a full loop beginning and ending in the town of Killarney.
At first, this arrangement made my brain feel like it was doing backflips, plus I kept driving too far to the left.
Admittedly, my friend was the better left-side driver of the two of us, but I gradually got used to it, too.
As the road can get narrow and have steep drop-offs along the side, this might be an unwelcome extra challenge.