From some of the world's most famous castles (Blarney Castle in County Cork) to an island monastery dating back to the 6th century (Skellig Michael in County Kerry), the South West of Ireland is home to a wide variety of ancient structures. These structures have not only stood the test of time they have gone on to represent the very essence of Ireland to people all across the globe.
On this page we invite you to have a look at South West Ireland's most well known Castles and Ancient Settlements.
Here's our selection of the most popular castles in South West Ireland.
Ancient sites, settlements and monuments in South West Ireland.
On the Ring of Kerry Version of the Ancient Ireland Tour 2019, for nights 4 and 5, you will stay in the town of Killarney, County Kerry. Between these nights, you will explore the world famous Ring of Kerry. Home to picturesque villages & some of Ireland's most awe-inspiring scenery.
During the Dingle Version of the Ancient Ireland Tour 2019, on nights 4 and 5, you will be staying in the idyllic fishing village of Dingle, county Kerry. A jewel in the crown of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Dingle is famed for its picture postcard landscapes, delicious food and unique marine wildlife.