R566 road (Ireland)

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R566 road
R566 bridge at Emlaghmore
Route information
Length25.5 km[1][2] (15.8 mi)
Major junctions
FromIRL N70.svg N70 at Kilcoman, Co. Kerry
  • R567 Regional Route Shield Ireland.png R567 at Emlaghmore Bridge
ToR565 Regional Route Shield Ireland.png R565 at Portmagee
Road network

The R566 road is a regional road in Ireland. It is a road on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry.[1][2] Part of the road is on the Wild Atlantic Way.[3]

The R566 travels southwest from the N70 (Ring of Kerry) to Ballinskelligs. At Ballinskelligs, the road becomes the Skellig Ring, travelling northwest via the coast. Along this coast, high-cliffed Puffin Island, an important seabird reserve,[4] lies just offshore. The road terminates at the R565 at Portmagee, where Valentia Island may be reached by bridge. The R566 is 25.5 km (15.8 mi) long.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Google (16 May 2016). "Ring of Kerry to R565" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "S.I. No. 54/2012 – Roads Act 1993 (Classification of Regional Roads) Order 2012". Government of Ireland. 28 Feb 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Wild Atlantic Way: Explore The Route". Fáilte Ireland. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Puffin Island". BirdWatch Ireland. Retrieved 4 Jun 2016.