Tour of The Highlights of The Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head
National Geographic has considered The Dingle Peninsula, "The most beautiful place on earth". Located on the most westerly point on the continent of Europe, the peninsula with its dramatic coastal scenery is a joy to behold.
To the west of the town of Dingle, you find yourself on the iconic Slea Head Drive with staggering views of The Blasket Islands and The Atlantic Ocean.
This tour will take you to the quaint fishing village of Ventry where The Fianna and there leader Fionn Mac Cúmhaill defeated The King of The World in a legendary battle in the third century AD. The tour will continue to the Clocháns or Beehive Huts at Fahan and Dún Beg Fort.
We will also visit Dunquin Pier, The Blasket Islands Visitor Centre, Louis Mulcahy Pottery, Clogher Head & Strand, Reasc early christian site, Gallarus Oratory, Kilmalkedar Church and sites associated with films such as Ryan's Daughter from years gone by to the modern day blockbuster Star Wars filmed on Ceann Sibeal.
9am - Collection at your accommodation in Dingle and depart on The Slea Head Drive.
9. 30am - Arrival at Ventry Village and Chapel Cross.
10. 15am - Visit The Beehive Huts on Slea Head.
11am - Dunquin Pier and gateway to The Blasket Islands.
12noon - Arrival at The Blasket Islands Visitor Centre.
1. 30pm - Visit to Louis Mulcahy Pottery and Lunch.
2. 30pm - Tour of scenic locations such as Clogher Head, Ceann Sibeal, Reasc site, Gallarus, Kilmalkedar Church and Ballferriter Village.
5pm - arrive back in Dingle.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will collect you from your accommodation in Dingle or any other place in the surrounding area.
End location: I will return you to your accommodation in Dingle or elsewhere.
Duration: 7 hours
I will be driving my 7 seater Ford Tourneo Custom touring van, 2018 model, air- conditioned, leather seating and maintained to a high standard.
All transport, professional driver, private guiding service, admission charges to The Blasket Islands Visitor Centre and insurance.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - Lunch
I am not restricted access to any historical or heritage sites in Kerry. However, state owned properties such as Muckross House and Ross Castle provide their own guides of the interior of the buildings and you must honour and respect these regulations.
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We had a WONDERFUL DAY exploring the Dingle Peninsula with Ray. He is warm, friendly, easy to be with, and so knowledgeable about County Kerry and Ireland. He showed us Dingle's stunning scenery and shared its interesting history and culture. At the end Ray drove us around town pointing out the best restaurants and pubs (spot on by the way!), which we relied for the rest of our stay in Dingle. I absolutely recommend taking a tour with Ray. It was a Great Day!