Slea Head, County Kerry
Mt. Brandon is at the far north part of the Dingle Peninsula on the Slea Head Route near Ballydavid Head and Ballyroe. A lovely secondary road with great scenery between Bally David and Mount Brandon. Close by is the monument to St. Brendon, the first monk to discover America some say before Columbus.
The best thing we did in Dingle, Co. Kerry is to sign up for the Archeological Tour given by Tim Collins through our B&B hostess Stella Doyle. He is recommended by Rich Steves also.
Driving the narrow winding roads around the Dingle Peninsula is much more enjoyable done by this tour bus driver, Tim Collins. What a delightful person with all the knowledge you need to know about the ancient sites on the Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head. He will show you the fauna and birdlife also. How nice to be able to look around at the gorgeous and diverse scenery. Stunning views of mountain, water and sky. Constant changing colors and weather that makes for the most dramatic photographs of our trip. 15 euros each (off season) and well worth every cent.
The drive was fantastic, although the roads were narrow, curvy and the weather was really windy!!
You are driving between the ocean and the mountains - as you can imagine the views are astounding.
It is well worth the drive though, and there are plenty of little bays to stop at, and viewpoints to recover you nerves or take piccies or both!!