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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Cork
"The tour begins with a call to Killarney the number 1 tourist destination for 2014 in Ireland famous for its Cathedrals and of course the ‘Country Park’. For 250 years Killarney has been a key tourist destination and they certainly don’t disappoint visitors! Heading out on our peninsula drive our first stop being ‘Inch beach’ one of the longest b elevated approximately 100 metres above the ocean the Atlantic on the left mountains to the right and looking out at ‘The Skelligs’ ‘The Blaskets’ and ‘Dead Man’s Island’ it is truly picturesque. We will see the beehive huts which the skellig monks lived in dating back 2000 BC we will also see famine houses and get a taste of how people lived through these harsh times in Irish history. Also on this route we will see where the movie of ‘Far and Away’ was filmed and it was here Tom Cruise famously met Nicole Kidman
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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Killarney
"Heading out of Killarney past the Macgiddycuddy Reeks mountain range with the tallest mountain in Ireland Carrauntoohil on your left out onto our peninsula drive our first stop being ‘Inch beach’ one of the longest beaches in Ireland. You air and soil pollution free.   Leaving Inch you will carry on with the coastal drive through to ‘Gaeltacht’ where the native language is spoken until we come to ‘Dingle’ home to Fungi the Dolphin. Fungi was first spotted in Dingle Bay in the 1980’s and has made it his home ever since. Boats go out enjoy the 'Slea Head Drive’ elevated approximately 330 feet (100 metres) above the ocean the Atlantic on the left mountains to the right and looking out at ‘The Skelligs’ (islands)
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Dingle Peninsula Private Tour from Kenmare
"The ""Slea Head Drive"" is a spectacular scenic route on the Dingle Peninsula in South-West Ireland. A private tour with us is the perfect way to enjoy it. You can be fully in charge of the itinerary . Where do we stop for pictures? Stop here for lunch? for example the Connor Pass.The Dingle peninsula gets is name from the largest town on the peninsula. The peninsula is often called Corca Dhuibhne even by English speaking people. It means ""tribe of Duibhne"". On the peninsula there are two mountain ranges: the Slieve Mish Mountains in the east and another range of mountains in the west that has no name. Mount Brandon is the tallest mountain in Ireland after the peeks of the MacgillyCuddy Reeks outside Killarney.The Connor Pass is an absolute highlight that cannot be missed. It starts j twisting road surrounded by sharp drops and lakes. As such coaches are prohibited from driving this road.Just off the very westernmost point on the peninsula you will find the Blasket Islands. Until the 1950s these islands were inhabited and from Dunquin on the mainland
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Dingle Peninsula Tips (7)

Dingle - where the bears say good night

Don't miss this lovely building, when driving the "Atlantic Drive". After having left Dingle-town to the west-end of the peninsula you will see this building with its fancy facade on the right after 3-4 km. It used to be a B&B and I saw it first 15 years ago. These pics were taken at that time and last time I had been there, 5 years ago, plenty of the colors had faded a bit, but it still looked great. Just take a look at the many great details, there is also a big car-parking next to it with a great view of the Blasket islands !!

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globetrott
Mar 29, 2006

Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry

Dingle Peninsula is by far the best of all the Peninsulas of the Southwest Coast. It has a diversity and beauty that surpasses all the rest. It is hard to explain until you experience it yourself. It is full of magnificent scenery, ancient ruins, quaint cottages, green fields and stone fences, Gaelic speaking locals, great Pubs, and some of the best Traditional Music you will hear in all of Ireland.

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ladyanne
May 31, 2005

Minard Castle, Doonmanagh, Dingle Peninsula

What a spot...a real "off the beaten path", great old castle, no fees, just enjoy. If you go to Inch Beach and you are on your way to Dingle Town, stop here for a moment. It's a great introduction to the mystery and beauty of the Dingle Peninsula. You can see the Ring of Kerry across the bay.

Near by Anascaul is a great quaint village. Lovely. Wonderful hiking backbacking area.

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ladyanne
Apr 04, 2011

Brandon Mountain, Brandon, Dingle Pen.

This is out of the way....but worth the extra miles, Brandon Mountain.... a remote area, more ocean views, more quaint countryside, more Irish cottages. ......more of the wonderful unique Dingle Peninsula.

The wonderful scupture dedicated to St. Brendon for his voyage to America in a curraugh is located here.

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ladyanne
Jun 16, 2005
 
 
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Of the five peninsulas in...

Of the five peninsulas in Western Cork and Kerry counties, Dingle peninsula is the one I enjoyed the most. In good weather it's a cycler's paradise, with plenty of archeological sites and wonderful coastal landscapes.

See the travelogue for some of my favourite pictures!

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luciano
Aug 24, 2002

Ireland's Westernmost point

Located at the tip of the Dingle peninsula is Dunmore Head, Ireland's westernmost point. A short walk from main the road this rock covered in sheep and sheep's droppings juts out into the sea. Canada straight ahead!

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krissyM
Feb 07, 2008

Ring of Kerry

If you have a rented car with unlimited mileage and a day to waste don't miss the Ring of Kerry.

We arrived in Dingle the night before and stayed at a beautiful Hostel on the outskirts, I dont remember the name but there are only a couple and this one looks like a big log cabin. We were lucky that no one else was there so we got the entire top floor to ourselves.

While in Dingle make sure to take a walk on the docks, talk to as many people as possible.

We then took off around the ring of Kerry. There is so much beauty it will numb you to other places very quickly so make it last on your trip to Ireland.

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Nov 01, 2006
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"One of my favorite areas in Ireland"
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"Dingle Town, Co. Kerry"
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"A Slice of Authenticity"
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"WELCOME TO MY DINGLE PAGE ......:-)"
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"Dingle"
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Blasket Islands

The Blasket Islands are a series of 7 rocky islands just offshore. The largest is shaped like a dead man laying in the water. During the summer, you can take a 2-3 hour boat trip around the islands to...
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The Dolphin Fungi

Sure it's touristy -- but then, you ARE a tourist, aren't you? Come on, you know you want to. Climb aboard a EUR 12 boat tour, enjoy the harbor views and wait for Fungi. Don't worry, he's almost...
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Gallarus Oratory

Pretty cool church considering it's age and the precision with which it was built. No mortar, cement, etc- just stones stacked so precisely and perfectly that it is completely bone dry inside....
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Ring of Kerry

Ballinskelligs or "Baile na Sceilge" is a small village located on Ballinskellig's Bay, one of a few places in Ireland where the Irish language is still spoken. The village dates back to the 5th or...
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Gap of Dunloe

See unspoilt countryside. A coach will take you from Killarney to Kate Kearney's cottage. From there you can either walk, cycle, ride a horse, or - if you're still suffering from too much of the...
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The Aquadome

The aquadrome is heavily promoted as a 'must see' tourist destination. In truth the giant wigwam is no more than a fairly pleasant swimming pool with a couple of slides attached. We visting in March,...
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