10 Reasons to visit the Dingle Peninsula



1- Slea Head 

Slea Head

There is so much to see and do around Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula!  Eask Tower, Ventry Village, magnificent views of the Blasket Islands, the Blaskets heritage centre, Star Wars Set Location, Visit a local sheep farm and hold a baby Lamb! You can drive the loop or choose to enjoy a wonderful hike around one of the richest areas of archaeology in this region, with its numerous beehive huts and promontory forts. 

2 – Gallarus Oratory

Gallarus Oratory

The Gallarus Oratory is located in the heart of the Dingle Peninsula. It is one of Irelands best preserved and most iconic early Christian churches. Over 1000 years old this inspiring building constructed entirely from dry stone is the architectural highlight of the Slea head drive. Enjoy breathtaking views of Smerwick harbour, The three sisters and Mount Brandon. 

3- Mount Brandon

Mount Brandon

Steeped in Irish Mythology and Pagan History, the most scenic walking route to the summit of Mount Brandon (952m or 3.123 feet), Irelands 9th highest mountain is the from Faha near Cloghane Village. It is one of the best and fascinating mountain walks along the Wild Atlantic Way. A strenuous but extremely rewarding 8.5km (4 hour) hike.

4 – Pubs! 

There are lots of charming pubs all over the Dingle Peninsula. Visit the previous home of Antartic explorer Tom Crean in .The South Pole Inn” Annascaul

South Pole Inn

Visit West Kerry Brewery & Brick’s Pub (Tig Bhric) – Kerrys only brew pub! Have a pint or bottle of their delicious beer – Our favourite is the Beal Ban!

Bricks Brew Pub

There are a few truly iconic pubs in Ireland, whose name is known to more or less every person in the land.  Dick Mack’s is one of those pubs and worth a visit to even just watch a custom leather belt being made in the shop half of the pub! 

Dick Macks

Nestled under Mount Brandon on the pier at Brandon Village is Murphys Bar – A 5th generation family run pub, grab a Guinness & crab sandwich while keeping an eye out the window for the dolphins who often make an appearance in the bay!

Murphys Bar Brandon

5 – Connor Pass

The Conor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland, and provides the most dramatic and scenic way of entering or leaving the town of Dingle! This narrow, twisting road runs between the town of Dingle and Kilmore Cross on the north side of the peninsula, where roads fork to Cloghane/Brandon or Castlegregory.
Conor Pass

6 – Traditional Irish Music

If you want to hear and see some of the best traditional Irish musicians in Ireland then look no further than the Dingle Peninsula!
Traditional Irish Music

7 – Beaches

Try you hand at surfing some of the best waves in Ireland or simply take in the breathtaking views!
Inch Beach
Inch Beach
Fermoyle
Fermoyle Beach

8 – Dingle Distillery

Take a tour of the Dingle Distillery where you will see how they craft their Whiskey, Vodka & gin!
Dingle Distillery

9 – Fungie the Dolphin

The best way to see Fungie Irelands if not the worlds most famous dolphin is to take a boat tour and watch him splash about in the sea! So regular are Fungie’s appearances that you won’t be charged if he doesn’t show.
Fungie The Dolphin

10 – The Blasket Islands

Last but not least! Take a boat out to explore over 1,100 acres of unspoiled largely mountainous terrain. The Great Blasket Island is approximately 4 miles long by 1/2 mile wide. Home to an abundance of wildlife and fauna, the Great Blasket Island is thriving with Irish history and life.
Blasket Islands Dingle Peninsula

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Collis Sandes House, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

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