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Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a highlight of the vacation though not without some driving stress. Beautiful views along the route and plenty of pull offs. The roads are incredibly narrow and navigating around oncoming tour busses and campers can be a challenge but perhaps that is part...More

Thank anmjg2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful scenery along this drive. Narrow roads but that is usual for that area. There are few pulloffs but some that offer great views.

Thank greenheron54
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This drive was stunning. Every turn was a new delight. Even though the roads are narrow and at times winding...it is all worth it to see amazing views of the cliffs and ocean. It was one of the highlights to our trip to Ireland. A...More

Thank Twwhit72
Reviewed 5 days ago

Breathtaking scenery, friendly people, feed the sheep, hold a baby lamb, neolithic & medieval stone forts & beehive huts, swim at the cliff-bottom beach, medieval churches.... just drive carefully on the one-lane two-way cliff-side roads! We used Rick Steve's Ireland guidebook to guide us and...More

Thank angie8_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured Slea Head enjoying beautiful sites and ancient ones like Gallerus Oratory. In June the fuchsia which grows wild was in bloom everywhere. No wonder it's the county flower of Kerry

Thank Dolores C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this drive on recommendations from our B&B owners and online people. We bought the Rick Steve’s book and did the trip meter with the drive. He was spot on and what a beautiful drive. It was an overcast day and started raining when...More

Thank rlowry8208
Reviewed 1 week ago

This must be the most dramatic drive on the entire Wild Atlantic Way. It should be taken in clockwise direction from Dingle, via Ventry, both for best views and because of coach traffic on narrow roads. The first section to Slea Head, on a clear...More

3  Thank Gerry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss the drive along the Atlantic to Dingle. Both the gorgeous drive along the ocean and the quaint town of Dingle are must see when in Ireland. You won't be disappointed. It's a shorter ride than Ring of Kerry and less crowded, yet still...More

Thank NjMomandaughter
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place the Dingle peninsula is! I would allow a full day for the drive down from Killarney. Dingle town is charming and a good place for lunch. On the Slea Head drive, plan on stopping to check out some of the little...More

1  Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are comparing the Ring of Kerry with the Dingle Peninsula, this is one part of the drive that should tip your decision Dingle's way. The Slea Head Drive is purportedly the furthest west you can go in Ireland. It's probably the furthest west...More

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Joe R
16 July 2018|
Response from rlowry8208 | Reviewed this property |
We drove with the busses. We left a bit ahead of them around 8:30 they did catch up because we pulled over a lot. It is nice to get behind one occasionally because the roads are narrow and they clear the way since cars have... More
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
We stopped near Ventry at the Relics of 1845 Famine and then the Prehistoric Beehive Hut Fahan Group. Great sea views, cool buildings and grazing animals add to the experience. Head to the Great Blasket Centre. It is a... More
1 March 2017|
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Response from Nancy J | Reviewed this property |
It is basically a big loop leaving from and returning to Dingle. You need to give yourself a minimum of 4-5 hours to do it justice.