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Seeing the Dingle peninsula

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Seeing the Dingle peninsula

We are a party of four (one 58 year old, the rest in their 60's, but all quite fit) who would like to see the Dingle peninsula, from a base at Tralee. As we are very short of time, we are arriving in the evening from Dublin (on the 9th of September), and we will leave Tralee on the 11th morning. So, basically, we are going to Tralee just to "do the Dingle". It is a bit of a shame, as Tralee seems to be a lovely town! However, we are desperately seeking advice as to how we might best see the peninsula. Tour buses? Public transport buses? Hire car? And is one day enough to at least go to Dingle and return to Tralee going via the Connor Pass and returning via Annascaul? Will there be time to go as far as Dunquin? ("Ryan's Daughter" is one of my favourite movies, and David Lean is my favourite director!!)

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1. Re: Seeing the Dingle peninsula

We did it with a rental car starting from the Gorman's Clifftop Hotel which is on the northwestern edge of the Peninsula. It was a perfect location as it allowed us to beat all the tourist buses by leaving right after breakfast. Renting a car is nice as you can stop wherever you wish. If you are not really going to spend any time in Tralee, maybe this would be best.

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2. Re: Seeing the Dingle peninsula

You could have taken a tour from Limerick or Killarney. There is a public bus service from Tralee and local tours in the town.

If you are driving yourself you might need a car Before you get to Tralee not sure there is mainstream rental in Tralee?

The Dingle peninsula is 220 square miles around half of that accessible by road so no problem at all seeing a lump of it by car from Tralee, including the points you mention.

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3. Re: Seeing the Dingle peninsula

How are you getting to Tralee? strangely enough its not the ideal start point for a tour of the Dingle peninsula.

There are daily bus tours from Killarney but by far the best way is to hire a car and do it yourself, this is easiest from the airport.

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4. Re: Seeing the Dingle peninsula

You can rent a car at www.enterprise.ie/car_rental/deeplinkmap.do… which is just a short walk from the train station in Tralee. And yes, a car would be the best way to explore the Dingle Pen. Park on the pier when you arrive in Dingle and stop in at the Tourist Office for maps and ideas.

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